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Old 07-30-2019, 09:37 AM   #29
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Old 07-31-2019, 11:07 AM   #30
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Tips for removing Caulk

How we removed our caulk:

1. Scrape using a Painter's tool & putty knife - I would get a several and experiment to see which one works the best.
2. Scrape using a Razor - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
3. Apply Jasco - This stuff will burn your skin...trust me on this one, so suite up Breaking Bad style - Face protection ( Uvex Bionic Face Shield), a bunny suite (DuPont Tyvek 400 TY127S) and gloves (Atlas 772 Nitrile Coated Gloves 26 ).
4. Scrape the rest off using putty knife or razor
5. Clean with Mineral Spirits then denatured alcohol.

You can also try using ANTI-BOND or DEBOND. We didn't try these products, but we tried some other ones that kind of worked.

The waterproofing took us 3-4 months, but we also replaced all of window seals (minus the hotdogs). This was definitely the worse part of the rebuild, but your Rig doesn't seem to have Vista View windows so that'll save you a couple of months of your life

Fortunately or unfortunately, it poured rain last year while we were waterproofing our rig last year, so we were able to find and fix all of the leaks...at least for now.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:06 AM   #31
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The trailer is welded and painted.

This last couple weeks were good as my buddy came to fabricate two outriggers and weld some cross beams i accidentally sawed through. It all looks perfect now, his fabrications were made with $5 scrap metal!
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:16 AM   #32
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Gray water tank-need to place order

Now I can't get too excited about the Pro-15 being done and just slap down the subfloor. I'm really stuck with ordering these dang gray tanks and just being unsure of venting and what kind of kind of fittings ill need and where to put them. Ill order a new fresh water tank 45 gallon which comes with the fittings done. But the gray tanks (55" x 21" x 5" Tank - Cut Corner) Is just a solid piece of plastic unless you tell them otherwise. Vintagetailersupply recommends 1-1⁄2 inch FPT for gray water plumbing. My question is what do I do for venting and where do I place it? I'm going to connect two of these 19 gallon tanks. One will be under the shower and the other connected right next to it. Any advice on inlet or outlet fittings and where to have those?
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:24 AM   #33
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To vent your grey water tanks, I'd suggest looking at where the existing roof vent(s) are placed (street or curb side). That will determine placement of the fittings on your tanks. That assumes the placement won't interfere with interior components and the line can be accessed in some manner in case the tank has to be removed at a later date.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:33 AM   #34
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To vent your grey water tanks, I'd suggest looking at where the existing roof vent(s) are placed (street or curb side). That will determine placement of the fittings on your tanks. That assumes the placement won't interfere with interior components and the line can be accessed in some manner in case the tank has to be removed at a later date.
Thank you! I just found the old photo showing the old vents which I had no idea what they were when I was tearing everything out.
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Do you have any idea why there are 3 vents for only two tanks? The middle vent is the only vent for the black tank, the vent on the far right is on the corner of the gray tank. But I'm confused about the vent on the far left, it seems like it might be for fresh air for the drain pipe? All those pipes are from the bathroom and kitchen sink and then the pipe goes down to drain but also branches up to vent. I'm thinking I should just go ahead and replicate this and not cut corners but I really want to know the reason behind it if the gray tank already has a vent.
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I'm not that familiar with center baths, so I'm guessing a little. Considering that your bath sink and shower go thru one drain to the grey water and that left roof vent is not connected to the tank directly, the right vent is to allow air to vent out of the grey when draining bathroom sink/shower.

If that is correct, I'd consider revising the left vent go directly to the tank, separate from the drain line itself and eliminate the right vent. i.e. use the same layout but add a wye above the Tee for the sink and go down into the tank.

I assume the kitchen sink is on a separate tank or does it connect to to that grey tank through something I can't see in the photo.

Hopefully, someone whose done a center bath can give your better guidance.
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Not the greatest representation of what I'm suggesting because it may affecting floor space, but just to illustrate.

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75 Sovereign- Full Renowski-(help)

Hey team,

Sorry for the long wait for an update. I started full time on August 26 and Iíve been plugging away. Here is what Iíve done so far:
-Cleaned windows and the outside panes are currently at the tint shop
-finished welding. I thought I was done a couple times but thankfully good friends got my frame up to speed and ready for the sub floor.
-finished repairing my wheel wells. I had some cracks on the plastic wheel wells from the demo and had some aluminum covers fabricated to go on top of the plastic which I riveted together (yay first of many rivets).
-Put on 3 layers of Por-15 in total on the frame.
-Tied in the gray water tanks which held up completing the subfloor.
-Laid down 4 sheets of ply wood and have 3 to go.
-Removed the remaining clear coat.

I piped the two grey tanks to each other at a ďTĒ with 1.5Ē and then converted that to 3Ē at the frame and then made my valve right outside of my frame. Is this a dumb idea? Iím not sure if there will be belly pan that covers it. I kinda like that it doesnít stick out far and is ugly but I donít want to cover it either. Click image for larger version

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Are you going to tie in the black water drain to this location? Might be kind of tight.
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Are you going to tie in the black water drain to this location? Might be kind of tight.


I should have noted that we will get a compost toilet and not run a black tank.
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Did you seal your seams, check for leaks. That had to be a lot of work cleaning the interior shell.
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Did you seal your seams, check for leaks. That had to be a lot of work cleaning the interior shell.


Iím going to put the windows together tomorrow and hopefully install the vista view windows. Then Iíll move on to the fans and AC, and finally caulk the seams, ribs, and do leak test for the next rain in 8 days or so.
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