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Old 08-27-2014, 11:29 AM   #11
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OK, don't ban me from the forum, but here's an idea if you could figure out how to make it not gross.
I installed one of the 5 inch PVC fence post covers under my TT, just behind the rear stabilizer jacks, for storing the poop tubes (2 10ft sections) and 90 degree elbow. IIRC, that stuff only takes up about 5 feet of my 8 foot long fence post cover. That leaves 3 feet on the passenger side of the camper that could be used for storing something else. Problem is, of course, how you keep poop tube and associated contents/run-off water/etc on that side and your eating utensils on the other side.
Options:
1. Cut the fence post cover (FPC for short - hey, just made what I think is a new acronym!) at the appropriate place and put end caps on each side of the cut, essentially making two shorter FPCs. Question then is how you'll support those cut ends as (at least on my TT) there isn't a convenient place to attach to the under belly at that location.
2. Insert and PVC glue into place some kind of internal divider that is water/air tight. Not sure exactly how you'd do that. . .
3. Install a second FPC for "clean" items - wouldn't necessarily have to be the huge 5 inch variety, could even be a round PVC pipe. Size would depend on how large your hot dog stick ends are. As I'm typing this, I'm liking this idea better all the time. I could even see this smaller tube "piggybacked" onto the 5 inch FPC in a very unobtrusive way with some hose clamps.
4. Other ideas????

Of course, with any of the above, the big question is whether 4 and 7 year olds will actually put the sticks into any of these (or into any of the other storage ideas mentioned for that matter). Only time will tell.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #12
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Our biggest complaint has never been where to store them, but what to do with them after you have toasted your marshmallow. The kids always want to drop them where they lay (along with one of the marshmallows that will be stepped in). The pvc pipe holder has been the best idea we've come up with so far. My wife also fills it with soapy water and washes the sticks.
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:01 PM   #13
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How about using a chair bag? I typically throw these away after purchase because they are just to fiddly to use.

I keep all of these 'tools' (fire tongs, forks, pie irons, etc.) in the saddle bag of my basement, right by the door. A nice feature of the Crusader 5ers.

When at camp I usually find a nearby tree to lean them against so they are out of the way, but close by.
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I don't have a picture of it, but I took a 24" piece of 4" PVC, put a cap on the end with a 6" piece of all-thread bolted through the center and sharpened just a bit. We get to camp, i stick it in the ground and all the sticks go in it.
My biggest fear- especially with the pie irons is the heat of them and someone getting burned. I honestly have no idea how long our hot dog cookers and marshmallow pokers stay hot because I'm chicken snot around them for *hours*.

I assume the PVC wouldn't take well to any of these things going in hot...
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Old 08-27-2014, 02:59 PM   #15
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My biggest fear- especially with the pie irons is the heat of them and someone getting burned. I honestly have no idea how long our hot dog cookers and marshmallow pokers stay hot because I'm chicken snot around them for *hours*.



I assume the PVC wouldn't take well to any of these things going in hot...

Fill it full of water and you'll quench that heat pretty quickly. Might even help temper them further!



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My biggest fear- especially with the pie irons is the heat of them and someone getting burned. I honestly have no idea how long our hot dog cookers and marshmallow pokers stay hot because I'm chicken snot around them for *hours*.



I assume the PVC wouldn't take well to any of these things going in hot...

Depends on if you're cooking with them or using them as branding irons. . If cooking with them, they have yet to make the first mark inside.


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