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Old 10-25-2014, 06:56 AM   #1
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Sewer Hose Storage

Setting up our new 38FL and looking for ideas to stow the sewer hose. The compartment built into the unit barely holds a 10' hose.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:54 AM   #2
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You are correct about the hose storage compartment on a 38FL. Bad engineering like the battery compartment. Most people use PVC piping secured to the bottom of their RV.

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Old 10-25-2014, 08:02 AM   #3
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I attached a 6 in pvc pipe onto the rear bumper storage of our 5er. I can put 2 lengths of sewer hose plus a plastic evestrough cut in half along with fittings into it.
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:07 AM   #4
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First WELCOME, Use the search function at the top of the page. You will find many options for solving you sewer hose problem. Good Luck
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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Welcome from a fellow 38FL owner...

Here is what I have done:

New Sewer Hose Storage
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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You are correct about the hose storage compartment on a 38FL. Bad engineering like the battery compartment. Most people use PVC piping secured to the bottom of their RV.



Good luck,

Don

Congratulations on buying the 38FL. I hope you have a great time touring the country with her. We picked ours up in April and had a great times in WA, MT, ID BC and AB.

For my sewer hose storage, I cut out the factory fitted tube and the mounted a 5"x 5" vinyl fence post in its place. I secured this to the passenger side of the basement storage compartment using metal support tape. Leaving the factory fitted hatch cover in place, the front end of the post was supported by brackets that I attached with "no nails" to the vinyl post. I then screwed that to the inside of the framing for the hatch. Covered it over with Duck Tape to help seal it all together. On the inside of the vinyl post where it meets the hatch, more duct tape to hide the sharp edges and the placed a length of gutter inside the post to use as a drawer and hose support when the hose is in use. Because the post is about 1/4" bigger than the hatch opening it provides a small lip to help stop the gutter vibrating itself out.


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Old 10-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #7
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Did pretty much the same as Hitch333id






Original storage tube top.
New tube with Rhino flex in rain gutter tray bottom



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Old 10-29-2014, 07:21 PM   #8
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For you guys that replaced the stock tube with fence post, did it fit in the stock hole or did you have to enlarge it?
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:54 PM   #9
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For mine, I cut the tube off which was significantly smaller than the back square portion of the hatch that is directly behind the hatch door. I then cut the remainder of the back plate off so effectively I had a square hole with the original hatch cover. I didn't even have to remove the hatch from the side of the 38fl to do this. I then attached the vinyl post to the inside square section of the hatch. The belly of the 5"x5" is a fraction below the hatch because the post was very slightly larger than the original hatch. This gives me a lip that is below the hatch opening and means that my gutter rail inside the hatch doesn't move toward the opening. To remove the gutter and the enclosed rhinoflex I just raise the gutter about 3 - 4mm and then pull it forward and out of the hatch opening.

I don't know if this makes sense. I should have taken more photos I guess.


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