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Old 02-19-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Some questions from a newby

Spent this past weekend packing our 21SS. I added some shelves in the hanging area and really like them. I came across some questions while doing everything.

1. Did you do anything to try and make sure the ends to the sewer hose storage stay put during travel? Just driving home from RVW I noticed they had moved some.

2. Does the cover for the propane tanks stay on pretty good? I noticed there were a couple of tabs on the bottom with holes in them so wondered if people use a bungie or something to help it stay.

3. On my popup, I put a 1/4 turn valve on the fresh water tank. Did anybody do something like that on their Roo or are you just using the cap they gave you?

I think that is all for now. I got the propane tanks filled last night at Costco. Much cheaper than the price RVW wanted to do it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:52 AM   #2
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1. are you talking about putting the sewer hose in the rear bumper and keeping the bumper caps in? or is there a new hose storage area on the 21SS?
2. my tank cover is plastic and has no tabs with holes. it stays on simply by being tight around the tanks.
3. not exactly sure what you're talking about. are you talking about the FW drain or somewhere along the intake line?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:55 AM   #3
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1. are you talking about putting the sewer hose in the rear bumper and keeping the bumper caps in? or is there a new hose storage area on the 21SS?
2. my tank cover is plastic and has no tabs with holes. it stays on simply by being tight around the tanks.
3. not exactly sure what you're talking about. are you talking about the FW drain or somewhere along the intake line?

1. Yes I'm talking about the caps on the bumper storage.

3. Yes talking about the fresh water drain. In my popup I would always drain it after camping and you had to use a wrench to take it off so I replaced it with a 1/4 turn valve to make dumping the water easier.
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1. Yes I'm talking about the caps on the bumper storage.

3. Yes talking about the fresh water drain. In my popup I would always drain it after camping and you had to use a wrench to take it off so I replaced it with a 1/4 turn valve to make dumping the water easier.
Do you have a spare tire and hanger on the rear bumper?
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Spent this past weekend packing our 21SS. I added some shelves in the hanging area and really like them. I came across some questions while doing everything.

1. Did you do anything to try and make sure the ends to the sewer hose storage stay put during travel? Just driving home from RVW I noticed they had moved some.

2. Does the cover for the propane tanks stay on pretty good? I noticed there were a couple of tabs on the bottom with holes in them so wondered if people use a bungie or something to help it stay.

3. On my popup, I put a 1/4 turn valve on the fresh water tank. Did anybody do something like that on their Roo or are you just using the cap they gave you?

I think that is all for now. I got the propane tanks filled last night at Costco. Much cheaper than the price RVW wanted to do it.
1: I drilled a hole through the bumper and the cap very near the edge and slid a cotter pin in to keep from loosing the hose.

2. My tank cover has tabs to but it fits tight and have not had any issues.

3. 1/4 turn valves are the way to go. May need to find some adapters to make it work. I believe they are 1/2 pipe thread fittings.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:53 AM   #6
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Hi Greg,
Good questions and my answers are in red below:

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Spent this past weekend packing our 21SS. I added some shelves in the hanging area and really like them. I came across some questions while doing everything.

1. Did you do anything to try and make sure the ends to the sewer hose storage stay put during travel? Just driving home from RVW I noticed they had moved some.

I store my hose in my square trailer bumper and the rubber caps will fly off if not secured. I just drilled holes in the two rubber caps and secure it with a 1/4" bolt to the bumper. My bumper already had holes at the end so not hard to do.

2. Does the cover for the propane tanks stay on pretty good? I noticed there were a couple of tabs on the bottom with holes in them so wondered if people use a bungie or something to help it stay.

Mine stay on without any additional lock or cable. You can spread out your propane tanks slightly to make it a tighter fit by adjusting the piece that connects the two tanks and holds them down during transit.

3. On my popup, I put a 1/4 turn valve on the fresh water tank. Did anybody do something like that on their Roo or are you just using the cap they gave you?

I assume you are referring to the two low point drains located near the HWH. These have screw tops and some people replace them with valves but I don't really see the need.


I think that is all for now. I got the propane tanks filled last night at Costco. Much cheaper than the price RVW wanted to do it.
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1. Unless your bumper is flexing, the end caps should stay on. However it not hard to drills hols in them and secure them with a small bolt, zip tie or pin.

2. My cover came with a small black bungee cord to secure it with those two tabs. Our past trailer did not have the bungee, cover came off first trip. You can pick up a small bungee at most any store these days, but wally world is always a good bet. depending on how often your cover comes off, you could just use small nylon rope.

3. great idea to add a valve to the drain if you use your often. when cold I have a devil of time removing the screw cap on mine.
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Do you have a spare tire and hanger on the rear bumper?
Yes I do
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So just drilling the top and inserting a bolt or pin should keep it in?
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So just drilling the top and inserting a bolt or pin should keep it in?
Yes, my bolts do it just fine. I had started out securing the bolts with a nut but found its not necessary. Cotter pin is probably a bit faster.
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