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Old 02-02-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Black Water Sewer Pipe

All, my new TT came with a starter kit. This kit came with a brown sewer pipe that has a connector on one side that I assume connects to the trailer. The other end has no connector and is just the bare end of the brown corregated platic pipe. I was told that I should be able to drop this into the sewer hookups at most parks. Is this true? What is the best sewer line to buy and what is an ideal length...10, 15 or 20 ft? What a simple effective way to store the black water stuff in the storage area? Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:34 PM   #2
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Throw it away.

Valterra Viper. OR Rhino. Get the detachable ends. Find a place to store separately from anything else.
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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You want something like this:


It screws into the campgrounds pipe like this:


Here's a one piece version:
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Iíve been getting by with 20í of RhinoFlex and a clear 45 degree twist on elbow.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-RhinoFL.../dp/B00C5RBRA8

Start with this and add what you think you will need.

Iím going to get a twist on (bayonet) valve before we start this season.
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Iíve been getting by with 20í of RhinoFlex and a clear 45 degree twist on elbow.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-RhinoFL.../dp/B00C5RBRA8

Start with this and add what you think you will need.

Iím going to get a twist on (bayonet) valve before we start this season.
X2.

This was the one I found that had everything already attached greased and ready to go. Open box and plug in.

How much hose depends on where your drain is and if you need a Y adaptor for a second connection.

Note that some states (az I believe) require a screw on connector and some a rubber donut.
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The RhinoFlex is plug and play but itís a good idea to make sure the collars that hold the hose to the fittings are tight. Some people have complained about leaking. I made sure mine were tight and Iíve had no problems.
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Old 02-03-2018, 01:27 PM   #7
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This is similar to what i have. I keep the hose in the back bumper -
perfect fit but be sure to wash it out first (air dry if you have time) before you place in there! Elbow won't fit so have to store that somewhere else.


https://www.amazon.com/Camco-RhinoFL..._&dpSrc=detail
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I keep my hose in a large Rubbermaid container with air holes cut in the side to stop mold .It goes into the pickup bed
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I recently added an 8' length of 5" square PVC fencing with end caps to store my slinky stinky. Click image for larger version

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[QUOTE=Stacia;1722515]This is similar to what i have. I keep the hose in the back bumper -
perfect fit but be sure to wash it out first (air dry if you have time) before you place in there! Elbow won't fit so have to store that somewhere else.


We use a plastic storage container to keep things separate. One for sewer connections, one for fresh water hoses and another to put electrical cords. No cross contamination this way. They all store in our pass through.

We have a Rhino 20' sewer hose that stays in the sewer connection box. Most times it is long enough. BUT, JUST IN CASE, Do not throw away that other hose, you may need it. I store one of them in my rear bumper for emergencies (have only needed it twice but those two times it was a God Send!
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To the original poster (OP)......

Your starter is worth exactly what you paid it.....NOTHING!!!

Choose from any of the brands suggested here by others. Most campsites sewer connections should be close enough for 15í but carry extensions to reach as far as 35í or more.
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Old 02-03-2018, 04:04 PM   #12
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The oen-piece red one is much better for me

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You want something like this:


It screws into the campgrounds pipe like this:


Here's a one piece version:
At our resort, the dump station drains are in the center of 6' square concrete pads deeply sloped towards the center. The drains are 4", the largest of the the sizes. The elbow is so short that it drags on the pad before 2-3 threads are engaged. Also the threaded portion tends to seize to the threaded drain. When the 4" portion is engaged, there's nothing to hold, so the tendency is to turn it with the elbow. This breaks off the four tiny tabs which are supposed to "bayonet" the two pieces together. (I drilled and tapped the pieces for four stainless steel 8-32 x 3/8" machine screws, but would not buy the gray one again.)

In case anyone is wondering why I pay so much attention to a drain hose, it's this: Our resort does not have sanitary connections at most of the sites. We use a blue boy once a week or so to drain the tanks, and tow it to the dump station. This hose and adapter gets used regularly.

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Old 02-03-2018, 05:47 PM   #13
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15' Rhino with clear angle. I have the screw in end and the donut for places with no screwin.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:18 PM   #14
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This. I keep a second spare hose in the bumper.
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Wall Mart has Rino Flex kits you can get that are a complete kit ready to go. Then you can get the storage (like the previous post - great looking and functioning) for your hoses and connections. As to the leaking, I found the problem was the collars needed to be tightened on the connections but, they turned opposite of what you would think. Once I had that figured out I tightened them all and no leaks. Just do it before you connect up!
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Wall Mart has Rino Flex kits you can get that are a complete kit ready to go. Then you can get the storage (like the previous post - great looking and functioning) for your hoses and connections. As to the leaking, I found the problem was the collars needed to be tightened on the connections but, they turned opposite of what you would think. Once I had that figured out I tightened them all and no leaks. Just do it before you connect up!
I'm still pretty new to RV'ing. I've only camped in 13 different campgrounds and 15' of sewer hose has been plenty long enough. I purchased my 15' Rhino at Walmart. I figure that if I need another 10' section, a Walmart will be close by. :-) Ditto "ProfChuck" Just keep those collars tight. (Directions to tighten them are embossed on the collars.)
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If you don't store it in the bumper as on most TTs and 5th-wheels, just attach the ends to each other. That makes a nice small and air-tight package. Or, as I do, just by the flat black fitted caps that fasten to each end of the hose. That way, wherever you store it, their is no water or odor leakage.
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Get hose ends at WallyWorld like the gray connector one pictured by RockforDroo. That one fits the bare end hose in your start up kit. Be sure to get the spring closure and a pack of gaskets. We discovered too much hose is bad, We got two 20' sections of Rhino and replaced one of them with a 10' piece. At our backyard location we need 27' so the extra 13' jumped around and dogs tripped over it (and at least one person). Water blast cleaning seems to stretch the hose while in process.
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Rhino won't fit my bumper.

I found the Rhino wouldn't fit in my bumper. Other suggested storage solutions work well. I've seen a lot of hoses on the side of the road because the rubber end caps on the bumper fall off eventually. I drilled mine and stuck a landscape fabric stake into it to solve that. X2 on the clear angle, it is nice to be able to see when clear water is coming out.

Google the Geo Method for keeping your black tank trouble free. It works.

If you're hooked up to sewer long term, don't leave the drain valve open. If you do, solids will build up and dry out, leaving a tough mess to clean up. Periodically drain and flush the tank.

I carry a spare hose, but so far have never had to use it. I usually dump and flush my tank at home into the sewer manhole in front of my house.

There is an app available that will tell you where dump stations are available. Comes in handy on a long trip since we boondocks most of the time.
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I usually dump and flush my tank at home into the sewer manhole in front of my house.
Umm, in most municipalities, that leads to the storm sewers, not the sanitary sewers. That is, it bypasses the sewage treatment plant and dumps raw sewage directly into the local river/stream/ocean.

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