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Old 09-07-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Bumper plugs

Any advice how to keep the 4 inch square bumpers in place? Tired of replacing them and losing my hoses on the highway.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:52 PM   #2
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I saw an article in Trailer Life about that. Drill about a 1/4" hole on both sides of the bumper and both ends.Run a 12" zip tie through the holes and wrap around the cap and snap together. This will require a new zip tie each time you have to access the hose, but they are relatively cheap.

I have two sewer caps that can be attached to the bumper by screws and have a hinged door that opens. Bought them at camping world.
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Old 09-07-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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Velcro strips have been on mine for 3rd summer without trouble. I tied a string around the end of the hose to grab and pull out the hose. Good luck !
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:47 PM   #4
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http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...mper-plug/6902
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:57 PM   #5
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I lost one of the locking bumper plugs on the first trip out. With the plug installed, I drilled a hole thru the top and bottom of the bumper, making sure to drill thru the plug, and dropped a 5" threaded bolt thru and put a wing nut on the bottom. Since I store a collapsible ladder in there, I wanted to make sure it could not get out.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #6
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You can also drill and then use the clips like you use on your load leveler springs the spring clips and then put them in the hole.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:25 PM   #7
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Are ya'll having them fall out while on the road or losing due to forgetting to put them back in?
I was thinking about drilling a hole thru the corner diagonally and putting a pin in it myself.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #8
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I made a retaining pin using a Heliarc welding rod, bent into the shape below.



Drilled a hole through the bumper and cap.



Worked great.

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Old 09-08-2009, 09:49 PM   #9
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I just don't like putting the hose back in the bumper "wet" so I generally toss the washed out hose into the pickup bed. The hose gets proper storage once we get home or to the next stop. We camp mostly in state parks so the hose usually gets used only at dump stations.

The problem is, I leave the bumper plug sitting on top of the bumper. If I could just remember to put the stupid plug back in the bumper then I'd be alright.

Just senile, I guess.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:14 PM   #10
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Radio is right.

Don't store your sewer hose in the bumper. The vibration from the trailer movement will wear down the plastic coating on the outside of the hose.

Mount one or two of these E-Z Hose Carrier under your trailer, or where ever. Cap closes securely and is vented for evaporation.



Work great.
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