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Old 02-23-2015, 01:57 PM   #21
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Shameful? Yes,.... but that is our (mans) carnal nature. We laugh at others, when we each know that in reality, we are laughing at our selves.... 'We' 'point' at many 'things' and say..... 'see' 'that'.... Ha Ha.... knowing very well that 'we' also were or will be in that same position some time down the road. It is called living and learning and hope not to 'do that again'. Been there and done that.... more than once.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:03 PM   #22
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I feel for that person. that would so be me! I'll be installing a securing method to my bumper caps before our next outing.
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Old 02-23-2015, 02:26 PM   #23
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second question, how can you not see that in the mirror. LOL... I check the mirrors constantly.
I do also. I was taught to check them by my high school driver education teacher. He would place a folder over the rear view mirror from time to time and ask his students what was behind the car while driving.

Worked for me.
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Old 02-23-2015, 03:55 PM   #24
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Mine caps continue to work themselves out and at every stop I push them back in. Just this weekend I picked up a pair of Camco No Insect RV Bumper Caps. They are so tight, I will likely have to use pliers to pull them out... The main reason for getting them was last year I stuck my finger in the hole to remove them and disturbed a wasp nest.....
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:22 PM   #25
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Drilled a 9/32" dia hole in the top and bottom and drop a 1/4" x 5" ss carriage bolt in them. Carriage bolt head gives you something to grab to remove. Has worked for me for years.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:22 PM   #26
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I have never been able to keep conventional bumper caps in place. Bikes or no bikes. For a number of years now I have been using something like the "WirthCo 30000 Black RV Locking Bumper Plug" which is available on Amazon or probably at Wally's place. I thought I got them at CW, but they aren't showing them now. Simple to use -- no screws -- just push in the center and they hold firm. Haven't lost one yet.

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Old 02-23-2015, 04:38 PM   #27
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I agree with others those caps come out by themselves without any bike racks I I never used to have that happen on my older trailers but the 2013 trailer we have now does it all the time not sure if it's the caps or the gauge of the metal bumper. I need to put some pins or something into it yet as others here have done to prevent loosing them and my hose.
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:09 PM   #28
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Hmm...mine are pretty snug, in fact they can be a POA to get back on....though I've only taken them off twice since I don't store anything in the bumper. Lucky I guess!
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