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Old 08-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #101
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I thought by moving it back there I could shift pin weight aft. If it is easy to rip them off while backing or in undulating terrain (love that word), then it is a no go for me. They stay where they are.
Have never ripped them off in 7 yrs, bent the threaded rod holding them 3 times, but never lost anything. I straightened the rod 2 x and decided it was easier to just replace it the 3rd time as I didn't have any concrete to use to straighten them. The 1/2" threaded rod just bends and tilts the boxes. Not a major problem. Took about 30 minutes to cut the threaded rod and install 2 new ones.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #102
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Have never ripped them off in 7 yrs, bent the threaded rod holding them 3 times, but never lost anything. I straightened the rod 2 x and decided it was easier to just replace it the 3rd time as I didn't have any concrete to use to straighten them. The 1/2" threaded rod just bends and tilts the boxes. Not a major problem. Took about 30 minutes to cut the threaded rod and install 2 new ones.

Gotcha - BUT - I would have lost them I think when I was getting 99 MPG while towing.

A forum towing MPG record I believe.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:58 PM   #103
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Gotcha - BUT - I would have lost them I think when I was getting 99 MPG while towing.

A forum towing MPG record I believe.
Thanks for that reminder...I was going to put another tube in the back but in case we get flat towed, all gone!
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:17 PM   #104
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I bought mine at HD last summer. I must have gotten the last one, because I haven't seen them there since then, just the 4x4's, which are too small.
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:44 AM   #105
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purchased what I need to install this mod.,,,,,but I'm just wondering. In the photos, I notice that everyone is placing a piece of "stock" in between the frame and the tube. Why that instead of mounting the tube right up against the camper's frame. I'm going to do mine exactly like the photos are shown here, but was just curious.
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Brad,
It is because most of us have hard propane lines running down one side of the camper. By installing the stock on top, it gives you a space so the tube won't rub the line.

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Ahh, Ok.... makes total sense now. Thanks
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It is because most of us have hard propane lines running down one side of the camper. By installing the stock on top, it gives you a space so the tube won't rub the line.

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This was my case as well.
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Thanks Herk and Golfmed,

Upon further investigation, that is my case as well. So thanks for the "heads up" so that i could be looking for the line. Got them in though and it went smoothly. I wonder though,,,who actually thought this idea up? who ever did should be marketing this idea. It is a fantastic addition for sure. THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH!! I will be curious to see how long it takes for inquiries at the campgrounds.
Take care and safe travels.
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Thanks Herk and Golfmed,

Upon further investigation, that is my case as well. So thanks for the "heads up" so that i could be looking for the line. Got them in though and it went smoothly. I wonder though,,,who actually thought this idea up? who ever did should be marketing this idea. It is a fantastic addition for sure. THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH!! I will be curious to see how long it takes for inquiries at the campgrounds.
Take care and safe travels.
You are more than welcome. It didn't take but about 30 minutes the first time I pulled into our CG for the weekend before someone asked about mine. Funny thing is, my two camping buddies have big toy haulers with little spaces for slinkies. Guess what is hanging under both of those campers now!! I found this mod when I bought my first 5th wheel in '10 and wanted to do it to that one but just never got around to it, but I did it on this one and wish I'd done it sooner. Fantastic mod. In fact, I liked it so much, I did a similar one with 6" round pvc tubes and conduit hangers. I use them to carry awning poles, fishing rods and rolled up wet mats when coming home. Very useful. If you look closely, you can see them mounted in front of the wheels.
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