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Lwiddis

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Posted: 08/06/21 12:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hose support is a good thing to have even if you boondock and only dump every so often.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Hose support is a good thing to have even if you boondock and only dump every so often.


Is this like a boxers vs briefs type of thing? LOL

But seriously, what would one possibly use them for if boonie docking?

I mean even when you dump your gray water into the woods, it's a 1 n done shot.
Or do you set up the hose supports when you're dumping your camper at the dump station?[emoticon]


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Best thing. Get a sidewinder, and a a pvc pipe cut in half. Lay out the sidewinder. lay the half pipe in it, and lay the hose in that. Makes things really neat, and easy. That way you have a steady drop to the sewer hole, and the hose empties very cleanly.


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I've bough a few RV units and the dealers put a very simple starter kit in with a couple hoses and some black tank treatment samples. But I didn't dare trying to use the sewer hose. I use the grey and yellow Camco hose from Walmart, comes in 10' sections. I would say you need 20' of slinky stinky in two 10' sections and the sidewinder 20' support. I also highly recommend the clear plastic sewer cap with the handle for the trailer. Lets you know if there is something there to surprise you, mine has a small drain in-case a dump valve leaks on you. You don't make a mess trying to remove the cap with stinky stuff behind it!

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Posted: 08/06/21 08:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep. Get a Rhino.


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In 2007 when I bought my first RV, the dealer gave me a cheap hose. It lasted, maybe, a season. I replaced it with a similar hose. Similar results. Finally, I bought a Rhino hose due to recommendations on this board. Actually, I bought two because of my history with hoses. It is now over 10 years later, and I still have not opened the second Rhino hose.


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Wow. Yeah Amazon is out of the rhino flex right now. But I will get

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Posted: 08/07/21 12:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For the dump hoses I made 3 hose carriers out of 5x5 pvc fence post. I also got 2 pieces of PVC gutter and cut one into 5 foot lengths. I stack the gutters inside the fence posts with the hoses laying in them.

I rigged a chain to the long gutter at the end to hook over the 3 inch dump outlet on the trailer. I can use it like a trough to hold the dump hose and can add blocks of wood under the gutter to help support it.

One of these days I'll get around to making some metal rods i can stick in the ground that I can hook into holes along the top of the gutter to support it. If I need to I can use the 2 shorter sections stuck under the main 10' section of gutter to lengthen the trough if needed for more hose.

* This post was edited 08/07/21 12:26am by mobeewan *

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20’ of Rhino hose, 2 4’ sections of gutter, and a hose support have served us well for several years. The hose and gutters live in a 5x5 vinyl fence post mounted under a cargo rack that carries the tote.


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Posted: 08/07/21 08:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would also make a list of what they gave you or didn't for other needed items.
Did they provide adapters for the electrical would or could create issues. Rig needs to be able to plug into a stand 15/20 receptacle, should have adapter to plug into 50 amp receptacle if rig is 30 amp or 30 amp adapter if rig is 50 amp.
Suggests of other supports are good if you have storage for them.


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