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Hartos

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We recently had a new 4" heavy duty bumper fabricated and welded to the frame by a local RV dealer. The thicker steel has caused our Rhino drain hose to not fit inside due to having slightly smaller inside dimensions than the standard bumper. I saw a few videos on YouTube where some recommended using a Dremel to slowly grind down the high spots on the Rhino fittings until it fits which seems like a sewage spill waiting to happen someday with thinner hose fittings. Is that the only way or are there hoses out there designed to fit a smaller inside bumper dimension?

I should also note, i am hoping to avoid a separate PVC pipe attached to the bumper, i see some RV's with that also which may be partially due to this same issue, not sure.


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Careful, moderate grinding shouldn’t be a problem IMO. Sewer hose leaks are usually on the hose from wear and tear and not at the ends. Catastrophes are fittings coming off.


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Many just strap the correct size PVC under bumper, no rust to deal with.

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Lwiddis wrote:

Careful, moderate grinding shouldn’t be a problem IMO. Sewer hose leaks are usually on the hose from wear and tear and not at the ends. Catastrophes are fittings coming off.


I disagree. I've personally never had a hose leak anyplace other than a fitting.


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Kellem stated your best solution.

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PVC pipe only carries 1 section of pipe. We routinely have to use more than one section to reach the sewer connection. I use a large Rhino storage tub.


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Super_Dave wrote:

I use a large Rhino storage tub.


Does Rhino make a tub?

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5" fence post. I have two 15' lengths stuffed in mine.
Mounted under the frame right by the dump valve. Easy peasy when dumping.

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When I first got my RV I did a trial run putting the hose in the bumper storage. It was a tight fit and did not go in easily. I also realized I did not want a wet, and not entirely clean, hose inside a metal bumper. I put an eyebolt up under the bumper on both sides of the camper. I tied a nylon parachute cord to one side and use a hook on the other. The hose hangs up under the bumper. It is quick and easy to put away. There is no rust or stink. The hose dries after each use. I found a lot of other uses for the storage in the bumper but that is a different story.

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The fence post idea is interesting. I was just out looking at the RV thinking about where best to mount a PVC tube and I wondered if underneath would make more sense than on the bumper.

A tub may work also, i need to figure out with my current tubs in the storage compartment what could fit. I have used my Tetris skills from my youth to figure out an optimum storage bin setup for both storage compartments... [emoticon]

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