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Old 01-24-2017, 06:41 AM   #1
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Hi all,

My husband and I are picking up our 21' Escape in early June and are finalizing our build sheet. We are fairly clear on most options but have a few questions:

1. Is the Starter Kit with Tandem Chocks worth it? we are specifically wondering if the 25' water hose is good quality or if we should get this ourselves.

2. Are the Rhino Sewer Tube Kit and Sewer Tube adapter worth getting?

Thanks in advance for any feedback/advice!

Cheers,
Sarah
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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Yes to both, plus the sand pads for the stabilizer feet. Oh, and welcome to our Escape world....
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:52 AM   #3
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What is the Rhino Sewer Tube Kit and Sewer Tube adapter? I thought the RhinoFLEX sewer hose would fit in the standard tube? Is that incorrect?
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It will fit and the Rhino system is a lot better than the stock hose Escape provides. You would probably upgrade the first time you used it. My Rhino fits in the stock, but barely, I think the confusion is the use of holder which is a separate piece that fits around the in ground sewer pipe, not the pipe on the trailer. I can remember if it fits inside the stock or I put in my front box. Too rainy to go out and look. But the main part does fit the stock trailer tube.
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I didn't get the kit as I had most of it from previous trailers and have my own preferences. It would be easiest to get the kit from ETI, but there is not much to it, depending on the length of your trip home you may well be stopping for more.

If ETI would do just the propane you could get the rest at WM or some such for cheaper, probably, and get the quality or brands you choose.

I like the Rhino over the cheaper sewer hoses, although with care even the cheap ones will last years.

Going to look for a non kinking drinking water hose that will coil up better in cold weather when this trip is done. The Camco one I have doesn't.
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I like the rhino flex because you can lengthen or shorten it, and because it's easier to make it stay put. We threw the stock sewer hose in a dumpster somewhere between Canada and Texas.
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Thank you for the info. I already have the Rhino hose and adapters. I had it for years sitting in the garage before using it and was amazed how much nicer it is the first time i used it. Should have junked the basic sewer hose earlier.
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Hi all,

My husband and I are picking up our 21' Escape in early June and are finalizing our build sheet. We are fairly clear on most options but have a few questions:

1. Is the Starter Kit with Tandem Chocks worth it? we are specifically wondering if the 25' water hose is good quality or if we should get this ourselves.

2. Are the Rhino Sewer Tube Kit and Sewer Tube adapter worth getting?

Thanks in advance for any feedback/advice!

Cheers,
Sarah
Probably can put the kit together your self for cheaper, but for convenience sake it was worth it for me. And we got the Rhino hose after the frist couple of dumps. Much better than the stock one.
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We went with the starter kit for 2 reasons: 1. We were starting out camping in an RV for the first time and needed most of the things in it. & 2. We wanted to start with full propane as we took 9 weeks to get home. We have since replaced the sewer hose and the water hose, but it was good to start off with.
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Welcome, Sarah.

Pretty much a general consensus here it seems. If you are new to an RV, by all means get the starter kit. If you are like me and have all the stuff anyway, just get the propane tank fill option.

I used the stock sewer hose for quite a few years until it started to develop leaks. It is not very tough. On one trip I tossed it after picking out the Rhino tube. I checked out all the other options at an RV parts store, chose it, and it worked great. Way tougher, and the angle adaptor is nice for helping hit the hole when dumping in a campsite.
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