In recent years a number of RV dump stations around the country have been closed due to misuse and poor management, and many of those that have remained operational now require certain aftermarket attachments. There’s good reason for this, as using an RV sewer hose can be a messy task if you’re using just the basic setup, and campers tend not to do a good enough job cleaning up.
However, if you have the proper equipment and you follow the appropriate steps to complete the job neatly, using an RV sewer hose can be as stress free as any other maintenance tasks on the road. So in this lesson, to help you get in and get out of the dump station without any trouble, we teach you how to properly hook up your RV sewer hose, and introduce a few simple products you should add to your setup to simplify the job.
Tips for using an RV sewer hose
Because the standard RV sewer hose is made of ribbed plastic that expands and retracts for storage, cleaning and operating the hose can be a bit of a challenge. That is, unless you invest in a couple aftermarket attachments that take the stress out of emptying the tanks on your RV and keeping your RV sewer hose clean.
Managing editor Dave Solberg shows you how some basic components can save you a ton of time and hassle at the dump station. While attachments such as aftermarket elbows, water mounts and hose caddies aren’t essential for using an RV sewer hose, they will make a world of difference when you’re out on the road for extended periods of time. Look into investing in these inexpensive products for your RV sewer hose, and see what they can do to make your trips easier!