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Old 06-27-2015, 06:45 PM   #1
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Connecting sewer hose wrong

Most instructions I see at dump stations say to connect the hose to rv drain first and then other end into dump drain. I followed this method as a newb, but now do it in the reverse order. The reason is that sometimes the 90 degree discharge fitting needs to be turned to prevent a twisted hose if the coupled end is not in the right position. I occasionally see folks struggling with this when dumping.

I don't understand the logic for the dump instructions method.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:57 PM   #2
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Agree 100%. Guys who wrote those instructions were not experienced RV'ers. Probably some of the same guys that design most RV's! 😎
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It really makes no difference since nothing's coming out till you pull the handles.
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Just make sure the hose is attached on both ends. A person next to me forget to hook up at the RV side and pulled the handle. Yuuuuk!
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Some drain hoses allow you to turn the 90* fitting around on the hose so it will always sit straight on the pipe.
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Some drain hoses allow you to turn the 90* fitting around on the hose so it will always sit straight on the pipe.
I was just going to say that. I hook the RV side first, then turn the 90 degree sewer fitting so it aligns with the hole in the ground. Tell you the truth, I didn't know there was any other way to do it!

Side note:
At a state park in New Mexico that did not provide sewer hookups, I saw a water valve cover with the following painted on it. "This is not a sewer connection!"I wonder how many people used that for a sewer....or tried.
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You will someday find yourself with a broken tank valve and have two open ends to your hose. If you have the one into the ground connection first, you have a chance of connecting the hose to your RV with a smaller problem. If you don't, you could have a problem after you remove the cap and then try to frantically connect the hose, only to quickly remember that you have the hose laying on the ground. Hopefully you never run into this. I have had this problem more than a few times - still trying to get the dealership/manufacture figure out why my black dump valve vibrates open as I drive down the road. I have installed a secondary valve on the sewer outlet to mitigate the problem.
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I've been on here many years and this is the first post I've ever seen regarding which end of the sewer hose to connect first.

Thanks for the variety!!!

Oh, by the way, I connect to my RV first...of course I'm not too experienced yet.
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At dump stations, I hook up to the MH valve and then put a straight end in the hole.

I have an elbow, but haven't used it yet.
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One of the problems with connecting to the sewer first is the smell is now coming out the hose end while you are threading it through the hole in your water compartment.

And if it's a long stretch for the hose it makes it more difficult to bend it and twist it on inside the water compartment.

So a lot depends on your RV's sewer outlet location.

Let me throw in another oddity...Years ago I had a clear hose. It was great because I could tell exactly when everything was done flushing.

The clear collars help a bit but the clear hose was great.
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Most instructions I see at dump stations say to connect the hose to rv drain first and then other end into dump drain. I followed this method as a newb, but now do it in the reverse order. The reason is that sometimes the 90 degree discharge fitting needs to be turned to prevent a twisted hose if the coupled end is not in the right position. I occasionally see folks struggling with this when dumping.

I don't understand the logic for the dump instructions method.
Different coaches, different approaches,

Okiedoke, you'll find so many different ways to do things as you gain more experience and just like all the good info you get from this forum, you'll find a way that we may not know of for something sooner or later, and add to the overall wealth of info here.

Happy trails
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