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valhalla360

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Posted: 07/10/20 05:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it's only a night or two, just don't leave it hooked up and it's not an issue.

Usually they require them if you will leave it hooked up. Basically, they don't want the hose sitting there full of liquid. Most sewer hoses are thin and weak, so they don't keep odors in well and they are prone to pinhole leaks.


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Posted: 07/10/20 05:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two yes answers
First there are a few places which have a rule that requires them. When I returned to MI this summer I spent a couple nights in a campground that did so. (Since I did not dump there no problem I used some fresh water but that's all) the other place is Clark County (Las Vegas) Nevada.

The other yes answer is the supports keep the hose off the ground. Some hoses are not all that puncture resistant and can be damaged by rocks on the ground.


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Posted: 07/10/20 06:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do not use one while camping. It is a simple matter of hydraulics. If the camper outlet is higher than the sewer opening, eve if the sewer opening is raised. The incoming water from the camper will push whatever is in hose on through and down the sewer.

Of course you must have a hose with no leaks. After 24 years of campers I have never had a problem. I have never stayed anywhere that required one.


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12 years of hundreds of dumps in hundreds of CGs & have not seen a need for a slinky yet. Rarely stay anywhere for more than 5 nights. Rarely use a FHU site. 5 nights without dumping is easy.

At the CG dump if the sewer is higher than ground level picking up the hose & 'walking' whatever to the sewer is easy.


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Posted: 07/10/20 07:01am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, they are not. IF the hose fills up because the outlet is raised, wait for it to stop running, then lift the end nearest the trailer and walk it to the drain. Do that 2 or 3 times and the hose will be empty. (Be sure the drain valve is still open to vent the hose while doing that.) In 14 years, I have never used one, never seen the need for one, and never been in a campground that required one.


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Posted: 07/10/20 07:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

20 yrs, weeks at a time with full hookups and never used them.

It's obvious that they would provide some mechanical efficiency but simply something else to carry.

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I dont like those expandable adjustable slinky stands, I dont want to fiddle with them.

I ran into a situation at a nice CG on a lake a few years ago where my site had the hookups on the wrong side for me to face the lake when set up.

I drove out to a local building supply store, bought a 10 foot length of 4" PVC pipe, drew a line lengthwise on both sides, pulled out my cordless reciprocating saw and cut the pipe in half lengthwise.

I carry several lengths of slinkies, coupled them together and tied my half pipe at the drain outlet, running it to the drain via under my TT. A few blocks in the right place allowed it to fully drain properly.

Works like a charm. I carry it in the back of my truck now when we camp. Simple and easy to use.


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Posted: 07/10/20 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I carry one. We half time. I use one occasionally for a reason I haven’t read yet and why I bought one.

We camped at a campground And the dirt around the pad was red clay. After a week of on and off rain the sewer hose was coated with red clay. A real dog to clean off.

So I bought a support to use when it’s a muddy site.


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Waste of money, time and space. But, it you want to help with the economy.....

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On the other hand, I always use mine. After draining the tanks the slinky is also fully drained. I watch others "walking" the water out of their slinky that was laying on the ground with the park dump pipe several inches above ground and wonder why people don't use them. Folded up it takes very little room. And it keeps the slinky off the rough concrete or paved or gravel site pads.

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