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Old 03-25-2019, 11:55 AM   #1
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Sewer Connection Clearance

I am considering purchasing a Coachmen Catalina TrailBlazer 19TH. I like the price, layout, size and weight. My concern is that the sewer connections are very low and to make matters worse they are located towards the front of the trailer rather then near the wheels. I see this as being a potential problem since we intend to take the trailer to off grid locations. Curious if anybody has experience with these and if there are economical options for replumbing the system? I was thinking that a macerator might reduce the need for it to hang so low. I am new and any guidance would be helpful.

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Old 03-25-2019, 12:06 PM   #2
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Looking at the pictures online that sure does look low. They are usually hung with metal strapping and you might be able to lift it up a little bit. I would be asking your dealer about it to see if it's fixable.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:11 PM   #3
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Have you read many reports of it actually being an issue?
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:24 PM   #4
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I have tried searching, but I have not found much information on the specific trailer. The salesman that we met with wasn't the best. He agreed that it could be an issue but did not provide any solutions. I do think that the strap could be tightened to give a little more clearance, but I am not sure that would be enough. Seems like it would be a nightmare to have this knocked off with a full black tank. We plan to visit another dealer to see if they have a solution. Otherwise, we may need to find something else.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:43 PM   #5
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I have a Rpod 19/189. There have been dozens of reports of the black tank dump breaking either through poor design or negligence on the part of the owners. As a preventative measure I reinforced both my drain pipes with muffler clamps and rubber hangers. I also raised my trailer 3 5/8 Inches using riser blocks I bought from FR to keep the stabilizers from dragging entering and leaving steep grades. Potential problems solved.
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