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Posted: 07/24/07 08:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cakepa wrote:

Anyone else have trouble with worn out or weak, (what do you call those things anyway) gizmos that hold the hatchback of cars open and some of the outside cargo doors open on an RV? I got tired of the door hitting me in the head when I was getting out the electric cord or the holding tank drain hose and came up with an idea to hold them without looking for and buying new ones. I cut a few pieces of 1/2 inch plastic PVC water pipe (very cheap at the hardware store) to the right length and then made a little less than a 1/4 inch slot down one side with my table saw so that I can slip it on. Now when I raise the door, my invention falls into place and holds it up. And when I want to close it, I just slide the "pipe" over the worn out cylinder and shut the door.



This is such a great idea! Less than 10 minutes after I told DH this tip I could hear his saw outside. All of our cargo doors have these now, even the doors that aren't broken yet. And they work great. Our PVC must be smaller or our gizmos are bigger than cakepa's because the pvc won't fit over the big part without forcing it, and the rod part is on the top. But we just lay the new gadget in the front of the bin so that's the first thing we grab after we open the door.

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Yep, located on the outside. Quick, easy, within reach!


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I have photos of my PVC pipe invention, but I don't know how to post them to this site. If anyone wants to post them for me, send me a private message and I will email them to you. Or send me a PM and I will send them to you anyway if you are curious about what I am talking about.

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I had to replace the magic donut under the toilet and had a hard time getting to the bolt for the toilet that was next to the tub. Tried a swivel, with a deep socket but it just didn't want to work. I went to the tool box and found my FORD DISTRIBUTOR wrench that just happened to be the right size. Its a tool used for getting to the hold down bolt under most FORD distributors at least on the older models. It has a 90 degree bend at the end and worked perfectly. Don't worry you Chevy guys can borrow mine!


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cakepa wrote:

SCRAPZ
I have photos of my PVC pipe invention, but I don't know how to post them to this site. If anyone wants to post them for me...


No problem, here ya go.

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The first picture is of the pvc pipe cut to length with a groove in it.

The second is the pipe slipped over the worn out closer in the "rest" position.

The last two pictures are of the pipe holding the door open by assisting the closer


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Ok lets get this one on the top again.

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Jim Scoggins wrote:

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Well I just read this thread from start to finish and all the ideas are great here,
But I vote the bottle opener #1 on my to do list [emoticon].

There was one here that troubled me a little bit.
It was the one about clothes pins on the gutters to prevent black streaks.
Now the idea is great. It was the comment that they USUALLY stay on during travel.
It only concerns me because I am a biker.
And the last thing I want when I am doing 70 mph on the highway
is a clothes pin popping off an rv and hitting me in the face.
Just food for thought.
Awesome thread though.
JEFF

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[quote=jiga20001][quote=Jim Scoggins] There was one here that troubled me a little bit. It was the one about clothes pins on the gutters to prevent black streaks. Now the idea is great. It was the comment that they USUALLY stay on during travel. It only concerns me because I am a biker. And the last thing I want when I am doing 70 mph on the highway is a clothes pin popping off an rv and hitting me in the face. Just food for thought. Awesome thread though. JEFF[/quote] Hey Jeff, being as I was just rolling down the road and took a June Bug to the throat, I'll be sure to remove my clothes pins from the gutter spouts from now on!! Never thought about that before, and glad you mentioned it. Pat

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