Rod and tent pole canister broken ... how to fix please

Submitted: Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 22:59
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Hello fellow travellers

My beloved Hiace pop top, that I inherited from my father, has been broken into and trashed. He always kept it so beautifully. It is so sad. Was due to go to Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival at the end of the month.

There is a long PVC canister on the front of the camper for fishing poles and tent poles, with lockable ends. One of the ends has been smashed and I don't know how to get a new end or where to go to fix.

Your advice how to fix this would be much appreciated. I am not a handy person.

Photo of the broken end, and the good one attached. Plus a photo of how my van was trashed.

Many thanks as always



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Reply By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:23

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:23
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Mogrels, hey.

Is that just a PVC pipe with screw on ends ?
If so, should be easy to source a new cap, drill a few holes and swap over handle and lock ??

If the threaded caps, should be able to take old one or part of to Bunnings and they should have one, that or a plumbing store.

A lick of matt black spray can paint, and away you go :)

Good luck with it.
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Follow Up By: zeddie - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:32

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:32
Hi Les
You've given me a start thank you.
They pushed over the end, not threaded.
I am recovering from an injury hopefully can find someone who can help me with the drilling and handle.
As a start will check out Bunnings.

Many thanks Zj
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:35

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:35
Yeah pretty sure the push on ends are also about, they are usually used to blanks off pipe ends and PVC glued onto pipe to seal when plumbing, but obviously the lock setup enables these to stay on.
If Bunnings don't have them (they should) then try a larger plumbing specialty shop, cheers zeddie.
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Follow Up By: zeddie - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:40

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:40
Appreciate your late-night response. It's been a challenging day. Zj
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:41

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 at 23:41
All good mate, go get some sleep, it will look better in the morning :)
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 00:25

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 00:25
What is the exact diameter of the pipe? It looks like 90 mm storm water pipe to me. If so then you can get a threaded access coupling and a threaded cap to match. These are used by vanners to construct annex pole carriers. Cut your pipe back to suit. Remove enough of the black paint so you can glue the coupling to the pipe. The cap then screws onto the coupling.

Many of us don't bother with locking the cap. For locking you may be able to adapt the existing lock to fit. If not then the other way is to use a hasp and staple Mount the staple on the coupling and the hasp on the cap. The hasp is bent at right angles to go from the end cap over the top of the carrier.

If it is larger than 90 mm then plastic sewer pipe fittings may be the go.

Alternately you can get them ready made up. Have a look at this page. There is one pictured there. If you click on it you will find parts for it and also 150 mm pipe. If your pipe is 150 mm then this may suit you.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 00:27

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 00:27
ps. next time you may try editing your pictures to 800 x 600 pixels before posting them.
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Follow Up By: zeddie - Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:34

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:34
Hello Peter
Thank you for your detailed advice and links to suppliers. I had Googled suppliers but this organisation did not appear. Will bookmark.
The pipe is 160mm.
Apologies for the size of the photos. First time I have posted images onthis site. Will remember for next time.

Many thanks
Zarni
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 07:10

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 07:10
Suggest you take the van to a Plumbing supply shop, ask the staff to come out and they will tell you what you need. There is different thickness PVC, as well as pipe diameter depending on what type of liquid is being conveyed in the pipe.
At worst you will have to start from scratch, but it is so simple, just a hacksaw, PVC glue, tape measure and pencil is all you need (and black spray paint to match). It is best repaired off your vehicle
If you are uncomfortable, just call a plumber, it will take them no time.
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Follow Up By: zeddie - Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:37

Monday, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:37
Hi Mark
Great ideas - thank you so much.
Hard for me to do the construction. Thanks for the tip about a plumber. Brilliant idea. I will watch him to learn. There's one who lives around the corner. Have just left him a message.

Kind regards
Zj
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Reply By: dazza62 - Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 14:15

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 14:15
This could be an alternative as well. Have two of them set up on storm water pipe and work very well.

Lockable End Cap

Posted with the usual disclaimer that I have nothing to do with the Company other than being a satisfied customer.
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Follow Up By: zeddie - Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 15:41

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 15:41
Thanks Dazza
Great lead. Have just spoken to Bob for Adi and and he will look to see if he can help.
Thank you fellow travellers for your support.
Many thanks
Zj
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Follow Up By: Kevin G6 - Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 20:58

Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 at 20:58
Great find Dazza!

Kev
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