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Old 04-18-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Storing sewer hose in bumper

While going threw our demo the dealer told us not to store the sewer hose in the rear bumper because it could cause it to rust out. Yet the manual states you can store it there.
Anyone have a bumper rust out? Other options for storage?


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Old 04-18-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Might rust out in 10 to 20 years. Winter salty roads would make it rust out quicker...

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Old 04-18-2016, 09:57 AM   #3
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Some folks store it in a PVC pipe.

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I keep it in the bumper.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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Bumper. My bumper end caps have holes in them so just driving in rain will make it wet in there, can't really see the argument that a slightly wet sewer hose will make it any worse.
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Old 04-18-2016, 10:54 AM   #5
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It is possible, but not likely anytime soon.... What could happen is the sewer hose can get holes in it from rubbing against the inside of the bumper, and also possibly from what rust does form. Also, some of the sewer hose fittings don't fit or are very difficult to get inside the bumper.

To prevent this a lot of us have gone to a form of pvc or vinyl tubes of some sort. Mounted to the top/ bottom of the bumper, or like I did under the trailer if you look in my signature mods link. The 5" vinyl fence post sleeve also allows you to have a 4" u shaped gutter inside as a "tray". The tray can also double as a sewer hose support while camping. I have one almost the width of the trailer, and another I cut in half for two shorter supports. Fit inside with the sewer hose just fine. My fence post sleeve mod is mounted a little more stout than normal due to having a 7' GPL folding ladder inside one of the tubes.

I still use the bumper for storage. I cut down a 4" u gutter for use as a tray, and mounted a piece of 2x4 in the middle as a stopper. On one side is all the hot dog forks, and the other side is the fire tongs and poker.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:13 AM   #6
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I have mounted a 4" vinyl fence post cut the length of the bumper. Clamped with ratchet tie down straps. Painted the fence post black to match the black bumper. Vented end caps from etrailer.com, the kind that have the clamp and fish line attached. Agree the bumper may not ever rust through, just did this to save the hoses. Using Valterra viper hoses and the end caps fit with not problems. Mounted the fence post on top of the bumper. Bought a large square clamp at Tractor Supply to elevated the post slightly above the metal bumper to match the elevation caused by the bracket holding the spare tire on the 27 dsrl.
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Most of us trade RV's every three years. Half of that time is spent at the dealer fixing issues.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:45 AM   #8
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Still storing my RhinoFlex in the bumper, but when I uncovered it after winter and starting getting it prepped again I found that it was very difficult to get the hose out of the bumper due to the rust build-up. It was sort of stuck - and that was after just one season of use. So I've scrubbed the inside of the bumper out with a wire brush and naval jelly to remove the rust and applied a good coat of Rustoleum. The finish is very smooth, almost like it's been waxed, and any moisture that gets inside just beads up. After each trip I pull the hose out and let it air out for a day or two.
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I store my RhinoFlex in a SUPER-SLIDER Adjustable SUPER-TUBE that I bought here:
Sanitubes / Sewer Hose Carriers / NEW!! SUPER-SLIDER Adjustable SUPER-TUBE - DW Inc. . It's adjustable and I mounted it on top of my bumper. Works great and hold all my adapters as well....
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Old 08-06-2016, 10:39 AM   #10
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i did what ttavasc did. I painted the inside of the bumper with Rustoleum. I did that also on my previous 2 rigs. Works fine.

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