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Old 07-01-2018, 08:08 AM   #1
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Prism 24M Questions

We just acquired a 2016 Prism 24M and have some questions.

Which compartment should I store the dump hose?

Now I have it in a tub in the slide outside compartment. The tub is on a rubber mat so it won't skid into any of the equipment for the slide mechanism.

What do you folks carry in the other outside compartments?
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Old 07-01-2018, 12:15 PM   #2
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Why are you starting a new thread on this topic when you started a thread on the same subject a few days ago?
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:22 PM   #3
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Because some thought it was about storing the Prism outside instead under cover.

I have questions about specifically the 24M because is is totally different from the other 24's.

Thanks for asking.
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You're right, I thought the other thread was about storing the Mobile Palace, and thus didn't even open the thread. I don't think there is a correct place to store the dump hose and accessories. I don't think Prism provides a good storage place, except maybe the hollow rear bumper, which could easy accommodate the dump hose, but not the fittings. For various reasons (none I'll defend), I choose not to store it there. I also keep mine in a small tub, but at the rear compartment; I think keeping it in the side compartment is just as good. I'd probably do that too except it's too low for me to get into without a lot of pain. I also have a couple of boxes of disposable gloves (cheap at Harbor Freight) near by. As an added note, I also periodically give the hose and the tub a good cleaning and thorough drying (don't know that it makes any real difference, but I feel better for it).
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Which compartment should I store the dump hose?
I didn't want to store the hose in any compartment. So I bought a hollow PVC fence post and attached it to the back bumper. I put a smaller piece of PVC gutter inside (so I can slide the hose out, if necessary) and added caps to both ends (one removable...)

Anyway, the whole thing stretches the full width of the bumper and holds many feet of sewer hose.

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Old 07-02-2018, 08:31 AM   #6
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So I bought a hollow PVC fence post and attached it to the back bumper.
We just got this thing so I walked outside to see the bumper and saw that it doesn't have a bumper.

Now what?

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We just got this thing so I walked outside to see the bumper and saw that it doesn't have a bumper.

Now what?
Hmm. My bumper's steel, about 9 inches tall, and crosses the full width of the back. I attached the PVC fence post directly to the back of the bumper (where it's gonna get hit first, before the bumper itself). I think I may have posted info about what I did previously - I'll see if I can find the thread.

But it doesn't look like my solution will do you any good. There may be some other way to attach a similar thing - or maybe you could mount it inside a compartment where it might be more out of the way? I do like the fence post and finding a way to use it might be good for you.

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So I couldn't find my own thread, but a google search:
"PVC fence post site:forestriverforums.com"
turned up a bunch of references to different ways of using a fence post for sewer hose storage.

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You are talking about the basement area, which I discerned from your prior thread. I had ruled out the Prism when RV shopping because they seem to be lacking in outside storage.
A stinky sewer hose needs to be segregated from other basement items, even if it is kept in its' own sealed tub. Its' smell will still permeate a basement compartment. At least I don't care for it.
The only place I saw to store a sewer hose on a Prism is, with some ingenuity, 1) up on the roof or 2) in a large diameter pipe mounted crossways under the rear of the chassis.
I enlarged my 2401WS's dedicated sewer compartment to handle more hose and fittings, but that mod would not work on the Prism.
Good luck!
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I just dedicate a driver's side compartment to all the sewer stuff. Really like the Rhino sewer hoses as they cap at both ends and no leakage or mess.

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