Sewer Solution - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Escape Systems | Water, Waste, Charging & Propane
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-14-2011, 11:33 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
memobug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SF Bay Area, California
Trailer: 2009 Escape 19
Posts: 142
Re: Sewer Solution

Mine's more like the 45, Liz.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-adapter/16835

__________________

__________________
Escape 19 - 2009
memobug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 07:56 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Sewer Solution

Thanks a lot, Memobug. That's what we'll get. --Liz
__________________

__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 09:06 PM   #23
Member
 
robinwstebbins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Snohomish, Washington
Trailer: 2011 19' Escape
Posts: 32
Re: Sewer Solution

Is there really a need to get a clear pipe? :P
I would go for a black one and listen for the flow to stop. Am I missing something?
robinwstebbins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 09:47 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Sewer Solution

The product called Sewer Solution is nothing like a "stinky slinky" if that's the flow you're thinking of. If you want to see how Sewer Solution works, this is a good video: The purpose of the extension that Memobug recommends is not necessarily to see the flow, but to move the Sewer Solution hose away from the tire for ease of use.
__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2011, 08:54 PM   #25
Member
 
Conuma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cobble Hill, British Columbia
Trailer: 2011 Escape 5.0; previous 2008 Escape 17'
Posts: 84
Re: Sewer Solution

Just stayed at an RV site in Oregon and they don't allow the use of this type of device as it apparently creates to fine a particle that clogs their filters!
Conuma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 12:44 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Sewer Solution

On our maiden voyage with the new 19 we encountered several places, such as some national parks, which don't have a threaded connection on their non-potable hose line. There was also one dump station with a threaded connection but insufficient water pressure. The Sewer Solution was an impossibility in those instances. We used the stinky slinky when there was no other choice.

Even so, we are becoming huge fans of the Sewer Solution for its ability to backfill the tanks and re-flush them as often as you wish. See my next two posts on this topic.

--Liz
__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Sewer Solution

Some websites recommend installing the Sewer Solution with the green striped hose at the bottom, as shown in the photo here. We found that this works well for emptying the tanks, but not well for backfilling the tanks because so much of the flushing water goes straight out the green striped hose instead of into the tank.

See the next post for a better approach.

(The solid green is the water supply. The picture also shows the clear extension we bought from Camping World to eliminate interference with the tire.)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC02705sm.jpg (40.6 KB, 71 views)
__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2012, 01:03 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
rvomaha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
Posts: 231
Re: Sewer Solution

We found that connecting the Sewer Solution with the green striped hose at the top works best of all the positions we tried. In the emptying mode, it removes almost all of the contents from the tank. In the backfilling mode, it puts enough water in the tank for a reasonably good flush before water flows from the green striped hose due to gravity. This configuration can easily be used to completely fill the tank just by holding the end of the green striped hose higher than the water level in the tank.

The only downside is that the Sewer Solution doesn't completely empty the tank or the discharge pipe. However, if the tank valves are closed before disconnecting, the only water that dumps on the ground is clean water from flushing.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC02710sm.jpg (39.8 KB, 42 views)
__________________
2012 Escape 19 towed by 2012 Ford Flex
See lots more about our Escape at http://kibitka.blogspot.com/
rvomaha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #29
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 21
I also want to boondock, often at places where the nearest dump station is a few miles away. Don't want to re-hook the trailer and drive it from the CG, so I'm thinking of putting a portable waste tank in the bed of my pickup truck, then using a macerator pump to pump the waste water up into the tank, then driving the truck with the tank inside to that dump station. Are there tanks made to put inside a truck bed, or should I just use one of those wheeled/trailer style pumps - even though I'm carrying it, not towing it? Ideas?
blugene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #30
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,673
All the sewer tanks I have seen are "portable" vs permanent mount tanks. You mention
boon docking which implies no hookups so the macerator pump will not work without water. Either way, a portable tank is an alternate to moving the rig, but remember liquid waste weighs 8 lbs/gal so a 20 gal container will not be easily lifted into your truck bed.
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.