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devildog1971

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Does anyone know where to purchase a sewer hose that will fit in the factory mounted compartment. That I think was provided to hold a sewer hose. If this orifice was not intended to store a sewer hose can you please tell me what the intended use was. Thank you


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We've owned 3 truck campers with the same waste hose storage compartments (or possibly similar). None of them would store a conventional sewer hose. I did buy a short 4 foot hose that collapses to a length just less than the length of the storage tube but then discovered that the diameter of the tube does not accommodate the plastic ends used for connecting the hose. If you remove the connectors, you could store the bare hose but then who on earth is going to assemble and disassemble the hose each time it's required. So, in my opinion it's just another indicator of how out of touch manufacturers are and how little they really care about the efficiencies of their designs.
I was once at a manufacturer production facility and asked the head tech what this compartment is intended for if you can't fit a sewer hose in it. The groups of techs all looked at each other and sheepishly just shrugged their shoulders.

I may have misunderstood the OP's description. I interpreted it as an issue with the molded tube compartment in the outside wall of the camper. I did not realize he was talking about a bumper storage issue.

I use mine to store my siphon hose/ primer bulb that I use for moving gasoline from containers to my generator.

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The NL bumper tube can only accommodate a 2-prong Valterra-brand female end, as opposed to the more common 4-prong female ends. Each new NL should come with a Valterra female fitting, which you are expected to mount to a hose.

Some of us have discovered that you can shave a standard 4-prong hose to fit. I posted my success story here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1055863797841588/permalink/2299084473519508/

Whether a shaved 4-prong or as-is 2-prong, the female end will only fit near the opening of the bumper tube, so you can only mount one fully-fitted tube in the bumper.

Just today, rumor broke that the 2020 NL will have a bigger bumper box to accommodate the 4-prong sewer hoses.

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“The groups of techs all looked at each other and sheepishly just shrugged their shoulders.”

Management wasn’t smart enough to hire techs that were campers.


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Posted: 10/02/19 09:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

devildog1971 wrote:

Does anyone know where to purchase a sewer hose that will fit in the factory mounted compartment. That I think was provided to hold a sewer hose. If this orifice was not intended to store a sewer hose can you please tell me what the intended use was. Thank you
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. . . Whether a shaved 4-prong or as-is 2-prong, the female end will only fit near the opening of the bumper tube, so you can only mount one fully-fitted tube in the bumper . . .
We have a 2019 NL 8-11. We were able to to fit four 10 ft. Revolution hoses (brown hose/yellow ends; sold at Walmart) inside the bumper on our 8-11. These hoses have 4-prongs. If you carefully shave each side, between the prongs, just shy of the black gasket, it will fit inside the bumper. Did this about 7 months ago. Have used the hoses numerous times since then with no issues.

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otrfun wrote:

devildog1971 wrote:

Does anyone know where to purchase a sewer hose that will fit in the factory mounted compartment. That I think was provided to hold a sewer hose. If this orifice was not intended to store a sewer hose can you please tell me what the intended use was. Thank you
Siletzspey wrote:

. . . Whether a shaved 4-prong or as-is 2-prong, the female end will only fit near the opening of the bumper tube, so you can only mount one fully-fitted tube in the bumper . . .
We have a 2019 NL 8-11. We were able to to fit four 10 ft. Revolution hoses (brown hose/yellow ends; sold at Walmart) inside the bumper on our 8-11. These hoses have 4-prongs. If you carefully shave each side, between the prongs, just shy of the black gasket, it will fit inside the bumper. Did this about 7 months ago. Have used the hoses numerous times since then with no issues.


Northern-Lite increased the size of the rear bumper after enough of us complained about it. You may have one of the larger ones on your unit.


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Wardster wrote:

Northern-Lite increased the size of the rear bumper after enough of us complained about it. You may have one of the larger ones on your unit.
Very seriously doubt it based on the amount of plastic I had to shave/grind off between the 4 prongs of each female hose connector to get them to fit into the bumper. Build date on my camper is 02/19. Quite a few months before the new bumper rumors started. I've yet to hear of anyone that's actually touched one of these "new" bumpers and successfully inserted an unmodified, female, 4-prong hose connector---as far as I know just rumors at this point.

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I use this hose equipment no bulky ends

https://prestofit.com/

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Wardster wrote:

We have a 2019 NL 8-11. We were able to to fit four 10 ft. Revolution hoses (brown hose/yellow ends; sold at Walmart) inside the bumper on our 8-11.


I was reluctant to shave further, thru the sidewall, but given how rarely I use the second 10' section, I might as well shave it to max skinny, even if it seems sketchy.

If you have a moto tool, a $5 burr head takes the plastic down quick and easy.

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Siletzspey wrote:

otrfun wrote:

We have a 2019 NL 8-11. We were able to to fit four 10 ft. Revolution hoses (brown hose/yellow ends; sold at Walmart) inside the bumper on our 8-11.
I was reluctant to shave further, thru the sidewall, but given how rarely I use the second 10' section, I might as well shave it to max skinny, even if it seems sketchy.

If you have a moto tool, a $5 burr head takes the plastic down quick and easy.

--SiletzSpey
I hear ya. Given the hassle of trying to store these nasty sewer hoses somewhere else, potentially trashing a $15 hose is worth it IMO. FWIW, we used a belt sander to sand down the 4 sides. Grinds away flat and only takes a minute or two.

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