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Old 06-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #21
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I'd be carefull with this mounted on the rear bumper. It isn't very sturdy and 4 wet towels might rip it off...

I meant that to be joking, but if you really look at the bumpers on many of the lightweights, the design is the bigger joke.

But it looks great! And great thinking there. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #22
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Chewie,

Thank for a very interesting post and the details you have provided. I have a question which has not been answered by any posts. ???? How are the bumper mounts slipped onto the bumper???

Also, I would use clothes line and not glue the uprights and cross bar. That way the unit can be disassembled for minimum storage requirements.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #23
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I forgot to mention that. Thanks for pointing that out. How I mounted the mount around the bumper is simple, I dry assembled it and marked where the fittings met on the PVC, glued the halves together then carefully glued the upper and lower pieces around the bumper making sure it was a tight fit around the bumper. I was thinking of joining the 2 pieces upper and lower portion using a cotter pin, drilling two holes but I didn't. There may be other methods, so if anyone wants to experiment, go ahead and tell us what and how you did it. Thanks
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Old 07-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #24
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Couldn't you add some vertical PVC pipe at the end of the drying rack that would run to the ground for more stability? I would think that could only help if possible. I've been looking for a towel drying solution, and this maybe the one. I don't have a ladder, so my options are limited.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:42 PM   #25
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Sure could, if you do post up some pics.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:45 PM   #26
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Will do if I make this. Got a trip to the beaches of Florida in a few weeks, so I know we will be using a lot of towels, and this could be a great solution to running a line. Tossing the idea around.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #27
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Found this earlier, so thinking of maybe a combination of the two. Thinking I may just have to do something like this now that my brain's working on it already. Make something like the OP, but use slip T's or something so that the height can be adjusted if you get somewhere on not too level ground. Have to see what I can come up with.



Make your own PVC pipe clothes drying rack
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Old 07-13-2012, 04:17 PM   #28
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Neat idea!

What value was painting the white PVC pipe and fittings black?

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The PVC will "burn" with UV rays, gray will do it more slowly but it will eventually also. So painting it will keep it protected. Don't waste your time with the plastic paint just use the cheapest spray paint and get about 2x as much as you think you'll need (its thinner and will need 2 coats that's good for PVC painting). Also roughing it up will help to hold the paint on.
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I think I have a little project for the weekend.
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Well this was the first time I actually used the drying rack. It held 5 towels and with slight breezes 6-8 mph it held up fine with no catastrophic disasters. The one thing I did do after the fact of building and installing the bumper mounts, is I drilled some small holes in the PVC for drainage. Didn't think of it before but there was a little water in the pipes from a previous rain and this solved that problem.
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