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Old 03-27-2016, 08:29 AM   #15
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Our washer dumped straight into the sewer line. When we started we just had the hose on the ground. We found that most places there is a rise into the park drain so the hose wouldn't empty on its own. That means several gallons (up to 7) of waste water would sit in the sun, not a good situation. That is when we started to use a Sidewinder to insure the sewer hose could empty on its own.

We also found that a standard sewer hose would straighten out when the washer was dumping and force the hose right out of the Sidewinder. That is when we changed to hoses like RhinoFlex which hold their size and curves. They would stay in the Sidewinder.

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Old 03-27-2016, 08:37 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by palehorse89 View Post
I have never used a hose support, and never had a problem............it just lays on the ground. When the tanks drain, there is so much head pressure, that nothing is going to get stuck in the slinky..........
I see a lot of folks that use them...........just another "Gadget" for RV'ers to buy. I also do not use any type of treatments in my tanks, just lots of water...........I use to, and after learning/talking to others, I quit using treatments, some say the treatments are hard on the dump valve seals............I had to replace my dump valve once.
X2, I have been all over the USA and almost never used a hose support. I tried using one once or twice, and they kept falling over or coming apart. Not needed except maybe in rare circumstances.

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Old 03-27-2016, 08:41 AM   #17
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Just for discussions sake, please be aware that ALL hoses are permeable and will bleed liquid if it is left to sit in the hose. SO, hose support or not it is a best practice to very very thoroughly rinse the hose and not let either grey water or black sit in the hose for any length of time. If you are going to leave your grey valve open, then use a PVC pipe as a drain. Nitrile gloves are a good idea also, for the same reason. It's also a good idea to thoroughly rinse the outside of the hose before storing, and wash your hands with disinfectant soap after the process is over.

It is quite possible to get a yummy case of Ecoli by handling anything that has touched sewage.
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:43 AM   #18
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FWIW It seems to me the only time we would want one is if we were long terming somewhere. Otherwise if I am dumping at the site I just pull out the slinky, dump, clean up and stow. The most the slinky would be out is an hour or so to dry in the sun after a rinse. We carry two slinkies. 10 year old one stored in a bumper tube for dump stations and a longer rhino if I need it at a site. The Rhino stays stored if possible as it is a bigger PITA to deal with.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:20 AM   #19
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So tell me guys what would generally be a good length to carry?
I've been using the various pieces and parts included in the "Prestofit Ultimate Sewer Hose Kit" for 15 years.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:26 AM   #20
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I have a support like MSD81 and rarely use it, but I've never stayed at a park requiring it, either.
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Old 03-27-2016, 01:40 PM   #21
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sewer supports are not defined and can anything you wish to use to support your hose off the ground - wood blocks, leveler blocks, a piece of plastic or aluminum gutter, etc.

And though they may be req'd in a few places, especially if your are month to month, of all the 300 parks and campgrounds around the country and Canada we've been to, we've only seen several- but even, they, did not have a sewer support police force roaming the grounds- I'm sure they have far more important items to worrie about : )

as far as hose length(s) - you'll never regret having too much, only too little ; )
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Just a minor point, but we were at a place recently and I chose not to deploy my sewer hose support. It lay directly on the grass where a guy with a weedwacker tore hell out of it.
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i think that's why most who require it are worried about : /
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I have one. Never used it. Have been to CG that require. In that case I only have the slinky hose out to empty tanks, usually at the end of the stay.
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Mostly we stay at a RV resort a month at a time with a fairly close sewer hook up. So we leave our grey water open and dump black every 3 weeks. Rhino flex hose with a homemade support using a piece of 4" PVC 2' long sliced into thirds and held end to end with a SS screw and wing-nut. Holes are all drilled at the same time so to store I just spoon them together and insert the screw through all 3. Fits in the water bay compartment. I use a few 2x4 scraps as a support on the low end. Gives you a choice of 2', 4' or 6' support.
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have them

i carry them and used them once, sewer connection raised above the ground.

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Originally Posted by Hit_the_Rhod View Post
The only thing I will add, is that whatever you use, if you are leaving the grey tank valve open, make sure that you have a "sag" or "trap" in the hose to prevent the sewer line venting back into the motor home during use. The traps in the sinks/showers SHOULD prevent it, but sometimes don't
Some years ago, one of our members reported finding a dead snake in his grey tank. I either leave the dump valves closed or put a water trap dip in the sewer hose, whether I'm using the slinky hose support or not.
I once got those pesky black sewer flies in my grey water tank. Every time you flushed they would come up into the bathroom. Took a long time to get rid of them.
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Just a minor point, but we were at a place recently and I chose not to deploy my sewer hose support. It lay directly on the grass where a guy with a weedwacker tore hell out of it.
If the guy with the weedwacker couldn't tell the difference between grass and a sewer hose, I'm not sure that having a sewer hose support would have helped anything!!

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