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Old 06-20-2014, 07:44 AM   #11
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Do you have anything mounted on your bumper? Torquing or twisting of the bumper will cause them to "pop" out.
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The spare tire bracket is mounted on the bumper.
If you can move your spare tire to somewhere else, that'll solve your cap issue.

Otherwise, find a way to pin them or get the locking ones.

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Old 06-20-2014, 08:01 AM   #12
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How do you keep your bumper end caps from coming loose when going down the highway? Everytime I go on the highway I notice my end caps are pulled out a little.I just purchased new sewer hoses and store them in there. I do not want to lose them they are expensive ones. Any suggestions?
Just install the plug and drill a whole through them and drop a pin long enough to come out the bottom, you will never lose another and just pull the pin for access. The reason you loose them is because that bumper will twist and work them out. I got tired of buying them. Haven't lost one in 2 years and still have easy access for my sewer hose. You have 2 oval wholes in the bumper already so all you are doing is drilling a whole in the rubber end.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:16 AM   #13
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Just install the plug and drill a whole through them and drop a pin long enough to come out the bottom, you will never lose another and just pull the pin for access. The reason you loose them is because that bumper will twist and work them out. I got tired of buying them. Haven't lost one in 2 years and still have easy access for my sewer hose. You have 2 oval wholes in the bumper already so all you are doing is drilling a whole in the rubber end.
X2 I use a tent spike at both end of bumper
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:42 AM   #14
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I just drilled a small hole through bumper and rubber cap and then inserted a small hairpin style cotter pin through the top -- it did the trick nicely!
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:05 AM   #15
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I have drilled a small hole from the top down on bumper , hole drilled thru bumper and catches rubber cap i than insert a nail or spread a cotter key a bit and they stay in just fine for me
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:32 AM   #16
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Just install the plug and drill a whole through them and drop a pin long enough to come out the bottom, you will never lose another and just pull the pin for access. The reason you loose them is because that bumper will twist and work them out. I got tired of buying them. Haven't lost one in 2 years and still have easy access for my sewer hose. You have 2 oval wholes in the bumper already so all you are doing is drilling a whole in the rubber end.
I didn't see where Gserve stated or posted a Pic. of HIS bumper. Just that his spare tire is located there,nothing about holes for Cap Tabs to fit into. If so his End caps would have (2) tabs. Youroo!!
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:41 AM   #17
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Just further proves a point on bumpers and bike racks.

There's a reason those plugs come out.
It's called flexing of the bumper !
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On one side I used two self tapping screws in opposite corners to hold the cap in place, on the other I attached a small bungy to hold it in place.

Not the prettiest thing but 2 years, > 1,000 miles, still have 'em both
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This is how much I trust these (HD Sheet Metal Bumpers) sewer hose inside & NPS Decal! Youroo!!
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How do you keep your bumper end caps from coming loose when going down the highway? Everytime I go on the highway I notice my end caps are pulled out a little.I just purchased new sewer hoses and store them in there. I do not want to lose them they are expensive ones. Any suggestions?
The first thing you should do is ditch the bike rack. I lost 2 sets of bumper caps before I found out that the twisting of the bumper was popping the caps out. The spare tire carrier will do the same thing; it just takes longer.
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