Originally Posted by dmdrj5
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.
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.
Richard & Diane
2014 Cedar Creek 38FL
With a F350 dually
2014 41 nights and 4620km.......and we're done