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Old 08-24-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
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New Bumper/Sewer Hose hmm

OK, here's the scoop ! Changed the bumper to 1/4'' wall to attach a receiver hitch to the rear of the RV. In Saskatchewan you can tow your boat behind your RV. So today got everything welded on direct to the frame, got it all painted up and dry, made my end caps, installed the spare tire, and went to place sewer hose into bumper and nope, don't fit, so looking for a few suggestions to your sewer hose storage and location? Was maybe thinking a 6' length of black PBC 5''sewer hose if it works, and long enough. needs to be at least 4.5 inch inside diameter to also accept the sewer hoses twist on connector. Just going to add one mention, pretty sure I won't be towing the boat behind the trailer when the wind is blowing at 35 miles per hour or over, as the other day towing trailer with a 50 MPH side wind was a hand full. It wasn't whit knuckle, but was happy to get home also.
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Old 08-24-2019, 08:55 PM   #2
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PVC pipe would work. You just have to figure out how to mount it underneath. I’ve heard of the Saskatchewan rule on pulling boats behind any trailer as long as lead trailer is dual axle and you’re within weight and length restrictions. Here in Manitoba lead trailer has to be a fifth wheel.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:29 AM   #3
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This is what I use.
I believe it's a 5in. plastic/composite corner post. I hinged the cap on one end and made a door out of it. Attached it with handy strap under the trailer from side to side. Drilled a few holes in the ends and bottom for ventilation.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:18 AM   #4
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Heres what I use.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:28 AM   #5
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I use the same one as Papa T. Bolted a metal fence post side to side on frame and used stainless steel clamps to hold the tube onto fence post.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:27 PM   #6
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Well with it being Sunday and all, with no lumber yards or building supply stores open in this neck of the woods today, and feeling the need to do something, I cut down the old bumper to exceed each side of the frames by 1.5'' ( I think 74'' about). I moved the rear stabilizer ahead 12'' and placed the 4''x 4'' old bumper sewer pipe 2'' behind it. I know the old bumper is a little more weight than other suggestions, but I can afford a few pounds off the tongue. Just need to finish the electrical to the back trailer plug and will need to hook everything together and make sure all works as planned. I chased all the wires in the front junction box and got a new cable wired in but still need to run that to the back 7 pole trailer plug. I changed the boat to a 7 pole for the simple reason that every trailer in the yard uses the same male 7 pole plug rather than play around with a bunch of different adapter plugs etc, etc. Thank You to everyone for your suggestions and assistance.
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Old 08-25-2019, 08:45 PM   #7
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Never a fan of storing hose inside bumper. Scrapes on the rust. But, sounds like you found a way to make a storage area for free. So, it will work for you.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:07 PM   #8
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I hear you perfectly Mark5 about the rust and rough, but next time I'll use a better hose like Rhino. As far as free, well, I have to admit the install of a rear receiver hitch to a trailer must cost quite a chunk. I never priced it out before starting this little project but a couple grand can't be to far a stretch if you needed someone to do everything(electrical connection and chase the wires, welding, painting, sewer hose storage. I spent a long couple days already and if weather cooperates tomorrow i'll be completely done. The cost for just material will be right around that $300 Canadian money total, and thank God my neighbor did the 2 hours of steady welding for a 40oz crock which was only $60. Thankfully a have a pretty good tool selection and well dressed shop but not a welder, because my welds suck and always had a brother do the welding. Don't have to run often because I'm short a bolt or something, but do constantly replace materials as things get used. Lets just say I only needed the 4x4 and the female 7 to complete this job, had everything else. One thing i can guarantee, the shops that can charge $100+ bucks a hour aren't any faster than me, but I can also guarantee I'm pretty fussy, and when I plug in the boat and hook the truck, everything will work perfectly.. and at the end of the day it was relatively cheap, well I think that is !!
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Old 08-26-2019, 05:59 AM   #9
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Final picture?
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As far as worrying about the hose rubbing on the rust inside the old bumper ...simply get a peice of plastic 3 3/4" wide and the length of the bumper to line th bottom of bumper. Hosesits on a nice smooth surface.
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