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Turtle n Peeps

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Posted: 07/18/20 09:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it necessary? In 40+ years of camping and 24 states I have never used them.

So for me; it's not necessary.


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Posted: 07/18/20 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Used to use them. Seldom do now. Most sites are level enough they are not needed. A few places had signs stating supports were required by local code. Supports do keep the hose off sharp rocks that could poke a hole.
Had one site so sloped the sewer was above my outlet. That made dumping my tanks a challenge but I figured out a workaround.


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Like others, I don't use the traditional supports. I have a 10'section of plastic gutter that I cut into a 6' and 4' piece. If I need to control the angle of my sewer hose, I lay it in the gutter and use blocks to control the angle. The traditional supports allow the hose to sag between supports and don't really work if the ground isn't even.

* This post was edited 07/28/20 09:37am by spoon059 *


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Posted: 07/31/20 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In 20 years I can probably count on 1 hand the times I've had to or would've been nice to use one if I'd had one with me.

We carry a standard camco (or whatever brand it is) expandable one with us nowadays but it rarely gets pulled out of the storage compartment.


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We have a set and use them probably 30% of the time. Our Hybrid is low and we don't get that powered gravity slam that most,(taller), get.
While not critical for the price why not?

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Just rented a travel trailer for a few days and noticed almost everyone had these but me. I found myself walking the hose to empty it and not sure if it's related, but found that the hose leaked it i didn't squat down and hold it against the outlet. I watched my neighbor dump his tanks while doing other things to break down, meanwhile i was stuck holding the hose.

While we don't own a trailer yet, i think I'll purchase these supports so i have them in future for rentals and eventually ownership.


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6door74 wrote:

Just rented a travel trailer for a few days and noticed almost everyone had these but me. I found myself walking the hose to empty it and not sure if it's related, but found that the hose leaked it i didn't squat down and hold it against the outlet. I watched my neighbor dump his tanks while doing other things to break down, meanwhile i was stuck holding the hose.

While we don't own a trailer yet, i think I'll purchase these supports so i have them in future for rentals and eventually ownership.


If you plan on buying from a dealer have them "throw one in" to seal the deal.

If you buy privately--the owner may already have one.


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We've been using this sewer hose support CamCo for a few years and we're frequent travelers (60-70 nights a year) and normally only stay at a campground for a day or 2 before moving on, so it gets set up and taken down a lot. I was also thrilled to see this product offers the ability to contour around potential obstacles, it ensures you can avoid any rocks and sticks capable of causing structural issues like punctures.


As anyone who RV's knows when you empty the tanks at the end of your vacation it isn't much fun having to lift the hose up to ensure that all the matter inside has drained out or worse yet thinking the hose is empty then moving it only to end up with shoes covered in nasties. This sewer hose support CamCo will see an end to those worries.

I have had this Sewer Hose Support CamCo over a year and it is still very durable, very much needed for anyone who has an RV or travel trailer. It is very easy to use. You simply pull out the sidewinder and place your hose on top and your hose will snap in place. You can also adjust the sidewinder for a longer length or a shorter length and it stays in place fairly well.

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Posted: 07/12/22 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As the old saying goes - -

" Sh!t don't flow uphill "

When the dump tube is above ground level, I got tired of Grabbing the "Sewer Hose" and creating a [email protected] slide into the dump to empty the sewer hose.... the support keeps a constant angle for flow.....

For OUR camping, I prefer to use one, BUT to each their own..


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Sewer Supports are not necessary in my book. It's easier to just pick up the hose and drain everything out at the end vs. getting out, setting up, and putting away another gadget


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