The number one rule of RV sewer hoses is: do not be cheap! You don’t want this thing to spring a leak, or worse, while you are dumping your tanks! It’s not worth the $20 you saved!! The Camco RV sewer hose is the most popular type of sewer hose used in RVs.
It is also great if you can get a clear RV sewer hose adapter for your rig. This is very gross, but you need to know the state of your tanks.
Some parks demand that you also have an RV sewer hose support, and sewer donuts are also a necessity now, and should be used.
RV Sewer Hoses
Your RV will come with a dump hose. It will spring a leak, so do not rely on it. Buy a proper hose, as soon as you buy your RV.
You should first have the RV sewer hose, before purchasing the RV sewer hose elbow connection, that you will require when dumping. Carry a backup sewer hose, just in case something happens to your main one, or have an RV sewer extension hose ready.
RV Sewer Hose Supports
Some people will let the hose lay-where-it-may, as they dump their holding tanks. If the connection is not on an incline, you will need to pick the hose from one end to the other, to completely empty it.
You should realize that this can be heavy to do, as there are gallons and gallons of waste in this hose. An RV sewer hose support is meant to negate this dumping problem. Several commercial solutions are available for the RVer.
Your rear bumper is an RV sewer hose storage tube. The problem with this is that the bumper will eventually corrode and rust. RVers usually make their own storage tubes, using PVC piping or fence posts, to protect their bumper from damage caused by corrosion.
Ensure that all modifications are secured correctly, or your new sewer hose storage may fall off while you are driving on the highway.
DIY RV Sewer Hose Holder
You can also make a quick RV sewer hose holder, using a large tank:
- Cut a piece of ply wood that can fit the bottom of your tank snugly.
- Secure the tank to your RV.
- Put your sewer hoses in, and only take them out when you need them.
Sewer hoses are a part of the RV lifestyle, whether we like them or not.
Keep them clean, and store them away from all other accessories, due to the danger of contamination.
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