Sewage Pipe Stowage..

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  1. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Might have been talked about before, but I cannot find a thread about it,,

    How do you stow your sewage pipe ??

    Just an idea,, would it be feasable to get and make a length of the plastic home sewer pipe, put a couple of screw ends on and fix it on the outside of your rig underneath from side to side with some pipe type brackets, thus eleviating having a box (which I have) taking up valuble space in your boot/outside lockers..

    I have two lengths of flexi sewer hose and joined together are approx 7ft and stretched approx 30ft, So a length across the rig approx 8ft, I would only need one length.

    When using just slide out use clean and slide back into tube,, and a padlock can also be incorporated in the lids for security.. I think that the home plastic sewer pipe is approx 5 - 6 inches, so by my reackoning your pipe and joints should slide in ok, I will try and make one in the next few days and let you know the outcome.. :thumb:

    Now some one shoot me down and say, Oh,, what a crap idea,, (sewer pipe crap,,, Oh forget it)) I`ll get me coat.. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Doh:
     
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    Hi

    That's a fairly common way of doing it, I've seen them across the rear bumpers on RVs ..

    good plan, look forward to some pics when it's done..

    I stuff mine in a locker, but I only have one length.

    Jim
     
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    I would like to see the pics I've been threatening to do this for ages, Duncan described it to me ages ago but I've never got around to it. It would certainly tidy up the locker. Good luck keep us posted. :thumb:
     
  4. Jim

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    If space is really important then Rhinoflex collapses from about 15 feet down to a very manageable 3. Rhinoflex
     
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    Thats a really good idea. I have a box section waste pipe storage section built in to my mh as most arv's have but its not wide enough to take a 3" drain which in itself is very strange.

    Just now I'm taking up a lot of locker space. The other thing is when I open the locker the hose springs out like zebberdy or what ever the cartoon characters name is.

    Its embarrasing wrestling with a waste hose around your neck. Its like they have a life of their own with their mission being too pi## off human beings.

    Cheers
    Jim :Laughing:
     
  6. sinbad1

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    Have you thought of using one of those tubes you see on EX BT vans got the bkts and lockable end caps made for the job . Guess you could pick one up from a scrap yard cheap enough.:BigGrin:


    Click here to see what i mean

    see second picture leaning against the wall
     
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    Hi on my Monaco there is a storage compartment for the hose in the sewer locker you can just see the little door to the right in the locker, pic taken whilst flushing the black tank!

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    Regards Pat
     
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    Well, I have made it up, with a blank one end and a screw thread on the other, which I will put a hasp/padlock on,, (Dont know who would want to nick a sewer pipe :Wink

    At the moment just to see if it would work I have cable tied it to the rear bumper, It seems to be OK,, Tomorrow I shall fit it underneath. Out of site.

    I reackon I can get my Beach fishing Rod in as well,, so killing two birds with one stone. :thumb:

    Total cost £19.85p..

    Hopefully photo`s here.
     

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    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Afraid 5ers have not got as much space as you big M/H boys Jim,, and I think my misses thinks we are away for 3 years not 3 months. :Wink:

     
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    hi maurice,
    i suggested this a while back after seeing it on a 5er i was looking at.

    some 5er's have a completely hollow bumper tube which is used to stow the hose, the Amerilite and Trailite are but two.
    would it not be better to use the bumper as you wont loose any ground clearance like you will underslinging it.

    looking at your bumper im sure the end cap could be modified to be openable.
     
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    Just remembered a tip from Duncan when I was talking about this.

    Drill a few small holes along the bottom to let out any fluid that might be left in the pipe save having a horrible pong when you open up.
     
  12. Lindy-C

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    Mo, your bumper is designed to store the sewer hose, that black plug is removeable. Hinged plugs are also available for ease of use.
     
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    Being thinking about sewer hoses :)Blush::Blush:)

    I have had problems with all the hoses i have had splitting sepecially when it is cold, so i was thinking about using the flat hose, same type that firemen use but it goes totally flat then not in use, the problem i have found so far is that you have to buy 100m of the dam stuff, trying to get a small amount to try it first.
     
  14. Lindy-C

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    Personally I'd invest in a decent grade RV dump hose. I doubt gravity pressure alone would be sufficient to open up a 3" flat hose....fire hoses have a heck of a lot of pressure going through them to push the water through. We don't supply flat hose with macerator pumps for the same reason....they stick together and are prone to kinking, people have been known to have problems with them.
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions,,,

    The Bumper will take the hose on its own (Just Fits, with very little space) But I dont think the misses fancy`s putting on the joiners and the big one that fit`s onto the 5er`s drain socket every time we need to empty,,, I think that is one thing that let`s them down, had they made the box section an inch bigger the pipe fittings would fit as well, and would not need taking off each time, Yes the end caps do come off that is where I tried the pipe originaly, Hence the way I have gone.. From the ground to the bottom of the bumper is 22 inches, so if I leave it there it should be ok, :thumb:

    That is one good idea,, Cheers. :thumb:

    Thanks Lindy,, afraid there is only about a quarter of an inch between the pipe and box section of the bumper,, and as explained we would have to keep removing the fittings,, silly design really,, But if I can get some locking end plugs,, I will be able to stuff a few rods and bits up there,, Do you sell locking end plugs??

    Thanks
    Maurice..
     
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    Hi mo that's what I've done with my 5ver but on the sealed end I've used the vent that usualy goes on the end of the domestic soil pipe, it lets the pipe breath & any water trapped in there can drain out.:Eeek::Eeek:
     
  17. Lindy-C

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    They don't make "locking" ones as far as I am aware.....as has been said, who would want to nick a used sewer hose? :Laughing:
    That said, a hinged plug could no doubt be "modified" with a small hasp if need be.

    For the record, we keep a sewer hose complete with adapter in the rear bumper of our C Class without any problem.
     
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    I have a 2m flat hose that gravity empties easily enough because its mostly on the vertical but if it were any longer as Linda says the pressure wouldn't open it. At Americana I bought some excellent quality flat hose from Duncan at Star Spangled for use with the macerator. It opens up really easily, though I still run a bit of grey through before the black. I have separate lengths at 30m, 10m and 5m and it works a treat. Make sure there are no kinks in it though:Eeek:
     
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    Be warey about storing your dump hose in the bumper .
    I've read quite a few posts on American forums recently where people are complaining about using this method long term. Apparently, the inside faces of the bumper rust over time and due to vibration when travelling, the rust causes pin prick holes all over your expensive dump hose!:Sad:
    I intend to use Mo's plastic storage pipe method when we get our 5ver:thumb
     
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    I imagine that putting wet and dripping sewer hoses inside the bumper will increase the chances of rust. The last thing anyone needs are those small holes in dump hoses:Eek!: I must admit though, the bumper seems an ideal place to store the hose. It might be a better idea to rustproof the inside of the bumper and use it. Shouldn't be to hard to get a bit of underseal in there with a rag or brush on a stick. Especially as you would want to get the hose in there every now and then anyway.
     
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