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Old 01-14-2016, 01:59 PM   #15
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You Tube video of Sewer Solution

I have not used the Sewer Solution but have encountered quite a few sewer drains that are too high to allow unassisted drainage of black and gray water. This demo ls informative:
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:20 PM   #16
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I believe the sewer pipes are raised up to prevent surface ground water from flooding the sewage system, but I was in two parks this past November that had both a high pipe connection and a flush at the surface pipe connection....go figure.
I use pieces of eaves-trough and "sticks and stones" but I will seriously be looking for a deal on the expandable hose support, since too many RV parks don't have "sticks and stones" anymore.
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Old 01-14-2016, 03:42 PM   #17
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If the top of the sewage drain opening is higher than the bottom of your tank release valve then the various support systems discussed here serve no useful purpose without somehow siphoning or manually raising the stinky slinky. Gravity causes the waste water to remain in the slinky between the trailer and sewer drain opening.

The Valterra Sewer Solution might solve the problem by using water pressure. At least it is a more manageable sized hose to manually lift to promote drainage and the flushing with clean water is much easier using the built in valves in the Sewer Solution.

Has anyone had actual experience with this product?
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:34 PM   #18
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If the top of the sewage drain opening is higher than the bottom of your tank release valve then the various support systems discussed here serve no useful purpose without somehow siphoning or manually raising the stinky slinky. Gravity causes the waste water to remain in the slinky between the trailer and sewer drain opening.

The Valterra Sewer Solution might solve the problem by using water pressure. At least it is a more manageable sized hose to manually lift to promote drainage and the flushing with clean water is much easier using the built in valves in the Sewer Solution.

Has anyone had actual experience with this product?
Lots of discussion on this site regarding the SS. We use it and it works well. It is much slower than the slinky but on a site with full hookups it is perfect. Our 16' Bambi sits especially low and we found ourselves SOL (no pun intended) in more than one campground before we discovered the SS. The only way a slinky can be used in these situations is to put both sets of wheels up on boards or legos but that makes getting in and out of the trailer more difficult.
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Old 01-14-2016, 05:53 PM   #19
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I've been in a few situations when the parking spot sloped upward from front to rear. When I leveled the trailer the sewer outlet was really close to the ground, leaving little slope from the outlet to the sewer. The accordion type hose support will not work in this situation. I went to HD and bought a 10' section of plastic rain gutter. I cut that into two pieces that fit into the rear storage. These two pieces will stack one inside the other, with the sewer hose fitting inside these. I also carry a couple pieces of 2 x wood block to use for creating a slope. Since I started using the gutters I have not found a situation that I cannot set up the sewer drain and get some slope. I use the accordion support most of the time.
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No, have not used the slinky type support system that came in our adventure pack when we picked up the trailer. Yes, we have had several sewer connection points higher than the Black/Grey water sewer hose connection port. End up milking the dump flow. Have to take care that the hose does not disconnect while you are draining. The black tank empties well with the flush in operation. The grey tank does not have this capability and is a bit more difficult to drain. However, shutting the gate valve to prevent backflow does the trick. We also tend to use the dump stations at the gate as we leave to reduce the cost of the site. It also helps that those drains are often lower than the connections plumbed to individual sites. Pat
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