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The Cleanest Way to Dump

Using the Waste Master Sewer Hose and Drain Master Waste Valve System

Imagine this, you’ve just been on an amazing vacation.  You’ve logged lots of miles, hit some epic hot spots, and now you’re on your way back home.  What are you dreading more, the return home, or emptying your holding tank?  We can’t help you with number one, but we can most certainly help you with number two.

When you drain your RV sewage holding tanks are you fumbling with flimsy sewer hoses that leak, crack, or split?  Does your hose move around you, and require a second set of hands to set up and operate the drainage system?

The sad truth of most RV drainage systems is that they’re made up of parts that aren’t designed to do the job.  They’re made of substandard materials that don’t stand up to the demands of your RV lifestyle. can save you countless hours emptying your holding tank and cleaning up after the job is done over the life of your RV.  The Drain Master Pro-Series Electronic Waste Valves combined with the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System combine to offer RV’s, 5th wheels, and travel trailers the fastest and cleanest waste removal system.

We’ve made it our mission at Drain Master to design and stand behind superior drainage solutions for RVs, 5th wheels, and Travel Trailers.  Sewage shouldn’t stand between you and the next adventure.  Our solutions are backed by expertise and knowledge to offer a sanitary drainage solution so you can spend less time dumping and more time exploring, relaxing, or sightseeing.  With Drain Master, emptying your tanks is simple, safe, and sanitary.  Learn more by reading the post below.

Get the Job Done Right

Now imagine a better way of emptying your holding tanks.  It’s as simple as parking your RV.  No wait, it’s way easier than that!  Simply open your Waste Master System storage compartment, grab the industrial strength hose and walk it over to the drain.  Your hose is already connected using Cam Loc fittings so there’s no leaking, no set up hassle.  This new hose collapses for easy storage affording you 20 feet crush proof, UV resistant hose.

Now you’re ready to hit the switch.  Our innovative Drain Master Pro-Series waste valve system eliminates cumbersome pull valves with a simple electric switch that’s easy to install, one in your wet bay and one inside your RV.  Once the tank is empty, simply hit the switch again, collapse and store your hose, and be on your way.  The smooth interior of the hose keeps waste from building up and getting stuck.  This eliminates hours of cleaning and keeps your storage compartment clean.  Plus, our StaPut Technology also means that the hose will not move around on you while you empty your sewage tank.  No more pin hole leaks.  No more second set of hands to hold it in place.

Stop Imagining It

Now that you know a better system exists, what’s keeping you from making the call? Our experienced and friendly staff are waiting to answer all of your questions from the specifications to the simple operation of the total Drain Master System.  Call today to learn about how the Drain Master Electronic Waste Valves and the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System offer RV owners the very best in waste removal.

motorhomes in a row with mountains in the background - grey holding tank tips and tricks

RV Waste Management 101: 3 Reasons You Should Keep Your Grey Water Tank Closed

Whether you’re new to RV living or an old pro, you know that after connecting your sewer hose, you keep the black water tank closed, while you’re at an RV park. But many RVers are in the habit of leaving their grey water tank open anytime they’re hooked up at a campground. While this may prevent dirty water from backing up into your shower and sinks, it can cause some other truly unpleasant issues.

Here’s why:

  • If your grey water tank is allowed to fully empty, scum will build up in both the tank and the inside of the hose — in addition to being unsanitary, this can cause a really nasty smell!
  • If you let your grey water tank fill to ⅔ full before emptying it, a vortex is created which helps to remove the scum and eliminate most buildup.

grey water tank draining

 

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Another Option for Permanently Connecting your Waste Master Hose on your RV

Here at Drain Master, we had the pleasure of meeting one of our customers last winter when he and his wife stopped by to get some help with a modification to their RV that would make using their Waste Master Sewer hose system even cleaner, easier and trouble free.  Ray and his wife Anne have a wonderful website www.loveryourrv.com where they share their full timing experiences, RV tips, upgrades and modifications. Ray posted and excellent article and supporting video, detailing the modification which you’ll want to check out.  Once you’ve read it go ahead and explore the site further. We think you’ll find many interesting tips and articles.

Excerpt from www.loveyourrv.com by Ray Burr

You may remember last year I gave the Waste Master RV Sewer System a full Love Your RV review. I was very impressed with the design and quality of the hose and connections. In the last year, it hasn’t failed to live up to my high expectations.

The only major beef I had with the sewer hose was the permanently attached 90-degree head, storage was an issue. It would not easily slide into the rear bumper like my old hose did. I ended up building a custom carrier for it mounted on top of the bumper. This arrangement worked well enough however I’ve since come to realize there may be a much better solution.

Soon after my review was published I was contacted by Doug Swarts of DrainMaster.com. He is a long time RVer and the designer of the Waste Master Sewer System. Doug informed me he envisioned the sewer hose to be always hooked to the RV. Therefore it would be unnecessary to decouple it between campsites. No more dribbling stinky slinky to deal with when breaking camp. The Waste Master hose would live in its own storage box or sleeve.  Read the Full Article HERE

Fast Flow Pipe - learn about the best sewer hose around - Waste Master

Does Dumping the Black Tank 1st & the Gray Second, Clean the Hose?

Every RVer knows that dumping the Black water, then the Gray water is to insure any residual Black water will be flushed down with the Gray water—but is this really true? After we answer this age old question, stay tuned for information on the best sewer hose we’ve found that works wonders in keeping you and your RV clean.

Actually it is, providing your Gray water dump valve and drain piping is 3″. Unfortunately many RV manufacturers still use 1.5″ piping and valves on the Gray water tank outlets. What actually happens in this case, is that only a very small portion of the inside of the sewer hose is cleaned.  Probably looking a lot more like this

slow flow pipe - waste master best sewer hose system

But this theory of dumping the gray water second, assumes that the water flow goes a little more like this

fast flow pipe - waste master best sewer hose system

To get maximum hose flushing action, the Gray water exit valve and piping needs to be 3″.

Here are the reasons:

1. It takes 2.56 times longer to empty a 35 gallon tank through an 1.5″ hole than it does with

a 3″ hole.

2. With the overall flow slowed so much, the water doesnt rush down the hose as it should,

cleaning the whole interior of the hose.

3.  As your Gray tank fills, a scum forms on the top of the water, generated from soap, oils,

shampoo, toothpaste etc. When the valve is opened, the faster the water exits, the

more it creats a whirlpool sucking the scum out. This action is minimal to non existant

through a 1.5″ hole.

Converting your existing system from 1.5″ to 3″ on the Gray tanks can only be done if the Gray holsing tank has a 3″ collar with a 3″ to 1.5″ reducer in it. You will be able to tell by looking at it. The first sign is, there is a band clamp around the tank collar.

holding tank - best sewer hose question solved

Second is some white looking paste around the fitting area where the reducer was inserted. This material doesnt ever harden fully, so you can loosen the band clamp and by moving the reducer back and forth with pulling pressure on it and a little patience the reducer will come out. If your tank has a 1.5″ tank collar you are better off aborting the project.

If and when you look for a new RV, make sure you look to see the plumbing system detail, it is the area you do not like to go near, so be sure to check this area out before you buy. The devil is in the details and most folks buy the bling first, then are stuck with the issues that they didn’t look for in the first place. Finding the best sewer hose for you is also important, so do some research on various systems before getting something you won’t be able to use or clean.

For some great holding tank tips, be sure you have requested our 7 Essential RV Holding Tank Tips

As promised, here are the details of our favorite system aka the one with the best sewer hose! The Waste Master system provides an opportunity for greater cleanliness and less hassle. What a deal, right? Learn more by reading the product description here.