I am absolutely new to RV-ing in general, and just bought a travel trailer from a relative. To empty it, I was told to use a mascerator pump. I bought a Flojet model from Amazon, and have a couple questions before I use it. The hose that comes out, does that hook directly to the city water port on the RV, or does it go into the water fill?
This doesn't really answer your question because I don't know how your pump is set up. However, I don't really know why you would need a macerator pump at all, unless you have to pump up hill. A macerator chews up the "stuff" into smaller pieces and pushes it out. A standard 3" RV sewer hose connected to the RV sewer connection, running to the CG sewer connection, is all you need for gravity dumping.
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Why would anyone suggest using a mascerator pump to empty the trailer holding tanks?
And it is not "Clean" water, so never add it to the drinking water tank.
Most people use a 4" plastic drain hose. Check the rear bumper, and see if there is on inside.
You really needed to spend more time at the pre-delivery inspection, asking these types of questions from a well informed camper owner.
If you live where it is in the 50's or 60's outside right now, you can call around for a campground, and hopefully meet with the owner or someone who can help answer these important questions, tell you how to do anything else you might have questions about, such as running the refrigerator, or something else.
Yes you need to start the refrigerator about 24 hours before you plan on loading it with food, and my suggestion is to fill it with food about a day or at least the night before planning on leaving, so it is ready to go. The refrigerator MUST be level for it to work properly. If not level, it can be damaged perminately.
Then with one propane tank on, your refrigerator will switch from 110 volt operation to gas automatically when you unplug before hitching to the truck.
Do you have a brake controller in the truck? It is really important if the trailer is over 3,000 pounds. If two axles, you MUST have a trailer brake controller.
The Flo-Jet does have a female hose fitting inlet for back flushing/rinsing, I sometimes connect a hose from pedestal to that to rinse pump and hose after pumping poo to tank in back of truck.
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