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Old 06-12-2019, 12:07 AM   #1
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What supports macerator hose

Many parks require septic hose to be supported off the ground. Since the macerator hose has to be fully extended when in use...what is being used to support it... assuming it is being left out and hooked up to septic dump?
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:39 AM   #2
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Just me, but I have never had an RV park require that the hose be supported. Only requirement I have seen is some type of connection donuts at the sewer drain. If I should ever run into a park like that I still carry my slinky and it's accordion support, so I guess I would just use that.
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We've been to parks that specify the hose must be supported. I don't even own an accordion support and have never worried about it and best of all have never been questioned. I'm laying what equates to a garden hose on the ground not a 3-4" pipe.
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:40 AM   #4
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About 1,500 days camping and 200,000 miles and have never heard of that rule.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:51 PM   #5
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I have seen it posted at some parks about the sewer hose be supported off the ground. Seems like one of them was a "State Requirement" - just don't remember which one. I carry one of the accordion style lifts, especially in the summer when the grounds keepers are using weed eaters in the grass areas.

I believe I got mine at Camping World a while back, and it is black plastic. Works well.
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We have run into that issue a few times. I didn’t have a problem leaving a portion of the Sanicon hose in the cabinet with only enough extending to the sewer connection so that it was suspended above the ground. Maybe not the best idea, but as a said, there were no problem. I didn’t leave the grey valve open and emptied the tanks as needed. I didn’t use a sewer hose ladder as that would be something else to carry with us I would have little use for.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:10 PM   #7
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I typically don't even bother connecting the macerator hose until I want to dump, then connect, dump and disconnect. No point leaving it out for days when not needed.
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I've seen it too, and I think it is a state requirement. Do not remember which state/states it was. I did as DeeGee does, I hauled it out when I needed to dump and then put it away again and no one was the wiser.

There is no reason that you cant use those accordion type plastic rigs that stretch out or accordion back together to produce a gradual fall.

I have always thought that those accordion style ramps were a fairly stupid arrangement anyhow. I assume it comes from the stinky slinky days and the coaches that simply leave the black tank open.

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I'm also in the camp of not pulling it out until needed, then putting it back away (we've never leave the grey tank open). I have also been somewhere where this was enforced, but just can't remember where. If I had to guess, I would guess Anchor Down (not 100% positive) as I do remember that they also have the no levelers without pads rule.
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My only support is the ground. Never an issue in 20 years of rving.
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Of course, most campgrounds don't require sewer hose supports; HOWEVER, there are campgrounds that DO require supports.

For example, from Grand Canyon Railway RV Park's website:
"Sewer hoses need to be supported on a ramp".

In our gasser, we carried supports - just in case (ran across support requirements in 2 TN parks). With our Sanicon system, we don't worry - as many have said, we hook up, dump and store. Thanks,

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If you park somewhere where the maintenance crews use weed whackers, you may want to use a hose support. Those things will cut through a sewer hose, or a macerated hose, no problem. It seems to be the rationale that some parks use for keeping the hose off the ground.
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About 1,500 days camping and 200,000 miles and have never heard of that rule.
Hey Cousin Ed. We came across a park in Benson AZ that required the black tank hose to be off of the ground. I too was perplexed so I inquired of the rationale for the rule. The park owner cited that the State of Arizona required it to reduce the risk of a haz mat (aka poop spill). The idea is that it gets really hot on the rocks and ground where the hose lies. The extreme heat can compromise the hose resulting in a leak. I have yet to find the actual wording of the law on line but have seen it mentioned by AZ residents as being the law.
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If I encounter a CG that requires supports (rare) I only pull out and connect the hose when dumping.

Even if I wanted to, our coach is so low and where/how the sewer connection exits, the use of sewer hose stands isn't possible.
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