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Old 06-14-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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Sewer hose in bumper

Just bought a 2019 Minnie Winnie and having trouble fitting my sewer hose inside bumper as advertised. It appears that there are two small plates inside the bumper that connect the bumper to the chassis is keeping the orange fitting to pass through. Anyone else experienced this issue? Would like to know of any solutions. We upgraded from a Dutchmen 5th wheel and never had any problems like this.
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Old 06-14-2019, 06:14 PM   #2
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Check out the post I made on 4-16-19. It’s beyond imagination that Winnebago would deliver units with an unusable bumper. It’s crazy.
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Old 06-14-2019, 11:27 PM   #3
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A few months ago a member of this forum named JoeC posted his solution for this problem. It involved obtaining a 5 inch square, 8 foot long PVC fence post cover from Lowes along with a couple caps for it. He mounted it crosswise under the back of his Minnie Winnie partway between the rear wheels and the back bumper. He says its the cat's meow now!

I'm going to do the same to my Minnie Winnie in the next week or two.
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:21 AM   #4
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I’ve decided to eliminate the big sewer hose. I’m doing my research right now and I’m going to convert to a sewage pump. There are many brands, Flojet Macerator Pumps, Remco and Shurflo. My Dad has one of these units factory installed on his big 5th Wheel. He texted the brands above to research. Hook up a garden hose, press a button and purge the tank. Makes sense to me. Hopefully some of our RV Friends can comment on their Sewage Pump experiences.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:32 PM   #5
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Iíve decided to eliminate the big sewer hose. Iím doing my research right now and Iím going to convert to a sewage pump. There are many brands, Flojet Macerator Pumps, Remco and Shurflo. My Dad has one of these units factory installed on his big 5th Wheel. He texted the brands above to research. Hook up a garden hose, press a button and purge the tank. Makes sense to me. Hopefully some of our RV Friends can comment on their Sewage Pump experiences.

Before you make your decision, check out Sewer Solutions. Its water powered and I believe much less expensive than those involving an electric pump. I have one and am quite happy with it although I still carry the "stinky slinky" for any situation where it might be more practical.
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I have both 5 x 5" PVC fence post solution with a PVC rain gutter section added as a drawer. Makes it even simpler. I have done this on both RVs. I also have a Flojet macerator pump with garden hose. Both solutions work well in different cases. If staying at a site for more than a few days the regular hose is great for dumping wastes. Allows greater use of city water without concern for tank levels. We do not leave the black water gate open.

When in dry camps with the 5th I use the macerator pump to transfer waste water to a 42 gal transfer tank in the back of the pickup. Also have a 60gal water bladder I use to bring fresh water back to the 5th. This is transferred via a spare water pump. In this configuration we stay out for extended periods without needing to move the 5th.
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I just bought a Minnie Winnie 22M and have the same issue. I was thinking over the winter to remove the bumber and mounting bracket. Take it to a local weld house and have them run a bead of weld around the bracket. Then I could remove the bolt and spacer. Hopefully keeping the heat input low as not to ruin the paint on bumber or distort it. I realize this may be a bit drastic but I may try it this winter
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I thought about the same thing but welding will burn the existing paint. It will have to be repainted. But a person could just paint a 1 foot stripe all the way around the bumper where those mounting plates are located. Either try to match the paint or uses a darker brown. I don’t think a 2 tone bumper would look 2 bad. I stopped by camping world yesterday and every other manufacturer welds the mounting brackets on.
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Great idea guys about welding. I guess when you unbolt from the fender, the spacer will fall out.
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The bumper is very thin. Is it even weldable? I bet that’s why they bolt it on. Im curious about what it would cost to get a new one shipped by the other manufacturers? I bet it’s reasonable? It would be an easy solution. If a person ordered a new one, the challenge would be to get one delivered dent free and not trashed. I just ordered and installed a 10 foot commercial bench to work on in the garage. It has a 10 foot overhead LED light. They finally delivered the 3rd one on a pallet to protect it. The first two were destroyed.
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