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Old 03-17-2011, 07:28 PM   #11
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The setup looks really good. However, on my TT, the U-bolts for the spare tire holder run across the top of the trailer's bumper, which wouldn't allow the the post holder to lay completely flat against the bumper. Because that area is hidden by your spare tire, I can't tell whether your spare tire holder mounted like mine or mounted in some other way that didn't use U-bolts.

You took a lot of good pictures, but I am unable to tell from any of them how your spare tire holder is mounted.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:48 PM   #12
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My Rhinoflex fits in the standard bumper. It is tight, but it just required turning the connectors just right. If I had to I would not be scared of storing it in a compartment. With the caps on, it is just fine.
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I keep mine in a rubbermaid container in the front storage hatch. If you squish it down pretty good and then put the caps on, it stays compressed because it has an air tight seal.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:12 PM   #14
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Thanks for the ideas...

I went with the new Rhino system. its better than the rhino I had on the old Motorhome... I may do the same thing I did on my Motorhome and remove the bumper and put in my own commercial 6 in pvc pipe with cap ends... leave for first trip in the RV today...
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #15
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Great photos and idea. Thanks.
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The setup looks really good. However, on my TT, the U-bolts for the spare tire holder run across the top of the trailer's bumper, which wouldn't allow the the post holder to lay completely flat against the bumper. Because that area is hidden by your spare tire, I can't tell whether your spare tire holder mounted like mine or mounted in some other way that didn't use U-bolts.

You took a lot of good pictures, but I am unable to tell from any of them how your spare tire holder is mounted.
My spare tire holder is the same as yours. I think I used some of the leftover pieces of aluminum (used for the top and bottom brackets shown) underneath the fence post at various places to level it the same as the diameter of the spare-tire U bolts. Anyway, something similar in diameter of the U bolts would work to lift it up a bit off the bumper and over the U bolts. I may have even glued them in place.

UPDATE: Actually, if you look closely at my last photo, you can see what I used. It was foam moulding from Lowe's, not leftover aluminum strips. I think I used construction adhesive to hold the pieces in place. I ran two lengths down the bumper, breaking for the spare tire U bolts.
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:28 PM   #17
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Thanks, Mike

I took another look at your last picture and can see what appears to be the two foam strips you described. Without you disclosing this, it was difficult to see exactly that was what was in there since it's somewhat hidden by the end cap plus being so dark in the area.

Would it be safe to assume that the mounting bolts are made from lengths of what looks to be about 3/16" all-thread?
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:28 AM   #18
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Thanks for the pics.
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Here's my Rhino storage. I use the vinyl gutter for a ramp to hold the hose while connected, too.







I really like this idea. I was going to mount mine under the tt, but this makes more sense. I do have a couple of questions. I see you used a wire tie for a kind of hinge at the bottom of the cap/lid. What kind of latching mecahnism did you use for the top? I see some sort of pin laying there in one of the pics, but cant make it out. Also, did you drill any drain holes on the fence post to allow venilation?
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I used my dremmel and cut off 2 of the "ears" on the Rhino and it fits the bumper perfectly.
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Same here. Shaved the "ears" off and has been trouble free for 2 years in the tube.
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