Abstract: A sewer hose including a corrugated central body integrally joined at opposing longitudinal ends by attachment collars, a first collar defining one or more locking channels, and a second collar defining one or more lugs sized and shaped for insertion into respective channels. A method of manufacturing the hose is also disclosed, including the steps of providing mold segments sized and shaped to produce the aforementioned collar sections as well as the corrugated central body, deploying them in a molding apparatus, and injecting a polymeric material into the mold segments so as to form a sewer hose with integrally attached male and female attachment collars, negating inefficient and ineffective attachment adapters.
Abstract: A bumper plug for a vehicle having a generally hollow, tubular bumper compartment and a sewer hose having a sewer hose adapter at one end stored within the bumper compartment is provided. The bumper plug includes a body portion and a coupler portion. The coupler portion includes connection member(s) configured for securing the bumper plug to the sewer hose adapter of the sewer hose. The body portion includes attachment member(s) configured for securing the bumper plug on an open end of the bumper compartment. The connection member includes at least one lug disposed on the coupler portion configured for engaging with a bayonet fitting provided on the sewer hose adapter of the sewer hose. The attachment member includes at least one magnet disposed on an inner end of the body portion configured for securing the bumper plug to an open end of the bumper compartment.
February 2, 2017
Date of Patent:
February 5, 2019
Camco Manufacturing, Inc.
Brandon Wayne Blakely, David Michael Krawiec, Zachary Ross Delancey