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Old 03-13-2016, 03:02 PM   #1
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Sewer Hose

How often do you replace the sewer hose ? Mine is about 4 years old and seems to be in good shape but I don't want to hold on to it too long and get a liquid surprise. Also what brand do you suggest for replacement?
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:07 PM   #2
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Bought a Rhino at Walmart before our first outing.

Still looks good, I do keep it off the ground.

I have no idea when UV rays and stuff will dry it out to where it starts to crack or develop holes...
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Old 03-13-2016, 03:33 PM   #3
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have had the same hose for 8 years now. still good.
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Another vote for the Rhino Flex, great product!
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Yup... 'Rhino-Flex' all the way

-keep it off the ground (and as close to rig as possible)
-rinse it well before storage
-lube the 'O' seals with silicone lube (ease of use and long lasting)
- stow in a bin with no sharp objects...not just thrown into a pile

The cheaper you go for a 'slinky-stinky' the more often you will replace them. One crushing step from a size 12 on rocks and you will get your dreaded..."liquid surprise".

hope this helps

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I use a Sewer Solution... hoses are about 12 years old and still going strong! Longevity of the stinky slinky is going to depend on the quality and how much UV exposure and use it has gotten. Once it feels brittle or starts to show signs of aging I would consider replacement. I have seen some super el cheapo versions fail the first time out. The Rhino is a decent hose for the money and should last quite a while if taken care of.

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Old 03-23-2016, 08:45 PM   #8
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Don't forget to check the little ear tabs on the sewer hose connecter. I had one of these break off just after I pulled the black tank valve, and trust me...it's a really bad deal.
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I've had the same Rhino hose for years...approx 7 and it still looks good. I have a backup hose, also Rhino, that I needed once due to distance from camper to sewer connection. I don't recall which one is original and which was backup. I guess it doesn't matter. My hoses rarely see the light of day, much less uv.
It's usually just the wife and I, and I only drag the hose out to dump, then rinse and connect the ends together and back in storage box. I don't leave the hose laying out. To easy for kids, dogs, or me to trip over it or step on it. Quality hoses are not cheap.
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Dittos on the Rhino Flex. 8 years and counting.
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