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Old 04-24-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Paul, now that's a proper job. Well done and it looks like it's made to stay there for a while.
Hope you don't mind if I borrow a few ideas from your set up.
I under stand that a up graded HD hose needs a larger tube. is that correct.?

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Old 04-24-2012, 10:26 PM   #12
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Mike, ours has a much better hose than the original and it fits into the original tube. Do not know where it came from but Camping World is a good guess.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:21 PM   #13
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

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Paul, now that's a proper job. Well done and it looks like it's made to stay there for a while.
Hope you don't mind if I borrow a few ideas from your set up.
I under stand that a up graded HD hose needs a larger tube. is that correct.?

Mike
Yes a larger diameter tube is required. The hose in the picture has 4 small "stubs" that are at the end that attaches to the trailer. They allow you to grip the hose and turn it indepentently of the fittings. This is necessary because the elbow on the other end has to be pointing down!!! I had to file about 1/16" off the ends of these to get it in the larger tube. These hose are great as well. The material they are made from sort of "clicks" together as it extends or retracts and holds its shape very well. They are much easier to work with than the cheap ones.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:21 AM   #14
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Are you saying the hose the Escape comes with is crappy?

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Old 04-25-2012, 12:36 AM   #15
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Well not exactly. I just wanted something a little more solid!!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #16
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Tell me about the wooden blocks.
When the tube was mounted on our 19, with the strapping you mentioned, the wooden block split and was not noticed at the factory.
The screw was barely holding.

One end of the tube came loose, on a rainy night while driving through Fairbanks Alaska, and was dragging behind the trailer.

I was not singing a happy song, and the drivers behind me were not amused either, when I stopped to see what was making the scraping noise.

I found a piece of string and tied it up, to get to my destination in the city.

The permanent cure is two large stainless steel straps now holding the tube under the rear bumper of the trailer.

I would have thought this should have been caught by the installer in the factory.
As well it would be cheaper and more secure, less labour intensive, to attach this tube under the bumper in the first place.
I still have the wood pieces to show to reace when down that way again.

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #17
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Doug, Your experience is just what I want to avoid. If that tube was to fall off and get under the front of a car following behind you who knows what could happen. It wouldn't be pretty and who would be at fault the owner of the trailer or the manufacturer.?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:24 PM   #18
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

I appologize for the problems some of you are having with the sewer hose holder. After reading this thread, I removed the tube and wooden block/hanger from a unit. Welded on a piece of angle iron to each side of the frame and used two bolts to attach the hose to the trailer. Very secure and no wood to fail. This will now be the standard.

If anyone would like to stop by and have their tube attachment modified, I will be happy to accomodate them.

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Old 04-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #19
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

One more reason to buy an Escape. A manufacture who will fix something when it's not up to par, no questions asked ............ great after sales service. Mines loose and spinning and I was going to rectify it myself but I think I'll take Reace up on his offer!

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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

And, I still haven't found any wood.
I don't see any straps either.
This thread has had me out, under the trailer three times now.
And again tomorrow.

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