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Old 11-13-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Polychute sewer hose

I hope I'm posting this to the right forum. I'm still getting used to the site -- & loving it, by the way!

So, here's my question: anyone out there with a Polychute brand sewer hose who'd like to give feedback? It sure looks like the answer to an RVer's prayers. The Polychute website sells it for $159, which seems a bit pricey, but over time worth it, maybe?

Thanks in advance for any comments.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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My cheapo sewer hose lasted five years, with abuse.
I can't imagine spending 16 times as much so I can watch the poop flow by. You can get a 20 inch TV for that money and watch poop flow in HD.
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Old 11-13-2013, 09:47 PM   #3
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Shux, just get a paper cup and be save your money comes with free instructions
How a paper cup can save the day at an RV sewer hookup - YouTube
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Great advice -- all of you.

My Bigfoot has the original sewer hose (1988), but it's beginning to look a bit worn in places. I want to replace it before anything creepy happens, if you know what I mean.

I like that the Polychute is smooth on the inside. Seems no matter how much rinsing I do, my current one doesn't get completely clean.

Anyway, thank you all for the "expert" advice!
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I had a *real* cheap one as well, that last about 5 years but I splurged a little bit more this year and purchased a Rhino Hose as I made a new sewer hose holder and decided to give it a new hose to christian it ;-). Pretty happy with the new hose.
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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I have been happy with my Rhinoflex sewer hose. While not smooth inside, it's pretty tough and it came with a multisize adapter. Nowhere near the cost of the polychute.

I have not noticed any odor problems or anything from my hose. Emptying gray water after black water seems to wash it out well enough to satisfy me.
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I had a *real* cheap one as well, that last about 5 years but I splurged a little bit more this year and purchased a Rhino Hose as I made a new sewer hose holder and decided to give it a new hose to christian it ;-). Pretty happy with the new hose.
The Rhino looks like a good choice, too. Heck, I'd buy one just because the guy on the video is so darn cute -- that IS one of the criteria, right?
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I have been happy with my Rhinoflex sewer hose. While not smooth inside, it's pretty tough and it came with a multisize adapter. Nowhere near the cost of the polychute.

I have not noticed any odor problems or anything from my hose. Emptying gray water after black water seems to wash it out well enough to satisfy me.
Thanks, Mike. Best kind of advertising is always worth-of-mouth.
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I have a rhino flex, and it looks like good quality. To be honest, I've never used it. I haven't used the black water yet, and the gray water goes in the flower beds with a garden hose. Shhhh...
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Evelyn,

If your Bigfoot has the square steel bumper for hose storage, the inside of it is probably very rusted and every time you put the hose in or take it out, it is getting thrashed by all the rust, scale, and debris inside the bumper.

On my 1989 Bigfoot I solved this by putting a length of PVC rain gutter material inside the bumper. It cost me about 7 bucks.

I just have a cheapo Camco sewer hose with a straight connector on one end and an elbow on the other and it fits fine. The threaded adapter goes in the left-rear storage compartment right above the holding tank valves. I expect the hose will last for quite some time now that the single biggest contributor to its wear and tear has been eliminated.

This is the hose I have.

Camco Sewer Hose Kit - Walmart.com
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Heck, I'd buy one just because the guy on the video is so darn cute -- that IS one of the criteria, right?
Most certainly is!
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BTW what sold me on the Rino was that due to how it compacts up I can put a longer hose in my slinky hose holder than I could with my previous cheap hose that did not reduce down in size for storage.

To keep the hose clean if I am camping at spot with water I will often fill the grey tank right up prior to dumping. Dump the black water first then due to the amount of water in the grey tank that will while dumping clean out the hose. Most dump stations also have a water hose that once finished dumping I will put into the slinky once discounted to give it a quick rinse out.
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[QUOTE=trainjunkie;431102]Evelyn,

If your Bigfoot has the square steel bumper for hose storage, the inside of it is probably very rusted and every time you put the hose in or take it out, it is getting thrashed by all the rust, scale, and debris inside the bumper.

Boy, you're spot-on with that remark! My Bigfoot sat for 7 years under redwood trees in the foggy, damp Santa Cruz mountains of California until this past August when I brought it back to Oregon (long story; it's in my bio). It took me 2 days to get the hose loose from inside the bumper. I tapped, I wiggled, I poured hot water followed by cold water all over the bumper, I saturated the hose as far as I could reach with WD-40 & sewing machine oil, & several other crazy schemes.

Finally, the bumper let loose of the hose. I was so relieved, because I had started thinking in terms of, "OK, now what?" And, indeed, the inside of the bumper is majorly rusted (the hose cleaned up pretty good).

Sooo, any suggestions on how to get the rust out of the bumper, especially since it opens only on one end? (I love how these posts take on a life of their own!)
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BTW what sold me on the Rino was that due to how it compacts up I can put a longer hose in my slinky hose holder than I could with my previous cheap hose that did not reduce down in size for storage.

To keep the hose clean if I am camping at spot with water I will often fill the grey tank right up prior to dumping. Dump the black water first then due to the amount of water in the grey tank that will while dumping clean out the hose. Most dump stations also have a water hose that once finished dumping I will put into the slinky once discounted to give it a quick rinse out.
Thanks, Carol, for the tip on completely filling the gray tank. I usually just dump whatever's in there already, but I'll start making sure it's full. I'm so much smarter today than I was yesterday!
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