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FLSTFI

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Posted: 02/12/09 09:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a question about putting the Sani-Con hose on an RT210.
Since the hose is stored in the drawer that slides in and out it has extra length that curls up behind the drawer when closed. Since this hose is much more flexible how do you keep that loop from falling down instead of going up?

And is this the same hose I see advertised as 7 feet stretching to 21 feet?

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Posted: 01/24/09 07:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great job Booster. Just wish this was an option with the RS Adventurous - the Sprinter does NOT have the rear drawer for storage of the hose, but rather it is coiled in a space underneath the chassis. Replacement of the hose into the storage space with the original hoses consisted of pushing and hoping it was coiling and NOT jamming and bending.....This new hose just seems to go back very easily.
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Posted: 01/24/09 07:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did the conversion to pvc pipe underneath and Sani-con hose a bit ago. This is on our 07 Roadtrek 190P.


As it turned out the barb threaded right into the existing hole in the compartment.






This is the backside of the compartment. The first fitting is threaded and glued onto the barb and also clamps the back of the compartment for rigidity.






This is the middle part of the piping that runs on the backside of the frame section that the original hose went inside of.






This is the connection to the pump from the pvc piping. It is done with barb fittings and a piece of 1" industrial heavy duty rubber heater hose. It is needed as the pump and tanks move around a bit as they fill and empty and bounce down the road. The pump cover is off in the pic.






This shows the modified valve handle, to fit through the opening better, on the original Roadtrek hose valve, which was reused. It was heated and bent.






The finished product with all 21' of hose and the valve in the compartment, which is now not even 1/2 full!



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Posted: 12/14/08 09:36am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our Sani-con hose showed up yesterday from RV Upgrades. We are still under warranty, and our hose hasn't broken yet, but with all the issues I read about here, we will just do an upgrade and be done with it.

At the same time, I plan on getting rid of the very circuitous (sp) routing of the hose from the pump to hose compartment. It goes over, under around and through the frame in a long path. I think that I can use pvc pipe with a flex coupler to the pump and to a bulkhead fitting at the compartment, with a hose barb inside the compartment. This will also give us quite a bit more hose length, as we aren't wasting it taking laps around the underside of the van.

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Posted: 12/14/08 01:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will be taking my 2008 RT RS in on Tuesday to get the macerator hose replaced for the second time, under warranty. So, I guess I will have to take what they give me, but I will take note of the source and part number. I will also find out if the warranty "rolls" with the replacement part. If I can influence them on which hose to use, I'll see if they will use the Thetford Sani-con or CleanDump hose.

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Posted: 01/24/09 07:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, another adventure.
While waiting in the service area waiting room, the service manager showed me the replacement hose (a much thicker walled green with black stripe hose) sent to him from Roadtrek. Unfortunately while the rig was in the back, his tech installed more hose similar to the OEM stuff - something I only discovered on the drive home when I stopped to dump at the local rest area dump site. When I called the service manager, he found out that his tech had thought the new hose would be too stiff, and instead used Monaco Coach approved replacement hose (which in my opinion was exactly the same stuff as what had just split). However, I stuck to my guns and requested the Roadtrek approved hose (maybe just being OCD about the warranty, but I liked the green with black stripe stuff so much better than the prior white hoses which so inconveniently split open in so many places). So, back in it went (they actually were very apologetic and made arrangements to pick up and return my RV to my house ~ 30 miles from the shop) coming out finally with the Roadtrek approved replacement hose (green with black stripe). I have since dumped with it 3 times without any issues. Although thicker walled, it pulls out and pushes back into the storage compartment somewhere underneath much, much more easily than the prior three hoses, even in the near freezing winter temps we've been experiencing here in the PacNW.
Meant to get the manufacturer's name on that hose, but couldn't find anything on the box sent by Roadtrek to the service department. Anyone else pick up on the name/manufacturer? So far, I think it's the best replacement yet.
Oh, BTW, the service manager stated that the one year warranty does NOT roll over with the replacement of the hose.

* This post was edited 01/24/09 07:55pm by doghouse_owner *

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I find the CleanDump hose on the Internet for $78, with a valve assembly. Do you know if the end of the CleanDump hose directly attaches to the existing macerator pump, or was an adapter of some type necessary. This seems to be a fairly easy job after dewinterizing if the hose fits the outlet of the existing macerator pump.

kenuck wrote:

REK1 wrote:

The replacement hose they installed was green with black spiral stripes and a little stiffer than the old white one. They said it was a Roadtrek replacement part and should last much longer than the first.


Do you know the brand of hose? I wonder if Roadtrek has finally decided to change brands? Our CleanDump hose is clear with blue spiral stripes and it was recommended by the Denver Roadtrek dealer, but they said it was not a Roadtrek part.



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Posted: 10/26/08 03:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jeffcarp wrote:

I find the CleanDump hose on the Internet for $78, with a valve assembly. Do you know if the end of the CleanDump hose directly attaches to the existing macerator pump, or was an adapter of some type necessary. This seems to be a fairly easy job after dewinterizing if the hose fits the outlet of the existing macerator pump.

kenuck wrote:

REK1 wrote:

The replacement hose they installed was green with black spiral stripes and a little stiffer than the old white one. They said it was a Roadtrek replacement part and should last much longer than the first.


Do you know the brand of hose? I wonder if Roadtrek has finally decided to change brands? Our CleanDump hose is clear with blue spiral stripes and it was recommended by the Denver Roadtrek dealer, but they said it was not a Roadtrek part.
I saw close up when they installed the new hose. You had to remove a protective cover held on with a couple of sheet metal screws over the macerator. The connection of the hose was just like a washing machine drain hose. You just pushed it on and held it with an adjustable pipe clamp. Very straight forward. Ron


Ron - Roadtrek RS Adventurous


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Posted: 10/20/08 11:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't catch the name of the hose but the Roadtrek service/warranty manager I spoke with did say they had switched hoses in production not because of the failure rate but because of the lower costs associated with the new one. He refused to acknowledge there was a "problem" with the original hose supplied.

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REK1 wrote:

The replacement hose they installed was green with black spiral stripes and a little stiffer than the old white one. They said it was a Roadtrek replacement part and should last much longer than the first.


Do you know the brand of hose? I wonder if Roadtrek has finally decided to change brands? Our CleanDump hose is clear with blue spiral stripes and it was recommended by the Denver Roadtrek dealer, but they said it was not a Roadtrek part.

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