Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-16-2014, 11:41 AM   #41
Senior Member
 
BamaBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Whereever our Berkshire is Parked!
Posts: 6,986
Quote:
Originally Posted by radman72 View Post
I also used the 5 x 5 vinyl fence posts from Lowes and painted them to somewhat match the trim on my RV. Added the gutter slides for easier access. Still need to do some touch up paint and add a few drainage holes.
X2 what others said - awesome!

Also, your method of securing the end caps is about the most simplistic and easy method I have seen!

If all goes well, this will be one of my Mod ToDos this weekend!
__________________

__________________
Bob & Anne-Marie [BamaBob & 6 Actual]
| 2017 Berkshire XLT 43A with Ultrasteer Tag | Blue Ox Avail + KarGard II |
| SMI AF-1 Air Brake | 2016 Jeep Cherokee Overland TOAD | Pedego Bikes |
Nights Camped: 2013 - 24 • 2014 - 42 • 2015 - 56 • Jul 2016 - Fulltime •
BamaBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 12:08 PM   #42
Senior Member
 
BiigDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 449
Quote:
Originally Posted by jevanb View Post
where did you get the frame attachment`s??
Those are Unistrut "beam clamps" commonly used to attach Unistrut to I-beams. Lowes, Home Depot or local electrical or plumbing supply house.
__________________

__________________

2013 GMC Savana 2500 FBI Edition
2015 Rockwood 8327SS stuffed with 5 kids!

SE Michigan
Nights camped 2014: 48
BiigDaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 06:45 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,709
Quote:
Originally Posted by jevanb
where did you get the frame attachment`s??
I used stainless steel nuts/bolts/washers. I drilled holes in the fence post right next to each side of the flange of the frame. I put 2" fender washers inside the fence post, 1-1/2" fender washers on top of the flange, and cut a 1-1/2" washer in half and stacked the two halves and put them between the top washer and the fence post and up against the flange. They make up the "difference" of the flange width on the outside of the top/bottom washers. See attached pdf. (Not a perfect drawing, but you'll get the idea.) I used 2 sets on each side of the flange, so 4 bolt sets on one end of the fence post and 4 on the other.
Attached Files
File Type: pdf Sewer Mod dims #5.pdf (109.4 KB, 127 views)
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 07:02 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
davel1971's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Seaford, De
Posts: 2,316
I spotted at Lowes composite deck post covers. Trex and other brands. Looking at their website, they come in different colors and 4x4 and 5x5 sizing. This brings another very good, light, reasonably priced option into the playing field.
__________________
David & Lynn
2014 Coachmen Chaparral Signature 327 RLKS
2016 Ford F350 Lariat CC Dually
davel1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2014, 07:28 PM   #45
Site Team - Lou
 
Herk7769's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: South Eastern PA
Posts: 21,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helmsey View Post
I use these to keep the caps on, just applied with goop:

You might want to drill and pop-rivet those clasps. Been seeing a lot of sewer hoses on the side of the road...
__________________

Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW
Herk7769 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2014, 04:31 PM   #46
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 6,709
Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helmsey
I use these to keep the caps on, just applied with goop:

This image has been resized. Click this bar to view the full image. The original image is sized %1%2 and weights %3.


You might want to drill and pop-rivet those clasps. Been seeing a lot of sewer hoses on the side of the road...
I'd suggest whacking off that long piece of threaded rod hanging down under the piece that goes under the fence post. Looks like something that could easily catch on something and rip it all off.
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2014, 11:29 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Helmsey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by Herk7769 View Post
You might want to drill and pop-rivet those clasps. Been seeing a lot of sewer hoses on the side of the road...
Yep, that will happen before we head to Florida in a couple weeks

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
I'd suggest whacking off that long piece of threaded rod hanging down under the piece that goes under the fence post. Looks like something that could easily catch on something and rip it all off.
I did, this picture was just taken right after I got things mounted.
__________________
2015 Chevy 3500HD
2013 Sandpiper 365SAQ
Helmsey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #48
Canadian Member
 
itat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Eastern GTA, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,893
Has anybody in Canada found a source for the 5" x 5" vinyl posts and the symmetrical gutters? I can't find them at any local Lowes or Home Depot stores. The fence posts they carry here are only 4" x 4" and the gutters are not symmetrical.

For those that have done this mod, where do you put your hose for the black tank flush?

Because I can't find the hardware locally, I'm just using a Rubbermaid container to hold the Rhino sewer, fittings and black tank flush water hose.
__________________
2011 Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite 8293SS, 12K Equal-i-zer WDH
2016 Ford F-250 XLT SuperCrew, 6.2L, 4x4, 6'9" bed, 3.73, w/ snow plow & camper pkgs.
2010 Rockwood Roo 23SS (2012 - 2014)
2009 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew, 5.4L, 5'6" bed (2012 - 2016)

itat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 05:42 PM   #49
Mod free 5er
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Concord, NC
Posts: 24,211
I would drill holes in the flange and bolt thru the flange and discard the clamps that may come loose and drop the whole shebang.
__________________
OldCoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2014, 05:43 PM   #50
Member
 
ontario_camper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 92
I have looked in Kingston and can't find them at Lowes, Home

Depot or Rona.
















Sent from my 9DTB7 using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________

__________________
ontario_camper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
modifications

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:46 AM.