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Old 07-26-2021, 03:52 PM   #1
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sewer hose container cap

We had a little accident last weekend and the SUBJ got broken. Pic attached.
I wonder if anyone had any luck getting a replacement somewhere - I didn't have any problems with the cap and liked its simplicity, it held our 15' Rhino Flex well, even that clear plastic elbow did fit (w/t any attachments).
Another option is just to add a regular 4" threaded cleanout plug from HD. I think both options would require sawing off the broken end piece and glueing in a new one.
For right now, I will just drill small holes in both the lid and the pipe and use a plastic zip tie.

Also, while we are at it - what is the best way to patch a small hole in the sewer hose? I got one from ETI and I want to use as a spare in case of any problems with the Rhino. The hole is very close to the clamp so I was wondering whether I could just move the clamp a foot and reattach it, or should I just use some swimming toys patch kits on the inside of the hose? Again, the patched hose won't be used at all, I will keep it just as a spare.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:07 PM   #2
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Your plans sound solid however there is nothing that says it has to be a lid on the end. You could just drill 2 holes and use a large pin/spike for a quick fix or permanently. Aids in drying and venting.
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:16 PM   #3
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Your plans sound solid however there is nothing that says it has to be a lid on the end. You could just drill 2 holes and use a large pin/spike for a quick fix or permanently. Aids in drying and venting.
True, but when I am leaving a campground, I just don't want everyone come out of their trailers telling me the cap fell off
The Rhino flex is orange, the pipe would look like a giant hornet about to come out of its nest
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Old 07-26-2021, 04:45 PM   #4
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You can order a replacement end cap fitting and door from the manufacturer: https://dwincorp.com/product/replace...uper-slider-2/

Looks like the hinge fitting is broken in your photo - if just the pins on the door are broken you can also order just the door from them.
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Old 07-26-2021, 05:30 PM   #5
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You can order a replacement end cap fitting and door from the manufacturer: https://dwincorp.com/product/replace...uper-slider-2/

Looks like the hinge fitting is broken in your photo - if just the pins on the door are broken you can also order just the door from them.
Yep, looks like mine
I found a better price, though, I mean same price for 2 pieces, in case it breaks again
https://www.recpro.com/rv-replacemen...r-hose-holder/
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Old 07-26-2021, 07:03 PM   #6
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I added a "fail-safe" zip tie on the hinge side of cap, just in case the hinge fails sometime. Once in a while the hinge portion springs loose. At least I won't lose the end-cap.

I also use a carabiner on the closure side, just in case. On the other end of the sewer tube, I have two zip ties to keep it closed all the times. Works for me.
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I added a "fail-safe" zip tie on the hinge side of cap, just in case the hinge fails sometime. Once in a while the hinge portion springs loose. At least I won't lose the end-cap.

I also use a carabiner on the closure side, just in case. On the other end of the sewer tube, I have two zip ties to keep it closed all the times. Works for me.
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Also, while we are at it - what is the best way to patch a small hole in the sewer hose? I got one from ETI and I want to use as a spare in case of any problems with the Rhino. The hole is very close to the clamp so I was wondering whether I could just move the clamp a foot and reattach it, or should I just use some swimming toys patch kits on the inside of the hose? Again, the patched hose won't be used at all, I will keep it just as a spare.
Thanks!
From experience, you need to throw any leaking sewer hose directly in the garbage! We were dumping our tanks at a KOA during our last travels when I noticed a small leak in our original ETI hose. Just as I noticed the leak, the entire hose split and dumped gallons of black tank all over the ground. What a huge mess!
We hosed down the area and tried to clean up the mess. Then into the camp store to confess to the owner about what happened and purchase a new Rhino hose.
The original ETI hose was five years old. I think it provided great service during those years. It just failed dramatically in a very embarrassing way. Avoid my embarrassment and throw out that old hose out!
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Old 07-28-2021, 01:01 PM   #9
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The original ETI hose was five years old. I think it provided great service during those years.
Exactly, it's not a bad hose, that is why I want to quick-fix it and keep it as a spare. Mine is 3 months old.
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