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Old 07-12-2017, 01:18 PM   #21
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Ebay also has quite a few cup holder inserts.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:25 PM   #22
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Great ideas here. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:05 PM   #23
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Great idea, I hadn't thought of using adapters. Another trip to the hardware is in store. Before painting I was planning to wipe the PVC down with acetone which I think is the same as PVC primer without the purple dye. Should help the paint stick much better.

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I used the male adapters versus the female. This gave me a smooth cup holder with the threads hidden. When painting, do several lite coats vs heavy. PVC didn't want to accept the paint.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:24 PM   #24
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Great idea, I hadn't thought of using adapters. Another trip to the hardware is in store. Before painting I was planning to wipe the PVC down with acetone which I think is the same as PVC primer without the purple dye. Should help the paint stick much better.
Hey Tom, I also wiped the pvc couplers with acetone prior to spraying them. I used Rust-Oleum painters touch 2X ultra cover paint +primer in one. It says on the can bonds to plastic. It worked great!
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:25 PM   #25
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Is this the coupler used? It is for 3". Thanks.

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Old 07-12-2017, 04:31 PM   #26
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Is this the coupler used? It is for 3". Thanks.

The one I used was a straight 3" to 3" coupler used to fit inside of a 2"x4" stud wall. My Home Depot didn't have them, so I ordered them from a plumbing supply house for a few bucks each.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:18 PM   #27
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That looks like a reducer, rather than a coupler

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #28
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That looks like a reducer, rather than a coupler
You're right. Big DUHHH on me.
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Old 07-14-2017, 11:53 PM   #29
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We have been talking about putting cup holders in the front table, love what you did. We would also like a lip/edge around table. So when we are driving things don't slide off. Any ideas? Did you change the cup holders up front? We haven't found a cup that sets well in them.
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Old 07-15-2017, 12:01 AM   #30
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Since I like minimal looks on table & elsewhere ... cup holders then maybe two of those anti slide thin mat things in tan? Haven't had any sliding issues yet.
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Old 07-26-2017, 04:24 PM   #31
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Thanks to all the posters on this thread who have inspired me to come up with what I think is a great solution to the ridiculous cup holder Thor has put into some of their coaches.
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I found these sewer/drain hub pvc couplers at the hardware. They are thinner than regular schedule 40 PVC fittings. The outside diameter is 3 1/2" and inside 3 1/4". They fit very snugly in the forward holders. I wiped them down with acetone to break the glaze and painted them satin black with Krylon Fusion spray paint.
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Unfortunately, in the rear cup holders they do not fit snugly and will flop around when a water bottle is put in them. So I tried to find a way to make them snug in the real holders. I found these aluminum sprinkler pipe gaskets that work perfectly.

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They are a 3" "Wade Rain" gasket and can be found at a commercial agricultural irrigation dealer or ordered here. A little dish soap for lube and then stretch and slide over the couplers about half way down.

So now I put the couplers in the forward holders with the gasket on top.
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And flip them over to use them in the rear holders where they now fit very snugly and will securely hold a full water bottle without falling over.
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PM me if you have a specific questions.
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:11 AM   #32
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This is my cup holder mod for my 2016 ACE 30.2. Now my YETI's are stable. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-02-2017, 02:49 AM   #33
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This is a picture of what I used, got them from Amazon. Cut about 3/4 inch off the bottom, put a bead of 3M Weatherstrip adhesive around the edge of the existing cup holder where the insert will meet, press the new cup holder firmly in place and allow to dry. The new holder will hold just about everything securely.

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That's a pretty good looking setup for a marine SuperD.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:18 AM   #34
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I printed an insert to flatten out the bottom of the OEM cup holder and my mug travels there nicely now.
Got a stl. file you care to share?

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Old 06-29-2018, 01:28 PM   #35
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Got a stl. file you care to share?
Certainly Just happens to be shared on Thingiverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2422591
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:41 PM   #36
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These work perfectly in our Thor and our F150:


https://www.amazon.com/Cup-Holder-In.../dp/B004GNAI5Y
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Old 07-19-2018, 02:19 AM   #37
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I found the perfect fit coffee mug. Available at Walfart.
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Old 10-21-2018, 02:11 AM   #38
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Cup holder Redesign

I took the original cup holder (which we all know is worthless) from my Windsport and redesigned it in a free CAD program. I then printed out new ones with my 3D printer. Still have to adjust some settings. I used the 3/16 inch auto plugs to hold them in so it wouldn't look tacky with screw heads. Opinion folks??
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Old 11-01-2018, 05:33 AM   #39
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This is a picture of what I used, got them from Amazon. Cut about 3/4 inch off the bottom, put a bead of 3M Weatherstrip adhesive around the edge of the existing cup holder where the insert will meet, press the new cup holder firmly in place and allow to dry. The new holder will hold just about everything securely.

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SuperD, Looks like your own to something.
On Amazon, what did you search (name) to find this product?
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Old 11-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #40
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TexAxis, Here is the link to the cup holders:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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SuperD, Looks like your own to something.
On Amazon, what did you search (name) to find this product?
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