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Old 07-18-2013, 09:56 AM   #31
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Gives the shis-ka-bobs more flavor too! At least that one.
Just dont eat the mushrooms. :-)
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:00 AM   #32
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Here's my sewer hose holder, 5" vinyl post with rain gutter. Held to frame with SS bolts with fender washers clamped over the top of the frame web. Two on the inside, two on the outside of the frame rail, so 4 on each side of the camper. For each bolt you need 3 fender washers: one inside the vinyl post, one on top of the frame rail, and the 3rd you cut in half and sandwich between the post and the top fender washer (makes up for the thickness of the frame rail.
Very cool setup. Saw a camper at one campground that was using the vinyl gutter to keep the slinky from bulging out. Will have to check into that as well.

Thanks everyone for the advice, I have ordered a pair of the WirthCo bumper caps.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:52 AM   #33
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I replaced my bumper caps with the WirthCo caps yesterday and while I was at the camper storage facility I noticed nearly all the campers were missing one or both caps. Saw one with the skewer through the bumper to hold the hose in. Seems pretty sorry that the manufacturers know those caps are junk and can put a couple bucks more in them to fix the problem.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #34
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I replaced my bumper caps with the WirthCo caps yesterday and while I was at the camper storage facility I noticed nearly all the campers were missing one or both caps. Saw one with the skewer through the bumper to hold the hose in. Seems pretty sorry that the manufacturers know those caps are junk and can put a couple bucks more in them to fix the problem.
In a storage facility it could be the result of some 5 finger discounts. Easy problem to solve with a coat hanger by just making a long pins and drilling holes in the caps.
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I replaced my bumper caps with the WirthCo caps yesterday and while I was at the camper storage facility I noticed nearly all the campers were missing one or both caps. Saw one with the skewer through the bumper to hold the hose in. Seems pretty sorry that the manufacturers know those caps are junk and can put a couple bucks more in them to fix the problem.
1) They are bumpers (mostly ornamental); not storage tubes. The caps are designed to be hammered in and left alone. They could make the bumpers more sturdy by adding weight to the camper that gets subtracted from your payload.

2) Bike racks and spare tire holders twist the square tubes and work the caps out. The solution is to not use them.

Next time you check one with missing caps, look for evidence of a sewer hose, tire or bike rack. You will solve the mystery of the missing caps.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #36
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1) They are bumpers (mostly ornamental); not storage tubes. The caps are designed to be hammered in and left alone. They could make the bumpers more sturdy by adding weight to the camper that gets subtracted from your payload.

2) Bike racks and spare tire holders twist the square tubes and work the caps out. The solution is to not use them.

Next time you check one with missing caps, look for evidence of a sewer hose, tire or bike rack. You will solve the mystery of the missing caps.
If the factory has no intentions of the bumper being used for some sort of light storage...wonder why they don't completely box in the ends with metal instead of removable rubber end caps?
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If the factory has no intentions of the bumper being used for some sort of light storage...wonder why they don't completely box in the ends with metal instead of removable rubber end caps?
Cheaper to use molded rubber than pay the labor to weld on the metal?
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WirthCo 30000 Black RV Locking Bumper Plug $6.56 each at amazon.com and probably available at other places, too. Put them in, then push in the center of the cap to expand the edges and lock them in place. My OEM caps kept coming out, too, but these have eliminated the problem.
Switched to this cap last trip out. Highly recommend. I had been kicking my original caps back in each trip I made. My last trip I arrived at the campground to find a cap missing and my extra sewer hose gone. I ordered these and had them overnighted to the campground. These guys did not budge on my 3-hour trip home.
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