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Old 09-29-2018, 12:24 PM   #1
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Slid out sewer hose storage

I saw a few different ways to make these online, hereís mine. Itís long enough to hold both my hose and an extension. Works great and now I have more space in the basement for the wifeís shoes.

I used a 5Ē vinyl fence post and a 4Ē half round rain gutter. The passenger side is mounted with 3Ē bolts and the driver side with 2 1/2Ē to give it a little slant. I also used rubber washers where all the metal washers are to allow some additional movement when the frame.

I secured the passenger side end cap with rivets since I wonít be opening it from that side and so I didnít have to buy a second lock.

Iím going to build a second one to hold cables and adapters.

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Old 09-29-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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you should patent this.
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:42 PM   #3
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I would if I were the one smart enough to come up with the idea. How they thought fence post + rain gutter= sewer hose storage is beyond me.
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I would if I were the one smart enough to come up with the idea. How they thought fence post + rain gutter= sewer hose storage is beyond me.



I like it! I used an 8" piece of PVC pipe and a couple of threaded ends with threaded inserts. problem is that I had to fasten it to the rear bumper with steel hose clamps. A bit rocky but it works. My new hose and fittings would not fit into the bumper and the bumper ends keep falling off and getting lost in transit. My extensions will not fit into that with the current hose I have so I'm needing to come up with somewhere to store them. This is the perfect answer. Just a question, why did you drop it away from the belly?
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I like it! I used an 8" piece of PVC pipe and a couple of threaded ends with threaded inserts. problem is that I had to fasten it to the rear bumper with steel hose clamps. A bit rocky but it works. My new hose and fittings would not fit into the bumper and the bumper ends keep falling off and getting lost in transit. My extensions will not fit into that with the current hose I have so I'm needing to come up with somewhere to store them. This is the perfect answer. Just a question, why did you drop it away from the belly?


No real reason. Just a few concerns with the flexing of the frame and mounting it solidly since the leveling system sometimes lifts a tire off the ground. The belly of mine isnít really flat either, so there is a little pressure in the center that I wanted to minimize. Mostly itís because I wanted it to be able to drain any liquids thatís might end up in there.

Iím thinking about doing a couple 8Ē one like you have for the area rugs and fishing poles. Iím obsessed with space management and having an extremely tidy campsite.
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:09 PM   #6
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I'm obsessed with putting stuff away. I treat the camper like I treat a boat, everything has a place and stowage is very important in small spaces. I like your idea and I'm going to use it.


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Well done i'm looking at different options for the hose for our voltage I'm gonna use your design that looks great. Between the shoes and riding boots I'm out of room
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