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Old 04-08-2014, 08:08 PM   #1
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OK Lets talk Sewer Mods!

So after today's...conversations...:roll eyes:...I went shopping at Lowe's and here is the scoop from my POV:

Rhinoflex with sewer attachments is just over the 4x4' bumper in a RV (OK this is issue #2 I will be discussing with Forest River CEO @ Goshen...)

So the REAL fix is the &^%$@!! Industry needs to make 5x5' bumpers - how the hell hard is that?!

So the MOD is: a 5x5" PVC fence post in Lowe's - 96" long so I will have to cut it down to fit the bumper BUT....

It will hold 3 Rhinoflex tubes - 1 5ft & 2 15ft collapsed with connecters on them. I have glued the 45 deg adapters on the sewer so they are done.

This will hold the sewer and I believe eliminate a sewer box from the basement!

As I see it this will store everything I need - hoses and connectors! All I need is the camp sewer connector (and I can put that in the RV chemicals box)

Issues before I start the mod:

How can I secure the end caps (BIG PROBLEM!) The post has end caps you can buy but they are not press-to fit...they "sit" on top (you are supposed to glue them in place)

The post is 5x5" - if I secure it to the bumper (4x4") what would you use?

OR....should I see about securing it close to the Grey/Black valves?
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
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I've had the rhino-flex since I got this TT. It fits in the bumper fine, with the 90* elbow on the discharge, if you line up the "tabs" on the coupler with the corners of the bumper.

Only problem I've had is it slipping too far into the bumper and not being able to get hold of it to pull it out. Solved that issue by making a handle with a long wire-tie (zip tie).

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Old 04-08-2014, 08:18 PM   #3
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I feel your pain. I just got a new 5th wheel and a Rhino hose to go with it. Its jammed tight in bumper right now, but don't like it. I'm thinking some 6 inch PVC mounted under the TT in front of the axle near the drain outlet. No problems with choices of hardware or end caps for PVC
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:19 PM   #4
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This is what I did. Put cap on, drilled a whole straight thru, bought some, I believe 8" 5/16 bolts cut off threads, and tapered the end. Drilled a. 1/8 inch hole in it thru the bottom and thru the head ( i was going to add a cable between the clip and the bolt head, havent gotten to it yet) and use a hair pin clip to hold it.

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Old 04-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #5
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I feel your pain. I just got a new 5th wheel and a Rhino hose to go with it. Its jammed tight in bumper right now, but don't like it. I'm thinking some 6 inch PVC mounted under the TT in front of the axle near the drain outlet. No problems with choices of hardware or end caps for PVC
Dave,

I was thinking that as well but the 6" PVC is *thick* and (compared to the fencepost) weighs a ton!

I am not usually a weight nazi, but I am putting enough mods on my 5er now to where I am considering weight when I can
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #6
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what gives? as mentioned my rhino fits with elbow (tabs aligned up and down) as well as my two extension hoses in the other side...and in my in laws trailer they fit, but a lil tight....

but many have said thiers dont fit...so are the bumpers just assembled randomly or what?

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Landscape nails might work too, I used a 5" cap on a 4 3/4" post cover, so that way I didnt have to worry about venting the end.

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I've had the rhino-flex since I got this TT. It fits in the bumper fine, with the 90* elbow on the discharge, if you line up the "tabs" on the coupler with the corners of the bumper.

Only problem I've had is it slipping too far into the bumper and not being able to get hold of it to pull it out. Solved that issue by making a handle with a long wire-tie (zip tie).

Rick
Hmmm..OK Rick I will check this out - thanks! (post late tomorrow though---it's DARK outside now )
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:23 PM   #9
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I like the idea, as far as mounting I would leave it on the bumper, less accidental fumes below the trailer, and the bumper will support any weight. I would think of some carriage bolts with some big ol' fender washers and fasten that to your bumper. That will allow for any stress on the plastic to be distributed. (not that there should be much) As far as the end caps, i would use a long stainless bolt (rust resistant) and a wing nut. Drill through both sides of the end cap and post.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:25 PM   #10
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Put 2 push button pins on each end of both fence post covers.
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