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Old 12-01-2021, 01:17 PM   #1
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PivotEZ parts needed

I had attempted to reply to an old thread but the system would not allow it so here is my replay in a new thread.

Hey Everybody, I have a question I could not find an answer to so I was hoping someone here has a link or answer to.

I have the PivotEZ on our excel and have grown to really like it. The short dual bayonet pipe that connects the flex hose from the coach to the inlet side of the PivotEZ pipe thru the rubber reducing coupler broke.

I have attempted to make one using a coupler and 2 bayonet fitting but it is about 2 inches too long. I cut 2 short pieces of pipe just long enough to connect to both sides of the coupler where the fitting actually butt up to each side of the coupler. It look like it would work but it is too long and the extra stress it places on the flexible hose to the coach is too great and it drips.

I have googled PivotEZ and replacement parts with no luck. Does anyone know if they are still in business? RockinTom had mentioned that Mr. Peterson was one of the owners. Any information would be great.

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Hey Jim,

Bryan Tillett was selling kits to install the Pivot EZ system, after Peterson closed their door. You may want to contact him. He's now with New Horizon in Junction City, KS. I believe he was the main person that had to do with the original design of the system way back when.
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I have never had mine apart. A male end comes from the rigs pipe. A small hose is attached to that with a female end. The other end of the small hose also has a female end which attaches to the male end exiting the rubber connection of the Pivot EZ. i have always "assumed" the other end was male also, using the female end of the pivot EZ to connect the two. Male to Male connectors are common in different lengths.

I don't think anything was made special for the Pivot EZ, it was pieced together using common connections??????
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I believe Bryan discontinued his Pivot-EZ business to concentrate on New Horizons. His web address is not active and his Facebook account, "BT RV Innovations", may be the only way to contact him. Google "BT RV Innovations" to find his Facebook link.
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I believe Bryan discontinued his Pivot-EZ business to concentrate on New Horizons. His web address is not active and his Facebook account, "BT RV Innovations", may be the only way to contact him. Google "BT RV Innovations" to find his Facebook link.
Thanks Carl, I am beginning to think I am going to have to “be creative” if you know what I mean.

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Jim, that is the first requirement to own an RV. To be creative and as Gunny Highway would say, in Clint Eastwood's voice, "You adapt, you overcome, and you improvise." The movie "Heartbreak Ridge".
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Without seeing a picture, it sounds like perhaps your hinge isn't connected in the right place. Your hinge should fit around the coupler itself on both the Pivot-EZ Connection and the trailer coupler.

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Without seeing a picture, it sounds like perhaps your hinge isn't connected in the right place. Your hinge should fit around the coupler itself on both the Pivot-EZ Connection and the trailer coupler.

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Good idea...

I will get a picture of it today and see if I can figure out how to put it in a post. Thanks Bryan.

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LOL!

Roger that, and it may require a bigger hammer and the acquisition of some addition of some new tools... Oh darn.

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Without seeing a picture, it sounds like perhaps your hinge isn't connected in the right place. Your hinge should fit around the coupler itself on both the Pivot-EZ Connection and the trailer coupler.

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I found the same issue when I started building them "Post P.I."
I ended up extending both arms of the bracket by about an 1". This caused much less tension on the sewer hose flex coupler. I can only see one side of your bracket but it looks like you might be able to gain about 1/2" by sliding your bracket closer to the end of the term adaptor. If you could do the same on the trailer side of the bracket, that would help relieve the stress on the flex hose a bit. Sorry I can't be more help.

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Seeing those two leftover washers on the ground reminded me of an incident from my youth. An elderly neighbor gave me, and my childhood friend from across the street, an old single speed bike with the standard pedal brake. The bike was a little rusty and needed some maintenance done. We disassembled the bike, repainted it, and repacked the bearings on the front wheel, the steering column, the pedals, and the rear wheel. When we were finished, we had two pieces we couldn't remember or figure out where they went. So we put the bike back together, and fortunately for me, my friend took off down the street to test it out. When a car came down the street and my friend pulled in behind a parked car to let the car pass, that was when we found out what those two pieces were for. They were the brake pads. He crashed into the back of the parked car. Fortunately, the only damage was to our pride. We reinstalled the two parts and we shared the bike until I got a new one. When my family and I moved to East Texas a few years later, as we pulled out and started down the street, I looked back and I saw my childhood friend, he was following us on that bike.
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