Time for another project: installation of a sewer hose carrier. When we had our TT I stored the hose in the rear bumper... a pretty typical arrangement which worked fine but almost immediately the inside of the bumper tube started rusting... at some point this was going to be a real problem but we traded the trailer before that happened. The MH came with no such storage option so the first time out I coiled the hose into a 5-gallon bucket... less than ideal, and a real space hog in the plumbing compartment. Time for a better solution: the Super-Slider from D&W:
Sanitubes / Sewer Hose Carriers / NEW!! SUPER-SLIDER Adjustable SUPER-TUBE - DW Inc.
First step was to find a suitable place to mount the tube - I put it just forward of the hitch - tight up against the frame at a point where the camper's side walls are sloping up to the rear of the vehicle. This places the tube slightly above the side wall and fairly well protected... I ran a straightedge from the fuel tank to the "skid bracket" beneath the hitch and I'm well above that line. By setting the end of the tube back 8" or so I can easily snake the hose in and out.
The ends of the tube are screwed into the two rear cargo boxes... the box on the utility (driver's) side houses the furnace and water heater, so the next step was to remove the lower left hand drawer in the bedroom and the access panel beneath, exposing the furnace. I verified the furnace is sitting up several inches off the floor of the compartment so I wouldn't hit anything with sheet metal screws driven up from underneath. On the passenger side I used machine screws down from inside the compartment.
I needed some custom length 1/4" inside diameter spacers (I used 1/4-20 machine screws and #14 sheet metal screws)... turns out 1/8" black pipe has an inside diameter of .269" so I picked up some 6" long nipples to cut my spacers from.
The rest was a matter of cutting, priming, and painting the spacers, drilling a few holes, and mounting the tube. It's attached at each end, and rests tight against the frame (where I put some 3/16" self-stick foam to keep the plastic tube from rubbing directly on the steel frame). Being a belt-and-suspenders kind of guy I also strapped the tube to the frame with some 175# zip ties.
Very happy with how this turned out - the tube is large enough to hold the hose with all fittings attached, and long enough to accommodate both my 15' Rhinoflex hose and a 10' extension hose.