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Post Info TOPIC: Service Life of a Sewer Hose?


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Service Life of a Sewer Hose?


How long can a sewer hose be expected to last infull time use?  Do you have a replacement schedule after so many years or do you wait until it starts to leak.  Any particular brand you'd recommend?


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We have found that we need up to 30 feet of hose so we have a 10 ft hose and a 20 ft hose.  Most of the time the 10 works.  We generally think of the 20 ft as a backup.  Once or twice we needed both.  So we replace a leaky hose whichever length when needed.  Even a cheap hose will work for a 100+ hookups without problems.  A frozen hose with leak after a few days.  Most don't hook up in very cold weather, they dump when needed once a week or so to keep from freezing fluid in the hose.  There are a variety of hose types and brands.  We don't have a recommended.


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We park a lot where it is rocky and rough outside. My last Walmart-Camco hose lasted for 3 hookups before it begain to leak. The next time we find a Camping world I will spend a dollar or 2 more and acquire the "Extra Heavy Duty" hoses (not Camco). I am also going to look into the sewer pump with small hose. Very inexpensive on Ebay when you can find it.

If you stay in places longer than a few weeks, you might consider the black hose. It is not quite as compact for storage, but it needs less blocking and is smoother in side for more efficient flow.

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We have about 50 feet of sewer hose and have needed all of it at times.  We do like Camco's heaviest duty hoses and their connectors because they are so easy to splice and connect.  They don't necessarily make for the tightest connections, but they have been adequate.


Don't skimp on sewer hoses if you are going to be full-time.  Buy the heaviest duty you can find.  I agree that using them in freezing temperatures will cause them to fail quickly.  With proper care, complete rinsing after use, and storage, I see no reason why they shouldn't last at least a couple of years or so.  None of ours seem to be anywhere close to needing to be replaced.  Of course we have not had sewer hook-ups most of this year. 



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Howard wrote:



 Of course we have not had sewer hook-ups most of this year. 





Wow Howard! You must have a cast iron bladder!


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Old Snipe, love your sense of humor! One thing not discussed on this topic is the use of a sewer hose support to keep it off the ground whie you're hooked up. Makes the dumping so much easier too, because it slopes the hose gradually down.

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dreamjosie: Glad you mentioned a sewer hose support.  Many years ago a person showing sewer hoses at Camping World recommended both supporting and protecting the sewer hose to make it last longer.  He recommended using a strip of old carpet under the hose where it touched the ground or having it elevated.  He said most holes formed where the hose rubbed gravel or a hard surface.

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We have our Sewer inside a support from Camping World.  However I made my supports out of Pvc pipe 1/2 inch looks kinda like a field goal post.   Put holes in the upright part and the 2nd one is just shorter than the one sitting closer to the 5er however both are adjustable.  Haven't had and problems yet.  We stay at RV parks that have full hook-up.  I quit camping after 26 yrs in the ARMY.  We are RVer's only not camper's.  GBY... 

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