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Old 12-13-2015, 05:13 AM   #1
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After 4 months my RhinoFLEX system is starting to leak at both ends....drips from where hose connects to the ends....gross! Anyone have a system they like and would recommend, or is this just a every 4-6 month purchase?

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Old 12-13-2015, 06:40 AM   #2
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I have used my Rhino Flex system for about 3 years now and I have not had any trouble with drips at the ends. the last time was this year I was at a camp for 6 mo.
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Old 12-13-2015, 07:13 AM   #3
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When you buy a NEW Rhino Flex the (VERY First) thing you must do is Look in each end,if the cut off Flap is Protruding in the Exit area Unlock the Fitting and unscrew the Hose! Take a Tin Snip and Cut the Obstruction from the end of the Hose! Now Screw the Hose back into the Fitting until it is Bottomed Out,now thread the Locking Collar until it LOCKS the Fitting! This step will prevent (4) things, Hose pulling out of fitting/Hose leaking at fitting area/Crap on the inside Flap/ Owner getting REAL MAD,when any of the above Happens! Youroo!! PS These are NOT Plug & Play ready to Use when you buy them!
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When you buy a NEW Rhino Flex the (VERY First) thing you must do is Look in each end,if the cut off Flap is Protruding in the Exit area Unlock the Fitting and unscrew the Hose! Take a Tin Snip and Cut the Obstruction from the end of the Hose! Now Screw the Hose back into the Fitting until it is Bottomed Out,now thread the Locking Collar until it LOCKS the Fitting! This step will prevent (4) things, Hose pulling out of fitting/Hose leaking at fitting area/Crap on the inside Flap/ Owner getting REAL MAD,when any of the above Happens! Youroo!! PS These are NOT Plug & Play ready to Use when you buy them!
Sure wish I would have known that! Mine leaks at both ends also, not impressed.
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Old 12-13-2015, 08:28 AM   #5
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Ours is 3 1/2 years old 1 year in the same place no leaks and still using it. The other one we had lasted less than 6 months. I second the trimming of the hose and making sure the hose is seated on the fittings.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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Nathan, you can take the ends off the hoses, clean and apply a coat of Vaseline on the hose, this will lubricate and also helps seal that area.

Youroo, has some good advise also.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:18 AM   #7
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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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Old 12-13-2015, 09:24 AM   #8
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....and a big tub of Vaseline! Thanks Cajun!


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Nathan, you can take the ends off the hoses, clean and apply a coat of Vaseline on the hose, this will lubricate and also helps seal that area.

Youroo, has some good advise also.
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.
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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.
This information would have been good to know back in my younger days. :-)
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