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bikendan

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Congrats! We bought our new 2016 TracerAir 255 a few years ago. It's been a very good TT, once a few issues were fixed. We got it for a great price, for the West Coast.

We move our slideout, on just the battery, all the time.
I store my Camco sewer hose in the bumper.
I lucked out and got a bunch of adapters from a fellow member, at a great price. It also is a rear kitchen floorplan but came with theater recliners.


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I have a winnebago class c and have kept the hoses in the bumper for 10 years, last year one got past the frame bolt and I had to tear the hoseto get it out. but it worked for us.


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The bumper is a bad place to store the sewer hose. The interior walls will rust and the vibrations from going down the road will make pinholes in the hose.
Nonsense. Mines been in the bumper for 15 years. Same hose, no leaks.





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I bought 2 20 foot sewer hose kits for a total of 40 feet. I've had to use 30 feet at least twice so far. You bought 30 feet...Good move on that. I bought a sewer hose tube from Camping World and mounted it under the trailer and also use the bumper.
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If any of these other options aren’t feasible for some reason, you can make a storage “tube” out of pvc with a threaded cleanout cap on one end and mount it under the trailer.


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I have the sewer hose tube that was linked on the first page. I think it is a great way to store the sewer hose as it keeps the stink and anything you don't want out of the trailer. Also less touching it. Just pull it out, I have 2 10' sections that fit in there, unhook one or use both, slide it back in when done. Very clean for me...

I have never needed more hose than the 20' I have. I mostly use 1 10' section.

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rollindowntheroad wrote:

The Camco RhinoExtreme I ordered was a 20' and a 10' extension. However, the 20' is actually 2 - 10' pieces. Thought it was best to be safe than sorry. I also bought a Camco sewer sidewinder support. The bumper on my TT is 4", the RhinoExteme I don't think will fit in the bumper.


Sadly, the Rhino hose is probably the most popular on the market, and the RV manufacturers persist in making "storage areas" and not just the bumpers, that the hoses don't fit in. I really don't think the RV designers are RV people at all, that is why you see some of the crappy, poorly thought out designs in RVs.

As far as slides go, the truth be known, the voltage drop thru the average vehicle wiring to the 7 pin at the rear bumper and the continued wiring inside, will probably not produce enough voltage in excess of the battery to be of much use, but it certainly won't hurt.

At home or a campground with power, just plug the shore power in first and the converter can be used to assist the battery a bit.

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All of our slides operated on battery only.

1 20 ft section of sewer hose for full houps.
1 6ft section of sewer hose in bumper for dumping.

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