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Old 07-28-2014, 04:07 AM   #41
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5" for me too. Got a metal gutter. Look for a better gutter later.

If I was going to put a 4" would use the bumper. I know all camper don't have rear bumper. I wondered about it. But that's my thoughts.

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Old 07-28-2014, 07:42 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by MillerTime View Post
X4 on mine painted black, glossy black, and no problems with it mounted underneath. I cleaned scuffed and wiped clean with alcohol before painting.
I am in the auto collision industry and we paint plastic all the time. Almost every vehicle has painted plastic bumper covers or partials and no warpage unless it hits something
Oh and we have 100°+ temps every summer too.
How does a person go about clean scuffing a post?

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:10 AM   #43
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Sorry, there should have been a comma inbetween that.
But we do use a scuffing agent (kinda like gojo) along with a scotch Brite to wash the mold release of of raw plastic to prep before painting.
I just cleaned with alcohol or glass cleaner (amonia free), scuffed with a red scotch brite and then wiped it down with alcohol.
Alcohol will remove the static electricity if you wipe it off, but scrubbing or continually wiping back and forth will put static back on.
You can use an adhesion promoter, but I just shot some cheap rattle can paint on it, I dont plan on hitting it with a powerwasher or anything like that, and rock chips will happen regardless.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:33 AM   #44
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I have the 5" and find the Rhino with fittings fits well. I can even fit in the 90° end piece, though I have to remove if from the hose to fit it in.
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Old 07-28-2014, 04:57 PM   #45
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The 5" Is actually 4 3/4 X 4 3/4 OD Here's a picture of one with a vinyl gutter and elbow.

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:43 PM   #46
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:19 PM   #47
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Exclamation Here are some pictures of my installation

I installed the fence post sleeve right to the frame with aircraft fasteners (you can see the small nuts at the top) for the hinge I used a small hinge and installed it with flush aircraft rivets, lastly I secured the door at the top with an aircraft pip pin with a small lanyard for quick access and security. I installed a door on the other side the same way for dual access just because. It works very nicely.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:30 PM   #48
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Thanks for all the good suggestions guys/gals!
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:27 PM   #49
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Nice job on these fencepost mods for the sewer pipe! Looks very professional.

I've now mounted my vinyl fencepost. Decided to mount it underneath the bumper instead of under the belly. Because my trailer is tan in colour, and the fencepost white, the fencepost really stood out, so I painted it tan to match the trailer, and to hopefully have less heat absorption than black. I mounted it under the bumper using metal strapping. (Note here: Not thinking, I originally used steel, ungalvanized strapping then discovered after a day or so of rain, all the visible rust. So I replaced the strapping with brown plastic-coated, galvanized strapping. )

The end result: If not a thing of beauty, it looks acceptable, and matches the trailer fairly well, and most importantly, it'll be functional.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:04 AM   #50
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I think the last post kind of answered my question, but just trying to figure out why people do this vs using the rear bumper for sewer hose storage?? Fairly new to TT's, so maybe it is that not all TTs have a 4 inch bumper??

Speaking of being new to TTs and thus new to dump stations, we got a kit with two 10-ft tube sections and a 90 degree elbow. Two questions:
1. When dumping at a dump station on your way out of the campground, do you use the 90 degree elbow or just (gently/carefully) put the end of your hose into the dump "hole"?
2. Where do you store the 90 degree elbow? Obviously won't fit into the bumper. Our TT has only one large outside storage compartment, and I really don't want to put it in there with our other "non-gross" stuff. Any creative solutions for an under-trailer storage rack/hook/container for this piece of the sewage system?


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