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Old 06-21-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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New system eliminates need to dump RV holding tanks

sounds too good to be true but here's the lowdown:

RV News Service: New system eliminates need to dump RV holding tanks
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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sounds too good to be true but here's the lowdown:

RV News Service: New system eliminates need to dump RV holding tanks
Interesting.
I can't wait to see how this bashed.

Could only be used on mh ?
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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If I had a motorhome... maybe.
However, as stated in the comments on that page, running a 12.5KW generator (while most of us are hooked to shore power) to "process" up to 300 gallons of waste hardly seems green.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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Seems pretty cool (hot) as it does need exhaust gas to function. Will a gas genny be enough or will it be only while going down the road with a diesel? Looks like it was somehow connected to a gen or maybe the entire system is the big green box. Then, maybe too much for my 26RL. Kind of a good idea if it can be made small and quiet enough.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:45 AM   #5
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Small? - OK, it is smaller than a holding tank - still huge
Light weight? - Compared to a full holding tank, yes.
Loud? - I am betting
How LONG do you have to run the generator to "process" the sewage?

Not ready for "Prime Time" IMO.

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Old 06-21-2012, 08:45 AM   #6
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Like one of the comments talks about, it had been tried in the 70's by Thetford. The market for RV's tanked and killed the project. Looks like someone picked it back up. I'll stick to dumping, though. Requires less fuel burned, lol, and at $3.60/gal it's the cheapest way to do it. Gravity is free!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #7
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He should have taken this a step further and designed it so that the waste can be used to fuel the motor. Can you imagine pulling over by the side of the road to take a dump to get you to the next campground.
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I never found where it said it used a 12.5 KW generator. Still, it does seem to be a motorhome only type of system, at least at this point.
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I'll stick with RV Digest-it.
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We have members who were not yet born when this "system" was was first introduced. It wasn't practical then and it's not practical now, at least for RVs.
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