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Old 08-13-2019, 01:14 PM   #1
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Why is the hole too small for the stinky slinky?

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I'm a new RV'er. I just bought a 2006 National sea breeze that looks like the previous owner really took good care of it. I made my first trip and had a blast. Then came the dirty work of dumping the waste tanks. So I read all the stuff I could read to make sure that I didn't do anything stupid and completed the task with minimal problems. What I could not figure out was that there is a big hole in the bottom of the waste control bay that looks like it was made to run the stinky slinky out the bottom of the box and straight down. It seems to me that that is the way to go, but the tube heads wont fit through the hole. So Instead I had to run the tube up and over the edge of the bin and then down to the ground and the waste receptacle. Doing it this way causes the turds to gather in that small area between the edge of the bin and the waste valve connection. It would be a much cleaner drop for the turds to go straight down and then to the ground. I do not understand why they made the connections just slightly bigger than the hole that is there. Am I doing it wrong? Do I have the wrong size slinky? ( the rv shop only had the one size.) Or should I take a saw and cut the hole bigger? Please advise!!
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Welcome and congrats on your new MH. This doesn’t sound right although I’ve not owned this brand. Can you post a photo ?
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:24 PM   #3
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Not today, Im away from home working. So im guessing that the hose actually should go down through that big hole eh?
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Same way on mine. The raw end would go through but not with the fittings attached. I removed and replaced with a 5" deck plate purchased at the local marine supply.
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Without a picture, we can't be sure of what the exact issue is. I have found on both my coaches (a National Tropi Cal and my current Alpine) that the hole is just a bit small, but if I tilt the coupling just a bit and move the "ears" of the connector as I push up from under the floor of the bay, I can insert the slinky. I have also inserted the "non-ears" end first, from the inside of the bay, and found that it works also but you have to thread the entire slinky through.


If the hole is truly too small to fit the slinky with the couplings attached, you can buy a larger hole cover assembly. Remove the current assembly, enlarge the hole, and install the new assembly.
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You could cut a larger hole and put a face plate with cover when not in use.

https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Sewer/Va...UaAqeoEALw_wcB
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:29 PM   #7
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Is there a rubber grommet at the hole that may have become deformed or displaced? The cone end won't go through the deck hole in mine, either. But the other end does. I pass the upstream end UP through the hole and latch it. It's a tight fit, but it goes.
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Looks like all three of us had similar ideas and were typing together.
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What brand is the hose? That may be the issue.
I spoke to the rep for EZ Rv hose(the red one) at an RV show & he said there was no design change. The ears will not fit thru the hole.
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I use a clear 5" sewer extension.
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Why I can't answer but on our 06 Dolphin the of hose with the pegs can be worked through. Not as efficient as the other end fitting but is doable. Threatened to replace with bigger but haven't yet in 12 years.
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I had the same problem with my 2005 Sea Breeze. I replaced the existing hatch with a larger 5" hole. A little modification with a Dremel tool and all is well.
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Second vote for slightly enlarging the hole. It shouldn't take much. I used a sawz-all on the plastic parts.

Also, I trimmed the ears off of the hose connector. It all works like it should now.

The orange hose connectors - I forget the name - are great hoses, but a little too big!
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There are 4 ears on the sewer hose that are hand grips. Saw them off and it will go through the opening.
I did this 10 years age, works great.
Also I use a 45 degree clear elbow so that it lines up with the hole in the basement.
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