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Old 07-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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Sewer hose problem

Hi, I decided to buy a good sewer hose and purchased the Rhino 20 ft hose. (2 10 ft lengths.). I haven't had to combine the hoses yet but my problem now is the connections, which are very easy twist type, don't fit through the hole supplied in the floor of the compartment. Any suggestions in how I can fix this? I don't think they screw off easily. Does anyone have this type of problem. The kit is the brown hose with orange connections.

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Old 07-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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I bought the Rhinoflex 15 foot hose kit, found the same problem (2011 Sunseeker 2300), and returned it. The tightening tabs made the connector about 1/16 of an inch too wide to fit through the hole.
I think this is unforgivable that a heavily promoted company can't do enough research and make their products fit.
Another problem with Rhino products is that the purchases must tighten the connectors to the hose. Why?
I'm also looking for a suitable 15 foot hose.
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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I'm not understanding your question. Where are you trying to fit the hose? Is it storage in a 'docking station'? What is the camper?

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Dave, I think there valves are in a cubby and the hose runs out the bottom .
So that's "safe" from thiefs lol .
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I'm not understanding your question. Where are you trying to fit the hose? Is it storage in a 'docking station'? What is the camper?

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The Sunseeker 2300 is a class B motorhome. There is a closed storage compartment which contains the black and grey sewer hose outlets. At the bottom of the compartment is a hole through which the sewer hose can be passed.
If you stationary in the same location for several days, you might want to leave the hose connected to the dump, but have the compartment with the controls locked.
Apart from that, the flow out of the hose might be better if the hose passes through the hole rather that out the compartment door.
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The Sunseeker 2300 is a class B motorhome. There is a closed storage compartment which contains the black and grey sewer hose outlets. At the bottom of the compartment is a hole through which the sewer hose can be passed.
Interesting...if there's a spill at the sewer connection, where does it go?

If you really like the hose, how about trimming the connector tabs down a bit with a dremel so that it passes through the hole?

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Davegood, I agree. These compartment holes are undoubtedly a standard size. You'd think that would have been a huge consideration when developed. Not too bright. I had already thrown my other hose out and had to use the Rhino. The only thing I can think of doing is to use the other section of hose with the end not yet attached to any connector and not use the elbow. Maybe I can use a sewer ring to keep it stable on the sewer hole at the campground.

Anyway, I appreciate everyones input. I think I'll write Rhino and see if they have a solution. I'll keep you posted if a remedy is suggested.

Happy and safe traveling.
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PS...the Sunseeker is actually a class C. FYI.
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Hi, I decided to buy a good sewer hose and purchased the Rhino 20 ft hose. (2 10 ft lengths.). I haven't had to combine the hoses yet but my problem now is the connections, which are very easy twist type, don't fit through the hole supplied in the floor of the compartment. Any suggestions in how I can fix this? I don't think they screw off easily. Does anyone have this type of problem. The kit is the brown hose with orange connections.

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How about increasing the size of the hole in the compartment? You can also make a larger cover for it if necessary. Then all the standard hose fittings will work.
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I had the same problem with the RHINO sewer hose---

I did not have a compartment to pass the hose through but my 4" storage
PVC pipe I mounted under the RV for sewer hose storage was just about 1/4" too small for the hose. My fix was, cut off the tops of the locking knobs with a hack saw, cut the "EARS" or "TABS" on the orange fittings off by about 1/2 of what sticks out with a hack saw. I locked a "JOINT" of the hose together to see just how much of the locking knobs I could cut off but still be functional.

Look at the pictures close, you will see what I am talking about.

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