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Old 10-07-2013, 12:12 PM   #21
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...and a good way to invite rust?
We don't worry much about rust in Arizona, but if you live in the wetlands, use a piece of stainless welding rod.

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Old 10-07-2013, 12:32 PM   #22
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I have a 2014 Roo and my 15' rhinoflex fits in the bumper, with the 90' elbow attached. I have to twist it around a little, but it fits.

Here's MY question. Are there better bumper caps? I worry about mine falling out. Thanks!

DH just wrapped Teflon tape a couple of times around then grooves, the forced the caps on (we don't store our stinkly slinky in the bumper) and they are on TIGHT now....don't budge.

And to stay on topic, we use the Rhino and love it.

We store it in a square/flat plastic bin in the basement storage compartment. The way the wire circles snap together make this hose much easier to store. The bin is big enough to store the 90 and connectors as well as the rubber plug for odor elimination at full service sites.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:49 PM   #23
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...and a good way to invite rust?
They sell cans of what is normally called paint that if applied to bare steel, will prevent rust.
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:32 PM   #24
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I have a 2014 Roo and my 15' rhinoflex fits in the bumper, with the 90' elbow attached. I have to twist it around a little, but it fits.

Here's MY question. Are there better bumper caps? I worry about mine falling out. Thanks!
There are several mods to existing caps presented here that were done by members to avoid this...
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:43 PM   #25
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...and a good way to invite rust?
whats rust? havn'tseen it since I moved from detroit to denver in 92.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:01 PM   #26
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There are several mods to existing caps presented here that were done by members to avoid this...
I've been storing my Power Awning Tie Down poles in the bumper and have I have nightmare visions of one of them working themselves out of the bumper. I either need to mount them on the camper *or* modify the bumper camps.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:53 PM   #27
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There still should be an OEM storage solution for this product. Now I put it in a plastic bin and store it in my front storage of my camper. (I sold the camper) so now with my new camper (I will be picking up in April 2014) surely I'm not storing it in the front storage...


I might need to change solutions..
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #28
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I've been storing my Power Awning Tie Down poles in the bumper and have I have nightmare visions of one of them working themselves out of the bumper. I either need to mount them on the camper *or* modify the bumper camps.
I thought you already used them this summer and mounted them. Why would you remove them and store them? Permanent installation is about 30 minutes.
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I thought you already used them this summer and mounted them. Why would you remove them and store them? Permanent installation is about 30 minutes.
I mounted the hanging bracket, but the rest of it has gone unmounted. Each time that I've gone to do the permanent installation, I haven't had the right set of tools with me and then, when I had all of the tools, I haven't had a lick of time to do anything but work since the beginning of September. So, I've just been taking off the lock nut at the mounting bracket and storing them between uses.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #30
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Your must be special indeed. Most travel trailer bumpers are 4 inch tubing and the RhinoFlex couplers are 4.5 inches tab to tab and the coupler is 4 inches across. There is a mod that cuts off the tabs but connecting and disconnecting without the tabs requires some hand strength.

The 5 inch fence post illustrated hold it nicely, but I still have to orient the hose coupler slightly to slide in the tray.
Hi Herk, I had fabricated a set of these for my TT but have not yet mounted them to the 5er we bought last month. I haven't had a chance yet to figure out the best place to mount them. I seem to recall seeing a picture from you from when you had them mounted near the rear which caused a problem when you had to be towed, and was wondering where you have your set of 3 mounted now. From the pic maybe it's closer to the front now, but tough to tell.

Also wanted to get your opinion on using plumbers strap as the mounting bracket. It's what I used before and seemed to hold quite well, but it was only on there for about 7 months and only a few trips during that time.

Thanks in advance, and Happy Thanksgiving!
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