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Old 10-12-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Does anyone know what these mounts are for?
Grab Handle ?
TV Antennae ?
Mirror ?

I want to remove them but not if I might use them later.
(If I am keeping them they need stainless screws at the very least).

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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hmnn.. an add on from a previous owner?

The only thing I can think of off the top of my little head is Fire Extinguisher mounts, but a compression mount, especially outside, doesn't seem right for one.

Perhaps its a for a really big roll of paper towels :-P
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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Does anyone know what these mounts are for?
Grab Handle ?
TV Antennae ?
Mirror ?

I want to remove them but not if I might use them later.
(If I am keeping them they need stainless screws at the very least).

Thanks...
Hmmm- I am thinking that somewhere in my dim past, I saw a umbrella/awning that mounted that way. After it was slid into the holes, some sort of doo-dad would align with the small hole to limit the rotation of the shaft. Larry
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:53 PM   #4
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I think I've seen TV antennae that mount something like that. There is a main body that is about 2" in diameter and maybe 18" tall, and then a thin antenna part that extends a few feet above that.

The old "Follow Me TV" had a small cylinder as mentioned above and then a dish above that.

Haven't seen anything like it on any other U-hauls, so I'd say it's definitely a later addition.

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Old 10-12-2009, 01:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

Any other guesses?

I think I'll go ahead and remove them.
I am going to mount a porch light over the holes on the top one but I guess I'll just fill in the holes on the lower one.

I don't really like useless/unidentifiable things bolted to my trailer...
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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Looks like a Wineguard TV antenna mount.
http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=RV7020
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My guess antenna mount. That's why the holes are on the bottom, to lock it in at the perfect angle.
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Old 10-12-2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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Mystery solved!
Thanks for all of the answers...
I am removing them tonight.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:24 PM   #9
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Those mounts look like ones used on larger weather thermometers.
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Nothing like that on my UHaul, although I have a 16' one. What we do have in the location of the upper one is a porch light.

Something that works for us if you are interested. We use a FirstUp from Walmart instead of an awning. If you prop its legs up against (or right next to - if it brushes the Uhaul, we put a towel between the leg and the trailer) the trailer and extend it to its full height, it makes a nice additional room. It is amazing how nice that additional space is. We spend most of our time out there. It keeps a lot of the bugs out too.

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