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Old 07-16-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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Question Hose recommendation that doesn't suck

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.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:41 PM   #2
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I have been using the Sewer Solution for a few years now. It has its quirks and best practices. It is self cleaning and easy to use and store. I do keep 20 feet of regular hose that came with my trailer for those times when the SS is not the best to use. It is labeled EZ Coupler made by Valtera. Seems well made and leak free the couple of times that I have used it.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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We use the "EZ Coupler Bayonet Sewer Kit". Two 10' hoses, 90 degree elbow. Currently on sale at Camping World for about $38.00. We have used it for about a year and a half, no problems. We are not full-timing, however. Only issue is I lost one o-ring gasket, but we carry a couple of spares. Those gaskets are available at many Wal-Marts.
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Old 07-16-2015, 03:48 PM   #4
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We've had our Sewer Solution 5 years, probably 1200 nights camping.
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:27 PM   #5
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I don't know what brand it is that came with our Airstream- I think Colonial (our dealer) provided it. But our first one was still going strong after seven years of use when we traded it in. Anyone know what brand it is?
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Old 07-16-2015, 05:30 PM   #6
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Sewer Solution would let you dump at the spot in the KOA you are at now. We used ours with no issues for the last 2 1/2 years.

But.. we recently switched to slinky sticky. Sewer Solution was just too slow for us. Dumping two full 40 gallon tanks takes a long time.

I went small. 5 Foot Rhinoflex with an elbow directly on the hose. Haven't had leaks or a problem. Ours seems extra tight to the trailer.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OUMVSS
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002OUMVZG
(Sewer Solution is now the backup)
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:29 PM   #7
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I use the good, usual flexible hose.. to get the 'slope' right, I have split an 8" 'irrigation' drainage pipe lengthwise... I then 'push' the hose into the half and it 'grabs' on... I use a few sections, overlapping to extend and keep the 'slope'... then use some of the 'expanding' slope sections...to support it..

When breaking camp it is easy to just pull the hose out.. clean, stow..no sections to contend with sealing....

I have a 'short' hose for doing a dump at 'stations'.... and it works smoothly..
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I like and use blue line hose and couplings, they just push together,they are clean and easy to use.
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We've been using the Sewer Solution for about nine years now. we have 1,600 nights of camping with it. We are on our second one.

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I never considered sewer solution because I have the flush valve on my Airstream. Always thought that was just for cleaning your tank. That small hose though, everything goes thru it?
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I never considered sewer solution because I have the flush valve on my Airstream. Always thought that was just for cleaning your tank. That small hose though, everything goes thru it?
Darn tootin it does, like a charm. Also, you never need to worry about saving gray water to clean the slinky.

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I have been using a Rhino flex for two years now and no problems yet but I changed the coupler on the trailer from Thedford to Valtery.
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Ditto the sewer solution system. We have one for each rig and have given a couple away as gifts. They don't empty the tanks as fast but they aren't messy and stow easily.
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What everyone has said about Sewer Solution. Ours have been running (oooh) flawlessly for four years. Yes, we have the Classic clean out spray system built in, and we use that , too! Like the Chief, we keep a good slinky on board for a quick dump on the way out of a 1/2 hook up state park, etc. AND for most camps the SS is The Way To Go! (Buy an extra length of hose for those hard-to-reach locations.)

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Ditto the sewer solution system. We have one for each rig and have given a couple away as gifts. They don't empty the tanks as fast but they aren't messy and stow easily.
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