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Thanks for all the advice. I'll be checking out a few of the suggestions. I'm thinking of 3 10' hoses or maybe 2 10' and 1 15' hose. I have two gray tanks so I'll be using a Y fitting and then 1 line to the sewer. I thought about using a garden hose for the galley tank but decided against it.


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I have been using the Valtera Terminator sewer hose for about five years. It is still as good as the day I bought it. A couple of reasons that a sewer hose fails are laying them on the ground and storing them in the bumper that has rough places or rust inside.

When on the ground, especially on gravel, when dumping, the movement of the hose wears holes in the hose. When stored in the bumper, vibration while driving also can cause wear.

I have always stored my hoses in plastic tubs and never experienced pin holes in the twelve years I have been raving.

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I started out with the Thedford hose lasted a few months past 5 years. In Alaska you go with what's available so went with Camco Rhinoflex going on year 5 in July. This has all been fulltime use seldom lay hose on ground usally use hose holder.


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While the waste master may be a great hose, I have no desire to modify my fittings which eliminates the option to use standard stuff. We carry over 40 feet of hose and have needed most or all of it on occasion.

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There are adapters available that adapt female to male bayonet from the cam lock..also vice versa.





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LoudRam wrote:

I'm looking for a new sewer hose so I'm checking out Rhino. I've always heard they were really good so I'm looking on Amazon to find a deal and I see all these negative reviews. Turns out Rhino changed their fittings. The fittings are now attached to the hose via glue not with the black collar. They are permanently attached and the hoses have been blowing off the fittings. The picture they are using online and the picture on the box show the black collar but inside the box is the new style. I saw that for myself at Walmart tonight

Does anyone have any experience with the new style? Are they that bad?


I suspect you got the wrong product. Either because you bought the cheapest version, or possibly a seller swapped it on you. Either way, several products are called Rhinoflex. Various designs and price points. Maybe you would post a link to what you bought and then we can see.


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bpounds wrote:

LoudRam wrote:

I'm looking for a new sewer hose so I'm checking out Rhino. I've always heard they were really good so I'm looking on Amazon to find a deal and I see all these negative reviews. Turns out Rhino changed their fittings. The fittings are now attached to the hose via glue not with the black collar. They are permanently attached and the hoses have been blowing off the fittings. The picture they are using online and the picture on the box show the black collar but inside the box is the new style. I saw that for myself at Walmart tonight

Does anyone have any experience with the new style? Are they that bad?


I suspect you got the wrong product. Either because you bought the cheapest version, or possibly a seller swapped it on you. Either way, several products are called Rhinoflex. Various designs and price points. Maybe you would post a link to what you bought and then we can see.


I didn't buy anything yet. My comments are based on multiple reviews and pictures from Amazon buyers and my own observation of a rhino hose at Walmart.
For the Amazon link just go to Amazon and search for Rhino flex 20' sewer kit. There are over 3000 reviews and most were good but I was reading the most recent and there were enough hose separations to get me wondering.

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LoudRam wrote:


I didn't buy anything yet. My comments are based on multiple reviews and pictures from Amazon buyers and my own observation of a rhino hose at Walmart.
For the Amazon link just go to Amazon and search for Rhino flex 20' sewer kit. There are over 3000 reviews and most were good but I was reading the most recent and there were enough hose separations to get me wondering.


I'm just saying there is a lot of confusion about their different grade products. Including cross-referenced reviews. It's their own fault.

Here is a link to the full Camco catalog. Knowing the differences in the products might help. 35mb download PDF.

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The part we can't be sure of is that the pictures on the box and online show the hose with removable fittings and black collars but the actual product in the box is the newer style. So unless you buy it in a store you can't be sure what your getting. They need to change their packaging to better reflect the contents. Technically it's false advertising.

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A lot of manufacturers provide products to Walmart that are more cheaply made in order to meet the Walmart price point.


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