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Old 03-13-2010, 10:19 AM   #15
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If the proper primer, and ABS adhesive is used,
Lotsa room for problems with an "if" in the solution, especially for newbies...

The "slinky" we bought (a common brand, sold in most RV stores) came with the adapter. Problem solved, done, finshed, over.

And those adapters are sold everywhere, certainly not a scarce item.

Of course, it's your fly and your sledgehammer...
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:51 PM   #16
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Exclamation Thetford sewer systems

Adapters are sold everywhere, but they only have 2 locking ears on them. Anyone know where to get an adapter with 4 locking ears on them? With 2 you always have some kind of a drip when dumping, so if 4 locking ears are not available the Thetford goes to the trash and new universal ones installed so I can use my poop pump at home. Priming and glueing plastic pipe is not rocket science, and dealing with an off-standard size is a locatable pain.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:02 PM   #17
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Adapters are sold everywhere, but they only have 2 locking ears on them. Anyone know where to get an adapter with 4 locking ears on them? With 2 you always have some kind of a drip when dumping, so if 4 locking ears are not available the Thetford goes to the trash and new universal ones installed so I can use my poop pump at home. Priming and glueing plastic pipe is not rocket science, and dealing with an off-standard size is a locatable pain.
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Funny, I don't get the drip. Maybe you got a bad adapter?
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:39 PM   #19
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Thanks guys, just don't want to be left on the road with a "full tank".
That could be quite "YUCKY"!!!
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:49 PM   #20
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Thetford 01665

Is this the part # that fits the dump valve on an Excella? My dump valve has OD of 3 3/4" and old one has one of the tangs broken off.

I just bought a hose, 3" I'm sure, to replace the old one and found it didn't fit on the valve. Just ran across this post and thought I'd research the Thetford adapter.

Found this Thetford 01665 that says it adapts to a 3" hose. Amazon has it for $18 and free shipping w/ a $25 order - not a problem just add in a book.

Haven't checked the local RV parts yet. Just thought I'd check on the size...

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #21
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Well, the part was not so easy to find for me. After a couple of stops at all the suggestions we found one at an RV store where we were told they usually don't have them and bought their last one! so, now I have the part we need but my question is about honey dippers. Since this is a different size, can the honey dippers empty my tanks or do I need to find another adapter for them to use?
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:24 PM   #22
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I'm glad I found this thread as I'm having this issue as well. I bought a Rhino sewer hose and just out of luck I tried to put it on the camper the other night and it is too small. And I have called a couple of RV dealers and the parts person is completely confused when I tell them my sewer hose won't find the pipe coming from the AS.

So if I understand this correctly, you are purchasing the Thetford part (#01665) and then attaching the "universal" hose to that adapter?

How about the Thetford SmartDrain system ... does that fit the drain pipe coming from the AS?
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #23
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Thetford Sewer System

You can also get a "Thetford" replacement coupler that fits a standard hose. Picked up one at Tennessee RV in Knoxville TN. Kinda pricey, but I don't have 2 pieces of hardware to keep up with.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:31 AM   #24
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Thetford to Valterra adapter should work, though previously on another unit we cut off the Thetford fitting and glued on a Valterra fitting. Currently on this new to us Airstream we are using the Theford coupler to a hose and I don't care for that and hope to change it to the more universal coupling as in the Valterra line and use our other hoses.

Amazon.com: Valterra Products, Inc. T05-2285VP Black Carded Universal Adapter: Automotive

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http://www.valterra.com/RV/valve_caps_and_adapters.htm
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Hi all i am new to the air stream family and have just got a 1975 argosy air stream .
I have jsut purchased a sewer kit called smart drain system by thetford from camper world of akron ohio.
I thought when purchasing that the end that connects to the air stream would fit,
but it is just a hair to tight to get on the pipe coming from the trailer and if it could fit it would hit the bumper of the trailer ?????? Any ideas , should i return the product or do they have a end that i could attach that would all so clear the bumper once the hose end is attached .
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I did replace my 'Thetford' style connection with a 'Valterra' connection. It was no problem, I did have to order on-line for the new connector.

I see a lot of people on these forum stating they got their 'parts' at their local Camping World RV store. You must have a much different Camping World store than mine. I have gone in several times and have never left with anything. Once they find out I have an AS, if they even know what an AS is, they act like I left 'something' on the floor and can offer no help. And their prices +tax are more than I can get it on line. Glad you guys have a better store.
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Does anyone else have a problem with the adaptors getting weak and breaking? I've lost 2. I'm averaging 1 a year. I'd like to glue one on as some people have mentioned or find a better solution. I'm afriad to glue it on incase it breaks....then what?? Mine only had the 2 locking ears. I'll look for one with 4. Just looking for a better soution if there is one before my next trip in a couple weeks. The last one ended messy when the adaptor and external Valterra valve went flying (again). We rescued it and I had to bungy it on the last half of the trip. I haven't seen anyone else mention them breaking but it's happened to me twice now so I thought I'd ask before going out to buy another one. I know I need a more permanent fix but it's still cold here and I have one more trip planned before the weather warms up. I don't want a repeat experience if I can help it. Thanks in advance,
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:41 AM   #28
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2Alaska; You might want to replace the 'Thetford' style connection with a 'Valterra' connection. Not hard to do with a hack saw and some PVC glue, works great. I have also added a rubber pipe connecter that has clamps to my 'waste' kit. I figure you can't have to many way to fix a waste dump problem. Take the plunge and replace your connection with the more standard Valterra style.
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