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barcar1 10-23-2006 10:10 AM

We just got our first popup which has a 'regular RV-type' sewer dump area with grey and black water handles. Our problem is working with the hose. We bought the Camco EZ connector elbow at Walmart the other day and spent about 10-15 minutes fighting with the hose and wire attacher. Without any success, we decided that we did not want to struggle with our sewer hose this much on a regular basis and so we decided to return it.

Reading about this poopy subject on the forum, everyone makes it sound easy. What are we doing wrong? Our hose is a thin blue material. The support wire appears to rotate counter clockwise. Somewhere on the package it says that the coupler must rotate in the same direction as the hose wire to be compatible.

Can anyone help us or send us a picture? Thanks.

PS. On another forum someone suggested the Rhino Flex but reviews I've read mentioned problems with leakage at the connections. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks.

barcar1 10-23-2006 10:10 AM

We just got our first popup which has a 'regular RV-type' sewer dump area with grey and black water handles. Our problem is working with the hose. We bought the Camco EZ connector elbow at Walmart the other day and spent about 10-15 minutes fighting with the hose and wire attacher. Without any success, we decided that we did not want to struggle with our sewer hose this much on a regular basis and so we decided to return it.

Reading about this poopy subject on the forum, everyone makes it sound easy. What are we doing wrong? Our hose is a thin blue material. The support wire appears to rotate counter clockwise. Somewhere on the package it says that the coupler must rotate in the same direction as the hose wire to be compatible.

Can anyone help us or send us a picture? Thanks.

PS. On another forum someone suggested the Rhino Flex but reviews I've read mentioned problems with leakage at the connections. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks.

Gary the Wombat 10-23-2006 10:29 AM

Those thin blue hoses aren't woth the bother in my opinion. The first time they get dragged across a few rocks they develop pinhole leaks. This is one item you don't want to "go cheap" on. Get the best heavy duty hose you can (I have 2 20 foot hoses--some campgrounds put the sewer opening a long way from the other utilities) and I have had good luck with the E-Z fittings from Camping World. These simply screw onto the hose with no wires needed. Once on, there's no reason to take them off unless you want to use a coupler to join 2 hoses together for a longer run. I keep my hose coiled up in a 5 gallon bucket when not in use--other people have different storage solutions.

LVJ58 10-23-2006 11:18 AM

we bought a couple 10' sections of the Rhino hose (folds up like an accordian) really great to work with and easy to store, also very heavy duty. Getting the connectors into the hose can sometimes be a hassle but it can be done takes a lot of determination and patience.

Good luck, Jim

Kablewizard 10-23-2006 12:03 PM

Howdy and Welcome to iRV2. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/action.gif

If you bought the clamps with the plastic on the end and a screw in it , they are easy to use , just don't take them apart.

slip them over the connector the push the hose on turn the clamp in the direction to tighten on the hose.( follow the direction of the hose wire) once its got about 6-10 turns and the hose feel snug your there. Like stated above unless you have to put 2 hoses together you don't need to take the connector apart. We keep our hoses in a plastic bag to keep them from leaking on anything.Our dump hose is in the tube under the camper . It only has one connector on it the other goes down the dump drain.

Good luck

CyberVet65 10-23-2006 02:14 PM

First of all:
Welcome to the site! http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/party.gif

As to the sewer hose problem. To get the dang thing on the coupling try using a hair dryer/heat gun on the hose. This will soften the hose enough to get it onto the fitting. Then get a big hose clamp and fasten it down. That way the hose will never come off the fitting when you twist and turn it. Don't ask, experience tells.! http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/sign0082.gif
Chet

j2detoit 10-23-2006 02:34 PM

http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/cool.gifYes they can be a real pain in the drain,,,so to speak I bought some of those nice inexpensive red plastic ends and a couple of large hose clamps slid them together and turned them onto the camper And as stated above it is a real good idea to have a spiceer part and another legth of hose as they do sometimes get to be a ways away Have fun

Half Dimes 10-23-2006 02:54 PM

After lots of trial and error, I've settled on the Valterra system (the red hoses with fittings on each end). I bought the kit with 2 ten foot hoses and the bayonet adapter for the sewer connection. Also have another 15 foot length of the same hose for a total of 35 feet. Actually have had to use all of it at one time or another. All the prefitted couplers make this unpleasant task a lot easier.

At RV Upgrades at the top of the forum page, do a manufacturer search on Valterra and you can view the entire product line.

Paulin 10-24-2006 11:35 AM

The advice mentioned in the above posts are all good. Additionally, a friend of ours bought a sewer hose "spreader" from either CW or Wally Mart and reports it helps with inserting the fittings.

JC2 10-24-2006 11:51 AM

BarCar1:
As u can probably tell, this website has a lot of very informed people who have learned from experiance/trial and error. I would aditionally like to recommend that u get a pack of disposible rubber gloves to use when emptying the black water tanks. Enjoy ur rig and don't hesitate to ask if u have other questions...........

Kablewizard 10-24-2006 01:31 PM

Maybe we should add for a video lesson, go rent the movis RV. http://irv2.infopop.cc/images/laugh.gif


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