Dumping your waste tanks uphill and never worrying about clogs… Is that even possible? With an RV macerator pump it is!
So, what exactly is an RV macerator pump, what does it do, and who needs one? We’re learning all that and more today. Let’s dive in! What is an RV Macerator Pump?
An RV macerator pump (affectionately known as “the blender”) is a portable device used for dumping RV black and gray waste tanks. Most of us are already familiar with the large flexible gravity-fed RV dump hoses. These work just fine for many applications.
But, macerator pumps are handy for situations where you need to pump the waste uphill. They’re also handy for pumping over too long of a distance for regular dump hoses.
As the two words in the name reflect, the “macerator” literally chews up the waste and bath tissue. The “pump” uses pressure to push the slurry discharge through a smaller hose to its ultimate sewer or septic destination. This is a great help for people who dump on their own property where the cleanout is either too far from their RV pad or uphill from where they’re parked.
If you’re asking yourself whether the blenders really work or not, the answer is, “Absolutely yes!”.
This doesn’t mean they don’t have their limitations. But as long as you’re diligent about only flushing human waste and bathroom tissue, the macerator blades are very capable at cutting through the solids and pumping the discharge to your sewer cleanout.Dumping at home is […]