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Old 09-04-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Sewer Hose and Birds

We took our Jayco to Pismo Coast RV Village last weekend and had a great time. This was the 6th trip out, and a few minor issues popped up but nothing too bad. On the last day, I went to drain my tanks, and my hose suddenly had 20 or so leaks that weren't there the previous 3 days! At first I thought I had been vandalized but then it occurred to me it must have been the birds. That was my Alfred Hitchcock flashback for the year. I researched online and apparently it's a big problem. Some campgrounds are notorious for this problem and even posts signs. Covering with 1/2 round pipe is an option, or putting the hose away every dump is another.

Has anyone else had this happen and what was your solution or trick?


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Old 09-04-2016, 10:55 AM   #2
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Oh it must have been those pesky birds again!

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Old 09-04-2016, 12:25 PM   #3
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Yes, I've had crows peck holes through my sewer hose a couple of times- actually watched them do it. Since I was at a long term location, I ended up snaking the hose through a couple of 10' lengths of black plastic perforated 6'' drain pipe. When at a short term campsite, I just store the hose between dumps.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:09 PM   #4
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I use a Sewer Solution.

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Old 09-04-2016, 08:20 PM   #5
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Sewer Hose and Birds

Um, never read of that on here before. Only our third year of camping and never have had a bird near our sewer hose. I don't know of any birds who prey on pee or poo....
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:45 PM   #6
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Never had this problem at Pismo Coastal Village and I've been there a total of 7 times and each visit is 2 weeks- move out for less than a week and return for an additional 2 weeks and have never heard of this problem. The only birds walking around are ducks, ducks and more ducks.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:54 PM   #7
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BB gun and some silent shooting through a window?

Seriously, I've never heard of this problem. You might try a Rhino type sewer hose. It's made from harder plastic, so birds shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:53 PM   #8
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We had a similar thing happen to us. We didn't see what did it but we had seen a lot of squirrels and other varmints in the campground so assumed it was one of them. This was our first time out in our trailer and using our new Rhino-flex hose. Once we got home, we found an excellent repair solution...liquid electrical tape. Patched up all of the holes and it's still holding 5 years later!

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Old 09-04-2016, 11:22 PM   #9
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Haven't had this problem yet. Is this near Pismo Beach CA? I grew up just east of there.. hadn't heard that name in a long time.

Only problems I've had in that area are sea gulls carrying off my lunch. If they've resorted to whomping on the poop tubes, I may have to reconsider going back... I do have plans to be there next spring to see family, filing this away in my somewhat lengthy 'things to watch out for when I'm back in CA' file.
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:06 AM   #10
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No problem with birds, but I have had a problem twice this year with squirrels building a nest on top of one of my slides under the awning. I'm hosting in a state park so my usual solution to squirrels isn't an option, but it is rather fun watching them, nest and all, blow out of the end of the slide when a gas powered blower is running at full speed from the other end.


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