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Old 08-14-2014, 07:28 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by Nortie16 View Post
I have a length of white vinyl fence post I'm going to use for my sewer hose. I'd like to paint it so it blends in better with my brown/tan trailer.

I've heard (but don't know if it's true) that painting vinyl in a dark color is not a good idea because of possible warping in the sun. Are these resistant to warpage? I certainly know, from years ago, what happens with vinyl records left in the sun, but don't know if the vinyl in these posts is different.

Would appreciate any advice concerning painting with a darker color (should I go with a lighter tan?), and what type of paint to use. Anyone painted their post in a darker color (black?)

Some hoses and there connections won't fit in the bumper.



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Old 08-14-2014, 07:33 AM   #52
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thus the reason for the 5x5 fence post... my Rino hose & 90 fit in it

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:36 AM   #53
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Originally Posted by purduepete97 View Post
I think the last post kind of answered my question, but just trying to figure out why people do this vs using the rear bumper for sewer hose storage?? Fairly new to TT's, so maybe it is that not all TTs have a 4 inch bumper??

Speaking of being new to TTs and thus new to dump stations, we got a kit with two 10-ft tube sections and a 90 degree elbow. Two questions:
1. When dumping at a dump station on your way out of the campground, do you use the 90 degree elbow or just (gently/carefully) put the end of your hose into the dump "hole"?
2. Where do you store the 90 degree elbow? Obviously won't fit into the bumper. Our TT has only one large outside storage compartment, and I really don't want to put it in there with our other "non-gross" stuff. Any creative solutions for an under-trailer storage rack/hook/container for this piece of the sewage system?

I like using fence posts for his storage as they went ever rust. Some have had problems after some time, with their hose getting pin holes from sliding inside our back out of the bumper after it gets some inner rust.

As far as storage of the ends, I use a smallish Rubbermaid that seals up well, and it lives in the basement. Next to it is a pack of disposable gloves, a bottle of bleach mix for spraying anything questionable, and a small pump if hand sanitizer.
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Old 08-14-2014, 07:47 AM   #54
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Things to put in fence post mod.
Outdoor mats.
Awning sun screens.
Sewer hoses and connections.
Fishing poles.
Flag poles.
Collapsible ladder.


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Old 08-14-2014, 05:47 PM   #55
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My hoses catch on something inside the bumper which can make removal very difficult. The spare tire holder was extended by a previous owner which, I suspect, has left some welding leftovers inside. The weight of the spare on that extended arm also is probably twisting the bumper slightly. I've got my fence post and am waiting for cooler weather to decide how to mount it.

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