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Stinky slinky
« on: June 04, 2022, 10:15:31 am »
With Phoenix having the macerator system, and it has worked flawlessly, does anyone carry a stinky slinky just because?
Thanks, just wondering.
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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2022, 10:36:37 am »
Yes, we carry a stinky slinky hose as a backup.  I fabricated a 4 PVC square fence post mounting it under the rig to hold the slinky hose.  While we mostly use the macerator  I have found that when I flush the tanks out the stinky slinky hose does a better job cleaning out the macerator holding tank.

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2022, 10:40:15 am »
I do, Iíve had mine fail and in addition I find using the slinky does a much better job of emptying the black tank.

However I canít speak for the newer turbo system.  I have no experience with that system.



Dave I did the same for storage. Using a u gutter to make a pull drawer from the pvc fence post encasement. 
« Last Edit: June 04, 2022, 10:42:26 am by Joseph »

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 03:52:30 pm »
Hello Garmp
I carry a "Stinky Slinky" as well, because when I got down to Fl last year my macerator pump quit. I fixed the macerator pump but found that the "Stinky Slinky" does do a better job at flushing the tanks. I just found a location for it, I used a 4 inch x 4 inch pvc fence post and mounted it between the generator and propane tank. You open the door to the propane tank and there is the cap for the fence post. Its out of the way and easy to get to.

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2022, 07:25:57 pm »
Lance thatís a good spot as well. Mine is mounted just in front of rear levelers. I used a c shaped gutter to make a drawer to pull out from there for easy access. Iím at the point that the next time I have a macerator failure  Iíll switch to slinky only.  One could store a slinky where the macerator hose is easily as well . 

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2022, 12:47:55 am »
I tend to camp at lake sites which have water and electric only...so when it comes time to leave there always a line at the dump station. The stinky slinky is faster when the tanks are full and it seems like the black tank empties more efficiently.

And if I do camp with a sewer connection I use the macerator. I leave the grey tank open and slowly draining continuously. Shower and sink water still passes thru the macerator.   I keep the black tank closed. The last 24 or 48hrs I close the grey and use it to back flush after emptying the black just before breaking camp... with the macerator.  I just wish Phoenix would have put a storage compartment on the driver's side for the sewer hose. Bagged or not, I don't like putting it in with other items on the storage bay. I will probably add/build a place to store it like I've seen here in the forum by the other PC owners.

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2022, 06:22:08 am »
We carry one (several). We did have a macerator failure at one point, it's faster to dump, and we don't have a pass through on our macerator so for longer stays, the stinky slinky allows us to keep the grey open. We added a galvanized steel cabinet/bin behind the driver wheel we first ordered the RV and store them there. I'd like to do the under coach storage but have the heavy duty hoses with clear elbow. I don't think they'd fit in a 4" tube
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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2022, 07:36:20 am »
Our 2007 PC-2350 has the original 1st generation macerator system.  We don't poop in our motorhome, never have, hope we never have to.  We have our reasons.  With that understood, our macerator works well.  It has never failed us during a trip, only once at home during my annual clean-out process.  CLICK HERE for details and pictures of the project.

We carry a Rhino system sewer hose but have never used it.  I bought a storage tube for it from Camco for around $40 some years ago.  I mounted it here which mounts higher than the fuel tank located just in front of it so I am comfortable with the ground clearance.  The opening is on the wrong side of the motorhome, but given it's intended purpose (a back-up system) I am okay with it.

In this picture, it appears to have an interference issue, but there is none.  The door opens fine and the hose comes out fine.


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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2022, 07:53:09 am »
Yes, we carry one also. Haven't had to use it in 7 years, but just in case!
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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2022, 10:44:04 am »
Ron, the only issue with that round storage option is it does not allow for anything other than the hose like elbows etc. with the drawer system thereís room for elbows and even a extra pump. Wish I had the option to post a pic but after a few tries I gave up.

Iím betting the only reason you have never had an issue with your macerator is you never use it for anything other than liquids, no solid human waste.  Thatís where the issues come into play. The thermal switch tends to kick out under anything other than water. So it kicks out after 45 seconds to a minute, then back on after 20 seconds, back off after another 20 etc. the gray tank it will run through with no issue.  Iíve tried multiple pumps. All work great for a while then the same issue comes into play. Probably why they now have the turbo system.

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2022, 01:25:20 pm »
Joseph,

That sounds like your macerator is wired in reverse. I bought my PC used and with a bad (totally dead) macerator. The dealer IOU'd a new macerator. When the new one arrived they hooked it up matching the wire colors... It did this on-off-on-off pattern AND with a slow rate of flow. We thought it was defective.... But after using a multi meter we found that the wires coming off the switch were red ground and black positive. It now works just fine once we connected it correctly AND with a much higher rate of flow.
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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2022, 01:38:32 pm »
I wish it was that simple. But itís wired correctly.  Itíll pump water up hill 12 feet in the air.  New unit will last for a few months then start doing the same. Wire it in reverse and it wonít pump anything

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2022, 09:17:23 pm »
Iím betting the only reason you have never had an issue with your macerator is you never use it for anything other than liquids, no solid human waste.
I agree with you.  That is why I mention our "no poop" practice.
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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2022, 10:38:19 am »
Ron, RecPro warrantied my macerator and doesnít want the old one back. The issue with the thermal protection is that once it trips it weakens much like a breaker in your home that trips to many times except at an accelerated rate. With this in mind I took it apart and removed the thermal switch. As you know when you get these pumps the inlet has about a 3Ē long nipple that needs to be removed. Even after cutting it flush I see there was additional material I could Dremel to make the inlet roughly 7/16Ē bigger in diameter so I did just that. Also being it was apart I went ahead and sharpened all sides of the blades.  Iíve only tested with one full heavy and one gray tank but it worked great. 

I donít advocate anyone doing it and taking these apart and reassembly is tedious. I guess if your from the generation growing up where we as teenagers rebuilt our car generators youíll do fine. For some it might be more of a ok itís apart now whereís the trash can.

In the mean time I have a new pump from recpro ready to go if this doesnít pan out.

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Re: Stinky slinky
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2022, 02:44:01 pm »
LRUCH.   It seems any aftermarket macerator is wired opposite for the correct flow on the PC.  I donít know if thatís the case with the original macerator installed on PC.

The other thing I found is there no difference between one that costs $129 on Amazon or one thatís 59.99. I have found the best avenue has been going for who ever has the best warranty at a good price point that stands behind their warranty. For now thatís been REcPro.  3 years for $75.
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