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Old 12-13-2015, 12:06 PM   #11
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I would be hesitant to use Vaseline on plastic parts and never on rubber parts since it reacts with many of them. Instead I would use the silicone grease you can buy in the plumbing department and is designed for this type of application.

Then don't use it. Do you know what rubber, plastic and Vaseline have in common?
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #12
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I know Cajun I know..... They're all going on my new stink slink!! 😉


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Old 12-13-2015, 02:14 PM   #13
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Hahahaha hahahaha.......that's funny, also they are ALL a product of crude oil. They are compatible.
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That may be Campin Cajin, but they are modified. When i worked for Xerox there was a special lube for plastic gears if you used vaseline or other petroleum products they became brittle. Just like nylon in parachutes if a petroleum product came in contact (oil) they were condemned it weakened the nylon even though it came petroleum. I worked in the parachute industry over 40 years.
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Old 12-13-2015, 05:37 PM   #15
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That may be Campin Cajin, but they are modified. When i worked for Xerox there was a special lube for plastic gears if you used vaseline or other petroleum products they became brittle. Just like nylon in parachutes if a petroleum product came in contact (oil) they were condemned it weakened the nylon even though it came petroleum. I worked in the parachute industry over 40 years.
Sorry to steal the thread, but "parachutes" reminded me of these words of wisdom. I didn't pack parachutes, but I WAS one of those "just sailors"working on helicopters.
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Hahahaha hahahaha.......that's funny, also they are ALL a product of crude oil. They are compatible.
Actually they aren't. Petroleum Jelly is hydrocarbon based as are many plastics and rubbers. This is part of the reason it damages rubber seals and some plastics. Silicone grease on the otherhand is not hydrocarbon based and is formulated such that it does not damage rubber.

You can go ahead and put Petroleum Jelly on whatever you want. Depending upon the formulation of what it is applied to it might be ok. I on the otherhand would rather spenp a couple of bucks and buy a product designed for the application and not have to worry about it.
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Y'all are brilliant! Just went and looked inside the ends (not my finest moment). Both ends the hose is all the way screwed into the fitting HOWEVER, there is a significant 'hang nail' on both ends!!! I will not be repairing this hose! Closed the grey valve and threw the hose away! Will pick up fresh new one this morning and begin trimming away!!! Thanks again fellas!
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OR... consider getting a Lippert WasteMaster. Yes, it is more expensive than a Rhinoflex but, in the 1 1/2 years of using this system not ONE leak or problem. This is the best Stinky Slinky out there!

Amazon.com: Lippert 359724 Waste Master 20' Extension RV Sewer Hose Management System: Automotive
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BamaBob, this looks like the way to go. I picked up a new one yesterday but think I'll keep it as backup and get this one!!! Thanks much!


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Nathan,

OR... consider getting a Lippert WasteMaster. Yes, it is more expensive than a Rhinoflex but, in the 1 1/2 years of using this system not ONE leak or problem. This is the best Stinky Slinky out there!

Amazon.com: Lippert 359724 Waste Master 20' Extension RV Sewer Hose Management System: Automotive
Hi Bob,
Thanks for for the link. Now my Christmas shopping for Rick is done! Because you know, nothing says Merry Christmas like "Here's a new poop tube"!!

And Cajun: we have used PJelly for years too. No problems ever.

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Oh Karen.... In our short tenure as full-timers I've come to learn there's nothing more exciting to RV'ers and discussing waste management. Example: I'll mention my macerating toilet and it's like telling them I have a 1,000 doughnut holes they can jump into! I've given more demonstrations of my toilet than any other part of the coach!!! It's like Haley Davidson people.... They only discuss their 'pipes'. 😜


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