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Old 09-05-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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waste outlet very close to ground

Hello all, I have a 2016 Freedom Elite 22FE and everything so far has been great. My question is... just exactly how close to the ground should the waste/drain valves be? I know that there has to be a certain amount of "fall" so the system will drain properly but mine seems to be really close to the ground...I've had some none RV'ers make comments about it and now I'm really curious.

Thanks in advance for any replies,
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:20 PM   #2
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Not exactly sure about where it sits in your particular model,but on our four winds the "collar" rotates fir hooking up and for putting away while traveling for a better angle.....take a picture if you can...the true RV gurus here will be able to tell you in an instant...
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:04 PM   #3
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On the Axis and Vegas the dump outlet is very low when rotated to dump. I get some of my exercise by being a lift pump, lifting the hose up and down to dump. I do this more often than not.
Some dump stations, Flying J comes to mind, actually have raised dump stations or islands about curb height or higher.
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Old 09-05-2016, 04:54 PM   #4
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hi there
i have a 2016 22fe and i don't have a clear picture of that side, but the one i did look at after zooming in a bit appears to be equal to or in line with, maybe a little above the rear axle as far a height goes from the ground.
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Old 09-06-2016, 12:47 AM   #5
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hope this is visible
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:06 AM   #6
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The picture that I uploaded really doesn't show that the ground behind the RV is actually sloping away...the waste is only about 6-7" off the ground. I just think that the drain could be a little higher off the ground/road and still work fine.
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Old 09-06-2016, 02:03 AM   #7
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Looks like its just the right height to be taken off by debris thrown from the rear wheel...

I'd like to see it higher... but I have seen many low mounts.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:43 AM   #8
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I was wondering how hard it is to rotate your discharge spout. The one on my Axis 24.1 is very difficult and I am afraid that I may break it. Any way to provide lubrication?
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Old 11-20-2016, 10:26 AM   #9
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There is no rotation to that spout, it's just a straight shot. I did go under the rig and use some of those large zip ties and some nylon strapping to elevate the pipe about 2" higher and I still have enough slope for it to drain well. Funny thing...I was able to get the schematics for my unit from Thor, and it shows another valve between my gray and black tanks but it's not there???? I guess they decided not to put it in and didn't list the change on the build sheet. I believe the height I have it at now will be okay.
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:54 AM   #10
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There is no rotation to that spout
The sewer outlet on Axis/Vegas units does rotate.

Ours was very stiff at first but over time it does loosen up. This rotation is by design.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #11
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I was wondering how hard it is to rotate your discharge spout. The one on my Axis 24.1 is very difficult and I am afraid that I may break it. Any way to provide lubrication?
I rotated mine into the drain position, foamed around the compartment opening and the discharge outlet and left it that way. No need to rotate each time to dump.
IIRC, mine was so tight that I loosened the bolts so it would rotate, then re-tightened then when in dump position. Been working just fine for a couple of years now.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:21 PM   #12
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Ah yeah Camper2016 looking at your picture that doesn't rotate at all...sorry for the confusion.
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Old 11-20-2016, 02:39 PM   #13
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The outlet on our Windsport is also close to the ground. I use a 45 degree elbow and a 90 degree elbow which turns the hose straight out right below the hatch. There are some limitations to design and unfortunately the outlet is one of them, just have to work around it.
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