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Old 04-08-2014, 03:05 PM   #11
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Thanks for the reply's, I believe the fence post cover will suit my needs. The fence post pvc cover at Lowes about $20.00. Still looking for the long u bolts to bolt it to the rear bumper, lowes didn't have anything that large. I will check some local hardware stores. Thanks again for the responses.
Might use some angle iron and threaded rod instead of U bolts or what they call holey iron (straps with holes in it) and just plain bolts.
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Mine are bolted with little ss #12 machine screws with locks and flats, from inside the post thru a couple "L" angle brackets. The brackets were fastened up to the frame first. I like it because you can't see any fastening system. It's held one full season and I'm hoping I don't find the whole setup dragging someday.

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Old 04-08-2014, 03:52 PM   #13
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Mine are held up by 5/16 rod thru 1" aluminum angle behind the rear axel.
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Old 04-08-2014, 03:53 PM   #14
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Trouble with using the bumper to store the hose is that it will rust, it will rust if you don't store the hose there. Need to "swab" it out with a giant cleaning rod/wire. A rag sprayed with some water proof lube (Boeshield T9) will do wonders. Storing the plastic hose in a plastic pipe makes all kinds of sense. Metal tube will grind away at the hose causing leaks. IMO.
Another thing...

If you use a Rhinoflex sewer system (you DO, don't you?!) The attachments on the end of the sewer pipe are too big for a bumper.

Sure you can "unscrew" them but then you are storing the sewer stuff *somewhere*

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AN alternative to U-Bolts is to drill a 1" hole in the bottom of the fence post at the location where you want to mount the post, and a proper size hole (based on the bolt to be used) on the top of the fence post opposite the large hole.

I then use an extension to access the mounting bolt through the bottom of the post. I use a large (1/4 X 1-1/2") washer under the head of the bolt to distribute the mounting force.

I tried reaching into the post to turn the mounting bolt, but found that to be awkward.

The hole in the bottom also provides a place for water to drain out of the post.

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I've used my bumper storage for three years without issue! It is a Rhino, and the ends do fit (on mine).
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Might use some angle iron and threaded rod instead of U bolts or what they call holey iron (straps with holes in it) and just plain bolts.
You mean something like this?

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Old 04-08-2014, 06:15 PM   #18
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No, just the holey strap.
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I love the post covers too.
I made my own brackets, and had to space the post cover down because of propane line on the frame.

Now I need to make a new one to hold 3 or 4 for our new 5er.

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Another thing...

If you use a Rhinoflex sewer system (you DO, don't you?!) The attachments on the end of the sewer pipe are too big for a bumper.

Sure you can "unscrew" them but then you are storing the sewer stuff *somewhere*
I store my Rhinoflex in the bumper. I have to rotate it a bit on one of the ends after I slide it in, but it fits with the caps on.
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