If you’ve looked online at all the amazing things you can do with your RV, you’ve no doubt seen some bumper modifications. Whether this includes adding a bike rack or extra storage compartment or adding a spare tire, you know that having a rear bumper on your RV is not something to be forgotten or taken lightly. Much in the same way that a bumper provides protection for your car, truck, or van, the rear bumper on your RV gives you protection as well as so much more. With the added bumper cap, this protection becomes even more impressive.
Your rear RV bumper is the first barrier that protects you if you were to get in an accident from behind. Protecting you and your RV from further damage, your bumper takes the damage so that you don’t have to. More than this, though, it also protects your plumbing system, a vital part of your RV. Many RVs store their plumbing hose in their rear bumper, keeping it out of the way and out of sight while keeping it safe and protected. Without the bumper, your plumbing hose could find itself damaged by pests, weather, and general road rigor, tearing holes in it and creating leaks. With the bumper to protect it, you can avoid these situations and keep your vacation relaxing and comfortable. Because such an important piece of equipment is stored away in the bumper, you want that bumper to be solid and durable. Made of 14-gauge raw metal, this bumper is tough. Measuring 4” by 4” and 92” long, this Made in America bumper is weld-on and, in order to increase its function and appearance, needs to be primed and painted after installation. Made of 14-gauge raw metal, rather than 16 gauge sheet metal, it’s built to last through the seasons, not falling off once you install something on it.
Similar to your bumper, your bumper cap’s main purpose is protection. Without a bumper cap, your plumbing hose would be open to insects and other pests, leaving you with the job of cleaning it out and creating an unpleasant and unwanted situation. The end cap attaches to your bumper to keep the opening closed, preventing any bugs or other pests from finding their way into your plumbing hose and plumbing system. With the small holes in the cap, it also provides ventilation for your plumbing hose. Without proper ventilation, you could find the odor in your plumbing system rising and the pressure in your pipes could become off-set. These bumper caps give you this much-needed ventilation, keeping your plumbing system healthy and keeping any odors from becoming unmanageable. Made of polyethylene, these durable end caps are easy to use, with squeeze grips for easy removal and grip ribs for a sturdy grip on the bumper. Resistant to shrinking from low temperatures or expanding from warm temperatures, you can rest assured that it will stay firmly in place in your bumper.
More than just for protection, your bumper gives you extra space. In RVs, space is limited. Because of this, you could find yourself leaving things behind because you simply don’t have the room for them. With the added space from the bumper, you can install a bike rack, grill, spare tire, storage compartments, and more, giving you more room for your items and more fun for your adventures. With the sturdy 14-gauge construction, you can be sure that, unlike 16-gauge sheet metal, the bumper won’t fall off once you install an extra piece to it.
As an added benefit of bumper caps, they improve the look and function of your RV as a whole as well. Creating a seamless cap for your bumper, they conceal the plumbing hose, helping your RV look put-together and not letting the inner parts become visible. When you’re setting up your campsite, you want your RV to be known for its beautiful design or for your bright lawn chairs or for your lawn decorations. You don’t want it to be known for its exposed plumbing hose. By covering the end of the bumper and the plumbing hose with a bumper cap, you can avoid this uncomfortable situation. The bumper caps also lessen the effect of drag from the holes in your bumper, improving your fuel efficiency and lessening your gas costs for your RV. With an extra bit of cash, you can do more on your vacation, visiting museums or hiking up to your favorite spot on an extra day trip. By saving money as well as your RV’s appearance, bumper caps take their place as important pieces of your RV.
When it comes to RV protection, space, and appearances, you don’t want just any equipment. You want equipment that can stand up to the task of protecting your plumbing system and RV with flying colors. These bumpers and bumper caps fit that bill, providing you strong support for years to come. Giving you added protection for your RV and for yourself, these bumpers are not to be taken lightly. Tough and sturdy, they provide you with extra storage room for your adventures, creating more opportunities to create lasting memories.