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Old 11-28-2015, 01:54 PM   #1
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Newbie Ooopsie!

Just spent a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and are headed home pulling our very much loved Roo. Had lots of folks waiving at us as we drove long the highway - we were thinking about how nice it was to see folks in the holiday sprint! Shortly ago, a car slowed up beside us and was pointing at our camper, husband thought he should pull over and see if any thing was out of place (mirror check all seemed to be okay!). I hopped out and went to look at the back. To my surprise there was Mr. Slinky dragging behind the TT!!! Mr. Slinky was all unraveled and trailing for quite a bit of distance. Oops, it appears our end camp must have come off!!
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:09 PM   #2
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Funny story. One question though, were your black or grey tank drains still open?
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:22 PM   #3
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Nope! Lol, the bumper cap must have come off and out came the slinky!!
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:35 PM   #4
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One of my mods I have done helps this situation, here is the link to my mod thread, its at the bottom of the thread. I have also added a magnet inside to prevent the slinky from sliding out in case the plugs pop off, but I would still have all my stuff. This also doesn't require drilling into the bumpers which is a good thing.

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Old 11-28-2015, 02:35 PM   #5
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Oops!

One reason I do not store anything in the bumper, caps are screwed to the bumper......
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:36 PM   #6
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So Sorry to hear about your 'Opppsie' .

Don't feel bad.... you won't do it again

There hasn't been a year go by that I have not seen a RV sewer hose dead on the side of the Local highway.

An easy fix , if you still plan to use the same storage location, is to purchase Two 1/4" thick hex head stainless steel bolts 1/2" longer than the storage box bumper.
Also buy 2 Stainless split rings... that will be placed in the 1/8" holes you drill in the bottom end of the SS bolts.

Drill a 1/4"+ hole through the bumper box and the
end caps installed (at the same time) very near the ends...right through and out the bottom.

Note: You should mark (the inside) of the end caps to be sure they go back on in the same drilled position....denote 'up' for example.

Slide the bolts down through the 1/4" holes and place the slip rings through a 1/8" drilled hole that you have to drill at the bottom end of the bolts....this will keep the caps in place.

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That's why I bought newer caps that have a tighter fit. I've never trusted the original ones, as they seem to get looser over time.
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Happened to me too - the end caps work great - the ones that have the squeeze grip - squeeze to remove.


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