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Old 08-21-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Sewer Hose Storage

On my 2017 25' Flying Cloud, the sewer hose storage tube was not long enough to hold my 15' hose with its RhinoFlex fittings so I choose to replace the storage unit. I had read previous postings and was ready to just build my own but due to time constraints ended up purchasing the DW Inc. Super Slider. I went with the 53" - 100" unit to ensure that there was greater overlap of tube length for rigidity.

https://www.dwincorp.com/product/sup...le-super-tube/

I read where some RV owners had experienced loss of hoses from the doors unexpectedly opening on some of these storage units while traveling. To hopefully avoid this I have placed a small carabineer as a safety latch (see photo).
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:47 PM   #2
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I use the tube to store my extension hose. I keep the everyday hose in my rear bumper locker.
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Old 08-21-2017, 07:50 PM   #3
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The gotcha with the bumper storage area is that a lot of people never got shown how to use the latches (pull and twist). Instead they try flipping the latches (which pretty much does nothing).

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The gotcha with the bumper storage area is that a lot of people never got shown how to use the latches (pull and twist). Instead they try flipping the latches (which pretty much does nothing).

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Not sure what you mean - my rear bumper lid has flipping latches.
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If you can't figure out how to use the latches on the rear hatch or trunk.
What are you doing with a travel trailer?
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Not sure what you mean - my rear bumper lid has flipping latches.
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Yup, that's *exactly* the problem. A some people never get shown how the latches are supposed to work.

Pull them straight up a bit and "twist" 90 degrees to use the latches. It's a bit tricky the first time, and quite easy once you see how it's done.

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Old 08-22-2017, 10:26 AM   #7
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If you can't figure out how to use the latches on the rear hatch or trunk.
What are you doing with a travel trailer?
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Yup, that's *exactly* the problem. A some people never get shown how the latches are supposed to work.

Pull them straight up a bit and "twist" 90 degrees to use the latches. It's a bit tricky the first time, and quite easy once you see how it's done.

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Sorry Bob, no twisting required with our latches. They work like expanding boat drain plugs - when the latch is down it expands the rubber 'bung' and holds with a friction fit. When the latch is up there is no expansion of the bung and the lid lifts up easily. (Note: the latch may need adjustment to work optimally. When the latch is up lift the lid and hold the rubber 'bung' and twist the latch either cw or ccw to adjust the fit and tension.) Maybe you have a different, older style latch.

To the OP, sorry for the thread hijack, but incorrect generalizations need a response so that new owners aren't mislead.
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My trailer is a 2017 and the latches on the bumper storage operate as I described. The top part that comes through the plate rotates to fully lock the plate in place. If I simply flip them down, they do not stay flipped. Might you adjust them a bit? Maybe. Why fiddle with a flip that's uncertain when you can get a positive lock?

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My trailer is a 2017 and the latches on the bumper storage operate as I described. The top part that comes through the plate rotates to fully lock the plate in place. If I simply flip them down, they do not stay flipped. Might you adjust them a bit? Maybe. Why fiddle with a flip that's uncertain when you can get a positive lock?

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That's the problem with generalizations, Bob. Not all bumper lids have the same mechanisms - yours are clearly different than those on my 2017 International.
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Up to a few weeks back, I believed that they worked by flipping. A fellow AS owner looked at mine and showed me how to adjust and fully lock them. They worked the same way on his older trailer as they do on mine.

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Hello all, just a short instruction on how I secured the hose on our 2018 16' before any risk in loosing it. Quite simple and less than $5...

All the best

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On my 2017 25' Flying Cloud, the sewer hose storage tube was not long enough to hold my 15' hose with its RhinoFlex fittings so I choose to replace the storage unit. I had read previous postings and was ready to just build my own but due to time constraints ended up purchasing the DW Inc. Super Slider. I went with the 53" - 100" unit to ensure that there was greater overlap of tube length for rigidity.

https://www.dwincorp.com/product/sup...le-super-tube/

I read where some RV owners had experienced loss of hoses from the doors unexpectedly opening on some of these storage units while traveling. To hopefully avoid this I have placed a small carabineer as a safety latch (see photo).
Looks like a great solution. The tube on my AS is also too small for the hose so it rides empty. I would love to get the hose out of my bumper storage trunk. Did you attach it too the frame?

Also was it shipped to you?

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Hello all, just a short instruction on how I secured the hose on our 2018 16' before any risk in loosing it. Quite simple and less than $5...

All the best

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