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Old 04-25-2015, 12:13 PM   #1
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rhino flex hose issues

I had to extend my rhino flex hose for the first time today. I cannot figure out how to collapse this thing. I have done some searching and can find posts that say it is difficult but can't find any info on how to collapse it. I can get a few feet collapsed but then the end just starts extending. I would really appreciate any tips on this.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:20 PM   #2
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Make sure at least one end cap is off. Otherwise you'd be trying to compress the air trapped inside.


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2x MUST HAVE ONE END OPEN.
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I always disconnect the RV end cap that end then start collapsing it in the direction of the dump station, air and everything else pushes out into the dump.
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Old 04-25-2015, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I'm a bit embarrassed by this- not sure if this could have been more obvious. Took one cap off and it collapsed down. Thanks again for the quick replies!
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Don't feel bad. The first time i used mine, I forgot to remove the caps and played tug of war with my brother in law. Both had a good laugh along with the neighboring campers.
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I'm just about ready to pitch my Rhino hose in the garbage. I got it the first year I used my trailer 2010. This year & last it has become increasingly harder to to thread the hose into the end fitting. Yesterday I couldn't get it to even start to thread on. I had to resort to just holding the hose into the fitting while dumping (not something I want to repeat).

Do these kits need to be replaced after a few years of usage? If yes, is there a better sewer hose kit than the Rhino?
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I can't comment on longevity as this is the first year with ours. So far I've been happy with it though. I assume when you say you're having issues threading the hose into the end fitting you are taking the hose apart after every use. I don't ever take the ends off so I've never had issues putting them back on. I just put the end caps on and store it complete in the bumper.
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I'm just about ready to pitch my Rhino hose in the garbage. I got it the first year I used my trailer 2010. This year & last it has become increasingly harder to to thread the hose into the end fitting. Yesterday I couldn't get it to even start to thread on. I had to resort to just holding the hose into the fitting while dumping (not something I want to repeat).

Do these kits need to be replaced after a few years of usage? If yes, is there a better sewer hose kit than the Rhino?
Why are you constantly having to thread the hose fitting? These stay together extremely well and once on you shouldn't have to re-thread, just collapse, cap, and store. Had mine over 4 years now with no issues.
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