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Old 09-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #15
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My socks aren't old till they have holes in them. No good for sand at that point. My beloved helper Annie is a small one but has a heavy foot. I carry her wherever I go. No problems so far. She is also nice to talk to when doing such things. Can your sock talk to you?

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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Brian, are you trying to tell me something? [/QUOTE]

Have you ever dumped a full black tank and watched your hose jump when you opened the valve? If you move fast enough you can pull the handle and get to the other end to hold it down with your foot before the pipe blows out of the hole. If you don't move fast enough lets just say it can get interesting. Not that anything like that has ever happened to me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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Old 09-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #17
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I suppose if the hose pops out while your or DWs foot is holding it down - they will know first hand what a sewer boot is.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:44 PM   #18
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I won a plastic sewer hose weight at one of the irv2.com rallies. Gotta find out where they bought it because if it ever gets a hole in it or someone walks away with it, I will have another. If you've ever had the adapter jump out of the doughnut you know why. Fifty gallons of black water has a lot of force at the end of a 4" hose.
Almost every CG we've stayed at sells the foam doughnuts/sewer seals.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #19
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I think I resemble all the above.

The tightness of the sewer boot fit is directly proportional to the diameter of the sewer dump station. Some will be tight, some will be loose. Be very careful of the loose ones as they give meaning to "sewer boot." I carry some leveling pieces of 2x10's. When I'm in a situation where the boot is loose I'll break out a couple of those and use then as the weight. I have not been in a predicament where I needed to level and use a sewer boot.

However, I was just "thinking out of the box" and said, "Hmmm, I have some tent stake pegs, and I have some rubber inner tube (think bungee) pieces. They would be easy to use to hold down a sewer boot. Even if I didn't have them they are readily available and easy to store. Hmmm!"

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:44 AM   #20
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My first encounter with the sewer boot was in Oregon just south of Portland this spring. By law, in that area, it is required to seal off sewer connection. Mgr of park said at times law enforcement does drive through the park. They will cite RVers if not using a tight connection on the sewer. That park did not have a threaded connection. That boot, as in the previous post, is very flexible and will go over threads of standard sewer hoses and will give you a tight seal into their fitting. I haven't seen those boots around for years. I had one back in the 70s when I was in my TC. Cost is only about $4.50 and the park sold them. Probably worth it to have one in your RV in case it is needed. I think we can all be looking forward to laws such as these in counties and states all across the country in the future.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:01 AM   #21
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My simple solution was to buy a $5 heavy duty plastic bag intended to keep cameras and other items dry at a sporting goods store. Fill it with a few pounds of pea gravel, and you're ready to go...so to speak.

The flexibility of the plastic bag and pea gravel allows it conform to the shape of the sewer hose (ours is a RV Sani-Con). Wash it off, then toss it back in the RV after use. Takes up little space.
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I used to be a "semi pro" photographer (back in the old real film days). I had several of these around my old darkroom. Perfect for holding the elbow into the pipe and flexible enough to be a perfect fit for any angle or depth of pipe. Takes up very little space in the storage bay.

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Can be as heavy as you want to make it. When I was doing outdoor nature photography, I actually had one that was full of 1.5 inch diameter bolts that were about 8" long...weighed about 50 lbs. I use sand in the one for the 5er...don't need a hernia at my age! The black and yellow "hazard" markings also keep me from tripping over the darn thing.

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Simple solution, DW puts her foot on the connection while I open the valves. We share in the chores of set up, service and take down.
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Back in my younger days, I did some scuba diving. I found an old weight belt in the basement that works just right. I adjusted it to have one weight on each side, just wide enough to be on each side of the sewer elbow, and it holds the elbow in the sewer drain perfectly. Doesn't take up much room in the wet bay either.

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