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Pivoting Sewer Hose Solution - a Great Innovation


Jack Mayer

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I just discovered that the pretty cool pivoting sewer hose that used to be installed on almost all Excel 5th wheel trailers is now available to purchase. Previously - when Excel was in business - this was proprietary to Excel. You could not purchase them on the open market. Now you can. I've always looked at these and thought they were a great idea. I have NOTHING to do with this product, but it is something that I think many people would like, which is why I'm posting it. BTRVInnovations is selling it.

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Interesting. It would be nice to hear from someone that is actually using one. My concern would be how difficult it would be to get a good internal "flush" on the hoses. Dunno.. but seems like there might be some potential for "build up" accumulating in that flex connector.

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To me, it looks like it could make life easier. On the other hand, I have been letting my hose droop from the connection and then come back up to the high end of my accordion hose holder rack thingy. This leaves a water trap sealing up the hose so sewer fumes don't come back into trailer from the campgrounds sewer system.

 

Jim

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I had one (2 different Excels) for almost 11 years & loved it. Had to replace the short hose between the bazooka (thats what I called it) & the dump connector once. Other than that I just had to watch where I parked to be sure the cg's sewer dump was far enough from the trailer to allow for the length of the bazooka. Never had a problem with buildup.

Ron

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Jack,

Thanks for the link. When we were fulltiming I bought the plastic telescoping tubes sewer hose holder. It was terrible so I kept only the large section that was about five feet long. No swivel but it provided the ramping tube and the hose ends lodged securely in each end allowing me to carry the flushed hose in the truck bed to air dry on the road.

 

This one has all the advantages of that system with the added heavy duty connector/ pivot. The bigger tube with the cap and securely held connector looks good and a fair price for it.

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I've used this setup for 12 years of FT (3 Excels) and love it. It works well and I have to admit originally I was worried about it hanging down and getting hit. It just hasn't happened. Designed to be for TT and 5th wheels and not MoHo (too low, etc.). The standard length hose is about 20ft. and adding an extension hose is easy.

 

Only 2 things that are worth noting after years of using this option. 1) Gotta make sure you screw the end cap on securely. If loose, it can rotate and fall off on the road allowing the slinky to come out and drag (embarrassing). And the 5" cap is not available at every HD or Lowes! Only plumbing warehouse or distributors. 2). Using a thick or heavy duty slinky hose inside the pipe can be hard to handle and stow in the pipe in very cold weather. IMHO the standard 15 mil stuff works best.

 

The Pivot EZ gets a lot of conversation in the RV Park. Always someone wondering "what the heck is that!" A quick story. We pulled in a park in lower AL and didn't hook up the sewer for just one night. I was on my computer next to a open window and heard about 5 "good ol' boys" next to us have a few beers after work. I heard them guessing at what that thing was. Finally one guy piped up and said "I bet it's a "MISSLE". The looks on those boys face was priceless!!! :unsure: I had to go out and have one of their beers and 'splain what it was and how it worked. Gosh, life is good! rockin'

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