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.
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*please note, the Polychute sewer hose which is featured in this article, is no longer available.
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
During your time in the RV lifestyle you may have seen different versions of the Waste Master Sewer Hose System. This heavy duty sewer hose with its patented nozzle is in a class all its own when it comes to dumping the holding tanks on your RV. This system may offer the best RV sewer hose by eliminating the dump hassle. Waste Master first appeared on the scene back in 2007 and was standard equipment on various Beaver, Foretravel, Travel Supreme, Western Rec, Carriage and Newell models. These RV’s had the advantage of having the hose permanently connected at all times and stored in a convenient storage system with a locking door. They even had a handheld remote that pulled the hose back into the RV when finished. Dumping the holding tanks suddenly wasn’t the dreaded chore that it always has been, for the owners.
We wanted to bring the same convenience to all the folks that already own their RV’s and Fifth Wheels, so we launched the Waste Master Adapter Kit, to install aftermarket. While it may not be possible to retrofit your RV in the same way as the high line coaches mentioned above, we like to think outside the box and have come up with different ways to ensure that our customers can use the Waste Master Sewer Hose System. We also have an enclosure for 5th wheels and travel trailers. In this article written by Greg Gerber of RV Daily Report, you can see how we were able to set him up with a permanently connected Waste Master hose with minimal changes to his sewer bay.
With less hassle to dump holding tanks, this may be the best RV sewer hose yet! So sit back, relax, and let the Waste Master system do the work for you.
Years ago while full timing, I always had issues with connecting my sewer hose to the RV, as well as, between the hose and the fitting. I didn’t have an RV Cam Lock. The bayonet fitting on my RV, as it is with almost all other RVs, is a male 4 pin connection, while the hose end is a female with the seal located in it.
This arrangement seemed odd, so I began to look at how other industries transferred liquids from vehicles. The first thing I noticed was the connections were completely different, not just in material thickness, to take the abuse of constant usage, but also the way the industrial fittings work. Industry standard fittings are all “compression” fittings, in other words when the male fitting comes in contact with the seal, it is compressed into the seal either with 2 cams or with a threaded ring, which is used extensively on fire trucks. The 2 cam arms are usedon fuel trucks, as seen below.
This difference is significant when high pressure is needed, as with fire trucks and is as important when transferring fuel, even though the fuel is not under pressure, other than what is created by the tank. The need to have a connection that insured a fail proof connection made the “compression” style fitting a standard in all industries, with the exception of the RV industry.
Human waste is by no means as harmful when spilled, as fuel or as accident prone as a pressurized fire hose connection coming loose, but human waste is considered an environmental hazard!
Further study revealed that all commercial vehicles have the female fitting on the vehicle and the male fitting on the hose, exactly opposite to the RV bayonet system. The reason the male is on the hose in commercial applications is that the male fittings are just slightly larger than the hose itself, so are easier to store and handle the hose and extension hose assemblies.
Over the past 5 years we have never had a customer say they didn’t like the Cam Loc fitting and in fact we get compliments all the time on the secure feeling the user gets while dumping the holding tanks.
To hear what others are saying about the cam loc fitting, simply google RV cam lock or click this link to see a comment from the IRV2.com forum http://www.irv2.com/forums/f52/no-leak-sewer-hose-system-76084.html
Watch the RV Doctor show you how the system works. https://youtu.be/j-mehVSn6Ws
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