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Old 03-18-2010, 08:33 AM   #1
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Back Bumper Rubber end Caps fall out!

Some months ago someone here posted a DIY mod on
the rubber caps that hold our sewer dump hose
inside the back bumper.

Even though the caps seem tight and have to be pounded
or kicked back in place I've gotten home on occasion
and found one or both part way out.

The sewer hose must slide back and forth in there and
eventually bumps the caps out

I think their mod was to drill the cap and put some
sort of pin thru them but I don't remember the specifics.
We're going on a long haul in June and I need to make
this mod.

Can anyone post a link to the old thread or just tell
me again what to do??

Thanks!!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:10 AM   #2
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I have a copy of an article I saw in one of the camping magazines on how to do this and have it at home. I will scan the article tonight and post it. It addresses this very issue. I plan to make the mod on my trailer this spring.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:37 AM   #3
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Someone wrote it up here and posted details.
Probably last summer.

I remember thinking that's a good idea but I don't remember
exactly what the good idea was......
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:37 AM   #4
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I've seen where the owner just drilled a hole through the bumper and cap and just used a Hitch Pin througn them both. Here's a link to the type product I'm talking about. http://www.gotbolts.com/index.jsp?ID...ath=to&ds=dept

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Old 03-18-2010, 09:48 AM   #5
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I think you're right.
It would take a pretty long hitch pin to go thru the bumper.
I'm thinking one that long would be large diameter.
I guess I can drill thru and just use a long skinny bolt with a
wing nut.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:23 AM   #6
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I drilled 1/4" dia holes thru the bumper and the cap, 1/4" from the end, top and bottom. I then put a long skinny tie-warp thru the upper drilled hole, out the center hole in the cap, then up thru the bottom hole, out the center again and secured it at the top. Looks like a figure eight. That is my temporary fix till I can find either a long hitch pin or some reusable tie-wraps.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:28 AM   #7
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Or you can do what I did and installed one of these:
http://www.dyersonline.com/Products/...ap__30507.aspx
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I've seen where the owner just drilled a hole through the bumper and cap and just used a Hitch Pin througn them both. Here's a link to the type product I'm talking about. http://www.gotbolts.com/index.jsp?ID...ath=to&ds=dept

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I used "hitch pin clips" that I found at Lowe's. The are stainless steel, about 3" to 3 1/2" long and require a hole of about 1/8". I drilled into the end of the bumper about an 1/8" from the end and right down into the part of the cap that extends into the bumper. The straight section of the pin slides down the hole and into the cap and holds it there. The "curvey" part of the pin slides down on the outside over the cap. The pin has a rounded section at the top where you can just put your finger in the loop and pull it out. It works great and is easy to put in and take out.
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Does that door thingie have a secure latch??
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:55 AM   #10
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How do they attach????? I presume that they don't work their way out like the standard ones.
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