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Old 08-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #15
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If someone paid to get one, they will say it is needed. I have never needed one and don't plan to get one. I have never had a park that had a rule saying I needed one.

I suggest you save your money and make a decision after a few months.

People that think you need one are probably leaving their hose hooked up all the time and leave their drains open all the time as well.

You will find that this is not a good way to manage the wast anyway. Even if you are at a park for a longer time, and have the hose hooked up to the sewer while there. IMHO, it is a better practice to close your drains after dumping your tanks and allow them to fill up at least 2/3 full before opening them. This allows enough pressure to build up in the tanks to force all the solids out and through the stinky slinky.

Always open the black water drain first, then after the black water tank is empty, open the gray water tank. This will keep the stinky slinky clean. Also, if you don't allow the tank to fill up with liquid before draining, you run the risk of getting the dreaded pyramid of poop build up in your tank.
Good advice and what I've been doing since RV's came with toilets and holding tanks. I started RV'ing in 1957 and all you had then was a pull out plywood seat and a plastic bag under it.
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:06 AM   #16
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I have always felt leaving the hose out was an invitaion to sun deterioration take it out when ready to dump and put it away. In the event of the need for a quick get a way, one less thing to worry about.

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We have one - never used it... Arizona does have a state law requiring the hose to be off the ground.
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Agree with macerator comment. Love mine. Just pop it out and pump as necessary. Even pumps up hill and > than 100'. Soooo much better than stinky slinky IMHO.
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