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Old 06-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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First time out. Couple questions

Well, we've had our new Scamp since the 7th of March and this past week was the first time we've had a chance to use it. My son and I went up to Lake Kabatogama on the Canadian border fishing. Unfortunately we ended up in a site that had the sewer hookup about 40' from electric and water. Is this normal? I had bought a short extension for the sewer hose from Camping World, the ad said it was a standard bayonet fitting but it wouldn't fit the Scamp hose or at the trailer. Are Scamp's fittings different/non-standard? I now know I need a longer hose but have no idea what to order. Help please.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:49 PM   #2
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That's only happened to me once, normally all the hookups are pretty close together. I will say it's easier to carry an extra extension cord and water hose than an extra sewer hose, less bulky and easier to handle. Position the trailer where a single sewer will reach and use the other water and electric extensions.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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George can you post a link to what you purchased from the Camping World Website. Scamps outlets are your standard 3" RV outlets as are the slinky hoses.

Re the outlet being far from the trailer. I have had that situation only twice and I ended up buying an extra hose with an extension coupler so they could be added together - 4 years later and I have still not had to use it! Go figure.
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For a short stay, if the sevices were split like that I would just dump the tanks on arrival and when leaving, and not try to hook up the sewer hose in the site.
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I thought Scamp provided the stinky slinky when you order a toilet? What's in the stinky tube on the front of the trailer?
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I thought Scamp provided the stinky slinky when you order a toilet? What's in the stinky tube on the front of the trailer?
Based on George's first post, I would guess a not-long-enough sewer hose.

George, photos of the trailer's outlet and the hose ends would help.
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Carol, my bad. the ad said "standard EZ flex systems", not the same I guess The bayonet wont couple with the Scamp or the Scamp's hose. I think I'll order a Rhino, it looks like the right one. Sound right????

Donna, the Scamp did come with a slinky hose, only 10' long and just a ragged end on the sewer end. I wanted a little longer so I ordered an extension thinking I would attach it to the trailer then attach the Scamp provided hose to that. Nothing worked.

Brian, thats pretty much what we did. Newbie that I am, my electrical cord and water hose were maxed out, couldn't get any closer, so half way through our stay had to back the trailer up, empty it with the 10' Scamp provided slinky then pull forward again, re-level and hook up water and electrical again...all at 40 degrees in a driving rain. A PIA.
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Based on George's first post, I would guess a not-long-enough sewer hose.

George, photos of the trailer's outlet and the hose ends would help.
yep, thats right. In fact to empty the tanks I had to empty one then back up more to empty the other. Not the normal camp site I guess. (I hope). I couldn't get closer to the utilities because there was a shallow ditch between them and the trailer pad.
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Carol, my bad. the ad said "standard EZ flex systems", not the same I guess The bayonet wont couple with the Scamp or the Scamp's hose. I think I'll order a Rhino, it looks like the right one. Sound right????

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Hummm seems odd as they all should fit a standard 3" outlet on the Scamp as it a standard fitting. Pretty sure I have an EZ Flex hose. All is not lost though if you can remove the bayonet from the new hose you could pick up a coupler that will work to attach the two hoses together assuming the new hose is also 3".
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Hummm seems odd as they all should fit a standard 3" outlet on the Scamp as it a standard fitting. Pretty sure I have an EZ Flex hose. All is not lost though if you can remove the bayonet from the new hose you could pick up a coupler that will work to attach the two hoses together assuming the new hose is also 3".
Great idea, thanks. If I were smart I wouldn't be here asking dumb questions.
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LOL George never a dumb question. If never ask the question you never learn the answer. Nope of us were born with a manual on basic RV'ing implanted in our brains.
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I think some of the park designers didn't either.
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Touché, Carl.
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Carl your right but I think in many cases places that have a sewer hook up at site are often designing them with the assumption that they will be used by much larger trailers than what we have here. I like Brian carry an extra hose and have a longer power cable which normally takes care of the problem.
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