Update on an item essential to my variation on the Gander Mtn. canopy to awning
conversion suggested by Eddie Longest. Dumbbell suction cup lifters still holding atop Burro
after eight days. I returned one of four purchased which I felt was not holding out of the box and tested the remaining stock for one which was strong. All appeared to hold when placed against steel store shelves. Gallon cans of body filler nearby because HF associates these suction cups with autobody work. The gallon cans have a translucent plastic cup which snaps over the top and holds the tube of catalyst. There is a good bit of give to the top surface. I found cups which would not maintain vacuum pretty quickly by trying to pick up two cans with a dumbbell. It is quite difficult to determine visually which ones will fail as apparent defects in the molded rubber associate with reliable suction in application. Better to test than guess.
There were at least two which I would not trust out of a dozen, not counting the one I returned. Good chance of getting duds. For six bucks, it's worth trying to pick the good ones in the store and avoid a return trip.
Below is foto of the use to which I put my two spare suction lifters.
I added the ladder to my bathroom pack list because I need it to place suctions cups atop Burro
as tie points for the Gander Mtn. canopy to awning
conversion discussed by the ParkLinerites on another thread. I was already wedging the aux. grey tank next the hopper with blanket pads to avoid movement. The bungees and suction cups have three days service and haven't detached.
Also have brass rod (not seen) which swivels in a rotating end hanger inside shower at photo left and enters another hanger right side of shower opening and is secured by dropping a cotter pin thru a hole in the rod. I set my Coleman upright cooler behind the rod on the shower grate aft of hopper and bungee to the rod. I also have a spare slinky hanging from the curtain rod hooks behind toilet.
It's an ambitious little warehouse. After buying the trailer and seeing the leak problem I had with all plumbing in the shower, I regretted that I had not been fortunate enuf to happen on a "dance hall" version without bath. Now that hopper, shower faucet and all supplies are replaced, I feel better and rationalize my storage solutions by noting that stowing stuff in the open dance hall might have been equally complicated by the lack of transverse partitions.
The central conclusion is that these suckers are an expedient, movable, non-destructive solution to the problem of adding cargo rings and tiedowns. They should be of particular interest to owners of trailers with smooth inner, as well as outer surfaces (UHaul, Burro