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Old 01-20-2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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Adding a bumper

I have recently purchased a 2016 cardinal 3850rl and would like to add a rear bumper to store the sewer hose. Would like to see if anyone has added a bumper to their fifth wheel and if so where did they get the parts. I am not having much luck finding hardware to mount a bumper. I want to add this to make accessing the sewer hose easier. Right now the previous owner put a holder for the sewer hose in the underneath storage compartment. Thanks.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:43 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

It would be easier to do the PVC fence post mod for a storage tube for your sewer hose.

There are lots of threads on that mod here on the forum. Use the search function at the top of the page and you should get lots of ideas.
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I replaced my existing bumper after I smashed it while backing up into a light pole Bought an appropriate length of 4" square tubing stock from the local steel supply. It was either 1/8" or 3/16" thick. Then went to a welder and he beefed up and added the frame attachment pieces and welded everything up. I painted it all black. Entire cost was under $100 for a sturdy, functional bumper. The end covers/inserts still fit.

Personally, I would never store a sewer hose in a bumper for several reasons. Rust being one, plus most sewer connection fittings will not fit in a 4" bumper. At least none I've ever owned. I store all my sewer hoses in a plastic bin after rinsing them.
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:20 PM   #4
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Like NMWildcat, I use a larger bin with latches like this one for my sewer hoses, accessories and dedicated black tank flushing hose.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rubbermai...-of-6/16539919

It stays in the truck bed so its readily accessible at a dump station and not contaminating anything in the pass through storage.
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