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Posted: 05/13/19 07:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our first camping trip in the new trailer is history. It went pretty smooth for the most part except for the tear down. We had a nice pull thru site and we set up towards the front to take advantage of a shade tree. It stretched my electric and sewer lines but they reached. It drained slightly up hill so draining the bathroom tanks were a pain but the galley tank went smooth.

Now for the christening.... It was raining on Sunday so this added to the fun. While draining the black tank I was walking out the hose trying to get it to drain. Remember this was slightly up hill along with the fact that I had 5 sewer lines hooked up to reach the drain. (New 10' lines so they were really about 7' long) I lifted up one full section too high and it split. I got splashed pretty good and it was nasty. I held the hose up to prevent further spillage and with my wife's help removed the damaged section and reconnected the line. It took a while to drain them.

So lessoned learned. We like the spot but next time we'll set up further back and I'll be more aware of how much stress these hoses can take. It took owning three trailers for this to happen. They were Revolution hoses but they weren't faulty, it was all me.

Here are a couple of pics. (Not of the christening)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ViDYnyBN4jTwgfy1A

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tS7upSu3eQnoJ8ud7


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Posted: 05/13/19 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Goof looking rig.
I found for myself its better to park closer to hookups especially for the black and grey tanks with just one stinky slinky.
Good lesson in don't pick a slinky up when its full of......


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nasty. that's a bad time for sure.


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Sounds reminiscent of the Robin Williams movie, RV, and his experience with the "Y" coupler!


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50 feet of drain hose? What's wrong with this picture. I've never used more than one section...
If there is no closer sewer I'd look at one of those systems that breaks up the `stuff' and pumps it thru a smaller hose. Valterra makes one but there are others.


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On my trailer my black tank dump is in front of my slide. It takes 2 hoses just to reach my back bumper and that's stretching them. Plus it was a long pull thru with the sewer at the very back of the site and I set up towards the front. Put all that together and you get 5 hoses. I just booked the site again for next month but I'll be setting up towards the back this time. Lesson learned.

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They sell a collapsible bridge for those occasions.


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Posted: 05/13/19 12:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sad to say, but stuff like this is all part of the adventure.
Years from now while sitting under the awning, you will have a great story to tell.


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That stuff went thru you once and did hurt you so it won't hurt to get a little on you.





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I recall when I bought my sewer hoses, and the salesman stood on them and said the particular ones would not split. Did you buy inexpensive hoses?


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