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Old 08-04-2017, 11:58 PM   #1
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Another thing to check...sewer hose tube.

When we arrived at Timothy Lake our granddaughter and her boyfriend, who were following us, said they saw a long white thing on the road a few miles back. The car behind them ran over it splintering it to pieces. Then they saw a long blue thing come out. Well it turned out to be the sewer hose tube from under our Escape. We went back but couldn't find any evidence of tube or hose. I just hope the other car or its passengers were not hurt.
I noticed a chip out of the wood bracket that holds the tube to the frame. I figure the wood chipped somehow, the screw got loose and the tube fell off. The one side dragged and pulled the other side off. I can see how that could be a dangerous road hazard!
It was an easy fix once we got home. I used the good bracket as a template to cut a new bracket, reattached both to the frame, attached the new tube and hose with the plumber straps. I wonder if Escape has devised a new way to attach the tube. Seems like would be a better way than using wood bracket.
Anyway, just another thing to add to the "leaving home" checklist.
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Odd. Mine is mounted above the rear bumper. Don't think it can go anywhere.
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:29 AM   #3
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2014 19' mounted on bottom.
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Old 08-05-2017, 01:38 AM   #4
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I wonder if Escape has devised a new way to attach the tube.
The answer to that is a definitive yes. Not only do they bolt it to the frame with no wood, they also use a larger diameter (black plastic) tube now, and it's also strapped, as in the photo above.
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The answer to that is a definitive yes. Not only do they bolt it to the frame with no wood, they also use a larger diameter (black plastic) tube now, and it's also strapped, as in the photo above.
They must have made another change. On our 2017 19 the black tube is still bolted to the frame and butted up against the hitch but there is no strap. I guess they decided that was not needed.
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Your setup looks a lot better than mine (2012 17B). I did wonder why the wood block was used when it could have been strapped directly to the frame. I like it even better on top like the 2008.
I may have to crawl under again and redo it just for peace of mind.
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Eric, the white pipe Escape used to use (our 2010 had that) was actually PVC waste/vent pipe, not a specialize sewer hose tube like the one you are seeing on Klem's 2014. The PVC didn't have those mounting feet that the screws go thru in the 2014. The newer sewer hose tubes are not expensive and you could probably mount it to the frame if you can find one the right length or one that can be cut to fit.
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:41 PM   #9
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Well, I hope the photo is uploaded.
I did find a white, stiff drain pipe that fit the new hose. The fitting (that attaches to the trailer's drain) did not fit in the hose but luckily the cap was just barely wide enough. I did look for PVC pipe but couldn't find the right size. The 4" pipe was about 1/2" too narrow for the fitting. Does Canada have different PVC pipes?
Thanks for the info. I'll have to look around more.
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If I was replacing mine, I'd get a slinky holder designed for the purpose. I have to make sure the hose fitting goes into the holder, and most do not.
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Old 08-05-2017, 07:57 PM   #11
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Yes, you're right. I'm not real happy about the final product although I was able to dump the tanks a couple days after we got home! I'll have to do something before our next trip. I will definitely do without the wood bracket. Also, the locking pin I used is pretty iffy going into plastic. It would probably wear out the plastic pretty quickly.
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