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Mac89

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Posted: 09/26/22 05:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm the owner of a new to me 2006 Cikira Classic Cruiser 18FD. I noticed under the sink in the bathroom there is a keyed switch for, labeled in marker, a grey water pump. I've never heard of such a thing and I don't hear anything when I turn it to the on position. Is anyone familiar with this in their RV? I just got the trailer this weekend and have yet to figure out what all the other two keyed switches up under the left side bench seat are for. I believe they're battery disconnect switches but why two of them? There's not much about these trailers on the web, well other than the typical people either love them or hate them that is. Any help is appreciated!

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Posted: 09/27/22 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No idea what a gray water pump would be. In all likelihood the switches were something installed by the original owner for pumps or whatever that he later took out before selling it.

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Posted: 09/27/22 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds like the gray water tank may not be gravity drain?
Sounds like a little investigating is in order.
Most campers have gravity drain waste tanks.


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Thanks for the thoughts. I believe I'm the third owner so I have no idea what the previous owners might have done. The switch does look like factory install like the battery switches, not sure why there are two, so I will definitely keep looking into this. Kind of wondering if the person who labeled the switch mislabeled it and it is actually for the black water. The joys of buying used!

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Posted: 09/28/22 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could possibly be a switch for a macerator with a plugin somewhere close to the holding tank outlets.
I don't have a switch for my pump, but I do have a live plugin close to the holding tanks behind the outer access cover to the fridge.

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Well last night I dug a little deeper and found two wires, one from the switch disconnected and wire nutted off. I connected the wires, turned on the switch and instantly blew a 20amp fuse in the power distribution box. One of the wires runs into a closed off area under the fridge so I will have to do some disassembly to see where it goes. I looked under the trailer and found no pump or extra wires running to either of the holding tanks. Only level sensor wires. Ran out of daylight so maybe a little more investigation today.

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Do you have a outer access cover to the fridge? If so, check there for a plugin that might have been used for portable macerator.

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Posted: 09/29/22 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do your gray and black tanks drain normally or not?
Check the easy stuff first.

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Great Idea. I do have an outer access cover for the fridge so I'll try to get into that today and see what there is to see, daylight permitting.

The tanks do drain normally. I agree, easy stuff first. Not sure why a macerator pump would be necessary on such a simple system. The mystery continues. Thanks for the feedback

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Posted: 09/30/22 01:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some folks would rather use a macerator pump with a small 3/4" diameter garden size hose instead of a large 3" stinky slinky.

Sometimes it may also come down to the previous owner didn't have a sewer clean out, easy access to a sewer clean out or clean out was above the trailer height and a macerator pump was the only way to empty the tanks at home.

But from the sounds of your posts the previous owner disconnected and took it with them instead of leaving behind.

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