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Old 11-21-2010, 07:58 PM   #1
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Best tank drainage support

I can't seem to find an existing thread regarding this question. I was wondering what people consider the best option for a drain line support system from the tank to the dump port at a camp site. The slinky system does not seem to work well for me. Further, if you have a good system, what is your storage method if it involves rigid supports?
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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There are plenty of hose supports that fold up, but what exactly is the problem with the slinky?
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:06 PM   #3
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Slinky

The slinky has split apart at several points-the connections seem to be less than sturdy.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:38 PM   #4
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I never saw the need for a drain hose support - let it lay on the ground - whats the harm?

The normal flow is gray water - so a bit 'puddles' in the hose, so what? Then next shot down the hose moves right along...

The black tank 'flush' is always followed by some gray tank (or other source) flushing action, so you're right back to normal mode...

Of course, these days we use a Sewer Solution and don't have to deal with those plastic wire duct hoses very often! Why hasn't a better material come along to replace those hoses that crack when it's cold and easily tear when it hot?

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We've had good luck with a Rhino Hose...when we bought it, it was only available at RV dealers but now I've seen it at WalMart...Much thicker walls than the blue stinky slinkys....plus in snaps to a collapsed length. Never seen much use for the supports...the "Big Gush" when the valve is opened jumps up and over the hump and down the hole...
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I never saw the need for a drain hose support - let it lay on the ground - whats the harm?


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Hi, Ray. Maybe you need to do more traveling. I bought my sewer hose support from Wal-Mart because we stayed at a campground with rules that sewer hoses are not allowed to touch the ground. I think, maybe they believe that the gravel will make holes in your sewer hose if laid on the ground. My support tapers down and helps it flow better. A few other places that we stayed at had a one week rule; People staying longer than one week are required to support their sewer hose.
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Hi, Ray. Maybe you need to do more traveling. ...because we stayed at a campground with rules that sewer hoses are not allowed to touch the ground. ...
we've done a bunch....never seen that one...sounds like a good reason to hook up the hose, dump and leave for a different CG
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Hi, here is a picture of what I bought and it is easy to use and takes very little room in my storage compartment.
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I can't seem to find an existing thread regarding this question. I was wondering what people consider the best option for a drain line support system from the tank to the dump port at a camp site. The slinky system does not seem to work well for me. Further, if you have a good system, what is your storage method if it involves rigid supports?
For gray water only you could try a garden hose adapter cap. The smaller hose is much more manageable and if you're just dumping gray water it works ok.

Otherwise you might try the "Sewer Solution." I have one and find it useful at campsites with full hookups.

If you use a slinky, I see lots of people with the folding supports like the one linked upthread with them, at seasonal sites and so on.

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I never saw the need for a drain hose support - let it lay on the ground - whats the harm?
Many campgrounds with full hookups don't allow that. I'm not entirely sure what their rationale is.
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Hi, here is a picture of what I bought and it is easy to use and takes very little room in my storage compartment.

I have the same one, compact and weighs almost nothing. I very seldom go to parks that I have a sewage hook up so storing it was a top priority for me. Set up is very easy as it's all one piece and opens and closes in seconds.
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There are several hose stands on the market that work well and fold to a relatively compact size. The stinky slinky works for most site types though we have encountered the occasional one with an extended uphill grade,or longer than usual run distance.

We used to store the slinky in the rear bumper compartment (Airstream), or the rear bumper (Avion) but its a sanitation nightmare I tired of dealing with.

We switched to the Sewer Solution system and won't go back to the slinky. It is relatively compact and much cleaner for us.

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I use the same support as ROBERTSUNRUS and have also been at several campgrounds that require the hose off the ground.....Tim
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I use the same support as ROBERTSUNRUS and have also been at several campgrounds that require the hose off the ground.....Tim
We've never run into that, and we have camped in, literally, hundreds of campgrounds all over the country. We have using a Sewer Solution exclusively for the past three years, which is not fragile like the stinky slinky.

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Must be local ordinances. The last time we camped in an RV park in Tucson, there was a fine if they saw your sewer hose on the ground. They warned us that the "sewer police" would ticket violators. We just used their dump station when we left. However, we did later purchase an expandable plastic thingy at WalMart; and I am still searching for a convenient storage location for this unused accessory. But -- I am prepared!
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