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Old 07-09-2012, 07:58 PM   #31
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Hi: LeonW... Have you seen the movie RV with Robin Williams If not you should. He has some great shots of $#!~ from some wierd adaptors... It's impossible to jump back from a crouched down position!!! Don't ask me how I know. Alf
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #32
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #33
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Re: Sewer hose container

"I got one 90 degree elbow that will attach to the trailer sewer out. It has four tabs, so should be sturdy, and is clear so that I can see what is going on."

And, I have to ask, why would you want to see?

If you lightly touch the hose you can feel the vibration of liquid moving through the hose. When it stops, you are done.

I just got back from my sister's place on Shuswap Lake. Toad had a pad to sit on with water, power and sewer. I took advantage and used my wand to clean the black and the grey tanks. The monitor reads empty for black, grey and fresh and the battery is 100 per cent. I'm a happy camper.

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Old 07-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #34
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Alf, I hear you about how fast one can move -- even when I was a lot faster, I probably couldn't move quickly enough to get out of the way. So I will give this a try with clear water first and see whether it inspires confidence. I think the major problem might be getting the #$%&^ pieces apart. It seems to take a lot of twisting, and I haven't even tried it for real yet.

Baglo, the reason why I want to see what is going on is that the black water tank appears to drain fairly quickly, but the grey water tank seems to take forever and a day. My understanding is that it is best to do the black tank first, and then use the soapy water in the grey water tank to (more or less) rinse the hose. When I unhooked the sewer hose before, I was amazed at how much flow was coming still coming even though all the sound and vibration had stopped. I am not sure how long I would have to wait to have the grey tank be completely empty, or at least for the flow to stop.

I suppose one alternative would be to get a Rhino hose. There is a small business that specializes in mods to Casita trailers, and they sell a 45 degree angle Rhino hose attachment that is translucent. That way you can sort of see what is going on, without getting "too much information".

As soon as the hose connector broke, I went poking around on Camping World to see if I could find a sewer hose that had many happy owners. I was hoping to find something that I could purchase and forget about for a while. But all the products seemed to have several comments from users who thought the hose was too flimsy and had developed leaks early in its life, or had some break at the connectors.

Hope this makes sense...
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #35
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Hi: LeonW..."If you got 'em use 'em" When I position the trailer at the dump stn. I put a slab of 2X or a few "Lego" blocks under the other side wheel and drive up on them. It helps the grey flo as that tank is flat and the drain doesn't slope like the black. Our flo is slo too!!! Alf
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:33 PM   #36
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I dance around in the trailer while Doug is doing the draining rocking the trailer side to side to help with the draining!!!
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"Baglo, the reason why I want to see what is going on is that the black water tank appears to drain fairly quickly, but the grey water tank seems to take forever and a day. My understanding is that it is best to do the black tank first, and then use the soapy water in the grey water tank to (more or less) rinse the hose. When I unhooked the sewer hose before, I was amazed at how much flow was coming still coming even though all the sound and vibration had stopped. I am not sure how long I would have to wait to have the grey tank be completely empty, or at least for the flow to stop"

You are correct. Black first and grey to rinse.
But, I do find that I can just lightly touch the hose on the bottom side and feel if it's still draining. It does take longer than the black, and even when you think it's finished a few ounces will drain.

When you feel little or no vibration, close the valve, wait a couple seconds and detach. At most a few ounces from between the valve an the outlet will be released.

I'm still using the slinky that came with my Escape in 2008. I had to replace the end piece, but that's because I tossed it carelessly down on some concrete.

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Old 07-11-2012, 01:41 AM   #38
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who knew that such a yukky topic could poduce such engaging conversation.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:32 AM   #39
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Yes....Its gone "spiral" on P.U. Tube
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