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Old 10-13-2020, 08:54 PM   #1
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Sewer hose ďsituationĒ

Iíve never seen this issue discussed and Iím a bit embarrassed to do so myself....my arthritic old hands donít grip like they used to and on our last few trips Iíve had a very difficult time getting my sewer hose fittings apart. Is there a brand of hose or some sort of quick connect device or a lever/tool that will help? Iíve considered a permanently mounted macerator system but it seems expensive and needlessly complex. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:51 PM   #2
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My macerator was 79 bucks on amazon, went right onto the bayonet hose connection you now have. I wired in a switch and use a 3/4" garden hose.
There's little expense and it's so nice.
A 12v power reel is available in the $300 range if you don't want to deal with coiling the hose yourself.
A self retracting garden hose in the link below. 92 bucks. I bought it for the macerator but might not use it because as with most of my mods, one thing leads to another... And I now have another black hose solutuon
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003S...b_b_asin_image

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Luxury comes in odd places, like a damnable sewer hose.
Buy the luxury you worked a lifetime toward.
$179 bucks for macerator and reel.
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:09 PM   #3
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Old 10-13-2020, 10:36 PM   #4
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YEA! $25 and NO MODS to make it work and no little hose to always cause problems with trying to clean your tanks.

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Old 10-13-2020, 10:44 PM   #5
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Well that sure looks like itís worth a try. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Iíll have to check but I think Iím already using the same branded hoses.
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:16 PM   #6
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I bought a set of them to help my paws get things twisted...

...They ROCK!!!
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Old 10-13-2020, 11:43 PM   #7
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A little white lithium grease is a big help with my hoses.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:14 AM   #8
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A little white lithium grease is a big help with my hoses.


I tried spraying them with silicone spray one time and it helped but also made Ďem slippery. Grease would be a more precise application and Iíll give it a try as well. Thanks.
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Old 10-14-2020, 12:29 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. I also replaced my sewer connection cap with an end cap that has a built in handle that is easy to twist on and off when I connect my hose. Bought it on Amazon for less than $15.00.

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Old 10-14-2020, 12:49 AM   #10
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Paul,
Do you have a picture of that cap?
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Wow they went up in price. I got a set for $9 earlier this year


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Old 10-14-2020, 06:41 AM   #12
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I use an oil filter wrench. Seems more substantial than the plastic onesClick image for larger version

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Old 10-14-2020, 06:45 AM   #13
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PS the reviews on the orange Camco wrench mention not fitting Valterra caps which I have. That led me to the filter wrench.
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Old 10-14-2020, 11:40 AM   #14
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PS the reviews on the orange Camco wrench mention not fitting Valterra caps which I have. That led me to the filter wrench.
Nice catch!
I wonder why they don't fit?
Are the outside lugs shaped differently?
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Old 10-14-2020, 01:10 PM   #15
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Paul,
Do you have a picture of that cap?
Probably this one. Also has a fitting for garden hose.

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Old 10-14-2020, 01:23 PM   #16
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That is pretty cool!
Thanks!
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:03 PM   #17
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I have same paw problem, I switched to TITAN hose kit . The fitting is much longer and much easier to grab and twist .
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Old 10-14-2020, 02:29 PM   #18
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I have same paw problem, I switched to TITAN hose kit . The fitting is much longer and much easier to grab and twist .
After spending the last seven Months on crutches (and no end in sight... ): my carpal tunnel syndrome has gotten exponentially worse.
I'm only hoping that I can get things repaired before next Season...
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Old 10-14-2020, 03:31 PM   #19
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Well that sure looks like itís worth a try. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Iíll have to check but I think Iím already using the same branded hoses.
these fit rino hose. Rino is at Walmart and is the best hose to use. I have your same problem.
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Old 10-14-2020, 04:43 PM   #20
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OP here. Thanks for some great responses. Iím going to try the Camco wrenches, if those donít work well for me Iíll give the oil filter wrenches a try. Still not quite convinced on the macerator. I knew this crowd would be able to help - though Iím saddened to know how common the issue is!
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