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Speaking as a beginner....

I like it...
and will be adding them to my camper before the next trip.

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So, anybody called a patent attorney?

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BradW wrote:

So, anybody called a patent attorney?

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I think that's too late. It appears to be in the public domain.


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Great job FarcticOx,simple and it works,


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Posted: 05/31/07 01:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I was a manufacturer I think I would be adding them to my next run!!

Great idea, I plan on adding them!

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jimh425 wrote:

BradW wrote:

So, anybody called a patent attorney?

Brad


I think that's too late. It appears to be in the public domain.

That doesn't matter.

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This one could make ,"IDEA OF THE YEAR"........

I'm going to do this right away even though I can load my camper in one pass (usually).

I will be using 1/2" pvc for the rod to slide in.

Jimmy likes it!!

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Great idea! I gotta add these. My driveway has a slight slant to it...just enough to give me some grief once in a while. I think I'll try with the PVC tubes.


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For those of you going with the 1/2" PVC tube be aware of one thing. It is very tight to the wheel wells and if you are off by any significant amount (1" or greater) you may rip the tube off on the wheel well. I've only loaded once so far with this mod and had no issue but it could happen, so do be aware. I suggest that you measure the distance between your wheel wells and then the width of the camper plus 2". (2" because 1/2" PVC is about 3/4" OD plus the distance the cable tie mounts move them out and times two for both sides.) Subtract the wheel well number from the width number. What ever is left, divided by two is how much wiggle room you will have on each side. It will not be much.


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I'm thinking - use 6ft (defective or seconds) fishing rod blanks
Foward mount (maybe small hose clamp) can be set to a size that would allow the conical shape of the rod to slide forward to a predetermined distance yet not come all the way out. Behind the foward mount could be the previously mentioned small pvc. That way as you back up to the TC, the guides would slide back into stowed position. Plus the rods would have good flexibility and should not break or transfer to much force to the mounts on the TC.

Continuous improvement to a great idea.

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