College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Mechanical Engineering

College - Author 2

College of Engineering

Department - Author 2

Mechanical Engineering Department

Degree - Author 2

BS in Mechanical Engineering



Primary Advisor

John G. Fabijanic, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department


The purpose of this design project is to design, build, and test an RV sewer hose compactor device that can be used by the project sponsor and marketed to other RV owners. The goal of the RV sewer hose compactor device is to mechanically compress an RV sewer hose from its fully extended length to its fully compressed and storable state. Since a prototype device has already been developed, this project will aim to improve the prototype design to make it smaller, quicker, quieter, and more durable. Additionally, we improved the device to make it more user friendly and have better performance. The project introduction, research, and objectives included in this document define the requirements of this project and the approach taken to fulfill them. The concept design section illustrates the process taken to refine and select a final design and presents the chosen design direction. There is a final design section which describes the structural prototype design. The manufacturing section outlines how we built the structural prototype. The design verification section illustrates our testing of the structural prototype.

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Manufacturing Commons