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    More annoying questions

    Well, we pulled home our brand new 231rk. I have never towed something that big and it was a great day to tow it. We had gusting winds and the dealer failed to empty the fresh water tank. I knew it right away because we would stop and it was like we were out on the lake. But enough of that.

    The 231rk has the black and one of the grey water tanks forward of the axles while the second grey is near the back. That being said, most full hookups are near the back of the RV. So I assume I may need one to two hoses. What are you people in the community using? I would like to be able to stuff them in the bumper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docque View Post
    Well, we pulled home our brand new 231rk. I have never towed something that big and it was a great day to tow it. We had gusting winds and the dealer failed to empty the fresh water tank. I knew it right away because we would stop and it was like we were out on the lake. But enough of that.

    The 231rk has the black and one of the grey water tanks forward of the axles while the second grey is near the back. That being said, most full hookups are near the back of the RV. So I assume I may need one to two hoses. What are you people in the community using? I would like to be able to stuff them in the bumper.
    Yup, think I got two 10-foot stinky slinky. While you're at it, get another 25-foot power cord (just in case) and about 100 feet total of water hose (just in case).

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    We only have one waste water outlet, so I'll let folks with Imagines address that part (except to say that we find that more than half of full-hookup sites have the utilities toward the middle of the site front-to-back).

    As for tanks, it's best to travel with waste tanks empty. If your fresh tank is over the axle(s) (as many are), a full fresh tank can be a good thing on very windy days. On sailboats, we call it "ballast." Less than full and you can get the sloshing effect that you felt with the gray tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chief T View Post
    Yup, think I got two 10-foot stinky slinky. While you're at it, get another 25-foot power cord (just in case) and about 100 feet total of water hose (just in case).

    Safe and happy travels.
    And what are the good "stinky slinkies" out there? I have no clue. There are some really fancy ones.

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    I've been impressed with the Camco RhinoFlex I like the caps that go on each end to keep the leftovers in the hose. Have been using them full time for several months and they are holding up nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riveyman View Post
    I've been impressed with the Camco RhinoFlex I like the caps that go on each end to keep the leftovers in the hose. Have been using them full time for several months and they are holding up nicely.
    Thanks on that. I was thinking for getting them but tons of reviews where it says it doesn't fit in bumper. But they are older reviews and I assume they updated. Also was thinking since my black water tank forward of the axles I may have to go 30 ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docque View Post
    Thanks on that. I was thinking for getting them but tons of reviews where it says it doesn't fit in bumper. But they are older reviews and I assume they updated. Also was thinking since my black water tank forward of the axles I may have to go 30 ft.
    With the 90 degree elbow on the end, they won't fit in a bumper or a round tube holder. I put the end caps on ours and keep them in a large plastic bin with a lid in the basement. I use the external tube holders for my Rhino-Flex extensions. Again, most sites have their connections hear or just behind the middle of the site.

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    Thank you all for the info. I have ordered the hoses. If I don't use both I can always use one as a didgeridoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by docque View Post
    Thank you all for the info. I have ordered the hoses. If I don't use both I can always use one as a didgeridoo.
    They do age/wear out with time and use (about two years for us as full-timers) - you will have a need for the second one down the road if not now. If you do decide to use one as a didgeridoo, do it before it is used as a stinky slinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    They do age/wear out with time and use (about two years for us as full-timers) - you will have a need for the second one down the road if not now. If you do decide to use one as a didgeridoo, do it before it is used as a stinky slinky.

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