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Old 02-09-2014, 06:59 PM   #11
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I believe the Stinky Slinky comes with the trailer, but you won't be able to fit one with a 90 degree elbow into the storage tube ( unless that has changed ).
Good point, and one reason not to get stuff in advance that might not be right for the trailer.

There are 90 degree elbow fittings to go into campsite ports which use a bayonet fitting, so they can be mounted (no tools) on the hose when needed; example: EZ Coupler 90 Degrees Bayonet Fitting. This can be a good idea (I'm currently using something similar for my motorhome), but I don't think it qualifies for "needed at pickup" status.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:02 PM   #12
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I believe the Stinky Slinky comes with the trailer, but you won't be able to fit one with a 90 degree elbow into the storage tube ( unless that has changed ).
Also the 15-30 Amp adapter comes with the Escape.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:02 PM   #13
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Extensive lists are great, but I think the request was for:


Maybe people could skim through the full lists and pick out those items that should not wait for even the first Walmart stop on the inaugural trip. I don't think there will be many, especially if the starter kit is purchased from ETI.

I see that the Starter Kit is offered in the Options list for each Escape model, but I have not found a description of its contents, other than as mentioned in this thread by Dave and Jim.
In addition to rv toilet paper, wheel chocks and full propane tanks, I think the starter kit includes latex gloves, a bottle of black tank deodorant, a waterline pressure check valve, a 30A to 15A adapter, a freshwater hose, and possibly a few other items.
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:29 PM   #14
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I don't understand why I "need" the 90 degree coupler. I have nothing on the end of the slinky. It just goes in the sewer hole. I've heard no complaints from the contents of the black tank.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:08 PM   #15
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I don't understand why I "need" the 90 degree coupler. I have nothing on the end of the slinky. It just goes in the sewer hole. I've heard no complaints from the contents of the black tank.
Maybe you don't need it. To just dump, the plain hose end works, and that's all I have ever had on my Boler's sewer hose.

To stay hooked up to a sewer at a campsite, many campgrounds require a fitting which seals (to at least some extent) to the opening, to contain smells, and perhaps in some cases to keep rainwater from running into the sewer fitting. Those fittings are usually 90 degree elbows, because that makes sense for routing of the hose. A fitting which screws in to the common threaded female fitting means that dumping can be done by just pulling the valve handle - no need to hold or control the hose. I use these on our other RVs, which have spent months at a time hooked up in one place.

This dependence on how one uses the trailer is exactly why I would not include the elbow in necessities at time of pickup.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:19 PM   #16
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Got it. I only get the slinky out at the end of my stay so I can dump. Find a rock to put on the hose end so it doesn't jump out.
People new to black tanks need to know that you should not be continuously dumping during your stay. You need to let the black tank get as full as possible and then dump. Otherwise, TP and sludge can cling to the sides ( where the sensors are ) and bottom of the tank.
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Also one may want to obtain a 90 degree clear extension to install between the trailer and you sewer line, that way one can monitor the process more clearly
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