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Old 08-14-2017, 10:05 PM   #11261
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Today it was more like what my camper did for me: I grabbed a tape measure and found that what I assumed from the model number T2050 since I bought it in March was a 20.5-foot trailer, is actually a 23-footer!

I grabbed the take measure because I refused to believe that the A-frame accounted for the remaining 5.5 feet of the overall 25'11" length in the specs. Sure enough.
Model numbers are only a "guide." And not even that for some of them.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:26 PM   #11262
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Stinky slinky got a new home.
I may paint it black this weekend.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:34 PM   #11263
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Now get a thin vinyl gutter to use as a tray. It doubles as a support system for it while in use.
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:29 AM   #11264
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m35a2, great mod, been wanting to do that to my RAM also. Tell me, is the clearance light wiring already built into the trucks harness from the factory?

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Nope. If you buy the factory kit, it comes with a template and a harness. It costs a little more but will probably save you a few hours of measuring where the holes should be drilled and making a harness. Worth it IMO.
http://a.co/gDePz36

I also recommend these for tapping into the parking light wire. Huge time saver. The connector is really hard to get to and attached to about 4 other connectors which otherwise would all have to come off. With this tap you can isolate the wire and get it hooked up without taking all of that apart.
http://a.co/5ll9rDj
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:38 AM   #11265
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Nope. If you buy the factory kit, it comes with a template and a harness. It costs a little more but will probably save you a few hours of measuring where the holes should be drilled and making a harness. Worth it IMO.
http://a.co/gDePz36

I also recommend these for tapping into the parking light wire. Huge time saver. The connector is really hard to get to and attached to about 4 other connectors which otherwise would all have to come off. With this tap you can isolate the wire and get it hooked up without taking all of that apart.
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Looks good...what is the main reason for clearance lights?
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Old 08-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #11266
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Stinky slinky got a new home.
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Great!
I need those clips for mine, where did you get them?
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:05 AM   #11267
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I see all these mods for the stinky slinky but i do not have issues with it in my bumper, what am i missing? Why doesn't bumper work for you
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:13 AM   #11268
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Not everyone has a bumper, or the bumper rusted out.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #11269
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I see all these mods for the stinky slinky but i do not have issues with it in my bumper, what am i missing? Why doesn't bumper work for you
My hose used to also vibrate into the bumper which makes it harder to get it back out. With mine I made a vinyl tray that fits inside the fence post that I added a small chain to. Now I can just pull it out of the tube easy. The tray also works as a support when camping.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:27 AM   #11270
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I see all these mods for the stinky slinky but i do not have issues with it in my bumper, what am i missing? Why doesn't bumper work for you
The hard metal bumper WILL rub a hole in your slinky. Happened to me. Some bumpers have rough seams inside too.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:42 AM   #11271
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What did you do to your camper today?

Did you make your tray out of the 1/4 round vinyl gutter? Neither Home Depot or Lowe's sells it anymore and I am trying to think of an alternative. The only thing I can think of is cutting a 4" PVC pipe in half.
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:52 AM   #11272
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Did you make your tray out of the 1/4 round vinyl gutter? Neither Home Depot or Lowe's sells it anymore and I am trying to think of an alternative. The only thing I can think of is cutting a 4" PVC pipe in half.
I got mine from Menards. A home improvement store near me in Minnesota. It's profile looks like half a stop sign. I can take a picture when the camper gets back from being repaired.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:17 PM   #11273
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The hard metal bumper WILL rub a hole in your slinky. Happened to me. Some bumpers have rough seams inside too.
Insert vinyl soffit material inside the bumper,available at HD or Lowes in 12' lengths! End of hose damage!! Youroo!!
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:30 PM   #11274
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I used Amerimax Contemporary Vinyl Half Round Gutter, 4", I got from Lowes. However, when I do a search on their website now, I can only find the fittings (end caps, joints, etc), not the gutter itself. But you might want to run past your local Lowes and talk to them.

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Old 08-15-2017, 12:30 PM   #11275
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Insert vinyl soffit material inside the bumper,available at HD or Lowes in 12' lengths! End of hose damage!! Youroo!!
Not enough room. My slinky ends take a special maneuver that only I can do to get it inside. Even 1/16 less room inside and it won't fit. Good idea but in probably many cases it won't fit.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:42 PM   #11276
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I see all these mods for the stinky slinky but i do not have issues with it in my bumper, what am i missing? Why doesn't bumper work for you
Mines in the bumper too.
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:59 PM   #11277
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Some bumpers are very smooth all the way across in side. Others, like mine have welding slang in side and the roughness wears/cuts through the slinky! Not all bumpers are the same. Mine is heavy metal, others are sheet metal and don't take much to weld. Part of why some you can mount stuff to and others you can look at them!
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Looks good...what is the main reason for clearance lights?
Clearance lights front (amber) & rear (red) on vehicles 80" or more require them by law and is why you see them on dullies, tractor trailers, and busses. A minimum of 2 but commonly you see 3 center 2 outer highest location that is practical.
On a single wheel regular pickup they are not required but people add them for personal reasons, from safety to they just think it looks cool.
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Thanks for all the comments on why the bumper does not work for some. It did clear it up.
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Old 08-15-2017, 06:02 PM   #11280
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