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nitrohorse

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Posted: 02/16/13 05:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was reading the manufacturers claims about the durability of their waste hoses. Some withstand crushing and abrasions better than others. But I did not see where
they addressed UV damage. That said, how often do you guys and gals use a UV protectant on your hose. I am going to start using the 303 Protectant on my hose every time I go camping. That should slow down the damaging effects of the sun. Who else polishes their slinky? Thanks in advance for your honesty.

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Never, It's over 10 years old and doing good.


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I have been using 303 on everything that needs UV protection for almost 20 years. I have never polished polished it though.


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Posted: 02/16/13 06:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Like nelson, never. Occasionally a hose gets dried and stiff and I replace it. Probably costs less than the years of UV protectant.


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Posted: 02/16/13 06:12am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who UV protects or pretends to reject
and makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a STINKY thing!
Everyone knows it's Slinky.

It's Slinky, it's STINKY,
It's fun, it's a camping toy.
It's STINKY A SLINKY!
It's a wonderful toy.
It's fun for Nitro a boy
Everyone Polish Their STINKY!



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Posted: 02/16/13 06:31am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it safe to assume you are talking about a seasonal site? Because for weekend camping, the slinky is only out for the time I am dumping on Sunday afternoon before leaving - otherwise it is always stored in the rear bumper, out of the sun. I have replaced it once - I think - in 10 years. I just bought the economy slinky from Walmart.


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Posted: 02/16/13 06:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope, replace as needed (I buy Rhino hoses)


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Roundtwo-40 wrote:

Nope, replace as needed (I buy Rhino hoses)


I am full time in Fla. and used Rhino, leave it out in the sun, going into its 3rd year and still flexible and fine, don't use anything on it, just leave it out in place. I will replace it whenever it fails, but so far so good.

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Posted: 02/16/13 08:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Treating and polishing the sewer hose....

Once again....RV'ers making RVing way too complicated.


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wtravlr1 wrote:

Roundtwo-40 wrote:

Nope, replace as needed (I buy Rhino hoses)

I am full time in Fla. and used Rhino, leave it out in the sun, going into its 3rd year and still flexible and fine, don't use anything on it, just leave it out in place. I will replace it whenever it fails, but so far so good.

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I've actually had people come over & ask me which hose I have when I put it in the bumper because it folds up like an accordian- so compact. I hated those limpy wimpy hoses.


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