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Old 08-18-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Waste hose storage

We just purchased a 27HFS (will pick up next weekend) and could not remember if this TT has storage provisions for the waste drain hose. Could anyone help us with the answer?
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Not specifically for the hose. The only outside storage is the front compartments. I keep the water and waste items separated in plastic tubs in there. I'm thinking of mounting a tube or long shallow box underneath behind the tires.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:46 PM   #3
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Many have hollow back bumpers that may hold the cheapie hoses. If you get a good hose they won't fit.
I have a rubbermaid container that seals well and keep the hoses in there (one for main dump and i modd'd the cheapie to use with my bluboy). Keep it in the rubbermaid and in the compartment under our bed (blu boy too). No odors after 2 years of this so I'd say it's successful.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies. I am picking up my TH this coming weekend about 200 miles away and camping the night before in my old TT. Trying to have all my ducks in row. I will pick up a tote which will be dedicated for the drain hoses.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:47 PM   #5
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Many have hollow back bumpers that may hold the cheapie hoses. If you get a good hose they won't fit.
I don't agree with this statement--first off, what do you consider a "cheapie" hose? I bought my TT and it had a cheapie hose stored in the back bumper, but after 2 trips out I bought a RhinoFlex hose, then a second one for reaching from the galley tank to the drain, and they both fit (compressed) in my bumper. I also bought a plastic tool box and mounted it to the top of the bumper on one side to hold the coupler for hooking them together, the drain adapter, clear elbow, etc. I don't want any of that stuff stored anywhere near the other things I store in the outside compartment (I only have one outside compartment, the rest of the Salem's storage is inside, and that's also out of the question.) I wouldn't consider RF hoses cheapie, and they fit well. Shop around...
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:13 PM   #7
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That blue tote is what I use.

As for keeping the hose inside the bumper - while I've not done it's because when I asked about it I was told - the hoses will be damp when you are done with them and bumpers are metal - you will (eventually) get rust. This rust will then act like sandpaper we you push/pull the hoses in and out. The hose included with most campers is way cheap and thin and won't last long so I bought a rhino. While the hose is the same diameter the couplings are way larger, and it included caps so the nasty stays inside - no smells. the blue boy is also air tight so no smells.
But if what you're doing works for you keep it up.
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I mounted a 6" vinyl square fence post on top of my bumper. Glued a post cap (with holes drilled in it for drainage) on one end and another on the other end with a hinge, thumb screw and leash. All my hoses with connectors fit in it. It's smooth inside and won't rust. It works well for me. Clear connector and Y connector I store in a small plastic tote.
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Many hoses that comes in the dealer starter kit I would consider cheap. Mine was thinner than the Rhino hose I replaced it with.

Until I found the right container for my use I used a heavy duty trash bag. My bay doors are pretty small and many of the containers I tried were just a tad too large to fit through the door.

I find the length I needed that would fit at Rite Aide and I paid a lot more than I wanted but at least now the hunt is over.
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Well, the reason I was asking is most toy haulers do not have a rear bumper because it would interfere with the ramp door. Some of the manufactures build in a storage for the drain hose similar to the vinyl square fence post mentioned by bob213. I have been using a round 8" pvc on my last TT and will probably use it again on this one after I find a suitable mounting area under the frame. Thank you to all with your replies.
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