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Old 08-11-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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We just bought a new RV that came with a sewer hose with no fittings. Our first trip is tomorrow with no sewer hose setup. It's in the mail from CW and won't be delivered until a few day after we're back from our three night trip this weekend.

There's no problem for the RV to sit for a few days, inactive before we dump the tanks, is there? Would it be a good idea to route some extra water into the gray and black tanks at the end of our trip?
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No, won't hurt anything to let it sit in the tanks for a few days. Some extra water is always good, maybe an extra dose of deodorizer.
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Not a problem to leave them for a few to many days.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:20 PM   #4
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Depending on the size of your tanks for 3 nights may be pushing it for the grey. Might just head down to walmart or wherever and buy a sewer hose. When you get the new one from CW keep as a spare. DW is not good at short showers
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Worst case scenario ask one of your fellow campers or maybe the camp host if you could borrow one. I know I would not have a problem helping someone out in a situation like this. I carry 2-3 with me at all times.

Just a thought and hope it helps.
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Worst case scenario ask one of your fellow campers or maybe the camp host if you could borrow one. I know I would not have a problem helping someone out in a situation like this. I carry 2-3 with me at all times.

Just a thought and hope it helps.
ASK, and I also carry 3 hoses... 15,10,10, extra fittings. all fits in a tote box. and a box of latex gloves. and a barker 32 gallon wagon.. just in case.


and I made a carrier for the wagon under the trailer. so always handy.
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Depending on the size of your tanks for 3 nights may be pushing it for the grey. Might just head down to walmart or wherever and buy a sewer hose. When you get the new one from CW keep as a spare. DW is not good at short showers

Black is 34g, gray is 40g. I'm not worried about capacity for this trip. The kit I'm getting has two 10' sections. I might pick up a 5' hose section as well.
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FWIW carry what is probably a 10 as it collapses to around 4-5 in a tube on the bumper. All I ever need for dump stations. Carry a heavy duty 20 ft for when I use the FHU sites as they are usually in the wrong place. You might also want to pack 15 - 20 ft of cheap plastic gutter cut into 5 ft sections and some blocking to use as a support for the long hose. ;-)
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The full story is that I ordered a 15' RhinoFlex kit with the hose supports a couple of weeks before our MH was delivered from the factory. Then I found out the larger diameter hose wouldn't fit in the factory storage tube. Intent on using that factory storage I'm going to sell the unused RhinoFlex and have ordered a Blueline kit. Crossing my fingers that 20' of hose fits in the factory storage tube. I'll probably keep the RhinoFlex hose supports but they're kind of heavy for what they are.
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Three items to consider when you purchase a dump hose:

1) Will it fit in the storage compartment. If not, where are you going to store it?

2) You may need a 90 deg end fitting. Usually not for dumping, but for hookups at parks and/or campgrounds. Some actually require these.

3) Slinky - These plastic slinky things give the hose a nice downhill slope to the sewer connection. Not used for dumping, but may be required for hookups at some parks.

This will help make your decision more complex..
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Three items to consider when you purchase a dump hose:

1) Will it fit in the storage compartment. If not, where are you going to store it?

2) You may need a 90 deg end fitting. Usually not for dumping, but for hookups at parks and/or campgrounds. Some actually require these.

3) Slinky - These plastic slinky things give the hose a nice downhill slope to the sewer connection. Not used for dumping, but may be required for hookups at some parks.

This will help make your decision more complex..

4) A foam rubber sewer seal is also a good idea, I have used one at a few campgrounds that didn't have the threaded sewer connection
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You can generally buy things like sewer hoses, water hoses, etc. at Wal-Mart. Probably much cheaper than Camping World too. No issue leaving your waste tanks with fluid in them for a short period of time.
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3) Slinky - These plastic slinky things give the hose a nice downhill slope to the sewer connection. Not used for dumping, but may be required for hookups at some parks.

Why not for dumping?
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