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Old 05-16-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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Sewer Hose Problem

My 27FB International has a short 46 inch long storage tube mounted underneath. I can't find a hose longer than 10 feet that will fit in it when the hose is collapsed. The heavier duty hoses like the Viper and the Rhino won't even fit at 10 feet. I really want to use the storage tube if possible. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:08 AM   #2
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I'm not trying to be a smart-azz, but you might replace the short pipe with a longer one and/or add another section of pipe if there is room.

The other option would be to abandon the older-style hoses and switch to something like the Sewer Solution.

Amazon.com: Valterra SS01 Boxed SewerSolution System: Automotive

Amazon.com: Valterra SS02 Green 10' Extension Hose: Automotive

With the Sewer Solution you could probably cram quite a bit more hose into your tube?
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Old 05-17-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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Hi, I have never used that tube; I keep my sewer hose in my rear bumper storage compartment.
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My storage spaces are a lot different but the Sewer Solution works great and several of the pick-up gang of NorCal Airstreams use it. I'm not sure where they store them but it doesn't take up much space, as the Amazon link shows.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:21 AM   #5
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Sewer hose storage

I also use the Sewer Solution and like it very much. If I was going to stick with a traditional sewer hose, however, I would replace the relatively short four inch tube under the trailer with a longer six inch one. That should hold just about any of the higher end sewer hoses without too much trouble.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:19 AM   #6
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We use the EZ Coupler hose kit. Two 10 foot sections of hose, each collapses down to under 40 inches. Two sections fit in the storage tube on our 2014 Sport 22FB.
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Hi, I have never used that tube; I keep my sewer hose in my rear bumper storage compartment.
Where do you keep your power cord? I keep mine in the rear bumper compartment.
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If your rear bumper storage area is like mine, it gets wet back there, probably not a good place for your power cord. I keep mine in the front locker (FB unit)
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Where do you keep your power cord? I keep mine in the rear bumper compartment.
Hi, I keep my power cord, water hoses, dog bone adapters, spring bars, torque wrench, breaker bar, with sockets, and a few more items in my storage compartment. Mine is located on the rear street side, under my queen bed.

In my rear bumper storage compartment, I keep my sewer hose, sewer gloves, [electrician high voltage gloves] spare sewer adapters, porch mat, and my awning tool.
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My 27FB International has a short 46 inch long storage tube mounted underneath. I can't find a hose longer than 10 feet that will fit in it when the hose is collapsed. The heavier duty hoses like the Viper and the Rhino won't even fit at 10 feet. I really want to use the storage tube if possible. Any suggestions?
We were able to make a 15' Rhino work by shortening the hose by a foot or two.
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We were able to make a 15' Rhino work by shortening the hose by a foot or two.
Wow, the simplest solutions are always the best. Thanks.
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I would lengthen the storage tube. I like being able to slide a full length heavy duty hose with the trailer side fitting attached right into the tube near the sewer connection. One of the better attachments we have put on our Airstream.
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Has anybody replaced the tube with a larger diameter? I'd love to use it, but the fittings on the heavier hoses don't fit.....at least they didn't fit in the tube on our 23fb. I haven't tried the tube on the. 25fb, but I assumed it was the same size. As it is I keep the sewer hoses in the bumper trunk and nothing else. I didn't like the idea of mixing anything with the sewer hoses.
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I added a second longer hose storage tube underneath next to the Airstream supplied tube. It was an easy job and is plenty long enough for my longer sewer line. I use the short tube for fishing poles.

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