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Old 04-15-2013, 05:08 PM   #1
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Sewer Hookups at RV parks

I have RVed for about 13 years, so not really a newbe but, don't know a lot about sewer issues. Recently we were in a State Park and the sewer hookup on the only site left with full hookups was on the wrong side, so I would have had to put a 20 ft sewer hose under my rig to run to the sewer hookup, plus there would have been no slope as the sewer line was on a mound of earth that was uphill from the site. I chose not to stay there and we moved on. I had always heard that there must be a slope and the shorter the hose the better, anyone ever had issues with this sort of hookup??
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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1st of all, you only need to dump when your black tank is 2/3 full or more. That assures a good flow out of the tank.

I had to dump once last year on the opposite side of my camper due to a lane being blocked. Once the flow starts, it should continue to dump the tank. When the flow stops, you might need to "walk the line" (lifting the hose and walking towards the dump station) a couple of times. Finish up with the gray tank, again walking the line. Once you disconnect from the trailer, walk the line for the last time just to make sure the hose is completly empty.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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I ran into this situation once myself. As long as the black tank is higher than the sewer connection you should be able to drain. As mtnguy mentioned I then make sure the hose is empty by “walking” it toward the sewer. Then I thoroughly rinse the sewer hose with clean water and again “walk” the hose to the sewer to empty it completely.

The site I had with the sewer on the wrong side was a beaut. The sewer was right next to our trailer steps. The campground was full so it was either this site or go home. Here’s a pic.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Ditto. Also as you "walk the slinky" make sure you compress the rings to "milk" the water out of the hose.
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I use a hose support and I love it, makes it so much easier, I get good drainage, and it keep its of the ground.


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Ditto. Also as you "walk the slinky" make sure you compress the rings to "milk" the water out of the hose.
And a big yes to that Herk.
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Ditto. Also as you "walk the slinky" make sure you compress the rings to "milk" the water out of the hose.
And I might add be sure to have someone place a foot on the hose end that enters the drain receptacle so it doesn't come out while you "walk the slinky".

Don't ask me how I know.
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And I might add be sure to have someone place a foot on the hose end that enters the drain receptacle so it doesn't come out while you "walk the slinky".

Don't ask me how I know.
That's why I greatly prefer sites with the screw-in connections to sewer! Sadly- not everyone has them.
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If you still have a cheap flexible sewer hose invest in a new Rhino Flex, it makes the job so much easier also.
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If you still have a cheap flexible sewer hose invest in a new Rhino Flex, it makes the job so much easier also.
That's what we have - holding your foot advice still stands.
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