Originally Posted by Mswan
If you come up with a permanent modification please post as I'd like to do the same.
I removed the old metal tube, then bought a section of 4" PVC drain pipe, and cut off a 41" section. The drain pipe easily fits over the PVC pipe joint where the hose clamps on. I secured this to the existing joint with two short screws.
The other end of the pipe is flared, so as to accept another pipe section without adding a joint. I have this end facing the street, and the hose end cap fits right in.
I bought a new cap from Amazon.com (Valterra T1020-1 Black 3" Bulk Waste Valve Cap (3/4" GHT with Cap) which pops onto the old pipe end.
I bent up the old metal pipe carrier, and secured the new pipe to it with some steel wire. I'm happy that's done! YMMV.