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Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage Sysem

Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System Before and After

Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage

What’s great about the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System, is that the black storage enclosure installed under the RV not only stores the hose, but it stays connected at all times.  For storage and while emptying the holding tanks.  Kind of like putting gas in your car.  You don’t have to attach connectors onto the gas pump so why should you, when you’re dealing with holding tank waste?

Can The Waste Master Hose Be Disconnected?

Yes, and it’s very easy because it is attached with an industrial strength cam loc fitting.  Simply pull on the two cam arms and your hose comes loose.

Waste Master Cam Loc Open

 

What if I Need More Extension?

Just disconnect your sewer hose and in that same outlet you’ll attach your 20 foot extension hose.  Then attach your usual Waste Master sewer hose to the end of the extension hose.  Now you have 40 feet of hose!

Waste Master 20 ft Extension Hose

 

Don’t need that much?  No problem.  Thanks to Waste Master’s Sta-Put feature, the hose stays extended to your desired length and won’t spring back.

Waste-Master-Hose-Sta-Put-Feature

 

Interested in finding out if the Waste Master Ultimate Sewer Hose Storage System can be installed on your RV?  Here is a checklist that takes you through the necessary measurements.

Quick Check for 5th Wheels, Travel Trailers & Toy Haulers

 

Have a motorhome?  Pre-connection and storage in the wet bay is possible on many motorhomes.  See the checklist below to find out if yours is a good candidate.

Quick Check for Motorhomes

 

 

Many of our customers install it themselves but you can also take it to an RV repair facility or make and appointment to have it installed here by our RV waste specialists.

To schedule an install, call us toll free at:  (877) 787-8833.

sewer rat in RV toilet - rv sanitation

How To Keep Your RV Holding Tanks Free Of Sewer Rats and Flies

Sewer rats living in your RV’s gray water tank? Sewer flies breeding in your black water tank ? It may sound like an urban legend or the stuff of nightmares, but unfortunately, these things can happen if you’re not careful. So, what do you do to maintain RV sanitation?

As the name implies, sewer flies (or drain flies) live in the sewer system, so they can have a clear path to your RV if you neglect to keep your gray water tank closed while in an RV park.

In this video with RV Travel’s Chuck Woodbury, you’ll hear about a couple that heard thumping noises in the middle of the night after making this common RV waste management mistake. It turned out that the couple wasn’t alone in their RV — a sewer rat was living with them! You’ll also watch Chuck tell the story of a woman who watched in horror as sewer flies emerged from her toilet after making the same mistake.

Don’t be left vulnerable: watch our video to learn how to keep critters out of your holding tank sewage system and subscribe to Drain Master’s Youtube channel for even more RV living tips!

winter branch with ice - winterizing holding tanks

You Might Be Missing a Step When Winterizing Your Holding Tanks

Most RV’ers know that it’s essential to empty and clean your grey and black holding tanks when storing your RV for the winter months. You’re probably also aware that you should put some RV Antifreeze in your holding tanks, since you can’t be sure that there isn’t some water left.  A question we are asked a lot is “Should I leave my valves open or closed when storing my RV?”  The valves should be left in the open position which allows the seals to be in a relaxed position over the winter as opposed to pressing on the gate, causing a potential for stiction.

But won’t the antifreeze just run right out of the tank if you leave the valves open?  Our suggestion is to run enough antifreeze through the toilet and into the holding tank to insure no water is left in a low spot in the holding tank. Then pour some in the toilet without flushing, so there is antifreeze in the bowl.

Have questions about winterizing the rest of your RV?  Check out this article from The RV Doctor.

Campfires are for swapping stories, and RV tips

Source:  Letsrv.com / RVDailyReport.com

Author: Greg Gerber

This week taught me another lesson about the value of hanging out with experienced RVers. Although I have been traveling full-time in my motorhome for more than two years, I certainly don’t know all the tips and tricks to making the journey successful. Not even close.

I was visiting very scenic Hollister, Calif., to get work done on my motorhome. The good folks at DrainMaster were replacing my old get-your-hands-dirty-while-dumping septic valves and hoses with their truly revolutionary Waste Master waste management system. I’ll have more on that in a future article.

But, while enjoying a meal that night, I was reminded of how valuable these spontaneous interactions are.  Click here to read the rest of the article.

clothes line breeze - can dumping holding tanks be a breeze?

Can Dumping Your Holding Tanks be a Breeze?

If you’re a seasoned RV’er, you’re all too familiar with leaky fittings, sewer hose pin holes, broken valve handles and the challenging task of trying to make sure the hose stays in the sewer inlet. And how about the occasional sewer smell in your RV?  These are the parts of  the RV’ing lifestyle that the salesman didn’t make any mention of, when you purchased your RV. And doesn’t it seem that in this day and age of technology, there would be a better way?  Read on to hear what Gary Bunzer, The RV Doctor has to say about the issue.  You’ll find some great tips and products that just might have you looking forward to dumping your holding tanks.

Click here to read the article.

*please note, the Polychute sewer hose which is featured in this article,  is no longer available.

Waste Master Hose

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

Check Out This Blog by a Fellow RVer and Drain Master Customer

Erik has his own blog http://www.eriksrantz.blogspot.com/  and he, like the rest of us have expectations when dealing with businesses. You can read the whole article on his site, but I thought it worth posting what Erik has to say about us as well as other companies, that believe that “The customer is king” without our customers, no one has a job! We love to help RVers solve waste managment issues and in the process hope they find our products worth purchasing. Thank you Erik for putting our site on your list of sites to visit.

Here are a list of some sites that I’ll also put on the side that I have found helpful in diagnosing the various maladies I have had to re-fix after the dealer failed to do so. For the forums, if you’re new to RVing visit the beginner section of the forums, they are a great way to discuss this lifestyle!


http://www.rvdoctor.com a great resource site and he has videos that explain many fixes for free.

 


http://blog.drainmaster.com/

I have learned a lot about drains and RV tank venting from this site. When I need to do some upgrades it looks like they have some great products to do the job. Not sure about how to properly dump your tanks? They have a great article about that right here.

 


http://www.rvlinks.com/ The title says it all!

 

RV Advice Links – http://www.rvadvice.com/rvlinks.html, there are a lot of links on this site for many things that concern RV’ers.

 


http://www.irv2.com A great forum for help!

Chemical or Biological Holding Tank Treatments, The REAL Facts!

As the typical RV’er stands in the “Toilet Chemical” or “Sanitation” aisle in just about any RV supply store they often become overwhelmed by the number of different holding tank treatments sitting on the shelf. There are blues ones, green ones, orange ones, yellow ones. Liquids, tablets, powders and pouches. Big bottles, small bottles, boxes, bags, tubs, jugs, tubes and blister packs. As you take a step closer and start reading the large print, the confusion deepens. They all claim to do basically the same thing!

So, how is one ever expected to make an informed choice?

The simple answer is, “It isn’t easy.” Knowing that answer isn’t going to be of much help, let’s see if we can somehow demystify the buying decision with some basic knowledge of holding tank treatments.

For the sake of simplicity, RV holding tank treatments generally fall into one of two broad categories: Chemical Treatments and Biological Treatments.

aqua-kem chemical holding tank treatments

A Typical Chemical Treatment

Chemical treatments contain one or more active ingredients that are intended to eliminate odors by essentially halting the waste breakdown process until the contents of the holding tank are emptied to a larger holding facility or a municipal sewer system. The majority of these active ingredients are bacteriostats (suppresses bacterial growth), bactericides (kills bacteria), or masking agents (chemically “locks” odors or attempts to cover them up).

Unfortunately, it has been found that most of these chemicals are toxic to a certain degree and some pose a very real risk to human health and/or the environment. In fact, a number of these chemicals have been under legislative scrutiny for many years due to their potentially harmful effects. The six most commonly used chemicals are: formaldehyde, bronopol, dowicil, glutaraldehyde, paraformaldehyde, and para-dichlorobenzene. All of them have been the subject of various regulations restricting their use in other industries and it is probably just a matter of time before they become regulated in the RV industry.

pure power blue biological holding tank treatments

A Biological Treatment 

pure power green biological holding tank treatments

Pure Power comes in Blue or Green

Biological treatments are based on the principal that adding large quantities of beneficial bacteria to a holding tank will “jump start” the waste breakdown process and control odors by excluding the formation of odor-causing “bad” bacteria. A pure biological formula contains no chemicals and is non-toxic to both humans and the environment. As advances are made in the field of microbiology these types of products, such as Pure Power, now have the potential to outperform chemical treatments in every way. It should be noted that enzyme treatments have also been included within this category because they are biological in origin, but they lack the full performance characteristics of a true bacteria based formula.

Summed up in the simplest manner possible, chemical treatments preserve waste and biological treatments break down waste. Both types are meant to control odor, one does it through chemical suppression while the other does it through a natural biological process. Generally speaking, it takes less of a biological product to control odors than is does a chemical product As the rest of the world goes green, so follows the RV industry.