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Old 06-02-2008, 12:41 PM   #1
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ok... my 15 ft stinky slinky doesnt fit in the cylinder and i have been trying to '
stuff' it in a bucket and it really doesnt fit good enough to put down the lid... soooo
where do you people put it?? some have made a tube thing on their bumper but I dont think i have enough room.. with the spare tire and the stable jacks. anything else I could 'stuff it" into??
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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Since I don't have a 5er this may not apply, but I have mine in a battery box on the tongue. It and a couple of fittings. Still waiting for someone to try to steal the battery and get a bit of a surprise, since the batteries are inside.
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Old 06-02-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
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The problem is you've got a sewer hose that doesn't compress. A 15' RhinoFlex hose compresses to 45", small enough to fit in the stinky slinky tube on the front of the Scamp. You'll just need to get a bucket or garbage can to transport it until it wears out.... then buy one that compresses.....
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Old 06-02-2008, 06:13 PM   #4
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At a FG Camper rally last fall I saw a 'stinky slinky' container made from square PVC tubing from Home Depot. The square 4" tubing is big enough so that end fittings and all fit into it. The one I saw was attached to the rear bumper of a Scamp (it was full width) and had nice enough end caps. I think the stuff comes in 8 foot lengths. It's sold as a plastic cover for 4x4 fence posts, mail box posts, etc.

Hey what do you know, I actually took a picture and could still find it!

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Old 06-02-2008, 07:05 PM   #5
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thanks for the picture Capt Ron... i will look into that also but have no clue how to attach it...... the slinky i have now is fine but doesnt fold up to fit the sleeve.. but i might get one of those that donna suggested...
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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Christi, nobody says you've got to keep the stinky slinky mounted on the trailer. One of our members has a Scamp 5th wheel and the tube was in the way when the trailer was towed. He puts the stinky slinky in a tube in the back of the truck. Something that may work for you as well if you get a bigger "tube."
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:11 AM   #7
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Instead of expensive PVC, look at black drain field pipe in Lowers or Home Despot.

Besides less $$, it has plenty of drain and vent holes and can be tie-wrapped to back of black back bumper with black cable ties.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:40 AM   #8
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Instead of expensive PVC, look at black drain field pipe in Lowers or Home Despot.

Besides less $$, it has plenty of drain and vent holes and can be tie-wrapped to back of black back bumper with black cable ties.



Pete, my hat is off to you. You are a resource of many great budget minded ideas.
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Old 06-03-2008, 07:34 AM   #9
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My Escape is a bit different but I used damaged 5x5 fence post and bolted it onto the rear the bumper. The fence post comes in large pallets and apparently a few get broken as the pallets are moved and stacked. The hardware store owner was happy to sell me a broken one for a couple dollars. Here is a link to my installation.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...mp;#entry192354

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Slinky Stinky tube locations

I have a Scamp on order. I asked if the SS tube could be relocated under the tongue or under the back bumper, even though I do have the bike receiver as an option. The simple answer is no, it can only go above the propane or not be installed. Also, they said it will hold a 20ft hose yet I believe it comes with a 10ft. Any good places, instructions on relocating it and will 10ft be enough? Will I need any type of coupler once I'm at the campground? Thank you!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:36 AM   #11
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I took the SS tube off of mine after 6 years of not liking the look of it or using it due to its small size. I couldn't fit a 20' hose in the one on mine but they do come in different sizes so perhaps the one they are putting on their trailers now is bigger than what was put on in the 90s.

Lots of people have put on other types of holders. Some such as myself used a large PVC pipe with screw on end caps and attached it under the tongue close to the trailer. Mine is wide enough that it also holds all the hose end fittings. Many others have used the 5' Square PVC fence post and caps and put them at the rear - I have tried to purchase such an item here on the west coast with no luck but I understand they can be found in the South East or ordered into Home Depot. If you use the search function on this site and use the bottom Google option you should come up with lots of examples of what people have done.
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I have found a 15' hose works best for me on Scamps. At the dump site it will reach both outlets without having to move the trailer. A good quality 15' hose (like a Rhino) will not the front tube. I use the 5" fence post. It takes a 60" post to hold a 15" Rhino hose and it will also hold the cone. I paint them black and mount them right behind the gray water tanks. The end of the post comes out right beside your rear discharge fitting which is nice. One note, with a shower drain the fitting is on the rear of the gray water tank and your post has to be mounted a few inches further back. I have not seen the Scamp hitch hardware and don't know how much room it takes up from the rear bumper.
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Thank you guys for the heads up. Eddie, do you have end caps on your 5ft long 5" fence post? I'm thinking ill need to mount it under the tongue like Carol did. I am familiar with that fence post and, if not mistaken, it would be thinner and thus lighter than PVC. Being new to all this, I'm not sure what "fitting" my hose will come with. Will I need to purchase additional fittings to make my life easier? I'm assuming I will to help make the connection easier.i did use the search function Carol and for some reason could not find any info nor pictures. Ill try Google.
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Instead of expensive PVC, look at black drain field pipe in Lowers or Home Despot.

Besides less $$, it has plenty of drain and vent holes and can be tie-wrapped to back of black back bumper with black cable ties.
Pete, being new to all this and with a 13ft Scamp on the way, I am going to ask them not to install the tube on the front. I was going to explore the 5" fence post but I have used this field pipe for my gutter drains. My question is do you put any end caps on or leave them open?
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