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Old 05-07-2015, 11:24 PM   #31
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So far have only needed the ETI hose, but have 25' of Viper ready for eventualities.

Sidebar: this site has the pedestal/drain on a slight rise, so could use my still boxed support links if I wish.

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Old 05-08-2015, 09:16 AM   #32
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We generally only put liquids into the holding tanks, and use the campground showers so I rarely, and I do mean rarely connect t a sewer connection, although I have the parts to do so. I really have an aversion to having a sewer hose set up on my camp site. That means I typically stop at the dump station or dump at the site if possible on the day I leave. I have never had a need for a sewer hose longer than 10 feet in 30 years for dump station use. I do, however, carry a 5-foot extension (which has never been used!).

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:05 AM   #33
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Carl, you sound just like us. Only dump when leaving most times, with the hose stowed while in camp. We also prefer campground showers if available, though it is nice to have one in the trailer as a backup.

We did once use a buddy's backup sewer hose, as we needed to dump mid stay, and we had arranged ourselves with our RV's together to make it more social, but this put us a ways away from hook-ups. A couple other things even more useful to us were his extra water hose, and electrical extension, both of which were hooked up full time. We now carry a spare of each, all tucked away in the depths of the storage show we ever need them.
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Old 05-08-2015, 12:22 PM   #34
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I thought the original that came with the trailer was too thin and didn't trust it, I swapped to the Rhino like Donna. Had a Flush King from previous trailer, works great for back flushing when no one is behind you at the dump station and the non potable hose has a male end on it. I keep it in the storage between the propane and the loft. In the image it's the right hand part only.

By the way, had the cover for the dump outlet pipe break, one of the clips broke. It was always very tight, but no more. New one from WM works much better.
Also had the clip on one side break off the cap in less then a year .
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:46 PM   #35
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I've never timed it, but I think I'm faster with the Sewer Solution than I am with my stinky slinky, but I have a lot more practice with it since I use it whenever I have a garden hose hookup available. I would never use the Sewer Solution to rinse the tanks if there was somebody waiting. If I do take the time to "rinse" the tanks it does get a bit more stuff out. If I don't "rinse" the black water sensors tell me the tank is 3/4 full even when I know it's empty, but rinsing cleans them off - most of the time. It doesn't get the tank as clean as the toilet wand so I still use the wand after each trip. I like the cleanliness of the Sewer Solution - it's just so simple to use. Plus I can run a 40' 1" hose into my basement window and into a toilet so I can dump the tanks in my driveway.
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:00 AM   #36
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we like others upgraded to a Rhino hose 15' fits with all the fittings into the escape 21 storage tube

Camco 39761 RhinoFLEX 15' Sewer Hose Kit with Swivel Fitting

hose support used when we camp at a site with hookups:
Level-Trek LT80070 15' Sewer Hose Support

regarding tank clean out gadgets, i installed the tornado on our holding tank and have been happy with the result. no more sticking wands into the toilet or feeding hose into the bathroom.

Camco 40126 Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser with Hose

also installed a clear section to verify fluid is running clean
Camco 39847 RhinoFLEX Clear 45 Degree Sewer Hose Swivel Fitting

Camco 40126 Tornado Rotary Tank Rinser with Hose
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:26 PM   #37
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At my last stop someone stole my slinky. I discovered it missing today when I arrived at my present location. Fortunately a local hardware store had some, so I bought a Rhino slinky. I will put padlocks on the storage tube ASAP.
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:32 PM   #38
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At my last stop someone stole my slinky.
They must have been desperate
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:40 PM   #39
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That is starting to stoop pretty low when they steal your sewer hose. We are planning on taking a new Rhino hose with us when we pick up the trailer. Can you lock the hose container or do you have to modify it to do so? Loren
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Old 06-07-2015, 06:41 PM   #40
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Were the covers still latched? I've seen quite a few of these laying along the highway.

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