Go Back   Thor Forums > Thor Tech Forums > Modifications and Updates
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2018, 12:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
jaynejs's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.2
State: Maine
Posts: 7
THOR #10924
Will a macerating pump kit fit in a 2015 Thor Vegas 24.2

We now have a new to us RV and are getting ready to go on a trip. We've been looking at the macerating pump kits but can't really tell if it would fit in. Has anyone got a recommendation to do this for this model? Thank you.
__________________

__________________
jaynejs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 12:11 AM   #2
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 11,170
THOR #8860
Welcome to the forum!
Are you considering a permanently mounted narrator, or a portable kit?
__________________

__________________
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 12:15 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
jaynejs's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.2
State: Maine
Posts: 7
THOR #10924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
Welcome to the forum!
Are you considering a permanently mounted narrator, or a portable kit?
We'd like the permanent one but would consider the portable if necessary. Hubby is an electrician, so the wiring shouldn't be a problem. We plan on doing some boondocking, so we think this would be helpful. There really isn't a lot of room in the space though.
__________________
jaynejs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 12:17 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
jaynejs's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.2
State: Maine
Posts: 7
THOR #10924
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaynejs View Post
We'd like the permanent one but would consider the portable if necessary. Hubby is an electrician, so the wiring shouldn't be a problem. We plan on doing some boondocking, so we think this would be helpful. There really isn't a lot of room in the space though.
Here is what the cubby space looks like.Click image for larger version

Name:	20180325_170938.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	88.5 KB
ID:	9468
__________________
jaynejs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 12:42 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
16ACE27's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: ACE 27.1
State: Florida
Posts: 2,882
THOR #7035
Others have installed macerator kits in the 24.1. I'm not sure how you think this will help with boondocking; the effluent still has to go into a sewer system.
__________________
The USER Formally Known As TFryman
Ted & Melinda
2016 ACE 27.1
2016 Chevy Sonic Toad
16ACE27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 12:46 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
jaynejs's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 24.2
State: Maine
Posts: 7
THOR #10924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tfryman View Post
Others have installed macerator kits in the 24.1. I'm not sure how you think this will help with boondocking; the effluent still has to go into a sewer system.
We will be traveling back and from our property towing an ATV. We're able to stop at a family property where we could use the pump into the septic system far easier than getting one of those wagon things.
__________________
jaynejs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 12:57 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Mo_Mike's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 25.2
State: Missouri
Posts: 901
THOR #4687
We use our FLO JET on our 25.2 as a "portable" kit. Not sure how you would mount it permanently, but if someone has, we would love to hear how they did it.
__________________
Mo_Mike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 07:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 27K
State: California
Posts: 488
THOR #2544
If your goal is to install it and use the pump only then the Flojet (there are also others) permanent should fit. It has a hose that goes from the drain in your picture to the location of the pump. Your access looks about like mine on the Hurricane and I use the portable unit when I need it, but it can not stay connected all the time on my rig. here is a link to the clean dump system:

https://www.amazon.com/Clean-Dump-CD...or+pump+system
__________________
This post is opinion based on experience.
2015 Hurricane 27K
2013 Sea Ray 220SD
brucev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 07:46 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Hurricane 27K
State: California
Posts: 488
THOR #2544
One word of caution with the macerators, if you eat cherries, don't swallow the seeds. Don't ask me how I know.
__________________
This post is opinion based on experience.
2015 Hurricane 27K
2013 Sea Ray 220SD
brucev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 10:13 PM   #10
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 11,170
THOR #8860
Quote:
Originally Posted by brucev View Post
One word of caution with the macerators, if you eat cherries, don't swallow the seeds. Don't ask me how I know.
You have NOT painted a pretty mental picture...
(Did those pits take out the windows, in a nearby RV? )
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304

Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Former coach: Thor Outlaw 29-H
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2018, 11:12 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Oneilkeys's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 2,208
THOR #1765
Yes a clean dump will fit in an Axis/Vegas. I have installed two.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	C0EA2FD6-CD1D-4A6B-8D57-6D8D460C76DC.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	205.9 KB
ID:	9476  
__________________
Oneilkeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 12:33 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Baddad53's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 25.3
State: California
Posts: 431
THOR #2526
This is a bit of a tread Hijacking but...
Many folks use them and it works for them. I had one installed and it jammed and would not work again. I installed a new one myself. It stopped working after a few months. Came home early to dump a full tank. After receiving the parts from Amazon I redid the entire system with the original larger pipes and new valves and in a better place in the compartment. And with the 12v now freed up, I added a light to the compartment. I use a clear 90 degree with a 9" extension. I no longer have to get under the RV to attach the sewer hose.

The macerator pump was attached to the underside of floor directly to the rear of sewer compartment and in empty space there with two in/out holes for hoses. I have a 25.3 so your set up maybe different.

http://a.co/5B01EpD
http://a.co/gyIA2l0
__________________
2016 Thor Axis 25.3 w/ 2011 2dr Wrangler in tow
Demco tow bar with Patriot braking
Bigfoot Automatic Levelers.
Baddad53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 01:08 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Oneilkeys's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: 2016 Axis 24.1
State: Florida
Posts: 2,208
THOR #1765
I have had three macerator systems over the past 7 years thru 80,000 miles and have never had one jam or fail. Having lived with boat waste systems for 12 years before we had an RV, we are very careful what we put into the waste tank and I run water thru the system at least once a month. I have never opened a system to clean it or repair it. Lucky.. Maybe. But I have found that the Clean Dump system is very reliable. And if it fails, one twist removes it and you can revert to the regular hose.
__________________
Oneilkeys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 01:20 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
thor293's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E 29.3
State: Ohio
Posts: 603
THOR #1620
I Installed my portable flojet in my 29.3 ace using a flexible short hose so I could bend it which ever way I needed to get it to fit. If I can remember tomorrow I will post a picture here. It is certainly handy if you cant get the blue boy close to it, I put my blueboy on one of those rear hitch carriers, then pump to the blue boy, haul to the dump. I hate dragging a tote behind the car.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
__________________
2015 Thor A.C.E. 29.3
2014 Honda CRV Toad
Ohio FMCA 317123
Camping World Indianapolis, worst dealer EVER experienced
thor293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 10:49 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
thor293's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E 29.3
State: Ohio
Posts: 603
THOR #1620
I use a twist on valve before the macerator, that keeps all the ick stopped before it goes to the macerator in case for some reason I need to remove it and use the slinky.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2534.jpg
Views:	65
Size:	159.8 KB
ID:	9477   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2535.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	130.4 KB
ID:	9478  

__________________
2015 Thor A.C.E. 29.3
2014 Honda CRV Toad
Ohio FMCA 317123
Camping World Indianapolis, worst dealer EVER experienced
thor293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 11:44 AM   #16
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,125
THOR #1150
Your ACE sewer compartment looks quite a bit bigger than the Axis/Vegas ones.
__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 11:58 AM   #17
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 11,170
THOR #8860
This thread us starting to make my stomach feel a bit queasy...
__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304

Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Former coach: Thor Outlaw 29-H
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 12:00 PM   #18
Axis/Vegas Enthusiast
 
JamieGeek's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Axis 24.1
State: Michigan
Posts: 8,125
THOR #1150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
This thread us starting to make my stomach feel a bit queasy...
Really? I'm surprised given how often you post the scene from the RV movie
__________________
2014 Thor Axis 24.1
2018 Chevy Bolt
blog - https://spareelectrons.wordpress.com/
JamieGeek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2018, 12:49 PM   #19
I Think We're Lost!
 
Bob Denman's Avatar
 
Brand: Still Looking
Model: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
State: New York
Posts: 11,170
THOR #8860

Wait!
Did you think that I was actually SERIOUS??

I must be losing my touch...

But now I'm gonna have to go get that video, and...

Pass the hose-Spreader!!!

__________________
Good Sam Member 843599689
FMCA Member F473304

Current coach: Tiffin Wayfarer 24 BW
Former coach: Thor Outlaw 29-H
Bob Denman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 12:08 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
thor293's Avatar
 
Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: A.C.E 29.3
State: Ohio
Posts: 603
THOR #1620
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamieGeek View Post
Your ACE sewer compartment looks quite a bit bigger than the Axis/Vegas ones.
It is 22" wide, 18" tall and 22" deep, of course the tank takes up about 8" from the heigth.
__________________

__________________
2015 Thor A.C.E. 29.3
2014 Honda CRV Toad
Ohio FMCA 317123
Camping World Indianapolis, worst dealer EVER experienced
thor293 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Thor Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




All times are GMT. The time now is 08:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
×