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Old 09-28-2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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Storing the stinky slinky in Axis/Vegas

The geniuses at Thor, for reasons known only to themselves, eliminated the rear bumpers that could store your dump hose. Now we get a bumper that is useless for anything other than being a bumper. No one wants to put their nasty used dump hose in a storage compartment. Other owners have posted various methods for storing the stinky slinkys, so here's mine. I got a 5" square PVC fence post with 2 slip on end caps. Cut it to 5' long, so it could be mounted on top of my useless rear bumper. 5' fits perfectly between the license tag and the rear ladder. I screwed the right side end cap on and attached the left end cap with a couple of zip ties. Will likely replace the zip ties with something better but want to see how this works. It stores both 10' sections of my stinky slinky. I know its vulnerable to possible damage if I back in to something or someone runs in to me but IMO, it would be more vulnerable to damage if it was mounted under my Axis. I have pic's but don't know how to post them. Glad to email them if anyone wants them.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:05 PM   #2
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... I have pic's but don't know how to post them. Glad to email them if anyone wants them.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:07 PM   #3
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Yup look at the 2nd post in this thread:
http://www.thorforums.com/forums/f27...-3-go-820.html

Unfortunately my pics don't load anymore so I'll put them here:
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Didn't want it hanging off the bumper where it would be visible.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:29 PM   #4
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I uploaded 3 pic's and submitted them but nothing showed up.
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:34 PM   #5
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I uploaded 3 pic's and submitted them but nothing showed up.
Once you upload them you have to hit the little paperclip icon and put them in the post (hitting the paperclip will drop down a menu showing you the items you uploaded, click on one to include in your post).
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Old 09-28-2017, 04:47 PM   #6
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I like it. Further improvements are pending after much comment and constructive criticism from another thread. Hint - There is a possibility of decorative duct tape somewhere.
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:12 PM   #7
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The geniuses at Thor, for reasons known only to themselves, eliminated the rear bumpers that could store your dump hose. Now we get a bumper that is useless for anything other than being a bumper. No one wants to put their nasty used dump hose in a storage compartment. Other owners have posted various methods for storing the stinky slinkys, so here's mine. I got a 5" square PVC fence post with 2 slip on end caps. Cut it to 5' long, so it could be mounted on top of my useless rear bumper. 5' fits perfectly between the license tag and the rear ladder. I screwed the right side end cap on and attached the left end cap with a couple of zip ties. Will likely replace the zip ties with something better but want to see how this works. It stores both 10' sections of my stinky slinky. I know its vulnerable to possible damage if I back in to something or someone runs in to me but IMO, it would be more vulnerable to damage if it was mounted under my Axis. I have pic's but don't know how to post them. Glad to email them if anyone wants them.


I did this exact same thing but after being mounted to the bumper and exposed to the sun it did not last the first summer.... The PVC fence post sleeve warped almost the whole length and I had to split it opened to get my hose out.....
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:34 PM   #8
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Storage

I bought a plastic storage box at Lowe's that seals completely to keep the sewer hoses in. Not ideal because it takes up the space in the right rear storage area, but it takes care of the issue.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:01 PM   #9
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Happy for you guys and your creative solutions.

With my Vegas, two 10' sewer hoses have ridden nicely inside the compartment with the valves for two years. It doesn't matter if the hose is put away wet from rinsing it off, or covered in grass or sand. I can rinse the compartment out easily. It works so well, I won't be rigging up any other storage.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:08 PM   #10
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Happy for you guys and your creative solutions.

With my Vegas, two 10' sewer hoses have ridden nicely inside the compartment with the valves for two years. It doesn't matter if the hose is put away wet from rinsing it off, or covered in grass or sand. I can rinse the compartment out easily. It works so well, I won't be rigging up any other storage.
I have a spare 10 footer stored in the compartment and also have a 25.2. Doesn't seem to be enough room for another but I'm going to check. Thanks.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:34 AM   #11
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I too keep mine in the valve cabinet. I have a 15 footer and it fits fine. Don't see a reason to do anything else.
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Old 09-29-2017, 10:26 AM   #12
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:46 PM   #13
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Happy for you guys and your creative solutions.

With my Vegas, two 10' sewer hoses have ridden nicely inside the compartment with the valves for two years. It doesn't matter if the hose is put away wet from rinsing it off, or covered in grass or sand. I can rinse the compartment out easily. It works so well, I won't be rigging up any other storage.
I do the same as Mr. Sunshine. In reality after 16 months of fairly steady use they still stay very clean. I wash out compartment every other time I empty tanks. I also make sure gray tank gets a bucket of soapy water for last flush. My unit sits in yard plugged in and is both hideaway and extra restroom. We got 4 grandkids in front of house, we live in mother in law quarters.

Question on my 24.1, we bought a place in central FL rural area. Nice mobile home that handled Irma with no more than limbs down. It has an elevated septic cleanout. Would I be able to use a maceration occasionally to empty tank there? Is there one you can connect temporarily in line? At regular house in So Fla, have no issue.

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Old 09-29-2017, 11:51 PM   #14
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Question on my 24.1, we bought a place in central FL rural area. Nice mobile home that handled Irma with no more than limbs down. It has an elevated septic cleanout. Would I be able to use a maceration occasionally to empty tank there? Is there one you can connect temporarily in line? At regular house in So Fla, have no issue.


You're taking us astray here, but you should have no problem emptying into that septic line clean out. RidX is great for septic tanks.
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Old 09-30-2017, 02:21 AM   #15
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Also store mine conveniently in the valve compartment plenty of room and super clean.
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