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Old 05-06-2015, 02:59 PM   #15
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I hope this question is not too awfully stupid, but what is a stinky slinky?
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Old 05-06-2015, 03:34 PM   #16
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Stinky slinky is slang for the large hose used to drain black and gray water.

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Old 05-06-2015, 07:34 PM   #17
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This is what I'm going to do. I took everyone's comments and crawled all over under the trailer looking at ideas, and none matched the benefits of this concept:



That has the stinky slinky in it, compressed to fit, with the right angle at one end, the waste tank fitting (with the adapter for the right angle end) at the other end, plus an inch or two. This is not measured centered, but will be soon. I need end caps, and will use the long machine screw and wing nut fastener someone here suggested.

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Looks good Frank. Glad we could all collectively help. Please show us the finished product.

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Old 05-07-2015, 04:17 AM   #19
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Thanks Walt. By the way, this tube is 4-3/4" square. 4" would not have worked. I'll see if I can find end caps today.

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I use a wing nut. A through hole through the cap and a smaller hole to screw in to the post.

I also deform the bottom side of the cap, heating it over the stove and then bend it slightly inward. This provides a little pressure between the cap and post easily keeping the bottom in place.
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Old 05-07-2015, 07:32 AM   #21
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I use a wing nut. A through hole through the cap and a smaller hole to screw in to the post.

I also deform the bottom side of the cap, heating it over the stove and then bend it slightly inward. This provides a little pressure between the cap and post easily keeping the bottom in place.
Help me out a bit here. I got a 1/4"X6" bolt and wingnut, so every time I remove the cap, I have to remove the 6" bolt. Sounds like you have a better idea, but ya know, a picture is like a 1000 words...

Got post caps this morning at Lowe's. Convertible - remove the 4-3/4" adapter and have a 5" cap. Or glue the adapter in (which I will have to do), and have 4-3/4" caps. I was just surprised to find them in Catskill.

My next challenge will be to bolt this to the battery cover such that the bolts don't come near wires or especially the battery terminals. Actually I think I could just use two bolts to hold it, and install them on the side away from the terminals. This 4-3/4" tube fits between the propane tank cover and the trailer like it was made to go there.

About all I need to do now is to flush the antifreeze out, check the tire pressure, and get a new anode for the hot water tank. First planned camping trip is more than a month away.

BTW, where should I flush the antifreeze out?

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Kind of curious as to why the fence post idea is so popular, compared to buying a ready made hose carrier. The bought ones are fairly inexpensive, no building is required, and IMO look a bit better. Just mount and go.

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Kind of curious as to why the fence post idea is so popular, compared to buying a ready made hose carrier. The bought ones are fairly inexpensive, no building is required, and IMO look a bit better. Just mount and go.

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When mine is finished, it will blend in nicely. The short one one on my trailer now (like the one you posted) started out white just 3 years ago and has faded to a dull yellow. It looks sick. I wouldn't know where to put a 64" one either. I much prefer the idea of mounting this to the top of my battery box. No more holes in the egg.

Plus I enjoy making things, always have. For instance, I built a hot rod from scratch years ago. Coulda just went out and bought one. Nope, built my own. Same with this. Custom!

Certainly there is a big market out there for stuff to just buy and bolt on. Go for it!

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In each case my tube was sitting on the frame and I strapped it to the frame with two cable ties at each end. I didn't run the ties around the tube. Instead I drilled two holes in the bottom surface of the tube for each strap and ran the ties inside the tube and around the frame. That made for a much neater looking install where the ties/straps did not show from the outside and shorter ties were needed. Later I discovered the stainless steel cable ties at Lowes and used those. The holes also provided drainage.
Sorry I can't provide a picture since I no longer have those trailers.

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I to enjoy the rewards of building and doing things, and have done so all my life. In fact it is what I do for a living. So, I do understand that reasoning. I guess for me it comes down to having to make a choice in what I take on, as I easily have two lifetimes of projects ahead of me I could do, and I want to spend some of it camping.

I just picked a random length to post too, there is also 46" and 26" available as well.
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I'm not clear on why/how you are screwing it to the battery box. Since the tube was sitting on the frame, I used two cable ties on each end to strap it to the frame. At first I used regular plastic cable ties and had no problems, but by the time I bought the Parkliner I had discovered the stainless steel cable ties at Lowes and used those.
Sorry, but I can't provide pictures since I no longer have an example to photograph.

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I have no better place to put it Walt. Did your Parkliner have the new battery box? There's no room anywhere else, unless I want to buy one of those things Jim suggested and mount it to the side of the trailer. Things are tight enough up front anyways, but I only access that battery box a few times a year, and it's easy to remove (once the propane tank cover and propane tanks are removed). I can't find a better place to put it, but I am sure open to suggestions. Where I have it now will be handy.

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I to enjoy the rewards of building and doing things, and have done so all my life. In fact it is what I do for a living. So, I do understand that reasoning. I guess for me it comes down to having to make a choice in what I take on, as I easily have two lifetimes of projects ahead of me I could do, and I want to spend some of it camping.

I just picked a random length to post too, there is also 46" and 26" available as well.
My tube is exactly the correct length Jim, one of the benefits to making my own. Out first planned camping trip is mid-June, so time is not a factor. I too have a lot of projects, but enjoy making my egg a better egg!

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My Parkliner was an early one with the batteries inside so no battery box. I guess a frame mount won't work for you. Too bad, but at least you have the storage space. That was one of the things I didn't like about the Parkliner.
Two big, necessary changes to the Parkliner in my mind were batteries on the tongue and roof mounted AC. Together they take care of the lack of storage I found on mine.

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P.S. Sorry about the duplicated posts aboved. A glitch on my computer.
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