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Old 04-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
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Raise/Replace Drain Hoses

Anybody taken it upon themselves to raise the drain hoses? Was out in the desert and they get pretty close to getting hit quite a bit. The amount of length on them seems a bit excessive...

The main issue I see with doing this is that it's just glued and crimped into the bottom. Perhaps, take the crimp out and put in a new hose/valve with a hose clamp? Plus, I could then use something more flexible like rubber.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:34 AM   #2
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Anybody taken it upon themselves to raise the drain hoses?
sounds like an OK idea
we also visit the desert (and love it)

wouldn't go more than a few inches
everyTHING is engineered (or suppose to be)

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Old 04-09-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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Are you referring to the grey and black water dump valves? If so, mine seem to be pretty low as well and could benefit from some re-engineering.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:07 PM   #4
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We were concerned about the same thing, because of places we travel. I did the unthinkable, I had the dealer flip the axles. It raised the trailer about four inches. Now the lowest point is the axles. My dump valves are about 18" off the ground.
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We were concerned about the same thing, because of places we travel. I did the unthinkable, I had the dealer flip the axles. It raised the trailer about four inches. Now the lowest point is the axles. My dump valves are about 18" off the ground.
How does it tow like that? Everybody says it'll sway all over the place...

I don't know, we've been putting axle flip kits on trucks to lift or lower them for years now. Never had much of a problem until we started adding blocks between the springs and axles. But even then it was just spring wrap under acceleration... Shouldn't see much of that on trailer axles.
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #6
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Yah, I was debating to flip as well. Right now I'm talking about the blue and red drain hoses hanging low. They're lower than the dump lines.
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How does it tow like that? Everybody says it'll sway all over the place...

I don't know, we've been putting axle flip kits on trucks to lift or lower them for years now. Never had much of a problem until we started adding blocks between the springs and axles. But even then it was just spring wrap under acceleration... Shouldn't see much of that on trailer axles.
Didn't notice any sway. Had the dealer flip them as part of the purchase package.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #8
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I did the mod and added a shut off valve.

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I did the mod and added a shut off valve.
If you don't mind, what did you do to the red/blue lines closer to the front where they come from a T?

It's on my list to address when I get a chance (Trying before this weekend before the next trip).
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If you don't mind, what did you do to the red/blue lines closer to the front where they come from a T?

It's on my list to address when I get a chance (Trying before this weekend before the next trip).
These are your hot and cold water pipe low point drains.
If you remove the caps and open a faucet, you can drain all the water out of your camper's pipes; BUT NOT the fresh water tank.

The white valve he installed is to the fresh water tank drain.
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