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Old 03-08-2013, 09:55 PM   #1
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Bumper plugs

Just thought I'd pass this item along, found CW sells them atm. This set seems to be a pretty good design compared to ordinary ones. I ordered a set for myself, to replace mine, had lost one already last year. Here's a link to their page.


No-Insect RV Bumper Caps, Set of 2 - Camco RV 40325 - Sewer Accessories - Camping World

Ebay also sells it, and its free shipping on that product

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Old 03-08-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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As a suggestion, you could install 1 or 2 SS screws to hold them in place if you're not using the rear bumper for sewer hose storage.

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Towed my camper from Illinois to Yellowstone and grand Tetons and back last year, bumper plugs no issues.

Towed to Florida over Xmas in the last hour between getting gas and arriving at campground lost both plugs and almost list sewer hose.

Bought these last week at Burlington rv, has a latch you can open and close and comes with screws to screw into bumper



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Old 03-09-2013, 12:36 AM   #4
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Just thought I'd pass this item along, found CW sells them atm. This set seems to be a pretty good design compared to ordinary ones. I ordered a set for myself, to replace mine, had lost one already last year. Here's a link to their page.

No-Insect RV Bumper Caps, Set of 2 - Camco RV 40325 - Sewer Accessories - Camping World

Ebay also sells it, and its free shipping on that product

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There's a reason the plugs come out ...
I understand you want to replace them with permanent like plugs but the reason they com out to begin with is bumper flex from bike racks or spare tire and mounts bouncing.


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Thanks for the heads up. This is perfect. I just bought two pairs off E-Bay.

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Just thought I'd pass this item along, found CW sells them atm. This set seems to be a pretty good design compared to ordinary ones. I ordered a set for myself, to replace mine, had lost one already last year. Here's a link to their page.


No-Insect RV Bumper Caps, Set of 2 - Camco RV 40325 - Sewer Accessories - Camping World

Ebay also sells it, and its free shipping on that product

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:47 AM   #6
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There's a reason the plugs come out ...
I understand you want to replace them with permanent like plugs but the reason they com out to begin with is bumper flex from bike racks or spare tire and mounts bouncing.


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yep, I had read all about the issue of bumper plugs being lost while going down the road before I even purchased the trailer on these forums. But the day I picked up the trailer and the excitement of driving home a new trailer and camping in it, kind of put that knowledge out the door

In that video on CW, it shows a line attached to this plug. I will definitely gonna attach something like that.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:15 AM   #7
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yep, I had read all about the issue of bumper plugs being lost while going down the road before I even purchased the trailer on these forums. But the day I picked up the trailer and the excitement of driving home a new trailer and camping in it, kind of put that knowledge out the door

In that video on CW, it shows a line attached to this plug. I will definitely gonna attach something like that.
The line might keep the plug but you will still need a hose when it goes Buy,Buy! Youroo!!
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My bumper is black, so I just used some black 100 mph tape to secure the caps to the bumper.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:54 AM   #9
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beats puttin screws in I think

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My bumper is black, so I just used some black 100 mph tape to secure the caps to the bumper.



I also wrap a couple of wraps
of electrical tape
around my bumper plugs

no chance of loss
and
easy to take off

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I drilled a 3/64 hole top and bottom through the bumper and the plug, they need to be in line then I put a piece of thin rod through, this is the third trailer I have used this method to keep the plugs secure, used a piece of wire coat hanger at first but it starts to rust so I switched to a piece of aluminium.
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Towed my camper from Illinois to Yellowstone and grand Tetons and back last year, bumper plugs no issues.

Towed to Florida over Xmas in the last hour between getting gas and arriving at campground lost both plugs and almost list sewer hose.

Bought these last week at Burlington rv, has a latch you can open and close and comes with screws to screw into bumper



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i also installed these 5 years ago and they work great. never had any issues and they do the job.
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Use stainless steel cotter pins. Drill hole in bumper and through top edge of bumper plug.
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i also installed these 5 years ago and they work great. never had any issues and they do the job.
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Thanks for the feedback good to hear I made the right decision.
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The line might keep the plug but you will still need a hose when it goes Buy,Buy! Youroo!!
I am not too worry about our hose, it's the original one with the starter pack and addition 15' connected. If I do lose these ones, then I can convince my DW to let me buy new ones, the better kind. Once that does happen I will add a more secured setup. Here's a picture of it installed, they look real nice and fit very snug, but I will attach a wire to the plug and this plug has a little hole for the wire to thread it through.


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