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Old 02-14-2015, 05:45 PM   #41
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I was able to purchase a 10'-0" piece of clear flexible tubing for about $15 from Home Depot. I'm guessing that it may be a bit more expensive than the PVC. Anyway, I am attempting to post a couple of pics here of the mod.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:50 PM   #42
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Hope the pics worked.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:40 PM   #43
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That looks good Chuck.

I went with 10 ft long 1 1/4" schedule 40 PVC as shown in the posted drawing. Cost was about the same at ~$15 per piece.

Not having a chalk line to hand, I ran a strip of 1" wide masking tape to form the cutting guide lines. My cuts did not come out terribly straight, but seems to fit OK.

I like the fit over the seals. Fitting the pipe was reasonably easy from one side of the trailer on a step stool.

I expect we will probably use these mainly for winter storage, along with our cover.

Thanks for the tips.

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:04 PM   #44
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I used my table saw and it worked great. I used countersink screws at either end to fasten the wood to keep it from turning. Here are a few photos. I'm going to store them in the bumper since I use the fence post mod for the poop tube. Thanks to who ever came up with the idea and to Jimandchris for the great description and drawing.

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:53 PM   #45
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That looks great! I never thought about storing them in the bumper...great idea.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:56 PM   #46
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I also use the PVC mod. I have a 2010 233S that had leaking issues. After replacing all the seals and pinch welt, I decided to use the PVC mod to prevent any water from entering the seal.

I used 1 inch angle iron, placing the two ends on the PVC, and ran a line down both sides. This gave me the perfect cutting measurement. Once cut, I glued ends on the pipe and cut slots on the bottom of both ends above the bunk latch. Purchasing material from the hardware store, I made two straps to hold each piece firmly on the gutter.

I also added an extra rain gutter to the side bunk as my trailer did not have one.

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Old 03-02-2015, 08:13 AM   #47
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Very nice! Thanks for the great ideas.


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Old 03-03-2015, 06:19 PM   #48
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I think that the PVC rain guard looks very clean & neat. I just wasn't feelin' the two cuts and the filing to get it to fit properly. I saw a post where someone suggested the use of garden hose slit and placed over the flanges. My OPINION was that the hose may too small in diameter. I had not noticed any leaks around the seal, but with all the conversation on FRF about the potential of a leak, i thought "an ounce of prevention...".
I'm the garden hose guy. I used 5/8 premium flexible vinyl garden hose. It fits perfect. It is self clamping. I have been using it for two years now. It has always stayed put while traveling. Very easy to store and install. Covering that top gasket is essential.
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How to you put in on the door? Do you stand on a step ladder and slide it on? I would try the garden hose, but is it too flexible to slide on from the one side?


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Used a piece of 1-1/4" (1"ID) clear flexible tubing cut to 7'-4" and slit down the middle.
Does that stay on while traveling? While the hose would be more convenient to store and install, the PVC seems less likely to blow off at highway speeds.
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