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Old 07-05-2018, 07:42 AM   #1
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Sewer hose fitting too big for access.

Has anyone else had this problem?
The end of the sewer hose that attaches to our coach is a little too big to easily go through the access port?
Aren't all hoses the same size and shouldn't the roubd access be made to fit?

I am able to force it through, but it does take work and sometimes a little blood.

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Old 07-05-2018, 07:43 AM   #2
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I plumbed a extension to go outside of the hole then filled in the gaps...
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Has anyone else had this problem?
The end of the sewer hose that attaches to our coach is a little too big to easily go through the access port?
Aren't all hoses the same size and shouldn't the roubd access be made to fit?

I am able to force it through, but it does take work and sometimes a little blood.

Thanks
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I purchased a short extension hose from Amazon, cut two if the nibs off to get it through the molded opening in the sewer compartment. It is left on permanently and when I get to dump, I thread it through, attach a 45į fitting then my hose(s). Saves a lot of time and hassle, plus I can close the compartment door.

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Old 07-05-2018, 07:56 AM   #4
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Has anyone else had this problem?
The end of the sewer hose that attaches to our coach is a little too big to easily go through the access port?
Aren't all hoses the same size and shouldn't the roubd access be made to fit?
Apparently not. My '05 Beaver has a built in waste hose storage compartment. But the currently available hose is too big to fit into the tube used for hose storage. So in 2005 the hose was a smaller diameter than the hose that is on my coach now.
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Old 07-07-2018, 06:23 PM   #5
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Had the same problem with my new sewer hose. Just had a grinder and removed the tabs on the side of the adapter and all fine.
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Take a look at this thread, might help you http://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/sewe...er-397814.html
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Old 07-07-2018, 07:25 PM   #7
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My hose goes straight up through the hole, that is too small, to the connection.
Is there a larger threshold available I can replace mine with?
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I believe a lot of the problem comes from the New Fancy Sewer hoses that are being made today. You what I'm talking about, the ones with the nice BIG grip so it is easier for us OLD people to handle and they hold up better and don't fall apart like the cheap ones that the dealers include with a new MH or trailer.
Thus that is the problem, the end connectors are H U G E and won't fit. So if you want it to, then either you modify the hole or use a POS sewer hose, your choise
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My hose goes straight up through the hole, that is too small, to the connection.
Is there a larger threshold available I can replace mine with?
Yes, but you are going to need to look in a Marine supply catalog (like West Marine) for a water-proof access hatch. They come in multiple diameters so you can order one big enough for your sewer hose and replace the existing one. West Marine calls them Scew-in Deck Plates. They come in 4", 6", 8" sizes - about $15-$25.


I didn't have to put one in either of my Tiffin coaches but I did put them in a couple of kayaks over the years.
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I've been using the Blue Line fittings for years. They're not much bigger than the hose itself.
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I use a 90-degree clear elbow to go through the hole!
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It is very easy, just get a larger opening kit cut the hole out to fit and it will slip right thru. Just did that on my Tradewinds and all of the cussing has stopped. I do not onow where they get their engineers.
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wmiii.... I understand your problem. I think the fairly small deck plates are used because builders have found that most people will go out and buy the cheapest flimsy stinky slinky they can find. These are the low grade hoses that are stilló in 2018ó made to be used with detachable fittings. I donít know why anyone buys them.
The two best hoses are Rhinoflex, and the Dominator line made by Valterra. I suspect you have Rhinoflex, because they have the rather bulky big orange fittings. I have a fit problem with Rhino, too.
I suggest you might try the Dominator hoses (red fittings). They are essentially the same hose as Rhinoflex, with the semi-rigid hose that will hold its shape or compressed length, a tough skin and factory bonded fittings, all of which set these two apart from the cheap lines. But the Dominator fittings are somewhat smaller than the Rhino, so they may well fit into joints the Rhino canít enter.
Thatís the way it is on my DS. I canít make the water bay sewer connection with Rhino, but the Dominator works fine.
Try it!
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