Macerator Pump ends holding tank evacuation problems.
Grinds waste to a particle size of 1/8" maximum so it can be easily pumped through a 1" line. Self-priming pump mounts conveniently. Empties 30 gal. holding tank in less than 3 minutes. 3" slip-on inlet port. USA.
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Install was pretty tough as it is not a “kit” type system. I ran into no notable problems and it works very well. For
me the main advantage of a maceration pump is to be able to pump uphill and into any sewer opening.
On extended stays we like to park with the windshield on our class A facing the best view. This often meant we were on the wrong side of the park sewer outlet. With our FloJet we park as we like and easily run the recommended 1 inch hose to the sewer hook up when necessary. We have also found we get better evacuation of the tanks using the FloJet.
Herb and Ardy, full timer RVers.
We frequently stay at our son's house and have to leave when the black water tank is full. We purchased the macerator pump and 60' of 1 hose and I can't believe how well the pump works. Is quick with no mess. I was going to just use it at our son's house but now I think I will mount it in the motor home. I had them cut the hose so I have 2 30' hoses. Will carry one of them. Also had to pump 60' with a 3' incline.
I have had my flo jet for a few years now, but finally hooked it up in
place of my dump line, and it works like a champ. It does take much
longer to dump a tank, but it is a lot cleaner job now that all i do is run
a hose out to the sewer. I dump the solid waste first, then follow with
the grey water tank, then with fresh water. So the hose is clean when I
put it away. This is no longer a nice to have item, it's a need to have.
Easy to install, stays in place, takes less room, works great,, what
else could a person ask for.
Pump works OK-but watch out if you need to order parts! My impeller
disintegrated. I ordered a new rubber impeller, gasket set and a few
washers and Camping Word charged me $90+!.
I went to another dealer and got them for $31 plus tax.
My pump looks a little different than the photo but works like a champ.
I empties a 40 gallon sewer/40 gray water tanks in about 20-30
minutes with no mess, no fuss. I just hook it to the sewer line (as my
5th wheel has a swing out sewer line), plug into power and let it go. It
pumps over 100 feet through a 5/8 garden hose. Cleans up in a
flash. One of the best additions to my 5th wheel I have purchased.
We picked up this unit -- takes about 5 minutes to empty a 50 gallon tank into our septic system at home. Saves trips to dumping stations after all day on the road.
Not ready to be used when you get it. We needed to add some additional wire and battery clamps so we could hook it up to our 12 volt battery -- power cord provided doesn't have enough string.
Once you get past that and have the power situation worked out, works like a champ.
** Warning -- manual says not to use a hose over 50 feet and not to run the unit for more than 15 minutes straight -- something to consider when you are making your purchase or selecting options.
I love it. No more 3" hose storage and use problems. I use a 3/4" garden hose. The pump screwed to the floor of the sewer compartment and is connected to the dump vaulve with a 2' section if 3". I used 2" section of 1" hose from the pump so I can connect the garden hose to the pump. This lets me see when the black water tank is clean when I flush it. Had a problem with the first pump, as it had a faulty heat sensor. Camping World replaced it with a new one and has worked great ever since.
I'm on my 5th year with the pump. i have made some changes. i do have a shut off between the pump and tank. also have a installed tank flush to spray water into the tank while I'm pumping. do use 1ply paper. use as much paper as i want. my blades are after 7 year (3 years full time. getting dull. There is a blade replacement kit available. I think that you need to use the tank flush when pumping use plenty of water. Every now and again if it does jam. the unit has a extention on the blade rotor. use a regular screw driver to give it a couple of twists of the rotor to clear the jam. then it works fine. also if hooked to battery the unit will shut off if voltage gets to low. so i make sure im not running a lot of 12v. items when i use the pump. it is also installed so if it stops completely (it never has) i can unbolt the pump (4bolts) and put on regular sewer hose after the shut off (a short extention of 3" piping between shut off and macerator pump to hook regular hose onto. I love this device and has been in constant use since 2001. empties tank (with extra flushing) in less than 15 min though nice and easy 1.5" hose keep 3 lengths in back bumper. use pvc collars to connect hoses for longer runs. just watch voltage and use plenty of water with a tank flusher.
I installed a Macerator 10 years ago and it is still running strong. I ran it from the dump valve to a hose outlet that I pop riveted through the side of the fender. Now I just screw in a garden hose and dump anywhere within 100'. It is great. I also have a 10' hose that I use when I am at the dump station. Garden hose is so much nicer to deal with than 3" sewer hose.
Have had it for 4 years now, with no problems. Best used with tank flush jet. Make sure you keep shut off valve and exit, just in case, but I have never had any problems. Pumps my 50 gal tank in a few minutes. I keep 3 lengths of d/c clear hose in the back bumper. This liquifies everthing in the tank, no fem. hyg. though, but toilet paper and everything is no problem. I was part time for 3 years and now full time and would not give this pump up after seeing what others go through. This is sooo much neateer, cleaner, and easier. When combined with the tank sprayer makes short work of dumping. You can also buy blade rebuild kits, but so far my unit just keeps working and working. Would highly recommend.
I have used the macerator pump now for a couple of years with very good luck. set up on a seasonal site, I was unable to get a tote tank low enough to empty directly into. The pump now allows me to pump directly into a 100 gallon dump wagon I made.
Care must be taken to keep feminine products out of the holding tank to avoid jamming the pump otherwise the macerator blades work fine.
Does this item have a mfg warranty? If so how long and where can I find a copy?
by AnonymousFebruary 06, 2014
This item has a one year manufacturer's limited warranty. The warranty information can be found at the end of the User Manual located in the tech specs above.
February 06, 2014
Where can i get a manual?
by AnonymousAugust 25, 2013
The manual is available online at: http://www.xylemflowcontrol.com/files/18555%20373E_08-07.pdf
August 29, 2013
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