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Old 06-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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Is there a limit on how long of a dump hose should be used. My MH is parked in my parents' driveway for a few days. They have a sewer cleanout about 50 ft. away that I could use, but I don't know if I should try such a thing since it is so far away. Any ideas??
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #2
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Is there a limit on how long of a dump hose should be used. My MH is parked in my parents' driveway for a few days. They have a sewer cleanout about 50 ft. away that I could use, but I don't know if I should try such a thing since it is so far away. Any ideas??
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:56 AM   #3
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GA Cajun, welcome to iRV2.

I've done 40' before, and I see no problem with 50', enough hose, and enough slope.
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I also have used 40 a few times and never had a problem. Just make sure it's DOWN HILL!
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Old 06-16-2008, 12:59 PM   #5
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I have tripled my hoses to 40' before,just watch for leaks at connections.Its a lot of flushing to clean hoses but it's definitly possible.
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Old 06-16-2008, 01:34 PM   #6
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I used 40' once, as stated before the clean up is the worst. I just installed the Clean Dump system so I don't have to go thru the cleaning process again.
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Best solution when it comes cleaning time is to flush the tank a few times, then unhook the dump hose from the rig, and rinse it as you walk forward to the first seperation point. Get the first section completely vertical, then unhook and repeat the rinsing for the next section, and so on.
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Old 06-16-2008, 02:02 PM   #8
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Now would be a good time to invest in a sewer solution .
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:03 PM   #9
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i use 110 ft of stinky slinky at my home base. i check my stinky slinky for leaks using a little gray water or fresh water and reseal it as necessary before dumping the black tank. i add 1 capful calgon water softener (avail from wally world) to the 40 gal black tank and 1 cube of thetford additive when i am finished dumping. i add 1 capful calgon water softener and 1.5 cups of bleach in the 54 gal gray tank when i am finished dumping. after repairing leaks with sealant, i dump black tank first, flush it 3 times, then dump gray tank. then i rinse the 1 piece 110 ft stinky slinky hose with an $3.00 adapter made for that purpose and a backflow preventer. i "message" the hose(walk the length of the hose lifting it up about 2 ft to drain it while it is still connected to the rv and sewer clean out) then i fold the stinky slinky up and let it dry. i carry a different 25 ft of "rhino flex" stinky slinky in the rig while traveling. i guess that is clear as mud!
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I agree with the Sewer Solution. I once ran one with the 10' of SS hose, 60' of 1" pvc pipe and a 75' water hose. Worked like a charm----BUT I had about a 24" drop in the combined lines.

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Old 06-17-2008, 06:48 AM   #11
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Thanks everyone. This is exactly what I needed. I thought it was possible, but just wanted to make sure. Don't want problems with the black water, if you know what I mean!!
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Old 06-17-2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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In the movie RV with Robin Williams there was no limit to the dump hose with a properly fitted Y-coupling.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:57 PM   #13
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A few years ago at the Fairgrounds in perry, GA I needed 55 foot of hose to reach my sewer and dump. It was an FMCA rally. I had 3 10' sections but required more. Camping World was a vendor there, so I bought a 25' section.
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I have a sewer clean-out in my drive way about 25 feet from the street. When I return with a full holding tanks when boondocking, I only use an old 10 foot hose that has a conector at one end. I have a 25' long 6" dia pvc pipe with a 90 elbow at one end with a 12 sleeve that drops onto the sewer outlet. The other end of the pipe reaches the street where inside is a flex RV sewer hose. I pull approx a foot of hose and connect it to the RV dump connector, pull the handle and away it goes. For slope I just place a 2x4 under the pipe. I do not bother getting out the coaches flex sewer hose as the one in the pipe remains there. When done I just hang the pipe with short hose inside on the fence when done. Dumping is quick, fast and clean. Drop the black first, then the grey water flushes the black water residue away.
My friends also drop by with RV's and use my pipe to dump as there is no (no Fee) site within 30 miles.
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