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Old 02-19-2013, 12:38 PM   #11
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Yes I do
Spare tire bouncing while going down the road is flexing bumper allowing caps to wiggle out.
It helped mine to move the spare towards one frame rail to reduce flexing of said bumper. But In reality I took it off and mounted spare under trailer.
Bumper flex was gone.

Imo spare tires should not be on these lightweight trailer bumpers.

Drilling and bolting end caps is NOT fixing the problem rather its just a band aid.


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Old 02-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #12
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I think he's just wanting to keep his caps on, Ron. I agree that the flex is caused by the spare, but moving the tire is a bit more than most people want to do if they just want the caps to stay secure
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #13
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On I-95 yesterday I saw a 20 foot section of red sewer hose on the side of the road. Bumper storage has it's downside.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #14
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On I-95 yesterday I saw a 20 foot section of red sewer hose on the side of the road. Bumper storage has it's downside.
is it about time to post the pics of the bumper ripped off?

To the OP - the above posts have pointed out that you have a problem you never knew you had (your bumper is flexing from the weight of the spare tire); how to correctly cure that problem (more the spare tire); what will happen eventually if you do not move the spare tire (bumper damage); and finally what most people do instead of move the spare tire (put some kind of pin in the rubber bumper end caps.)

That folks is what they call human nature.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:16 PM   #15
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Yes, my bolts do it just fine. I had started out securing the bolts with a nut but found its not necessary. Cotter pin is probably a bit faster.

Your bolt must go all the way through then. Originally I was thinking maybe just a hole in the top but didn't know if the bottom could still slip out and then the screw or pin would do nothing to stop it from falling.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #16
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I think he's just wanting to keep his caps on, Ron. I agree that the flex is caused by the spare, but moving the tire is a bit more than most people want to do if they just want the caps to stay secure
Yes I understand his issues .
And realize the scope for some people .

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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I bought hatch covers for the bumper ends. They have little doors on them for access.

My '07 23SS has a FW drain valve that was stock. At some, it was no longer standard and was replaced by a simple cap.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #18
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My rubber caps have never become lose, actually, it's a pain in the butt to take them off they're in there so well. Also, my hose barely fits into the bumper.
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My rubber caps have never become lose, actually, it's a pain in the butt to take them off they're in there so well. Also, my hose barely fits into the bumper.
Which hose do you use? I have the RhinoFLEX but haven't tried to put it in there yet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #20
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I have the Camco Revolution, but I'm certain that's not what it was called when I bought it. The adapters are a tight fit in the bumper.
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