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Old 07-12-2012, 11:59 PM   #99
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You have done some marvelous work at a dizzying pace. My compliments to you.

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Old 07-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #100
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I'm in serious like with your 'ying yang - loutus-flower" curved windscreen wall idea, though looking twice it seemed to be designed as a defensive position to better greet intruders coming through the door...
I figure I can put Kevlar on the back side and put some gun ports in it . Just wanted to block the front bed when the door is opened in the morning, or afternoon nap time .
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:27 AM   #101
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Excellent, well-executed design! This is a fantastic thread!
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #102
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I'm in serious like with your 'ying yang - loutus-flower" curved windscreen wall idea, though looking twice it seemed to be designed as a defensive position to better greet intruders coming through the door...
Hmm......my bad, I thought it was a fung shway thing.
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Old 07-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #103
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Got the sides riveted back under onto the belly pan this morning. The holes didn't line up. About 1/4 to 1/2 inch off So I had to drill them all out. my arms hurt also got the front trim on.

I painted the front banana wraps black, put rubber spray on them first. I like the look and I don't think it will look to bad once the batteries and propane tanks are back on. They were beat up and this will help protect them for the future. Also the frame and steeps are black. I know it was originally silver but I like the contrast, and It's my trailer
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:39 PM   #104
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Ok, it's not finished by any means but it is useably I have a short list to complete in the next two days that is doable.

I won't get the flooring in but have rugs to put down.
I won't have all the cabinet doors on or drawers in, but I can live without.

I did get the water system in. The picture of the pump shows my set up for two fresh tanks. I can choose which tank to draw from and I put in a bypass to fill the tank under the floor. The top line is the one coming from my under floor tank. I didn't want to drill the side and put in a fill cap, so I felt this was the way to go.

The picture of the batteries shows they didn't escape my spray can explosion one is now black and was green.

Picture of rear bumper, all black.

I put in some pics of my tanks. The first one is of the grey tank between the axels. I ran angel iron along the sides to hold it up and bolted it in place.

The side view is my original grey tank I put in behind the axels. the other is the fresh tank. It only hangs down 2" and is in front of the axels. Got the plumbing hooked up after the pics. will post some complete ones.

I still need to get the toilet in but the flange i have sticks up to high. once I get this in I can test the water system.

Probably won't leave first thing wed. morning but hope to get out by noon.

Pick up my Andersen WD tomorrow. Need to set up the tire monitor system I got too. New door handle coming from Inland RV. That thing is not cheap but they are the only ones with something. THANKS go to Andy for making them.

Very tiered and ready for a vacation. think I have been at it 7 days a week for 3 weeks. With 4 kids four of those days. WHAT WAS I THINKING
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #105
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Thank you for all the great photos. I'm sure after all your hard work during the day the last thing you want to do is update this forum. It has been a great resource for me.

So your black tank is aft of the axles and your grey is fore, how do you drain them? Separately? Surely the axles prevents them from being drained together.

This has been my dilemma. Since I think they must drain out together, first black then grey out the same gate valve, locating both my tanks aft of the axles seems my only option since a drain line cannot go under or over the axles.

A I missing something?
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:10 AM   #106
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Thank you for all the great photos. I'm sure after all your hard work during the day the last thing you want to do is update this forum. It has been a great resource for me.

So your black tank is aft of the axles and your grey is fore, how do you drain them? Separately? Surely the axles prevents them from being drained together.

This has been my dilemma. Since I think they must drain out together, first black then grey out the same gate valve, locating both my tanks aft of the axles seems my only option since a drain line cannot go under or over the axles.

A I missing something?
Sorry I should be more clear. Those are both grey tanks. My black tank is in the rear under the toilet. It drains out the back then I hook up to my grey tanks and drain them. I need to put the drain fitting on but need a part for it. I just have the one line that connects both tanks together but with them being both vented they will equalize. My kitchen sink dumps into the front grey tank and my bathroom sink and shower dump into the rear grey tank(pictured here). Here is a picture of the pipe running between the two. Like I said I still need the dump fitting on it but need a part.

if you look above in one of the middle pictures(in post 104) you can see a fitting coming out of the tank between the axels on the left. It just clears the bottom of the axels "JUST" the tank is about 1 /3/4 inches or so below the axels.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:14 PM   #107
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Ok. Got it now. I see exactly how your tanks are configured.

In my situation, I'm really scared to put the drain lines (or anything for that matter) below the axles for fear they could get damaged by road debris.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:54 PM   #108
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I thought about that but they are not any lower than the tanks and the ground clearance is still higher than the TV.

Plus most of the SOB have there stuff hanging down. And I don't see them hanging behind them going down the road.

I figure if there is road debris flying around my waste lines are the less that will get hurt. Plus asb is easy to fix. Only thing I don't like is the dump valve is just within reach if the tire throw something up and inwards instead of straight back.
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #109
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Got the trailer ready for our trip to Oregon. Can't believe I got it ready. I have been so tiered and stressed the last week. But we left wed afternoon. Still cabinet doors and trim to do and other little stuff but everything works and I am really happy with the lay out.
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Old 07-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #110
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Hi, WOW; I'm amazed at how fast you built your trailer and now you are actually on the road. Have a great time.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:48 PM   #111
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Ok so one thought I had was an outside shower: so here is what I decided to do: A few years ago I bought a portable sun shower tent, and used a sun shower but i had a thought, So, when I put the drain in my plumbing system, it drains both the hot and cold with valves on each line going into one line I then connected it to a spigot on the outside. I can now control the temp of water coming out of it.

I hook a garden hose to it with a on off valve on the end with a shower head connected to that We all took showers with it for the fist time last night and it worked great. With no dump at the camp site, but water and electric, it saves the grey tanks. And with 3 girls and a wife I need all the help I can get.
Plus you can take a long shower if the hot water last.

And it's private in the shower tent Just need to figure out how to hang it so it shoots down in the shower tent. a 90 degree or something will work I think


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Old 07-23-2012, 06:50 PM   #112
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Here is my hook up.
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