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Old 11-09-2014, 04:57 AM   #15
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try wally world

Try walmart for seals..
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:53 PM   #16
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Believe it or not. I have a variety of Camco Rv products. Including the sewer hose. Very happy with it. Seems to be a more solid plastic. Never had a pinhole issue. That along with the toilet chemicals. Very easy to keep clean. Of course if you move around a lot. Maybe what your using is better.
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:44 AM   #17
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Believe it or not. I have a variety of Camco Rv products. Including the sewer hose. Very happy with it. Seems to be a more solid plastic. Never had a pinhole issue. That along with the toilet chemicals. Very easy to keep clean. Of course if you move around a lot. Maybe what your using is better.
We are often moving. I can't get more than two years out of a hose. I have spent a lot of time in TX. The ground there is full of hazards and that could be part of the reason. But, so many hoses of all brands just split at the seam or spring pin hole. I was hoping this new produce would fair better for a longer time. It might if I could get the dump water into the blasted thing to begin with. I try so hard not to be rough on the hose so I know it is not carelessness with the others failing.

The gasket for the Smartdrain is unique because it is so thick and is not a 'o' ring but more like a canning jar seal. The idea is good. The material used is poor and the mounting arrangement for the seal is totally without thought; double stick tape . I looked around the Walmart camping supplies section yesterday and didn't see any gaskets. Either they don't have any or I missed them.

I will now wait for replies from the feelers I have put out. If I come up with a valid solution I will post it here.

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Old 11-10-2014, 08:04 AM   #18
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Could NOT be happier with the Drain Master solution
Excellent hose and even better got rid of the junk bayonet locking system forever
Their Cam lock system is far Superior and easier to get on/off
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:28 AM   #19
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Rv sewer hose fitting gasket set CAMCO pn 39834 and 39835. I got mine from walmart. Includes an assortment of different sizes for different brands of hose fittings. I used orings from napa until i found this kit.
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Could NOT be happier with the Drain Master solution
Excellent hose and even better got rid of the junk bayonet locking system forever
Their Cam lock system is far Superior and easier to get on/off
X2 the cam loc system it's great. In fact I modified many complete water system to use camlocs.
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Called Thetford yesterday. A new, redesigned adapter is on the way. I'll post a picture when I get it.
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Rv sewer hose fitting gasket set CAMCO pn 39834 and 39835. I got mine from walmart. Includes an assortment of different sizes for different brands of hose fittings. I used orings from napa until i found this kit.
Thanks Dan. Next time I'm in Walmart I'll take a closer look. Not all the stores have RV sections but I think the one I am going to these days does. Just how extensive?

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2 years ago I tried to like that system but I could not get the fittings to stop leaking. I tried Vaseline, repositioning, crossing fingers etc and could not get it to stop. Maybe they are better now.
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I got the replacement adapter yesterday. I am not impressed. I think the foam gasket is slightly denser and the glue may be stronger but time will tell if it will last. When I replaced the existing adapter I found the gasket that was damaged the day I installed it was not GONE!

Here is a picture of what I received. As I have stated, I am not deeply impressed. The one on the right is the new one. Even my dog is waiting this one out.
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Thetford SmartDrain is a bust! Since my previous posts I have dumped several times. Each time, starting with the very first, a gush of black water erupts from the seal then stops and the tank drains. Then I close the valve for the clean flush water to do its thing. When I open the valve the fountain gushes momentarily and then the tank drains down the hose. This is the most unsanitary system I have ever used. Don't wast your money (as I did).

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My first Rhino fell apart at the seams at 9 months. I found a Rhino left in a park 4-5 years ago and it is still in great condition................
I had to buy my second Rhino hose about 4-5 years ago after I left my first one at a CG. The first one was great till I lost it, and the second one is still going strong. I'm convinced it's the best sewer hose I've ever owned.
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Dominator is cost effective and just plain works.
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Thetford SmartDrain is a bust! Since my previous posts I have dumped several times. Each time, starting with the very first, a gush of black water erupts from the seal then stops and the tank drains. Then I close the valve for the clean flush water to do its thing. When I open the valve the fountain gushes momentarily and then the tank drains down the hose. This is the most unsanitary system I have ever used. Don't wast your money (as I did).

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I hate to tell you after the fact that this thread caused me to look the product up on Amazon and its reviews are uniformly poor.
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