Benefits/uses for pvc storage tubes?

Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by campagain, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. campagain

    campagain Active Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    I see alot of pup owners putting pvc storage tubes on their frames.

    Besides fishing poles, what do people store in these things? I'm curious.
  2. Rusty2192

    Rusty2192 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2014
    I keep my bunk support poles in mine. The canvas is attached to the ends of the bunks, so there isn’t a handy place to keep them otherwise.
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  3. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2014
    Rugs, sewer hose, whatever you like.
  4. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    As mentioned you can store lots of items in the tubes.. I have also seen a few mods with multiple tubes mounted to store WDH bars, pie irons, marshmallow forks, other cooking utensils the possibilities are almost limitless..
  5. BirdsNest

    BirdsNest Active Member

    Jun 12, 2017
    My wife wants one to have a place to store the "welcome carpet" that she wants to get to put out in front of the steps to our trailer and to be the same size as the awning. We don't want a dirty carpet inside the trailer, so rolling it up and sticking it inside a pipe sounds like a good option.
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  6. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    Our "rv mat" is too big to go into a (sanely sized) tube. I think most people put the bunk supports in them, but we just put ours in the "hallway" next to the folded galley... that space isn't suitable for storing much anyway, and they don't take up much space so we do still throw a few bag chairs on top.
  7. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    "Real" RV's often store the sewer hose there, but that's typically not an issue for pups.
  8. daschnoz

    daschnoz Active Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    They're not storage tubes. They're potato canons. Don't piss off the folks in the site next to you.
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  9. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2007
    Or dog poop canons ... :D
  10. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

    Aug 22, 2013
    San Diego via MN
    I stored 1lb propane bottles in a tube, I think I fit 8 in there.

    I may mount it on my current pup for either a rug or my fire pit tools and lantern poles/hooks.
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  11. Be-Ce

    Be-Ce Member

    Apr 5, 2017
    Albany, Oregon
    We store the awning poles in ours...
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  12. bsandey

    bsandey Active Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Red Wing, MN
    I've seen people store their patio rugs in there. It keeps the inside of the PUP clean as you are not tracking in dirt, mud, rocks, grass, and what ever else falls into the rug.
  13. Dback2k4

    Dback2k4 Active Member

    Jul 16, 2017
    Door rug and fire poking stick in mine. I like the idea about the small propane bottles!
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  14. Fuzzy Bear

    Fuzzy Bear Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Norwalk CT
    I'll be mounting the one I made last weekend this week to the front a-frame. Just waiting for the paint to dry. The largest diameter I could use given my circumstances is a 3" pipe about 5' long but I should be able to store the awning poles and a couple other smaller things in there. While the poles don't take up a lot of floor space any little bit helps when you have a small (8' box) pup.
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