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Old 08-16-2013, 09:08 PM   #71
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Here's what I used:

1 - 5x5 vinyl fence post cover (8')
2 - 5x5 vinyl fence post cap
1 - 5" vinyl gutter (8' or 10' cut to size)
2 - gutter end caps
4 - piano hinges (approximate 1")
2 - latches
2 - cotter pins
20 - aluminum rivets

The tools needed were:
- saw if your gutter was too long
- drill for drilling holes for rivets
- rivet gun for riveting everything together

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- To attach the post cap to the post cover, I use 2 piano hinges on one side. This keeps them attached to the tube.
- The latches are to keep the post caps closed.
- I use the cotter pins to ensure the latches stay closed.
- I attached gutter end caps to either end of the gutter to form a tray.
Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:10 PM   #72
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Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
Think I saw some thru home depot on line. I used white, but painted them black with krylon fusion plastic spray paint
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #73
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Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
Just get black paint for plastic. Works great.
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:17 PM   #74
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After scraping mine again today (3rd time) and bending the bolts, I am definitely going to relocate mine farther forward, probably in front of the rear stab jack and just behind the slide out.
Thanks for the "heads up" OC.
My slides will prevent mounting mine there.

Looks like I will be stuck with where they are.
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Old 08-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #75
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Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
I've only seen/looked for white. Sounds like the overwhelming responses above say just paint it.
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:48 PM   #76
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I painted mine too. Just scuffed the whole thing with a scotch brite red pad, wiped with alcohol, and blasted it with some 99cent Lowes paint.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:03 AM   #77
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Picked up 3 sections of the fence post and caps last night at Lowes. Will be working on my set up. Some mods to the mods:

Lockable access on both sides.
Use I-bolts thu caps as handle/locking device.
Use wire cable back to threaded rod on one side and pad lock on the other for securing.

This is a great mod/thread, will post pictures when done.

Thanks for all the great ideas.

And latest trip report, 12 days of Camping, Running and Floating Down the James River: http://briansrunningadventures.blogspot.com
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:25 AM   #78
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I used 3 posts because I have a folding ladder in one, flag poles and antenna mast in another, and the sewer hoses in the last one. All parts came from Lowes and Home Depot.

The Gutters/Ends are from Lowes and Home Depot carries the posts and caps.

Cable and Crimps for the ferrules were from Lowes.
I'd like to know what kind of ladder folds that small to fit in that space?
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Posted previously.

Don't forget the folding top step too!

http://www.amazon.com/GPL-RT-Red-Acc...=pd_sim_auto_1
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:54 AM   #80
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I'd like to know what kind of ladder folds that small to fit in that space?
Seen it with my own two eye's!
Watched oc pull a ladder right out of his bumper and unfold it!
Sweet really!
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