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Old 04-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #15
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I heard somewhere that rv camp owners have a secret list of non donut users, you may not be able to return, ever again and once the word gets out you may even be turned down at other places!!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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My slinky has a bayonet mount for the trailer end and nothing on the other end.
So, I guess I'll be staying home.
... That and the cost of travel medical insurance for U.S. coverage. ( $200 for me for 10 days ).
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #17
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Sorry, being a cop of 27 years I saw the word donut and just got drawn in. LOL
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I don't know what the big deal is.. it's a part that costs less than $5. Doesn't wear out, isn't mechanical nor electronic. You buy it, use it, when done throw it in a zip lock bag and store with the rest of your sewer supplies until you need it the next time.... and you're grateful that the last 25 campers that used your site were considerate enough to not dribble stinky water in the site.
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How does that prevent dribble?
It appears to make the hole for the hose smaller, and that's all.

I think it was designed for those people who connect to the sewer when they pull into the campsite and dump continuously during their stay. It would help prevent odor from the sewer, which could be annoying.
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I think it was designed for those people who connect to the sewer when they pull into the campsite and dump continuously during their stay. It would help prevent odor from the sewer, which could be annoying.
That's probably the common use, but Donna described the situation where it would be needed:
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Rather than the connection being flat on the ground, it's a raised 90 degree pipe.
Apparently in this setup - which I have never seen myself - the pipe comes vertically out of the ground, turns 90 degrees to become horizontal, and ends. Put your hose in without a gasket, and waste runs out the bottom of the unsealed connection.

My guess is that campground did this to keep their sewer system from collecting rainwater from open site inlets.
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Well, I was going to ask. Seems to me that raising the drain above the ground just increases the potential for leaks, since I assume the hose is sagging on the ground between the RV and the drain ( so they can sell you one of those trestle support systems? ). Some of those low-rider Scamps and Bolers might have a problem. And, I would think that donut is now sideways, so it's not going to help, without some seal beyond pushing the hose into the funnel.
All the campgrounds I've been in have a cap for the dump, or a threaded lid, so I don't get the rainwater theory.
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Hi: Glenn Baglo... I've never been able to get "Theory" to work!!! Kinda like getting water to run up hill.
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Picture please?

Could someone possibly post a pic of a sewer donut in use? (We do love pics, right?) And, has anyone tried these?
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Tis not ours to resent why. Ours alone to buy and buy. Stinks donut?

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #25
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Seems to me that raising the drain above the ground just increases the potential for leaks, since I assume the hose is sagging on the ground between the RV and the drain ( so they can sell you one of those trestle support systems? ). Some of those low-rider Scamps and Bolers might have a problem.
I completely agree, and my B1700 - much taller than a B1300 - would be a concern. The raised drain is a crappy design...

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And, I would think that donut is now sideways, so it's not going to help, without some seal beyond pushing the hose into the funnel.
I have not used one of these things, but i assume that it is somewhat soft (since it is made of foam rubber), and squeezes into the space between the hose end fitting and the pipe, like a bushing or O-ring. As long as you don't pressurize the waste hose enough to shoot it out of the drain pipe, I can see it working.

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All the campgrounds I've been in have a cap for the dump, or a threaded lid, so I don't get the rainwater theory.
They usually have caps, often but not always threaded, and sometimes left open by departing campers... but as I said it was a guess, not a well-developed theory!
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