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Old 06-11-2008, 08:22 PM   #15
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It is impossible to find Thetco products, at least on Google. Will have to check and see if the Valterra fits our 2002 Bambi.

What about 'Blue Line'? Will those fit, does anyone think?
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:22 PM   #16
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The most frustrating part about hoses, at least for newbies, is to understand how to get their various fittings to fit together. There is a painless way to do it, though it's a little hard to explain in on the net. And, drat, you're way too far away to drop by here for a training session (on this and related matters) ...

Oh, by the way, some states now require you to have a sealed connection between the end of your hose and the sewer itself. Either you can purchase a cheap "donut" to seal it, or you can get one of the more expensive plastic 90-degree fittings. Both kinds are generally available at Walmart. (We used to use the donuts on our rig until somebody accidently left behind one of the expensive doo-dads here at the park ...)

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:25 PM   #17
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It is impossible to find Thetco products, at least on Google. Will have to check and see if the Valterra fits our 2002 Bambi.

What about 'Blue Line'? Will those fit, does anyone think?
Umm, that is "Thetford", probably why you've had no luck.
As for slinkies, there are generally three grades, standard duty (will tear pretty quick), medium duty (will tear, not as fast), and heavy duty (will eventually tear). We have 3 lengths of slinky hose that totals about 30 feet, and have never used one of the 10 foot lengths.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:41 AM   #18
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Many RV dealers sell a Thetford to Valterra 'adapter' that fits on earlier AS's with the larger Thetford sewer hose outlet. You can just twist this adapter on your AS and use all the current fittings, etc.

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Old 06-12-2008, 10:55 AM   #19
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Thanks again for some useful information. I did figure out that it wasn't 'Thetco' but 'Thetford' and that made it somewhat easier to find them online. I ordered two ten-foot hoses. Now I need to figure out if there is a special connector required to hook them together.

Man, this sewage thing is taking a lot of energy to unravel!
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Muddy, I fear I may have steered you wrong (I though all AS's were Thetford). Did you verify before you ordered?

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Many RV dealers sell a Thetford to Valterra 'adapter' that fits on earlier AS's with the larger Thetford sewer hose outlet. You can just twist this adapter on your AS and use all the current fittings, etc.

Universal Valve Adapter - Camping World
Just ordered one to have on hand 'just in case'.
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Thanks again for some useful information. I did figure out that it wasn't 'Thetco' but 'Thetford' and that made it somewhat easier to find them online. I ordered two ten-foot hoses. Now I need to figure out if there is a special connector required to hook them together.

Man, this sewage thing is taking a lot of energy to unravel!
I have one of those adapters becauwse a dealer though I needed it. If you want to drive from western Oregon to Eastern to pick it up I wil be there until the end of June.
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