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Best RV Sewer Hoses for 2020

(Camp Addict does NOT accept payment from any company to review or endorse their products.)

Dumping the RV black tank using a sewer hose is a dirty job, but someone has to do it! 

And you might as well stack the odds in your favor that you won't have one of those dump station horror stories of your own (though they do make for a fun story - way after the fact).

A quality RV sewer hose is an inexpensive piece of equipment that every RVer should have in their rig.

Well maybe not INSIDE inside, like in the living area. Eew.

When it comes to buying a camper sewer hose, it pays to buy something that won't give you grief down the road.

Read on to learn which RV drain hose we feel is best.

We also give you some sewer hose alternatives.

If you want to learn more about what makes a quality sewage hose, read our Camper Sewer Hose Guide.

RV Sewer Hose 'No-Sh**' 101 Guide

Think there isn't much to know when it comes to choosing an RV septic hose? 

Pffft. There is. 

Unless you want to experience the 'joy' of having a hose fail while dumping your sewage, you should really learn what to look for in the best RV sewer hoses.

Read our Camper Sewer Hose Guide to learn:

  • How to choose a quality hose
  • How to properly dump your RV holding tanks
  • Accessories you might consider getting.

RV Sewer Hose Reviews

Chances are that when you picked up your RV from either the dealer or the party selling it to you, it came with a cheap (or no) sewer hose.

You know, the kind with really thin walls that get punctured incredibly easily leading to raw sewage going places it has no business going.

Not to mention those 'awesome' cheap hose fittings held on by hose clamps.

And when you go to put this 'great' RV sewage hose away, it flops around and doesn't collapse into a shorter length for easier storage.

Yeah, fun times.

Fortunately, there are RV waste hose products available to you that solve these issues.

What Is The Best RV Sewer Hose?

While there are a fair number of different products available, here are the ones we believe are the best hoses. 

The Best RV Sewer Hoses:

  • Lippert Waste Master RV Sewer Hose
  • Valterra Viper RV Dump Hose
  • Camco RhinoFLEX Septic Hose

Read the below RV sewer hose reviews to find out which of the above three is the best sewage drain hose for you.

We hope this helps you make quick work of the dirty business of draining black and grey water tanks.

Best RV Sewer Hose

Lippert Waste Master Sewer Hose

Lippert Waste Master sewer hose

Pros

  • Pretty much leak proof if used properly
  • Uses CAM locks instead of bayonet fittings
  • Hose fittings permanently attached
  • Shut off valve at sewer drain end
  • Built-in clear discharge viewing port
  • Inside of hose is smooth, eliminating pockets that can trap debris
  • Much easier to connect and disconnect to RV sewer outlet

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Extension costs more than the initial kit
  • One time, permanent modification for installation of CAM lock mechanism on your RV

The Lippert Waste Master RV sewer hose has a revolutionary design. It virtually eliminates the leaking issues associated with traditional hoses. 

The Waste Master utilizes a CAM lock system instead of the traditional bayonet style fittings.

Easiest type of sewer hose to connect and disconnect. This provides a no-drip seal between the hose and the RV. Camp Addict co-founder Kelly uses this sewer hose.

Waste Master Kit

20 foot Extension Kit

Continue Reading Lippert Waste Master RV Sewer Hose Review

Best Traditional RV Dump Hose

Valterra Viper Dump Hose

Valterra Viper 15 foot sewer hose

Pros

  • Virtually indestructible
  • 25 mil thick hose material
  • Will not crush if stepped on
  • Permanently attached fittings
  • 90º sewer adapter has clear viewing port

Cons

  • End caps optional purchase
  • Uses traditional bayonet fittings which can be hard to connect/disconnect for those with weak hand strength

The Valterra Viper RV sewer hose is the best of the best when it comes to traditional style hoses.

What is a 'traditional' hose? It has the bayonet style fitting end that come standard on RVs.

Choose Hose Length

Continue Reading Valterra Viper RV Dump Hose Review

Best Budget RV Septic Hose

Camco RhinoFLEX Septic Hose

Camco RhinoFLEX 15ft RV sewer hose kit

Pros

  • Durable 23 mil thick hose material
  • Collapses down to small size
  • 90º clear elbow to view flow
  • Drip caps included
  • Permanently attached fittings

Cons

  • Crushable if you step on or run over
  • Uses traditional bayonet fittings which can be hard to connect/disconnect for those with weak hand strength

The Camco RhinoFLEX RV sewer hose for RV is a great budget-minded option for your RV waste hose tank dumping needs.

Both of Camp Addict's co-founders have used a Rhino sewer hose extensively.

Choose Hose Length

Continue Reading Camco RhinoFLEX Septic Hose Review

Portable Holding Tank Hose Upgrade

RhinoFLEX Tote Tank Sewer Hose

Camco Rhino tote tank hose kit

An RV portable waste tank will usually include a 3 to a 5-foot long hose. These hoses are pretty shoddy.  

The RhinoFLEX tote tank drain hose kit gives you a 3-foot collapsible high-quality hose with a 90-degree clear elbow.

Note: Video shows old style removable ends and translucent elbow

Conclusion

Now that you understand what goes into (or out of) using your RVs waste system, you can safely choose which RV sewer hose is the best fit for your needs.

Remember, the #1 thing you need it to do is to NOT SPILL.

That's its job, right?

We recommend the Lippert Waste Master for just this reason, though plenty of souls have used the other sewer hoses we review without issue.

We are gun-shy (well, Kelly is). Whichever you pick, just get out there and use it.

Camp on, Addicts!

Camp Addict Kelly
Kelly Beasley

Kelly Beasley is co-founder of Camp Addict and loves sharing her enthusiasm for the RVing lifestyle. As a full-time RVer since May 2015, Kelly's playful writing style helps make learning about the sometimes dull subject of RV products a bit more interesting.


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Marshall Wendler

Camp Addict co-founder Marshall Wendler brings his technical expertise to help explain RV products in an easy to understand fashion. Full-time RVing since April 2014, Marshall loves sharing his knowledge of the RV lifestyle.

  • Hi,
    I have a RhinoFlex Tote Tank 3’ hose which has been used very little. Now it leaks at the 90˚ swivel which makes is unsuitable for dumping black water, only grey. Tried everything I could to make it seal, including rotating the swivel several times, wiggling it, letting it sit in the sun. Nothing. I can’t find a site to contact Camco directly so thought I would let you know so you can include this in any reviews. Thanks for a good job on this site.
    Brian Bender
    Napa, CA
    2017 Airstream 23FB
    1989 21’ Winnebago Warrior on a Ford F-350

    • Hey Brian,

      Sorry to hear the trouble you are having.

      Do you have the end that is removable? Or the new style that is permanently installed?

      If you have the older style where the end is removable, make sure that you have tightened the end per the video at the bottom of the Rhinoflex review.

      Camco customer service can be reached at 800.334.2004.

      Sorry for your troubles! Please let us know how this got resolved.

      • Marshall,
        I did call Camco and described the problem and offered to send photos of where it’s leaking and my purchase receipt. The fellow, Mark, I think, said don’t worry about it. He was great! Instantly, and I mean instantly, he said a new one would be sent out today. That is excellent customer service! Now if everybody would be this good……….
        Speaking of sewer hoses, I like the Valterra Viper you have on your site. I will consider it. Thanks a lot.
        Brian

        • Hey Brian,

          Glad that Camco was so accommodating on the replacement. Truly great when you run into customer service that exceeds your expectations.

          Here’s hoping that the new hose will treat you right.

          Thanks for the feedback and Camp On!

  • Rhinoflex is no longer using removable ends. They now use permanently attached but very leaky connectors. They leak between connector and hose not at the swivel or at the gasket where it can be connected.

    • Hi Warren,

      Thank you for the information! We have recently noticed the upswing in negative comments about leaking. We are currently re-assessing our inclusion of the Camco Rhinoflex in our reviews. Thank you for helping assist us in keeping Camp Addict up to date and great. Camp On, Warren!

  • Love your site and the information you provide. Ordered the Valterra Viper today. I think it will be just fine. Thank you for all of the information and reviews. BTW, we ordered from your link.

    • Awesome! Thanks, Ken and we are glad that you find Camp Addict useful. The Vlaterra Viper should serve your dirty job well for years to come. Have “fun” using it and Camp On!

  • We are purchasing our first TT this week -FORest River ROckwood. So glad I came across this site. Will purchase this hose. THE customer support is aMAZING.

  • We are “newbies” reading all these articles, bought the Lippert system, want to save the embarrassment, but it will not work on my RV. After cutting the nubs and attaching the cam lock I would have to remove the cover door and drive down the road with the sewer port hanging out. Wife would not have this! Any help here. Thanks, Mack

    • Hi Mack,

      I just want to understand what you are asking. Your sewer connection is inside a bay door and after installing the cam lock there isn’t enough clearance to close the door?

      If this is the case, I don’t know what to suggest. Definitely need to check clearances before any modifications are done to an RV to make sure all fits properly.

      Am I understanding the issue correctly? If so, have you contacted Lippert to see if they have any suggestions?

    • Mac,
      May be too late, sorry I recently found this site. If you contact Drain Master 877 787 8833 toll free we will help you with your issue. If one of the techs is not familur with your coach ask to speak to me. I created the Waste Master system and am here to help RVers understand there is a much better way to do the least desirable task associated with RVing.
      With appreciation

      Doug

      • Doug. We are Fort Wilderness today trying to use the Waste Master Hose that came with our new Forester for the first time. It absolutely refuses to stretch out. I cannot reach the sewer pipe no matter what I do. If I pull on it what small part of it that has stretched a bit just collapses and bends. This hose is worthless and I need help or a new hose. If it helps, the unit we purchased is one year old and had never been stretched out. I am beginning to think that there is an expiration date to the hose if it is not used right away.

        • Hi Leonard,

          Sorry to hear you have had an issue with the Drain Master. We have reached out to Doug of Drain Master about this and he is aware of this comment and should be replying to you here shortly!

        • Hi Lenard,
          The system is a closed system so when you hook the system to your RV and try to pull the hose a vacuum is created! There is no place for the hose to get air because the end connected to the RV has closed dump valves so there is no source of air from the tank roof air vent. The nozzle end of the hose has a shut off valve and is normally closed. No place to get air! By following our First in Last out rule of dumping you will have uneventful dumping in the future. Please contact me directly 831 801 4827 cell or dougATdrainmasterDOTcom and I will help you better understand the system and how it really is the best on the market.

          • Doug, thanks for the reply! I also received some guidance from some good folks in the Forest River forum realm. I actually had two newby issues. I had the valve at the head closed and I had the red shipping plug still installed. I am all good now. Thanks for the reply!

          • Hey Leonard,
            We are happy to hear that all is well with your Drain Master! Thanks to Doug for helping out Leonard. Camp On, Leonard!

          • It is great to know others in the Forest River Forum have helped you as well. Any time something new comes to market the challenge is to be in contact with the new owner to eliminate confusion. Documents supplied to the OEM never seem to make it through the system to the end user. It is sites like Camp Addict that are invaluable to being the link between us and you, the consumer, and we appreciate their efforts on your behalf.
            We specialize in RV Waste Management and welcome your questions on this important subject. Visit our web site http://www.drainmaster DOTcom or call our toll free number 877 787 8833.

          • Do not throw away the red plug! Use it to trap odors in hose. Our hose is now over 4 years (full timer) trouble free, until aqua hot exhaust caught it.
            Ordered new one today.

          • Hi Chuck,

            It sure does!! I am glad to have mine on my Waste Master. Because my hose goes into my trailer basement. Which I access frequently. BOTH ends close off, one with a handle/valve, and the other with the red cap!

            I’m thankful for it. LOL!

          • Thanks for the help, Doug! You are so committed to how amazing this hose is and we appreciate it!

          • You are more than welcome Kelly, I appreciate all the work you and Marshal do to keep our RVing family out there enjoying this special lifestyle.

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