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Old 05-04-2010, 06:25 AM   #11
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Re: sewer hose?

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On our 19' Escape, I replaced the supplied hose holder. This was due to the RhinoFlex hose that replaces the OME hose. The RhinoFlex is a bit longer. The new holder is 52" (132 cm) long. HokieEscape take note: one end of the RhinoFlex would not go inside the holder, so I sanded down the connector raised ribs flushed and also removed the inner lip on the female pipe adapter.

I bought the same hose last year, and also trimmed those tabs off. It still would not fit into the tube. I looked last night as it was getting dark, but could see no lip inside the PVC pipe that holds the hose. I will have to look closer I guess, but it seemed it was not even close to fitting at the time.
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:03 PM   #12
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Re: sewer hose?

Jim, the lip that I was referring to is on the inside of the female adapter that limits how far the 4" pipe can be inserted into the adapter. I sanded it with a Dremel with small drum sander attachment. Hope this helps, if not let me know.

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Old 05-04-2010, 01:23 PM   #13
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Hi Thane
I like your idea.
I have copeid the photos
I will reproduce it on my 19 escape
or have Reace do it.
Plus an extra tube for fishing rods
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:32 PM   #14
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Rick, was that inner lip on yours about 2" wide. It is on the threaded fitting on my tube. The inside diameter of the fitting would definitely be no more than 1/8" smaller then the pipe itself which does not seem to be enough.

Then there is the issue of the right angle connector for where you connect to the sewer line. I can unthread it off the hose, but would prefer if I could store it without doing that.
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:26 PM   #15
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Re: sewer hose?

Jim, I see what you mean. I still have the original holder that came with the Escape and found that the sanded down RhinoFlex would not pass through the female adapter.

I replace the entire holder since the RhinoFlex is longer than what Escape furnished. I did try, at first, to extend the original holder by cutting the end cap and adding a piece of foot long pipe using a coupler. However, the RhinoFlex right angle connector would not go pass the new joint. So I made a complete new holder. I got the 4" pipe from a local hardware store that offer cut-to-length pricing. I got the female adapter and end cap at Lowe's. I kept and used the original screw-in cap as well as the one nut and bolt that attached the holder to the frame (on the driver's side). After sanding the RhinoFlex ribs and the female adapter lip, the RhinoFlex hose, including the right angle connector, goes in nicely.

Since we are both going to the Merritt Rally, you could see what my holder looks like. Or if you want to take a chance I could get a female adapter for you or I might even be persuaded to makeup a complete holder.

I did explore using the 5" square fence post. But I didn't do it because:
1) Lowe's and Home Depot had two selections, one was too short and the longer one too expensive.
2) Both the box stores and a local fence company's 5" post were heavy, way heavy
3) The space between the trailer and the spare tire looked like the 5" post would be a very tight fit, if at all (unless you go under the frame).
4) I didn't care for the end caps and how they attached to the 5" post


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Old 05-04-2010, 10:37 PM   #16
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Rick, I might head to one of the local suppliers and see if they have a slightly larger fitting and pipe. I did not even realize until you said it, but went and checked, and the pipe is about a foot or so short for the hose. Both ends of the hose easily fit inside the threaded part of the fitting.
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