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Old 11-13-2014, 07:17 PM   #1
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Drain hose adapters help

I have a 1990 Excella 1000 and I can't seem to find an adaptor to fit my hose. I I've checked all the Rv stores around me but they all have the same ones. Is there some where online I can find one and what is its called?

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Old 11-13-2014, 07:56 PM   #2
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Yes. You can order them from both Vintage Trailer and Outdoors Mart Airstreams. The one on that vintage is a Tetford part. More modern trailers use the Valtera system. You can get a Tetford to Valtera adaptor that will let you use what is sold in most stores. I just use the Tetford and keep a spare. You can get the Tetford at some RV dealers but they have to order it. Easier to just order it yourself.
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Any RV dealer that sell Thetford toilet repair stuff should have the adapter. It adapts the white Thetford 4'' fittings down to the now standard black Valterra 3'' fittings. Out of Doors Mart would very likely have them. Don't think Camping World carries them.

When you locate them buy an extra for a spare, they will break sometimes.

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Hey Bill, we are like minded tonight.
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I broke one ear off mine while in NewFoundland last summer on a caravan. The spare was safe back at home. Ordered one shipped to Gander. But it came a day late. Had to drive 200km or so each way back to get it. Now I have 2 spares. I think it was $15 for the adaptor, $60 or so for the fast shipping, and then a day and quite a bit of diesel fuel to pick it up from the last campground. But well worth it. Got it ordered and delivered in time before the tank filled.
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Google: Thetford drain hose adaptor and you will find a number of places which have them, and all the line of Thetford drain parts.
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Your 34 will make a great base camp from which to pack out of. Many possibilities.

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If you are handy I would suggest cutting off the old style and glue on the new style and be done with it.
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Drain hose adapters help

The Thetford adaptor has very weak ears. I had 2 of them break. I happened to have a Thedford hose end (with much stronger ears). It is PVC. I glued the broken adaptor onto the hose end. It's been fine for 2 years now.
My reason for keeping the Thetford connection is. I have a sewer hose with cam lock connectors and it only works on the Thetford fitting.
Under normal circumstances I use hoses with Valtera connectors. The cam lock is a backup now.


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