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Pvc Frame For Tarp Question

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by wheelie, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Nov 4, 2018
    wheelie

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    Years ago we talked about building a frame out of PVC pipe to support a canvas tarp on a Bantam trailer. Can't any specifics on by searching. I can figure it out but, I'm just trying to remember if people used 3/4 or 1" PVC. Anyone recall?
     
  2. Nov 4, 2018
    Focker

    Focker Ran when parked... Runs while moving. Staff Member Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    58 willys

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    Dave be sure to use schedule 40 lot thicker and stronger
     
  4. Nov 5, 2018
    Chris Insull

    Chris Insull All roads lead me back to the beach...

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    Dave,
    I used 1/2" schedule 40 and it seamed to hold up on my M416... The referenced thread is the one I started. The person I sold that trailer to actually towed it a couple hours on the freeway to his house with no real issues reported beyond having to stop every so often to check the tarp. Unfortunately, with the Photobucket issues that happened last year, all my pics have disappeared. If I were to do it again on my current T-3C, I would spend the money on a top made by a boat upholstery shop.
     
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    rejeep

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    use electrical conduit... PCV will sag and crack
     
  6. Nov 5, 2018
    wheelie

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    Thank you gentlemen.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2018
    mickeykelley

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    I tried to do a down and dirty covered wagon concept on my T3C once when camping using 3/4 sch40 and it was a disaster. I didn't even try to drive with it, but just as an at the campsite to protect stuff from rain, etc. Wind created issues. Sun created issues. Didn't work for rain. After 2 weeks, I said forget, never again. I don't think a 1" would have made any difference. Just my experiences FWIW.
     

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