Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-22-2014, 08:54 AM   #57
Senior Member
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 3,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaggship1 View Post
Had you angered any neighbors.... lol.

Curious - was the rhino rode hard and put up wet....

We are now full time so it will be easy to recall when we got this set up... hopefully no pin holes..
Long story short... This is a sub building on my son's property. It's a rest house for traveling missionaries and others who need a place to stay for a short time. We have a RV pad next to the cottage. Behind the cottage is work in progress so the wet rhino is not offending the neighbors... trees, critters and a pile of dirt.

The rhino failed while being used here. (We are in the cottage 'till after Christmas. The coach is 400 mi south.) One day when I dumped it started to spray little fountains .

Our camping is often on rough ground. Moving the hose to set up or stow may be the fault of our camping style. The material covering most of the hoses just won't take the abuse. But, is camping meant to be in luxury parks only? not in my book! Life is too short to be pampered .

More to follow after my new, improved gasket is found.

Rick Y
__________________

__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson, 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U, Freightliner XCL, Cummins ISL 380HP/DEF, Allison 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox tow equip., TST 507 TPMS, TruCenter steering control, Hughes auto transformer.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-22-2014, 09:03 AM   #58
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,396
Thanks for the response. And must feel good to be providing rest and shelter for folks in service.

So far I have kept the Thetford. Bot not sure what I will do with it when time to roll this spring. With the grill and smoke and chairs and things out of the bays there was room to keep 30' of additional hose.

Have a Merry Christmas.
__________________

__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 12:44 AM   #59
Senior Member
 
Philliec's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Crested Butte, Colorado
Posts: 183
Quote:
Originally Posted by jerichorick View Post
I have nothing good to say about the Thetford SmartDrain hose system. It simply does not work correctly. When I pull the dump valve the wast water spews out of the bayonet coupling at the wast valve, then it stops leaking and the water drains correctly. This is the third coupling. The original and two replacements. The first two lost the gasket down the drain tube when I dumped. This last one is "REDESIGNED" . The gasket is staying in place now but it still leaks when you first start the dump.

This is the worst system I have ever used. Very unsanitary and not worth the time, money or aggravation.

Rick Y
After seeing your response I contacted Thetford and they are sending me a new and improved adapter that connects the RV to the SmartDrain. They were quite responsive. I will try the new one of if that does not work keep on them until they come up with a solution. The rest of it looks good. You do have to make sure the hose and connection are aligned properly before clamping down, but that is not a bid deal.
__________________
Philliec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2014, 09:52 AM   #60
Senior Member
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 3,394
The Grainger I went to was a bust. They had no gaskets in stock. I'll keep trying. If I can get into gas production country I may find a service store that can help.
__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson, 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U, Freightliner XCL, Cummins ISL 380HP/DEF, Allison 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox tow equip., TST 507 TPMS, TruCenter steering control, Hughes auto transformer.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 10:07 AM   #61
Senior Member
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 3,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philliec View Post
After seeing your response I contacted Thetford and they are sending me a new and improved adapter that connects the RV to the SmartDrain. They were quite responsive. I will try the new one of if that does not work keep on them until they come up with a solution. The rest of it looks good. You do have to make sure the hose and connection are aligned properly before clamping down, but that is not a bid deal.
The clamps are fine and don't leak. It is that "NEW" and "IMPROVED" bayonet adapter that is the problem. The only change they made was to use glue to hold the sponge rubber gasket in in place of double sided tape. Now, instead of the gasket getting sucked down the tube when we open the drain valve, the fluid pressure compresses the gasket and vacates the enclosure to spray all over the bay deck! Pure stinky, unsanitary mess is what you get. But the gasket stays put and, after the initial gush pressure, seals back up for the dump to proceed as we all hope it will; into the drain.

I look forward to your response to your first dump with this new adapter.

Rick Y
__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson, 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U, Freightliner XCL, Cummins ISL 380HP/DEF, Allison 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox tow equip., TST 507 TPMS, TruCenter steering control, Hughes auto transformer.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2014, 07:12 PM   #62
Senior Member
 
delcirose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 166
One point I might mention as a full timer for about nine years now is that a person like myself with a bad case of arthritis in the hands has a devil of a time trying to hold one connection and twist with the other. I have gone to having a couple of strap wrench which gets the job done. The Rhino Hose is a good product but I wish someone would dream up a method to give someone like my self more leverage to engage and disengage the hoses...
__________________
Tom & Margie
2004 TS 40DSO3
delcirose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 07:40 AM   #63
Senior Member
 
jerichorick's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Full-timer/volunteer w/SOWERS
Posts: 3,394
Quote:
Originally Posted by delcirose View Post
One point I might mention as a full timer for about nine years now is that a person like myself with a bad case of arthritis in the hands has a devil of a time trying to hold one connection and twist with the other. I have gone to having a couple of strap wrench which gets the job done. The Rhino Hose is a good product but I wish someone would dream up a method to give someone like my self more leverage to engage and disengage the hoses...
That is a very good point. I have relatively small hands that are not built to grip. Many times the bayonet fittings are hard to handle, especially if my hands and the hoses are cold. This is where the snap together fittings really work well if they are well designed. Thetford has the concept correct. They missed on getting the engineering design correct.

The other system, the big $ one, is not well advertized. I tried to do a general search for it and I could not find it. But, with that said, Thetford was trying to use that concept at a cheaper price. What they produced was a cheaper non-practical product. To bad. It is easier to use.
__________________
Rick & Melissa Young & Dawson, 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U, Freightliner XCL, Cummins ISL 380HP/DEF, Allison 3000 MH, 2014 Honda CR-V, SMI AF1, Blue Ox tow equip., TST 507 TPMS, TruCenter steering control, Hughes auto transformer.
Servants On Wheels Ever Ready. Best job we ever paid to do . (full time volunteers)
jerichorick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2014, 11:05 AM   #64
Senior Member
 
Finhawk's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Olympia, Wa and Las Vegas, Nv for the Winter
Posts: 1,480
Have any of you folks looked at th the Sewer Solution? I've had mine--the same one--for nearly 8 years. No sweat, no strain, easy to use, hook up, and stow, and will pump up to 60'. Really easy to use for us old guys.
And ya don't need a bridge, just throw it out and it's done.
.
__________________

__________________
2012 Itasca Meridian 42E, Roadmaster Tow System, Unified Brakes on Toad
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. US Army Armor. Ret
Finhawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valterra Sewer Solution vs. portable mascerator? Statgeek MH-General Discussions & Problems 20 04-19-2015 09:15 PM
97 Ford F53 V8 460 Upper/Lower Radiator Hoses 98FPA Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 49 11-07-2014 02:12 PM
Sewer connection issue TheMrB Class C Motorhome Discussions 3 08-25-2014 06:33 PM
Source for Chevrolet P30 brake hoses? rickbpdq Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 17 07-12-2014 11:35 PM
2004 Endeavor 40 PST ISC Radiator Hoses Robert T Monaco Owner's Forum 6 05-31-2014 06:10 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.