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Old 04-13-2017, 09:52 PM   #1
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Sewer hoses that fit the provided tube?

Hey all,

I've been scouring the forums but I'm having a hard time finding direct links/detailed product information, so I thought I'd start a new post.

We just got a 2013 Escape 5.0 and we're trying to find a stinky slinky that will fit in the installed storage tube. The diameter is a touch larger than 4", but the length is 47" at best and I cannot find sewer hoses that will compress to that length!

If you could provide the brands of your sewer hoses that fit the tube, I'm all ears. Trying to explore the easiest avenue before I break down, buy a RhinoFlex, and try to figure out an alternative spot to store it.
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I purchased the Rhino Flex. It and all the fittings fit inside the carrier tube just fine.
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Hi Donna, do you have a link to the one you purchased? I can only find RhinoFlexes that compress to 56", which would be too long for the tube our 5.0 has.
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Hi Donna, do you have a link to the one you purchased? I can only find RhinoFlexes that compress to 56", which would be too long for the tube our 5.0 has.

I just bought a Rhinoflex 15' to replace our original sewer line.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01HPHR2M4/..._U2d8ybVDXHK8P

It fits in the new sewer tube on our 17 that spans underneath the bumper across the back of the trailer. All the accessories fit in there as well.


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Is the installed tube original equipment? Seems short. How difficult would it be to install a new, longer tube? Or, you could cut down the Rhinoflex to fit.
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Old 04-13-2017, 10:30 PM   #6
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Is the installed tube original equipment? Seems short. How difficult would it be to install a new, longer tube? Or, you could cut down the Rhinoflex to fit.

Escape put a new tube on mine to accommodate new batteries; cost under a $100 installed. Looks pretty straight forward to do yourself.


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My Valterra Dominator 15' fits my 2014 tube fine (compressed it's even short so I have to reach in). The fitting doesn't though.
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Is the installed tube original equipment? Seems short. How difficult would it be to install a new, longer tube? Or, you could cut down the Rhinoflex to fit.
Good question. The tube on my 2014 is 60".

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Is the installed tube original equipment? Seems short. How difficult would it be to install a new, longer tube? Or, you could cut down the Rhinoflex to fit.
It is original and yeah, it's quite short!

In my stubbornness to try and avoid installing a new tube, are you familiar at all with cutting a rhinoflex? Is is totally fine to cut, or does it compromise its structural integrity?
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It is original and yeah, it's quite short!

In my stubbornness to try and avoid installing a new tube, are you familiar at all with cutting a rhinoflex? Is is totally fine to cut, or does it compromise its structural integrity?
You can cut a RhinoFlex with no problem. The threaded piece that locks on to the elbow fitting will still thread on the end of the hose. It's cut anyway.

But, there's no need. A standard 15 foot RhinoFlex hose fits quite nicely in the provided storage tube, with room to spare. In fact, I expand the hose a bit before placing it in the storage tube, so that it doesn't slide back and make it harder to remove.

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