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Old 08-02-2012, 12:35 PM   #21
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FR could solve two problems by using a pvc tube for the rear bumper; 1) better slinky storage 2) no bike racks could be attached
Smart thinking.

Sorry to the OP, don't mean to hijack!
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:40 PM   #22
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I blame Rhino for not making their product pass through a standard 4" hole. They need to research the market before making a product.
Also, why should the consumer have to tighten the fittings?
I'd like to nominate this for post of the week. . Sure, we have probably built Sunseeker's after the Rhino came out. But I guaranty we were putting that hole size in looooong before Rhino came out. We're retooling our boxes for a larger hole as I type but it takes a little time.

I'm guessing companies design aftermarket parts for Ford, I doubt Ford designs their product to work with aftermarket parts. I know the hole works with slinky hoses.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:43 PM   #23
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I'd like to nominate this for post of the week. . Sure, we have probably built Sunseeker's after the Rhino came out. But I guaranty we were putting that hole size in looooong before Rhino came out. We're retooling our boxes for a larger hole as I type but it takes a little time.

I'm guessing companies design aftermarket parts for Ford, I doubt Ford designs their product to work with aftermarket parts. I know the hole works with slinky hoses.
If the hole is 4" and the hose is 4", it's kinda hard to fit any fittings that are required on a hose thru the hole.
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:32 PM   #24
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IMHO the problem is Rhino's for not following the 4" standard. I do not blame FR. But note something very significant here. Several of us came up with a solution and FR is adopting it! They should be thanked for it. This shows a company that listens and cares. Try that with one of the automakers and see how far you get.

In the meantime, some of us have solved the problem with the purchase of a less than $10 part and less than a half hour time investment.

Thanks bclemens and FR for listening and being responsive to customers!
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:46 PM   #25
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IMHO the problem is Rhino's for not following the 4" standard. I do not blame FR. But note something very significant here. Several of us came up with a solution and FR is adopting it! They should be thanked for it. This shows a company that listens and cares. Try that with one of the automakers and see how far you get.

In the meantime, some of us have solved the problem with the purchase of a less than $10 part and less than a half hour time investment.

Thanks bclemens and FR for listening and being responsive to customers!
Don't understand how it is Rhino's problem. Explain how you can possibly make a connector for a 4" dia hose that will fit thru a 4" hole. Good trick, just not possible.
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The "free" hose that most dealers give with a new purchase (slinky Style) is 3.5 inches outside diameter with no end on it. The other end is exactly 4" and fits through the hole by tipping it at a very slight angle. The Rhino hose is bigger with bigger ends on it. They changed from the industry standard. I'm glad they did -it is a better product. And now at least one manufacturer (FR) is changing to adopt a "new" standard. Thanks FR!
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If the hole is 4" and the hose is 4", it's kinda hard to fit any fittings that are required on a hose thru the hole.
It's not a 4" hose. It's a 3" hose.
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It's not a 4" hose. It's a 3" hose.
I stand corrected, I do think FR is to be commended for making a change, but a little practical experience would have been better. But, we all have 20-20 hindsight.
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a great hose is the polychute at polychute.com

expensive 150.00
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #30
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IMHO the problem is Rhino's for not following the 4" standard. I do not blame FR. But note something very significant here. Several of us came up with a solution and FR is adopting it! They should be thanked for it. This shows a company that listens and cares. Try that with one of the automakers and see how far you get.

In the meantime, some of us have solved the problem with the purchase of a less than $10 part and less than a half hour time investment.

Thanks bclemens and FR for listening and being responsive to customers!
Sorry davegood...I now nominate this as post of the week. Or maybe I'll just make this one for next week. Thank you for those that have acknowledged that we can't predict what suppliers are going to do. Rhino never came to us to say what they were coming out with. Personally, I still blame Rhino. IF they did any research they would also have a "Conversion Kit" (sold separately of course) that includes a 5" access port with instructions on how to convert an old 4" one. (Or we can mention that on their forum)

I just bought an aftermarket wall bracket for an LED TV...and low and behold it came with several sizes of bolts and spacers to accommodate a wide range of TV's.

But just to reiterate, we have requested a mold change for the roto-cast boxes, I believe that is done or close to done and we just need to use up current stock. In the meantime you are free to use any of the remedies mentioned in this post.
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