Great RV Accessories Newsletter: Issue 34 | RV Travel
The Camco and Valterra clear sewer hose adapters
By Chris Dougherty
Certified RV Technician
Dumping your holding tanks is as much about art as science. If you want to know if your tanks are absolutely clean, the only way to know is to be able to visualize what’s coming out.
So, here’s Part One of my system, the clear sewer hose adapters. Available in various lengths and angles, the clear adapter by Camco lets you see what is coming out of your tanks. When you flush them — and you should especially flush the black tank — clear water coming out means the tank is clean. Problem averted.
These are really easy to use as they just connect in-line with any sewer hose. If your sewer connection is recessed and hard to reach, there are various lengths available to eliminate the need to crawl or reach way under the coach. Valterra offers adapters with 45- and 90-degree bends which are useful in certain conditions where the direction of the hose dictates it.
Part Two, which will be in the next issue of this newsletter, will cover tank flushing systems. Many of you already have them, as manufacturers have been building them into RVs for years. But in case you don’t have one, we’ll show you what you need to install one or use one of the portable options out there.
Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician and the editor of the blog RV Maintenance Tips.
Posted on July 21, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged camping, outdoors, rv sewer, rv swer adapters, rv tips, rv toilet, rving. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.