Originally Posted by BombDoc
Lou, how did you attach the structural steel to the camper?
It is not attached to the camper; just the bumper. By reversing the clamps and mounting the steel on the camper side of the bumper there is about an inch of space between the steel and the wall.
I made "bumpers" from white crutch tips and cut them an inch and a half long and mounted them to the steel with reversed bolts (washer inside the tip) and the lock washer and nut on the steel. Once everything is tight, those crutch tips are hard up against the wall and there is very little play.
I had to pry the structure away from the wall enough to place the crutch tips where they needed to go (loosening the bumper U-Bolts helped) then tightened everything up. The crutch tips are starting to show their age and I will need to replace them in a year or two (they are 3 years old now).
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