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Old 04-13-2022, 07:02 PM   #1
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Difficulty with sewer hose connections

We have been RV-ing for about 4 years so still newbies but doing ok so far. I am having increased difficulty however attaching and detaching the sewer hose connections because I have arthritis in the joints of my hands, especially the lower thumb joints. Is there any type of tool or trick that could make it easier for me to work with these hose connections? Thank you.
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Old 04-13-2022, 07:06 PM   #3
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Occasionally I wipe a little petroleum jelly on the fittings. Makes them easier to turn.
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Originally Posted by bigb56 View Post
I was just having the same issue today when setting up in NC.

Good timing post and answer. I was thinking harbor fright and a large channel lock pliers. But this tool looks much better.
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Old 04-13-2022, 08:39 PM   #7
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Excellent - thank you all for your suggestions and related links!!
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Difficulty with sewer hose connections

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Excellent - thank you all for your suggestions and related links!!
Islerea……. been having the same type problem for a while now. Seems my wrists/hands can’t muster the same torque strength they did 40-50 years ago. Funny how that works! Just bought a set of those Camco wrenches today!
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Take a look at the SaniCon Turbo macerator system. It's pricey, but the 20' hose stays permanently attached to the coach drain and you just cap the 2" diameter hose and stuff it in the wet bay when done. No need to flush it or store it or connect and disconnect. I've been using the system since 2005, wouldn't own a coach without it.
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I apply silicon grease to the sewer hose rubber seals and the finger joints, then spray silicon into the swivel joints. It does make a BIG difference! About $4 for a small container that will last a lifetime.
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I think read of owners here that changed or adapted to cam lock or what we call PT couplings at work. One Lippert waster mater hose system uses cam locks. Someone local was selling one for $10. but I didn't want to store it. I have small door with pvc pipe built in. The Lippert conversion parts are kind of expensive . The one bayonet to threads part is only special part needed. others or basic commercial/industrial parts.
A couple of these styles have large area to put a strap wrench or gain more leverage/friction with palm of hand. That portion may not stow or fit outlet hatch angle.
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Old 04-14-2022, 09:13 AM   #13
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I understand the problem. I purchased a pair of 20" grove joint pliers from Harbor Freight These work great for hooking up and removing the hose from the MH drop. I have tried the little orange tools for the connections, but did not have very good luck with them, thus the bigger tool.
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