Adding PVC Storage tube to back of camper

Discussion in 'My Favorite Mods, Tips, Tricks (and Blunders!)' started by bacci321, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. bflentje

    bflentje Member

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    I found 6" u-bolts at Fastenal. Very spending. Also, they won't work in the position you've shown behind the spare as you'd never get them into a drilled hole because of the angle. I mounted my 6" tube under my camper.
     
  2. starcrafty

    starcrafty Guest

    On the old '70s Starcraft, the rear exterior wall looked like a backwards leaning J if veiwed from the curb(door)side, while the interior rear wall was straight vertical. They had a built in tube in the space between, behing the lifter arms, with a locking door and everything. If anyone has a space unused between the int and ext walls, front or rear, they could put a tube or boxed tube in there.
     
  3. robinsonfam1

    robinsonfam1 New Member

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    i was about to say the same thing as starcrafty. good call!

    ive been planning on something to carry my fishing rods. the biggest problem is they are one pc 7'. i store them in a 3" tube on the Jeep in route but may have to move that to the tounge and add a 6" for the rest of the surf rods. i just dont want the tubes sticking wider than the pup, nor do i want an aresenal of tubes stacked up to carry everything either. hmmmm.quandry
     
  4. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    I added one last year to the front of my PUp. I'm using it for awning poles. I painted it black to match the tongue and trim of the camper. It was a bit tight getting it behind the tire but I figure that will help hold it in place.


     
  5. johnlely14hw

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    Nice, wi'll do that on both ends, one for the awn poles. The second for fishing rods and camping unbrella. [:D]
     
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    Reading through this post and I like this idea of the 6" on the back bumper.

    Also, lots of folks could not find 6" u-bolts. How about 3/8" threaded rod and just bend it to the proper diameter and lenght? I think this would be sufficient to hold the tube on the bumper. With the threaded rod the threads would also bit into the top of the tube and ad a bit more security.
     

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