What You Need To Know About Your RV Sewer Hose Storage

Leah
Last updated on March 24th, 2022 at 04:11 pm. Originally published on April 24th, 2015

While you may want some extra feet of sewer hose, in case you have a long reach at some campsites…it can present a bit of a problem. You only have room for one hose in the bumper, and you’re not exactly going to want to store that sewer hose in your RV! What to do?

Fortunately, you do have a few options (that do not involve bringing that stinky hose into your home). You can buy an RV sewer hose storage kit, which fits near the dump valves, contain the additional hose you need, and come with a convenient case to store it. You can also make your own RV sewer hose storage space out of PVC tubing or a fence post or square tube hose carrier.

 

DIY RV sewer hose storage tube

Materials:

  • 5x plastic fence posts
  • 2 end caps
  • 1 length of plastic gutter
  • Piece of PVC pipe
  • Screws
  • Something to attach the tube to the RV

Instructions:

  1. Drill holes in the gutter and fence post to help with drainage
  2. Place the end caps on the PVC pipe and screw the gutter onto each cap
  3. Attach the fence post to the gutter
  4. Attach this to wherever you want your storage container

The holes you drilled in the pipe ensure that it will dry out as you drive.

DIY sewer hoses

Pre-made sewer hose storage tubes

If you don’t want to make your own RV sewer hose storage tube, you can also purchase them online at places like Amazon. Here are a few that get good reviews:

 

The number one rule of RV sewer hoses is: do not be cheap! You don’t want this thing to spring a leak, or worse, while you are dumping your tanks! It’s not worth the $20 you saved!! The Camco RV sewer hose is the most popular type of sewer hose used in RVs.

It is also great if you can get a clear RV sewer hose adapter for your rig. This is very gross, but you need to know the state of your tanks.

Some parks demand that you also have an RV sewer hose support, and sewer donuts are also a necessity now, and should be used.

RV Sewer Hoses

Your RV will come with a dump hose. It will spring a leak, so do not rely on it. Buy a proper hose, as soon as you buy your RV.

You should first have the RV sewer hose, before purchasing the RV sewer hose elbow connection, that you will require when dumping. Carry a backup sewer hose, just in case something happens to your main one, or have an RV sewer extension hose ready.

RV Sewer Hose Supports

Some people will let the hose lay-where-it-may, as they dump their holding tanks. If the connection is not on an incline, you will need to pick the hose from one end to the other, to completely empty it.

You should realize that this can be heavy to do, as there are gallons and gallons of waste in this hose. An RV sewer hose support is meant to negate this dumping problem. Several commercial solutions are available for the RVer.

Your rear bumper is an RV sewer hose storage tube. The problem with this is that the bumper will eventually corrode and rust. RVers usually make their own storage tubes, using PVC piping or fence posts, to protect their bumper from damage caused by corrosion.

Ensure that all modifications are secured correctly, or your new sewer hose storage may fall off while you are driving on the highway.

 

Hopefully, these suggestions for storing any extra RV sewer hose you have are helpful and prevent you from looking around at the last minute, trying to figure out how to get your hose home without having to put it in your RV!

Where do you store your sewer hose?

Comment below and tell us!

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