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Old 09-18-2018, 10:18 AM   #1
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Sewer hose storage tube

I have seen others that utilized vinyl fence posts and gutter to store their sewer hose and I really liked the idea so I thought that I would give it a try.
For the spot that I chose to mount the tube, I needed to make a mounting bracket that would drop the tube 1.5" from the belly of the trailer. So using the material I had lying around, I cut some 1.25" square tube which provided me the drop that I needed and a length of 1/4" flat stock which I used as the mounting plate. I then cut and bent some 1/8" flat stock to wrap around the post and welded it all together.
To keep it from rusting, I finished it with some rattle can spray in bed liner.
Next the vinyl post and gutter was cut to length and I bolted it all to the belly of the trailer.
To secure the post caps, I riveted the right side to permanently secure the cap. The left side, I drilled a hole on each side of the cap. Then I cut to length some round stock which I machined a grove on one end so it would accept a circlip and the other end I drilled and used a hairpin to secure it all in place.
To keep things separated in the tube, I cut some PVC trim boards to the reveal of the gutter and snapped them onto place.
So far it seems to be a great mod and I will give it a try this week. My only problem with it all is that because I chose to place the tube against the landing gear, my JT strong arms won't all me to fully raise my landing gear feet. When fully raised, the landing gear feet are held down about 2.5" from being fully retracted. I really hope that this does not result in a problem.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:38 AM   #2
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Looks perfect! Nice work.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:41 AM   #3
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Very clean looking
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:28 PM   #5
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That was an excellent idea, particularly the slide-out tray aspect of it! It can be difficult getting the RHINO brand sewer hoses and accessories to fit in some of the existing set ups. I have the typical Valterra EZ Hose Carrier tube, and I still had to grind down some of the tabs on the orange collar to get it to fit. Your idea is way better.
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:04 PM   #6
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Tom39, beautiful job! Thanks for the picks, thatís my new #1 winter storage mod!!!
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Old 09-19-2018, 02:27 PM   #8
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Great job.
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Nice job , I wish I had used fence post , I used 6in pvc an extra one for the mat
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Nice clean job Tom. Looks good!
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