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Old 05-12-2007, 02:52 PM   #253
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Bernie,

When I first told Grant what I wanted to do with the battery compartment he told me it was exactly the idea he had for his old Overlander. He was tired of pulling the bed apart to check his battery levels and was going to move it to the area were his furnace was and put the battery on a pull-out.

I can’t imagine moving two 76” ‘cushions’ in a 20 foot cabin (and then having to struggle to reach into corners under the bed) being easier than having a pull-out cabinet glide effortlessly into the 30” wide aisle space.

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Old 05-12-2007, 08:26 PM   #254
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You are having way too much fun. Whatever will you do when it's finished....LIKE CAMP???? Guess you wouldn't consider bringing it down here so us Westerners could see it in person. There's going to be a great rally in Branson, MO. in October. Be daring, take a chance on the weather and come on down.
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:12 PM   #255
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Ya gotta remember, Juel, that I’m an old showman ...

Juel,

Even if I’m on the road by October I don’t think I’ll head for BRANSON. That would be almost as exciting as Vegas or maybe Niagara Falls.

But I love OKLAHOMA so I’ll go there someday and make sure we meet.

When my little trailer-train passes through small towns all over American, kids are going to pedal their bikes home as fast as the wind and rush in the back door, yelling:

“Ma! Ma! - I saw this old man driving a black truck. He had a tiny car on top. And he was pulling a trailer painted the same colour!

Honest, Ma!”

See you soon, I hope.



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Old 05-14-2007, 11:05 AM   #256
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... tired of pulling the bed apart to check his battery levels .

I can’t imagine moving two 76” ‘cushions’ in a 20 foot cabin (and then having to struggle to reach into corners under the bed)
Check battery levels?? Not with a gell cell or AGM batteries. No user serviceable parts inside . Moving the cushions off the rear bed in mine is no big deal but since the couch slides out to make into a double bed access underneath it's easy without moving the cushions. Over the years I've just had way too many problems develop with moving parts and cables that are supposed to festoon but hang up in inaccessable areas. If it were something that required regular access then I could see it but you shouldn't have to touch the batteries but once every 3-4 years.
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Sergei,, a showman till the end,,, this is a grand production,,, dieter
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:55 PM   #258
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Wardrobe / desk combo coming along

The birch sliding door is finished.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:53 PM   #259
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new applications

I bought this 2” sump pump hose when I couldn’t find suitable loom for the main feed into the electrical panel.
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With a left over bundle on my hands, I discovered it matches up to ABS fittings perfectly. Used in place of ABS drains, it is much more flexible and easier to thread through furniture and tight places.
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Pictures of the completed run later.

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Old 05-15-2007, 04:12 PM   #260
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Hey, great idea!

So, can I use it as a vent stack in the rear? How do you join the ABS to the flex pipe? Is this the same stuff used for sumps and sump pumps? Must be durable enough, right?
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Old 05-15-2007, 10:51 PM   #261
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Marc,

It’s the same 2” pipe sold for sump pumps. If it can drain sump water why not the kitchen sink in my Argosy?

The only disadvantage I can think of is that waste water might “gurgle” because of the rippled surface. But how often is the kitchen sink going to drain?

I think it can work for a stack but the main advantage I see is that it “snakes” easily through furniture or behind things.

I connected it to the ABS pipes using a male adapter like this:

http://www.bow-group.com/pages/produ...&cat=52&pro=74

The threaded nipple fits the inside of the sump hose very tightly. You use a hose clamp.

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Old 05-15-2007, 11:43 PM   #262
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Thanks Sergei! I will keep this in mind for my vent stack!
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:39 AM   #263
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Joe, I know what you mean about "touristy" places, but there is an AS rally in Branson, MO, in October. I've never wanted to go to Branson, but this is a rally that is close enough for me to actually get to. I'm excited. There should be wonderful scenery over there.
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... If it can drain sump water why not the kitchen sink in my Argosy?
because the water draining from the sink might have "chunks" in it. I'd be concerned that the ridges could capture some, leading to a buildup of gunk.

seems like a great idea for a vent, though.
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Chuck:

Many contemporary dishwashers, clothes washers and air conditioners use flexible hose much like this. They, too, might be subject to ‘gunk’.

I threaded the hose through the furniture tonight. It took all of ten minutes.

I’ll post a photo later.


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I love this thread. I was looking at an LG Art Cool for my 56 Caravanner until I called a local distributer to find out they were WAY outside my price range. I think I will go with a more economical split AC system.

Keep the pics coming Sergei!

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