Thetford Wash & Wax Now Available In Toss-In Packs

RV owners are clear about two things: they take great pride in their RV, and they like to have as much time as possible to enjoy the RV lifestyle.

 

Thetford Wash & Wax toss-ins
Thetford Wash & Wax toss-ins

Thetford’s new Wash & Wax Toss-Ins are ideally designed on both counts. They help RVers keep their RV clean and shiny in one easy step, all while using a convenient, pre-measured single dose package that eliminates waste and mess.

“Consumers respond positively to the convenience of Toss-Ins,” said Kevin Phillips, Thetford president for North America, in a news release.

“This puts our industry-leading product in the most convenient form available on the market.”

Wash & Wax Toss-Ins are offered in a resealable package that contains six ultra-concentrated, pre-measured 1 ounce doses. They dissolve quickly in water, provide high-foam action and are effective against heavy soils.

Wash & Wax Toss-Ins also feature the new consumer-friendly packaging design now found across Thetford’s line of premium RV Care products.

“Thetford’s liquid Wash & Wax is already a popular product with RVers,” Phillips added.

“Toss-Ins represent the latest example of Thetford’s drive to provide RV retailers with the ability to sell high-quality products that fit the lifestyles of their consumers.”

Thetford Wash & Wax Toss-In in 6-Pact is available at Camping World for the Internet sale price of $8.49 (catalogue # 77406).

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Thetford Corporation

thetford logoHeadquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thetford is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine, and heavy-duty truck industries.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping, and truck markets, Thetford Corporation makes mobile living a more pleasant experience.

Thetford products include complete lineups of:

  • Lightweight, low-water-use toilets permanently mounted in RVs, boats, or trucks
  • Hand-carried, fresh-water-flush, self-contained portable toilets which have a multitude of uses
  • Specially-formulated waste holding tank deodorants and treatments used with these toilets
  • Innovative, multi-capacity tote tanks
  • Other products that make mobile living more convenient, quicker, cleaner, and easier

Thetford is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include:

  • Sidney, Ohio-based Norcold, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption refrigerators and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets
  • Italy-based Tecma, a producer of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems based in Italy
  • UK-based Thetford Europe that manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances and accessories

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 769-6000 or (800) 543-1219 (toll free)

Website: www.thetford.com

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An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.

—G.K. Chesterton

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Norcold Introduces 2 New RV Refrigerator Models

High-quality refrigeration is vital to the RV experience.

Norcold_LogoWith a Norcold RV refrigerator, owners can enjoy all the freedom that the lifestyle offers, according to a company news release.

Norcold has introduced new 2.7-cubic-foot N305 and N306 refrigerators, providing the same cooling performance found in the N300 and N302 models they replace, but with improved controls that give owners more ability to guide the unit’s energy usage and operations.

Norcold’s new N305 and N306 refrigerators are also more aesthetically pleasing, with controls hidden behind a flip-down cover, providing a sleek and more modern look.

Like all Norcold refrigerators, the new N305 and N306 are specifically designed for RVs and provide high performance while meeting the rigors of the road.

Norcold is one of America’s leading makers of gas-absorption and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine, and truck markets, according to the release.

“The new N305 and N306 models are perfect for today’s RV lifestyle,” said Mike Mesharer, director of sales, North America.

“In addition to being even more attractive, they provide the high performance that consumers have come to expect, while, at the same time, providing improved operation control.”

Norcold N305 and N306 features include:

Improved LP temperature controls, including a “gas off” setting, direct control rather than thermostat control and a new “medium” setting for the flame.

Upgraded AC temperature controls, with an “AC off” setting.

Increased control—now built into the gas control knob of the gas interlock valve.

A control panel door to hide controls and provide a sleek and modern look.

AC and DC (on three-way models) selection indicators that can be viewed with the Control Panel door closed.

The N305 and N306 are available in black and taupe trim, and are available to order now.

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Norcold Inc.

Based in Sidney, Ohio, Norcold Inc. is a maker of gas-absorption refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine, and truck markets.

Norcold Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thetford Corporation, which is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Thetford Corporation

thetford logoThetford, a privately-held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations, is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries.

Thetford subsidiaries also include Tecma, a maker of fine-china toilets and waste-transfer systems based in Italy and Spinflo, a unit in England that produces high-quality cooking and heating appliances.

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (800) 543-1219

Website: www.thetford.com

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Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.

—Thomas Merton

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Thetford Aqua-Foam Eliminates Toilet Bowl Scrubbing

When purchasing an RV, owners undoubtedly have visions of the open road before them as they enjoy the freedom to travel the highways and byways of the United States and Canada.

Thetford Aqua-Foam Eliminates Toilet Bowl Scrubbing
Thetford Aqua-Foam Eliminates Toilet Bowl Scrubbing

But, it is doubtful that they have scrubbing toilets on their mind.

That’s why the recent release of Thetford Corporation’s new Aqua-Foam Foaming RV Toilet Cleaner will be welcome news for RVers, the company noted in a news release.

Aqua-Foam represents a next generation of RV toilet cleaners. It penetrates and removes grime in seconds—without scrubbing. Specially designed for RV toilets, its foaming action works in very little water and it is formulated to be safe for plastic, porcelain, seals, and holding tank components.

“Instead of scrubbing, RV owners can now use Aqua-Foam and spend more time enjoying the RV lifestyle,” said Andy Bialorucki, Thetford director of marketing.

“It’s incredibly easy to use—you pour it in, its bubbles scrub the bowl and then you simply flush the toilet to rinse it away later.”

Thetford is helping to introduce Aqua-Foam to both dealers and consumers by offering single-dose packs in self-merchandising counter displays. It’s also available in handy three-pack boxes.

“Aqua-Foam will be a hit with consumers and with retailers,” Bialorucki said.

“We believe that the single-dose packs will help to jump-start demand. Using the counter display will help to generate impulse sales, as well.”

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Thetford Corporation

thetford logoHeadquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thetford is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine, and heavy-duty truck industries.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping, and truck markets, Thetford Corporation makes mobile living a more pleasant experience.

Thetford products include complete lineups of:

  • Lightweight, low-water-use toilets permanently mounted in RVs, boats, or trucks
  • Hand-carried, fresh-water-flush, self-contained portable toilets which have a multitude of uses
  • Specially-formulated waste holding tank deodorants and treatments used with these toilets
  • Innovative, multi-capacity tote tanks
  • Other products that make mobile living more convenient, quicker, cleaner, and easier

Thetford is a privately-held company with seven manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include:

  • Sidney, Ohio-based Norcold, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption refrigerators and AC/DC refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets
  • Italy-based Tecma, a producer of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems based in Italy
  • UK-based Thetford Europe that manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances and accessories

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 769-6000 or (800) 543-1219 (toll free)

Website: thetford.com

Worth Pondering…

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.

—G.K. Chesterton

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MotorHome Magazine Announces 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The results of MotorHome magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards are in and this year’s winners include many of North America’s most popular motorhomes, campgrounds, RV products, and services.

More than 130,000 MotorHome readers were invited to choose from 100 brands and cast votes online at MotorHomeMagazine.com for their favorites in 24 categories such as Class A Motorhome, RV Cleaner, and Satellite Hardware.

Among the winners are recognizable names such as Winnebago, Camping World, Blue Ox, ADCO, and Cracker Barrel.

As true RV enthusiasts, MotorHome readers are the experts. The Readers’ Choice Awards gave readers an opportunity to share their knowledge and recognize the companies that make their passion possible.

“We’re excited to tap into the wealth of knowledge MotorHome readers have gained during years of experience as RV owners and travelers, “MotorHome Chairman Marcus Lemonis said. “MotorHome readers know what works best, and for the first time—and moving forward on an annual basis—we’ve asked them to rate their favorite RVs, campgrounds, products and ancillary services.”

“The winners are the best of the best in the RV industry and we thank our loyal readers for participating in this valuable asset to the pages of MotorHome magazine,” MotorHome Publisher Bob Livingston said.

“Congratulations to all the winners for being at the top of their game.”

MotorHome 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Gold winners are:

  • ADCO for RV Cover
  • Banks Power for Performance Add-On
  • Blue Ox for Tow Bar
  • Camping World for RV Retailer
  • Carefree of Colorado for Motorhome Awning
  • Cracker Barrel for Sit-Down Restaurant
  • Cummins Onan for Motorhome Generator
  • DirecTV for Satellite Provider
  • Dometic for RV Refrigerator
  • Florida for State to RV In
  • Freightliner for Chassis
  • Michelin for RV Tires
  • Pechanga RV Resort for RV Campground
  • Pilot Flying J for Fuel Station
  • Protect All for RV Cleaner
  • Roadtrek for Class B Motorhome
  • Sea Foam for Fuel Additive
  • Shell Rotella for RV Engine Oil
  • SMI Manufacturing for Brake Actuator
  • Thetford for RV Toilet
  • TireMinder for Tire Monitoring
  • Winegard for Satellite Hardware
  • Winnebago Industries for Class A and C Motorhome

Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels were honored in each category, and the winners were presented with their awards at the 50th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, November 27-29.

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MotorHome Magazine

For 45 years, MotorHome has been the trusted source for technical, travel and lifestyle information for savvy coach owners.

Each month, MotorHome delivers the latest news and information about motorhomes, RV product evaluations, objective coach reviews and tests, technical features, new RV accessories, and intriguing travel destinations, campgrounds and RV resorts.

MotorHome is published by GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC (GSE).

GSE and its wholly owned subsidiaries serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American outdoor and recreational vehicle market. With various companies, brands, products and services, GSE targets almost every aspect of this diverse and dynamic niche market.

Website: motorhomemagazine.com

Worth Pondering…

Learning never exhausts the mind.

—Leonardo da Vinci

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Trailer Life Magazine Announces 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The results of Trailer Life magazine’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards are in and this year’s winners include many of North America’s most popular RVs, campgrounds, RV products, and services.

More than 220,000 Trailer Life readers were invited to choose from 100 brands and cast votes online at TrailerLife.com for their favorites in 25 categories such as Fifth-Wheel Trailer, Campground/Resort, and Satellite Hardware, according to a news release.

Among the winners are recognizable names such as Keystone, Camping World, Jayco, Banks Power, Pilot Flying J, and Cracker Barrel.

As true RV enthusiasts, Trailer Life readers are the experts. The Readers’ Choice Awards gave readers an opportunity to share their knowledge and recognize the companies that make their passion possible.

“We’re excited to tap into the wealth of knowledge Trailer Life readers have gained during years of experience as RV owners and travelers,” Trailer Life Chairman Marcus Lemonis said.

“Trailer Life readers know what works best, and for the first time—and moving forward on an annual basis—we’ve asked them to rate their favorite RVs, campgrounds, products and ancillary services.”

“The winners are the best of the best in the RV industry and we thank our loyal readers for participating in this valuable asset to the pages of Trailer Life magazine,” Trailer Life Publisher Bob Livingston said.

“Congratulations to all the winners for being at the top of their game.”

Trailer Life 2012 Readers’ Choice Award Gold winners are:

  • ADCO Products for Travel Trailer Cover
  • Banks Power for Performance Add-On
  • Camping World for RV Retailer
  • Carefree of Colorado for Awning
  • Colorado for State to RV In
  • Cracker Barrel for Sit-Down Restaurant
  • DirecTV for Satellite Provider
  • Dometic for Refrigerator
  • Equal-i-zer for Travel Trailer Hitch
  • Ford for Truck
  • Goodyear for Tires
  • Great Smoky Mountain Jellystone Camp-Resort for Campground/Resort
  • Honda for Portable Generator
  • Jayco for Folding Camper and Travel Trailer
  • Keystone for Fifth-wheel Trailer
  • Lance Camper for Truck Camper
  • Lucas Oil for Fuel Additive
  • Pilot Flying J for Fuel Station
  • Protect All for RV Cleaner
  • Reese for Fifth-wheel Hitch
  • Rhino Linings for Truck Bed Linings
  • Shell Rotella for Engine Oil
  • Thetford for RV Toilet
  • Winegard for Satellite Hardware

Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels were honored in each category, and the winners were presented with their awards at the 50th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, November 27-29.

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Trailer Life Magazine

Trailer Life is the best-selling general interest RV publication in the country. Established in 1941, the magazine covers all recreational vehicles, including travel trailers, fifth-wheel trailers, folding trailers, pickup campers, and motorhomes. Trailer Life readers share an active interest in exploring the world and a love of RV travel.

In every issue, RV enthusiasts will find road tests, RV advice, travel features, product evaluations, and RV maintenance information.

Trailer Life is published by GS Media & Events, a division of Good Sam Enterprises, LLC (GSE).

GSE and its wholly owned subsidiaries serve the safety, security, comfort, and convenience needs of the North American outdoor and recreational vehicle market. With various companies, brands, products and services, GSE targets almost every aspect of this diverse and dynamic niche market.

Website: trailerlife.com

Worth Pondering…

Experience teaches only the teachable.

—Aldous Huxley

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Norcold Introduces Cold Weather Kits for Winter Camping

With RVs increasingly being used during the winter for full-time living or recreation and at work sites such as the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota and Montana, users previously needed makeshift solutions to maintain proper refrigerator operation at temperatures below 32 degrees F.

Norcold is now producing Cold Weather Kits that allow RV refrigerators to operate in ambient temps down to 0 degrees F.

Beginning October 1, factory-installed Cold Weather Kits are standard on Norcold’s popular N641.3 and N841.3 gas absorption models, according to a Thetford Corporation news release. SKU numbers do not change.

A kit (No. 634913) is also available separately to the aftermarket to retrofit Norcold 6-, 8-, 10-, 12- and 17-cubic foot models.

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Norcold

Based in Sidney, Ohio, Norcold is a maker of gas-absorption refrigerator/freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets.  It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thetford Corporation, which is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Thetford Corporation

Thetford, a privately-held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations, is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries.

Thetford subsidiaries also include Tecma, a maker of fine-china toilets and waste-transfer systems based in Italy and Spinflo, a unit in England that produces high-quality cooking and heating appliances.

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (800) 543-1219

Website: thetford.com

Worth Pondering…

Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.

—Thomas Merton

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Thetford Introduces Residential-Sized RV Toilet

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thetford Corp. introduces the new Aqua-Magic Residence permanent RV toilet.

“We’re really excited to introduce Aqua-Magic Residence to the marketplace,” said Mike Mesharer, Thetford’s director of sales, in a news release.

“It’s a residential-sized RV toilet with contemporary style and homelike comfort, yet is still lightweight. Many RVers have requested these and the other features it provides—and Residence exceeds expectations.”

The high-profile Residence features a comfortable, ADA-compliant 18-inch seat height to make sitting down and standing up easier. The high-profile model weighs only 9.5 pounds, while the low-profile model weighs just 8.25 pounds.

Residence has a contemporary seat for optimal comfort.  Its cover is strong enough to sit on and has a convenient built-in lift slot.  Seat and cover can be easily removed for customizing.

Thetford Aqua-Magic Residence toilet

Delivering a powerful flush, Residence provides superior bowl coverage and its ball valve wipes clean with every flush. The mechanism maximizes flush performance and eliminates potential trap issues.

Residence also provides single-pedal convenience. Users press the pedal halfway down to add water and all the way down to flush.

Mounting and connections are engineered for accessibility and quick installation.  For added strength and durability while eliminating squeaks, the bowl and base are bonded together using polymer welding technology.

In addition to high and low profiles, Aqua-Magic Residence is available in white and bone colors.

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Thetford Corporation

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thetford is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine, and heavy-duty truck industries.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping, and truck markets, Thetford Corporation makes mobile living a more pleasant experience.

Thetford products include complete lineups of:

  • Lightweight, low-water-use toilets permanently mounted in RVs, boats, or trucks
  • Hand-carried, fresh-water-flush, self-contained portable toilets which have a multitude of uses
  • Specially-formulated waste holding tank deodorants and treatments used with these toilets
  • Innovative, multi-capacity tote tanks
  • Other products that make mobile living more convenient, quicker, cleaner, and easier

Thetford is a privately-held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include:

  • Norcold, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption refrigerators and freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets
  • Tecma, a producer of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems based in Italy
  • Thetford UK, a unit in England that manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances and accessories

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 769-6000 or (800) 543-1219 (toll free)

Website: thetford.com

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Worth Pondering…

An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.

—G.K. Chesterton

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Thetford Introduces Eco-Smart Free & Clear

Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Thetford Corporation, a leader in sanitation chemistry, introduces Eco-Smart Free & Clear, a new holding tank deodorant.

The newest member of the Eco-Smart family was developed by Thetford’s chemistry staff for those sensitive to dye and perfumes. It’s named Free & Clear because it is free of fragrance and dye.

Eco-Smart holding tank additive products are Certified-Green and Environmentally Friendly.

Like the other two Eco-Smart formulations, Free & Clear provides excellent odor control and waste digestion, formaldehyde-free, is 100 percent biodegradable and non-toxic, and available in liquid or toss-ins.

It is offered in 36- and 64-ounce bottles with an easy-to-use, integrated dosage device.

Designed specifically for RV holding tanks, this strong formula ensures year-round odor control.

Available in a convenient, easy-to-use liquid, this product gives RV owners maximum performance with minimum effort, the company said in a news release.

Finding a Dump Station

RV owners periodically find themselves needing to locate an RV dump station.

This may be a result of dry camping with no sewer service or dump station available, spending the night at Wal-Mart or a truck stop or the weekend at a public recreation area without dumping facilities, or trying to get on the road quickly without taking the time to use the campground dump station.

The internet has been a great place to find listings of dump stations and there are several sites, but like much information on the net, many such lists become outdated, are incomplete, or lack relevant information.

If you need to locate a dump station while on the road, the following article may be of assistance: How to Locate a Dump Station?

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Thetford Corporation

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thetford is a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine, and heavy-duty truck industries.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile sanitation products for the RV, marine, camping, and truck markets, Thetford Corporation makes mobile living a more pleasant experience.

Thetford products include complete lineups of:

  • Lightweight, low-water-use toilets permanently mounted in RVs, boats, or trucks
  • Hand-carried, fresh-water-flush, self-contained portable toilets which have a multitude of uses
  • Specially-formulated waste holding tank deodorants and treatments used with these toilets
  • Innovative, multi-capacity tote tanks
  • Other products that make mobile living more convenient, quicker, cleaner, and easier

Thetford is a privately-held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford subsidiaries include:

  • Norcold, America’s leading manufacturer of gas-absorption refrigerators and freezers for the RV, marine and truck markets
  • Tecma, a producer of fine-china toilets and powerful waste-transfer systems based in Italy
  • Thetford UK, a unit in England that manufactures Spinflo brand high-quality cooking and heating appliances and accessories

Location: 7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1285, Ann Arbor, MI 48106

Phone: (734) 769-6000 or (800) 543-1219 (toll free)

Website: thetford.com

Worth Pondering…

Thank God! there is always a Land of Beyond
For us who are true to the trail;
A vision to seek, a beckoning peak,
A farness that never will fail;
A pride in our soul that mocks at a goal,
A manhood that irks at a bond,
And try how we will, unattainable still,
Behold it, our Land of Beyond!
— Robert Service, The Land of Beyond (Last Verse)

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Most Distasteful RVing Task?

Unquestionably the most distasteful job in RVing is emptying the rig’s gray and black holding tanks. Not something with a lot of glory, but a necessary thing.

Sani-Con System holding tank emptying system with macerating pumps. (Credit: thetford.com)

Thetford Corporation has developed the Thetford’s Sani-Con System that they claim is “easier than pumping gas.” While this may be a slight exaggeration, Sani-Con could well be the cleanest, most sanitary and convenient way to empty your RV holding tank.

“Finally a way to empty your holding tanks that everyone in the family will find easy to use. It’s incredibly simple for any owner or family member to use.”

Rather than relying on gravity, Thetford’s Sani-Con System utilizing a heavy-duty transfer and macerating pump, the unit works much like a household garbage disposal. It grinds and liquefies black water waste, then pumps it through an extra heavy duty one-inch-diameter discharge hose.

The powerful macerating pump can pump waste up a hilly terrain or into an elevated sewer dump station. There’s no longer a need for a constant slope or cumbersome hose supports. That means less handling and an easier method to empty the tanks.

The one-inch-diameter discharge hose stretches up to 21 feet, than retracts more than 80 percent to a convenient seven feet for ease of storage.

At the end of the hose is an easy-to-use threaded nozzle that is designed to fit securely (lock) into a variety of dump station inlets, keeping you clean and ending the need for additional adaptors.

Sewer gloves? Really, how unsanitary can you be?!? Carry a box of disposable plastic gloves. It sure beats using your bare hands for this job! (Credit: thetford.com)

The nozzle has a screw on cap that really keeps the entire operation easy and clean. The cap prevents drips and spills during storage, making the unit more sanitary and less odorous than the old style three-inch-diameter sewer hoses.

Thetford’s Sani-Con System is available in both the “ready to dump when you are” permanently installed (hard wired to the coach) model and portable Twist-On and Tank Buddy model.

To use the system:

  • Connect the macerating pump (Twist-On and Tank Buddy only)
  • Extend and insert the nozzle into the dump station
  • Open the black water slide valve
  • Turn on the Sani-Con pump
  • When the black water tank is empty, turn off the pump, close the black water slide valve, open the grey water slide valve, and turn the pump back on
  • When the gray water tank is empty, turn off the pump, close the gray water slide valve, put the screw on cap onto the nozzle and return the nozzle and hose to storage

Before driving, add several gallons of water to the black tank. The sloshing action of driving to the next campground helps to clean the waste tanks.

For additional information, visit thetford.com.

Finding a Dump Station

RV owners periodically find themselves needing to locate an RV dump station.

This may be a result of dry camping with no sewer service or dump station available, spending the night at Wal-Mart or a truck stop or the weekend at a public recreation area without dumping facilities, or trying to get on the road quickly without taking the time to use the campground dump station.

The internet has been a great place to find listings of dump stations and there are several sites, but like much information on the net, many such lists become outdated, are incomplete, or lack relevant information.

If you need to locate a dump station while on the road, the following article may be of assistance:

How to Locate a Dump Station?

Worth Pondering…
An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.

—G.K. Chesterton

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