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Old 05-23-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hornets in the bumper, inside the sewer hose

Hi all,
I happened to see a hornet flying around the bumper plug, I whacked him good with my hat and got him.
I continued doing things on the outside of the TT getting it ready for the long weekend and said to myself, I wonder if that sucker made a nest in there?
(We just camped 3 weeks ago and used the hoses to give you a time frame)

See the nest they built in there? They sure did not like it when I ripped the hoses out of there and ran back 10'. I removed the nest from the hose and put them back in the bumper.

I keep thinking about all the people behind me at the dump station laughing their butts off as I try to swat hornets with my blue PVC dump gloves on with the family yelling "run" while sitting behind rolled up windows in the truck. Glad I found them before the trip.
I just ordered a set of Camco 40324 No Insect RV Bumper Cap with Saver
I will let you know how they work out.
Just a reminder to tap on the bumper a couple of times before you stick your finger in the plug to get the hoses. A shot of hornet spray first would be good too.
Have a safe weekend!
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Old 05-23-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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yes .... that does paint a picture. I too would be lmao at watching those antics. if it was me swatting bees with my hat while wearing blue gloves, I would be laughing too. but not till much later.
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A pc of screen wire inside the end cap will work also.
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Old 05-23-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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I posted Long ago about gluing Scotch-Brite pads on the inside of the bumper caps,keeps Wasps,Bees,Birds,and Snakes Out! Youroo!!
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I got those same caps without the saver at Walmart the other day to replace my stock ones. Never had them build in there but with the new rig I decided they might think it was nice enough to hitch a ride
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I chose to order the above plugs because they look OEM and have the strap attached. Never lose it that way.
Good ideas with the screen and scotch-brite pads.
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Some scrap pieces of screen, hot glue and a couple minutes of work.

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #9
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Really great photo of the rust inside the bumper. Mine looks just like that.

That is why I don't store my hose in there.
Sliding that plastic hose against that sand paper can't be doing it any good.

I have the 5 inch fence post mod on the drawing board. It is a June Mod.
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Really great photo of the rust inside the bumper. Mine looks just like that.

That is why I don't store my hose in there.
Sliding that plastic hose against that sand paper can't be doing it any good.

I have the 5 inch fence post mod on the drawing board. It is a June Mod.
Needless to say, I hope you drill a few large holes in it for ventilation and draining.

I used the 4" round that has holes for drainage.
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