Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-20-2012, 10:41 AM   #71
Rivet Master
 
Moflash's Avatar
 
2007 28' International CCD
Springfield , Missouri
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 1,167
Here is a link to SS video so you can see how it works

Sewer Solution - YouTube
__________________

__________________
Moflash is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #72
2 Rivet Member
 
Wild-Air's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Minden , Nevada
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 55
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks for the Youtube link, Mo. It's an interesting contraption and it would be useful when needing to discharge uphill. I wonder if it would be something usable on a full-time basis.
__________________

__________________
Russ
Wild-Air is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 12:12 PM   #73
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
I purchased a SS with optional hose yesterday to have as an "uphill" option in addition to a 6" piece of 3" clear pipe and put these in the rear bumper tray along with a 15' slinky with three 5' extensions.

The gotcha is having to have a close fresh water hydrant with good pressure to create the venturi action sucking stuff out of the 3" pipe and pushing it down the 1" hose. There are no moving parts in the end cap that attaches to the 3" pipe.
__________________
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2012, 01:31 PM   #74
2 Rivet Member
 
flynaxos's Avatar
 
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Daphne , Alabama
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 49
Images: 1
I carry both the stinky slinky and the SS.

Airstreams are unique in that they are built closer to the ground than the SOB's. As a result, the sewer connections are lower to the ground. We have been in several campsites that have built-up sewer connectors and in some cases the stinky slinky won't work at all. Basic physics. It won't flow uphill.

Because of the "pump effect" created by the water inlet hose, the SS allows the waste to be "pumped" uphill. We have had as much as a 6 inch lift between our sewer drain and the campsite's inlet. The SS works beautifully in this environment.

Maybe it does flow uphill after all. Hmmm. . .
__________________
flynaxos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2012, 06:43 AM   #75
4 Rivet Member
 
2011 30' Flying Cloud
Arvada , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 395
After reading the many posts, I think my problem may be a lack of sufficient water pressure to move the waste quickly. And, that may be caused due to the two "Y" connectors I use between the faucet and the SS. I'll see how a new set up works next spring. i would prefer not to carry both, but right now my first choice is the Slinky.
__________________
Jack46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 08:24 AM   #76
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 4,799
Images: 8
As a inexperienced owner reading the forums, I discover many items that others found were "useful" or "necessary" in their travels. I often elect to acquire some of these items for the piece of mind that it is aboard.

However, remembering where "it" is may be as much as a problem as the problem itself.
__________________
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #77
Rivet Master
 
r carl's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,056
Quote:
Originally Posted by moosetags View Post
One would think that a $70,000 RV would come with a sewer hose like it comes with a shore power cord. It's kind of like buying a new Cadillac, and then having to go to an accessory store and buy a steering wheel for it.

It doesn't really make any sense, but it's the way of the RV world.

Brian
Right when you are about to sign the papers for your new trailer, put down the pen and look at the salesman and ask if there is water and waste hoses in the camper. Im sure he will do anything at that point.
__________________
r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #78
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Wink If you think of it....

Quote:
Originally Posted by switz View Post
As a inexperienced owner reading the forums, I discover many items that others found were "useful" or "necessary" in their travels. I often elect to acquire some of these items for the piece of mind that it is aboard.

However, remembering where "it" is may be as much as a problem as the problem itself.
How to cut the problem in half......maybe.

If while "packing", instead of asking, "did we bring"....you make sure it's brought.

If it's your thought, it's your duty.

Bob
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #79
Rivet Master
 
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack46 View Post
After reading the many posts, I think my problem may be a lack of sufficient water pressure to move the waste quickly. And, that may be caused due to the two "Y" connectors I use between the faucet and the SS. I'll see how a new set up works next spring. i would prefer not to carry both, but right now my first choice is the Slinky.
You need to be careful picking out those "Y" connectors, the next time you go to a store with several different "Y" connectors look through them and compare the size of the openings in the valves, some are less then 1/4".
__________________
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 08:24 PM   #80
3 Rivet Member
 
2015 16' Sport
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 144
newbie help please... We almost picked up our new 16' today. Few issues still to be resolved. But anyway I bought the 15' Valterra Viper hose for the sewer and was unable to cram all of it into the storage tube under the trailer, nor could the technician doing our walk through. removed the cap, etc... What did I do/buy incorrectly?

thanks,
Lee
__________________
leedav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 08:31 PM   #81
2 Rivet Member
 
2017 30' Classic
Lexington , Kentucky
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 97
Images: 2
We had the same issue. We ended up just storing the slinky (and two 5-foot extensions) in the rear bumper.
__________________
wlanford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 08:35 PM   #82
Rivet Master
 
Landrum's Avatar
 
2014 25' FB International
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 591
I'm not familiar with that specific hose, but I do believe a lot of the heavier hoses with large connectors simply don't fit in that tube. You have a few options:

1) get a hose with smaller connectors
2) Replace the storage tube. Valterra does make a larger sewer storage tube.
3) keep your sewer hose in your bumper trunk. Oh wait did you say Bambi? You may not have a bumper trunk.
4) make a custom storage tube......which is what I did. I bought a 5x5 black pvc fence post and mounted under the AS. I'm able to fit two of the nice hoses with all the connectors into my new storage tube.
5) look into the Sewer Solution, but this would only help if you ALWAYS have full hookups otherwise you will need a slinky as a backup.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
__________________
Landrum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2015, 09:03 PM   #83
3 Rivet Member
 
2015 16' Sport
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 144
Thanks Landrum. We are having a bumper installed, but storage is so limited I'd hate to use it for the sewer pipe. Guess I'll get a shorter hose for the near term and upgrade the storage when I can get to it
__________________
leedav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2016, 08:29 PM   #84
4 Rivet Member
 
2015 23' Flying Cloud
Livermore , California
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 371
can someone point me to a thread that discusses how to set up a home sewer flush system? Not sure if you have to have a septic tank setup or not.
__________________

__________________
cactusjk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coupler issue. GT1963 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 3 06-02-2011 06:15 AM
PVC cap for sewer hose? lovetofly Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 2 05-29-2011 08:48 PM
Sewer Hose Holder Air Cruiser Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10 04-24-2011 01:48 PM
Need Help with a Spare Wheel and Sewer Hose for Int'l 19'? jambie 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 4 03-07-2011 08:50 PM
2011 International sewer questions AirEPotter Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 12 02-19-2011 11:01 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.