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Old 07-18-2014, 12:05 PM   #15
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Pretty sure you can buy new ones that are longer than the ones that Scamp puts on the trailers.... or I seem to think that was the case when I had to do a fast replace I broke while on a road trip. Was a bit sorry after that I didn't go with a pair of the long ones but the parts place I went to was charging for just one stabilizer what most places would charge for a pair.
Yep, I did not find out about the longer ones until after I had already replaced the short ones. I have been thinking about adapting the short ones to the front somehow and getting new longer ones for the back. I would not necessarily use the fronts ones unless setting up a longer term camp.
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Carol/Floyd: Thanks for your ideas and comments. It looks like the best/least costly option is to attach the PVC post between the bottom of the back window above the belly band. If I knew how to attach it on the front, I would put it there above the current one, but with the bathroom, I don't want to put a hole where it may cause a potential leak from the inside or have hardware sticking out of the bathroom wall inside. If it weren't for the top of the receiver protruding above the bumper, I could easily attach it there coming off the back. Which brings me to thinking, maybe it would be less costly to just have the receiver hitch removed, add the PVC post, and if needed later, have a longer receiver attached. Hmmmm.
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P.S. Where can I get Signode banding done?

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That works great for a Scamp16, but the lower stature would bring the tubing outside of the safe zone of the angle of departure on a Scamp13.
Perhaps mounting the tube(metal or plastic) to the rear bumper using Signode banding might work. Or maybe mount one under the battery box on top of the tongue.
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Carol/Floyd: Thanks for your ideas and comments. It looks like the best/least costly option is to attach the PVC post between the bottom of the back window above the belly band. If I knew how to attach it on the front, I would put it there above the current one, but with the bathroom, I don't want to put a hole where it may cause a potential leak from the inside or have hardware sticking out of the bathroom wall inside. If it weren't for the top of the receiver protruding above the bumper, I could easily attach it there coming off the back. Which brings me to thinking, maybe it would be less costly to just have the receiver hitch removed, add the PVC post, and if needed later, have a longer receiver attached. Hmmmm.
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P.S. Where can I get Signode banding done?
Signode banding is that black steel banding material which is commonly used to secure items to wooden pallets. They have orange clips made to slip over the banding which are crimped into place once the banding is tightened.

Just about anywhere that has a shipping dock will have a Signode bander.
It would only take a small amount of banding and a couple of minutes to make the attachment.

I have a bander designed for pipe insulation banding. I often use scrap signode banding which I pull from dumpsters for free, to make such things as straps to secure fuel tanks or graywater tanks. I use screws or rivets instead of Signode clips.
Signode clips are easier if you have the bander/crimper which is made for them though.
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Now for the rest of the story. I located a welder who not only was reasonable, honest, but he had a good imagination. Here is the bumper, with an extension, and the stinky slinky holder bolted in. I am certainly a happier camper.
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Good for you Alice. This stuff shouldn't be difficult. What happened to folks thinking outside the box?
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Donna..Got the welder's name from my RV guy. Not only was this 1/8th the cost the other guy wanted, this works, the tube is removable if anything happens to it, the spare can be removed without removing the tube. In addition to my RV fella, this company is another at the top of my list. It's isn't a matter of thinking outside the box, the problem is people can't think anymore. People are not being trained to be problem solvers anymore.

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