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Old 08-15-2012, 09:00 PM   #11
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Great thread! I got a couple of good ideas from it! I actually had one of the Fastway Flip-Foot units in my hand the other day at a Camping World, but couldn't remember if I had a 2" or a 2.25" jack. After seeing the video, I'll go measure and pick one up!

I've also been looking to change-out the plastic sink and faucet to a better quality set. Yours look great!

If you camp where you get good "open" sunlight, the solar is a great option. You need a good size battery bank to take full advantage, and you still have to be careful with energy use, but it's great, and trouble free!
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:43 AM   #12
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So, in a bit of surfing around I came across the Flojet macerator waste pump:

FloJet RV Waste Pump Kit - Xylem 18555000A - Drain & Flush Systems - Camping World

All the reviews seem to be good.

It sounds like a pretty good solution to the lack of waste dumping points here in Newfoundland.

IE: none at site, tight spots where there are dump sites. There's even bee a couple that there was no way to swing my trailer in and I had to do the old combine dump lines thingy. That sucked without a flushing hose....

It looks good to solve the dragging the Johnny bucket across gravel roads also. Plunk the bucket in the bed of the truck, pump the black up in to the bucket, drive the truck to the dump site and let 'er go! Much easier and safer than dragging or lifting the bucket.

I can even dump at home though the toilet if necessary.

I can get one for 250 shipped to my door.

Need to talk to the "financial advisor" first (IE: wife), but I'm going to push pretty hard for the purchase.


EEeeewwww, that didn't sound quite right did it?


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Old 08-16-2012, 07:56 AM   #13
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So, in a bit of surfing around I came across the Flojet macerator waste pump:

I can get one for 250 shipped to my door.
With a little web-shopping you can do MUCH better than the CW price on that.
PPL has it for $194 & change, and PPL is a SOLID company to do business with: Flojet Macerator Pump - Portable for RV - PPL Motor Homes
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With a little web-shopping you can do MUCH better than the CW price on that.
PPL has it for $194 & change, and PPL is a SOLID company to do business with: Flojet Macerator Pump - Portable for RV - PPL Motor Homes
No shipping to Canada.



The 250 I quoted is actually $192 purchase and 60-ish for shipping.

Buying at the dealer would be more like 350.

Stuff just isn't cheap up here....
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Bought the flojet.

Now it's a matter of a good battery bank, some solar charging, an inverter and eventually buying our own Honda generator.

Then it's totally go anywhere self sufficient....

Unfortunately, I know I cant leave anything alone and I'll be tinkering away long after I tell the wife it's done......
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:30 PM   #16
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We bought the 2011 26rRLSS last year. Unlike you, we have put over 5000 miles on ours in the past 14 months. We originally pulled it with a Chevy Suburban, so had no choice but to get the lower GVWR. Have since purchased a Ford Ecoboost, and now am debating about trading up to the 831RLBSS. Saw it at the Dallas RV Show, and love the upgrades and spaciousness, including more storage. We lose a few thousand dollars on the trade. I can't imagine how you faired. But we love traveling in it, and probably would be worth the loss. Hope you are still enjoying your TT!
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