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Old 07-29-2005, 11:16 PM   #1
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Cover for sewer hose fell off!

Help! While driving back from my trip to Mammoth mountain i made the mastake of driving through the rough pothole freeway system of downtown Los Angeles. I was washing my AS today and noticed my bright red EZ hose and the cover were gone ! Evendently the extreme bouncing rattled the cap cover off

I do recall a car or two honking their horns but I didn't at that time think they would be honking at me?!

So, here is my question. Do any of you guys know where I can get a replacement cap cover for the 3" storage tube?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-29-2005, 11:37 PM   #2
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I was able to order a new cap from a local RV dealer.
My cap started to turn more easily then one day while making a turn to my surprise I see in my mirror that my hose was dragging just in front of the tires. Put the damaged hose back in the carrier and used duct tape to keep the cap on the rest of the trip.

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Old 07-29-2005, 11:49 PM   #3
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Rick, ya must have been on the I 10 or Santa Ana (I 5). The 2 roughest roads down there IMOP. You oughta be able to get a replacement thru Airstream since you have a new coach.
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Old 07-30-2005, 12:37 AM   #4
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Cover for sewer hose fell off

You might do some modification with PCV materials. As I recall, these storage tubes are pretty flimsy. Depending upon the exact parts, you might obtain PCV materials from Lowes. Home Depot, or a supplier for land scapping. Good luck,
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Help! While driving back from my trip to Mammoth mountain i made the mastake of driving through the rough pothole freeway system of downtown Los Angeles. I was washing my AS today and noticed my bright red EZ hose and the cover were gone ! Evendently the extreme bouncing rattled the cap cover off

I do recall a car or two honking their horns but I didn't at that time think they would be honking at me?!

So, here is my question. Do any of you guys know where I can get a replacement cap cover for the 3" storage tube?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-30-2005, 12:46 AM   #5
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Cover for sewer hose fell off

Rick, you will probably have to make some sort of modication using PCV materials from Lowes, Home Depot, or a land scape supplier. I considered building my own storage tube about a year ago. The cost of the required materials was cheaper then the cost of a new storage tube and much better quality.

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Help! While driving back from my trip to Mammoth mountain i made the mastake of driving through the rough pothole freeway system of downtown Los Angeles. I was washing my AS today and noticed my bright red EZ hose and the cover were gone ! Evendently the extreme bouncing rattled the cap cover off

I do recall a car or two honking their horns but I didn't at that time think they would be honking at me?!

So, here is my question. Do any of you guys know where I can get a replacement cap cover for the 3" storage tube?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 07-30-2005, 08:59 AM   #6
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A warning

No one ever looks at the end of the tube under the trailer. A lot of times, it is necessary to twist at the hose to get it all to go into the tube. Some of this twisting may apply torque to the hidden cap. A couple of years ago, the under-trailer end of my tube came off and I lost a fine hose and fittings on the road.

Nowdays, I drill a small hole in the seam of the under-trailer end and insert a small metal screw. No way now that that end can come undone. The photo shows the screw on my current trailer. No more worry about that end of the tube.
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Hey you guys thanks for the input. Glad that I'm part of this forum !

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