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Old 02-25-2021, 08:53 PM   #1
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Hose lengths

I need to buy all of the hoses for my TT that I just purchased. Everywhere I look I see 15 ft sewer hoses, but when I read members' recommendations to always have an extra sewer hose piece available. Based on this, my question is where I should get a 15 ft hose or just get a 20 ft hose instead.

I've also seen members post that they use 25 ft hoses for water, but have also read about having an extra hose available. Would a 50 ft hose be the best bet then?
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:05 PM   #2
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I would suggest purchasing you hoses in sections. I have 2-25 foot fresh water hoses and one 15 foot. I have been to a couple of state campground where I used all 65 feet. I only uses the length I need.

As for the sewer, I only have 1-15 foot hose. As I do not camp in parks with sewer hook-ups, I only use it at the dump station.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:14 PM   #3
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It gets too be a lot of hauling and excess if you use just one long hose. Sections are much more manageable. Many camp grounds shorter sections are all that is needed.

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Old 02-25-2021, 09:24 PM   #4
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It gets too be a lot of hauling and excess if you use just one long hose. Sections are much more manageable. Many camp grounds shorter sections are all that is needed.

Ok. I guess I've been reading the wrong posts online. lol

I've read stories of not having enough sewer hose so I wanted to be prepared in the event that something like that happened to me. I am in the process of buying the necessities for my TT. It sounds like 2 15 foot pieces are better than a piece 20 foot hose.
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:42 PM   #5
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I have the Camco deluxe. Two 10 foot sections. They easily stow in the stinky slinky tube. Never needed more than that.
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What do you mean by slinky stinky tube? Is that a storage tube?
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I carry two 25ft and one 10ft water hose. Never needed more than one 25ft and sometimes only needed the 10ft.

I have two 15ft (?) sewer hoses. Don’t remember ever needing more than one.
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I'm with Oaklevel. I have two 25' water hoses and there are times both have been used but rarely. The sewer is the same thing. Two 15'. Mostly use only one but there has been a time where I needed more because of the run. Both of those reside under the belly so I don't think about the extra one.
Power is the other one. I use a 50' but also have a pair of 25' extensions. Never used both but I have needed one of them.
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What do you mean by slinky stinky tube? Is that a storage tube?
Stinky Slinky is a euphemism for a sewer drain hose. The "tube" is a storage device for sewer hoses, find on some RVs or are added by the owner.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085H2KX8P

The standard storage location is in the rear bumper, which really isn't a bumper, but some RVs don't have one or it can't be used for some reason.
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I see, but how do you store 20ft or even 2 15ft pieces? Seems like a lot
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Old 02-25-2021, 10:32 PM   #11
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Sewer hoses are light in weight; I carry 2 ea 15 footers which both will slide inside our rear "bumper" storage. Fresh water Hoses are heavy, we carry one 25 footer.
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I carry 2 25' water hoses. Have never needed but 1 so far. I have a 15' Rhino sewer hose to extend the 10' hose that came with the trailer if needed, but haven't needed to use it yet. I also have a 25' power cord extension, if needed someday. Haven't used it yet either.
All of my trips last year (first year of owning an RV) were to state parks and Corps of Engineers parks where the water and electrical connections are right beside the trailer, and have dump stations on the way out.
I store my extra sewer hose in the rear bumper sewer hose storage. The one that I use goes into a trash bag in the back of the truck, until I can take it out and let it dry, then it goes back into the bag in the trailer storage compartment.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:06 PM   #13
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I have a new camper on order. I just purchased a RhinoFlex kit. Two 10 ft hoses, end caps, & a elbow. I also purchased another 10ft extension because the new camper has 2 drain valves. The RhinoFlex hose collapses down to 38” when not in use.
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Old 02-25-2021, 11:27 PM   #14
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I see, but how do you store 20ft or even 2 15ft pieces? Seems like a lot
It collapses on itself like an accordion.
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Old 02-26-2021, 05:36 AM   #15
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I need to buy all of the hoses for my TT that I just purchased. Everywhere I look I see 15 ft sewer hoses, but when I read members' recommendations to always have an extra sewer hose piece available. Based on this, my question is where I should get a 15 ft hose or just get a 20 ft hose instead.

I've also seen members post that they use 25 ft hoses for water, but have also read about having an extra hose available. Would a 50 ft hose be the best bet then?
Have extra of both. Camping 3 years never used. Peace of mind though. Extra long can be cumbersome and might present storage issue with bulky coil etc
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I carry a 15ft hose & two 7'6" hose. the two 7'5" is a hose I cut a 15 ft into, made two shorts. Now I have a total
of 30ft of sewer hose. My stowage is
sort of unique. Two 5" X 5" vinyl fence
post & "no lip" rain gutter. Just finished
this stowage system to carry the hose
and a plethora of fittings. I cut 7" off the 8' fence post, cut rain gutter to fit, pop rivet end caps on back end of fence post. Used SS marine small
buckles, Sail bungie's tyes from West
marine. Used 1/2" wide aluminum flat
bar, bend to fit to strap to bottom of
RV frame, Used 8/32 screws 1.5" long.
knobs and white handle from Lowes.
shape white handle to fit slop of 5" post cap. Use #8 SS SCREWS with backing washers on all screws.
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Old 02-26-2021, 07:19 AM   #17
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Currently I have only one 10 ft sewer hose but will add another 10ft. I carry a 50 ft fresh water hose and a couple of black water hoses. I have a 2608 on order that has two separate locations for black and grey water dumps. Will need to reconfigure my set up when that time comes. If you mostly dry camp and then use a dump station a 10 ft hose will be enough. If you will be camping with hook ups I would get 20 ft of sewer hose. Fun time ahead
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... I've also seen members post that they use 25 ft hoses for water, but have also read about having an extra hose available. Would a 50 ft hose be the best bet then?
I prefer having 2x25' rather than 1x50'. I usually don't need all 50'. 25' is easier to deploy, less underfoot and you have a second hose if you bring a Y valve.
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I have a 15 ft and a 10 ft sewer hose. I got the 15 footer after the 10 footer wasn't enough at one dump station. I prefer the Rhino Extreme. Never use the cheap 10 footer that came with your RV, they're total garbage. When storing in the bumper or holder, make sure to leave the cap off the end that goes in last during the storage process, otherwise the hose may not collapse and fit.

For water, I have a 25 footer and a 10 footer that I carry with me. I've never needed more. I also keep a 50 footer at the house so I can fill up from my utility sink.
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