If you’d like to learn about equipment you’ll need to hookup your RV to the sewer, then check out my list below. Note, please refer to your RV dealership and your RV’s manual for required equipment and steps to properly connect your RV to a sewer connection. Note, I have a travel trailer, so I’ll be discussing equipment I use for my travel trailer.
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My travel trailer has one connection point for both gray and black tank tanks. Some trailers have 2 or more. I purchased a Camco RhinoEXTREME 20ft RV Sewer Hose Kit, Includes Swivel Fitting and Translucent Elbow. Why purchase a 20 foot sewer hose kit (includes two 10 feet sections), because you never know where the sewer access point will be located at a campsite or when one sewer hose may break.
I like the clear elbow at the end of the sewer hose so you can see how much the flow is so you know when the tank is empty. Note, I was told at the dealership that the hose can stored by inserting into the hollow bumper of the trailer, but my bumper is not large enough, so I keep it in a plastic bin with a lockable cover.
Camco RhinoEXTREME 20ft RV Sewer Hose Kit – https://amzn.to/3qQ9VJA
Sewer Hose Stand
I purchased a Camco 20ft (43051) Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support in case the terrain to the campground sewer connection is at an incline, as seen in the picture below. It can help with the downward flow of liquids so you are able to drain your tanks as much as possible.
Camco 20ft (43051) Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support – https://amzn.to/3dCTug8
Black Tank Flush Hose
I was told by the dealership that it is a good idea to flush my black tank periodically to help prevent build up on the tank’s sensors. I actually flush the black tank every time I drain the black tank. For the blank tank flush hose, I purchased NGreen Garden Hose. It has brass fittings and comes with a shut off valve on one of the brass fittings. Also included is a spray nozzle to use when spraying down your equipment. The NGreen hose is expandable, so it shrinks down to a significantly smaller length when you disconnect it from hose bib. It feels very well made and I haven’t had any issues with it. Below is a link to the Ngreen Garden Hose.
NGreen Garden Hose – https://amzn.to/3kf96b0
Black Tank Chemicals
I was also told by the dealership that I’ll need to add chemicals to the black tank to help break down the toilet paper and solids and to help with odor management. Below is the brand of chemicals that I use for my black tank and have not had any issues.
Aqua-Kem RV holding tank treatment – https://amzn.to/3sn40MM
I hope you found my article about equipment you’ll need to hookup your RV to the sewer connection helpful. Happy camping!