Transporting outdoor rug

Discussion in 'Cushion, Curtains, Carpets, Bedding, Clothing Stor' started by mamajewel, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. mamajewel

    mamajewel New Member

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    I remember someone putting their outdoor rug (6'x9') in a plastic pipe & attaching it to the back of their pup, but I can't find the thread. Could I see a picture of how it's put onto to the back. I know I will need to get a long plumber's pipe with threaded ends & caps to go on those ends, but don't think bungee cords will hold the pipe securely & whereabouts exactly the pipe should go. Or maybe someone has a better/different way. Love those pictures, if it's not too much of a bother.

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    Rather than roll up a possibly dank and dirty outdoor rug and stuff it in a sealed PVC pipe I installed a 3/4" plywood shelf on the rear bumper of the old Rockwood I had at the time. I loosely folded the rug and attached it to the shelf with bungee cords. Usually by the time I got home it was reasonably dry and I would lay it on the driveway where it finished drying.

    PVC pipe is good but you got to remember to pull it out when you get home to insure it is dry for the next trip.

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    Hi,

    I went a different way in storing my rug and other 'stuff'. As my PUP doesn't have a roof AC, and the fact its roof-raising system can't handle one, I bolted a Sears clamshell cartop carrier on mine. It is bolted through the roof. As I am hitching up to head out, I pile in the carpet, jacks, folding chairs, etc. into the carrier. When we get to the campsite, the first task is to dump all of it out. This has worked out extremely well so far and has kept untold amounts of sand, dirt, and other crude out of the camper and TV.

    If you go with the ABS pipe method make sure you have a wrench that will fit the screw-on cap. I have heard that these can get lodged in place with crude from the mat and road dust and require a wrench to open.

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  4. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    I couldn't find it when searching, but I did find it in the Mods section here
    . I see myself doing this mod soon also! Have to get a mat though first!
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  5. Digger

    Digger Foothills of Central Virginia

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    Here is a picture of one that TNchuck100 posted.

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    Luckily I have the front storage compartment. I just keep mine in there and when I get home I always take it out and hose it off. That way its always clean and ready to go again. The wife just bought us a new patio rug off of QVC. Havent used it yet but I think it will be ok.
     
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    We have the kind TN put in but we couldn't find the 6 inch pipe, so our carpet won't fit in it...the end you can see clearly in in pic is screwed into the pipe, waterproof, our roof posts and bed supports fit in there with a few canopy poles.

    Lynn

    On the way our carpet goes on top of our storage bin, on way home I put two garbage bags over it and store in same place.

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  8. kmh1596

    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    Where is the best place to get a 6" or 8" white pipe?

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    We just fold ours up and put it in a large trash bag.

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    Kevin...a plumbing supply house, if Lowe's or HD don't carry it....

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  11. outdoorxman

    outdoorxman The mountains are calling me and I must go.

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    The one we bought came with a nice canvas bag to put it in and we dont get any mess in the camper.
    If it gets wet or damp we do have to get it out when we get home.

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    My pics show mine. I used a piece of sewer pipe it was cheaper. I use mine for fishing poles.

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  13. mamajewel

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    Hmmm. Rethinking this now. May get one of those Costco reusuable ahopping bags made out of the waterproof material & fold them carpet instead of rolling it and set it in there. The bag has handles; it's waterproof; can air out & not get an odor to it. It seems the pipe way may be too expensive. Thanks for posting the picture, Digger.

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    Kevin I notice also on my way to work that new construction often uses pipes for drainage. Then tosses them out in their dumpsters. A new pipe might run u 50 bucks or more. As for how to tie it down. If u want u can drill through The pipe into your bumper. Not wanting to do this i used bungee cords as backup but i got 6 rahcet type strapes from ace hardware for less than 10 dollars. I wish i owned a digital camera maybe i could borow my moms.
    Tc happy camping :)

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