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Old 05-18-2014, 09:47 AM   #15
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My 20 foot hose fit into the tube on my 27' international. I remove the elbow and keep it in the bumper storage. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-18-2014, 11:23 AM   #16
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It would be great if the heavier hoses with the fittings and elbows would fit. I'm sure a box could be fabricated from sheet metal to replace the tube......I wonder if it would hang down to low and cause clearance issues? Where's my tape measure.......
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:26 AM   #17
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I put mine in a large Tupperware container along with the spare hose and all the attachments. This goes in the back of the pickup. Jim
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:01 PM   #18
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I put mine in a large Tupperware container along with the spare hose and all the attachments. This goes in the back of the pickup. Jim
Hi, I have known other people who have done the same thing. One lady told me that [she is a nurse] she filled the container with bleach water between trips. Those of us who don't have a pick-up don't have that option.
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I added a second longer hose storage tube underneath next to the Airstream supplied tube. It was an easy job and is plenty long enough for my longer sewer line. I use the short tube for fishing poles.

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......how you went about doing this? I would like to do this was as well. Did you just screw the storage tube into the under belly or were you able to find an aluminum stud to drill into? It just seems like drilling into the underbelly skin wouldn't be strong enough to hold a storage tube. I noticed with my existing storage tube there is an additional square of aluminum riveted to the underbelly and I'm not sure how to do that.
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:45 PM   #20
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......how you went about doing this? I would like to do this was as well. Did you just screw the storage tube into the under belly or were you able to find an aluminum stud to drill into? It just seems like drilling into the underbelly skin wouldn't be strong enough to hold a storage tube. I noticed with my existing storage tube there is an additional square of aluminum riveted to the underbelly and I'm not sure how to do that.
First I made more room to work under the trailer by backing it onto some blocks then raising the jack as high as it would go. As I recall, I did find one frame member of some sort on the trailer that allowed me to attach one or two of the support screws in very firmly. For the other two screw holes I reinforced the area similar to how the small tube is attached. I took a piece of 1/8" (or 3/16") thick piece of aluminum flat stock cut to roughly 2" square shape. Plain aluminum stock is available at Home Depot or any hardware store in varying lengths. I then pop riveted those pieces onto the belly pan with four rivets right in the area where the other screws were to be attached. Maybe a one hour job. Worst part is working upside down.

I did find that a clear plastic pipe extension I purchased to be able to see when the tank is finally clean was a little too fat to fit in the storage tube. Fortunately that problem was solved by partly sanding down parts of it on the outside until it fit. I now leave the clear pipe permanently attached to my hose. The link follows:

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My 27FB International has a short 46 inch long storage tube mounted underneath. I can't find a hose longer than 10 feet that will fit in it when the hose is collapsed. The heavier duty hoses like the Viper and the Rhino won't even fit at 10 feet. I really want to use the storage tube if possible. Any suggestions?
I have better luck with the medium duty conventional vinyl hoses. I find that I can fit a 10' and a 20' hose in the storage tube that way.

Have tried the Rhinoflex.

It is my experience that all hoses will last until someone steps on them at which point even the expensive ones fail. My 10' vinyl one is 3 years old and still going strong. I carry some extras in the bumper along with elbows and adapters.
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