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Old 02-24-2018
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Default Water & Waste - Tips, Updates and Modifications

Starting this thread to showcase modifications that improve the water & waste systems, as well as tips & techniques to handle this necessary chore...

Adding Wire Basket Storage for the Sewer Hose on an M380 -

The fancy U tube dump hose storage in the compartment just aft of the drivers side rear wheels never worked for me. So I reclaimed that space by removing the U tube “contraption” and installed a basket (see pics below). Although McMaster-Carr has hundreds of baskets, some in stainless, they’re big $$. Instead, I found one at IKEA that fit perfect for < $3. Secured it at the back by snugging a couple existing bolts against the wire basket and in the front with a couple zip ties. The basket is positioned such that a stored hose can still be accessed via the small door, and the wire basket will allow the hose to drain after use so no more stinky hose in the “wet” bay.

There’s also room to add a shelf above the basket. Plan to place a plastic storage bin there so all the other dump paraphernalia will have its own place too .
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