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Old 11-14-2009, 04:52 PM   #11
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

I'll be using Doug's solution before our next departure.

I do wish that the carrier tube held standard and heavy-duty sewage hoses, though. Glenn is right, replacements that fit are hard to find. I wonder if the design could be rethought in a way that also meant a more attractive holder for the license plate without unduly increasing expense.
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Old 11-14-2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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Re: "Stinky Slinky" Tug Trick

Hi: All... If you move the gear clamp along the slinky so the first spiral of the metal spring sticks out a little, near the very end, it will catch inside the tube and hold slinky from migrating inside the tube.
I would like to re attach the tube under slung of the bumper so the licence plate hangs down straight. Just fussy I guess!!! Alf
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:06 PM   #13
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In a pinch, I use the hook that is used to pull down the awning. Saves reaching in up to the elbows to retreive the slinky. Give it a good clean after though.
This is what I do all the time too. Works great.

I too am going to try for a different method of storing the waste pipe, not sure what yet though, but it will be a bit bigger to hold a better pipe.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:05 AM   #14
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Maybe Reace and Tammy can install a wider storage tube underneath the bumper... Is there something underneath that does make installation of a storage tube impossible? Height of the trailer should be no issue, as I am getting the lift axle anyways. The slinky seems to cause some issues for people after all, and it would be nice just to avoid certain things...

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Old 11-16-2009, 12:39 AM   #15
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Personally, I'm going to wait for the wireless waste disposal system. Maybe Bluetooth? I had it for my cell phone and I thought it was crap then.

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:16 AM   #16
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He Jim, you got an interesting profile pic going now.... :
Forgot to shave.

Actually it is the male gorilla from the Calgary Zoo.

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:22 AM   #17
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Personally, I'm going to wait for the wireless waste disposal system. Maybe Bluetooth? I had it for my cell phone and I thought it was crap then.

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That is a great idea Glenn, you could make a mint marketing it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:45 PM   #18
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This post discusses a hose holder that I made out of a fence post http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/in...howtopic=20567

To make it easier to get the hose out, I made a slinkly holder out of 1/2 inch PVC pipe. To protect the hose I made a trough to hold the hose when it crosses over the curb found at some dump stations.

The first picture below shows the slinky with the slinky holder and the 4 inch trough. The trough is 4 inch PVC pipe cut lengthwise.

The slinky holder is a length of PVC pipe slightly longer than the compressed length of the slinky. Both ends have a T fitting with small pieces of pipe to keep the holder from retracting into the slinky. One end has a removable T fitting, the other is glued. The second picture shows me holding the slinky holder.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:12 PM   #19
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Thane, I had been thinking about your solution and I think it might be right alone the line of what I might do.
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