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Puckerbush

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Posted: 01/14/14 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yep. The ghost of happy camping reared its ugly head at me while dumping the black tank. I pulled the blade valve and while the family history was flowing into the sewer, the hose came off at the coupling and began spilling onto the ground. I quickly closed the valve but the damage was done. I moved the MH forward, got the hose and began flooding the waste into the recessed funnel in the concrete where the dump hose goes.
The hose clamp just was not tight enough and it came off from the weight and force of the material. Now I'm looking to replace the coupling/hose with another type not of the same design. Perhaps a hose with the coupling all one piece. Any help would be appreciated.


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Posted: 01/14/14 07:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I hope we never get the 10 year "surprise."

At least you had the courtesy to clean up the mess...I watched it happen once and the guy just drove off. (with me yelling at him and him birding me).

RhinoFlex is a really good sewer hose system.




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Posted: 01/14/14 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not rocket science here, Just do a good inspection on the hose clamps (tighten)now and then. Good thing the dump had a recessed drain. I've seen people dump openly in the basin area before with out putting the hose in the drain. So don't be to hard on yourself.


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Posted: 01/14/14 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you have the straight and smooth surface, where the hose is clamped on, then cut grooves into that surface so that the hose will have a bite. I did it on a lathe.

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Just when you think you're getting good huh. lol

x2 on the Rhino Flex. Just be sure and use Rhino attachments that thread onto the hose. Others may not screw onto the hose.


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Posted: 01/14/14 07:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Accidents happen, just glad you cleaned it up


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I, too, want to thank you for doing the right thing and cleaning up the mess. I'll share a campground with the likes of you anytime.

I'm using sewer hoses that do not have/use clamps. The fittings take advantage of the spiral wire in the hose and just screw on. They are long enough to engage several turns of that wire, so they get a good grip on the hose and don't leak, either. You'll notice they aren't engaged properly long before they are in danger of coming off. I don't remember the brand, but I got them at CW and have seen them elsewhere. The hose itself is also a bit heavier material than the first ones I had.

I was never entirely happy with the ones that used a hose clamp. Not only were they a bit of a pain in use, they never really impressed me as having a solid grip, if you know what I mean. The ones I have now look and feel solid.





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Posted: 01/14/14 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

valterra


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Posted: 01/14/14 08:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

+1. I've had good luck with the Valterra hose.

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You are lucky....one time when I pulled the blade the hose came off and it got all over me! My wife made me take my cloths off before coming into the motorhome. I used the outside shower to clean most of then went inside to shower good. Robin Williams has nothing on me, this did happen our first year and now we have the Rhino sewer hose and wouldn't be with out it.

Sorry no pictures of this mess LOL


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