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On the morning of our final day of camping, we began the business of dumping the holding tanks. On the last week of May, we purchased the Valterra Deluxe EZ Coupler kit. It had two 10 foot hoses and the EZ coupler all in one. I had previously watched a video on the product along with the Dominator hose. At the time, my husband and I felt the Dominator was over kill.

Well imagine my surprise went I opened the valve and a pin hole spray appeared. Fortunately, it was not pointed up at my face, but to the ground. (Thank you, Lord!)

So are these hoses as disposable as trash bags? This is the 3rd use. We haven't used chemicals in our tank yet -- only water softener and detergent. The hoses are kept in a kitty liter box. Nothing is stored on top of them.

We need to purchase a new hose now. What is your experience with the various sewer hose companies and how long is the typical life of these things?

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Some last longer than others. They only have a thin vinyl membrane. You need to be careful when handling them. Never drag them across concrete or anything sharp. Chemicals do not usually affect them. Mine usually last a few years but not forever.

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That is why you carry DUCT TAPE!
Dry the spot and slap a small piece of tape over the hole.





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Those EZ blue hoses are pretty thin and cheap. I can see them wearing through if you drag them, or if you or the kids step on them. Even though I haven't worn one out yet, I didn't like the slip fit connectors that do not positively connect.

You can keep buying those, and I admit that I keep one around for quick mobil dumps. But for connecting at a campground I think you would like the Rhino hoses better. Much thicker and positive lock end connectors. They are brown with orange end fittings. A few bucks more, but not too bad on price. Nicest thing is that they don't act like a slinky spring when you use them.


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I usually buy a new one every season just to play it safe.We usually get the whole season out of them with no problems.

I also keep a back up just in case. Nothing worse than pulling the valve and finding out your hose is junk lol.

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Bonefish wrote:

That is why you carry DUCT TAPE!
Dry the spot and slap a small piece of tape over the hole.


This is now on the must have list!!

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Chuck it. They do go bad. I usually carry a spare new one, just in case. Nothing like getting a poop bath.

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Better hoses tend to last longer but not forever. Before running out and paying big money for the Rino Flex you should know that the fittings are larger than the standard hoses and might not fit inside your bumper or storage tube. While the expandable feature is nice, I only got two years out of mine before leaks developed at two places on the hose and around one of the fittings. I'll just buy the cheaper,ones and replace when necessary, I do carry a spare.

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c3saving wrote:

Bonefish wrote:

That is why you carry DUCT TAPE!
Dry the spot and slap a small piece of tape over the hole.


This is now on the must have list!!

I'd try Eternabond. I've repaired a pair of my daughter's rubber boots and a pair of hip waders, besides making my roof leak-proof.


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Duct tape, Plumbers Goop, chewing gum, a band aid - this ain't rocket science.

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