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Old 03-06-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Using the Sewer Solution in our Solera

I read all the threads on this forum about the sewer hookup and wanted to share my solution.

I wanted to be able to hook up and dump at home, when parked in the spot where our Solera now lives. There is a sewer cleanout to our septic system downhill about 75 feet from the RV.

I settled on a device called the Sewer Solution, which I bought from Dyer RV over the internet. When it arrived, it could not be made to attach, due to the small opening in the rotocast bin on the Solera, as referenced in other threads in this forum. I removed the 4" port, used a jigsaw to enlarge the hole, and installed a 6" port, which I got from a sailboat supply store. I still needed a Camco 90 and a six inch extension to be able to get out the bottom of the bin and attach the Sewer Solution.

It uses a 3/4" hose, and the hose will fit in 1" PVC pipe if you need up to a 100' run. My run is 75', and works perfectly. You hook up a garden hose, and start the water, which starts a venturi in the bottom of the unit. Then open the black water valve, and the venturi blasts the waste into small enough particles to pass through the 3/4" drain hose.

Works like a charm. Stores smaller than the stinky slinky. Requires no leveling feet. Can carry waste 100'. Cleans up easily. I like it...

I am attaching two pictures, in case anyone is interested in this modification.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Won't stuff get "stuck" in that garden hose? We just point our sewer pipe at the drain with a rock on it. No issues.

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Old 03-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #3
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The green garden hose on the left is the water supply that generates the venturi. The ringed hose on the right is the waste drain hose. It's 3/4" i.d. According to the Sewer Solution people, it will break up waste and carry it away with high pressure. And it's worth pointing out again that my drain at home is 75 feet away. I've only used it once, but it emptied exactly as advertised, and came away completely clean. Of course, you should adhere to the principle that nothing goes into the toilet that hasn't been eaten first! (except t.p.)
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:10 PM   #4
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I like it! far cheaper than a macerator and no electrical. I have a similar solution for the cut out to fit the elbow extension. the unit looks like a good way to get rid of that large messy hose.

Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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Bought one last summer and really like the fact I can dump the tanks at home if need be. We use our coach frequently at home. So we're able to use the facilities, shower and anything else and not have to worry about filling the tanks prior to a trip. It takes me about 30 to 40 minutes to set it up, dump 2 black & 2 grey tanks and clean it up and put it away.

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Old 03-07-2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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I am on my second trailer using the sewer solution. I really like it, and the fact I can dump into my sewer at home, running up an incline somewhat. Don't have to worry about using gravity for my 25 foot run to the sewer.

I also like being able to turn the sewer solution nozzle back into the trailers sewer line and flushing/cleaning it out more. I do this several times till I get no more dirty water coming out.

It does take a little bit more time to dump with the sewer solution, mainly because of the fact you are pushing everything thru a 3/4 inch hose (which I have never had a problem with the high speed water breaking everything down to size).....but it's not that more time consuming. I probably wouldn't clean my trailers black tank as well when sitting at a campgrounds dump station with fellow campers waiting.

Here is the webpage for anyone who may be interested in how it works:

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #7
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I have one and it works as advertised. It's a nice clean solution.

But I wind up using it a lot less than I thought I would. The issues I run into are:
* There is not always "threadable" water available. (Hose thread hookup)
* It takes longer and sometimes there is a line. I hate to hold people up.
* The tank drains slower. And I sometimes wonder whether it leaves "stuff" in the tank because of the lack of water momentum for "flushing" the tank

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