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Old 04-01-2007, 09:22 AM   #85
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Greetings Barkingdogg,
Thanks for your question, I hope I answer to your satisfaction by way of PM. I have a gray water question for you...How large is your tank, where is it located and did you make the upgrade??? I also have considered adding one to this unit...I did add one to a 56 Overlander, and didn't have much room, with a small 3 in. drop uder the belly.

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Old 04-04-2007, 11:24 PM   #86
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Greetings Barkingdogg,
Thanks for your question, I hope I answer to your satisfaction by way of PM. I have a gray water question for you...How large is your tank, where is it located and did you make the upgrade??? I also have considered adding one to this unit...I did add one to a 56 Overlander, and didn't have much room, with a small 3 in. drop uder the belly.

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HI, It is right under the shower floor. The shower drain goes directly into it. There is a p-trap that goes into it for the sinks grey water. If you don't watch your levels and remove the shower plug it will back up in the floor of the shower. It has its own dump valve that is just below the black water valve. The tank is only about 3-4 inches deep and holds 11 gallons. It is screwed into the floor with wood screws in a flange that goes all the way around the plastic tank. I did not install but it was on the trailer when I got it. The belly skin has been remove from the rear frame cross member to the bumper and the tank & flooring in that area are exposed. I have treated the wood flooring with an epoxy coating on the bottom to seal against water. Seems to work. I also carry a 15 gallon blue tank so I don't have to move the trailer if tanks get full. Our fresh water tank holds about 20 gallons so with 11 grey & 10 black we can boon dock for a couple days.
Hope this helps but I can send pics if needed.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:01 PM   #87
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Where is the best place to get a few parts for my 65 Caravel??? Need a new fridge vent cover I see vintagetrailersupply has them but would like one not made of plastic....Another question, If I need to replace water heater, mine is partialy external. Is there a replacement?? if internal do they come with Alum. door??? Ralph
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:17 PM   #88
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Where is the best place to get a few parts for my 65 Caravel??? Need a new fridge vent cover I see vintagetrailersupply has them but would like one not made of plastic....Another question, If I need to replace water heater, mine is partialy external. Is there a replacement?? if internal do they come with Alum. door??? Ralph
Some have taken the metal ones currently sold by Airstream and I believe INLANDRV and cut them down to fit with nice results. They are several inches longer than the original. I think the trailer Maxwell owned by member InsideOut was done with the cut down method. They have their own web page full of good advice. I removed my old one that was in poor shape but all there and had a boat restoration shop fiberglass over it to beef it up.


The original water heater for your model had a square box like chimney for the exhaust gases that projected from the side. I havn't replaced mine with a new water heater so I don't know your options but if you get rid of the water heater cover let me know.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:29 PM   #89
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Well tnx for the reply.. Im not sure i will want to cut one to size so maybe I will go with the plastic one if its the right size. I think my water heater is orig unit...My Caravel is pretty much all original fridge has been replaced and i think furnace has too.. other then that is like it came from A/S I think. I just brought it back to Mich from New Mexico. Looking forward to camping with it this summer. Its sat unused for 8 yrs...
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Some have taken the metal ones currently sold by Airstream and I believe INLANDRV and cut them down to fit with nice results. They are several inches longer than the original. I think the trailer Maxwell owned by member InsideOut was done with the cut down method. They have their own web page full of good advice. I removed my old one that was in poor shape but all there and had a boat restoration shop fiberglass over it to beef it up.


The original water heater for your model had a square box like chimney for the exhaust gases that projected from the side. I havn't replaced mine with a new water heater so I don't know your options but if you get rid of the water heater cover let me know.
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:38 PM   #90
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Who has a web page?? How do I see it???
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Some have taken the metal ones currently sold by Airstream and I believe INLANDRV and cut them down to fit with nice results. They are several inches longer than the original. I think the trailer Maxwell owned by member InsideOut was done with the cut down method. They have their own web page full of good advice. I removed my old one that was in poor shape but all there and had a boat restoration shop fiberglass over it to beef it up.


The original water heater for your model had a square box like chimney for the exhaust gases that projected from the side. I havn't replaced mine with a new water heater so I don't know your options but if you get rid of the water heater cover let me know.
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Hi Ralphie,
I think he was referring to Shari's (InsideOut) webpage for Maxwell, its at
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Old 04-07-2007, 03:12 PM   #92
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Old 04-07-2007, 05:37 PM   #93
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Who has a web page?? How do I see it???
Tin Sista was correct - InsideOut has the web page for Maxwell.
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Old 04-07-2007, 06:03 PM   #94
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Yep I checked it out.. Its pretty cool!!!!
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Polishing Begins

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Finally getting around to polishing my own trailer. Decided to try a different method than the Nuvite route....I have done it that way on 6 trailers and it does a good job, but takes a long time....I am into 10 hrs worth on the Caravel and it is twice as fast...I am using jewelers rouge this time and am very satisfied with the results so far....will use the cyclo finishing after I have completed.....estimated time will be about 40 hrs.
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...I am using jewelers rouge this time and am very satisfied with the results so far....will use the cyclo finishing after I have completed.....estimated time will be about 40 hrs.
Wow! I'm impressed. So, tell me more about this "jewelers rouge"? I never heard of it.
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Old 05-16-2007, 08:43 PM   #97
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Down and Dirty

Moving right along with the polishing...it's really a nasty job, my wife couldn't resist taking a photo, but the finish product will make it worth while...only got to polish 2 hrs today, but still satisfied with the results. I am trying to finish in time for a rally next week.

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Old 05-16-2007, 09:06 PM   #98
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Diamond Brite works better

Go to Lowe's - aluminum truck tool box isle, and get a bottle of it... works fast! As fas as a bar of rouge! Give it a try.. I've been polishing on our 65 Caravel as well -well, just a re-polish from over a year ago. Your's is looking good.
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