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Old 06-06-2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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We just bought a Sunseeker 2450. Is there a special compartment for the sewer hose to be stored or do we put it in a serarate container for storage ? We forgot to ask during our walk through.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:24 AM   #2
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Not really. Some use the rear bumper or make and mount a tube. I just retract and cap my RhinoFLEX hose and store it in the dump valve compartment. Works for us.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:07 AM   #3
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Same here. I bought the new Rhinoflex hoses and they won't fit in the bumper. Just put them in the compartment until I get my new bumper built.
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Same here. I bought the new Rhinoflex hoses and they won't fit in the bumper. Just put them in the compartment until I get my new bumper built.
A Rhinoflex slinky will fit in a std 4-inch RV bumper. It has to oriented just right, but it will fit.
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Same here. I bought the new Rhinoflex hoses and they won't fit in the bumper. Just put them in the compartment until I get my new bumper built.
x'2, they said they would, well they only got it 1/2 right one end will fit, had to sand of the knobies to get the other side in, gave Amazon a bad review for that one......
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:12 AM   #6
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Not really. Some use the rear bumper or make and mount a tube. I just retract and cap my RhinoFLEX hose and store it in the dump valve compartment. Works for us.

x2 Fits in sewer compartment. Comes with caps so no problems with residue leaking. Also have the 5 foot (stretched) extension hose, a set of sewer hose supports, and a small plastic box with disposable gloves in the compartment. Also a small bucket I use to hold the end caps, etc., when not in use. Everything I need in one place. Added a 45 degree clear elbow to sewer valve outlet (and leave it permanently attached). Positions right over the deck plate (hole in compartment) so hose doesn't have a tight bend to get out of compartment, and also allows monitoring of dump process.

One of the first mods I did was to replace 4 inch deck plate with 5 inch so hose would fit through it. I think they switched to the larger one at the factory after several of us commented on it here (two years ago).
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:15 AM   #7
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We use a Thetford "Smartdrain". It's stouter than the basic hose. I store it in the rear "bumper" and the quick release levers have to be oriented just right to go into the "bumper".
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x'2, they said they would, well they only got it 1/2 right one end will fit, had to sand of the knobies to get the other side in, gave Amazon a bad review for that one......
Rhinoflex will fit without any cutting or sanding. I almost did it myself, then I realized each end will rotate at a swivel joint in order to orient the plastic knobs towards the inside corners of the bumper. Then 90 deg. elbow swivels so that it's end is flat with the inside wall of the bumper. No modifications necessary. You owe Amazon a good review!
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A Rhino will fit...barely...sometimes. Just depends on who was making the rear bumper that week
Better solution is to do the fencepost mod a lot of us have done. 5x5" fencepost at Lowes, bolt on the bumper & attach end caps. Use a 4" plastic gutter as a slide out storage/stabilizer. Here is a photo of OC's setup:

OK Lets talk Sewer Mods!
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Our Rhino has fit in our bumpers on past 5ers but the new Sunseeker has a sheet metal screw on both ends of the bumper that stop the hose from going in.

I am afraid to remove the screws since the seem to be holding the metal bumper cover on.
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