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Posted: 03/23/19 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Three 10' sections.


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I carry a 10', 15' and 20' sections with the first two in the bumper and most of the time the 10' is all I need.

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I like the newer Rhino two section 20’ hose. One 10’ is all I have needed so far at a dump station. What I like is it stretches out to what you need without pulling back. I have stretched one to almost its max. Then it did pull back some.

I have used the same Sidewinder since 2006. I have read where people do not see its use. I like to think a straight run to the glory hole in the ground will keep solids moving in the right direction during the gray water dump. Just me….

Two things about the Sidewinder. I only attach it to the Rhino at the beginning and the end of the Rhino because the hose is straight to the hole. No need for other hold down points. Gravity is wonderful. I anticipate how much the hose will flex under pressure at the beginning of the dump and that sag point is where I latch the high side of Sidewinder to.


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I've never had to use more than the one piece 15 ft rhino hose. If there's a sewer outlet too far, I just don't worry and dump my tanks when I leave. I never leave my sewer hose hooked up anyways. I just attach it and dump the tanks and then put it away. I've seen what happened with a sewer hose that was left attached and a problem with a sewer.... Hope that guy had Ins


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BeerBrewer wrote:

Should I also invest in a sewer support? I was also thinking of buying the 30 ft Sidewinder hose support. It seems like it would work at almost any length up to 30 ft...yes?


Hose supports never hurt and have had to use mine occasionally. For the weight and the room required I wouldn't be without one.

I also have a hose adapter that allows a garden hose to be connected that back washes up the black tank outlet and also down the sewer hose so you can get lots of fresh flushing water down it before you ever disconnect it. Mines similar to this https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Holding-Rinser-Thoroughly-39062/dp/B000BUQOAE


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I carry a 15' Rhino. If that is not enough, I take the trailer to a dump station. (In 11 years of camping, it has always been enough.)


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Son of Norway wrote:

Most sewer openings in parks with full hook-ups are within about 6' of your sewer connection. A shorter hose, maybe about 8', is best.


After two decades, and countless thousands of nights spent in who knows how many different campsites, I can verify that this is 100% true (about 1% of the time [emoticon])

The other 99% can be everything from 25 to 40 ft of hose, stretched like a guitar string, to typically a 15 footer that covers most situations. I just spent the winter in a state park where they put hundreds of sewer connections about six feet from the pad, and six feet from the street. Over the last few years I have distilled the "kit" down to a ten gallon Rubbermaid storage container, with a 10 and 15 foot hose, and a clear 90* elbow. Seems to be the most useful collection so far.

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I have a 15' Rhino hose, plus a 10' Rhino extension. Fortunately, I haven't had to use the extension yet.


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After years of trial and error or what do I need or don't, I have come on a solution that has worked out for me,you may have to do the same.

I carry it all in a Rubbermaid Tub.
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This consists of a 15 Foot Rhino Hose,mine has a white elbow downspout.and a Clear coupling just to make sure everything is gone.

A 5 FT extension and a Adapter elbow

Most times I use the 15 ft one it has always been long enough,I have never had to put them both together. The 5 FT one I have used alone many times. My dump hookup is about in the middle of the RV so most times I am very close to the sewer dump.

I also carry along the Sidewinder Hose support It can be used on short runs and long runs,I like to keep my hose off the ground if possible so it won't wear on the gravel or other surfaces. I have been in a few campgrounds that require them.
I have also found that This little Wrench has come in handy several times.

* This post was edited 03/24/19 12:59pm by IAMICHABOD *


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IAMICHABOD, You set-up looks amazingly like ours.... though a different color container! [emoticon]


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