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Old 11-16-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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Sewer hose coming off terminal end

On my last trip to the dump, I noticed that the hose coupler with 2 prongs was easily slipping off the pegs. I held the fitting while I dumped to prevent a Hazmat spill. My dealer gave me a Valterra Kit when I purchased the MH and it's worked fine for the past 14 months. So I went to CW and picked up a 4 prong adapter, removed the 2 prong and it still comes off easily. The top photo is the kit and the bottom is the adapter obviously.
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:47 PM   #2
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A few thoughts.

1. Are you twisting it until it 'clicks' into place on the ears?
2. Did you make sure the gasket is properly placed in the fitting grove?
3. Have you checked to see if the ears are worn or broken on the outlet?
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Old 11-16-2016, 01:53 PM   #3
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A few thoughts.

1. Are you twisting it until it 'clicks' into place on the ears?
2. Did you make sure the gasket is properly placed in the fitting grove?
3. Have you checked to see if the ears are worn or broken on the outlet?
1. Twisting hard until it stops, no click.
2. Gasket is fine and seated
3. Ears seem fine. My end cap is very tight and also doesn't really click.

Perhaps any twist of the hose is a factor. I see that Rhino makes a swivel fitting, thus no twist tension.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:15 PM   #4
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Twisting of the hose really shouldn't uncouple the fitting whether two tabs or four.
They 'usually' do snap or click when turned to the locked position but I've had some through the years that didn't... but... they still held firmly.

I now have the Rhino and while the fitting does indeed swivel, I've had a couple of drips from time to time at the swivel so it isn't leak proof either but it hasn't been a big deal.

Check the tabs on your sewer port to be sure they are OK.

Most of the ears on better connectors have a half round spot for the ear to 'snap' into. Such as in the Rhino below.

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Twisting of the hose really shouldn't uncouple the fitting whether two tabs or four.
They 'usually' do snap or click when turned to the locked position but I've had some through the years that didn't... but... they still held firmly.

I now have the Rhino and while the fitting does indeed swivel, I've had a couple of drips from time to time at the swivel so it isn't leak proof either but it hasn't been a big deal.

Check the tabs on your sewer port to be sure they are OK.

Most of the ears on better connectors have a half round spot for the ear to 'snap' into. Such as in the Rhino below.

Yes, I see the difference in mine vs yours. You have a good notch for it to set in, If you look at mine, it doesn't.
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Yes, I see the difference in mine vs yours. You have a good notch for it to set in, If you look at mine, it doesn't.
I have seen many that don't have the notch but still fit tight enough to not come off. Maybe yours was defective?
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Buy a better sewer hose.


This is one area of your RV you should NOT skimp on. For my money, get a WasteMaster [http://www.lci1.com/waste-master] - may be slightly lower on Amazon.com


Some folks will say $150 for a *sewer* hose? Yep, and worth every penny. Cam Lock connections (industry standard for liquid transporters) so you will never ever have your fittings come loose or leak.


The hose is built like a tank and is not susceptible to crushing, or crimping like others (even RhinoFlex) are.


We have used WasteMaster for over 2 years & 2 different RVs now without failure 1. I would never consider anything else.
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Well, I took a good close look at the fittings. The knobs on the MH sewer terminal end are fine. The hose adapter fitting doesn't have any notches, now it does. I took a round file and my Dremel tool and ground ever so slightly notches on all 4 hooks. Now it clicks on. Tested and it doesn't leak, it's snug.
That was scary the other day when I attached the hose to the terminal end and as I place the "L" shaped adapter into the dump station hole, it flip off the other end at the terminal fitting. What a mess that could have been had I started to drain.
Thank for the information.
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Great! Easy solution to what could have been a messy problem.
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:09 PM   #10
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Great Idea using the Dremel.. going to use your Idea to mod my hose fittings.
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There's always duct tape .
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Old 11-17-2016, 02:34 PM   #12
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Mine are so hard to get on and off I have to use an oil filter wrench to aid in the operation, wish they were a little easier.
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Use Super Lub on the fitting,,, how about a dryer hose clamp ???
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