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EricGT

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Our septic tank is 35' from our driveway. It is also on a downward slope, so I cannot drive any closer to it.

I currently have the 15' Camco Rhinoflex hose kit and would be looking at adding a 20' extension to get it to the septic tank.

My question is, how do I keep the collapsible hose extended to the tank? I want to make this a one person operation as I know my wife will NOT hold the hose end over the septic tank while I open the black and grey tank valves.

CORRECTION- I measured last night and it is 75' to the septic clean out since I am now not going to use the septic lid.

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EricGT wrote:

Our septic tank is 35' from our driveway. It is also on a downward slope, so I cannot drive any closer to it.

I currently have the 15' Camco Rhinoflex hose kit and would be looking at adding a 20' extension to get it to the septic tank.

My question is, how do I keep the collapsible hose extended to the tank? I want to make this a one person operation as I know my wife will NOT hold the hose end over the septic tank while I open the black and grey tank valves.


Sounds like you need a portable macerator. That would do the job. I don't have one right now, but it's the next big RV related purchase I'm going to make.


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Posted: 03/06/12 08:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why don't you manage the hose end at the septic tank and let you wife pull the valves open. Surely she is capable of doing this small task.


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Just find something heavy to put on the hose, but not so heavy as to crush the hose. Or get two cinder blocks and run the hose through them. Offset the cinder blocks enough to pinch the hose between them. Or get a long enough piece of 4" pvc pipe and use that instead of colapsable hose. It would probably be cheaper anyway.


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Look here http://emptythetanks.com/

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You need a macranator. Grinds waste. I use a Sewer Solution kit. It adapts to 1" pvc quite well for the long run. Of corse slower that the 4" hose. Injected water pressure breaks up solids and flows it to dump. I push 20 ft and a rise in elevation of 5 inches. Less than $100.00 at Tweetys RV. Cleaner than 4" hose


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If you go the PVC route glue threaded male/female fittings to each end. Easy to break down to store. After a good rinsing, of course.

I'd seriously consider burrying the pipe from the parking spot to the tank. Then it's just a easy single connection like at the RV parks.


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haha, nothing beats living in the sticks of PA.


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oldbeek wrote:

You need a macranator. Grinds waste. I use a Sewer Solution kit. It adapts to 1" pvc quite well for the long run. Of corse slower that the 4" hose. Injected water pressure breaks up solids and flows it to dump. I push 20 ft and a rise in elevation of 5 inches. Less than $100.00 at Tweetys RV. Cleaner than 4" hose

I was reading reviews on the SS Kit and some of the complaints were that it did not allow the black tank to empty quickly enough causing solids to stay in the tank.
It sounds as if the Macerator is the way to go, but at quite a cost.
I hate to sound cheap, but I really hate to spend $300 just to move P@@H down a hose 35'. lol

I have actually thought of making a 30' PVC run with 2- 45 degree angles but would need a place to store that 'creation'. I guess I could drag it in and out of the woods.

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I use the Camco 39625 RV Revolution Swivel RV Sewer Kit because it's sectional. You only need to connect as many sections as you need. I also bought spare sections of Camco 39623 10' Revolution RV Swivel Sewer Hose Kit - which is good because a crow pecked through one of them down in Oregon last summer, and I swapped it out with a spare.

You could use these to make a 40' run down slope. Tie some rope around the elbow. Attach the hooks of a bunjee cord to the rope and anchor the bunjee on the far side of the septic tight enough to hold the elbow in place. I'd also put a board over the elbow with some weight on top to help prevent kick back.


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