Mod #23: Bumper Hatch

Mod #23: Bumper Hatch

Submitted on: 06/27/08

     Category: exterior
Mod Rating: 12345

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Mod Description:

If you never want to lose your rear bumper rubber end caps again, then this simple mod is for you. Although the bumper end caps generally have a little nub on the top and bottom that fits in to the holes on the end of the bumper, the caps are notorious for falling off. And then there’s the friendly driver on the road that pulls up next to you to tell you your sewer hose is dangling out of your bumper and flopping all over the highway.

Mod Difficulty:

Installing the bumper hatch is easy. The kit you buy comes with two hatches and some screws to secure the hatches to the bumper. If you’re one who considers both form and function, you can either secure the hatches with the provided screws or you can glue them in place with some clear or black silicone placed around the part of the hatch that inserts in to the bumper. Either way, these won’t be falling off any time soon.

To operate, simply slide your sewer hose in to the bumper as usual and snap the bumper hatch door closed. Be sure to do this for both sides of the bumper. To open, pull on the hatch door on the opposite side of the hatch hinge and it pops right open. This is one of the simplest mods you can do and doing it makes sure you arrive at your campsite with the stinky slinky in tow.

ModMyRV recommends these parts for this mod:
Bumper Hatch - Camping World

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4 Comments For This Mod

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  1. jmt

    I bought a locking pumper plug at CW. Works awesome.

    http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/locking-bumper-plug/6902

  2. jmt

    You might want to get an extra pair…just in case they walk away at night. Usually they don’t but you never know.

  3. bje

    may be a good idea when installing to have it hinged towards the front so when going down the road the wind does not open the caps. current pics have it shown hinged toward the rear.

  4. Fritz_H

    I did this but am not excited with the quality of the hatches. Attachment to the bumper is goofy and the plastic easily strips around the set screw. Better in theory than in practice.

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  1. 10 Low Cost Mods You Can Make to Your RV

    [...] 6. Bumper Hatch - If you never want to lose your rear bumper rubber end caps again, then this simple mod is for you. Although the bumper end caps generally have a little nub on the top and bottom that fits in to the holes on the end of the bumper, the caps are notorious for falling off. Your sewer hose now has the freedom to scare the people behind you. Installing the bumper hatch is easy. The kit you can buy comes with two hatches and some screws to secure the hatches to the bumper. A set of 2 costs about $15. Here is an example: http://www.modmyrv.com/2008/06/27/rv-sewer-hose-bumper-hatch [...]

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