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« on: October 27, 2013, 02:51:11 pm »

Right where the sani con hose comes out of the pump and makes a 180 degree turn and goes into the sani con housing where the rest of the hose is stored, I have a very small pin hole leak that sprays yuck a surprisingly long way.  There is quite a bit of pressure on that hose.  Has anyone tried to patch one of these hoses?  I'm sure it would have to patched from the inside.  I guess sani con would be the contact for a replacement hose?  I thought about shortening the hose by about 4-6" to get passed the leak, but I'm not sure how the hose is connected to the fitting.  Thanks, Mark
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 03:11:07 pm »

Mark

Sani-con System from Thetford Corp has a 1 year warranty.  Here is a link for the Thetford warranty.

http://www.thetford.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Iwj5AnvO82s%3d&tabid=597&mid=1545

The hose should be covered under warranty.  We have worked with Thetford in the past and they have been very easy to deal with. Their number is 1-800-543-1219

We worked with them twice and they sent the parts right to the house.  We only had to give them the date of purchase, make amd model.

FYI Price for the hose is $72 on Amazon.com.



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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2013, 08:01:24 pm »

I am not quiet sure where the hole is your talking about,, I had a roadtrek with sani hose,  developed leak, cut the leak spot out, reconnected with 2 inch piece of pvc and hose clamps...  also that new tape they have that self seals, wonder if that would do the job,,, 
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 12:09:28 pm »

You know what causes it. PC has some unprotected screws right in that area and if you pull the hose it punches a hole into the hose.
Can't remember how I fixed it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 07:19:57 pm »

You know what causes it. PC has some unprotected screws right in that area and if you pull the hose it punches a hole into the hose.
Can't remember how I fixed it.

The "bushing" that the hose passes through to storage had two sheet metal screws within a half inch of the hose on mine.  I changed to machine and nylocks.
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2013, 02:40:02 pm »

Working off Sparky's comments, I think I have a solution.  I found the hole was about 1/2" from where the hose attaches to the pump.  I cut the hose just beyond the hole.  I still wanted to use the connector on the end so I pulled on the hose metal reinforcement and yanked it out of the connector leaving the remains of the hose.  Next I took a razor blade and reamed out the rest of the hose.  Then I pushed the good section of the hose back in and snugged it down with a hose clamp and reinstalled on the PC.  I'll thoroughly test it tonight and see if it holds up.  I certainly don't want it to come apart while pumping poo poo.

If you use a pvc pipe, you will probably need to go from the 1" nominal diameter to 3/4" to get the hose to go over the pipe.  I have every size around the house but 3/4".

PC uses sheet metal screws to hold the gasket where the hose runs through the fiberglass and they do have sharp pointy ends.  However, the hose shouldn't ever come in contact with the screws if care is taken during installation. 

The hose failure appears to be a manufacturing defect.  Mark
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« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2013, 06:21:45 pm »

I actually had several pin holes in my hose.  Called Kermit with that issue, and several other small things (my 2910 is only 10 months old) and he sent me a whole new ensemble, no questions asked.  I love this company.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2014, 10:29:58 pm »

It seems that Kermit isn't aware of this yet, or hasn't fixed it, but I also encountered a pinhole in the Sanicon hose this trip.  As lghjr has said: "The "bushing" that the hose passes through to storage had two sheet metal screws within a half inch of the hose on mine.  I changed to machine and nylocks."

This is exactly the problem, and I used the same solution.  Gonna give Kermit a call on this one, as it is an easy fix, but horrible problem.

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« Reply #8 on: Today at 12:56:06 am »

There is an on-line video showing Earl demonstrating the Sani Con system on a newly built 2552.  The hose is now being routed into the middle of the compartment.  That should prevent the pin hole problem on new coaches. 
Maybe you can see the video here:
http://www.phoenixusarv.com/u?id=2014-Phoenix-Cruiser-2552-10622

Our 2552 has those sheet metal screws, so I plan on changing them also.
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« Reply #9 on: Today at 07:37:07 am »

Previously to owning the 2013 PC 2350 we had a 2007 Roadtrek 210P and I had lots of problems with the macerator hose.  It was crammed (literally) into a very small storage area and subject to some severe bends and road heat the way it is designed.  I love the design on the PC.  I have fixed pinholes with RV GOOP, by cutting and using PVC flex pipe connections, and hose replacement.  It was such a problem I carried stretch tape, GOOP, connections, etc. for emergency repairs.

By the way:  if you have a hose get really bad when you are on the road, pull into Lowes or Home Depot and buy an outdoor water landscaping pond hose.  Twenty feet long, less than twenty bucks, same ID as the regular macerator hose.   Not nearly as good a hose but flexible and will work.  When I sold our RT, it had this hose on it and it had given us good trouble free use for three years.  The design is similar to the supplied and proper hose but not as flexible and not the quality but in an emergency, works just fine.  Those of us that have been sprayed are very sensitive and mindful about this hose LOL

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