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Old 02-26-2018, 06:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy HASMAT incident

Twice this trip my sewer hose has popped off the hookup dock at the dump station. I had made very sure that it was locked on securely both times. The result were disasters that I never want to repeat. I think I will have my dealer fasten the hose on with metal screws! Until then, any suggestions? I'm nowhere near any dealers right now. I can't just reach in and hold it in place. I tried that! UGH!
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:16 PM   #2
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Getting harder and harder for me to get it on and off securely.

Thinking of going to Drain Master.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:38 PM   #3
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Is the hose coming off the fitting? That takes a clamp to hold on. Is the fitting coming off the camper? Hard to believe if you have the right fitting? Ive never heard of that, have heard of hoses coming apart from the fitting before but not the camper. Whats the right term for the fitting Vellerta?
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:42 PM   #4
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Getting harder and harder for me to get it on and off securely.

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Old 02-26-2018, 06:45 PM   #5
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Is the hose coming off the fitting? That takes a clamp to hold on. Is the fitting coming off the camper? Hard to believe if you have the right fitting? Ive never heard of that, have heard of hoses coming apart from the fitting before but not the camper. Whats the right term for the fitting Vellerta?
Like Kimber said: what area? Hard fitting to hard fitting or hard fitting to flex hose? If hard plastic fitting to flex hose there should be a clamp on there.

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Old 02-26-2018, 07:27 PM   #6
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Maybe a different style hose? One where the ends donít detach. (Assuming it was the end of the hose the came off.)

If it was the bayonet fitting to sewer outlet. Thatís a different bailiwick in that case.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:46 PM   #7
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It's hard fitting to hard fitting, where you put it on the camper's outlet "dock" and twist to the right so the notches fit over the "knobs" on the camper tank outlet. The hose clamps are all good.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:32 PM   #8
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OK. just went out and checked mine.

There should be an O ring on the inside of the hose coupling to the rv "dock". This is what tensions the fittings to make the locking ears engage the dogs on the dock.

If the O ring is missing then the coupling would be real easy to put on and therefore may move during an dump event and come apart.

Check for the O ring.
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Hope that made sense.


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Old 02-26-2018, 09:38 PM   #10
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It did make sense!!! There has been an O ring lying in that compartment that I thought the dealer left there. You may have prevented my next disaster!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to respond and hugs to Ken and Kathy!!
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learned something new. Ive never had an issue and had no idea an o ring was in there.
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Fantastic if that is the O ring.


If that is the issue have one for me. Glad to have helped.

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Old 02-26-2018, 09:49 PM   #13
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Thumbs up

I will check in the morning but it looked to be the right size and just "appeared" last fall after winterization.
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One thing you might do is waste 30-40 gallons of water. Fill a gray tank with clean water and try dumping just that.

If it stays together (with this O ring added), great.

If it doesn't, it's way less of a hazmat mess.
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Old 02-27-2018, 04:49 PM   #15
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Well, I checked and the O ring was in the hose coupling where it should be. The ring lying in the sewage bay is too large and white. So may be off the dock area. Will check at dump station.
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Getting harder and harder for me to get it on and off securely.

Thinking of going to Drain Master.
Silicone Grease.

Clean both sides of the connection and then apply silicone grease to both sides.

It twists on and off much easier.
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Old 02-27-2018, 05:33 PM   #17
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Maggiewaggie,

Why not buy a new, clean, lubricated sewer hose?

Use paper towels to clean the sewer dump connector on your RV before using the new hose.

I'm guessing you are not getting the hose connector twisted on far enough, due to excess friction. Then it pops off while dumping. Or if the rubber "washer" or O-ring is missing, the fit is too loose.

Camco RhinoFlex Sewer Hose Kit is a good one. It comes with grease on the connector.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-RhinoFL...er%2Bhose&th=1
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You are no doubt 100% correct. A good cleaning, silicone grease and new rhino flex hose happening very, very soon. I'm blessed to have such good help. I've camped since 1975 but never geriatric and solo. It's daunting but the open road still calls!
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Bummer it wasn't a missing O ring. Would have been and easy fix.

I would definitely do what racer4 said. Get a new hose and make sure you turn it till it locks on. (The "dogs" on the trailer side should be fully engaged on the hose slots.)
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Old 03-01-2018, 11:16 AM   #20
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For sure... yesterday's trip to the dump station was without incident. New hose really was needed.
Thanks again to all. I'm very grateful.
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