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« on: September 11, 2011, 08:27:48 pm »

If you were to get a new Cruiser would you keep the sani-con system or go back to the old way.  I agree the sani-con is cleaner but boy is it sure time consuming...

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 11:26:57 pm »

Keep it. I'm retired.    Grin
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 11:42:41 pm »

Have you timed the two ways, start to finish(from clean hands to clean hands)?  I'm just curious as it seems to me that I spend less total time now with the sani system.
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 07:48:51 am »

I have gone back to using the old 3" hose as it seems faster and a whole lot quieter than that blankly blank pump. Besides I can leave the gray water valve open while taking showers and don't have to worry about filling the tank. The sani-con never seems to drain the gray correctly.
I know I will get a lot of heat about this but it is just my way.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 08:54:24 am »

Both, Sani-con works great when the other option doesn't, like at the home sewer connection.
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 09:32:36 am »

For me the choice is clear I would keep both the Sani-con and the hose connection.  This set up gives me the best of both worlds.

I find if I am going to stay at a campsite for more than a couple of days I use the hose connect with the grey tank open.  Since we usually pull out early in the morning, the night before I leave I pack the hose up and put everything away and then use the Sani-con to do a good cleaning.  If needed I will use the Sani-con right before we leave if anything needs to be dumped. 

If we are only parked overnight I leave all my tanks closed and use the Sani-con in the morning.

The best thing about the Sani-con is that it cleans out the tanks effortlessly.  I connect a utility water hose to  the Sani-con inlet, turn the water on, drink a beer and by the time I've downed that beer the tanks are clean.  For me the Sani-con is fantastic for a quick dump or for cleaning out the tanks.   I never leave the Sani-con hose out in place of the old fashion hose.

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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 11:24:56 am »

I have gone back to using the old 3" hose as it seems faster and a whole lot quieter than that blankly blank pump. Besides I can leave the gray water valve open while taking showers and don't have to worry about filling the tank. The sani-con never seems to drain the gray correctly.
I know I will get a lot of heat about this but it is just my way.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 11:48:33 am »

I can understand why DJM and Tom use the standard method.  But for me, the Sanicon is great for our travels.  I bought a storage tube for our Rhino sewage hose, but have not yet mounted it.  I can see that will be ideal for extended stays with camp side sewage.

The only time I open that 3" cap is after the season has ended.  I bleach & flush both gray and black tanks, then fill to the tippy top with fresh water, I then open the 3" sewer and let the last rush out in a fury.  No solid waste concerns as we don't do solids in the motor home.  We cannot risk smelling anything given the motor home is inside a heated garage, positioned under our bedroom.  Tank cleanliness is critcal under the circumstances.

This picture sort-of shows our situation.  The master bedroom is above the garage.  I need a better picture, especially now that the garage was just repainted bright white.
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 02:06:50 pm »

I used my 3" outlet w/new Walmart dump kit over the w/e at McDowell Mt Park (no one was there!) because I still haven't serviced the sani-con since returning from Hood River, OR where we discovered leakage.  Can't argue against having the technology in place whether you use it or not.  Seems 2 me 2 take ~ the same amt of time however, co-pilot thinks the 3" is way faster.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 09:34:22 am »

Thanks all for your replies.  When traveling with more than two people the tanks fill that much faster.   Leaving the hose on and the gray open makes life easier. I just have to find a better place to store the hose. A good winter project I suppose.

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 09:51:35 am »

Ron that is a nice looking vet you have there. Two questions about your picture. One did you paint the doors to match the vet or buy the vet to match the doors?. Two is what is that black wire looking thing on the side of your house?

David, I use the Rhino hose kit, which comes with end caps that seal the stink in the hose. I moved the bungee cords in the truck about two inches forward at the bottom. I can now lay the Rhino hose on the floor of the trunk. Works for me. I have not been able to find a good place to mount a hose holder under the motorhome like I did on my previous motorhomes.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 10:30:00 am »

Ron that is a nice looking vet you have there. Two questions about your picture. One did you paint the doors to match the vet or buy the vet to match the doors?. Two is what is that black wire looking thing on the side of your house?

David, I use the Rhino hose kit, which comes with end caps that seal the stink in the hose. I moved the bungee cords in the truck about two inches forward at the bottom. I can now lay the Rhino hose on the floor of the trunk. Works for me. I have not been able to find a good place to mount a hose holder under the motorhome like I did on my previous motorhomes.
I never realized the Vette matched the garage doors.   LOL   The Vette came along much later.
The black round wire thing is a garden hose hanger.  The picture was taken in the spring, before the hose came out for the season.

I too have a Rhino hose with end caps, but I did also buy a very nice 5 foot long sewage hose storage tube, designed for the application.  I think it was $60 with shipping included.  I have not yet mounted the tube on my 2007 2350, but I did "quickly" size it up, thinking the best place to mount it is just rear of the 55 gallon fuel tank.  The tube's back mounting bracket would mount to the chassis frame.  The front bracket by the opening would mount to the underside of the sani-con hose storage housing.  That places it's access along with the rest of the poop stuff.  In that position, the tube still seems high enough and forward enough to be protected from any road damage.  Surely no worse than the mascerator pump.

But the storage tube is not mounted, so my mounting thoughts are not confirmed.
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« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2011, 11:41:32 am »

Thanks all for your replies.  When traveling with more than two people the tanks fill that much faster.   Leaving the hose on and the gray open makes life easier. I just have to find a better place to store the hose. A good winter project I suppose.

David.

This is where I put my hose
http://phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,536.0.html
Just an idea.
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