One of our least beloved tasks as RV owners is to periodically empty the storage tanks when they get full. This commonly called "Dumping". As an extra bonus, we must also must carry around an unsightly and sometimes smelly sewer hose used for this one and only task.
RV Speak: Many RVers refer to the sewer hose as their "Stinky Slinky". Walk through an RV park around checkout time and you will no-double see many a grown man trying to master the stinky slinky?
How To Hide Your Sewer Hose (a.k.a. the "Stinky Slinky")
Sewer hoses are awkward, bulky and sometimes smelly things that can take up valuable space in your storage compartments. What to do? I know folks who have kept the hoses in their rear bumper which can cause the bumper to rust from the inside. You can also purchase a plastic storage tube that you can proudly attach to your RV, usually on the back, for other travelers to admire. Mounted under your RV? Perhaps. Well I wanted a better option.
I came up with a better way to store my hoses and keep them completely out of site and out of the way. I call it the "Disappearing Sewer Hose." Check out the video and find out what I did.
If you decide to take on this project, here are some pictures to help you out.
|The new hose storage compartment is attached to the sewer bay|
|I purchased 8 foot vinyl fence posts from Home Depot for around $25 each|
|The 5x5 inch fence post is wide enough to store your hose attachments too|
|I put a little handle on the cap to make it easy to open|
|The edges of the hole are sealed up and an "L" bracket holds it in place|
|I drilled a screw to the top right to keep the cap from falling off while driving|
|I mounted a holder next to the other one for my spare hose extension|
Well what do you think? If you have limited storage space, this solution may work for you. It did for me. If you don't have a storage compartment to hook into, you can simply mount the fence posts underneath. Finally, you can always purchase a plastic storage tube and mount it under your RV. But please do us a favor and do NOT mount it to your bumper. Nobody wants to see it.