Tom
The previous owner kept the sewer hose under the bed.
(Ewwwww!  Really?)  Did I mention there is some cleaning to be done... [frown]

Not much space under the 155; so, put this on the back bumper.
It's a 5" sq. vinyl fence post, caps bungee'd on.
Mounted on 2x2 salt treat, painted black and u-bolted onto the bumper.
Easy and not too ugly.  Fits a standard 15' rhino hose just fine.
I'd take credit for the idea but saw it on another forum.

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Alabama Jim
Looks very nice.  Good work.  Thanks for sharing.
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Crazycuban
Nice job! We have a 199 and the bumper has the storage, but the large diameter part that screws into the sewer doesn't fit. We keep that in a plastic bag inside another bag that stays in the garage then goes in the back of our truck. Does anyone keep it differently? That is one thing our trailers need more of, some nooks for outside storage. I cringe at the thought of that being under our bed.
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Tom
FWIW - the big orange flange and 90° that goes on the top of the sewer drop does fit into the 5" box above. You do need to disconnect it from the hose but it slides right in the box.  Nothing extra to mess with.  [smile]

Tom

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richardtc17
Tom wrote:

Not much space under the 155; so, put this on the back bumper.
It's a 5" sq. vinyl fence post, caps bungee'd on.
Mounted on 2x2 salt treat, painted black and u-bolted onto the bumper.
Easy and not too ugly.  Fits a standard 15' rhino hose just fine.
I'd take credit for the idea but saw it on another forum.





What is a "2x2 salt treat"?

Thanks!
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V & T
I think they meant 2" x 2" Salt treated piece of wood.
Van & Terri
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Tom
Yes, 2x2 pressure/salt treated lumber.  

Note that when you get it from the hardware store it's wet
and as it dries it shrinks so keep an eye on your u-bolts
as they will loosen up with time.  

[smile]
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Pboonevt
Nice!  I may steel your bungee idea - I have the tube bumper on my 150 which will hold a sewer hose, but I keep losing the end caps in my travels. 
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mtbikermark
I've made something similar. I used a 4x4 plastic fence post with a little modification to fit the hose fitting. My bungee is on the outside. I have a rear bumper storage but was told these can rust with the hose stored in it. I'm attaching mine to the bumper with super long cable ties 
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richardtc17
Tom wrote:
Yes, 2x2 pressure/salt treated lumber.  

Note that when you get it from the hardware store it's wet
and as it dries it shrinks so keep an eye on your u-bolts
as they will loosen up with time.  

[smile]


Does the treated lumber serve as a barrier to minimize rusting between the box and the bumper? Thanks!
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Tom
Well, it does hold the box up off the bumper about 2", so that probably helps, but no,
I don't think the treated lumber has any effect on reducing corrosion where it contacts the bumper.  
Its primary advantage is, or was, that I had a piece lying around the house when I went to make the box...

[tongue]
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richardtc17
Tom wrote:
Well, it does hold the box up off the bumper about 2", so that probably helps, but no,
I don't think the treated lumber has any effect on reducing corrosion where it contacts the bumper.  
Its primary advantage is, or was, that I had a piece lying around the house when I went to make the box...

[tongue]


Regardless, it sounds like a good idea to me. I am going to figure out a way to create some sort of gap between the bumper and the box, even a quarter inch. My 15' rhino hose fits inside my 4" bumper on the 177SE, so I am going with a 4" fence post cover, although will test first. More to come!

Thanks!
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mtbikermark
The 4 inch bumper is slightly larger than 4 inches. The 4 inch fence post is 4 inches. The fitting at the end of the Rhyno hose is slightly too large ( maybe an 1/8 of an inch) to fit in the 4 inch fence post. I had to cut some notches to make it fit, then cover those up with some Gorilla tape
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Mahlah
great idea will definitely put it to use soon
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