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Where to Store Those Nasty Sewer Hoses!

Hi, Michelle Fontaine and today we are dealing with a very nasty storage challenge. Right? We have one cargo bay and I have two sewer hose extensions, and I’ve been jamming them in here. Gross. So we reached out to our friends at RecPro, and they have these extendable sewer hose support tubes. And our friend Jeff is going to help me install them underneath.

Now, one thing about these is they’re a little wider. Some people will say store it in your bumper, but the Thetford tubes do not fit in the bumper. So Jeff is going to take care of our storage solution. So, Jeff, here you go. Help me out.

Jeff: Thank you. This is the RecPo–RecPro Sewer Hose Holder, seems to be well-designed. Got an access door on each end of the pipe. So you can see it out of either end of the trailer.  And there’s a foot on the end- on each end that is designed to simply be bolted up to the frame, and it’s also made in two pieces and it’s adjustable in length. So you can change the length to accommodate however wide your RV frame is.

And we’re going to go underneath right now and start drilling some holes and see if we can get two of these guys mounted before the rain hits again.

Michelle: We have two because I have two sewer hoses.

Jeff: Yeah, the hoses only collapse to a certain point. So if you have one of the really extra long ones, it helps to have an extra long storage solution. And if you don’t happen to need both of them or one of them, if you have something like fishing poles, for example, or something long, some kind of sports equipment that is long and skinny that you want to have a good place to store, this may be it. 

Jeff: Select a spot for the storage tube or tubes that doesn’t interfere with any underside plumbing or hardware. In particular, avoid moving parts such as slide-out mechanisms or stabilizing jacks. Mark the frame flange for the tube mounting feet and drill the appropriate holes. Avoid drilling into any wiring or plumbing lines, of course, and watch out for those falling shavings. It helps to have an extra set of hands when wrangling the tubes into place. We used stainless steel five 16-inch machine bolt hardware to avoid rust problems later on. Knotting bolts should be snugged, but not tight enough to damage the plastic mounting flange. That’s all there is to the installation.

Michelle: The Thetford hose fits fine. Thank you, RecPro.

Jeff: Our new Palomino Fold-down Truck Camper has a lot of zippers around the zip-open windows. And to keep all those zippers in good shape, we’re trying out a product called SNAP-stick from Shurhold. This is basically a zipper and snap lubricant. It’s dispensed a lot like a lip balm type thing. You twist the bottom up, a little bit comes out the top. It’s sort of a waxy material. And in our case, you just rub a little bit on the zippers, especially up here on the corners where things can get a little bit tight, back and forth a couple of times. SNAP-stick, helps things move smooth and easy, may help unbind some of the zippers on your RV too.