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Old 09-14-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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I have been spending a lot of time in an out of the way spot in the mountains. It is unfortunately taking it's toll on my roof. There are many miles of national forest road to get to the campsite and lots of low hanging limbs. I would like to install something on the roof to protect it but have not found what I'm looking for. I would like some type of tubing(like a lightweight exoskeleton). Small aluminum or stainless tubing like most luggage racks are made from. Any ideas?
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I have been spending a lot of time in an out of the way spot in the mountains. It is unfortunately taking it's toll on my roof. There are many miles of national forest road to get to the campsite and lots of low hanging limbs. I would like to install something on the roof to protect it but have not found what I'm looking for. I would like some type of tubing(like a lightweight exoskeleton). Small aluminum or stainless tubing like most luggage racks are made from. Any ideas?
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:18 PM   #3
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Maybe you could rig something up out of PVC pipe? Would be light, cheap, and fairly rugged.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:27 AM   #4
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I thought of that but don't know what I could use as a foot where is meets the camper.
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Old 09-21-2007, 04:06 AM   #5
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This is pretty late but what about using something like the mounts that are used in some closets to hold up the clothing rack. Its basically a flat round flange with a raised circular area that the OD of the pvc would fit into the ID of the raise area. Similar to this picture but the raised area goes full circle and the mounting area is flanged out with screw holes all around it. http://www.organizes-it.com/images/polecups.jpg
Then you could either screw it into the side of the camper or what I would probably opt for is to use some sort of adhesive on the flanges and glue them to the camper.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:03 AM   #6
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I'm afraid that if you made an frame, you would have more problems. Fairly sure you would "hook" some really big stuff and cause some real damage.

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Old 10-29-2007, 03:52 AM   #7
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Maybe something like we use on airboats-- a grass rake of conduit or tubing -- here's an example ------ airboat grass rake
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:55 AM   #8
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You can use a regular threaded flange mount with PVC just use a threaded PVC nipple to screw in the mount cut the threads off the other end then you can glue the rest together.
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