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Old 08-19-2013, 08:41 PM   #57
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Robin, check out the picture I just posted on Mello Mike's thread "read this...disaster averted" it shows an alternative way to secure tanks.

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Old 08-20-2013, 08:42 AM   #58
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lp tank security

thanks kevinb I did see your posts and love the idea of locking them like you did but my original tank holder is different from yours so that won't work for us. these are the only pics I have...
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:45 PM   #59
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Well, I guess it's back to the drawing board, sorry.
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:14 AM   #60
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our tanks do feel secure with the new hardware we bought (pics show old stuff) and I'm going to try to add a sort of carabineer around the support bar they sit on and to the hole on the bottom of the tank. in the first pic you can see the hole lined up at the support bar. finding one that is long enough might be the challenge but that's on today's errand run so i'll know soon.

Is your trailer ready to roll yet Kevin? Love to see your trailer, oh and you, at a rally Falluminum? Christmas at Stone Mountain?
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:01 PM   #61
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It's ready to roll, new axles and even got my 45 yr old a/c going by replacing the run capacitor. Glad it wasn't the compressor!

So, going to try to make falluminun, I want to see your baby too.

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Old 08-23-2013, 08:42 AM   #62
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Yea, glad to hear it Kevin. That's a far cry from simply camping in your trailerport, your trailer is definitely one that needs to be shown off!

On a sour note...all of a sudden my black tank IS leaking, well I think its actually the valve. sigh The po added/changed out the valve plunger, by adding screws to extend the original (?), it doesn't close all the way. More investigations to be done for sure. :P
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #63
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Maiden Voyage

our maiden voyage was bittersweet. we had a good time but of course we also had problems...who knew that our sewer line end wasn't standard?! We had to rig the line to the tote which worked okay but of course could have been much easier. also the faucet starting leaking again, ugh, but I did come prepared and was able to fix it. then, we learned something new about the a/c unit...you can't run it on the coldest setting in the heat we had this past weekend because the compressor never got a chance to turn off which meant that we froze it. we realized something was wrong when water was dripping down the side of the trailer but not from the cups. In any case, we defrosted it and then ran the fan part on high and kept the temp below absolute cold. very thankful it worked because it was hot this weekend! Blew a fuse too and though we had replacements on hand...they were the wrong size! Thank goodness we had some from the PO. As is typical, each time out you learn more.

Still we had a good time and next time we'll be more prepared for this trailers needs.

The pics are site 85 at Duckett Mill Campground - Gainesville GA (lake lanier). Sites were okay but I hate the fine silt sand they use since its impossible to keep anything clean.
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Old 09-03-2013, 09:19 AM   #64
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Window protectors issues

On our maiden voyage I learned something regarding the window protectors; that Velcro doesn't stick as well when its wet. We had no problems with the covers heading to the campground but we came home in the rain. At one point I looked at the trailer in our mirror but saw no center panel, yipes! We pulled over and I put it back in place but as I attached the Velcro sections I noticed that it didn't feel very sticky as it did when it is dry. We found keeping our speed under 55 presented no problems so it was a slower trip home. I'll have to come up with some way to attach the top of the center panel to the drip rail over the window.
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:21 AM   #65
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Re: the end of the sewer outlet:

There are 2 possibilities here. The most likely is that you still have the original Thetford outlet, which was standard at the time but now the normal stuff is Valterra, who chose a slightly different size and "ear" pattern. When Thetford and Valterra pieces aren't right next to each other, it looks like they should fit.

Because the access to the sewer outlet on my '75 Argosy24 is very tight, I bought "bare" sewer hose and put a Thetford connector on one end, and Valterra hardware on the other end so it's easy to get fittings for hooking to the dump stations. I don't have room for an adapter between the outlet and the bumper.

EDIT: Oh, yeah, the 2nd possibility is that a PO has put some non-standard end on it, in which case you have work to do.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #66
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It is the original Thetford end and we simply need the adaptor that they sell at my local camper store. I think it was $5. We'll keep it attached to the sewer line itself not on the trailer so we don't lose it. Easy peasy.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:54 AM   #67
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New axles -Shock question

We're about to order new axles from Colin Hyde but I haven't been able to figure out the discussion on the shocks. Colin mentioned the mounting bracket for the shocks will be preinstalled but not the shocks themselves and that we can get them wherever but the part I'm uncertain of is that I've read people saying they installed vertical shocks on Colins axles but then other people have said they shouldn't use vertical ones as the AS use horizontal shocks (which of course is what we currently have as oe)

So what are the right shocks and has anyone used those with Colins axles?

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The problem with the axle issue was that I did the research but he made the call but we've since gotten the info from Colin we needed which was also corroborated from another member (thank you!) so we're all set on our axles. Thanks everyone!
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Did Colin have a local place for you to pick the axles up? This is going to be a winter project for me (replacing axles). Just hope shipping is not incredibly expensive.
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We're having the axles shipped to my husbands place of business which is cheaper than shipping to a residence. Though shipping isn't as bad as I thought it would be...~$200 for both.
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