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Old 04-13-2018, 07:07 PM   #1177
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Happy Friday early-evening all... I hope every one of you have a great weekend!

I'm wondering if any of you have installed a door prop (or two) on the lift-up vanity mirror/door... sure would be handy. There are about a zillion variations of these things and - basically being unspeakably lazy - I'm hoping someone else has already done the hard work of researching the 'right' one(s) for this application .

So, what say ye?
Dang it Rob, all these great ideas are breaking me!
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:46 PM   #1178
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Going to enter the belly of the Beast...

Well hereís the plan. Iím going to plan on replacing the freshwater tank between our Stone Mtn. GA and Disney trip. While Iím in there I am going to upgrade the tank monitor system to the SeeLevel system.
I will be upgrading the foam insulation to blue foam
Changing the fresh tank drain to a larger brass output (ball valve)
Also going to look at re routing the low point drain to come out the back of the tank cover
Any other things I should do while I have my babies guts out?
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Old 04-14-2018, 08:00 PM   #1179
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Hey everyone, been in London, just got back.

Ronnie, thatís a bummer. Canít believe itís only been 3-4 years and there is a leak.

I would be careful taking it down and be ready for pictures. My bet is that a screw was drilled into it. I have seen this before at work. Sometime it can take several years for the screw to leak after itís been running down the road. If itís a puncture or a small hole, you might be able to repair the tank. If itís a stress fracture, I would replace with New tank.

I would just thoroughly inspect all the areas underneath and look for loose screws and straps etc. look for heater damage, floor rot etc.

Also be careful that you donít pull or break any lines attached to the tank during removal.

Wish I could help you out.
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Old 04-14-2018, 09:17 PM   #1180
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Hey everyone, been in London, just got back.

Ronnie, thatís a bummer. Canít believe itís only been 3-4 years and there is a leak.

I would be careful taking it down and be ready for pictures. My bet is that a screw was drilled into it. I have seen this before at work. Sometime it can take several years for the screw to leak after itís been running down the road. If itís a puncture or a small hole, you might be able to repair the tank. If itís a stress fracture, I would replace with New tank.

I would just thoroughly inspect all the areas underneath and look for loose screws and straps etc. look for heater damage, floor rot etc.

Also be careful that you donít pull or break any lines attached to the tank during removal.

Wish I could help you out.
Thanks Rich,
I plan to document the whole project and post here Iím going to have a new tank on hand and will determine the cause of the failure before I replace. You are probably right in that itís a screw or piece of trash they let get in the tank cover and it has rubbed the tank.
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Old 04-15-2018, 08:57 AM   #1181
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If getting a replacement tank, try and get one without the internal sensing probes (2015 and later as our 2015 came with SeeLevel) that were required with the micro-sense system. The SeeLevel uses a "stick-on" to the side of the tank. Reason being is that is one less possible failure/leak point down the road.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:10 PM   #1182
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If getting a replacement tank, try and get one without the internal sensing probes (2015 and later as our 2015 came with SeeLevel) that were required with the micro-sense system. The SeeLevel uses a "stick-on" to the side of the tank. Reason being is that is one less possible failure/leak point down the road.
Thatís the plan as I am up grading to the See Level system.
Also looking at adding TANK HEATERS while Iím in there. Thoughts?
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Been busy!

I have been busy... Not with our trailer but with my 90yr old mother. She had emergency surgery 6 hours worth March 20. Been a tough time, but she is improving still.

Any way I have finally completed our first two mods. First one was the bathroom privacy mod. My wife found some window cling to put on the lower window.

And the second mod is the fans for the fridge compartment. I just got them installed and started the fridge on gas. After a short time the thermostat turned the fans on. Seem to be working properly . Thanks to the 23D thread and specifically RFP, I completely used both your ideas! More to mods to come in time. Mom is not out of the woods yet between her care and work, spare time to play with trailer is hard to come by. No big rush any way.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #1184
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I have been busy... Not with our trailer but with my 90yr old mother. She had emergency surgery 6 hours worth March 20. Been a tough time, but she is improving still.

Any way I have finally completed our first two mods. First one was the bathroom privacy mod. My wife found some window cling to put on the lower window.

And the second mod is the fans for the fridge compartment. I just got them installed and started the fridge on gas. After a short time the thermostat turned the fans on. Seem to be working properly . Thanks to the 23D thread and specifically RFP, I completely used both your ideas! More to mods to come in time. Mom is not out of the woods yet between her care and work, spare time to play with trailer is hard to come by. No big rush any way.
Looking good there. Tinker when you can. I think it may be what I love most about our trailer
Prayers for your Mother for sure. Prayers for healing and comfort, and prayers for you and your peace during this time.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:23 PM   #1185
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Our fridge isn't working. Hoping one of you smart people can help....

Was working fine on our last trip. Been at home for 5 weeks now (4.5 of which I was on jury duty! ouch!). We were outside today, prepping to leave on another trip, and yowza...no fridge.

We're plugged into our house. We turned the fridge onto "auto" and we can hear a clicking noise outside. Assuming that's the noise it makes as it searches for electric vs propane. Eventually the clicking stops, and the "check" light comes on.

So we turned on the propane, and tried it on propane, and the same thing happened.

Don't hear any fan or noise in the fridge, and it's not cooling.

None of the breakers were tripped. All the fuses look good.

We flipped the breaker switch for the fridge, just to be sure, and when we turned it back on, the GFI light came on, and then turned off. Is it supposed to do that, or is that the problem, and if so, what is the problem?!

Thanks for your help. Hoping this is an easy fix.
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:24 PM   #1186
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Here are some pictures of the finished garage lift. It works great and I was able to put everything up top in the attic easily. Even generator, and snow blower, etc.

It will lift 800lbs. For the heavier wheeled stuff, I needed to use a piece of plywood as a ramp. Pretty easy to do, if interested let me know Iíll share the details. Just Pm me. I posted a quick video link at bottom as well.

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Great job and sure will save your back going forward.
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Our fridge isn't working. Hoping one of you smart people can help....
Wouldn't include myself as one of the smart ones here.. but had a similar thought when I first picked up my trailer, tried it after 2 hours and was warm. But left it plugged in overnight and next day it was cold. Assume you know that, but its the best I can offer
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Nice job there Rich. Just picked up a lot of new space to store "stuff".
Would have loved that if my Dad had it when I was a kid.... (may want a pistol safe to store the winch controller in...
If our next home has the garage under the family room/kitchen, one of those lifts will be going in for groceries ..... maybe in a closet next to the fireplace to also load wood from...
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Iím no itís for all refrigerators, As I have not yet had refrigerator problems, praise the Lord. I can offer this, the clicking noise you hear Is the Igniter trying to light your pilot you may have to bleed the line for a time to get the refrigerator to like you can do this by lighting and eye on the cooktop.
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