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Old 08-07-2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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A friend is going to weld a new bumper on my Casita. The general 4X4 sewer bumper. Can anyone suggest a good place to order one? He's also going to cut it down to size for me (I can't find one for a fiberglass trailer size).

Any suggestions for an online source?
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Old 08-07-2008, 05:39 PM   #2
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A friend is going to weld a new bumper on my Casita. The general 4X4 sewer bumper. Can anyone suggest a good place to order one? He's also going to cut it down to size for me (I can't find one for a fiberglass trailer size).

Any suggestions for an online source?
I bought mine at a local RV supply store. It's heavy, not sure I'd want it shipped, after all... it's supposed to be used also as a bumper.
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I bought mine at a local RV supply store. It's heavy, not sure I'd want it shipped, after all... it's supposed to be used also as a bumper.
Already tried that. They were out of stock and suggested that I buy it from their online store.
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Already tried that. They were out of stock and suggested that I buy it from their online store.
Did you ask what shipping would cost? If they'd ship it for free, why not. But I bet it has to go truck freight, not UPS. Mine was about 8' long and I bet weighed 30-35 lbs. Really awkward to carry!
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I used to go for the 4" x 4" metal bumpers. What a pain! Especially when you l;ost one of the end caps. What I did for my Fiber Stream was have a shop make up a bracket to hold two 4" white PVC sewer pipes. Drilled 1" holes along the bottom of each pipe. Closed one end, the other has a screw cap. The upper one holds tarp poles, the lower one holds the hose.

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Fiber Stream originally had a body contoured cosmetic "bumper" and a short tube up front to store the sewer hose.
When I bought mine, the bumper had been replaced with a wood 2" x 4".

I liked the idea of a 4" x 4" hollow bumper to hold the hose; I didn't want a rusty metal one.

Mine is a vinyl fencepost sleeve from Lowe's. It bolts to the brackets on the frame that held the original bumper.
The rubber endcap "expands" to fit when you press it from convex to concave. I haven't lost it yet.
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Mine has to hold a receiver for a bike rack. So plastic is out of the question.

I finally nabbed one off of Ebay. At a much reduced price! The folk at Casita wanted $199.99. Ouch. I got mine for $83.00.

It's a 96" bumper, so my pal will cut it down and weld it on after sawing off the old one. I'm going to use the excess to create a holder for the sewer hose which I'll mount on the tongue.
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A word of caution...before you slide the hose inside, check the bumper for flashing that can snag the plastic & puncture it. There have been a number of comments about this in the past. At the very least, put that internal seam on the top of the bumper so the hose is not lying on it. It might be wise to retain your current hose storage. There may be other things which can be stored in that hollow "bumper".
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A word of caution...before you slide the hose inside, check the bumper for flashing that can snag the plastic & puncture it. There have been a number of comments about this in the past. At the very least, put that internal seam on the top of the bumper so the hose is not lying on it. It might be wise to retain your current hose storage. There may be other things which can be stored in that hollow "bumper".
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Thanks! Will do!

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Woo HOO! My bumper arrived today. It's a 96" bumper, so my pal is going to cut it down. He suggest I retain the other section and mount it with brackets on the tongue and use it to store the hose rather than doing so in the rear bumper. I think I'm going to take his advice and do that.

At any rate, my Casita will be travel-worthy within a few days! At last!
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I purchased a section of 4" diameter PVC drain and cut a length section out of it about 1" to 1 1/2" wide (you might test the cutout width necessary because I did this a number of years ago and donít remember for sure) and collasped the tube and slid it into the 4" rear bumper. This keeps the drain hose off of the metal and prevents tearing it on any rough spot in the bumper tube.
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I purchased a section of 4" diameter PVC drain and cut a length section out of it about 1" to 1 1/2" wide (you might test the cutout width necessary because I did this a number of years ago and donít remember for sure) and collasped the tube and slid it into the 4" rear bumper. This keeps the drain hose off of the metal and prevents tearing it on any rough spot in the bumper tube.
Cool idea!!! I'll give it a try!



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Here's the new bumper that my friend welded on.



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Another view of the new bumper. Excellent work!
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