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Old 12-11-2016, 12:09 PM   #1
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Length of sewer hose?

Why are there so many decisions when you buy a new AS. How long a sewer hose do I need? Any recommendations on brand or any other helpful info? Thanks again for such good info. Is there a thread on outfitting for first trip anywhere?
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:23 PM   #2
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Usually, the standard 20 to 30 feet sewer hoses will suffice. The majority of parks dump outlets are within that range, some parks are further and some are closer.

Get a standard length and and an extension for your type of sewer hose and you will be fine for anything.

If you get the Sewer Solution get the extension for it as well.

I prefer the Rhino for it toughness and it fits in the belly holder. (though the extension doesn't fit in it.) I also have a sewer solution and extension. And have the dealer provided one, Cheap and fragile.

Right now, I modified my Rhino to be 1 foot long. A short story which will not be renounced here.

There are many threads on lists. Just do a search.
Good luck on your new purchase and enjoy!
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:27 PM   #3
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I have a couple of slinkies, 20 and 10 ft. I have had to connect them several times. Also have a Sewer Solution with 30 ft of hose. I use which ever system is most appropriate for the situation.
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Old 12-11-2016, 12:59 PM   #4
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90 % of the time one hose is just fine but there are a few campgrounds where you have to wonder "what were they thinking" when the installed the sewer connection and a 2nd length of hose is required to reach the connection. Make sure you get the proper connector to join the two together. My 2nd hose is a "cheapie" because I don't use it very often but when you need it-you need it. Also, those plastic sewer hose holders that accordions out is really handy to keep the hose at the correct pitch. Some RV sites have the sewer connection elevated a little above the ground and water doesn't like to flow uphill.
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I carry good quality 20' and a good 5' as above. I frequently use just the 5'. I also carry the accordian holder. On a few occasions I have coupled the 5 to the 20 but usually I am using one or the other.

Oh, for the blue nitrile disposable gloves which I keep in the bumper with the 5' and slinky. Put them in an open tray so they don't get wet from below. And a few rolls of the blue paper towels that I buy in bulk from CostCo
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:22 AM   #6
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I would recommend Blue Line Hose System:

http://www.prestofit.com/BluelineRVSanitation.html

I have both a 10' & 17' hose. I believe they also have 5' & 25'. The thing I like about them is that they are quick to connect, everything comes a part for adjusting the configuration that you want. They also have many options and attachments to design your system. They are gray which goes with your color scheme and have clear tubes if you want to watch how clean your system is. One other thing, since they come a part and reattach so easily, the tubes can easily be stored in a PVC tube under your trailer should you wish to add that flexibility.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:41 AM   #7
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We use the Sewer Solution. The 10' hose is most often sufficient. We use another 10' extension somewhat regularly. We carry two more 10' extensions. There have been a several times when we needed 30' to reach the sewer. We have used the 40' length on one occasion when the only site we could get was a front-in waterfront moho site that required enough dump hose to reach around to the other side of the Airstream and a fair distance over to the campground sewer pipe.

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Sewer Solution - Slow?

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We use the Sewer Solution. ...
Can you tell me if the Sewer Solution is slower than a regular 3" sewer hose? I would be concerned with taking too long at a dump station with a line of other rv and trailer owners behind me. Also, from what I have seen at campground dump stations there is usually no threaded water hose for use with a Sewer Solution. Is that your experience too?
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Can you tell me if the Sewer Solution is slower than a regular 3" sewer hose? I would be concerned with taking too long at a dump station with a line of other rv and trailer owners behind me. Also, from what I have seen at campground dump stations there is usually no threaded water hose for use with a Sewer Solution. Is that your experience too?
You are correct. The Sewer Solution is somewhat slower. I do not use it a a campground dump station unless there is no line there or expected. I keep one length of slinky for a quick gray tank dump. I never dump the black tank with the slinky.

You are also correct that the rinse hose at a dump station very often does not have a threaded end that is conducive with the Sewer Solution. For those occasions, we use a Water Bandit (Camco 22484). This gadget turns any hose or faucet into a threaded end for hose connection. They are quite inexpensive and very handy. We always carry a couple of them.

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Old 12-12-2016, 07:25 AM   #10
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I find that is just the case, slow. Plus you need another dirty hose to hook to the SS if you are flushing the black tank at the same time. That's why when at the station I use a 3" hose configuration.

If there is not a threaded fitting at the dump, just use a rock, log or board, anything to hold the SS fitting in to the outlet. Can even use your foot or someone else's. LOL
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:56 AM   #11
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We've always gotten by with 20'. If it won't reach and we are there for only a night or two we can move the trailer closer to the drain before we pull out to dump. Or carry the waste water with us to the next night's stop.

I don't like to carry extra anything for the unusual event that may have a workaround.
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Old 12-12-2016, 11:36 AM   #12
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Old 12-12-2016, 12:11 PM   #13
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AS ABOVE; YOU SHOULD BE FINE.
I CARRY 30 FT. IN THREE SECTIONS; (and a slinky).

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Old 12-12-2016, 05:46 PM   #14
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Someone may have mentioned this, but I find a clear connector to be worth using. It will let you know if you have rinsed your black tank sufficiently.
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:36 PM   #15
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I carry 3 lengths of blue line hose, 2 couplings, an elbow that screws into the ground connector , required at most parks, 2 couplings for the trailer, that's plenty..
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Old 12-13-2016, 09:09 AM   #16
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Ditto 68TWind.
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Old 12-13-2016, 05:18 PM   #17
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Someone may have mentioned this, but I find a clear connector to be worth using. It will let you know if you have rinsed your black tank sufficiently.
I concur!
I have a 6" clear extension where I can see what comes out .
If you DO install one, use contact cement on the locks, and a suitable hose clamp OVER the locks to secure it.
This will ensure that the extension does not come off during hose removal.😑

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Valterra Sewer Slinky

We've had good luck with the Valterra sewer slinky which comes in two ten foot sections which are easily connected to give us a twenty foot slinky when we need it. It has the added benefit of easily fitting into the slinky storage tube under the trailer. The 20 foot length works 99% of the time. Like someone mentioned before, if that is too short, you can always dump at the campground dump site that 1% of the time.

One thing to keep in mind is that in colder weather, the slinkies aren't as flexible which makes them harder to stretch and effectively results in a shorter hose. That's one of the main reasons we like having the two ten foot sections to compensate.

The clear elbow attachment coming out of the the holding tank has been a real godsend as well. It's nice to see what's coming out of the tanks and eliminates the guesswork as to when you are finished emptying the tank and getting the discharge back to clear when cleaning.

Good luck with your adventures!
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We use a RhinoFlex 15', and carry a RhinoFlex 10' extension. Rarely need the extension, but it's there.
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I've got the Rhino hose cut to fit in the sewer storage tube and carry an extension in the rear bumper tray. 99% of the time the main hose is enough length. I also have the sewer hose support slinky.

Sewer Solution seems only viable in full hookup sites. When you are at a dump station with people waiting behind you it will take a lot longer to dump and some dump stations don't have a threaded faucet to connect a hose up to it. The SS must use a ton of water in the process. The SS is a good solution for home dumping if you have a sewer cleanout near where you park your trailer.

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