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Old 06-06-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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Sewer storage compartment

We have a 22' Bambi, so no bumper. My husband said it took him 15 minutes to match up the cap and the notch on the sewer storage tube today. He said it would be easier if it was just threaded. Has anyone had this problem or made any adjustments?
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:20 PM   #2
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We have a 22' Bambi, so no bumper. My husband said it took him 15 minutes to match up the cap and the notch on the sewer storage tube today. He said it would be easier if it was just threaded. Has anyone had this problem or made any adjustments?

I find it very hard to thread. You might consider making a set of witness marks (one on the cap, one on the tube) which allow you to line up the cap right where it catches. Other than that, practice practice practice.
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Try spraying some silicone lubricant on it. The plastic likes to stick to itself, so can easily give the impression that it is not mating properly even when it is pretty much correct.

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Old 06-07-2017, 05:26 AM   #4
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And make sure there isn't any excess plastic on the pieces, left over from manufacturing. I had to sand a couple off.
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Old 06-07-2017, 11:58 AM   #5
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Angry Sewer storage tube is on wrong side!

To avoid hitting the gas line, I guess, my Bambi SST opening is on the right side instead of the same side as the gray/black dump connection! Also it is too short.
Without a major redo, I cannot see anyway to modify it. Thanks AS
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Old 06-07-2017, 12:33 PM   #6
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what else is it good for?

I use the sewer solution, so I don't store a normal dump hose in the tube (SS uses a water hose-like hose with no accordion action).

So I would be interested in any clever ideas of other things I might put in the storage tube. I thought about astro turf, but it would probably be too difficult to roll up tight enough to fit.

Any ideas??????


[O.P. sorry for the threadjack, but it is related, and your issue seems to have been answered adequately.]
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:01 PM   #7
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Had the same problem! This is on my 2016 Bambi.

Very hard to get it on.

In fact, I must have done a poor job of it, for when I got home from a 200-mile trip, the cap was gone ... and so was the sewer tube.

Got a replacement and it works fine. Easy to put on, and it has yet to liberate itself.

So must have been something not right about the stock cap.

I wish now I had fiddled it, trimmed it, whatever to make it work. The new one gets a little balky at times, but just a bit. Original was a true test of patience sometimes.
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:12 PM   #9
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I use the sewer solution, so I don't store a normal dump hose in the tube (SS uses a water hose-like hose with no accordion action).

So I would be interested in any clever ideas of other things I might put in the storage tube.
We also use a Sewer Solution and our tube houses about 4' long sections of the SS which we link up to get the length desired.
We also have a second tube mounted next to the first and have an "emergency" slinky in there. Never use it, though.

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Thats a great idea! Maybe a sectioned flag pole with the flag wrapped, respectfully, around it. I have never used the tube, so it should be nice and clean.

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We also use a Sewer Solution and our tube houses about 4' long sections of the SS which we link up to get the length desired.
We also have a second tube mounted next to the first and have an "emergency" slinky in there. Never use it, though.

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Wow, 4 foot sections! So you must have cut up a 10 foot extension. At home I have a second Sewer Solution with 3 extensions so I can connect to my sewer cutout, which is located in an odd place, that I cannot park next to.
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I once used a PVC fencepost for a storage tube.
They're square, you can add caps, and they don't roll away.
It comes as 8' but is easy to cut to length.
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So you must have cut up a 10 foot extension.
When I ordered our Sewer Solution many years ago, I ordered extra hose (the SS semi-rigid stuff) and a number of the aluminum-tube connectors. I cut the extra hose to those approximate 4' lengths and fitted each with a connector. It was necessary to heat the hose ends with a heat gun in order to get the permanent expansion necessary for the connectors.

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I also found this a feat that takes patience! The silicone spray does help, but it is a must do each time. I also clean the dirt off often from the cover and opening to help with a smooth fit.
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You can make your own using a section of 4" PVC, a cap and a fitting that uses a threaded plug.
But, I always drilled some holes for ventilation, because I didn't want a wet sewer hose growing in the tube.
I finally used a Rubbermaid Tote and curled it up inside.
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