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Old 08-31-2019, 06:16 PM   #41
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Got a 2 foot carpet square at Menards, some basement tile glue -> carpeted steps. They've been on for 2 years out in the weather and are holding fine.
I might do the same. I have a boat where I use those mats. I put male snaps on the surface they sit on and female snaps on the mats themselves.
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:21 PM   #42
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Great ideas but I'm looking for a suggestion on how to store the sewer drain pipe after draining the tanks. I wash it out but it's still wet when I put it away and I'm concerned about water on the storage compartment floor. I've been thinking of hanging it from the rear ladder until it dries and I can put it away. Anyone got a suggestion?
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This pipe can be mounted under the RV or trailer and aren't very expensive.

As far as cleaning and drying the sewer hose, I wouldn't worry too much about that. I let the gray water "wash" it after I've dumped the black, the caps go back on it, and into the storage tube until next time.
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Old 08-31-2019, 06:40 PM   #43
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Here's another handy gadget. This is a pot scraper from GSI Outdoors. Its hard plastic on one edge, and soft silicone on the other. I use it to squeegee every drop of pancake or waffle mix out of the bowl, or to scrape all the pots, pans, and other dishes before washing them. That way I can use a smaller amount of dish water. Using less water means less trips to dump the grey water, and less trips to refill the freshwater tank.

I think I only paid a few bucks for it, and I had it in my backpacking gear up until I converted to all boil-in-bag meals. I use it every day while we're trailer camping and it takes up hardly any storage space.
Awesome...just ordered one.
https://www.amazon.com/GSI-Outdoors-...25556746&psc=1
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Great ideas but I'm looking for a suggestion on how to store the sewer drain pipe after draining the tanks. I wash it out but it's still wet when I put it away and I'm concerned about water on the storage compartment floor. I've been thinking of hanging it from the rear ladder until it dries and I can put it away. Anyone got a suggestion?

I bought a plastic fence post with two end caps at Lowes, plus whatever hardware is needed to attach. My husband fixed it onto the frame just behind the bumper. It works great. Sorry I don't have a picture at this moment, but there are others on here that did the same. Here is a link to one of the discussion. So far the best modification we have done.
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I use two 5" fence posts with a 4" open gutter as a tray. Both my regular 2 hoses and spare hose AND all my fittings and such are stored in them. None of the sewer stuff ever gets stored in the basement.
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Old 09-01-2019, 11:34 AM   #46
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Here's another handy gadget. This is a pot scraper from GSI Outdoors. Its hard plastic on one edge, and soft silicone on the other. I use it to squeegee every drop of pancake or waffle mix out of the bowl, or to scrape all the pots, pans, and other dishes before washing them. That way I can use a smaller amount of dish water. Using less water means less trips to dump the grey water, and less trips to refill the freshwater tank.

I think I only paid a few bucks for it, and I had it in my backpacking gear up until I converted to all boil-in-bag meals. I use it every day while we're trailer camping and it takes up hardly any storage space.
And your grey tank will love you for not rinsing food particles down the drain.

We either scrape all plates, pots and pans into the garbage before washing or use paper plates.
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Helps with summer heat

We didn’t know how much we needed these until we experienced the unrelenting East coast summer heat. They worked well in California to keep the heat out while traveling or when away from the campground during the heat of the day, but often removed with the windows open at camp and at night when things cool down.

On our trip, we discovered they are great with the AC running, great for blocking the morning sun and great to keep prying eyes away when “Walmarting”

We got a huge roll of this and Velcro at HD for less than $50 and still have half of it left.

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Old 09-01-2019, 01:52 PM   #48
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We either scrape all plates, pots and pans into the garbage before washing or use paper plates.
We do too but we make pancakes a lot and this is way better than using a paper towel to clean out the bowl first.
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I bought a plastic fence post with two end caps at Lowes, plus whatever hardware is needed to attach. My husband fixed it onto the frame just behind the bumper. It works great. Sorry I don't have a picture at this moment, but there are others on here that did the same. Here is a link to one of the discussion. So far the best modification we have done.

X2. I have an I-beam type frame. So I used some electricians beam hanger clamps to avoid drilling holes in the frame. Lock-tite to keep things in place.
https://www.menards.com/main/pipe-su...2121417&ipos=5
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And your grey tank will love you for not rinsing food particles down the drain.

We either scrape all plates, pots and pans into the garbage before washing or use paper plates.
I usually take that kind of thing, a tub and scrubber to the outdoor shower. Also connect a two-way shut off to the city water at the post and connect the water line to one side. The other side of the two-way splitter gets used for all sorts of things.
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I usually take that kind of thing, a tub and scrubber to the outdoor shower. Also connect a two-way shut off to the city water at the post and connect the water line to one side. The other side of the two-way splitter gets used for all sorts of things.
We camp a lot in bear country and almost always dry camping. No washing dishes in the campsite.
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I actually did this to my power washer that I use on the trailer. The air filter cover would not stay on so a couple of pins and the elastic band from some tidy whities and it works for me. The wife is like..........
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Assuming you don't have a bumper to store it in - these are also available:



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This pipe can be mounted under the RV or trailer and aren't very expensive.



As far as cleaning and drying the sewer hose, I wouldn't worry too much about that. I let the gray water "wash" it after I've dumped the black, the caps go back on it, and into the storage tube until next time.


I just fabricated the fence post mod but havenít mounted it yet. Did you drill any holes in it to vent the moisture?
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I just fabricated the fence post mod but havenít mounted it yet. Did you drill any holes in it to vent the moisture?
The sewer hose storage on our camper was a factory install, but I didn't drill any holes in it. Our sewer hose has its own end caps, so it doesn't leak any water into the storage tube anyway.

I really wouldn't worry much about it... A little moisture/mold is better than holes that bees and other insects can crawl into. And, it is sewer hose storage....not going to carry a fly rod or a sandwich in there.
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