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Old 04-15-2019, 11:16 PM   #1
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Questions about septic hoses

Hi all! Iím new here and have been living full time in a permanent location in my fifth wheel. Itís been a bit of a learning curve but so far weíve figured it out

I have a problem with my septic hookup thatís been driving me crazy. We have a full time hookup thatís only about 8 feet away from where the hose is connected to the rv but our current hose is 15 feet long. Everytime anything goes through the hose the sidewinder supports tip over and I have to fiddle with it to get it to drain (not the most fun when you feel the warmth through the hose when emptying the black tank,)

Iíve looked around for shorter hoses but so far Iíve only seen 15ft or 10ft extensions. So, could I use an extension as an actual hose? Should I trim the hose down? Or is there another solution?

Any help or tips or experience would be greatly appreciated!
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I've used a piece of 4" diameter PCV pipe , split in half to form a trough , and use bungee cords to hold the stinky slinky in the trough and the trough to the support.

EDIT: A second thought ; I always have them ; If the ends of your current hose will fit through the PCV pipe ( or can be removed to allow it to fit through ) no need to split the pipe only trim it to length.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:28 AM   #3
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What Skip said in second version. Schedule 20 4"PVC
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:41 PM   #4
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Of course you can use a 10' hose. WalMart has a good selection of hoses ranging from that 10' to 20' one piece hose, or pairs of hoses. Just make sure you get one with the ends attached and that the 90 on the end of your current hose is removable (most are, just a few aren't) The more expensive Rhino brand also will "stay" crunched up to adjust to exactly the length you want. Play with it in the store to see what I mean.
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Go buy a piece of plastic gutter. Cut it to length fit the sewer hose in it. Prop the top end up go get you the proper slope. Simple, cheap and works.
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I agree with the plastic gutter. It is cheap. About $5.00 for 10 ft at Lowes or Home Depot. It is easy to cut too.
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