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Can I add a bit of hose between drain and macerator?

TurnThePage
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Explorer
Instead of hanging the macerator off the black/gray drain, can I add a couple feet of hose between them, allowing the macerator to set on the ground? Any reason not to?
2015 Ram 1500
2022 Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE
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Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
I like having a clear elbow before so you and see when it's almost drained.
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Bobbo
Explorer II
Explorer II
I think it is. Now, if you were driving down the road with it hanging on there, I would give a different answer. Driving down the road, when you hit speed bumps or potholes, you have a dynamic load that is many times higher than just the weight of the macerator hanging on there while it is sitting still.
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TurnThePage
Explorer
Explorer
Is it silly to worry about the weight of the macerator hanging off the drain?
2015 Ram 1500
2022 Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE

Boomerweps
Explorer
Explorer
My only concern would be getting that regular sewer hose fully drained, plus an extra item to clean.
But mechanically using it that way, no problem.
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wa8yxm
Explorer III
Explorer III
Done it up to around 30 feet on one occasion. (Had to use a portable battery for the pump).

At least one model comes with a short length of 3" hose on the inlet (This model is mounted in the RV.. gives you the choice of using the pump or a straight 3" stinky slinky).
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bucky
Explorer II
Explorer II
That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Boon_Docker
Explorer II
Explorer II
You're Welcome

TurnThePage
Explorer
Explorer
Thanks for the feedback!
2015 Ram 1500
2022 Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE

Boon_Docker
Explorer II
Explorer II
I added 3 feet of hose to my macerator and it works just fine.