Last year I purchased a sewer hose support, but it did not hold up well in cold temperatures and it subsequently broke on our most recent fall camping trip. So after searching Pinterest I came up with the following more durable solution:
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The following are the steps I used to create this DIY sewer hose support.
Step 1: I used a 5-foot section of 4″ PVC and cut it in half with a circular saw.
Step 2: I then drilled holes every 3 inches in the bottom of both pipe halves.
Once that was finished, I lined one pipe half on top of the other pipe half and then slid the top half to the desired length. I used pins (see picture below) to connect the two halves together. The clevis pins go through the holes in both halves, and then you use a cotter pin to secure each clevis pin in place.
The great thing about having holes every 3 inches is that you can make the support as short as 5 feet or up to 9 feet, 9 inches. As you can see in the last picture above, the more overlap of the two pipe halves, the more support the unit will have.
When I use this sewer slide at a campground, I plan to attach this support to the sewer pipe connection on the camper with a bungee chord. (I’ll have to take a picture on our next camping trip to show you what it looks like in use.) Then when not in use, the supports will store in the new sewer hose storage tube that I made for the back of the camper–details about that coming soon!
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Paul Oughton says
Great Simple Idea and sure beats the 30 bucks for something that may not last a season – thanks for sharing!
Hi Paul–thanks for stopping by and reading! Glad you liked the idea–it’s still working great for us. 🙂 Happy camping!
Great idea! Building that this week!
Hi B! Thanks for stopping by! And glad the idea was helpful–happy camping!
If you use sections of plastic roof gutter, there is no cutting (except for length) and it is MUCH lighter to pack around in your RV and they are way more flexible to nest inside of each other. A few times of trying to nest pvc pipe within itself or separate from each other will truly raise your blood pressure.
Hi Mike, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your tip! That’s a great idea!
I used a length of plastic gutter for mine, sewer line fits rite in you won’t have to split it you can cut it in different lengths if you want , you can wrap small bungee cords around it to hold it together , very inexpensive and easy, sometimes you can get damaged pcs at home depot for half price
That’s a great idea too! Thanks so much for sharing!