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Old 08-06-2016, 07:41 AM   #15
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Welcome and congrats on your Excella.. We bought the '88 model 13 years ago, did many of the same upgrades (upholstery, blinds, drapes, carpet, fabric panels, kitchen & bath faucets, etc..) As you get to use and enjoy it, you should love it like we love ours..

Not sure where you are with shower issue, but thought I'd share thread from a long time ago regarding our shower valve.. They are obscure, prone to leak or clog and need adjusting to work.. If your shower spray head is clear and outlet angled fitting is OK, then valve or adjustment probably the problem.. Easier to work with city water pressure available, but here is link to find replacement unit and adjust, if needed:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f163...dge-22801.html
Many thanks for that link. I've determined my problem isn't the diverter. I have found two issues:
1. The little elbow where the shower hose connects was clogged. I solved that with a section of coat hanger.
2. The shower hose has a six-sided plastic piece on the end. This piece does not mate to the six-sided plastic piece down in the elbow. So that connection point cannot seal off to allow water to flow into the hose.

Now to research this.
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:14 AM   #16
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A little further

Lowes carries ABS (black plastic pipe) in a couple of sizes. Both of my sinks drain into 1 1/2" ABS pipe. So P-trap is fixed. Shower elbow has the vacuum breaker, as I learned from Condoluminum's post. The vacuum breaker requires a 1/2" allen wrench to remove the plastic piece.
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Old 08-07-2016, 04:10 PM   #17
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Once I got my hands on a 1/2" allen wrench, I removed the plastic insert in the vacuum breaker. Then cleaned all the crap out of the elbow that was clogging the breaker. I replaced the shower head and hose with a common part available at Lowes. Shower now works great.

I think we're ready to go camping!
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:21 PM   #18
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Well, we're camping or clamping as my wife says.

I have now towed the trailer using a Reese weight distribution hitch that came with the trailer. Pulls easy behind F250. But it is a bit high in front maybe by an inch.

Will let you know what I wind up with.
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