Originally Posted by Mrjkq
My new 2016 Silver Cloud will be built & ready for delivery by mid June. We will be leaving immediately traveling 1300 miles to attend a graduation & I'm trying to get everything I need ready before hand so as to minimize last minute confusion. Before purchasing a sewer hose I need to know the length & diameter of the storage canister. Can anyone help me with that. Also is the hose a tight fit or is there
ample room around the diameter. Finally what hose & connection do you use.
Your trailer should come with a 10' drain hose with a fitting on the trailer end and no fitting on the discharge end.
I still have my original one and still use it for dumping tanks at a dump station. It's really all you need for that situation.
If you anticipate staying in full hookup sites, you will want a hose that is:
b) more damage resistant, since people will step on it and it will leak after being dragged along the concrete or asphalt a few times.
c) equipped with proper fittings on the discharge end.
I use a separate hose because the extra length and fitting just get in the way at a dump station. I am currently using a 15' Valterra "viper" hose for this purpose, $45 at amazon including all the fittings and caps. It will fit in the hose carrier by itself, but I don't believe it will fit along with the 10' hose that came with the trailer. This hose is extremely well made and worth the money -- flexible, easy to use, no leaks, no sharp edges, tough.
I bought a "sewer solution" but only use it when I dump tanks at my house, where I have to deal with a slight uphill run to the drain. On the road I don't find it convenient to use.
I had a Rhino Flex hose once and it died the first year after someone tripped over it. It does not fit in the tube because of the oversized fittings.
I also carry a 5/8" diameter 25' rubber garden hose, and adapters for the trailer end and discharge end, which is sometimes useful in full hookup sites, for greywater. I also carry a very inexpensive 3"x 20' vinyl drain hose with fittings at both ends, as a spare and for full hookup sites where the drain is poorly located -- those are good for only a few uses before they start to leak but sometimes that's enough.
I stay in some dodgy places and carry more freshwater, sanitation, and electrical connections than most people need.