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Old 03-06-2017, 11:56 AM   #1
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Sewer hose storage in bumper

I have searched the posting but been unable to find anything thus this request for info

I am thinking about a mod to my Scamp 16-ft FB/SD. I would like to store my sewer hose in a rear bumper. Any comment of how to complete this project would be helpful.

I am interested in attaching hoes storage to the existing bumper. What is the best storage tube to use and best way to attach.

Thanks for your help
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:01 PM   #2
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I am interested in attaching hoes storage to the existing bumper. What is the best storage tube to use and best way to attach.

Thanks for your help
Don't think your wife will approve but if you insist. (LOL I love typos).

What I did is not really what you are asking about, nor the cheapest way to do it. I'll just post a picture as another option to consider. It does take some care to do it this way.
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I did something similar to what Gordon shows, but mine is the rear bumper of my Fiber Stream. I used the weeping tile version of the white pvc pipe and oriented the drain holes down.


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Sewer hose storage in bumper

I assume that:
- the tube is the standard 6-ft or so hose storage tube I can get at any RV store
- the tube (Storage Pipe) is screwed to the floor using stainlees steel bands.
- if I use a pipe with holes what kind of ends are used.

Last question for now. What effect does road junk have on the tube ware?

Thanks for the pic and other comments
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I have used a couple setups. Part of it will depend on the specific sewer hose you want to use. My original sewer hose fit into my actual rear bumper. Slid right into the bumper itself.

I have also made a holder to sit on top of the bumper. I used the biggest circumference white sewer pipe I could find, along with two end caps. One was an actual cap, the other was a threaded sleeve with a cap that screwed in. You just buy the tube and caps, then some blue sealant stuff to attach them, and cut to size. This can be attached to the bumper or camper in a lot of different ways. I used metal hose clamps for this.

But if you want to use a Rhinoflex sewer hose, neither of the above options will work. It's too big around. I had find something bigger and specifically made for this application (which means more expensive). For it, I attached it to the top of my rear bumper using the largest, thickest zip ties I could find. So far it's worked great.

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I have searched the posting but been unable to find anything thus this request for info

I am thinking about a mod to my Scamp 16-ft FB/SD. I would like to store my sewer hose in a rear bumper. Any comment of how to complete this project would be helpful.

I am interested in attaching hoes storage to the existing bumper. What is the best storage tube to use and best way to attach.

Thanks for your help
I went to the scrap yard and bought thin gauge 4" square tubing. I took along stock square plugs to assure the right tubing. I then welded it to the original bumper and added a rubber runner on top and a unistrut bumper guard with a foot from a weight bench....the finished bumper has worked great and weighs only 11 pounds
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4" white plastic post sleeve from Lowes Depot works fine to store kinky-stinky. Get rubber end cups for 4" bumper in walmart (in rv sruff section). Total cost is less than $20.
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Mine is the same as Floyd's

While I have a Dolphin, the bumper is 4" channel with a flap door on one end that can be locked or pinned shut.While the PVC is lighter, the channel offers some "crash" protection, sometime useful when backing up.
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4" white plastic post sleeve from Lowes Depot works fine to store kinky-stinky. Get rubber end cups for 4" bumper in walmart (in rv sruff section). Total cost is less than $20.
Lowe's also carries 5" square PVC post sleeves that will allow you to carry not just the larger Rhino slinkies, but most end connectors, including the angled ones. I've added those to each of my 4 different trailers.
Most of us learn that the square bumpers rust up inside and slowly shred the plastic hoses.
BTW, I discovered that Lowe's also carries stainless steel cable ties. Love 'em.

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That's good to know!

The largest white tubing I could find at Home Depot was not large enough for a Rhinoflex.

And that's exactly what happened to the hose that came with my camper. Rusty metal bumper interior, hose cut full of holes.
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Lowe's also carries 5" square PVC post sleeves that will allow you to carry not just the larger Rhino slinkies, but most end connectors, including the angled ones. I've added those to each of my 4 different trailers.
Most of us learn that the square bumpers rust up inside and slowly shred the plastic hoses.
BTW, I discovered that Lowe's also carries stainless steel cable ties. Love 'em.

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I haven't learned that part about slowly shredding the hoses, by slowly I assume you mean more than 12 years and 60000miles.
I haven't experienced any significant wear yet.
Here is an interesting item if plastic is important....

http://www.etrailer.com/RV-Plumbing/...FQe2wAod3mAB5g
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I don't see how it adjusts, telescopes ? or is one end not glued on so you cut the tube to desired length ?
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Lowe's also carries 5" square PVC post sleeves that will allow you to carry not just the larger Rhino slinkies, but most end connectors, including the angled ones.
Which end cups do you use with 5" sleeve?
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I don't see how it adjusts, telescopes ? or is one end not glued on so you cut the tube to desired length ?
The ends are purchased separately, so no problem there. Just cut to the length needed and use any of several ways to attach the caps discussed on the forum.

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