Originally Posted by Wallo
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.
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.