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Suggestions on how to secure PVC pole holder tube.

Postby mr_grumble » Tue May 15, 2007 8:32 am

I am looking at securing two 65mm PVC tubes to the rear underside of the camper. I am using the 65mm tubes as opposed to 90mm or 100mm because I'm running out of space fast and have to place these between the chassis and the stabiliser legs.

I am considering the best way to secure these to the chassis (50 x 50mm tubing). I've looked at the standard clamps that you buy from the hardware store but don't think they'll cope with the abuse and am looking at manufacturing a clamp type arrangement. I'm famous for over engineering anything I set out to make so I thought I'd pick some brains in case there is an easier method that others have used to secure these PVC tubes.

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Postby Komodo » Tue May 15, 2007 11:10 am

bit of 25 x 3 FL (1" x 1/8th" for you old timers) ?
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Postby mr_grumble » Tue May 15, 2007 1:27 pm

Oook :shock:

What would FL be short for ?
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Postby Komodo » Tue May 15, 2007 2:46 pm

Sorry thats what years of structural detailing and working in the heavy structural industry do to ya LOL

FL = Flat
PL = Plate
CHS = Circular Hollow Section
RHS = Rolled Hollow Section or Rectangular Hollow Section (agan depends on how old you are)
SHS = Square Hollow section
UB = Universal Beam
WB = Welded Beam
UC = Universal Column
WC = Welded Column
LP = Line Pipe
TB = UB which is split in two down the web to make a T section
PFC = Parrallel Flange Channel
TFC = Taper Flange Channel (no longer made all replaced by PFC's)

Thats the main ones, theres plenty more out there but they are the most common accronyms and section types
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Postby Troyk » Tue May 15, 2007 6:50 pm

Mr Grumble,

Don't know if this is any help, but this is how it is attached on my CT. Its a 150mm uPVC tube fixed to the 75x50mm RHS drawbar, using whats looks like a Unistruct pipe support.

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Postby mr_grumble » Tue May 15, 2007 7:14 pm

Hey, thanks guys, much appreciated.

Troyk, where did you pick up this 'Unistruct pipe support'
Have looked around and have only found the garden variety clamp that clamps your stormwater pipes to your house, certainly not secure enough :?
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Postby Troyk » Tue May 15, 2007 8:24 pm

Sorry Steve, came with the CT.

I think your best bet might be the trade plumbing / bulding suppliers.

Unistrut is one brand, there is also Ramset.

I will look at the catelogues at work, sure have to some details.
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Postby gqpatrol » Tue May 15, 2007 8:52 pm

I'm pretty sure the roof rack mobs eg Rhino sell clamps to attach pvc pipe to there racks. Maybe that's an option. :grin:
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Postby Cruzin » Wed May 16, 2007 7:09 am

Hi Steve
I have a 150mm PVC UV stablised Pole Holder that has 2x metal brackets for attachment per end.
1x is goes almost around the pole and the second allows mounting to a flat surface.
In my case I bolted though the 40mm rack on the trailer.
The plumber friend advised that the mounting bracket was a "stand-off" bracket. (probably for sewer pipes within high-rise buildings etc. my opinion)

You maybe able to see via this thread (top photo).

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Re: Suggestions on how to secure PVC pole holder tube.

Postby Troyk » Wed May 16, 2007 6:09 pm

mr_grumble wrote:I am looking at securing two 65mm PVC tubes to the rear underside of the camper. I am using the 65mm tubes as opposed to 90mm or 100mm because I'm running out of space fast and have to place these between the chassis and the stabiliser legs.


Steve


Just curious though, how do you propose to get the poles out.? :o
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Postby jasonb » Wed May 16, 2007 7:45 pm

you have a screw on cap ,,,,i just give my poles a wipe and lay them on the floor ,so i cant see the need for one of these ,but thats just me
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Postby Troyk » Wed May 16, 2007 7:55 pm

Nah, I meant how do you get your hand / fingers in to pull the poles out? 65mm is not alot of room.:grin:
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Postby jasonb » Wed May 16, 2007 8:18 pm

yeah i know what you mean ,i had one on another camper and ended up having too have a screw on cap on both ends so i could get them either end
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Postby mr_grumble » Thu May 17, 2007 8:31 am

Yeah, I get where your coming from. Because its only 65mm, I'd have to have 2 possibly 3 in which to store the poles in and each tube would only be 4-50mm longer than the poles, so a finger in the end would be all thats needed (the tube that is ::() )

But, since then, I've changed my wind (worse than a woman :booty )and decided to secure 1 maybe 2 90mm or 100mm tubes on the drawbar.
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Postby Troyk » Thu May 17, 2007 7:30 pm

Steve,

Haven't find anymore info, but as I said before try the trade stores (as long as they don't need you to buy a 100 of them).

Jason's idea of a screw cap at each end is worth considering though.
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