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Old 11-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #11
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I'm ready to mount a 5 inch square fence post for new sewer hose container on my 17B, but I don't have any plywood under the battery box and I have the hitch receiver, so I can either mount just under the rear of the fiberglass onto the metal frame, in which case it the bottom will be 12 inches off the ground. Someone said in an earlier post not to mount under the bumper, it may get crushed when going over a steep incline, but it seems like 12 inches should be enough? I could mount it towards the middle of the trailer, next to the sewer pipe . Do you have any thoughts on this? Thanks!
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:29 PM   #12
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I have 2 5" fence posts mounted to the frame just in front of the hitch receiver, one for the sewer hose & one for my folding 5' ladder. By the way, I have since discovered that GPL DOES make a two sided 5' ladder which I wish I had known about when I bought the single sided version.

I replaced the wood mount supplied by Escape for the smaller sewer hose holder with 12" pieces of pressure treated 2"X2"'s, using some of the same holes in the frame that Escape used. The 5" square tubing is lag bolted to the 2"X2"'s. In the case of the sewer unit I drilled drain holes at the locations of the lag bolts, making it easy to use a socket extension to drive the bolts. For the ladder I didn't want holes in the bottom of the fence post so I reached into the ends & drove the lag bolts very slowly, one ratchet click at a time...

I do have the high lift option with 15" tires, and have never had the tubes hit the ground. Since the extensions I added to the stabilizers hang down about the same distance as the tubes, I wasn't concerned about adding the second tube.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:30 PM   #13
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I used a holder designed for the sewer pipe, and mounted it a foot or so ahead of the bumper. If I were to tip the trailer up on the bumper, it holder still would not hit. I definitely would not go back any further though.

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Old 11-11-2014, 07:57 PM   #14
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Jon and Jim gave good illustrations of how moving forward enough works for clearance. The stabilizer jacks installed by Escape follow the same method: they are on the bottom of the frame so they would cause a clearance problem if they were back at the bumper, but they are forward and not a problem.
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Besides doing bearings and adjusting brakes , Here"s the latest mods to our 19 ft . Hung my shelf and moved thermostat down . the TV bracket on piece of OAK has been there for couple years because it kept pulling out of wall even though it is reenforced . My new little curtain from "Little House Customs "in bath . that took 2 min s to install very easy .
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:21 PM   #16
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Besides doing bearings and adjusting brakes , Here"s the latest mods to our 19 ft . Hung my shelf and moved thermostat down . the TV bracket on piece of OAK has been there for couple years because it kept pulling out of wall even though it is reenforced . My new little curtain from "Little House Customs "in bath . that took 2 min s to install very easy .
More mods . I had cut down our dinette table and I save everything . That piece is now our removable extension . I have lots of t - moulding so will change everything to black later .
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:25 PM   #17
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More mods . I had cut down our dinette table and I save everything . That piece is now our removable extension . I have lots of t - moulding so will change everything to black later .
Also little plastic holder for bags 2.99 at camping world .
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:35 PM   #18
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More mods . I had cut down our dinette table and I save everything . That piece is now our removable extension . I have lots of t - moulding so will change everything to black later .
It's lookin' good, Pat.

What Would you do if you didn't have the 19 to modify.
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It's lookin' good, Pat.

What Would you do if you didn't have the 19 to modify.
Thanks Don . How do you think I stay young ? Move it or lose it as they say . Pat
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Great work Pat. Thanks for showing, got some ideas.....
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