How often should I replace my sewer hose?

The answer really depends on how often you use it, but generally speaking, with fairly frequent use, sewer hoses last about three to five years.

It’s always a good idea to keep a spare on hand — and even an extension. We like to keep the old one as our spare and replace them fairly frequently. Old sewer hose’s plastic can degrade, making them brittle and subject to cracking and splitting.

Don’t forget a good sewer ramp as well. Some commercial brands are articulated sets of gradually increasing in height holders for your sewer hose. The idea is that the taller ramps parts are closer to your RV with the sewer hose gradually angling down to the RV park’s in-ground sewage collection pipe. In a pinch, you can use rocks, bricks or even sections of gutter.

Jim & Debbie Tome, Owners

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