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Old 12-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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PVC Carpet Storage Underneath

This is my first official mod to our camper - outdoor carpet storage! I inherited a 6" PVC tube from my father; perfect for the dirty outdoor rug. My first thought was to clamp it to the rear bumper, but there isn't enough room between the spare tire carrier and the camper. Toyed with the idea of hanging it under the bumper, but didn't really like the way it looked. So, I found a nice empty spot between the black and grey water tanks that even had mounting holes ready for me! Used some metal strap from home depot and some galvanized fence bolts to attach. Doesn't budge at all when I push and pull on it! Still need to sand down the cap for a looser fit, then put a pin through it.
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Old 12-25-2013, 06:19 PM   #2
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Congrats on the mod! I put two 6" round tubes and 2 5" square posts under my 5er and love them. Very handy indeed!
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Old 12-25-2013, 07:41 PM   #3
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Merry Christmas .Thats a good idea I am going to check that out tomorrow I have a piece of 6" tubing.But don't know how long it is. Thanks
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Old 12-25-2013, 08:08 PM   #4
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Usually the rigs are 8' wide. With the caps they will be even with the sides. Some people will cut them down about 6" and then center them.


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Old 12-29-2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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Where did you get the square tubes and caps
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #6
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Home Depot for the 5" vinyl posts and 1"square tubing. Lowe's for the 4 1/2" symmetrical plastic gutter. For my 5er I had to get the 8" bolts from Ace Hardware. For the 5er, HD had them at 7". Very fun mod to do and a campfire conversation piece.
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Home Depot for the 5" vinyl posts and 1"square tubing. Lowe's for the 4 1/2" symmetrical plastic gutter. For my 5er I had to get the 8" bolts from Ace Hardware. For the 5er, HD had them at 7". Very fun mod to do and a campfire conversation piece.
What is the 1" square tubing for and i don't see it
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What is the 1" square tubing for and i don't see it
The 1" square tubing supports the vinyl box. It is parallel to the frame. Using long bolts through the square tubing and the frame "traps" the vinyl box against the frame.

Hope that is clear.
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Does this help?

The top tubing is not necessary if you don't have a propane line on one side. I had one and that is how I kept the posts level. My other camper(pictured next) had no need for the top tubing.
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Nice job golfmedik!! Looks sweet!
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