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Old 10-12-2014, 09:52 AM   #43
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Went to your link Carol. The one from amazon looks good.

Wish I had a dog who just ever so gracefully wants to push the screen door open with her nose!

My fault! Too soft and swishy an owner. And with squirrels, all bets are off!


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Old 10-13-2014, 08:07 AM   #44
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I went to Homey D last night and picked up my SS hardware. they only had SS fender washers in a 1/4" 1" size. Didn't think the 1" would be big enough for load spread, so I bought 5/16" fender washers at 1-1/4". Being that the hole is only 1/16 of an inch bigger, will that be ok?
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:51 AM   #45
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I have not read the whole thread so forgive me if I missed something. I don’t think my Aussie girl would bust through the screen door. But even though she is “only” 48 pounds she can (and will) pull like a much larger dog. I tried different weights and finally settled on a 35 pound dumb bell as the ideal doggy snubbing post. I have a large carabineer clipped to the dumb bell that I can clip her leash to and then move the dumb bell around the site depending on shade, where we are sitting, etc. I bought all my weights at garage sales for pennies a pound otherwise I would not have bought them at new price. I may take a couple of flat weights and put an eye bolt through the hole for clipping the carabineer too. It would store better than the dumb bell. I also have a large folding crate that I set up and can throw a thin sheet over if circumstances warrant leaving her outside. Traveling with the dog can be a pain but she is part of the family and worth the trouble. Especially when Dad can tell the kid "why don't you take the dog for a hike" (while thinking: "and leave me the hell alone for a few minutes").
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:54 AM   #46
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I went to Homey D last night and picked up my SS hardware. they only had SS fender washers in a 1/4" 1" size. Didn't think the 1" would be big enough for load spread, so I bought 5/16" fender washers at 1-1/4". Being that the hole is only 1/16 of an inch bigger, will that be ok?

If you think there's any possibility the nut could pull through the larger opening, you could put a 1/4" regular washer between the nut and the fender washer.
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I failed to mention that I also bought the smaller 1/4" 1" SS fender washer too I knew i wanted the 1-1/4, but was going to post and see what ya all thought.

So...bolt through then 5/16 1-1/4 fender then 1/4 1" fender then lock nut. Right?

And painting hole after drilling with q tip. Any ole paint I have laying around ok? As in spraying some black Rustoleum in a small cup and dabbing in hole?


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Old 10-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #48
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I went to Homey D last night and picked up my SS hardware. they only had SS fender washers in a 1/4" 1" size. Didn't think the 1" would be big enough for load spread, so I bought 5/16" fender washers at 1-1/4". Being that the hole is only 1/16 of an inch bigger, will that be ok?
Those washers will be fine, Wendy. You can always stack a 1/4" washer between the nut and the fender washer if it makes you feel better. It doesn't have to be S/S. If you mount the ring flat on your floor, there is no way Katrina will pull it through. The load when she pulls is horizontal (called shear load). The washers aren't really taking much of the load. If you mounted the ring on a vertical surface, the load would want to pull the bolts straight out (tension load) and the washers would have a more important role. You may have experience with tent stakes? It's the same principle. Tent stakes pull straight out easily. If you pull on them from the side, much more resistance. Again, don't over think this. You can do it. Measure twice, drill two holes, install hardware, and pat you, your helper, and Katrina on the back for a job well done!

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Weights are a really creative idea for sure. But my 50 pound girl was once "under my control" on her leash as I held the leash sitting round the camp fire. She sees a squirrel and whoosh! Me and my chair slide a few feet and then she proceeds to pull me on the ground a few inches too.

Pain in my...literally


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Old 10-13-2014, 09:46 AM   #50
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Thanks Tom. You are motivating me to do this today, even in the rain.

Had my mom tap the spot from inside trailer yesterday so i could feel the pound underneath. Clear there as far as wires etc. I have a scamp 13 and as far as I know all plumbing and wires run along back wall of trailer. I'm nowhere near gray wAter tank. I want to place d ring on driver side dinette floor near bench and almost back as far as carpet starts to roll up wall, but not that far as plumbing is there.

Is there anything else I could be missing as far as wires etcetera. All looks great underneath just shiny OSB. Also need suggestions for paint. Hoping the million cans of Rusto I have with a q tip meets approval for painting inside hole?


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Wendy, I reread your post. If you have 1/4" (hole size) fender washers, use them. Sounds like you found a good spot to mount it. Watch out for the carpet winding around the drill bit, and give it a go. After you drill your first hole, drop a bolt thru the ring mount plate and drill the second hole using the mount as a guide to drill the other hole. Rustoleum is fine to seal the wood fibers in the hole. Q-tip will be perfect. If all your hardware is stainless, you don't need to paint it, unless for cosmetic reasons. Who looks under the trailer? Go for it!

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Well just waiting for paint to dry in holes so I can finish the job! Alas though I put a 1/4" wide run in the carpet. So pissed off really. I cut slit in carpet with exacting knife and went ever slow with drill but I guess not slow enough. I have little experience and almost everything I do to this trailer is new to me.

No ideas other than cutting out piece of carpet and butting new hunk next to it. Run is about 8" long. Or trying to put matching fibers and a little backing in run and gluing. Or trying to sew loops over the run.

Leave it to Beaver!


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Well just waiting for paint to dry in holes so I can finish the job! Alas though I put a 1/4" wide run in the carpet. So pissed off really. I cut slit in carpet with exacting knife and went ever slow with drill but I guess not slow enough.
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Sorry to hear If you have something with a sharp hook on the end you may be able to pull some of the loose fiber that pulled out back up into the run to help hide it....
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Wendy, I'm sorry to hear this. If your tiedown is in the rear corner, is it really that noticeable? It is under the table (or bed) correct? I wish I could see it. I think I would try to hide it as Carol suggested.

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My mom came over with a carpet needle and the perfect color thread and rescued me! Where would I be without my mommy? It isn't perfect but it sure as heck is live able and now my dog can rest comfortable and I can get a breeze!

Thank you everybody!


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