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Old 07-27-2019, 12:42 PM   #1
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Sewer hose supports

I will soon be taking a cross country trip and I have read that some RV parks require the sewer hose supports. In your travels have you come across this requirement? Does anyone use these if not required and if so what are the positives. Thanks much in advance for any replies.
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I have not stayed any place that has required them. I do not stay at high end resorts. I do use them to angle the hose down to the drain. Just seems to work better and easier to flush the hose.
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Old 07-27-2019, 12:50 PM   #3
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Sewer hose supports or commonly called a "slinky". Yes used them all the time. Keeping the hose off the ground is only one advantage. The other is you can run the sewer hose on a gradual slope which aids draining.
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Since 2001 travelling in my mh, I've never seen that requirement but I do use one often.
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I use them all of the time. I believe this helps in the longevity of the sewer hose by keeping it off of the ground so, you will not step on them and could cause a leak.
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You really do want to keep the sewer hose off the ground if possible, especially if you're camped on grass in a place where they mow/weedwhack regularly.

And the smooth incline from your outlet to the park's sewer hookup sure keeps things moving along nicely. I've used some Camco Lego blocks to support the slinky in places where the ground is low between the trailer and hookup.

Another option: get a 4' length of 4" pvc (the thin stuff - schedule 20) and split it the long way (a table saw makes it quick and easy). You now have an 8' long sewer hose support.
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No, never had to deal with the support issue. We have seen parks require a rubber donut or screw in fitting to seal your hose to their sewer pipe. Tiffin CG at the factory is one of these. Supposedly a Red Bay Health Dept requirement.
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No, never had to deal with the support issue. We have seen parks require a rubber donut or screw in fitting to seal your hose to their sewer pipe. Tiffin CG at the factory is one of these. Supposedly a Red Bay Health Dept requirement.
All campings and or parks should require that rubber donut or screw fitting.
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I believe Arizona requires the hose to be off the ground. There are some notations of this in this link and I have also heard of this.

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Yes as it makes emptying the tanks much easier. I’m in a park now with a requirement to use a slinky.

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Old 07-27-2019, 03:29 PM   #11
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Thanks all for your prompt replies. Guess I'll go drop $30 at Wally World for a 20 footer.
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I use the slinky with a plastic gutter. I carry three pieces of gutter wuth varying lengths.
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We've found this to be easy to use. Worth the $$. There was a bit of a learning curve, but worth the effort & simple now.
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All campings and or parks should require that rubber donut or screw fitting.
Because...??? It offends someone's sensitive nose?
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