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Old 04-26-2007, 07:41 PM   #1
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Bumper Casters

Bought some weld on steel casters for the bumper of my 5er. The bumper is soo far behind the wheels that it drags in even slight dips or steep road transitions.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:42 PM   #2
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took them apart before welding
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:44 PM   #3
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before casters
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:46 PM   #4
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after welded on and a coat of paint
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:48 PM   #5
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when you're welding on the bumper don't forget to take the sewer hose out............ ooooops
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:50 PM   #6
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while I was on my back underneath the trailer I ran another bead along the rear stabalizer jacks

no pic of that forgot
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:13 PM   #7
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Just wanted to say that even my 11 year old daughter is laughing with you but not at you. She just busted when she saw your new sewer hose. She also commented that it is a good thing that you did not go ahead and hook that puppy up to the black tank, because if so you would have been recreating a scene from the movie RV. Sorry about your hose!

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Old 04-27-2007, 07:07 AM   #8
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Just wanted to say that even my 11 year old daughter is laughing with you but not at you. She just busted when she saw your new sewer hose.
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I was working on the 2nd bead on the 1st caster when I noticed the cap still on the bumper. Run and get water to cool off bumper, pull off cap, pull hose out. Lesson learned. Sewer hose is not built to stand the temperatures of welding... It was a 20 foot hose. It's about 15 feet long now. Such is life.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:17 PM   #9
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Those casters certainly look heavy duty.

The sewer hose situation makes me laugh... I thought I was the only one who ran into those types of issues during projects!
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:45 PM   #10
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Those casters certainly look heavy duty.

The sewer hose situation makes me laugh... I thought I was the only one who ran into those types of issues during projects!
casters were bought at camping world $30 each.

and nope, you're not the only one with those issues, I tend to start doing stuff and when it doesn't go as planned I pull the instructions out of the trashcan
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Old 04-27-2007, 08:36 PM   #11
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That serwer hose deal was funny. DW said it looks like something I'd do.
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