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Old 04-04-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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Removed the stinky slinky tube

Here are the before and after...never did gel coat before...but hey ..I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed..and I have seen dull tools do it..so I said why not
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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Great job Bill!
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What did you use to plug up the holes and redo the gel coat.


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Here's what I did..and why

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I don't like how the hose tube will yellow (and collect dirt) on the front of the camper....so I took it off. I never did any type of fiberglass before..but I have patched drywall ..and have frosted cakes before ...so how much different can it be...drilled off the head of the rivet...removed the tube holder..scraped off the caulk...cleaned with acetone...filled holes with a marine epoxy patch....ground surface so gel coat would adhere....filled....sanded...wet sanded with 2000 grit...
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What was the reason to remove the tube?
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Old 04-04-2016, 09:42 PM   #6
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Really good job, Bill. As good as a pro. Congrats for removing that silly, prone to yellow, tube.
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Those tubes are just flat Fugly. IMHO one of the worst decisions Scamp has ever made and they've done it for years. Like THAT thing should be some focal point of beauty?
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I don't like how the hose tube will yellow (and collect dirt) on the front of the camper....so I took it off. I never did any type of fiberglass before..but I have patched drywall ..and have frosted cakes before ...so how much different can it be...drilled off the head of the rivet...removed the tube holder..scraped off the caulk...cleaned with acetone...filled holes with a marine epoxy patch....ground surface so gel coat would adhere....filled....sanded...wet sanded with 2000 grit...[/QUOTE]



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What was the reason to remove the tube?

Just there, in the post previous, Bill answered your question.
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Those tubes are just flat Fugly. IMHO one of the worst decisions Scamp has ever made and they've done it for years. Like THAT thing should be some focal point of beauty?
Agreed.
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What was the reason to remove the tube?
I removed mine as well a number of years ago for the following reasons:

1) Its UGLY
2) Dysfunctional - not large enough to hold the hose and fittings
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Question: Now where do you store your stinky slinky with the storage tube removed?
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I put a square fence post with end caps on hinges, under the trailer and it takes a long hose with the attachments on it.
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BTW if you want to keep the removal of the old hose holder real simple you can simple fill the holes left with rivet and snap cap. Use some 3M marine compound to shine up the area behind where the tube was (it will be discoloured due to lack of cleaning waxing behind the tube) to clean up the area and your done.
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Carol, how did you attached your fence post to bottom of trailer? I like this idea as I've been storing my stinky slinky in the Scamp's original holder in the bathroom while traveling...the hose holder was removed by my trailer's original owner.
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