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Old 08-05-2013, 07:16 PM   #197
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With the Gasmatics you don't have to cut the mount down....
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:55 PM   #198
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had to order new shock mount post for the axle as the old ones were welded to the reacket.
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Just cut them off and weld them on the new one.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:43 PM   #200
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That was a serious thought but I ordered new ones anyway. What are you working on now?
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3 days of furniture repair and or rebuilding.
1 full day of staining followed by, hopefully, a morning of staining.
Probably a full day of sealing, scuffing, and top coating so we can start putting an interior back in.
Enough about me, keep posting your progress. I really enjoy following it!
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Okay daughter is on the mend so it's back to work! I have been ready for a while but the twins and noise just not gonna work, it is por's day after just a little bit more cleaning then we can make that flipping yoke more workable pose it for a picture and get it back together. I am thinking of running a piece of PVC inside the belly pan from the front to just past the fridge vent then running the gas line through that to a manifold in the vent area. I want to run my supply lines from there all on the inside. When I took it apart I found 2 of the 5 gas lines were broken on the entry bend, ( hot water heater and stove).
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Some have said running the gas lines inside is a safety risk.

Running them underneath if the gas leaks it escapes and doesn't cause an explosion.
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I have really enjoyed your thread , but am continually scratching my head why you are bent on blowing yourself up... There IS a reason why it NEEDS to be under your trailer... not sandwiched in between and or inside the belly pan... Yea you might get away with defying known logic, you can also run with just two or even one lug nut, go up and down the mountains w/o brakes on your trailer etc. and get away with it, but disaster for your self and or others is just a chance waiting to happen. Sorry for the rant but common sense sometimes isn't common, and your life is possibly in the balance.
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Okay daughter is on the mend so it's back to work! I have been ready for a while but the twins and noise just not gonna work, it is por's day after just a little bit more cleaning then we can make that flipping yoke more workable pose it for a picture and get it back together. I am thinking of running a piece of PVC inside the belly pan from the front to just past the fridge vent then running the gas line through that to a manifold in the vent area. I want to run my supply lines from there all on the inside. When I took it apart I found 2 of the 5 gas lines were broken on the entry bend, ( hot water heater and stove).
It's absolutely AGAINST RV manufacturing laws to run LPG lines in ANY RV.

You can run them through the floor to an appliance "ONLY", and that hole in the floor MUST be as close as possible to the appliance.

If a person wanted to be in an unexpected explosion, then installing LPG line within an RV is an excellent way to have it happen.

One simple word, DON'T.

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Old 08-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #206
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Okay all that object I will relent on this one for ONLY one reason and she is my world! But after doing some research I have found that the federal gov recommends that gas and "other" flammable material delivery lines be run in such a way as to prevent accidental ignition. Found it in reference to food prep vehicles. Many RV manufactures mainly moho's runs gas lines on the inside frame rail in an enclosed compartment (unvented) I was planning to run the gas line inside a PVC conduit and bring it inside by the fridge vent to a manifold and distribute lines from there. The fridge vent is always open and provides a safer mount then the hole which is the point at which the other lines were damaged. My best friend and life mate had approved of the plan and she is all about safety. I am grateful for the concerns and the gas thought has been there a while but I have done some research and very few states really do too much for rv saftey and of those that do really go all out. NC DMV recommended that I go by a gas supplier and ask them or go to a rv repair facility and see what they have. Thanks to read my rant and thank you for the concerns.
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On a lighter or dare I say heavier note I am now ready to mount this "flipping yoke" and yes this could be one of those "babe hold my beer while I give this a try" moments, followed by " baby where did you put them band aids and do think I should go in for this one". Yes I have had at least one of those, that is why all the recearch on the gas lines.
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Cliff, Sorry to be this way....
Do not try and reengineer things. You want to see all of the copper lines for periodic inspection. If you put it into a pvc pipe, water will(I said will, not might) get into that pipe and freeze. It will then crush your copper lines. Reproduce what was there and continues to be used to this day. It worked fine for 47 years(unless you had an idiot for a previous owner) and will continue to work perfectly.
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Frank I have about decided to keep the gas lines below the belly pan but like I say it is not as much because of leak or crush concerns but more along the lines of future thought for future owners of this rig when we pass. I brought it up to my wife and she said that in would be okay with her but do what I want. You have far more time in with the aluminum than I ever will so I trust your advise and the advice of Andy and the rest. Thanks for your input.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:14 PM   #210
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clean up the axle mount

Okay so in between the down pours I managed to clean the flaky stuff off and prep for pors. I included the hold up (besides monsoon season) The welder replaced the outrigger using 16 guage and cut the curve of the outrigger wrong! so now I do it!
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