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Posted: 07/12/20 06:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bucky wrote:

I've got 120 gallons of tank. If I want to walk that far I'll walk to the beach. The park mentioned was a SC state park. A new environmental policy, not sure if fed or state.

But, you don't have to walk the whole 120 gallons, just the remainder in the hose after the 120 gallons finishes draining.


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mobeewan wrote:

I bought some white half round vinyl gutter from Lowe's to use as trays in my 2 vinyl fence post sewer hose carriers for sliding the hoses in and out.
I use them to support the hose at the proper slope if needed. I use stacks of scrap wood pieces to support the gutters.


I have and always use the same thing and also use my extra wheel chocks as supports for the gutter sections. I have two 10' gutter lengths cut into 8ft a 6ft and a 4ft length. The 8ft I store in my in vinyl fence post bumper along with my hoses and tank flushing wand. The other two I store in my rear pass thru. I like to use them since the not only give a good even slope from the trailer outlet to the sewer inlet. but also keep the sewer hose straight for best drainage and flushing. It takes no real extra time to set up and use them when connecting to the sewer.

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I use a 10ft section of vinyl rain gutter cut into 6 and 4 ft sections. I purchased this at a second had building supply store for about $5. Cost? Next to nothing.

These stack together nicely and fit in the back of my tundra without an issue. I take along a few scrap boards and use them to level up the "poop shute" as the wife calls it. It does take a few extra minutes to set up but when it comes time to leave, the hose drains easily and when I rinse it out before storing it, it rinses quickly and cleanly.
Lay it on the ground if you want. I personally don't want to mess with the clean up at the end. I am more concerned about the hose becoming disconnected to the sewer dump fixture than anything. If I were lifting and walking the hose all the time I fear that I might disconnect things at the worst possible time. With my system I don't touch it (the connection) until after everything is dumped and rinsed out .


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We have one and use it often. DH says it makes the whole process of unhooking much easier, and as others have said, more and more CGs have raised the sewer piping. It's very simple to use and have never had a problem. It takes up so little room don't know why it would be trouble to have.


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Yes they are! The only time I don’t use ours is when the connection is even with the ground. Only one campground we go to is like that and it’s lower than the RV so there is a natural slope. Any other time I use the support. Or as people have said PVC gutter. Although I’m not sure I would want to see “stuff” flowing down the gutter into the drain!


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dodge guy wrote:

Yes they are! The only time I don’t use ours is when the connection is even with the ground. Only one campground we go to is like that and it’s lower than the RV so there is a natural slope. Any other time I use the support. Or as people have said PVC gutter. Although I’m not sure I would want to see “stuff” flowing down the gutter into the drain!


lol, the gutter supports the hose, doesn't replace it.

I have one of the accordion support things, honestly I've carried it for years but never used it. I've debated many times leaving it at home, but I know the one time I do will be the one time I really need it for some reason!


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dodge guy wrote:

Although I’m not sure I would want to see “stuff” flowing down the gutter into the drain!

You're joking, right?


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A lot of parks state hose must be off ground

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schlep1967 wrote:

I bought a fifthwheel for the convenience of having my own services in my unit. When we camp for a weekend and have full hook-ups we use them. We take normal long hot showers (sometimes 2 a day) and will drain the grey water Saturday afternoon. I use a plastic expanding hose support for the stinky slinky. Once I am set up I don't need to handle the poop pipe again until I break down Sunday after lunch. I just pull a handle and walk away for a few minutes. No need to pick up the stinky slinky and walk it to the drain.

Do you need one? Based on your example of the kind of camping you do, probably not.


3/4 time and do the same, keeps it clean in rain also. Gray open all the time & closed a day or so before leaving to flush the hose to dump & leave. Olds saying, poop runs down hill.


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Wishbone51 wrote:

dodge guy wrote:

Although I’m not sure I would want to see “stuff” flowing down the gutter into the drain!

You're joking, right?


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