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Old 04-14-2015, 11:49 AM   #1
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Lets talk -- sewer hose supports

So the maiden voyage is been and gone and its time to think of "whats next" for purchasing. So naturally I think of the slinky...


What are the real pro's and con's of those support brackets? I totally get their purpose (limit hose damage and improved 'flow') and if one was to be long term at a FHU site it would be a no-brainer.

For a weekend warrior, or someone who can stretch dumps to say once a week, do these things make sense? Do people use the supports for a "quick" visit to the community dumping station?

Or just do the caterpillar walk when dumping?
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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caterpillar walk. I think I've used the supports twice in 7 years.
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Old 04-14-2015, 11:55 AM   #3
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While there are certain campground sites where they could work fine, most of the time they are not needed. For me, it is not something I would want to tote around.

They are of no use when boondocking, and even in campgrounds I usually only hook up and dump when leaving, or the odd time after a few days, if staying longer than the tanks can manage.

The only situation where I see them being advantageous, is if you are parked full time in a campsite.

Obviously my vote is a no to them.
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Just one more thing to store in my book. Sewer hose isn't heavy to dump, which you'd have to do anyways to really clean it out to store.
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Also no. Don't need more stuff to carry.
And, I wonder if some that use them are leaving their black tank open which results in liquids draining away and solids clogging up the works.
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And, I wonder if some that use them are leaving their black tank open which results in liquids draining away and solids clogging up the works.
With my first RV with sewer drains, I did this the first time out, but once it was pointed out to me why not to do it, I immediately saw the error in my ways. I have now explained to a few others that they should not do this.
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Also no. Don't need more stuff to carry.
And, I wonder if some that use them are leaving their black tank open which results in liquids draining away and solids clogging up the works.
Exactly. The idea is to have plenty of water in the tank, not to empty it all of the time. Long-timers will tell you to use plenty of water in the black tank to prevent problems. These set-ups do the opposite.

You also are highly unlikely to need it unless staying in one place a very long time. If you are at a site for a month, there is also a good chance that there will be a dumping service coming around.
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OK.

Thanks all.

One less thing to worry about.
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With my first RV with sewer drains, I did this the first time out, but once it was pointed out to me why not to do it, I immediately saw the error in my ways. I have now explained to a few others that they should not do this.
Saw this on several units several times on our trip. Sewer hose connected, black tank valve pulled open and left that way. I guess if you like a pile of "stuff" in the bottom of your black tank, that's a perfect way to achieve it.

As for the hose support, we had a Camco Sidewinder and used it at almost every campsite. At many of them the drain for the sewer was either level or slightly uphill from the trailer's sewer connection. Using the support allowed us to route the hose and achieve a downhill slope. Made dumping a breeze. Packs up small and I have a permanent spot for it right next to the batteries in the storage box.
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Saw this on several units several times on our trip. Sewer hose connected, black tank valve pulled open and left that way. I guess if you like a pile of "stuff" in the bottom of your black tank, that's a perfect way to achieve it.

As for the hose support, we had a Camco Sidewinder and used it at almost every campsite. At many of them the drain for the sewer was either level or slightly uphill from the trailer's sewer connection. Using the support allowed us to route the hose and achieve a downhill slope. Made dumping a breeze. Packs up small and I have a permanent spot for it right next to the batteries in the storage box.
Ditto for us. When you need one you need one. Bought the simple one held together with staples. Removed sections to make smaller. Takes up minimal room. We have found curbs in front of drains, drains that are sideways, drains high off the ground. In each case the support made draining possible. It also allows you to create a uniform slope for when you do pull the drain lever. Small investment and minimal space.
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