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Old 01-27-2022, 09:31 AM   #1
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Sewer Hose Connection

Searching for ideas on solving the sewer hose connection issue on our 2019 Forza 38F. The hose exits through a port in the compartment floor. The issue is trying to get the hose through that port. Coming up from the bottom the bayonet fitting on the hose is too large to slip through the hole. Tipping it to one side and much finagling will finally get the hose into the compartment.

After dumping brings up the second issue with this setup. Getting the hose back down the hole, there's always some sewer contents or flush water in the hose making a spill inevitable.

Interested in what other owners have done to solve this issue. Has anyone found a way to install a see-through extension?
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Old 01-27-2022, 09:38 AM   #2
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Eliminate this entrance for varmints by plumbing a short sturdy hose to bulkhead fittings available at the RV store. When finished you will remove a cap on the outside and attach your waste hose there.
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Old 01-28-2022, 01:58 PM   #3
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UPDATE

Purchased a new Valtera 20ft kit (red hose). This hose will go thru the sewer opening with minor tipping of the bayonet connector. The previous hose I used was Grey.
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Old 01-28-2022, 02:12 PM   #4
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Have 34T Forza with the same problem. I just cut/removed the tabs that stopped the connector from coming thru access hole. Slides thru now with no problem. Might want to lift your sewer hose and drain it , before removing it from coach so " the extra " doesn't wash out.
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Old 01-28-2022, 02:12 PM   #5
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I would consider suing the manufacturer for making an RV that can not use a sewer hose! That had to have been an evil minded engineer working on that model.
Sorry, guess I just needed to rant; but that is ridiculous. Glad you found a hose that would almost fit.
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Old 01-28-2022, 02:16 PM   #6
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Hi,
There are bigger, and different shaped hatches you could put in.
Look at boat supply houses. They have a great variety of these kind of things.

Previous owner of my coach butchered the opening I would assume for the same reason. Fixing that with a square marine hatch.

Is there some leftovers in the hose after the dump? Yes, it's a fact of life.
Disconnect the sani hose, and use your outdoor shower to rinse the hose and area. It's almost impossible to have a 100% squeaky clean dump.
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This is a very common problem on Winnebago Class As. I have a Vista and there has been much discussion in the owner's community about the issue. The 3 solutions that most folks seem to use are:

1) Enlarge the hole. Winnebago does not use an actual port but a rotating disk that covers a molded in hole. People trim the molded hole to enlarge it. It doesn't take much.

2) Buy a different dump hose with a smaller connector on it. I see you discovered this one. :-)

3) Don't use the hole. Even when you are at a full hookup site, only connect the hose when you are actually dumping. This sounds crazy at first, but since you are supposed to let your tanks at least 2/3 fill before dumping, you need to go outside to open the dump valves anyway, connecting the hose through the door isn't that big a deal.
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Have 34T Forza with the same problem. I just cut/removed the tabs that stopped the connector from coming thru access hole. Slides thru now with no problem. Might want to lift your sewer hose and drain it , before removing it from coach so " the extra " doesn't wash out.

When you cut or removed the tabs, how do you then connect it to the dump valve? It's the bayonet ends (ears) on the connector that didn't want to fit thru the hole. Good reminder to lift and drain the hose. Did that all the time on the Bounder, still getting used to the Forza, the access hole issue caused the lapse in common sense...lol

RE: just connecting the hose every few days to dump, without going thru the hole, that would be easier if the utility compartment wasn't under a slide out. There's enough bending etc just to get under the slide just to pull the valve.

Plan on installing an electric dump valve like I had on the Bounder, that compartment was under a slide too.
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When you cut or removed the tabs, how do you then connect it to the dump valve? It's the bayonet ends (ears) on the connector that didn't want to fit thru the hole. Good reminder to lift and drain the hose. Did that all the time on the Bounder, still getting used to the Forza, the access hole issue caused the lapse in common sense...lol

RE: just connecting the hose every few days to dump, without going thru the hole, that would be easier if the utility compartment wasn't under a slide out. There's enough bending etc just to get under the slide just to pull the valve.

Plan on installing an electric dump valve like I had on the Bounder, that compartment was under a slide too.
Are you saying that the male end of the hose is what you're trying to get through the hole? Of course you can't cut those nubs off. I'm assuming that you're trying to pull that end downward through the hole. Is it possible to remove that bayonet fitting completely?

I don't have any fitting on the end of my stinky slinky. In all the years I've been RVing, I've never needed to connect to another fitting. But then again, we rarely camp in places with full hookups. When we have, I simply put the end of the stinky slinky into the drain and used a foam gasket around it to keep gases from escaping. I have never had or seen the need to add a right angle, clear, or any other type of fitting to the end of the hose.
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The misaligned sewer connection and hole in bottom of compartment on my 2020 Vista looks to be an assembly error. Just one of several I've encountered on this coach. The solution I used on my previous Sunova was to have a very short section of hose that I could insert through the hole and then bend to fit over the connector. I then connect a longer hose to the short hose sticking through the hole in the compartment. I did this to avoid having to push/pull the long hose through the hole. This same approach works in my new Vista.
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When you cut or removed the tabs, how do you then connect it to the dump valve? It's the bayonet ends (ears) on the connector that didn't want to fit thru the hole. Good reminder to lift and drain the hose. Did that all the time on the Bounder, still getting used to the Forza, the access hole issue caused the lapse in common sense...lol

RE: just connecting the hose every few days to dump, without going thru the hole, that would be easier if the utility compartment wasn't under a slide out. There's enough bending etc just to get under the slide just to pull the valve.

Plan on installing an electric dump valve like I had on the Bounder, that compartment was under a slide too.
No not the locking tabs . My hose connection, with the female tabs , what locks to coach , has another tab that wouldn't fit thru, not the female locking tab. Cut them off with hack saw and filed down. Going into the bottom of hole with no problem. . Did notice at the Tampa RV show ,that Winnebago now has put a thru the floor access on both wet bay and in the electrical bay in the Forza's. Looking into getting one of those to put in .
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But a larger diameter access door hatch. Problem solved.https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Access-D...QaAqFlEALw_wcB
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No not the locking tabs . My hose connection, with the female tabs , what locks to coach , has another tab that wouldn't fit thru, not the female locking tab. Cut them off with hack saw and filed down. Going into the bottom of hole with no problem. . Did notice at the Tampa RV show ,that Winnebago now has put a thru the floor access on both wet bay and in the electrical bay in the Forza's. Looking into getting one of those to put in .
My Forza has the electric access hole, as well as the two access holes in the utility bay. I'm finding the electric both a blessing and a curse. It gets the power cord under the RV and less of a trip hazard. But the hole is just large enough for the cord head to pass thru. You have to disconnect the 50-15 pigtail or the Surge Guard before storing the cord. I also find it's easier to pull the cord out of the bay prior to putting it thru the hole or pulling it back thru the hole as the cord binds on the edge of the hole. Wondering if anyone has put a cord reel in the compartment, saw some at the Fort Myers RV Show.
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My Forza has the electric access hole, as well as the two access holes in the utility bay. I'm finding the electric both a blessing and a curse. It gets the power cord under the RV and less of a trip hazard. But the hole is just large enough for the cord head to pass thru. You have to disconnect the 50-15 pigtail or the Surge Guard before storing the cord. I also find it's easier to pull the cord out of the bay prior to putting it thru the hole or pulling it back thru the hole as the cord binds on the edge of the hole. Wondering if anyone has put a cord reel in the compartment, saw some at the Fort Myers RV Show.
Our Itasca (Winnebago) has this hatch in the wet bay.





It rotates to offer a large hole for both the stinky slinky and the electric cord but can also be rotated for just the power cord to run through. Of course it also closes completely when access is not needed. Leaves no space for small critters to get through. It's a great feature so I'm kinda surprised it's no longer used on newer Winnebago RVs.
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