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schlep1967

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Posted: 07/10/20 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought a fifthwheel for the convenience of having my own services in my unit. When we camp for a weekend and have full hook-ups we use them. We take normal long hot showers (sometimes 2 a day) and will drain the grey water Saturday afternoon. I use a plastic expanding hose support for the stinky slinky. Once I am set up I don't need to handle the poop pipe again until I break down Sunday after lunch. I just pull a handle and walk away for a few minutes. No need to pick up the stinky slinky and walk it to the drain.

Do you need one? Based on your example of the kind of camping you do, probably not.


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Posted: 07/10/20 11:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for all the replies. I think I'll pass on this purchase.

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Lousy, till you need one! I started in 2017 and never used (needed) one until our last trip. Slight uphill to the sewer connection and the stink pipe was about 8” above the ground. I got tired of walking the 2 lengths of hose out and when we passed a Walmart I stopped and spent the 30 bucks. Made life a lot easier, less cuss words the last few tank dumps.


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Posted: 07/10/20 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought one because it seemed like a good idea after watching others with them, and "walking" the hose several times, but I've only had to use it a few times, actually stayed at one place that had the pipe about 8 inches higher than my outlet, in that case I still had to Walk the Hose.


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Posted: 07/11/20 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

only boondocked once or twice, my trailer has a low sewer connection, been multiple times where my accordion sewer hose supports has come in handy on full hook up sites.

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Posted: 07/11/20 09:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mdcamping wrote:

only boondocked once or twice, my trailer has a low sewer connection, been multiple times where my accordion sewer hose supports has come in handy on full hook up sites.

Mike

How did they come in handy above just laying the stinky slinky on the ground?


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Posted: 07/11/20 10:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi Bobbo,

Some times the sewer connection is 4 or 5 inches above the ground. In that case a support might be useful, but not essential.


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Posted: 07/12/20 01:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bought some white half round vinyl gutter from Lowe's to use as trays in my 2 vinyl fence post sewer hose carriers for sliding the hoses in and out.
I use them to support the hose at the proper slope if needed. I use stacks of scrap wood pieces to support the gutters.

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Posted: 07/12/20 04:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I only empty when tanks are full without any supports. When the grey is basically done I left the hose near the camper and work my way to the sewer connection to get what is left out. Whole lot easier and quicker than messing with the supports.


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Posted: 07/12/20 05:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've got 120 gallons of tank. If I want to walk that far I'll walk to the beach. The park mentioned was a SC state park. A new environmental policy, not sure if fed or state.


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