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Old 05-06-2022, 06:18 PM   #1
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Class A guys - where do you store your sewer hose?

I have a very heavy gauge 55 gallon drum liner bag that I store my sewer hose in, but quite franky it's a pain in the you-know-what to unbag and then bag it. I have a 43' tag axle coach, and I'm thinking about trying one of those sewer hiose storage tubes that mount to the frame rails, running side to side under the chassis for storage. The no brainer place to install the tube would be between the tag and drive axle, but that's not possible due to the the rear jacks sitting between the two axles. That leave in front or behind the axle pair. In front worries me because if I cross a steep grade crossing like a poorly graded RR crossing, I may hit the tube on the crossing before the rear wheels start the lifting of the coach going up the steep grade. Mounting the tube behind the axle pair seems safer to me, but I'm not sure how that might affect engine and transmission access, etc.

What have you guys done? Is there another way that I'm not thinking of? I have a port in the side of the coach for hose storage but it's really shallow, no way the Camco Rhino Extreme hose I'm using will collapse that far as to fit in there. I guess Newmar back in the day thought everyone was using tiny hoses? I don't get it.

On a similar but different subject, I'm not sold on the Rhino Extreme hose I'm using. It's got a mind of it's own, and simply won't collapse upon itself. It springs back to whatever shape it wants to be in once you release the pressure on it. Is there another hose that is easy to collapse in the length direction and stays there relatively well?

Any ideas you guys have would be gratefully read. Thanks!
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Old 05-06-2022, 06:43 PM   #2
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I'm not a tag but mounted a 5" PVC fence post sleeve (Home Depot stocks them) just ahead of rear axle and not had any issues.
I mounted mine temporarily w long cable ties and once in place used small dia steel cable and cable clamps around frame members.
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Old 05-06-2022, 06:43 PM   #3
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I've settled on the Valterra Dominator line of hoses and fittings. You extend the hose until it meets your needs, and the hose stays at that length.

I use a storage tote for the longer (15 ft) hose and the typical attachments and tools: elbow, doughnut, rubber strap wrench, hose rinse cap. The tote goes in the electrical bay. I put the smaller (10 ft) extension hose loose in the same bay, with its caps on. It's only about 3 ft long when collapsed. Finally, I use a smaller tote (in the same bay) for less-frequently-used attachments and tools.

What makes the above work is the fact the hoses collapse and keep their shape.
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Big giant Tupperware. A large plastic box with a lid that holds the hose and the connectors. We have caps for the hose ends and when were done, we cap, then put them in the box and close the lid. Slide the whole box into the storage right next to the wet bay. If we need to clean it, its easy to fill with soapy water.
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Old 05-06-2022, 06:52 PM   #5
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I have 2 of the PVC fence post that are capped on one end and have a removable cap on the other. They are both in the pass through storage are of my MH, one on top of the other. One is also shorter than the other. My rhino hoses will also collapse as long as I leave one end cap off, they are that air tight! I keep my main tube, I think its a 15 footer in the longer PVC post with the clear elbow. I keep the shorter and so far unused maybe 10 foot hose in the shorter PVC post. Both of these are up against the back wall of the pass through bin.

Everything else slides against the post, and I have enough room to take the caps off to get the hoses out. This has worked for me so far without any issues, ie no spills and easy removal when needed.
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This one stays put. The 15 hose collapses to 56 inches

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I have a bin that latches. When I had the trailer I would ratchet strap it to the A frame. Now I keep the same tote in a compartment that is sealed from the rest of the RV. No issue in 3 years.
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Originally Posted by pasdad1 View Post
This one stays put. The 15 hose collapses to 56 inches

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I have 2 of these in one tote with a bunch of different connectors
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Sani-con !

Hose gets coiled on the wet bay floor. Maybe 12"X 12".
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Two 5x5 PVC post covers suspended from the frame rails with perforated plumber's strap. One for the sewer hose and the other for the collapsible ladder.
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I use the Rhino Flex (not extreme) and they collapse and stay that way. They also came with air tight caps. If you compress your Rhino Extreme hose and install the end caps, the vacuum will keep the hoses collapsed.
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I have a pre-Forest River Coachmen that has the trademark(?) ABS sewer pipe carrier hanging under the sewer box.

Fit a standard hose, and the Valterra EZ coupler adapter fits inside (w/o the attachment)

Can make you own if you dare cut a hole in your sewer box.

Need an adjustable closet flange (seems to be the hardest to find), 90 degree elbow, short length of 4" ABS, and a tube end cleanout with plug.

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Plastic tub w/latching lid. Comfortably holds 5', 10' & 20' (capped & coiled) Rhino Extreme hoses. We measured tubs all over town to get the absolute largest that would fit into our smallest basement compartment. (My co-pilot is detail oriented.)
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Two 5x5 PVC post covers suspended from the frame rails with perforated plumber's strap. One for the sewer hose and the other for the collapsible ladder.
Off topic, but which ladder is that?
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