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Old 03-23-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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Seneca Sewer Hose Advice

Getting familiar with our new 2015 Seneca 37FS and discovered the black/grey water dump leads to a PVC pipe attached to the bottom of the compartment. My first impression is that this is a poor design; it will not be easy to view a clear elbow fitting while emptying the black tank, my Rhino (or it appears any other) hose fittings will not fit thru the PVC pipe, and the factory supplied hose is one of the cheap ones without a fitting on the sewer end.

It does appear that I could remove the PVC pipe and pass my hose thru the bottom of the compartment. I'd have to figure out a barrier for critters.

So, what am I missing? How are others storing and using their hoses? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:57 PM   #2
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Rear bumper can store hoses, but add a vented bumper cap. You can also purchase a hose carrier (white or black, different sizes) from Camping World or Amazon to affix to the rear bumper.
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Thanks, Hattie, but I'm more concerned with the hose configuration when hooked up and emptying the tanks. The Seneca design seems awkward.
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Watt, maybe put the clear section at the sewer vs MH end?
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I store my hoses in the rear bumper, and I use the special bumper plugs from camping world that don't allow bugs in, but still allow for ventilation. But you are right, the bumper won't store the rhino clear elbow/swivel or the elbow into the sewer. I have to take both of those off and I store them in a tupperware-like container by themselves.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:29 PM   #6
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Put the clear elbow where the hose now connects. Pull the hose out and cut it about 4"past the end of the swivel pipe and add a male hose fitting it will fit back up into the swivel pipe. Add a female fitting to the long section of hose and store it in a tub in one of the basement compartments. Worked great when we had the 08 SENECA.
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Thanks Grumpy, that's kind of what I was playing around with this afternoon, but my Rhino male doesn't seem to fit inside the swivel pipe, which means I can't push it inside the pipe. I plan on looking at other fittings that may be smaller.

Did some research on the internet, may remove the swivel pipe and install an access deck plate with screw in cover. With a clear 45 deg elbow and maybe a short straight clear extender I could bring the sewer hose up thru the deck plate, connect it to the elbow/extender and support with a sewer hose support on the ground to the dump.

What do you think? Too complicated?
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These are what I used and the RHINO will connect right to it. Use the original JAYCO hose for the short piece. Mine lasted 6 years and was still good when we traded it in since it's not exposed to the sun.

No need to do more work than necessary.

http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...two-hoses/7217
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Again thanks Grumpy. Taking the Seneca to Camping World on Monday for some minor work that we missed in the PDI and tow bar installation. We'll pick these up and try your solution. I appreciate the help...Watt
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I installed a clear 45 on the outlet of our tank fitting. Bought this kit...Blueline Ultimate Sewer Kit - Prest-O-Fit 1-0203 - Sewer Hoses - Camping World

Everything slips right together with zero leaks. Has caps for the end of the hose. Slides right through that pvc pipe on the Seneca. I store everything in the compartment. Store all the fresh water stuff in another. Easy.
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