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Old 03-24-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Red face Newbie Question about waste water hose..

I was given a 10' Valterra hose with and simple adapter and clamp when I bought my 2009 Winnebago View 24A. Is 10' enough? I would like a clear elbow attachment to see if tank is clean. My waste water tube? comes straight down from under the RV should I get a 45 degree or a 90 degree angle elbow?
Is there an all in one hose set up where I do not need to hook a bunch of stuff together that anyone reccommends.
I am a older woman and this is my first RV and I am very excited to retire to my new home on wheels.
Thanks for any advise you all can give me.

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Old 03-24-2015, 10:35 AM   #2
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Patt, In some areas you will need more than 10'. Nice to have extra in case you need it. I use a clear 45 degree elbow. Good luck and welcome to the forum.....

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Old 03-24-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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Hello and thank you John H, I thought 10' was kind of short.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:16 PM   #4
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Hey Patt,
Welcome to irv2. It is a very interesting place to read and I hope you have a great time camping.
We too had a short waste hose when we bought our rv. What I did was go to Walmart and buy the cheapest hose and get an extension for that shorter one. The cheapo last 3 years and about 25 dumps before it broke. I have since purchased a heavier one and still use it as an extension. I figure the less hose I have to wash and clean up after the better so therefore the 2 lengths. I also went on Amazon and bought a clear coupler too. That is the only way have seen it done. You can get straight, 45 and 90. It really only matters what you want and what will work on your RV.

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:13 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.

I have only been RV'ing less than a year, and so far everywhere I have stayed the 10ft hose has been enough. However, I do have two of those 10 footers just in case. This is definitely a case where it is better to have too much hose than not enough.

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:26 PM   #6
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Newbie Question about waste water hose..

As others have commented, usually 10' will reach, but sometimes not. I carry an inexpensive second 10' hose for those occasions needed.

I also carry additional fresh water hose and power cord extension. Again, seldom used but needed occasionally.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:04 AM   #7
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X2 - I carry a 10' extension for the dump hose, It gets used occationally. AND, I just made up a 25' extension for my 30 amp electric service. (needed it once, I'll probably never need it again)
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Old 03-26-2015, 11:02 AM   #8
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I have used a 10’ for 15 years with no issues, I have had to use the 1 extra 10’ twice and the second one any time I dump at my home. If you have the room it might be a good idea to carry a second 10’.


PS I also use a clear extension to see when my tank is clean.
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My setup I have both 10 and 20 foot and they can be joined so the total can be 30.

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