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Old 10-23-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Rats...Bumper Uncooperative!!

Since I HATE sewer hoses, I was out measuring my rear bumper in order to install a long, 4-inch fence post underneath it. (Why RV manufacturers are still using a small bumper that can ONLY fit a hose and not attachments just baffles me.)

But on either side of the bumper (on the bottom) is a metal extension with two holes in it.....grrrr... (I'm not sure what that's for...some sort of after-market thing?)

It's not anything I can remove (if I could, I would) and even fitting the post just inside of it still causes and issue with the side where the cover comes off/on for the hose.

I'll have to search around for another place to mount the post...it can't go on top of the bumper because the ladder is right there...and would probably look too redneck, anyway.

Hopefully I can find a spot near the front black/gray tank underneath the belly of the beast.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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Since I HATE sewer hoses, I was out measuring my rear bumper in order to install a long, 4-inch fence post underneath it. (Why RV manufacturers are still using a small bumper that can ONLY fit a hose and not attachments just baffles me.)

But on either side of the bumper (on the bottom) is a metal extension with two holes in it.....grrrr... (I'm not sure what that's for...some sort of after-market thing?)

It's not anything I can remove (if I could, I would) and even fitting the post just inside of it still causes and issue with the side where the cover comes off/on for the hose.

I'll have to search around for another place to mount the post...it can't go on top of the bumper because the ladder is right there...and would probably look too redneck, anyway.

Hopefully I can find a spot near the front black/gray tank underneath the belly of the beast.
Why not under the trailer?

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Old 10-23-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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Why not under the trailer?
Agreed, 5" PVC Posts work really nice and mine are mounted right next to the sewer dump.
Since they are in the middle of the trailer, they are also unlikely to drag on anything either.
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:35 AM   #4
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Agreed, 5" PVC Posts work really nice and mine are mounted right next to the sewer dump.
Since they are in the middle of the trailer, they are also unlikely to drag on anything either.
Excellent idea! What did you use to mount them to the trailer? The tray's inside those posts is genius!!
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Old 10-23-2014, 10:53 AM   #5
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I made brackets from 1" X 1/8" strap. Sloped the mounting downhill toward the opening and also drill several drain holes in the bottom. I also used Genova PVC gutter for a tray.
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:16 AM   #6
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I made brackets from 1" X 1/8" strap. Sloped the mounting downhill toward the opening and also drill several drain holes in the bottom. I also used Genova PVC gutter for a tray.
Looks great...definitely gotta get the black posts vice the white.
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definitely gotta get the black posts vice the white.
You'll probably have to paint them to get black, I used three lengths of all thread through the frame to mount them with 1" perforated steel underneath.

HD has the white posts and caps but I had to order them shipped to the store as they didn't carry them locally.
The trays are PVC gutters from Lowes, there is a thread here with lots of information.
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I made my "spare sewer hose carrier" out of 6" round pvc pipe. It is attached to the two rear bumper supports by 2 angle brackets that I made and large worm gear clamps. I painted it black to blend in with the bumper.

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Looks great...definitely gotta get the black posts vice the white.
Yes they only come in white. I painted it with Krylon Fusion spray paint.
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These are all great ideas guys. I am gonna do this mod very soon or spring at the latest.
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