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Old 09-16-2016, 09:02 AM   #1
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What are these for?

These V shaped bars are welded to the frame / bumper supports. Do they serve any purpose? I am thinking about attaching PVC between them to store my sewer hose. It's too blg to fit in the bumper. Pic posted upside down, sorry.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:05 AM   #2
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keep you from dragging your behind.
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keep you from dragging your behind.
I am a bit overweight but I don't think I'd drag the whole trailer down
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I see why you are asking.

They are not bent, broken or mangled.

If they were... you'd know!
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They are skid bars to protect the frame when going up some inclines. They definitely need to be reinforced tho'. On my first trailer, I made them out of 1/2" thk steel, but the frame was REAL steel I beams. 1972 Nomad 20'.
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keep you from dragging your behind.
Once....Then they bend and serve no purpose.
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So if I attached PVC and stored my sewer hose it wouldn't hurt anything. Until I bottom out the trailer.
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So if I attached PVC and stored my sewer hose it wouldn't hurt anything. Until I bottom out the trailer.
Correct. But chances are... if it has those... it will bottom out... somewhere, sometime.
They typically don't put them on units unless there's a clearance issue.
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What kind of hose do you have?
Many folks think the Rhino Flex doesn't fit in a 4" bumper but it does if you turn the fittings correctly.

Also... looks like you have room for something on your extended bumper behind the bike rack?
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I can't remember the hose brand name but it definitely won't fit in the bumper. I thought about attaching right behind the bumper then I noticed those hanging there looking so easy to work with . . . If I do bottom out somewhere it will probably crush the PVC regardless of where I hang it. Mr. Positive strikes again.
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