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Old 04-07-2015, 07:46 PM   #1
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Bumper end caps

What's the best way to keep the bumper caps from falling out? I have lost a few of them threw the years and am wondering what's the best way to secure them. Thanks, Gene
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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Drill a 5/16" hole thru the top, bottom and thru the cap and put a 1/4" x 5 ss carriage bolt thru it.
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Drill a 5/16" hole thru the top, bottom and thru the cap and put a 1/4" x 5 ss carriage bolt thru it.
Did the same thing here.
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Old 04-08-2015, 08:10 AM   #4
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Some have suggested stainless steel welding rod or metal skewers from the
Dollar store. I made mine out of galvanized #9 fence wire.
What ever you have.....

BTW while you're at it, take a little window screen and hot glue it
on the inside of the cap to keep out the wasps.

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Since I needed to buy new bumper end caps that were required to replace the ones that were lost. I bought them from Camping World that where hinged and pop riveted them in. I have never lost any after that and if you do this correctly the pop rivets will not interfere with the hose removal.


This was on my older camper a 2010 318SAB Cougar.
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Have always had the plugs come half-way out even after short trips. Before the round-trip to Florida I drilled a small hole top and bottom very near the edge of the bumper and put in two small self-tapping screws. They're still there and haven't budged. I don't care that I can't open them because the bumper is too small to store a Rhinoflex sewage hose anyway.
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Have always had the plugs come half-way out even after short trips. Before the round-trip to Florida I drilled a small hole top and bottom very near the edge of the bumper and put in two small self-tapping screws. They're still there and haven't budged. I don't care that I can't open them because the bumper is too small to store a Rhinoflex sewage hose anyway.
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NTP has the old bock style end caps that were metal with a pivot....Ill try to get a pic tomorrow...
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:26 AM   #9
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I've drilled a hole and dropped a framing nail in it
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Old 04-19-2015, 11:39 AM   #10
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Drilled a hole top and bottom of the bumper then run a SS screw in each hole.
Both about came out during the 30 mile ride from the dealer to the house.
No worries now.
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