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Old 09-06-2014, 04:33 PM   #1
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Under frame storage tubes.

Many times over the years I have seen 5ers that the owners have modified by attaching storage tubes under the frame. They store extra sewer hose and other stuff in them. I always thought they were just PVC pipes but I have found that the big box stores don't carry anything over 4 inch and the 6 inch I found on line is 18 bucks a foot. Also I seem to remember that the tubes were square. I'm thinking I'm missing something. Anybody ever done this mod and if so what did you use? Thanks in advance for your reply.
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I added two 4" PVC pipes for my sewer hoses. Bought 2 8' pipes at Lowes and cut them to the length I needed, put a screw on cap on each end and attached them to the frame with straps and screws. My sew hoses are 3" dia and fit in the PVC with no problems.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:06 PM   #3
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Smile Re: what material to use...

I think this video on YouTube should answer your questions about the tube storage.

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OK thanks guys, that was easy. Thank you for the info.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:38 PM   #5
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Go to either Lowes or Home Depot and to the FENCE department, find the white vinyl fence post cover and two caps. This should be 5" inches square and the sewer line will find. I have also seen where one has used a section of white vinyl gutter as a drawer in side the fence post so you can pull everything out for easy reach.
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I have 3 tubes I added under my Damon Intruder
First a 4: Holds a sewer hose but not the end connectors

Then a six inch, for several years this held my primary sewer hoses (I used the 4" hose for other "Rod stock" that I carry)

Then a fence post. I think it is a 7".. this is square and way easier to mount than the round ones.. I did a few things with the end cap that are kind of interesting.. Basically.....

One end the cap is simply glued and screwed
The other end.. I attched it on 3 sides only, then cut it off (Leaving the 4th side un-cut) shaped the 4th side into a "Tong" drilld a hole, cut a slot in the cap, cut off a bit more on th 3 sides (See note) and hinged it, the Tong comes out through the slot

A slide bolt (Common latch, not lock just latch) drops into the hole to keep it closed.

IF I were doing it again I would cut it so the opening cap is droppd slightly to make it easier for the tong to make the slot.

Works very nice.
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I used 8" pvc air duct. Comes in 10' lengths.
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Go to either Lowes or Home Depot and to the FENCE department, find the white vinyl fence post cover and two caps. This should be 5" inches square and the sewer line will find. I have also seen where one has used a section of white vinyl gutter as a drawer in side the fence post so you can pull everything out for easy reach.
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I bought mine storage(sewer pipe) pipe at Camping world-came with mounting flanges and holds pipe with all fittings(use Rino) 15 minutes to drill 4 holes for mounting!$55
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