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Old 06-09-2018, 04:01 PM   #1
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Bungee Cord Protection

Having read about replacement of bungee cords, I was wondering if there is something that could be done to extend the normal life span of these cords. In that regard, I was wondering if maybe regular treatment with something like DuPont Rubber Saver (used for treating automotive door and trunk seals) might extend their life? Another thought was the idea of somehow protecting them from the sun when the A- Frame is up?

Has anybody tried anything?
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:04 AM   #2
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I suppose you could spray or soak them in 303, which has UV protection. Cords are pretty cheap, so I just carry a spare or two and replace as needed. Also use cargo straps whenever possible.
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I suppose you could spray or soak them in 303, which has UV protection. Cords are pretty cheap, so I just carry a spare or two and replace as needed. Also use cargo straps whenever possible.
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I didnít realize they would be easy to replace.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:45 AM   #4
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They are not. Responder not familiar with A-Frame layout.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:57 AM   #5
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My bad. Didn't catch last line. Sorry.
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Old 06-10-2018, 12:37 PM   #6
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Are these bungees still used? I don't recall seeing these on my 2015 A122.
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Old 06-10-2018, 02:45 PM   #7
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Are these bungees still used? I don't recall seeing these on my 2015 A122.


My 2016 A122BH has them.
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:58 PM   #8
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My 2014 A122 has the bungees. I never see them except when raising/lowering the roof. The covering on the bungee is starting to show a little fraying after 5 years of use.


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We have a 2016 T21TBHW and the bungees on the right side (Door) are down to two strands of "rubber". Wondering if anyone has replaced these themselves as opposed to taking the camper in for service? If someone has, where did you get the bungees and how hard is it and how do you do it?
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Here is a somewhat related alternative when dealing with bungie replacement. It is from the A-Liner group.

http://theoleguy.blogspot.com/2013/0...retention.html

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