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« on: October 19, 2010, 09:26:38 am »

I was recently looking around my new 2551 to find a place to store a 3" sewer hose and I found what I consider a great solution.  I purchased aprrox. 21" of 4" PVC, two 4" threaded flanges and two 4" threaded plugs as well as some 1" steel strapping (with holes).  I utilized the two right end generator frame bolts to hold the two 4" steel strapping strips that I shaped around the PVC pipe to make circle brackets, there is plenty of room between the generator exahaust pipe and the PVC so there will not be any heat issues.  I inserted the pipe into the two hangers and then glued the two flanges, one on each end (do not glue before you insert pipe or you will not get the over sized flanges thru the tight circle brackets).  The inside flange just slides under the frame rail and the outside flange and plug are the perfect depth as they are under the coaches skirting but still able to be gotten to easily.  I drilled a couple of hole in the bottom of the PVC pipe for draining, and utilized a couple of 1/4 bolts thru the hangers and the pipe to keep the pipe from rolling within the hangers.   I sprayed the pipe and fittings with black undercoating and that is it.  I can now store a full length of sewer pipe with fittings in a very secure out of the way place that can barely be seen looking at the coach! The entire job cost me $24.00.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2010, 09:49:17 am »

I really like that idea.  Before I got a PC my other MH had a bumper that I use to store the hose in.  Even with the macerator system, I carry and I'm quite sure other people do, the hose to be used incase of a problem.  It's raining outside and I was wondering what I was going to do today.  Well thanks to your idea ...  a fresh cup of coffee in hand and I will be on my way out to the garage to check out how this can be done on my MH.  I wonder if there are other places to attach the pipe hmmmmm  thinking
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 05:18:47 pm »

My 2007 2350 has a macerator by-pass opening, but I never gave a thought to be prepared to use it.  I suppose it would be "a must" in freezing temps.  Great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2010, 09:57:04 am »

Id recommend outside storage for a standard sewer hose.  On a recent trip, our Sani-Con system bit the dust - $500+ to replace.  And stranded with a tank full of you-know-what.  And forced to pay campground prices for a sewer hose and connections.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2010, 10:46:37 am »

Since I'm too lazy to drive over to my storage locker and crawl around, I have to ask where the backup full size hose outlet might be on my 2006 PC 2551S?  All I see from the outside is the control panel and regular hose in the compartment and the macerator pump hanging down toward the rear end of the camper.  Is it hidden underneath somewhere?  Thanks for any help.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2010, 11:13:50 am »

From the rear of the coach outlet is on the left side 1/4 of the way in you will see a regular 3" twist cap.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2011, 03:56:21 pm »

Sure don't see anything like that on our '06. Guess they didn't put them on the older models. Dunno...
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2011, 04:38:50 pm »

I wish I could make this picture huge so you can see my maserator bypass poop drain much better.  I will try to describe "where exactly" it is.
You see the maserator pump to the left.  Follow it to the right, to the point of the mud flap.  Just to the left of the mudflap is a black round thing with a small rectangular gray decal on the lower portion.  That is the cap to the bypass.  It faces rearward and is more under the motor home than would be considered convenient.  But for an emergency, I think it will be quite appreciated.  I would think all PC owners have this.  You just never got under the poop system to notice it.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 07:45:52 pm »

Thanks Ron, but nope, we aren't seeing it.  shrug
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2011, 11:15:33 am »

Trudy --- For what its worth -your 2006 Cruiser may not have it --- I didn't have one on my 2006, 2350...I'm not sure when they starting addintg the fitting, but the 2011, 2552 has it...

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2011, 11:17:35 am »

I just put a post under "back flushing tanks" topic with a picture that might help clear this up. this is what my 2010 PC 2350 looks like from the back under the coach.
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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2011, 11:27:44 am »

Thanks Tom --- I just read your other post & picture, and was going to suggest she take a look as well..

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« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 08:07:22 pm »

Does anyone with a model 2350 PC have a good place to store an "emergency" sewer hose?  Do you think a 10' section of hose would be adequate for emergency use?  Any possibility it could share the macerator hose compartment?  I wouldn't feel good about storing it in the rear or side storage compartments unless it was securely sealed against leaks, but I agree that it would be a good idea to carry one of those in case of problems with the macerator pump.

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 08:34:13 pm »

Good idea Glenn. 

Could be a lifesaver if the macerator pump ever quit.

Although, I guess you could borrow a neighbor's hose!!  LOL

I need to look for a place on my 2551 to store a hose, ten feet is probably good for an emergency hose.

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« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 09:08:33 pm »

Somebody, I think on this forum but maybe not, made a sewer storage container.  He strapped a 4" PVC pipe with a threaded end to use a threaded sewer cap as the lid.  I think it was mounted just forward of the rear wheels.  I don't recall the model of his rig.

Such a thing would also be great for fishing poles and other long skinny items......though obviously not sharing the same tube with the sewer hose.  Maybe a pair of tubes would be in-order.
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