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Old 07-17-2015, 07:47 AM   #15
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The SS is a hydro powered macerater. It will shred virtually anything that should go into a head. It of course will not macerate certain feminine hygiene products or children's or pets toys. Same rules apply that apply to boat heads. Basically if it does not go thru the body first it does not go in the head (exception: septic tank friendly toilet paper).
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:09 AM   #16
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We have the Rhinoflex, but it works great for us. Never had a leak or other problem, over a couple years of use.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:15 AM   #17
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We bought one of those Rhinoflex hoses to replace our aging system. It's been complete and utter S//T literally. It leaks, none of the pieces fit together well. It isn't tight on my connection to the trailer, the end is always falling off. And now it's preventing me from dumping without making a huge mess.

I need some recommendations from anyone for a good quality hose that will last.
We have the rhinoflex also. Works great, but you do have to make sure the fittings are tightened. Sometimes the black locking rings need to be tightened, in case you haven't already tried that. Don't know why the pieces don't fit together, mine fit perfect.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:30 AM   #18
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I have the Rhinoflex and have had to tighten the locking rings occasionally. I also put on some of that plumbers clear gel-like lubricant on the hose end before screwing on the ring. I also have the 10' extension. They seem to work OK. What didn't work for me was the clear elbow fitting. That leaked like a sieve. You can purchase new gaskets for the Rhinoflex.

How do all you Sewer Solutions owners use the Sewer Solutions at a dump site where you can't hook up a water hose to it? A good high quality slinky is needed. We camp mainly at COE and National Parks with no sewer hook ups. Even at the occasional RV parks we only get a water/electric site then use the dump station if needed on the way out. In our case the Sewer Solution would never be used. If I could find the sewer access in my house I would purchase one when the trailer is at home so I could really clean out the waste tanks.

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:45 AM   #19
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We use a Sewer Solution, and have for many years. We would not consider going back to a slinky.

We do carry a ten foot length of slinky for a quick gray water dumps at community dumps sites. We do not use it for the black tank, and use the Sewer solution exclusively for black tank duties. We can usually get five days use from Lucy's black tank.

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:47 AM   #20
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How do all you Sewer Solutions owners use the Sewer Solutions at a dump site where you can't hook up a water hose to it? A good high quality slinky is needed. We camp mainly at COE and National Parks with no sewer hook ups. Even at the occasional RV parks we only get a water/electric site then use the dump station if needed on the way out. In our case the Sewer Solution would never be used. If I could find the sewer access in my house I would purchase one when the trailer is at home so I could really clean out the waste tanks.

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #21
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Just trying to point out its limitation for others that might find this thread and think Sewer Solutions is the only sewer connection they need.

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:58 AM   #22
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I like several others that have posted also have and use traditional hose when required. At the house I have easy access to a yard sewer drain. It is far enough from my trailer parking spot that I use a length of PVC pipe to extend my 20 foot of SS hose to reach the drain. It is down hill so I get good drainage. We have to be willing to adapt and use what ever works best at that particular time and place.
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What is the farthest anyone has ran using the SS? I am probably 75'-100' from my clean out (other side of house). The ground is at least level the first half and downhill the second. Any ideas?
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:09 AM   #24
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What is the farthest anyone has ran using the SS? I am probably 75'-100' from my clean out (other side of house). The ground is at least level the first half and downhill the second. Any ideas?
At the house my run is about 35 feet. I have high water pressure that seems to work well at that length using two inch PVC. At the length you are talking about you might need larger pipe to reduce the chance of back flow.
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How do all you Sewer Solutions owners use the Sewer Solutions at a dump site where you can't hook up a water hose to it? A good high quality slinky is needed. We camp mainly at COE and National Parks with no sewer hook ups. Even at the occasional RV parks we only get a water/electric site then use the dump station if needed on the way out. In our case the Sewer Solution would never be used. If I could find the sewer access in my house I would purchase one when the trailer is at home so I could really clean out the waste tanks.

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This is what I was thinking, we already spent two weeks dry camping without hookups, the first dump station I found last week didn't have water to flush the black tank. And it's been my experience more than not that water for flush isn't always available. We boondock and do state/national parks a lot too.

Rarely do we have full hookups.

Maybe I just got a bad rhino flex, I've tightened the end locks, but I've had the ends completely separate on me.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:22 AM   #26
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If you are at a campsite where you need more than 10' of sewer hose, can you use the Valterra Sewer Solution for the 1st 10' and then an adapter into a regular ole stinky slinky for the rest of the way to the sewer connection? Or do you have to buy the $54 10' extension hose?
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:30 AM   #27
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I have often thought I wanted to at least upgrade from the standard stinky slinky to the type that "clicks" to get longer and "clicks" to get shorter. Seems like that would be so handy. Camco RhinoFlex is one brand. Valterra Dominator may be another brand. I think there are others. For me the Sewer Solution seems like too much sugar for a dime.
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:47 AM   #28
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thetford rv sanicon is my choice small hose, mascerator, pumps up hill no mess just need to get 12v power by your dump area on the trailer. have used them for years on MH.

works great no mess

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