Anyone use cycle rack - Plastic 'Sewage pipe' storage?

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  1. wingman

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    I've seen a few Moho's with a length of large bore plastic 'sewage pipe' attached to the bike rack. I presume this is to store large Morocco mats or groundsheets etc?

    For convenience and space-saving, I quite fancy getting a lump to store my windbreak and poles. Here's a few questions.....

    • Does anyone on here use this idea?
    • What's the proper name of the pipe?
    • What is the O.D? Is it 150mm?
    • What method is used to fix the pipe to the rack?
    • How does one attach the pipe's end caps?
    Thanks in advance
    James
     
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    It's called soil pipe...
    Two types... Above ground ( looks pretty in black or grey) below ground - orangy brown....
    Chances are if you nip outside and look at your upstairs soil-stack (loo waste) ...
    That'll be it :)

    Edit: type diy. Com and look at drainage section :) for fittings etc :)
     
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    We have one in our garage .. it stores flag pole winder awning rail and stuff. Ideal. Think we probably copied it from techno or someone similarly gifted.
    It's not soil pipe and it came with end caps that I put foam in
     
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    I saw one somewhere fitted vertically to the back of a m/h that was used to store a large number of toilet rolls......
     
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    Another use for a bit of soil pipe, end stopped and two bungee cords. Used for - Fishing rods, walking poles, french bread sticks and rolls, bottles of wine, cans of beer.The soft bag is replaced with tackle box (bungeed).


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    Advice: Don't buy used pipe.
     
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    Also available in white(y)
     
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    Especially if your going to carry your baguette in it:whistle:
     
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    We use a longer one that keeps all our poles for the awning together and it attaches to the inside wall of garage area out of the way.
     
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    Yup.... But looks naff after 10yrs of weather...

    Actually it all does :) lol
     
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    The Orange pipe is not UV stable.
    It may take years but will degrade.

    I used a length to store the sewer dump pipe on my RV.
    cross wire one end and a pin and R clip at the other so the 4" flexible sewer pipe could dry naturally.
     
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    Do you me degrade as in colour fade ?
     
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    Have a length of square plastic gutter in the garage which holds two lengths of flexible hose for the grey waste .. was already fitted when I bought the van.. works well.. easy to store the pipes without having to feed them into a pipe.

    Same idea could be used for poles, windbreaks etc ..
     
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    I have one at the rear for my fishing rods.
     
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    Hi Wingman

    I used to use one on my old VW T3 to hold my windbreaks etc. It rested on the bumper and was securely held in place by my towbar mounted bike rack. You would need some soil pipe, the to close the ends either use a socket plug and one screw on end cap or alternatively use two end caps.

    I see your not far from me, if you wanted to have a look at mine and see how you could fix something similar to your van, let me know

    Cheers

    Trevor
     
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    In Australia I'm told it's not unusual to see camper vans with lengths of black large bore pipe mounted on the roof, sealed at both ends and with a tap sticking out of them.

    They're solar water heaters.

    Same principle might work in the Med in summer - the black PVC hot water bags certainly work in southern Europe.
     
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    When we were in jesolo saw loads of cafes and ice cream places on the beach with large coils of large diameter black hose on the roof for hot water
     
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    Thanks Trevor, just noticed your kind post. Will send you a PM. James
     
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    We use a fishing rod tube (with end caps) in our garage fixed to the overhead bed slats using strong Velcro (y)
     
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    the plastic loses colour and goes brittle

    somewhere in my yard I have a length of 150mm drainpipe with screw on end caps each end. it came off a work van and was used to transport long lengths of plastic conduit. it was sprayed red to match the van. 10 plus years later its still solid. a plain brown one from another van is degraded and has a hole and crack in where its been bumped
     
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