Okay, so I was able to raise the hose up and get a little angle in it where it exits the tank. Haven't tried it out yet but it looks promising...and free.
I crawled under the van to look and make sure the tube was still long enough for water to exit. It is. That's when I noticed a wire with a crimp connector hanging directly below where all the water has been coming out. I reached up to move it out of the way and the connection came undone. Wonder what wire that is? Gotta get that reconnected and relocated away from the water.
Also, unfortunately, confirmed that I don't have any clearance to run any tubing on top of the tank. The bottom of the bed rests on top of the tank so there's just no room.
Oh, forgot to mention, there is no filter at the exit at all. And once I raised the tube up, there's no way to add one. Now I'm thinking about a Brown Recluse coming out of the faucet when the GF goes for a drink of water. Thanks daveb.