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Old 03-24-2021, 09:14 PM   #1
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Sewer hose storage question.

hi all,

i have seen people use a fence post and mount it under or on the bumper for storing the sewer hose.. (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-...0700/202084745)

I was wondering if I can mount it using U clamps around the square shaped brackets I have under the RV?

(https://www.homedepot.com/p/National...-398/204660109)

thoughts?


Thanks,
Jay
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Old 03-24-2021, 10:12 PM   #2
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The fence post is 5 inch and the u-clamps that are shown are 4x5 inches and will not fit the fence post. The brackets shown under the trailer is to stop the trailer from bottoming out on steep driveways and such

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Old 03-24-2021, 10:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Cliff, I would have gotten the right size u-clamps.. however i had no idea of the brackets and their use..

I will look for an alternate place to mount the fence post.
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Old 03-24-2021, 10:30 PM   #4
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Well I have been looking for some u-bolts for my system also and haven't found any that size. Bought 2 inch alum strapping going to bend it to fit and self tapping stainless screw it to the frame beside if your going to get the u shape gutter the only place I found it at ACE hardware store

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Old 03-25-2021, 07:40 AM   #5
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The fence post is 5 inch and the u-clamps that are shown are 4x5 inches and will not fit the fence post. The brackets shown under the trailer is to stop the trailer from bottoming out on steep driveways and such

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so I was thinking about this more.. if I had the fence post mounted to these brackets.. would it really be an issue? likely will just scrape the fence post on a bad incline entry / exit.. right? i am generally very cautious of such inclines so if thats the worse case i will take that chance.

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Old 03-25-2021, 07:47 AM   #6
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Just remember to double nut the fittings or use a good thread locker. You don't need this bouncing down the road behind you. I wouldn't put much confidence in self tapping screws.
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Just remember to double nut the fittings or use a good thread locker. You don't need this bouncing down the road behind you. I wouldn't put much confidence in self tapping screws.
X2. What he said.
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Just a thought. I don't know what kind of rig you have but have you looked at mounting your fence post along your rear bumper if there's room available for that..? The bumper is usually offset from the rig enough that there's space available for mounting your fence post along side it. The bumper on my rig has 2 end caps that are removable so the sewer hose can slide inside the bumper for storage..
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so I was thinking about this more.. if I had the fence post mounted to these brackets.. would it really be an issue? likely will just scrape the fence post on a bad incline entry / exit.. right? i am generally very cautious of such inclines so if thats the worse case i will take that chance.

thoughts?
There have been reports here showing those thin brackets being bent, squashed and totally ripped from underneath the R/V.

I believe they are designed to give some protection but light enough to bend or bust off if hit hard enough. I don't think I'd be mounting anything to them if it were me.
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Old 03-25-2021, 09:29 AM   #10
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I mounted mine with self tapping screws, no issue.
Drilled a hole in the bottom to pass the drill driver through, then screwed in the screw’s
The holes also let anything drain.
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Old 03-25-2021, 01:05 PM   #11
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I have my fence posts mounted using adjustable hose clamps. I mounted the clamps to the frame with self tapping screws. The clamps can be bent to accommodate the corners on the post and mounting the post is easier because you just tighten the clamp to pull the post to the frame. The end of the clamp after tightening can be bent or trimmed. I used 2 clamps on each side for extra security. I carry sewer hoses in one post mounted close to my drain valves, and a folding ladder in another forward of the rear bumper. If you mount closer to the axle, you avoid any low clearance concerns.
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Old 03-25-2021, 01:07 PM   #12
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Make your own hangers, easily with all thread rod, nylock nuts and some aluminum angle.
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Old 03-25-2021, 02:19 PM   #13
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Those square shaped brackets are there so they bottom out before your Rig. They are like a skid plate. It happens mostly exiting a parking lot going down a sharp incline. Could rip off your fence post.
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Well I have been looking for some u-bolts for my system also and haven't found any that size. Bought 2 inch alum strapping going to bend it to fit and self tapping stainless screw it to the frame beside if your going to get the u shape gutter the only place I found it at ACE hardware store

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Anyone looking for the Ubolts you can find them on Zoro. I ordered two for my 5x5 fence post project. I used the 7 inch lenght you can also get 9 inch if you need longer ones.
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Old 03-25-2021, 03:32 PM   #15
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Why not just purchase the tubes made for sewer hoses and mount them to the frame? I put two under my R-Pod and they worked great! came with mounting ears so self tapping screws were all I needed. By the time you by brackets, fence posts, etc, it will be more expensive and sloppier!
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I have mine mounted w/ brick strapping. Mine is positioned about 2' forward of the rear bumper on. my 34RL2. Excellent addition, has never scrapped.
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hi all,

i have seen people use a fence post and mount it under or on the bumper for storing the sewer hose.. (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-...0700/202084745)

I was wondering if I can mount it using U clamps around the square shaped brackets I have under the RV?

(https://www.homedepot.com/p/National...-398/204660109)

thoughts?


Thanks,
Jay


Jay, why not just install one of these? Only $44 for a carrier that adjusts from 34" to 60" and, as stated in another post, comes with everything you need to install it.

https://www.amazon.com/Valterra-Prod...s%2C243&sr=8-8

In the event you need one that is longer, this one is $49 and is expandable too (50" to 94")

https://www.campingworld.com/adjusta...ck-104634.html

I installed one of these on my 5'er in about an hour and works great. Highly suggest to mount it to the frame in front or just behind your axles and tires, so you won't have any issues with ground clearance.
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Old 03-25-2021, 04:50 PM   #18
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I used fence posts and mounted to the frame next to the sewer outlet so it's easy to put on or off. I spent around $75 dollars total so not too expensive. The straps are made from ss strapping they use at most wherehouse's use for tying products to pallets and bent to fit fence post. mounted to frame with ss bolts and locknuts been on trailer for over 10 years now with no problems.
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I have both the Valterra and fence post. The fence post gives you a little more room due to the corners of the square tube. On the Valetrra I have gotten hose and connector stuck several times.
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Anyone looking for the Ubolts you can find them on Zoro. I ordered two for my 5x5 fence post project. I used the 7 inch lenght you can also get 9 inch if you need longer ones.
Tractor Supply will have those in stock, that's the only installation I'd be confident with, as mentioned in a previous reply, be sure to double nut.
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