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Old 08-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #61
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Found this one a bit ago on eBay:

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Old 08-15-2013, 02:06 PM   #62
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Here's what I used:

1 - 5x5 vinyl fence post cover (8')
2 - 5x5 vinyl fence post cap
1 - 5" vinyl gutter (8' or 10' cut to size)
2 - gutter end caps
4 - piano hinges (approximate 1")
2 - latches
20 - aluminum rivets

The tools needed were:
- saw if your gutter was too long
- drill for drilling holes for rivets
- rivet gun for riveting everything together
OK. One last question....for now. what are the piano hinges for. Didn't see the application in which they were used?? OR, just noticed you replied to my question to Lou, which is fine, the more the merrier. You obviously did something that Lou didn't. Wish I could find the little icon of the guy scratching his head. I would put that on my signature line. Steve
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #63
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Oh, for now, DH and I use a square utility box I picked up at WalMart...it's about 5 inches deep and probably 2 ft. square. Our hose fits in it perfectly, along with the fittings. The hose that came with the RV wouldn't fit...this new one seems to snap together at each rib of the hose...making it much smaller when not in use.

But *I* want the storage tube I posted a link to above.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #64
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OK. One last question....for now. what are the piano hinges for. Didn't see the application in which they were used?? OR, just noticed you replied to my question to Lou, which is fine, the more the merrier. You obviously did something that Lou didn't. Wish I could find the little icon of the guy scratching his head. I would put that on my signature line. Steve
I use 2 piano hinges for each end for the end post caps. That way they stay on the tube at all times. I didn't look to see how Lou did his and unfortunately can't take pictures of mine right now as the wife is off with the truck (mine live in the bed of the truck, snuggled beside of the hitch).

I've edited my post to add clarification.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:27 PM   #65
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I used 3 posts because I have a folding ladder in one, flag poles and antenna mast in another, and the sewer hoses in the last one. All parts came from Lowes and Home Depot.

The Gutters/Ends are from Lowes and Home Depot carries the posts and caps.

Cable and Crimps for the ferrules were from Lowes.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:41 PM   #66
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So far all your work is in front of the axles giving you more pin weight. Are you going to put your additional pipes behind the axles to compensate? Or isn't that a problem in your set-up?

That has become painfully obvious.
My next mod is moving THIS mod to the rear aft of the rear stabilizer jacks.

It involves dropping the rear stabilizers and removing the CorePlast to gain access to the steel I beam.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #67
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I am using a work tote. I keep it ratchet strapped to the toungue right next to the battery. Very easy to access and it holds my regular length sewer hose along with all the fittings and my black tank rinser hose (15 feet of blue garden hose). It jas worked great for the last 6 years. The ratchet strap os getting old and the box itself is still good but showing it's age. I think i paid $20 for the box. One of the best things i've done.
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That has become painfully obvious.
My next mod is moving THIS mod to the rear aft of the rear stabilizer jacks.

It involves dropping the rear stabilizers and removing the CorePlast to gain access to the steel I beam.
Here's how I did 2 of them. Drilled 1/2" hole in the upper and lower flanges of the I beam, 1/2" ready bolt, nylock nuts, a bar on the bottom and a pc of oak on the top to clamp them.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:32 PM   #69
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I know most - well at least I - have learned to put a sewer hose in the bumper results in "premature" failure of the hose due to rubbing on the rough surfaces inside the bumper. I've been using the 4" gutter mentioned above as a "sleeve" to carry the hose in and out of the bumper. Fits/works just great! 73
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After scraping mine again today (3rd time) and bending the bolts, I am definitely going to relocate mine farther forward, probably in front of the rear stab jack and just behind the slide out.
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Here's what I used:

1 - 5x5 vinyl fence post cover (8')
2 - 5x5 vinyl fence post cap
1 - 5" vinyl gutter (8' or 10' cut to size)
2 - gutter end caps
4 - piano hinges (approximate 1")
2 - latches
2 - cotter pins
20 - aluminum rivets

The tools needed were:
- saw if your gutter was too long
- drill for drilling holes for rivets
- rivet gun for riveting everything together

Edited to add:
- To attach the post cap to the post cover, I use 2 piano hinges on one side. This keeps them attached to the tube.
- The latches are to keep the post caps closed.
- I use the cotter pins to ensure the latches stay closed.
- I attached gutter end caps to either end of the gutter to form a tray.
Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:10 PM   #72
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Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
Think I saw some thru home depot on line. I used white, but painted them black with krylon fusion plastic spray paint
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:12 PM   #73
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Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
Just get black paint for plastic. Works great.
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After scraping mine again today (3rd time) and bending the bolts, I am definitely going to relocate mine farther forward, probably in front of the rear stab jack and just behind the slide out.
Thanks for the "heads up" OC.
My slides will prevent mounting mine there.

Looks like I will be stuck with where they are.
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Ependydad: During your shopping for materials, have you seen posts, etc. in "black" color? I believe it is manufactured, but I have not located a source for black fencing posts.
I've only seen/looked for white. Sounds like the overwhelming responses above say just paint it.
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I painted mine too. Just scuffed the whole thing with a scotch brite red pad, wiped with alcohol, and blasted it with some 99cent Lowes paint.
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Picked up 3 sections of the fence post and caps last night at Lowes. Will be working on my set up. Some mods to the mods:

Lockable access on both sides.
Use I-bolts thu caps as handle/locking device.
Use wire cable back to threaded rod on one side and pad lock on the other for securing.

This is a great mod/thread, will post pictures when done.

Thanks for all the great ideas.

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Old 08-18-2013, 07:25 AM   #78
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I used 3 posts because I have a folding ladder in one, flag poles and antenna mast in another, and the sewer hoses in the last one. All parts came from Lowes and Home Depot.

The Gutters/Ends are from Lowes and Home Depot carries the posts and caps.

Cable and Crimps for the ferrules were from Lowes.
I'd like to know what kind of ladder folds that small to fit in that space?
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Posted previously.

Don't forget the folding top step too!

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I'd like to know what kind of ladder folds that small to fit in that space?
Seen it with my own two eye's!
Watched oc pull a ladder right out of his bumper and unfold it!
Sweet really!
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