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Posted: 05/15/12 01:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can anyone explain the advantage to using a hard PVC sewer pipe setup for a seasonal site? Also, how do you make the connection, at the camper adapt to the standard PVC sewer pipe?


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The adapters that I've seen are ABS...but ther is a glue that is compatible with both.

The PVC is cheap compared to replacing the regular hoses...long term exposure to uv will degrade them and cost you more in the long run to replace...PVC is virtually indestructible.

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Some people think it's 'slipperier'! The other advantage is that you can taper it to have nice drain of your grey water-you still need to keep the black valve closed!

Honestly-laying your hose in a piece of gutter on a support at the trailer's connector is as good or better...gets you a nice taper and no special tools/material or anything else to buy.


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Posted: 05/15/12 02:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks. I keep our gray and black valves closed unless dumping.
I heard a story of a sewer backup that occured, and someone had left their grey open. The backed up sewer went right up in to their camper, in to their grey tank and beyond. Maybe there should be a one way valve on them. hmmmmm

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Less chance of a spill and all in all cleaner. I leave the grey open and dump as needed....never have to touch anything buy the valve handle. The connection from the camper to the 3" pvc is done using a valtera twist lock by male hose adapter connecting to the pvc with a 3by 4 fernco fitting. We also install a 3 by 3 by 1.5 sanitary tee with a 1.5 inch vac vent like under the sinks to avoid a backup. Works great

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spadoctor wrote:

Less chance of a spill and all in all cleaner. I leave the grey open and dump as needed....never have to touch anything buy the valve handle. The connection from the camper to the 3" pvc is done using a valtera twist lock by male hose adapter connecting to the pvc with a 3by 4 fernco fitting. We also install a 3 by 3 by 1.5 sanitary tee with a 1.5 inch vac vent like under the sinks to avoid a backup. Works great


Wow, can you add a picture of this setup?

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Posted: 05/15/12 06:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have two separate clean outs and was able to merge them with PVC. I have the black and gray water from the bathroom draining lower than the gray water from the kitchen, though.


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For the past 4 years I used a plastic gutter on the bottom for support and one on top to protect the hose from the sun.


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For one thing it looks nicer, for another it last forever. We had it for 11 years, no grey tank, just a direct pipe and the black tank with the dump handle. Used a rubber connector made to connect the PVC to the trailer connections and the other end fit snuggly into the sewer hole.


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Posted: 05/15/12 09:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For seasonal site sewer connection, simply use 3"x3" rubber coupler on the RV's discharge sewer connection, 3" white PVC pipe and connect to CG's under ground piping (or above ground transfer drum). Ensure one uses proper PVC glue on its 3" PVC elbows as well. For connecting to CG's under ground system, simply clone what other RVs use (or ask the CG's authorities).



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