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Old 05-23-2018, 08:04 PM   #1
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Slinky stowage, Casita.

This is our new mod for our Stinky Slinky.
Basically we like the new 2018 Casita Indy Dlx but hate having to stow the slinky inside a steel rear bumper. Got this idea from another forum:

Cut a 58"(same length as rear bumper) piece from a new 5"x5" 8' vinyl fence post..which we got from Lowes($25). They have 4x4 posts but we wanted more room. Two simple end caps held on by bungies..[those wh come as a loop w a red ball on the end]...allows opening both ends for rinsing the tube out..

Mounted it on the front frame, right behind the propane btls, with 4 "handcuff quality" HD 18" Zip ties. Tube is big enuf to stow that tank-wand thing too.

The heavy duty zip ties are located by laying the tube on the frame AND MARKING THE FRAME EDGES FROM UNDERNEATH [onto the under side of the tube] while the wife the tube in place at a location SHE wants(LOL)
Then turn it over and drill 2 holes big enuf for the HD zips about 1/4" on either side of the lines you marked for the frame..repeat for the other side.

Then get back under the tongue and pass the ends of the HD zips UP thru a hole and have the wife pass the ends back down to you thru the corresponding holes in the bottom of the tube so that it goes around the frame..2 ties TIGHT on each side. ...is what we used.
WE put a small strip of "command strip stickum" on the top edge of the feames b4 tube installed, for padding. Whole thing cost less than $40 BTW wwe drilled a few vent holes in the under side of the tube too.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:05 AM   #2
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I thought that was my trailer, then I saw the Warning Sticker on the front of the trailer, I took mine off.

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Old 05-24-2018, 08:52 AM   #3
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I wouldn't trust those Zip-Ties for very long. Vibration wear and sunlight will eat them up. At the very least, if you choose to keep using Zip-Ties, keep an eye on them and inspect/replace them regularly. The last thing you want to see is that tube in your rear view mirror going down the road on its own.
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Cable installer apologized for using black ties to attach cable to my white house. He said the white ties were easily degraded by UV.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:34 AM   #5
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I needed some guidance on this. Here are some questions.

What is an Indy Dix?
Could multiple posts be stacked to house other things like a carpet?

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:58 AM   #6
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Cool Scamp Slinky Storage Problem

I built a storage tube similar to Fred's, using the 5"x5" vinyl post with buckles to secure both end caps. Where to store it? Won't fit under my 13 ft Scamp. Won't fit behind the battery box which is tight against the trailer.

I really don't want to store it on my car roof rack - yuck.

Suggestions desparately needed. Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:07 AM   #7
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I built a storage tube similar to Fred's, using the 5"x5" vinyl post with buckles to secure both end caps. Where to store it? Won't fit under my 13 ft Scamp. Won't fit behind the battery box which is tight against the trailer.

I really don't want to store it on my car roof rack - yuck.

Suggestions desparately needed. Thanks.
Rear bumper maybe.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:32 AM   #8
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Heres where I attached mine using uni-strut that I fastened to the frame.https://www.flickr.com/photos/106277...7688255087511/
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:42 AM   #9
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Thanks, Lee. Good photos. Unfortunately, the Casita sits higher off the ground than my low-rider Scamp.
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Old 05-24-2018, 12:55 PM   #10
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I wouldn't trust those Zip-Ties for very long. Vibration wear and sunlight will eat them up. At the very least, if you choose to keep using Zip-Ties, keep an eye on them and inspect/replace them regularly. The last thing you want to see is that tube in your rear view mirror going down the road on its own.
I used the zip-ties that are used in A/C duct work and they are pretty large in size, check them out at Home Depot next time you are in the store. I also did like Fred762 did and that was use double sticky tape to hold the tube to the trailer in place. I don't know what the UV rating is on the zip-ties, but I feel that it will last for some time, plus I think 25 ties came in the package, that should be a life time supply.


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Old 05-24-2018, 01:51 PM   #11
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This is timely! I bought the post but haven’t made my storage yet...oops!
We bought stainless steel zip ties to attach it. That just went to the top of my chore list!
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I needed some guidance on this. Here are some questions.

What is an Indy Dix?
Could multiple posts be stacked to house other things like a carpet?

Thanks a bunch.
That would be a Casita Independence Deluxe.

You probably could mount more tubes, but to me anyway, even one looks like crap. Rather than having my trailer look like a plumber's job truck, I got a Stow-Away box that I hang on my rear receiver hitch, (although it's not a mod recommended for 13's or 16's due to making the rear of the trailer too heavy in relation to the tongue weight.) No problem on a 17 footer or larger.
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You do have a nice solution there, but...


I built a steel bumper which has served well for many
years for storing the slinky with the additional advantages of protection and aesthetics. All told, the bumper cost less than the plugs for the ends.

What's to hate?
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I like your stainless bumper and tail light system, Floyd. How do I go about getting such a bumper and having it installed? The original Scamp bumper has mounted rear stabilizer jacks, so are you using portable jacks?

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