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Old 04-20-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
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Sewer Hose length?

Getting ready for our first trip out with Daisy, and wondering if 10 feet of sewer hosing is adequate? That's the length that comes with the tt off the lot. Would appreciate any suggestions from our experienced AS friends.

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I find 10 feet to be adequate most of the time. There are times however when that is not enough. I have an additional 10 feet that I can quickly connect to the existing one. I have never needed more than 20 feet.
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My husband did buy an additional 10 feet of hosing which I think we'll keep now for backup. Just thought we would need more than that. Thanks James for the tip.
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Don,t forget to get the fittings for each end so that the two hoses can be connected together. There are several different kinds available and can be found at camping supply stores, Walmart, Camping World, etc.
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I threw out the original 10' hose that the dealer supplied and bought a heavy duty 20' hose. I've run into enough places where the 20' hose was the saving grace. The heavy duty hose uses a heavier plastic which keeps you from the punctures that you sometimes get when you are camped at rocky sites.

My advice is just upgrade to the better and longer hose. Save yourself the issues of buying a coupler and having to join the hoses together. Just one more point of failure.

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I agree with what Jack said. I also removed our stock hose and added an HD 25' hose because at my house, I have a sewer line polk through. If for some reason after boondocking, I can't find a dump station, I can simply connect the hose and dump at home. With the external tank flush, it's gonna be a total piece of cake to dump.

10 feet seems just too short!
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I find 10 feet to be adequate most of the time. There are times however when that is not enough. I have an additional 10 feet that I can quickly connect to the existing one. I have never needed more than 20 feet.
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10 feet seems just too short!
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Getting ready for our first trip out with Daisy, and wondering if 10 feet of sewer hosing is adequate? That's the length that comes with the tt off the lot. Would appreciate any suggestions from our experienced AS friends.
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Gail,
You might want to consider this as well..
When you're out with your unit and, getting ready to hook-up the sewer system. For safety, always carry gloves of some kind (leather type works well) when handling the sewer hoses, etc.
I'd also recommend that you carry a spray bottle containing clorex/bleach and, latex gloves to keep the area sanitized. I always change to the latex before handling the fresh water "white hose" and, spray the faust area before connecting up. You just never know if one of man's little critter has used it for a "watering post"..lol
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That is a VERY good point!

We carry latex disposable gloves, but I very much like the bleach in a sprayer idea. After all, not all folks that use facilities are neat about it, besides issues with it being used as a bathroom.

Kind of off topic, but another area where we bring dow bathroom cleaner is when we go to the shower houses at campgrounds. People look at me like I'm nuts...and they'd be right, however, I still spray down the stall cause just like the sewer hose and dump areas....you just never know.

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Gail,
You might want to consider this as well..
When you're out with your unit and, getting ready to hook-up the sewer system. For safety, always carry gloves of some kind (leather type works well) when handling the sewer hoses, etc.
I'd also recommend that you carry a spray bottle containing clorex/bleach and, latex gloves to keep the area sanitized. I always change to the latex before handling the fresh water "white hose" and, spray the faust area before connecting up. You just never know if one of man's little critter has used it for a "watering post"..lol
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This is an excellent sugestion to all, regarding the clorex/bleach. Being a registered nurse I see patients in the hospital with stomach viruses and dehydration all the time due to poor hand washing technique and exposure to viruses and bacteria in our environment. Bleach kills everything. Bacteria lives off body fluids, then you have the black holding tank and what do you have? A major breeding ground, iewwwwwwwwwwwwww. No sickness allowed while ASing. Stay healthy and use your bleach.

Thanks 53FC, another good tip from NH.

No Eric, you are not nuts!!!


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I carry disposable clear plastic glove for sewer line handling. I also carry a plastic can of the anti-bacterial wipes which I use after I'm done.

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That is a VERY good point!

...People look at me like I'm nuts...and they'd be right, however, I still spray down the stall cause just like the sewer hose and dump areas....you just never know.

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And if you forget your shampoo, then you have something that will work...
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Latex disposable gloves should be standard supples when doing the dump thing, but be careful...alot of people have allergies to latex. This is especially a problem for nurses who have these things on and off all day/night. My wife is an expert in this field. Vynl might be an option.

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And if you forget your shampoo, then you have something that will work...
Now that I've grown my hair back from the military look I use to have....you're right, I'm gonna need somethin'!
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