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Old 12-26-2008, 10:45 AM   #11
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Re: Wish List?

Friends of ours have one of the first Escapes and the sewer hose had been located inside.... the previous owners had changed it to outside storage which our friends would have done if it hadn't been done already. Sewer hoses often drip water from being flushed out, this isn't clean water by any means. If the hose is inside there would have to be a way to drain that water. I would hate to have to drill holes in the shell to let the water out and leaving it sealed in the storage section would lead to all kinds of nasty growth..... I'm for keeping it outside of the shell and living space.
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:07 AM   #12
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I would think you could seal the tube well, have it angled slightly down to the access hatch, an have some kind of drain there no unlike that at the gas filler on a car where a tube drains down.

All that said, I am not real partial either way. Inside does leave cleaner lines outside, but does take up some storage room. If it was up high in the storage area it would not be that bad though.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:07 PM   #13
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Jen is right...in the early days, we did put the sewer hose inside exactly like your photo Rob. It was not received well as most owner's installed a tube on the exterior. Either the tube inside was not long enough to accomodate a heavy duty long hose or they would leak. We had them tied up so any water (or whatever) would drain out but they would get knocked around with storage and become a problem.

I agree this creates cleaner lines but....I'm sticking with the majority request....sewer hose outside.

The battery on the 19' will be located inside similar to the 5.0.

I am currently trying to source larger holding tanks for the 19' (no guarantees). The 17' is about as large as possible with the current design.


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Old 12-26-2008, 05:38 PM   #14
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Re: Wish List?

I too would rather have the sewer hose stored outside. The tube itself could also be cleaned easier. Another vote for outside...at least on my 17'.
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I know what goes through that hose..... I vote outside to.
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Outside, along with the spare tire and propane tanks.

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Old 12-26-2008, 08:07 PM   #17
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What the heck.. Since its a vote .. I'm going for the outside as well. On that subject of voting I could probably put up a separate section called "feedback" that has polls in it so it counts the answers and puts up some kind of bar graph of the results..
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Hi: All... Some things are better left outside
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:46 PM   #19
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Reace, my Casita had 24 gal fresh water and 24 gallon gray water. A little larger anyway. I sure wish the Escape's fresh/gray was larger. For those of us who like to "boon dock" it, that is our limiting factor.
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What the heck.. Since its a vote .. I'm going for the outside as well. On that subject of voting I could probably put up a separate section called "feedback" that has polls in it so it counts the answers and puts up some kind of bar graph of the results..
I think that is a great idea..... I vote yes.
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