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Vickie 4369 06-23-2021 07:48 PM

Bug Remover Hot water hose reel project complete.
 
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Last fall I took a trip and the bugs were pretty bad, so I was hooking up a hose to my hot water spigot under the front hood and washing the front of the coach, Hot water works wonders on bugs.

This gave me an Idea, I wanted to be able to reach under the front of the coach pull out the hot water hose then have it wind back up.

I searched long and hard paying close attention to size and weight and ended up with this one. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I added a couple fittings so it would both thread on to my spigot and accept a brass hose nozzle.

Settled on this one I like the idea it is rubber covered to eliminate possible damage https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Could not be happier with the results, it is mounted with 8 tech screw 6 on the main mounting flange to frame and 2 on on the roller arm that I added L brackets to.

Cmftblynumb 06-23-2021 09:26 PM

Hot water hose reel
 
:goodjob:Very nice work, I believe I am going to give this project a try. Thanks for the pictures and for the links.

Dutch Star Don 06-23-2021 09:36 PM

very nice.....lots of dead area on that side.

Winger2 06-24-2021 07:58 AM

I have been contemplating doing this when I return from my trip in August. Thanks for the info

Vickie 4369 06-24-2021 08:09 AM

Additonal info and parts
 
A few fittings I used along the way.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mounting screws. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And 3 inches of 1 inch x 1/8 in flat stock cut in half and bent 90 degrees for support brackets shown.

Hope this helps complete the job for you.

Ted.

Fiesta48 06-24-2021 10:44 AM

I thought of that years ago. A lot of work to install. Bucket of hot water, sponge and finger nails works for me.

Vickie 4369 06-24-2021 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Fiesta48 (Post 5804336)
I thought of that years ago. A lot of work to install. Bucket of hot water, sponge and finger nails works for me.

I appreciate your comments thank you.

Actually Quite the opposite, took me about 2 hours total.

Most of that time I spent figuring out how I was going to predrill the holes and running in and out of my garage for tools.

So I made a cardboard pattern, from the holes I drilled in the mounting flange, then transferred it to the frame and Wala!

From that point it was a 10 minute install.

I can't see myself getting out a hose and bucket, a ladder and mix up a bucket of soapy water sponge etc at a fuel stop.

The Idea is a little work now, employs a lot of convenience for life.

While fueling I can reach under the front facia, pull out the hose rinse the bugs off and it rolls it self back up.

I also have a pole window squeegee mounted under the hood for convenience.

Ted.

FLSteve 06-24-2021 11:49 AM

Vickie 4369 ... I had done something similar, but you have taken it to the next level. Might look at upgrading mine as well now that I see yours.

Good job.

FLSteve

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/201...ml#post5155465

Vickie 4369 06-24-2021 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by FLSteve (Post 5804431)
Vickie 4369 ... I had done something similar, but you have taken it to the next level. Might look at upgrading mine as well now that I see yours.

Good job.

FLSteve

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/201...ml#post5155465

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USMCRET 06-24-2021 01:23 PM

Ted, I really like this. Your brackets for your window squeegee appear to be attached with command strips. Can your cite your source for the brackets?

Vickie 4369 06-24-2021 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by USMCRET (Post 5804532)
Ted, I really like this. Your brackets for your window squeegee appear to be attached with command strips. Can your cite your source for the brackets?

That is correct but I also ran a screw in the center of each one as an added security.

https://www.amazon.com/Command-Broom...s%2C163&sr=8-5

Sqeegee https://www.amazon.com/Carrand-9500-...565939&sr=8-21

USMCRET 06-24-2021 02:24 PM

Thank you, sir.

Vickie 4369 06-24-2021 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by USMCRET (Post 5804609)
Thank you, sir.

Thank you for your service Sir.

Ted.

VanDiemen23 06-24-2021 02:33 PM

white scotchbrite really works to take off bugs and does not scratch.


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