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Old 07-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #21
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Use your reliable old slinky.

That is what the slinky is for. I think, paula
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:51 PM   #22
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I made a home dump of the tanks this morning by running 80 ft of 1 " PVC to my homes clean out plug. It worked perfectly and really got a good flush. My slinky was leaking when I dumped the tanks 2 weeks ago after a trip so I did a poor job of flushing there. All the crud came out and went right down the pipes. I bought a clear six inch extension to clear the dump valve handles so I could see all the paper & doodoo going down.
Very clean and neat. I hope I never have to pull out a slinky again.
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:26 PM   #23
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Ordering my grey and black tanks soon and glad I happened upon this thread. Better check it out right away. So do those of you that have this Sewer Solution not even carry a slinky?
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Old 08-19-2009, 05:35 PM   #24
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Carry a slinky just in case

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Ordering my grey and black tanks soon and glad I happened upon this thread. Better check it out right away. So do those of you that have this Sewer Solution not even carry a slinky?
I have been told to carry a slinky in case we don't have water to empty the black tank with.....big stuff might get stuck in that little hose.......now if you don't have any big stuff.............oh, well, you know what I mean.

I have to say that Sewer Solution worked great on our first trip out with our SteSpot (Rebuilt 68 Ambassador) but we had campground water. paula
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Where do those of you that have the Sewer Solution carry them? Does the Sewer Solution sewer hose fit into the sewer hose tube under your AS? How about the unit itself?
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:51 PM   #26
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

I've been using the Sewer solution for over two years now.

I do carry a 10 ft slinky in case I have to dump at a community dump where there is no water source to hook to the Sewer Solution.

I carry my Sewer solution drain hoses in the "tool shed" (outside storage compartment) of my 25FB. It gets washed out so well that this has never been a problem.

The Sewer Solution and its connector do not fit into under trailer slinky tube.

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Thanks Moosetags for the reply. By the way, what purpose does the orange clamp have on your picture?
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #28
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I use the SS also, just last weekend again...works great, but does probably use more water to flush than just dumping and cleaning the slinky - maybe not though, if you also do a lot of tank flushing after dumping with the slinky...

I made a plastic distribution box for the fresh water and SS water supply...I also use quick disconnects on all my garden hose connections - much easier to connect, etc...

I store all the SS stuff in one plastic bin, fresh water hoses in another, and all the electrical cables and adapters in a third - these bins are stored in the TV during travel...keeps things organized and easy to find...

Some pics of my distribution box and hook-up hoses - there is a one-way, check valve on the water supply gray pipe that goes to the SS, for back flow prevention in the event of pressure failure of supply water source during flush use...
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Old 08-19-2009, 10:23 PM   #29
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Rear bumper

We put our SS in the rear bumper of our 68 Ambassador along with the electrical hose and the handle for the Zip Dee awing....not sure if our new slinky will fit in there as well.....hope so. paula
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Thanks Moosetags for the reply. By the way, what purpose does the orange clamp have on your picture?
I use the orange and blue clamps to tie up the Sewer solution hoses.

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Some AirForum folks have reported issues with over excited campgrounds and Sewer Solutions...interpretations of backflow preventers/city water supply will probably get ugly in the near future...

I have a home-made version and it works great...if I use it at a campground I think I'll tend to use it then stow it...no sense in having questions asked when they can be avoided.

I know for a fact that one city near us will flip out if the water dept see's one in use.
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We just returned from the NorCal Lassen Lava Beds Cararally. I FORGOT TO PACK MY SS!! THAT will never happen again! Did have the slinky though. I made an extention to allow the SS to be more easily accessible at the rear of the Trade Wind. I posted it with pictures last year in Reviews but I can't find it.
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We have been using our Sewer Solution exclusively for over two years now. We have camped over 200 nights at campgrounds all over the United States without any problems from anyone.

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Enlighten Me Please.....

I like the concept of the Sewer Solutions as an effective and reasonably priced alternative to the stinky slinky, but I'm not at all excited about hooking up a fresh water supply anywhere close to the holding tank outlet. I see that a vacuum breaker is part of the system, but it still doesn't inspire my confidence. Am I alone with this concern?

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All I can say is that the system has worked flawlessly for me for years now. I hook the SS up at my house when I get home and need to dump. During the period when I am dumping, I am monitoring the system. I never just pull the black tank valve and walk away.

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I like the concept of the Sewer Solutions as an effective and reasonably priced alternative to the stinky slinky, but I'm not at all excited about hooking up a fresh water supply anywhere close to the holding tank outlet. I see that a vacuum breaker is part of the system, but it still doesn't inspire my confidence. Am I alone with this concern?

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It concerned me a bit but I hook up to the water from the trailer. We have one of those ports where we can inject water into the black tank with a hose. This also means we have a valve that taps to the trailer water. I usually hook that to the SS with a short piece of hose. This valve has a vacuum breaker ALSO so I have two of them which makes me feel better.

I also constantly monitor it. I only hook up the fresh water when I am dumping. During a stay I leave the gray open so it can trickle out and it does a good job.
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I have an anti siphon valve plus to be certain I turn off the water supply to the trailer.
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It has a back flow protector in the connector

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Some AirForum folks have reported issues with over excited campgrounds and Sewer Solutions...interpretations of backflow preventers/city water supply will probably get ugly in the near future...

I have a home-made version and it works great...if I use it at a campground I think I'll tend to use it then stow it...no sense in having questions asked when they can be avoided.

I know for a fact that one city near us will flip out if the water dept see's one in use.
The back flow preventer is part of the connector to the SS. paula
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I like the concept of the Sewer Solutions as an effective and reasonably priced alternative to the stinky slinky, but I'm not at all excited about hooking up a fresh water supply anywhere close to the holding tank outlet. I see that a vacuum breaker is part of the system, but it still doesn't inspire my confidence. Am I alone with this concern?

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Kevin,

I share your concern, especially when I see the SS hooked up to a wye on the potable water line. I would only use a Sewer Solution or Hyrdoflush at the dump station with the non-potable water hydrant.

I wouldn't trust a single check valve or antisiphon either. Leaving the Sewer solution hooked up (as in #30) to me is like watching the cook not wash his hands after going to the bathroom.

I've also got to say I don't think the water hydrant in post #30 would be legal in most states. It's too close to the sewer and not high enough off the ground.
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In my way of thinking, there's a bit too much concern in regard to the anti-siphon issue with regard to the SS...

The anti-siphon 'use' would ONLY come into play if there were to be a drop or loss in the fresh water supply pressure...you only turn ON the water to the SS when you are using it - standing there watching the process...if the supply pressure were to drop while the water is ON to the SS, you'd know it by seeing that it wasn't working AND the anti-siphon would prevent any back-flow - but in any event you would turn off the water supply to investigate about the pressure loss...

You only use the water supply when using the SS - the water is not ON to the SS at any other time...

You can see in my pictures above that I have a ball valve that must be turned ON to activate the SS - when finished, I turn the ball valve OFF, and there is no danger to the fresh water supply - if there were a pressure failure while in the SS use mode (valve ON), the check valve would stop any back flow or contamination in the line - about 2 feet away from the SS - AND I would be there to turn OFF the valve, in any event, as I would see the SS wasn't getting any water pressure...

In my way of thinking, you'd have a much greater chance of some kind of contamination handling the slimy slinky than you'd ever have with operating the SS...just my 2 cent's worth...
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