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Old 04-28-2012, 12:57 AM   #21
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

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This is just on the newer trailers ......... you can go back to your beer now.

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Old 04-28-2012, 08:29 AM   #22
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:10 AM   #23
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

The original sewer hose for my trailer broke. I was unpleasantly surprised to find that a standard replacement hose will not fit into the tube. All the solutions offered in this thread are nifty but unfortunately I'm on the road plus I'm not very handy. The situation kind of sucks.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:14 AM   #24
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Well not exactly. I just wanted something a little more solid!!!!
I'm curious, right next to your mount is a solid looking bolt, could you have used that to secure the plate and not drilled any additional holes? Did you look at that?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:34 AM   #25
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Well not exactly. I just wanted something a little more solid!!!!
I'm curious, right next to your mount is a solid looking bolt, could you have used that to secure the plate and not drilled any additional holes? Did you look at that?
Hi: cpaharley2008... I certainly would have used that bolt to secure a bracket for the tube. It's one of the several that hold the body on the frame. Easy access to the bolt head from above in the storage bin but someones gotta be at both ends of it or use a locknut from below!!! Alf
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

The problem is to fit the slinky hose fitting in a standard 4" pipe a bit of the lugs need to be shaved down (at least mine were) which weakens the connector. That is why I switched to a square fence post. While you need to come up with some way to hold the ends on the post, it is large enough that even a heavy duty hose with a 90° end fitting will fit. It does add some weight, but any plastic pipe I could find pipe larger than 4" is even heavier.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:18 PM   #27
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Kalyson, this probably can't help you right now but just in case, there is an App called "Camp & RV" that will tell you every kind of business nearby with RV items such as supplies, truck stops, RV repair.
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Kalyson, this probably can't help you right now but just in case, there is an App called "Camp & RV" that will tell you every kind of business nearby with RV items such as supplies, truck stops, RV repair.
Thanks for the tip! We called all sorts of places and they are jammed due to the Memorial Day weekend coming up. We figured out our own solution which we will post shortly.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:58 PM   #29
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Re: Stinky Slinky Holding Tube on 2012 17B

Paul S. -- Would you please provide the dimensions of those aluminum plates you used to mount the larger sewer hose tube? I think I will do the same thing. The only worry I have is the corrosion action betrween the aluminum and the steel frame. Dis-similar metals tend to corrode more quickly when in contact with each other. Maybe some grease on the bolts would help?

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Well not exactly. I just wanted something a little more solid!!!!
I'm curious, right next to your mount is a solid looking bolt, could you have used that to secure the plate and not drilled any additional holes? Did you look at that?
Sorry for the late reply. Away camping!!!!!

I could have used that bolt although it does secure the shell to the frame. I decided against it for a couple of reasons. I wanted the aluminum brackets to be as far forward as possible and to be only slightly wider then the plastic base on the tube. The frame bolt also had pulled the bottom surface of the frame up, or in slightly, so if I wanted this bolt to be tight again I was concerned that it would deform the aluminum bracket enough to make it look kinda crappy!

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