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Old 02-23-2021, 10:22 AM   #1
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I just moved to a diesel pusher and noticed the sewer Drain coming out of the bottom of the wet bay. With the suspension lowered and jacks down, that is only about 6-8" to the ground. That means I would probably have to lay on the ground to hook up the sewer hose. I looked at moving the drain, but there doesn't seem to be a logical place to move it to.

Question, what did those with the same setup do? Do you took the house up before dumping chassis air, lay on the ground or what?
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I just moved to a diesel pusher and noticed the sewer Drain coming out of the bottom of the wet bay. With the suspension lowered and jacks down, that is only about 6-8" to the ground. That means I would probably have to lay on the ground to hook up the sewer hose. I looked at moving the drain, but there doesn't seem to be a logical place to move it to.

Question, what did those with the same setup do? Do you took the house up before dumping chassis air, lay on the ground or what?
I'm assuming you mean: "Hook the hose", not took the house.
Each coach is a bit different in these situations. Most RV supplies outlets have all kinds of adapters, angles, shorties, clear view adapters and more for sewer applications. You may just either look on online or, cruise on down to your local RV supplies outlet and see if they have anything that might help you with your dilemma.
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Not sure exactly what your set up is but even if our coach ends up 8 inches from the ground the sewer hose comes into the wet bay from the bottom and then connects in the wet bay. Can't imagine you would need to lay down or even get low to hook yours up. Maybe a picture would be helpful.
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I'm assuming you mean: "Hook the hose", not took the house.

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I suspect the problem is not about how to get at it, but more about how to see it to get the bayonets from the hose hooked on. One might be reluctant to grope around blindly trying to find the pins and then orient the hose to them.

If that's the case, just put on a short-sleeved shirt you don't care about too much, wear disposable gloves, keep some wet wipes handy, and do it by touch. Bayonet connectors are pretty forgiving and the hose is pretty big. After you do it a few times you'll probably only need gloves, although it's a good idea to keep some cleaning supplies in your wet bay anyway.
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Not sure exactly what your set up is but even if our coach ends up 8 inches from the ground the sewer hose comes into the wet bay from the bottom and then connects in the wet bay. Can't imagine you would need to lay down or even get low to hook yours up. Maybe a picture would be helpful.
On mine, the drain pipe actually comes out the bottom of the wet bay. Click image for larger version

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Yeah, that's pretty close to the ground. You put on a 90 adapter on that you'll be pretty close to ground level, but not so close that it will be touching. I think you answered your own question. Install the adapter before you dump your air. It will feel out of sequence in the beginning, but you'll get used to it, I think.
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Our Windsor is that way too. I connect the sewer hose before dumping the air bags!
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Thank you. That is what I expected I would have to do.

I was thinking about putting an elbow on it and attaching it to the bottom of the wet batty, but I am Afraid it might be close enough to the ground it may get broken off in transit.
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Thank you. That is what I expected I would have to do.

I was thinking about putting an elbow on it and attaching it to the bottom of the wet bay, but I am Afraid it might be close enough to the ground it may get broken off in transit.
I'd have the same concern.
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I guess If it ever gets harder for me to get down and connect it , I can relocate the b drain through the interior wet bay panel so I d won't need to kneel down. It is tough getting old, especially when your brain tells you that you are not.
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Ours is the same way. We usually dump with the suspension at ride height. If your level on the jacks with full hook up it can get a bit tricky, but you get used to it. I carry a 90 degree elbow fitting just for that purpose.
Suggest you carry a nice kneeling pad and rubber gloves in the wet bay also.
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I guess If it ever gets harder for me to get down and connect it , I can relocate the b drain through the interior wet bay panel so I d won't need to kneel down. It is tough getting old, especially when your brain tells you that you are not.
You just keep listening to your brain. Age will catch up eventually, why make it easy for it to do so?
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