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Old 05-26-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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Bed Bows/Shepherd's hook

I tried to order a shepherd's hook for the rear bunk (Queen) of our 'new' 2000 Jayco Eagle 12SO tent trailer. The local Jayco dealer just called saying it would be around $75 plus shipping, which doubled it to a whooping $150.

Anyone else carry these things or has anyone had any luck fabricating one for use?

With the other work this trailer needs to be camp-worthy, I'm finding it hard to justify $150 for a couple aluminium poles.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:26 PM   #2
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If you have one, take it to a sheet metal shop. They should be able to make one up for you fairly cheap.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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X2 on making one up. I was able to cut off the sheppard hook side which was in good shape and adapt to a new aluminum pole from LOWES. Mine got bent in the middle and broke in two when I tried to straighten it out...

Actually I ran over it with the truck but had a different story to tell momabear...hehe

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Old 05-30-2014, 07:37 PM   #4
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both ideas sound better than spending $150 from Jayco for it, robbing me for shipping, same price as the damn bow.
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If you don't have one to duplicate is there any other place to get them?
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:13 PM   #6
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Actually I ran over it with the truck but had a different story to tell momabear...hehe

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How in the hell did you get that big ass truck in the trailer in the 1st place! No No don't tell me I haven't had my 3rd beer yet.
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Old 06-19-2014, 08:31 PM   #7
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Well I didn't have to go far or pay too much. I was about to try and get one fabricated by a local metal worker, but decided on a whim, to call a couple other Jayco places. Found one an hour away (OWASCO in Oshawa, ON), says they do not have any in stock, but can get them. The cost, about $20, plus shipping. I told him my other quote and he said ridiculous and wouldn't charge more than $20 for shipping whatever it actually came out to be.
Sure enough I picked it up this week, total, less than $50 after taxes, shipping, etc. (and included a $3 cabinet latch I had also ordered)
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Well I didn't have to go far or pay too much. I was about to try and get one fabricated by a local metal worker, but decided on a whim, to call a couple other Jayco places. Found one an hour away (OWASCO in Oshawa, ON), says they do not have any in stock, but can get them. The cost, about $20, plus shipping. I told him my other quote and he said ridiculous and wouldn't charge more than $20 for shipping whatever it actually came out to be.
Sure enough I picked it up this week, total, less than $50 after taxes, shipping, etc. (and included a $3 cabinet latch I had also ordered)
anyone I the states?
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Best bet, start calling Jayco dealers in your area, that's what worked for me
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Isn't the bow simply made of 1/2" or 3/4" thinwall conduit? The ones in my 23B are and if anything happens just get a stick of thinwall and bend one up. If you don't have a conduit bender get one of your electrician buddies to do it for you.
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