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Old 05-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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bumper caps and sewer hose keepers.

I'm sure everyone knows ways to secure bumper caps by drilling thru the ends of bumper and the lip of the end caps then placing something thru aligned whole to prevent the end caps from vibrating off. I saw 2 sewer hoses along I-10 last week that evidently came out of the bumpers of RVs. My twist to this simple fix solves several issues. First remove the caps when drilling the bumpers, then replace the caps and drill them thru the existing holes. Now, what to use to "lock" 'em on? Look in the wife's kitchen drawer and snatch 2 of the shisk-a-bob thingys that you never use. Push one thru each hole in the bumper. I used a small bolt cutter to snip them off at an angle. That makes it easier to hit the bottom hole. Next issue is how to keep the hose from compressing to the center of the bumper. I have used wire ties or long wire twisties. Attach it to the hose end and leave a portion hanging out when you replace the end cap. Blah blah blah. The picture says it much better.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #2
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i'm sure everyone knows ways to secure bumper caps by drilling thru the ends of bumper and the lip of the end caps then placing something thru the alligned holes to prevent the end caps from vibrating off. I saw 2 sewer hoses along i-10 last week that evidently came out of the bumpers of rvs. My twist to this simple fix solves several issues. First remove the caps when drilling the bumpers, then replace the caps and drill them thru the existing holes. Now, what to use to "lock" 'em on? Look in the wife's kitchen drawer and snatch 2 of the shisk-a-bob thingys that you never use anyway. Push one thru each hole in the bumper. I used a small bolt cutter to snip them off at an angle. That makes it easier to hit the bottom hole. Next issue is how to keep the hose from compressing to the center of the bumper. I have used wire ties or a long wire twisty. Attach it to the hose end and leave a portion hanging out when you replace the end cap. Blah blah blah. The picture says it much better.


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Old 05-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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I used 2 self-tapping sheet metal screws on one side (right through the bumper and into the cap, on opposite corners), and on the other, I drilled two holes and used a small bungy cord to keep the cap in place.

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As for the hose getting too far in...haven't had that problem yet. Of course saying that guarantees it will happen on my next trip
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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I used 2 self-tapping sheet metal screws on one side (right through the bumper and into the cap, on opposite corners), and on the other, I drilled two holes and used a small bungy cord to keep the cap in place.

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As for the hose getting too far in...haven't had that problem yet. Of course saying that guarantees it will happen on my next trip
Hose getting too far in.,..... nope not gonna go there...far too easy
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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I used 2 self-tapping sheet metal screws on one side (right through the bumper and into the cap, on opposite corners), and on the other, I drilled two holes and used a small bungy cord to keep the cap in place.

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As for the hose getting too far in...haven't had that problem yet. Of course saying that guarantees it will happen on my next trip
That works too. My point was you finally get some use out of those shiskabob wires. Lol. And there's something eerie about reaching into the bumper for a sewer hose. Ha.
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:35 AM   #6
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Bumper storage mishap.
Seen more than my share of hoses on the side of the road.
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Hose getting too far in.,..... nope not gonna go there...far too easy
Lol, I guess I didn't proof read that as well as I thought...

To the OP, totally agree I should have something there to grab that hose. It's probably just a matter of time before it vibrates too far in or gets hung up or something.
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I simply do not compress my hose enough for it to get too far in.
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After being the person in Herk's photo, I did the self tapping screw mod. There's those that have, and those that will.
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To hold the caps in, drill a 3/32" dia hole in the top of the bumper thru the cap and one thru from the bottom, straighten a coat hanger, bend a 90 hook on the top of the wire and stick it thru the holes.
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