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Old 09-21-2011, 07:23 PM   #1
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Lost Hose-Need a replacement

Just got off of some rough highway and low and behold, my storage cover for the waste hose came off and my slinky is gone. Went to WalMart to get a new hose but nothing seems to fit----
The bayonet for the outlet on my AS seems to be a little larger than the new standard fittings...Help. I need to dump and can't seem to find the right fittings.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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If the plumbing fixture is white, you need a Thetford end for the hose. The Thetford end is available from Vintage Trailer Supply and Out of Doors Mart and other RV supply houses, but not Camping World.

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Just got off of some rough highway and low and behold, my storage cover for the waste hose came off and my slinky is gone. Went to WalMart to get a new hose but nothing seems to fit----
The bayonet for the outlet on my AS seems to be a little larger than the new standard fittings...Help. I need to dump and can't seem to find the right fittings.
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I think you need a Thetford fitting, probably at an RV supply place. The newer hose ends are about 1/4 inch less in diameter than the old Thetford fittings. Or you can get an adapter to reduce the size on the trailer to what's available everywhere else. We ran into that problem on the road last year when one of the lugs broke on the slinky fitting. luckily had a spare cap that i converted to do the job till we got home. Bought the adapter and now if anything happens we're set.....Phil.
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:44 PM   #4
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well you probably have Thetford fittings. i had to go to an actuall rv center to get a new fitting for mine. Walmart doesn't seem to carry it.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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All,
You learn something new every day. Off to a RV dealer that sells AS models.
Thank you very much.
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Our experience shows it's GREAT to have the Valterra reducer/adapter option all the time. We've gone to a Sewer Solution most of the time, and the adapter is required for that set up. That said, we needed to borrow a slinky (don't get me started) and our friend had the smaller fitting. Our reducer/adapter came in real handy, don't you know.
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The Thetford end is available from Vintage Trailer Supply and Out of Doors Mart and other RV supply houses, but not Camping World. Bill
I have bought several Thetford fittings at Camping World in New Braunfels, TX, including the spare that I always carry. My spare has rescued friends several times, tho I haven't had to use it.

I also have a cap with a hose fitting that I also bought at Camping World for use where wash water can be put on the ground..
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John,

You are lucky, I was told at the local CW that they don't handle anything old.

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I have bought several Thetford fittings at Camping World in New Braunfels, TX, including the spare that I always carry. My spare has rescued friends several times, tho I haven't had to use it.

I also have a cap with a hose fitting that I also bought at Camping World for use where wash water can be put on the ground..
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You are lucky, I was told at the local CW that they don't handle anything old.

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Nothing "old" about Thetford. Their fittings are definitely a cut above the Valterra stuff (and I have had both). I'll stick with Thetford.
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I agree, one of the reasons I went with Thetford on the Liner. That and only one type of fitting on both trailers. Also 6 on 5 1/2 wheels on both.

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Nothing "old" about Thetford. Their fittings are definitely a cut above the Valterra stuff (and I have had both). I'll stick with Thetford.
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Back in business.
Although it took a couple of rv parts dealerships, I finally found the Thetford fitting and now have relief. I have plans for "pinning" my storage caps so they don't rattle open and will buy a spare once back home. I did not realize the importance of this one item and will include another as a spare with all of the other single-point-failure items that come along for the ride. I would suggest a spare for everyone as it could ruin a trip to not be able to get "relief."
plop plop, Fizz fizz..... This stuff is just too funny.
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From one of my first ever "Great Ideas" column in Airstream Life magazine:

Donít Lose Your Sewer Hose

The PVC sewer hose tubes that are standard on most Airstream trailers have an identical twist-on cap at both ends. Each time you stow the hose, you secure the visible cap, but what about the end you may never see for years? I recently lost a good hose and expensive fittings on the road because my hidden cap worked loose.

I solved this problem permanently by drilling a small hole in the joint of the cap and inserting a small screw so that the hidden end can never vibrate free. Any old screw will do and you will never have to worry about losing a hose.
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