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Old 10-23-2019, 10:15 AM   #1
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Sewer caddy will not fit

My experience has been that many Corps of Engineers and State Parks Campgrounds have water and electrical hook-ups but not sewer.
As such I find our holding tanks fill pretty quickly, usually within three days of arrival, necessitating emptying them in some manner and to date I have done so by unhooking the services provided and driving to the dump site and then returning to the campsite for another several days.
When camping last week at COE Bald Ridge CG on Lake Lanier in Georgia my neighbor utilized a Barker wheeled sewer caddy to dump both tanks and offered to let me use it as well.
I was unable to do so as the inlet of the sewer caddy was taller than the outlet for my holding tanks.
My neighbor was able to overcome this as his Entegra coach had a tank pump permanently installed but as I do not, I must rely on gravity to dump the tanks.
Any suggestions or solutions as to how to overcome this issue you might have are appreciated.
Thank you.

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Old 10-23-2019, 11:02 AM   #2
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I have a 12V powered pump and 1" hose for uphill situations. I bought it for dumping into a sewer cleanout at home but I carry in motorhome just in case.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:02 AM   #3
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a mancerator pump (12 or 120 volt) in a milk crate will work very well. Also you can get by with stretching out a 15' or so drain hose and lifting up the hose hand over hand starting at the RV and working to the tote. back to the RV and repeat until empty. Very easy to do.
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:12 AM   #4
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Can you hollow out a depression in the ground for the caddy?
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:31 AM   #5
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Hi Randy

I have a flojet pump like this one with 50' of smooth 1" hose. I power it with a 3 cell 4000 mAh lipo battery from my RC airplane stash. I haven't got around to wiring it into the coach 12v battery.

https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-185550...1830025&sr=8-4
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Old 10-23-2019, 11:47 AM   #6
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Hi Randy

I have a flojet pump like this one with 50' of smooth 1" hose. I power it with a 3 cell 4000 mAh lipo battery from my RC airplane stash. I haven't got around to wiring it into the coach 12v battery.

https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-185550...1830025&sr=8-4
I also have a short clear extension on the sewer hookup side so I can see what's going on
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Old 10-23-2019, 12:26 PM   #7
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A lot of models (mine included) run the bath sink(s) into the black tank(s). They do it to add more plain water and help dilute the solids. I plan to reroute the rear bath sink into the gray tank, as the wife uses lots of face-washing water. My half bath is plumbed into the front black tank and doesn't fill as fast. This will help keep the rear black tank from filling so fast. I have one of those blue totes but having to empty the gray into it would be much more pleasant than chancing that dance with the black. I've always been afraid of the blue tank filling to fast and not saving enough room for what's in the hose. Your Aria may be plumbed this way also and a plumbing mod would help.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:17 PM   #11
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My experience has been that many Corps of
Any suggestions or solutions as to how to overcome this issue you might have are appreciated.
Thank you.
I have a great solution and I posted it on my website under Support at www.srfox.net I have a tank in the back of our truck but you could also use a tote.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:49 AM   #12
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My experience has been that many Corps of Engineers and State Parks Campgrounds have water and electrical hook-ups but not sewer.
As such I find our holding tanks fill pretty quickly, usually within three days of arrival, necessitating emptying them in some manner and to date I have done so by unhooking the services provided and driving to the dump site and then returning to the campsite for another several days.
When camping last week at COE Bald Ridge CG on Lake Lanier in Georgia my neighbor utilized a Barker wheeled sewer caddy to dump both tanks and offered to let me use it as well.
I was unable to do so as the inlet of the sewer caddy was taller than the outlet for my holding tanks.
My neighbor was able to overcome this as his Entegra coach had a tank pump permanently installed but as I do not, I must rely on gravity to dump the tanks.
Any suggestions or solutions as to how to overcome this issue you might have are appreciated.
Thank you.
Thanks for all your responses.
I have purchased the FloJet pump and 42 gallon sewer caddy from Barker.
Have not yet used either as waiting for MH to be returned from dealer for minor warranty repairs.
Hope to do so in mid November but this looks like a good solution.
Thanks again!
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