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Old 05-11-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Homemade BlueBoy mount

Some folks have been PM'ing me about the mount I made.
Not really prepared to do my normal workup; but this will get them an idea of what I did.

To catch you up:

I was looking for a wall mounted portable tank carrier (no idea what make; but not mine) for my 42 gallon tote when I was in the RV parts department. The parts manager had a "product return" that had been missing parts. The manufacturer did not want it back apparently, so he sold it to me for 20 bucks cash.

I only used 3 metal parts (the powder coated black metal parts) from the kit as it turned out. I made the rest from 1 inch square "holed" stainless steel tubing and stainless steel 4 inch square "U" bolts from Grainger.

The photos were taken while I still had the generator on the "FAIL" rack.

I will try to get some better shots when I take the tank down.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Details of how it is now.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Thanks, Lou. That gives me something to think about.

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Old 05-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thanks Lou!

Could you confirm something? It appears in your setup that the bracket on the bumper holds the rack flush to the wall or did you have to secure the top of the rack with screws to the trailer wall?
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:35 PM   #5
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Thanks Lou!

Could you confirm something? It appears in your setup that the bracket on the bumper holds the rack flush to the wall or did you have to secure the top of the rack with screws to the trailer wall?
No, The rubber crutch tips are compressed against the wall.

I made them from a bolt, fender washer inside the crutch tip through a hole through the steel upright and a lockwasher and nut on the otherside.
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That's what I thought but wasn't sure. Its a nifty setup.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #7
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I simply use a ladder mounted chair carrier available for cheap and a large nylon strap. Been that way for about 6 years now with no problems. And no extra holes in the rear cap to worry about. Actually I was so cheap, I made my own chair carrier from a couple of pieces or 1/2 inch round bar, SIL welded it together for me and I sprayed it with some black rubber paint I found at Lowes.
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