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Old 12-14-2010, 07:26 PM   #15
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Thanks Chris..
So the furnace ducting is all above deck?

That sounds good. Tanks, water pipes, drain pipes, vent pipes, gas pipes, belly pan, insulation, then floor.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:32 PM   #16
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Yes Daniel the furnace ducting is all above the floor. Like I said there are three points where smaller 2 inch round ducts feed off the main square duct to supply hot air into the water tanks. Two of them are side by side under the kitchen counter. 1 supplies to the fresh water tank and the 2nd travels along in the belly to attach to the side of the grey tank galvanized box. The third one is in the bathroom ans supplies directly into the black tank area. I forgot to mention that there is also a hole in the floor under the kicthen counter. It is used to exhaust the bathroom vent fan.
Did your trailer have the power and water hose reels like mine.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:46 PM   #17
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Dude.. mine has nothing.. lol Im going to have to put in everything. Power and water hose reels? In the back? All that i have is the 30 amp power line inside the rear bumper.

I was wondering about the bathroom venting. I didn't see a hole in the ceiling for that. I assumed that there wasn't any..
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O.K. I have retractable reels for both the power cord and the water hose. They operate like the power cord on some vacuums. You just roll out as much as you need and lock it in place. When leaving just pull on the cord or hose slightly and they roll back up. These reels are located road side under the bed. They sit on a wooden platform which is attached to a pair of outriggers partially in the belly and partially above the floor.
The bathroom fan inlet is mounted in the face of the sink cabinet and has a flexible duct which travels under the shower up to the kitchen area where the fan is located and then ducted through the floor and belly to the exterior.
Here is a link to these type of reels.
http://www.tdiproducts.com/products/rvindex.htm
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Bookmarked. No fighting hoses.. awesome..
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:37 PM   #20
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Nowadays, the factory lays a full roll of reflectix bubble foil down on the frame before laying down the wood - this seems like a really smart idea, but I still prefer the idea of the floor directly contacting the frame.
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Daniel,

your Service Manual gives charts that show the physical positions of all the systems: drains on one page (with heating, IIRC), plumbing on another, and so on. Or don't the diagrams apply to your model at all?
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I didn't see this mentioned...but gas lines go on the outside after the belly pan is on. They have individual shutoffs valves then the line goes through the belly pan to the individual appliance. On my unit they are all copper, a couple of different sizes depending on what appliance they are going to.

Everything else is run above floor. I will see if I can post a few pictures later today, heading out the door to work.

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your Service Manual gives charts that show the physical positions of all the systems: drains on one page (with heating, IIRC), plumbing on another, and so on. Or don't the diagrams apply to your model at all?
Yes the diagrams are in the service manual, but they don't show what goes above the floor and beneath the floor.. not that I can decipher. I'll look again.
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I didn't see this mentioned...but gas lines go on the outside after the belly pan is on. They have individual shutoffs valves then the line goes through the belly pan to the individual appliance. On my unit they are all copper, a couple of different sizes depending on what appliance they are going to.

Everything else is run above floor. I will see if I can post a few pictures later today, heading out the door to work.

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That would make some sense.. don't have to protect against freezing and would definately want to have direct access to gas lines if possible. Thanks.
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Nowadays, the factory lays a full roll of reflectix bubble foil down on the frame before laying down the wood - this seems like a really smart idea, but I still prefer the idea of the floor directly contacting the frame.
I'm seriously considering (pending some research) using a radiant barrier in the walls as well.
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I'm seriously considering (pending some research) using a radiant barrier in the walls as well.
Daniel I`ve got your 6. Here is a link to the insulation that is the best with great prices. It doesn`t absorb water and is not bubble wrap. Bubble wrap could possibly with enough heat have the bubbles pop from expansion of the air in the bubbles. The roll I bought was large enough to put two layers in the belly and I have half the roll left to do the interior. i will probably need more.
Insulation for Less : Prodex : Reflective Insulation : Pole Barn Insulation : Metal Building Insulation : Bubble Insulation
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Awesome. Thanks.
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I'm supposed to get my new chassis tomorrow. I'm all giddy like a girl..
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