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bob b

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Posted: 04/11/14 03:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It seems to me that blocking the drain hose so that it is in a perfectly straight line may not be a good idea. I'm sure that it may drain more efficiently, but, you are loosing the natural trap formed by laying the hose on the ground as it needs to go back up at the fitting on the end of the hose. What am I missing here? Bob


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Posted: 04/11/14 03:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You have permanent traps inside your coach plumbing so no need to block fumes coming from the drain point of your flex hose.

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Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground.

Sewer hose support provides a graduated slope so stuff flows downhill

Course NOT all places/sites need or are set up where sewer hose support can be used.

I carry one and use when appropriate.

IF you really want to have a 'trap' in sewer hose....just spread sewer hose support and let section of hose drop down.
I don't cause a never leave dump valve open (Grey and definitely not Black).
Seen too many sewer flies inside CG sewer connection and don't want them setting up house in my holding tanks.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground.

I have never seen that requirement, not saying it doesn't exist, just saying.

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Pirate wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground.

I have never seen that requirement, not saying it doesn't exist, just saying.


I've never seen it either, but I have been asked how I plan to tie into the sewer. Some places require a fixed type connection so that the sewer hoses doesn't come out or allow gases to release. I have several ways to make the connection...

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I use them to keep the hose from squiggling around and wearing holes in it.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground.

Sewer hose support provides a graduated slope so stuff flows downhill

Course NOT all places/sites need or are set up where sewer hose support can be used.

I carry one and use when appropriate.

IF you really want to have a 'trap' in sewer hose....just spread sewer hose support and let section of hose drop down.
I don't cause a never leave dump valve open (Grey and definitely not Black).
Seen too many sewer flies inside CG sewer connection and don't want them setting up house in my holding tanks.


You do what he described and make a bend in between supports. Often, I find that over time one is created naturally for me... Many times, you can form a trap at the very end of the hose as the receptacle is usually high enough above the ground.

I create a trap as it costs me absolutely nothing and keeps the flies out of my grey tank which I always leave open.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground.


In 7 yrs. of FT travel have been in several CGs that required it....one reason I even have a sewer hose support.

If I hadn't experienced it I wouldn't have mentioned it.

Even been where donut was required to seal connection.......just an un-threaded open end pipe Another reason why I even have a donut.

Normally my multi-threaded sewer connection works.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Some places require sewer hose supports so hose is NOT laying on ground.


In 7 yrs. of FT travel have been in several CGs that required it....one reason I even have a sewer hose support.

If I hadn't experienced it I wouldn't have mentioned it.

Even been where donut was required to seal connection.......just an un-threaded open end pipe Another reason why I even have a donut.

Normally my multi-threaded sewer connection works.


We've also been in several campgrounds where a hose support is required so that the hose doesn't lay on the ground. These were resorts where we were staying for several months. For stays of a few days, we don't bother to hook up a hose until getting ready to leave as that's when we dump the tanks anyway.


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bob b wrote:

It seems to me that blocking the drain hose so that it is in a perfectly straight line may not be a good idea. I'm sure that it may drain more efficiently, but, you are loosing the natural trap formed by laying the hose on the ground as it needs to go back up at the fitting on the end of the hose. What am I missing here? Bob


Well, yes and no.. First in some areas (Clark County, NV for example) you are required by law to support the hose in such a manner. So you do not have a choice.

Second: You have closed valves at the RV end of the hose, air tight seals all the way, so what's to trap? There is no path for anything to escape the sewer into the motor home or beyond. Open the dump valves only when dumping.


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