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ericosmith

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Camco makes a wrench for the sewer connections. I’ve never used it, but I did buy one after struggling one day when I was having a awful arthritis flair up.


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wowens79 wrote:

Camco makes a wrench for the sewer connections. I’ve never used it, but I did buy one after struggling one day when I was having a awful arthritis flair up.


We have two of the Camco wrenches and they work sort of, but a very hard to hold in place and apply any force. I have just saved on my Amazon wish list two vise grip type of pliers that should attach easily once adjusted and provide a great no slip hold.

We already have the handle type of cap previously shown and it works great. We need the pliers to separate two hoses when we have to use two connected together since we have a hard time doing that even when using silicone on the connectors.


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I just filed the slots deeper in my cap which unloads the pins. Boom, fixed.


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Modifying caps or using worn out ones, could be the reason there is ones laying along the road.


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While you're replacing your cap, I recommend also adding a twist on valve. These things work great and they're good insurance against accidental spillage.

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wowens79 wrote:

Camco makes a wrench for the sewer connections. I’ve never used it, but I did buy one after struggling one day when I was having a awful arthritis flair up.


I have two of 'em (If I have not tossed 'em) I can give you my opinon of 'em.. (JUNK) They were a total waste of money.
The pliers that both I and one other (Michigan member) posted. WORK and I mean WORK they are the perfect size.. I highly recommend them.


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enblethen wrote:

Replacement like this cap with handle makes it easier to remove.

I would love this IF it were clear. All the caps I have used are clear so there is no surprise when I open it.


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Been at this for awhile, here’s my take:
1. On the hose/female connector, I removed mold flashing on the inside of the tabs with an xacto knife. Don’t remove too much or it won't lock in place.
2. Grease the same tabs, the inner face, the gasket and the mating surfaces on the coach side with silicone grease. Keep the grease away from the gripping part because it will make it very hard for your hand to get any traction. For that reason I don’t use spray. I would not use any petroleum base products, it can cause swelling or deterioration of plastic or rubber parts. You can get a small container of silicone grease in the plumbing dept.
3. Using nitrile gloves (maybe others, too) helps the grip as long as you stay away from the silicone grease.

My 2 cents, maybe 3

Norm

BTW- that same grease works great on latches. Wipe it on then wipe it off so it doesn’t smear. One more cent


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Edd505 wrote:


I would love this IF it were clear. All the caps I have used are clear so there is no surprise when I open it.


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