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Old 07-17-2015, 01:48 PM   #29
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Sewer Solutions has done a good job for us, especially when we're at a friend's property where his septic tank is 90 feet away. I carry 100 feet of 1" PVC thin wall cut into 4' sections. The is about a 2' rise from the trailer to the septic tank, it takes about 10 minutes including the rinse to dump our black water tank.

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Old 07-17-2015, 01:55 PM   #30
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I use about 70' of 1" pvc at SuEllyn's Dad's house in Jacksonville. There is about a one foot rise in this set-up. At home we use about 4' of pvc.

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:08 PM   #31
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After going through several sewer hoses with those stupid screw clamps, I went on line and got a Valterra sewer hose connector and cap. I hack sawed the Tetford fitting off, cleaned up the fittings and glued the Valterra style hose connector into place. Real simple. Believe it or not, my suggestion is to buy the big sewer hose kit with yellow ends that Wal*Mart sells. The kit has two sets of really neat end caps that snap on to keep the sewer smell locked into the hose. So, when I'm finished with the hose(s), I snap the cap on one end then hold it with my foot while completely collapse the hose(s) to about 1.5 feet long then snap the cap on the other end to create a vacuum that keeps the hoses compressed. They store real easy. Works like a charm and would probably work with other manufacturer hoses, once you have the end caps. I don't mean to suggest that the Wal*Mart hoses are the best in the world, they are not. So if you can find hose end caps some place else, go for it.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:41 PM   #32
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I also hated the Rhino. I tossed it fairly soon after we got it. Just a terrible accident waiting to happen when it pops apart at the swivel head on the end. I went back to a straight Tetford connector and 2 sections of the very heavy orange hose by Blueline, i think. I carry it in a carrier under the belly pan. The whole thing with the trailer end connector attached fits in the carrier so it is very fast to set up and take down. I use a solid 90 degree fitting for the sewer end. Did I mention I do not like the ones that swivel and pop apart? Wait until you have to dump uphill with the Rhino and see how much condifence you have in all the connections while you are lifting.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:08 PM   #33
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Hi, I bought a Dominator 20' kit and three 10' extensions. We stayed at a friend's house and I needed about 45' of sewer hose to make it work. Now all of this cost me nearly $200.00 but it was well worth it. What I like most is that each 10' hose collapses to 3' and this alone makes it so much easier to use. The only bad thing so far, is the fact that, sometimes it's hard to take them apart. they will never leak. I only found a picture of a 5' foot hose but it will let you know what it looks like. [black hose / red fittings] I'm using one in Indiana right now.

I almost bought an even more expensive sewer hose, but the collapsing feature sold me.
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Old 07-17-2015, 09:59 PM   #34
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Thanks for the info...i am going to test the run when I get home...i think I will be good if you all are running uphill... There is no up to my run
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #35
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We carry the rhino with an extension and sewer solution with an extension.

Pros and cons to both, but no leaks or issues with either..

Not sure this helps at all, sorry..
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I replaced my thetford bayonet and use a 45 degree thetford to a rhinoflex.
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:57 PM   #37
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Ok...
SS is the deal.. What is time difference? I recall it being a dozen or so minutes... Maybe it was all the rigging... Dunno..

So you guys with the SS, what's the time diff? How do you get all the stuff out of black tank when you are slowing the output?
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:18 AM   #38
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Ok...
SS is the deal.. What is time difference? I recall it being a dozen or so minutes... Maybe it was all the rigging... Dunno..

So you guys with the SS, what's the time diff? How do you get all the stuff out of black tank when you are slowing the output?
Time is not the issue, not all dump stations have water.... No water, no workey SS...
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:57 AM   #39
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[QUOTE=Silver Otter;1653566]we keep a good slinky on board for a quick dump on the way out QUOTE]

Really? Or is this a case of two nations divided by a common language?

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Old 07-18-2015, 07:11 AM   #40
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Good morning sir,
It usually take about 10 minutes or so if the black water tank is full, and I have good water pressure (50 PSI or more). I let the SS drain until the black tank is empty, then close the BW valve, and start the flush, I let it flush for a couple minutes, then open the BW valve and start the SS again. Once or twice is usually enough.
I was really apprehensive about the SS until I started to use it.....now, it gives me options that we didn't have before..

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SS is the deal.. What is time difference? I recall it being a dozen or so minutes... Maybe it was all the rigging... Dunno..

So you guys with the SS, what's the time diff? How do you get all the stuff out of black tank when you are slowing the output?
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Good morning sir,
It usually take about 10 minutes or so if the black water tank is full, and I have good water pressure (50 PSI or more). I let the SS drain until the black tank is empty, then close the BW valve, and start the flush, I let it flush for a couple minutes, then open the BW valve and start the SS again. Once or twice is usually enough.
I was really apprehensive about the SS until I started to use it.....now, it gives me options that we didn't have before..

Larry
I use, more or less, the same Sewer Solution routine. It has always worked well for us, and we have been using it for about nine years now.

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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?
In three years at probably 100+ dump stations we have only come across one that did not have water available. In this case I was able to connect to our fresh water system and use the water pump to empty the tanks. It was strong enough. (somehow on our Airstream the water comes shooting out of the city hookup. I run a shutoff valve on it now)

The real hassle is with dump stations that don't have a threaded hose or a spigot I can attach a threaded hose to. National Parks are the worst in they have the wand with a smooth end. I carry a old piece of cut-off garden hose with a hose clamp for these instances. Doesn't make it leak free but normally enough pressure to macerate. The so called "hose thief" is useless. This is actually the other reason we stopped using the Sewer Solution as our primary dumping method.
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