If you missed that "adventure", you can read it here. Because of my hose also springing a leak, I went to my local RV shop to get a replacement.
I've been using Valterra sewer hoses, (the red ones) for years and they've held up very well (except that one time). I carry two 15 foot sections that can be used to make a single 30 foot length on the rare occasions that the sewer dump connection is too far away to be reached with a single 15 foot hose.
The RV dealer didn't have a Valterra 15 foot hose in stock, only a 10 foot and a 5 foot. Being experienced (christened?) on having to deal with a hose coupling failure, I didn't want to have any more couplings than I had to. So I bought a heavy duty 20 foot long sewer hose made by Camco. I installed my Valterra couping ends and thought I was good to go.
On our very next outing, no the hose didn't come off, there was no disastrous spill again (you weren't hoping, were you?). But when I hooked up the hose I had all kinds of trouble with it. I tested the hook up with some grey tank water, the couplings were weeping water and the hose sagged between the legs of my slinky hose support. Totally unacceptable and another smelly disaster waiting to happen.
After that outing, I went looking for another Valterra set up, but was unsuccessful in finding what I wanted. Fortunately, I found a better product that I've now tested and found even better than the Valterra set up.
It is the Rhino Flex sewer kit.
The hose is not just heavy duty, but it can expand and collapse to different lengths and is stiff enough to be bent into a shape and retain that shape. Also the couplings screw into the hose and have a locking ring collar that screws into the coupling and locks it tightly in place.
On the end that connects to the sewer dump, there are several threaded sized that will adapt to most any sewer dump pipe.
The elbow that fits into the threaded connection has little tangs to lock it in place.
Another feature that I like is that the couplings on both ends swivel, so the hose will assume a relaxed position instead of getting twisted.
The couplings interchange with the couplings on my other Valterra hose, but they work even better, they lock together with an audible "click", ensuring a solid connection, music to my ears. :c)
The hose collapses to a small size when stowing and it fits easily into the Journey's wet bay, no more wrestling with a sewer hose to get it put away.
The 15 foot Rhino Flex sewer hose kit cost me $44.00 at my RV dealer, you might find it a little cheaper on line. I am very pleased with it and am sure it will give me good service for a long time.
Now my Robin Williams disasters are a thing of the past (knock wood!).
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