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Bumper Hitch Umbrella

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Recoil Sissy, Jul 10, 2012.

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  1. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Active Member

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    Good day all - I'm looking for vendor websites today. Who sells the large umbrella rigs that shooters use for temporary shade at trapshoots?

    I suspect the umbrellas themselves are available from outdoor/patio furniture outlets. It's the tubular steel support frames I'm particularly interested in finding. They're the ones designed to be inserted into a Reese type bumper hitch and used to support the umbrella.

    Thanks in advance,

    sissy
     
  2. GrubbyJack

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    The local trailer shop made mine in 1 day, 2" square tube about 5ft and 1 ft of pipe welded to the end to hold the post, I sprayed mine white.. Total price from the shop was $45 and a can of Rust-olem paint...Grubby
     
  3. wlk

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    Been looking for the same. Found this for ideas on Hitchet.com....why re-invent the wheel.
     
  4. Fox32

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    I have a brand new one in the original box that I got as a gift and never used it. I will sell it for $100 delivered if your interested! Send me a PM!
     
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    Muffler pipe and some welding, drill a hole or two. Come on guys, ever take shop class?
     
  6. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    I made my own. Pretty simple project if you have a welder. Make sure you make it long enough so your tailgate can be down with the umbrella installed.

    Since not everyone is crafty or even wants to be, click on the link above. They have what you need.
     
  7. Bucko43

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    I bought one from this place over a year ago and their price has dropped since I bought mine. They are a great item, goes up in like 2 minutes by one person. They make a different versions of this, like one that has an umbrella to the left side and a barbecue to the right side. Check them out, they're great!
     
  8. 870shooter

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    http://www.automobrella.com/
     
  9. trapshootin hippie

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    JUst use two peices of PVC and an elbow reducer. Drill hole in small end for the reciever pin and other end is for the umbrella...

    GneJ
     
  10. vatrap

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    I'll send you a picture of mine in the morning, $12 bucks total.
    2" square tubing from Lowe's and a piece of PVC with a couple of conduit clamps.

    Mike
     
  11. RLC323

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    Sissy, just get a Brock-a-brella. You would look great.

    Seriously though, Family Dollar has a pretty decent umbrella on sale for $16 when you get the hardware part lined up. The queen bought one there for our porch table and it is much better quality than expected.
     
  12. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Active Member

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    Gentlemen:

    Thanks for all the helpful references and tips*. They are much appreciated!

    Sincerely,

    sissy



    * Except for you Mr. RLC, LOL!
     
  13. Oscar Ray

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    My brother made mine, he is a welder and used the 2" square tube and a 9 ft market umbrella from Lowes.

    Oscar
     
  14. MJP-Vegas

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    Homemade. Total cost $65.00
    Bumber hitch insert- Harbor Freight $18.00
    3' 1 1/2" square sign tubing - Lowe's $15.00
    12" 1" nipple and endcap - Lowe's $12.00
    6' adjustable umbrella - Lowe's $20.00
    Welded at work.
    The square tubing is screwed into the bumper hitch inset with an eye bolt.
    There is a bungy chord wrapped around the center stake of the umbrella and hooked into the eye bolt to keep it from blowing away.

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