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Old 11-11-2016, 05:51 AM   #1
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How long of a sewer pipe

Do I need. I have one in my back bumper and I assume it is compressed to teh about 6 foot length of the bumper. I am taking it out later today.

Also, do I really need the hose support.

Being a class C, I don't have lots of room.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:02 AM   #2
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We have a 15 foot hose. There have been a couple sites where 10 foot would have been a stretch, but probably would have made it. I just hate the idea of stretching it so much that it comes out of the drain in the ground at just the wrong time. If you are staying at a site with a sewer connection the support is handy, otherwise you will probably end up having to disconnect the hose at your vehicle end and lift it up to help gravity empty it. Could get messy.
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Old 11-11-2016, 06:11 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by olustee bus View Post
Do I need. I have one in my back bumper and I assume it is compressed to teh about 6 foot length of the bumper. I am taking it out later today.

Also, do I really need the hose support.

Being a class C, I don't have lots of room.
Not meaning to be sarcastic, but the length of the hose you need is enough to reach from your drain valve to the sewer . . . .

Having said that, we carry the regular dump hose which we use when we can position right next to the sewer. It is "10" feet, which is really about 7 feet! We also carry two other hoses with connectors that can reach out another 40 feet. I know that's kind of extreme, but we needed it one time . . .

On the hose support. It is useful if you are sitting for any length of time, and helps the tank gravity drain all the way without having "traps" along the way.

Hope this helps.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:01 AM   #4
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I use a 15-foot sewer hose, and carry a 10-foot extension. I've had to use the extension once. It also functions as a spare.

I don't have a support (yet). If you set up and tear down your hose each time you don't need one. If not, you may. Some parks require them.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:04 AM   #5
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I don't use a sewer support. Just dump when needed during a stay and before leaving. After dumping lift the hose starting at the RV end to drain remainder out.

I carry a expandable hose, probably a 15' reach. Plus a seldom used 10' or so extension.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:08 AM   #6
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Two 10' hoses with quick connections--covers 95% of camp sites or dump stations. I do carry a 20' hose but hate using the storage space for the sealed container. Also hate that even the most expensive hoses seem to last only a few years......
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:43 AM   #7
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My bumper is just under 8', I have a 20' and a 10' in there. I also carry a 20' in a box that I needed a couple of times.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:00 AM   #8
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Depends on how far away I park from the sewer connection

Have camping buddies that insist on parking in the 'center' of the site and they have 30 foot of hose deployed !
I park as close to the sewer as I can and have 5 foot of hose deployed on the same site - I would much rather fool with a long electrical cord than a long sewer hose filled with 'deplorables'

only one state park that had the connections at the BACK of the back in site was an issue... so when we went out to eat supper ran by walmart and got a 10 foot extension... that's the only time I've used it.
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:00 AM   #9
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Some RV parks in Arizona say that state law requires the use of some type of sewer hose support..(or so I've been told at RV parks in Benson, Buckeye, and Huachuca City).
However we have stayed in RV parks in Apache Junction, Tonapah, Tuscon, Parker, Wellton, Yuma and near Tombstone where no such requirement was enforced, (or even mentioned).
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:07 AM   #10
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I carry 30' and have needed all of it several times even in upper end resorts. As supports many times they are required by the municipality.

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Old 11-11-2016, 09:39 AM   #11
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"olustee bus"......As you start venturing out, you'll find that some have the drain right next to yours and some are 20' away. Realistically, you should have a minimum of 20'. Keep in mind that when you buy a second hose, it comes in a box (compressed). Leave it in the box until needed and it will be easier to store.

Depending on where you're going to camp, some states, like Arizona, require that your hose NOT touch the ground. Consequently, you need one of the sewer supports or only pull your hose out to dump and put it away. Along those lines, many campgrounds and states require a POSITIVE seal at the drain. In this day and age, most campground sewers have a threaded opening in 3", mainly 4" and some 5". I use a threaded connection all the time so the hose never comes loose. They also make a rubber donut (should be part of your supplies) that fits any hole and holds your hose in securely.

Let's talk about your bumper storage. On many of those bumper tubes, the steel inside is not finished smoothly, consequently the rough interior will quickly shorten the life of your sewer hose just by pulling it in and out. It will cause little pin holes. Check the interior of yours.

Hoses- Don't go cheap on hoses. By a good quality with a built-in end(s). Be cautious when shopping, some have huge built-in ends and they won't fit in your bumper. I like the ones with a straight end that has a 90 degree coupler that attaches, keeping the hose diameter to a minimum.

Lastly, if a campground drain is just to far away, use your tanks and dump at the end of the trip or move the RV every few days and dump.

Here is a thought.....I like and use the SaniCon macerator system. The unit mounts in your wet bay and only uses a 1.5" hose that is very supple and stretches easily to 20', but coils up to a very small size. What's nice about it is that you never have to disconnect or clean the hose. Once you've dumped, you cap the end and stuff the hose into your wet bay. This solves a LOT of issues with hose storage.

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Old 11-11-2016, 04:47 PM   #12
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How long: Longest I've ever used you will likely never need but I carry 10-10-20 feet "Stinky Slinkeys" all but one are "Extension" types, plus a one food ground inlet adapter.

I also have a 50 foot black macerator hose and I've used it, all 50 feet of it.. Just not very often and in one spot you are not likely ever to camp.

What woudl I recommend? a 10 foot and a eight a 20 foot or two 10 foot extensions. Should work. If you ido as I did and make up a 1' "Ground adapter) made by cutttin one foot off a longer hose and puting on mating ends) you can use whatever configuration suits your needs.

RINOFLEX is a good hose though I got a new Valterra Super hose (Forget what they call it) different connectors on the hose but has an adapter to the RV.. I will use it as the "Ground Adapter" when extending,,, And there is one called, as best I recall "Drain Master"

The Valterra I only used a few months before I moved into where I am now and it's just the wrong hose for this site (too long)

Do you need supports: Some places (Las Vegas for example) have laws requiring them.. Only city I know of though is Las Vegas.. Not saying there are not more.
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:23 PM   #13
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I've used the Blueline "push on" system for years and love it - I carry 3 10 foot lengths with the necessary couplers - use 1 all the time (of course), sometimes 2, and occasionally all three for a really long site. Seems to cover all the bases for me.
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I find the support decreases the risk of a messy accident. My 15 foot hoseis enpough 99% of the time but I have had to use an extension once.
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