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Huck 06-23-2014 01:23 PM

Tie a Rope to the Drain Release
 
The 1st time I dumped my gray/black tank, I made quite a mess. The connector came off the hose when I pulled it tight. Parkliner now puts a tie wrap on to prevent the connector from pulling off.

The other problem was that I needed to hold the hose in the drain or it would pull out from the water pressure. My arm isn't long enough to reach the drain release on the trailer while holding the hose down. So I tied a 6' piece of rope to the drain release. Now I can stretch the hose out, insert in the hole, and then pull the rope to open the drain release while still holding the hose in place. No mess at all this time.

This is intended for those newbies like me that are getting ready to dump their tank(s) for the 1st or 2nd time. I also avoided using the toilet for #2 until I was sure I could dump the tank without making a mess.

ETA: And keep a pair of disposable gloves in the tube. Wash them off after use and keep as emergency gloves in case you forget to replenish them before next trip.

frank_a 06-23-2014 01:40 PM

Alternatively, you can leave the stock one in the tube and get one of these Huck:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is about all you need for any eventuality, but we got this too:

Amazon.com: Camco 43041 15' Sidewinder Plastic Sewer Hose Support: Automotive

Huck 06-23-2014 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frank_a (Post 466104)
Alternatively, you can leave the stock one in the tube and get one of these Huck:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It is about all you need for any eventuality, but we got this too:

Amazon.com: Camco 43041 15' Sidewinder Plastic Sewer Hose Support: Automotive

Does it fit in the tube that came with the parkliner?

frank_a 06-23-2014 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huck (Post 466118)
Does it fit in the tube that came with the parkliner?

Absolutely not Huck. Have that stuff in a clear plastic box with a tight fitting lid.

That tube that came with the ParkLiner is not much use for any decent drain hose. I've thought about maybe mounting something on the rear bumper for the one we have. I'll keep ya posted.

Frank

Huck 06-23-2014 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frank_a (Post 466120)
Absolutely not Huck. Have that stuff in a clear plastic box with a tight fitting lid.

That tube that came with the ParkLiner is not much use for any decent drain hose. I've thought about maybe mounting something on the rear bumper for the one we have. I'll keep ya posted.

Frank

Last time I was at parkliner, I asked if there was a longer tube available and he said he didn't think so.


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