I was sick of always walking to the back of the 2499 to retrieve my sewer hose while at the dumpstation. On the 2499, the sewer connection is in front of the tires.
I carry a 5' hose for when we just go to the dumpstation and that way I dont have to pull out the big 10' or the 20' hose we carry in the rear bumper.
So I bought one of the sewer hose holders, along with some metal strapping.
Here is a shot of the frame rail where I planned on attaching the hose. I didnt want to mount it under the frame, as I thought it might take away from that precious ground clearance.
I bought some Stainless bolts along with some Nylock nuts so I wouldnt have to worry about them coming loose from the vibrations. I made sure to put enough strapping that I could wrap it around the frame and bolt it to itself.
The sewer holder could have acutally fit perfect IN the frame rails if I would have had the right tools to shave the plastic a half inch, and drill through the frame. I was a bit worried about drilling through the frame, so I decided to leave it out from the frame a bit.
Once it was mounted, it rides up and away from any road debris right on the frame. This was wasted space in my mind, so I actually lost no ground clearance or any space that could be used for anything else.
If I wanted to use the rear bumper for anything else, I could always mount another one of these behind the wheels for my longer sewer hose, and get the poop tubes out of the back bumpers all together.
You can see in this picture that the sewer holder is protected from road debris by the front section of the frame that blocks the holder. This way if I was to kick something up with the truck tires, the holder wouldnt be damaged.
Now when I pull to the dump station to do the dirty business, I have the hose right there. The holder is also big enough that I can leave the clear 45Degree attachment on the end of the sewer hose in the tube. This is 100% better than having to take it off everytime and store it somewhere which I hated doing.
Total time for this was about a half hour and I think I spent $50