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Posted: 05/10/21 08:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

profdant139 wrote:

I should add that the absence of rest stops was a big factor in our decision to get a FloJet macerator for home use. We are now much more likely to use the facilities in our trailer while on the last leg of a trip, because we can easily clean out the black tank at home.

Where does the effluent go after the macerator? Through a garden hose?

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Yep. It's just used for that purpose alone, to avoid contamination. The hose goes into our sewer cleanout. The FloJet process takes a while, and is a little noisy. But it works -- I now can clean my black and gray tanks at home, really clean and well rinsed, with nobody waiting impatiently at a filthy dump station.


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Thanks you all. I ended up taking the inland route to avoid the socal metropilis. I-8 ->111->78 -> i-10-> 62->247 ->58 -i-5..... Didn't hit significant traffic til i-580 into the bay area. A bit of a shock after 7 weeks of the great wide open southwest.

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Thanks you all. I ended up taking the inland route to avoid the socal metropilis. I-8 ->111->78 -> i-10-> 62->247 ->58 -i-5..... Didn't hit significant traffic til i-580 into the bay area. A bit of a shock after 7 weeks of the great wide open southwest.


My brain got a barrier block while reading these routes upon seeing 78 thinking you were going thru Ocotillo Wells, Ramona and Escondido and then continued on I-10 and realized 86 was forgotten to be posted before resuming on I-10 to 62.

All the years I lived in Los Angeles, Coachella Valley and throughout Southern California - the two routes listed I never commuted on is the 247 out of Yucca Valley and the 58.

In September 2019, I was climbing up the Grapevine southbound I-5 and my camper rig decides to fuel vapor lock for the first time it was so hot, and sure was glad I barely had enough speed to cut in front of two semis going uphill with no power and still made it coasting into a parking spot at the new rest stop area (new to me that never used to exist) ..Popped the hood up and let it cool for an hour and a half and resumed travel with no problem.

The old rest stop was pretty much at the base of the Grapevine (the Union 76 truck stop and frontage road)

I can certainly contest about the lack of rest areas throughout the LA metro and San Diego areas.


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