Saturday, September 30, 2023


This is a gadget every dumpin’ RVer needs

I am the designated holding tank flusher and I am constantly working at creating a nice gradual downhill slope for the sewer hose. As we all know, *beep* doesn’t run uphill. I needed help… like sewer hose support help.

We camp in a number of parks that do not have even ground between the RV and the sewer connection. Even with the standard plastic slinky I end up putting down jack blocks, boards, in an attempt to stretch the hose straight or prevent it from dropping down when dumping.

Enter my new favorite sewer hose support. I found it at a big box hardware store when looking for Grandpa Gus’ mouse repellent (different story) and decided it was worth a try.

Amazing! I just pulled out the aluminum accordion-style support to get to the correct level, pushing down to lower in some spots, leaving it higher in others. Laid the hose on top and woohoo—success! Straight, even, and no sagging. It even came with some tie-downs for the hose, but since we move around frequently I decided not to use them.

Photo Credit: Nanci Dixon

I am so happy with this that my husband is going to buy me another one for when the 10’ one is too short. Wait, a gift of a sewer hose support from my husband? Something is very wrong with this picture…

Find your own here.


Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon
Nanci Dixon has been a full-time RVer living “The Dream” for the last six years and an avid RVer for decades more! She works and travels across the country in a 40’ motorhome with her husband. Having been a professional food photographer for many years, she enjoys snapping photos of food, landscapes and an occasional person. They winter in Arizona and love boondocking in the desert. They also enjoy work camping in a regional park. Most of all, she loves to travel.


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16 days ago

I gave up propping the slinky years ago. None of them survive an impatient camp setup. If in a state or county where hose must be off the ground, I just take it out to drain tanks as needed and store it away again. When traveling we most often use a macerator pump with a 1″ hose that will thread into most sewers. leave grey closed for a day and then pump black followed by grey then cap the hose and store it in the wet bay. Have used the macerator with 1″ irrigation pipe to pump up to 125′ and slightly uphill when mooch docking at our kids place.

firefighter Tom
22 days ago

I’ve used a 20’ plastic version for about 15 years. Works great if you can keep it straight. If it curves you must open the dump valve slowly or it will tip over

22 days ago

I just lay mine on the ground and lift it when I leave- it drains fine.

Bruce Lantz
22 days ago

I have used a Sewer Solution for about 20 years now
Just throw it out and forget it
And it still has the same old parts.

22 days ago

I use plastic rain gutter cut in half you can adjust to length needed and cheap

Bill Byerly
23 days ago

I use the plastic slinky, and when/ if needed, I use split pieces of 4″ pvc drain pipe for better, straighter support

23 days ago

I have one of these aluminum hose supports. It has performed well for the past 15 or 20 years. I spray the joints every year or two, depending on use, with silicone and it works just fine. No evidence of corrosion, however it is always dry. It is 10′ in length. (By the way, I bought it myself – my wife didn’t get it for me! Also, she is the designated “rock” to hold her foot on the outlet end of the hose!).

Neal Davis
23 days ago

Thank you, Nanci! There is a hose attached to our macerator that refuses to be controlled by our sewer hose supports. Perhaps your new support will work for us too; thank you!

Charlie Sullivan
23 days ago
Reply to  Neal Davis

Not sure why you need support for a Macerator system. What I do is: when it’s time to dump I pull out the hose stick it in the sewer connection and dump. After dumping, I put the cap back on the end of the hose and store it back in it’s compartment. I do not leave the hose attached to the sewer outlet…why would you?

23 days ago

Thanks for the great gift idea Nanci. That gets me ‘so off the hook’ trying to coming up with a fresh gift idea. Give your hubby a thumbs up from me and I’ll update you on what I hope are tears of joy on my bride’s birthday. I was thinking a new plunger or a new caulking gun but this is so much more thoughtful it will surely be a hit. Possibly even a kick.

Tommy Molnar
23 days ago

A friend gave me his aluminum slinky and I quickly found out why. It does not bend. If you have anything but a absolute straight shot to the dump you are out of luck. So I got the traditional plastic stretch and turn unit and have been happy ever since. I used to carry a few sections of plastic rain gutter to place atop the slinky but I’ve even quit that.

23 days ago
Reply to  Tommy Molnar

Good point on the fact that the aluminum one does not curve/bend.

Bob P
23 days ago

The ad says it’s 15’ long.

23 days ago

I was tired of the flimsy expandable plastic supports and instead cut two 5-foot sections of 4″ PVC sewer pipe lengthwise giving me potentially 20′ of rigid support and easy to arrange in a downward support.

Thomas D
23 days ago

I gave up a long time ago. Some campsites had the dump hole higher than the pad. Macerator and 2 25 ft hoses.when done put the hoses together to keep sewage from leaking. P##p does go uphill.

Vince S
23 days ago

I think you ticked off hubby if he’s getting you a second one. Like others have stated, corrosion then seizure then bent legs then cussing is on the horizon. When you update this story, please let us know if you cussed before or after the legs bent. It’s important…..LOL

23 days ago

The aluminium corrodes and then it won’t fold easily. The first time I tried to fold mine two of the outside legs broke at the rivets. Tried spraying with a penetrating oil and it didn’t help.

Patti Panuccio
23 days ago

I am not sure if the same company makes these but back in the 80’s the were made buy a company in Richmond VA as a filing component for offices the company also made the tacky finger stuff that we used buy in bulk for dogs feet so they wouldn’t slip in the show ring. We had one that lasted well into nineties till someone ran over it.

23 days ago

It’s great until the aluminum supports break at the rivets. First one replaced under warranty due to this. Being super careful, the second one lasted a little over a year before it broke. At the price it should last much longer

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