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Old 11-23-2015, 01:32 PM   #1
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I know Forest River is sending people from the Berkshire division to the RV Trade Showin Louisville...Here is the next change Berkshire needs to do!

Sani-Conฎ Turbo | Products | Thetford

This is such an awesome change to the traditional Stinky Slinky, I am wondering if it could be put on a Berkie after-market JIC FR does not decide to install at the factory?!
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:39 PM   #2
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Is it me or does that tubing look skinnier than usual?
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:54 PM   #3
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Is it me or does that tubing look skinnier than usual?
It is! it's a 1 1/2" tube - which is fine since it is a Macerating pump (not only does it evacuate your black tank, but the pump has blades that reduce solids to a slurrey which technically can be evacuated with a garden hose).

So not only is it permanently attached, it's half the OD of a gravity sewer. Sweet!
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Yep, the macerator pump works great. Until it plugs or the motor goes out when you're camped at an out of the way rv park. Then add to it it's just at dusk, your tank is full, and it's 40 degrees outside. Then you'll be, as the song says
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If problems arise a person can just decide NOT to dump. Sometime ya just gotta say NO.

High dollar Newmars come stock with these.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:25 PM   #6
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If problems arise a person can just decide NOT to dump. Sometime ya just gotta say NO.

High dollar Newmars come stock with these.
And since the XLT is trying to directly compete with the Dutch Star....
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I had one in my 2012 Winnebago ERA ( 24' Sprinter van conversion) and it did give me a few problems. It wasn't a Prevo Bus, but it did have the same macerator system as many of the top end units.
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:52 PM   #8
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Old 11-23-2015, 03:55 PM   #9
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I had one in my 2012 Winnebago ERA ( 24' Sprinter van conversion) and it did give me a few problems. It wasn't a Prevo Bus, but it did have the same macerator system as many of the top end units.
What sort of problems?
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There are some folks in the Legacy forum that had this installed after market and it looks great. Fits right in the water compartment without a hitch. Also, from the pictures, it looked to me like if it gave you problems, you would simply unhook it from the dump connection and hook up the stinky slinky temporarily. Search there and take a look at the pictures - pretty cool, though not sure it's worth the investment for me right now.
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