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Old 02-20-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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Storage tubes

I just finished installing two storage tubes under the trailer. They are made from two 6 inch pvc conduits cut to length with plumbing caps glued to each end. One holds my 7 foot folding ladder and the other holds an extra length of sewer hose and six 5 foot lengths of rain gutter to support the sewer hose. They are held up with 6 inch u bolts bolted to the frame. One is right behind the front landing gear and the other is in front of the rear stabilizers. Now on to the next project. Just like the stick house, it never ends. I love it!
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:54 AM   #2
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Hey Jim! Got any pictures of the units installed? As soon as it warms up here and the "White Sunshine" leaves us I hope to put some under our unit also! Did you use the round pvc or the square fence post pvc? PM or email me if you want!
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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Good job, they work very well, and tough as nails.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #4
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I just finished installing two storage tubes under the trailer. They are made from two 6 inch pvc conduits cut to length with plumbing caps glued to each end. One holds my 7 foot folding ladder and the other holds an extra length of sewer hose and six 5 foot lengths of rain gutter to support the sewer hose. They are held up with 6 inch u bolts bolted to the frame. One is right behind the front landing gear and the other is in front of the rear stabilizers. Now on to the next project. Just like the stick house, it never ends. I love it!
So how did you manage to put a 7 foot folding ladder in a 6 inch pipe?? Do they make a collapsible ladder like that?? I'm going to check Tweetys.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:47 PM   #5
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Sounds like a great idea. If you could post a few pictures that would be helpful.
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:54 PM   #6
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Tweetys has it. Now http://tweetys.com/foldingladder7.aspx is way cool. Will have to put that on my list.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:52 AM   #7
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I bought my folding ladder at Camping World. They had it on sale for $119.00. When it's open it's a sturdy ladder. It has a 300 pound rating. I'll try to post some pics of the tubes this afternoon.
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Old 02-21-2010, 04:12 AM   #8
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We have the same setup. Purchased the ladder at CW. We have the two 6" tubes. Ladder in one and sewer hoses in the other. We (me) drilled holes all along the bottom of the one for the sewer hoses to allow for drainage and air. We only put ours on around 3 years ago and have been RVing for 15+. Ed said he sure wished he had done this years and years ago. It is really a great set up.
Happy trails.....................
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:33 AM   #9
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Tubes for those folding ladders and extra sewer hoses are a good idea. We found a different solution.

We had a 6' CW folding ladder, it was to short, and never very trustworthy-sturdy for our needs. We replaced it with a telescoping ladder. This ladder takes up very little room sitting on edge in the basement (21.5"), and extends to 10.5 feet, plenty of height to reach even the top of the front cap.

Instead of carrying sewer hoses, gutter ramps and connection fittings we opted for the sewer solution. This is a single 10' 1" OD" hose that easily fits in the sewer cabinet with room for an extra 10' 1" OD hose for those extended reach situations.

There are different solutions to all situations, some are just simpler than others, and in our case, these additions take up less room and are much more convenient for our lifestyle.
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Jim, where do you find 6" pvc?

Mike, I got mine at CW, also. Folded it is not quite square. The long side is around 4 inches, maybe just a little more. Six inch peipe would work well.
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Steve,
Lowes sells 6" pvc and the fittings. You can also get it at a plumbing supply. It's not cheap. I had some lengths of it left from a job I did years ago. I cut it into 90" lengths. It was gray electric conduit so I painted it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:00 AM   #12
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Thanks Jim.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:41 PM   #13
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Jim, Do you ever post any pictures? I am a visual learner.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:56 PM   #14
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Jim, Do you ever post any pictures? I am a visual learner.


Well, this is a different Jim, hope my Pal Jim doesn't mind, but I have a few pictures of mine.

http://s112.photobucket.com/albums/n...orage%20tubes/

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:05 PM   #15
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I just finished installing two storage tubes under the trailer. They are made from two 6 inch pvc conduits cut to length with plumbing caps glued to each end. One holds my 7 foot folding ladder and the other holds an extra length of sewer hose and six 5 foot lengths of rain gutter to support the sewer hose. They are held up with 6 inch u bolts bolted to the frame. One is right behind the front landing gear and the other is in front of the rear stabilizers. Now on to the next project. Just like the stick house, it never ends. I love it!
So how do you get anything in or out????????
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Thanks OZ for the photos. I hope some day I get to meet you in person and thank you for all the help you have been to me.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #17
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Thanks OZ for the photos. I hope some day I get to meet you in person and thank you for all the help you have been to me.
You are kind, I would love to have a cup of coffee with you, we will put that on our list
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:06 PM   #18
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OZZ, What size are your tubes. Especially the one for the folding ladder.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:10 PM   #19
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OZZ, What size are your tubes. Especially the one for the folding ladder.
I think Jim said his ladder tube is 6", my ladder tube is as well
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