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Old 05-26-2018, 03:11 PM   #1
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Need information on cords and hoses

My wife and I are picking up our new escape 5.0 on July 3rd........we are not sure what comes standard with the camper for necessary hoses on sewer and gray water as well as power cords for connecting at campgrounds........it does say we have a 12 foot propane connector. Are the other hoses all part of the camper package with the systems installed? Any help appreciated........Michael
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Old 05-26-2018, 03:39 PM   #2
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Escape will provide you with a sewer hose and power cord and offers you a starter kit for $190cn which will have everything you would need to camp. They also have other items available, like a rv mat or plastic blocks for leveling. So between the kit and what they give you plus what they have in their store, you should be well equipped.
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:47 PM   #3
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...we are not sure what comes standard with the camper for necessary hoses on sewer and gray water as well as power cords for connecting at campgrounds........it does say we have a 12 foot propane connector. Are the other hoses all part of the camper package with the systems installed?
  • the same common 3" waste dump (sewer) hose is used for both black and gray, which have their own valves but a common outlet; the Escape website's Features list says a 20' hose is included
  • the standard 30-amp power cord is permanently connected to the trailer (and so included); if you get the removable cord option the cord is still included
  • you apparently bought the optional low-pressure propane outlet, so the hose is included to use with that; you need to work out any hardware needed to attach the outlet end (which has a 3/8" female flare fitting) to whatever appliance you are going to use with it
  • the hoses from the propane tanks to the trailer and included and installed on all trailers
  • you need a hose for fresh water, which is just a common garden hose style but you want one that drinking water safe like any RV fresh water hose; one is included with the starter kit if you buy that, but if not get one from Escape for CA$10 (in their Accessories list) or stop at Walmart or whatever
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:27 PM   #4
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List of stuff I brought with me to pick up my trailer:

Sewer hose (the one that comes with the trailer is pretty useless)
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Rhi...=&wl8=&veh=sem

Sewer hose support (optional but comes in handy)
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Sew...8f&athena=true

Water pressure regulator
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Bra...4d&athena=true

Water hose
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-25-...86&athena=true

Water Filter
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Wat...1639ec44bca1ab

Water hose elbow (takes strain off plastic water connection at trailer)
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-90-...50&athena=true
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Old 05-26-2018, 07:13 PM   #5
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Michael, I'd suggest you pick up a cold weather flexible water hose, something like this one.

https://express.google.com/product/1...889509_1699011

I've gotten away with a 25' for for probably 99% of my camping, I do carry another cheap 25'er just in case. I also carry an extra 25' of power cord, that I've yet to use.

The Rhino hose Tex links to is good quality, 15' has worked for me for the last few years. While the one you can get from ETI is pretty cheap quality, I did get 7 years out of the exact same one on my last trailer.

In general, if you pay a little attn to where you park in relation to the hookups before you disconnect the vehicle you can get away without the extra lengths. You can always pick stuff up as you travel, there's a Walmart in every 3rd town.
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Michael, I'd suggest you pick up a cold weather flexible water hose, something like this one.

https://express.google.com/product/1...889509_1699011
When I saw the writeup on this hose, I thought Great!, I need one of these. Then I went to Amazon and read the reviews. The hoses develop black mold? From review: "begins to develop mold within 3-4 months after installation"
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9OCWJO...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:19 PM   #7
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When I saw the writeup on this hose, I thought Great!, I need one of these. Then I went to Amazon and read the reviews. The hoses develop black mold? From review: "begins to develop mold within 3-4 months after installation"
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9OCWJO...ing=UTF8&psc=1
Can you just run a little bleach solution through the hose every so often to knock out the mold? My dad used to do that; he'd put some bleach solution in his water hoses and then screw the ends together, move things around so the solution would circulate, and after a time (don't know how long), he'd dump and flush the hoses. His vocation was as water sanitation engineer, so I assume it was a safe practice (and effective).
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Old 05-27-2018, 07:11 AM   #8
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Electrical adapter

As noted above, your trailer will come with an extension cord built in - it has a 30 amp male plug, the type available at many/most campgrounds.

We have found it helpful to bring along an adapter, however; specifically a "15 Amp Male to 30 Amp Female". Attached are two pictures of them from Amazon (sorry, no links on the pictures). We especially appreciate the 'dog bone' adapter, because it relieves some stress on the 30 amp that you plug into it from your camper.

Enjoy your camping adventures!

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Power at ON Prov Park sites

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. I also carry an extra 25' of power cord, that I've yet to use.
Rest assured Bob that you will need that cord if you decide to camp at an Ontario Provincial park with power. They now put one connection post by the road between two sites. Last fall not only did I have to use my spare cord but had to put the trailer further forward than I wanted it
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They now put one connection post by the road between two sites.
Really? Wow, that makes no sense whatsoever.
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