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Old 11-04-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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Sewer Hose Carrier

One of the doors on our sewer hose carrier had a broken hinge. Went to look for a replacement and found the door, but also found a "sewer hose carrier bracket." So I replaced the Escape provided plumbers hanging strap.

While I was under the trailer I also replaced the plywood under the batteries with pieces old cutting board and stainless hardware. The plywood was already starting to delaminate and the bolts were rusting.

Might have been for nothing but I feel better.

Bill
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Old 11-04-2016, 07:27 PM   #2
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No, not for nothing. Whenever you have plywood delamination and rust, it's best to repair it.

What was wrong with the pipe strap?
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:49 PM   #3
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I like the plastic replacing plywood... as long as the battery rests over the steel supports, so the weight of the battery is not carried by the plastic. Under continual bending load any polymer (plastic) used for a cutting board will sag over time.
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Old 11-04-2016, 10:38 PM   #5
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I like the plastic replacing plywood... as long as the battery rests over the steel supports, so the weight of the battery is not carried by the plastic. Under continual bending load any polymer (plastic) used for a cutting board will sag over time.
Yup, like maybe 20 years for UHMW with a distributed load. One could put an aluminum load bearing sheet under the plastic and get another few decades, though.
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Yup, like maybe 20 years for UHMW with a distributed load.
I suppose a cutting board might be ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene; it could also be cheap low-density polyethylene (LDPE). In discussions in FiberglassRV some people have suggested King StarBoard for cabinets, and it appears from many online posts that this stuff sags under just its own weight (not holding up anything at all) when used horizontally... and it is high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The Corian sink cover panels in my motorhome's kitchen have sagged over the years, and nothing heavy is left on them... and Corian is acrylic, which is much stiffer than any polyethylene.

But if anyone's curious... place a plastic cutting board supported only on the ends, plunk an old battery on it in the middle (so the battery case is not over the supports), and check it in a month (or a year).

The battery case is great structurally - it only needs to be supported at the ends or sides, and the battery will support itself, not needing a shelf. The cutting board should be great protection for the battery from road debris.
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One of the doors on our sewer hose carrier had a broken hinge. Went to look for a replacement and found the door, but also found a "sewer hose carrier bracket." So I replaced the Escape provided plumbers hanging strap.

While I was under the trailer I also replaced the plywood under the batteries with pieces old cutting board and stainless hardware. The plywood was already starting to delaminate and the bolts were rusting.

Might have been for nothing but I feel better.

Bill
bill,
I like your idea for battery support replacement
as mine is showing some delam/rust
where did you find sewer hose carrier door and
bracket- how did you get bracket on pipe...qqq...
thx for info...frank gunderson Wrangell,alaska
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bill,
I like your idea for battery support replacement
as mine is showing some delam/rust
where did you find sewer hose carrier door and
bracket- how did you get bracket on pipe...qqq...
thx for info...frank gunderson Wrangell,alaska
The door and support bracket is available at www.dwincorp.com . I had to take the end of the carrier off, it was not glued that well. Then I slid the bracket to the correct position and glued the end back on. To make the support slide easier a little dish soap works wonders.

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The door and support bracket is available at DW Inc. . I had to take the end of the carrier off, it was not glued that well. Then I slid the bracket to the correct position and glued the end back on. To make the support slide easier a little dish soap works wonders.

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Thanks for sharing the website.

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