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Turtle n Peeps

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Posted: 07/18/20 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it necessary? In 40+ years of camping and 24 states I have never used them.

So for me; it's not necessary.


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Used to use them. Seldom do now. Most sites are level enough they are not needed. A few places had signs stating supports were required by local code. Supports do keep the hose off sharp rocks that could poke a hole.
Had one site so sloped the sewer was above my outlet. That made dumping my tanks a challenge but I figured out a workaround.


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Like others, I don't use the traditional supports. I have a 10'section of plastic gutter that I cut into a 6' and 4' piece. If I need to control the angle of my sewer hose, I lay it in the gutter and use blocks to control the angle. The traditional supports allow the hose to sag between supports and don't really work if the ground isn't even.

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In 20 years I can probably count on 1 hand the times I've had to or would've been nice to use one if I'd had one with me.

We carry a standard camco (or whatever brand it is) expandable one with us nowadays but it rarely gets pulled out of the storage compartment.


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We have a set and use them probably 30% of the time. Our Hybrid is low and we don't get that powered gravity slam that most,(taller), get.
While not critical for the price why not?

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I used Camco Sidewinder for what it was designed for, support of RV sewer hose. Like products that really do what they were intended for. This product is rugged and worked very well. The only question is how long the plastic locks for vertical pins will last. They functioned very well. Rugged, provides super support for hose, especially over rough surfaces with changes in elevations. They can be set at angles as shown in the attached photo. The notch inside held the hose firmly. Now you need to realize that this takes a few more minutes to set up over the accordion support. Also, be aware that they do take about 10inches by 35 inches by a foot high for storage. All said these should last for years and will not break apart like the accordion-style plastic support. Very satisfied with this product, hope this helps someone with their purchasing decision.

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Just rented a travel trailer for a few days and noticed almost everyone had these but me. I found myself walking the hose to empty it and not sure if it's related, but found that the hose leaked it i didn't squat down and hold it against the outlet. I watched my neighbor dump his tanks while doing other things to break down, meanwhile i was stuck holding the hose.

While we don't own a trailer yet, i think I'll purchase these supports so i have them in future for rentals and eventually ownership.


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6door74 wrote:

Just rented a travel trailer for a few days and noticed almost everyone had these but me. I found myself walking the hose to empty it and not sure if it's related, but found that the hose leaked it i didn't squat down and hold it against the outlet. I watched my neighbor dump his tanks while doing other things to break down, meanwhile i was stuck holding the hose.

While we don't own a trailer yet, i think I'll purchase these supports so i have them in future for rentals and eventually ownership.


If you plan on buying from a dealer have them "throw one in" to seal the deal.

If you buy privately--the owner may already have one.


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