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Old 07-20-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Rhino Sewer Hose Connector

Purchased a new Rhino sewer hose and realized the connector won't fit through the port ring. So each time we have to unscrew the hose from the connector to get it through, doing this causes leaking. I noticed Rhino uses vaseline around the hose near the connector, I assume to prevent leaking, so we added a jar of it to the bay. However, we really don't want to have to remove the hose from the connector each time. I think my only options are to trim down the connector ticks or cut a wider hole in the bay and install a larger diameter port ring. Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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Purchased a new Rhino sewer hose and realized the connector won't fit through the port ring. So each time we have to unscrew the hose from the connector to get it through, doing this causes leaking. I noticed Rhino uses vaseline around the hose near the connector, I assume to prevent leaking, so we added a jar of it to the bay. However, we really don't want to have to remove the hose from the connector each time. I think my only options are to trim down the connector ticks or cut a wider hole in the bay and install a larger diameter port ring. Any other suggestions?
Assuming its the 4 lugs that are jamming, I'd be nervous about removing much material since that could weaken the connection. RV supply stores such as Camping World sell port rings with screw in covers. It shouldn't be too big a job to enlarge the hole.

Another approach might be to permanently attach one of these, so that your hose attaches below the floor instead of having to go through the hole every time:
Clearview 5" Sewer Adapter with Bayonet Lugs - Valterra T1021 - Sewer Fittings & Adapters - Camping World
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #3
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Rhino to big

My Rhino hose is also to large for the port hole. National RV did not align
my port hole directly under the connection so a clearview extension is not
an option. I ground down my hose connector yesterday but have not tried it yet. I think it will work now. I have had a very hard time getting it connected but have not had to take the hose end off.

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I ground down my hose connector yesterday but have not tried it yet. I think it will work now.
I'm thinking about doing the same thing. Let me know if it fits.
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I ground down the things that protrude off the Rhino fitting. Works fine now. You are not going to weaken anything - I'm not even sure what those things are there for other than to give a better drip when attaching to the male connector. If you do not want to grind down the fitting, you can always buy a compartment hose that will fit through the port and then connect the Rhino outside. I did that first, but it is an added nuisance.
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If the clear plastic extension doesn't work, how about a short hose 'permanently' hooked up so you can connect under the compartment? Since the fittings can be removed from the hose, you could cut a section of hose just long enough to extend through the floor and reattach the ends. If things don't line up perfectly, the flexible hose would allow for a 'jog.'
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I unscrewed the plastic trim rim from the inside and removed it. With that out of the way, the hose fits up in there easily. When we unhook, I just set the trim back in the hole with no screws holding it in place to close up the bay. It doesn't go anywhere and makes it convenient for the next hookup. Tried the 10" extension and that didn't work as well as this.
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This short hose will eliminate the need for modifications:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ion-hose/44140

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You are aware that the end that screws or sits into the parks sewer drain comes off the white plastic 90 degree "pipe" with a one quarter turn twist?
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I used a band saw to cut the lugs off a year ago and everything works wonderful. I also use a 45 degree clear elbow with no problem on my 02 Dolphin.
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Idid the same thing, cut off the lugs and it works wonderful.
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I've been disconnecting the hose from the connector for over 2 years and never and never thought to grind/cut the lugs off the side of the connector. Great idea and I'll be doing that the next time. After of course getting it nice and tight and vasolined. Thanks for a great tip!
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I've been disconnecting the hose from the connector for over 2 years and never and never thought to grind/cut the lugs off the side of the connector. Great idea and I'll be doing that the next time. After of course getting it nice and tight and vasolined. Thanks for a great tip!
I'm glad I'm not the only one ... I'll have to try this easy mod too.
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Well I feel kind of dumb. I have been removing / reinstalling the connector each time and oftentimes flailing at it while trying to get it put back on. Am going to go grab it and shave off those danged lugs! ;-)
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