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Hi Everyone,

 

I need to purchase a sewer hose for my trailer. I am a Good Sam member that is the reason for looking at Camping World. I see that they have a couple different sewer hoses. What hose would you go with ? What hose gives you the best price per quality of hose ? How long should the hose be ? I am a rookie on trailers that is the reason why I need some help.

 

Thank you for any help,

Al

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We have one each of these.

 

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/dominator-20-sewer-hose-kit/70003

 

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/rhinoflex-swivel-rv-sewer-kit/44151

 

We like them because they collapse real easy for storage. If or when I buy another it will be the Rhino-Flex as it can be repaired because the ends just screw off and on.

 

Also, before going to Camping World, check the online price, if it is cheaper online, and you tell them, they will give you the online price in the store.

 

Paul

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I carry 30 feet of hose in 10 foot lengths that will join together if needed. Sometimes the park sewer is close ....sometimes its a long reach. Also get yourself a clear fitting that attaches to your trailer so that you can watch the contents dumping. I rinse the black tank around 3 times until the contents coming out are pretty much clear water.

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If I were buying a new sewer hose it would be the waste master hands down. I have spent a lot of time researching and using various sewer hoses and this is the best system I have found. They were originally made by a small independent company and sold via the internet. The rights were recently obtained by LCI (Lippert) and they are now being made available on a wider basis. A couple of manufacturers are beginning to offer the system as OEM optional equipment.

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If I were buying a new sewer hose it would be the waste master hands down. I have spent a lot of time researching and using various sewer hoses and this is the best system I have found. They were originally made by a small independent company and sold via the internet. The rights were recently obtained by LCI (Lippert) and they are now being made available on a wider basis. A couple of manufacturers are beginning to offer the system as OEM optional equipment.

My 08 Cameo came with the Wastemaster system. It seemed great at first but within a couple of years the hose sprung a leak. A couple of years later the handle broke off the big valve at the end. These are expensive pieces and I have since gone with Rhino flex with good results. My experience my be an outlier, but it is what it is.

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Something for you to consider when you buy sewer products is the issue of compatibility with other products. If you attend rallies such as the Escapade or other gatherings it is fairly common for someone to need an extra hose due to distance from connections or a leak or whatever. In such cases it is also very common for the neighbor to offer use of one of theirs but if you have one of the unique systems it may not be compatible with the fittings on the more common, less costly hoses.

 

I have chosen to stay with the less expensive, and most common type of hoses, but do buy the heavier weight version. I find that with proper care they can be reliable and yet are not expensive and are readily available if one should need to be replaced. I have found the proliferation of new, more expensive solutions to a very minor issue to be quite interesting to follow.

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We bought Sewer Master hoses over 8 years ago. The construction used heavier material than RhinoFlex. We have (3) 12' sections and rotate the primary hose every year. The hoses are in fine shape. The extra cost pays in longevity. Unfortunately Sewer Mater is no longer in business.

 

We have had to use all three hoses to reach a sewer pipe. We use hoses that maintain their shape when extended or curved.

 

Adapters is a big concern. We looked at systems like Waste Master with the integrated head and have been in too many places where the head would not fit for a variety of reasons, the biggest is the sewer opening being recessed in a concrete cone.

 

Our main hose adapters are Blue Line Prest-o-fit which are push on adapters for connectors. We use Rescue Tape to hold the end adapters. In the beginning we were concerned over just a push on connection but having no separations in over 8 years, they work. And they do not seep like fitting relying on o-rings for seals that wear out.

 

If we had to replace hoses today, we would probably get DureForm from Prest-o-Fit. The issue we have with Camco RhinoFlex and Valterra Dominator is the attached ends would not give the flexibility we have today.

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We went to Wal Mart too and got one of these:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Revolution-Swivel-RV-Sewer-Hose-Kit-20/23636862

 

From our previous fulltiming experience the sun had the worst effect on our sewer hoses and I kept a blue plastic pipe originally designed to hold the hoses off the ground, but it also kept UV rays off the hoses and I never had a bad one again. I would try to get where it was a straight shot to the sewer. The tube held only the hose not the fittings which was great as the whole thing with the fittings sealing both ends rode in the bed of the truck after they were drained and rinsed. It came in two blue sections that telescoped a couple of times but would jam from the smallest grain of sand or dirt. So we took the biggest section and threw away the other. It was ten feet and just big enough for the Valterra connectors we had then to kind of snap in on their flange. It held them well but I always put a wood block behind it to make sure it didn't blow out in the wind.

 

It's very strange coming back to RVing after seven years fulltiming followed by a 12 year break. I have to look at some of the things like the awning .lock before I remember how to lock and unlock it. Same with sewer hoses and drinking water hoses and those gray garden water hoses for non potable, non black water dumps with the garden hose cap adapter.

 

Just remember that the inside of those built in steel bumper hose storage tubes rust and abrade the sewer hoses. Thus the big market and DIY ideas for storage,

 

Safe Travels!

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