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Old 08-18-2013, 03:16 PM   #169
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Pete,


Very nice!!! So what are you asking for the old one? I may get it to use temporarily till I get to that part of the Reno. We really want tos start camping again soon and are scaling back on out initial round of work.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:33 PM   #170
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Dave, glad to see you're moving right along.
I recently built a new dining table from cherry wood that I had & was wondering if you or Brad or anyone would have a need for the original table.

The price is right---I just need to keep it moving. Pete
Pete, thanks for the offer! Unfortunately that table would take up most of the interior of my 20 footer

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:46 AM   #171
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Dave, if you can use it you can have it. Just figure out how to get it. Maybe we could meet up in Tennessee----
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:27 AM   #172
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Where has the summer gone

Well Haven't posted in a while.. Not much progress since I have been traveling most week-ends. Just go back from taking my daughter back to college. Not to mention the darned thing is just to hot to work in. Took the MoHo into town yesterday to get the propane tank filled (been using Gen to run A/C). It was nice to drive again!

Kinda at a stand still. Back floor is done and I am thinking about redoing some piping to put the water pump back on the drivers side with the water tank... I will be looking at that again today. We are going to thoroughly clean the old tank and put it back in place to doe measurements for the beds. Still trying to figure out how to do the structure of the beds.

Here are a few shots of the new laminated plywood in the back.
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:37 AM   #173
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Well Haven't posted in a while.. Not much progress since I have been traveling most week-ends. Just go back from taking my daughter back to college. Not to mention the darned thing is just to hot to work in. Took the MoHo into town yesterday to get the propane tank filled (been using Gen to run A/C). It was nice to drive again!

Kinda at a stand still. Back floor is done and I am thinking about redoing some piping to put the water pump back on the drivers side with the water tank... I will be looking at that again today. We are going to thoroughly clean the old tank and put it back in place to doe measurements for the beds. Still trying to figure out how to do the structure of the beds.

Here are a few shots of the new laminated plywood in the back.
Dave,

I'm impressed that you held that piece of plywood in place with 24 tons...

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #174
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Finally some progress

Finally some progress that wasn't demolition!Things on the mighty Mississippi River calmed down, the summer trips are done and the Moho isn't acting like a solar cooker! I was able to get over there a few times in the past weeks. Took out the back shelf. So much wasted space that will be a nice book rack on the rounded corners!

Ice picked the whole floor, Everything is solid just stained and dirty! Found I had a mouse nest on top of the spare tire cover under the back shelf. Eviction and destruction quickly followed.

I also found the source of the water.... The fill hose had a small hole in it. So there was only a slight leak for the 5 minutes it normally took to fill the tank. Could have been much worse.

Color coated the whole floor with a high quality porch paint to help protect the floor from spills and and moisture.

Ripped out the old plumbing and valve assemblies for the potable water and shore connection. Moved everything over on the drivers side so all the wet stuff is in the same epoxied coated location! Why the pump and electric fill valve was next to the air compressor requiring a third pipe to go back over to the fill side of the tank, I have no idea!

Roughed in most of the new stuff. Once everything is in place, I will start crimping it together starting at the back and building the assemblies for easy crimping and then placing it back in and making the final crimps. Hopefully I can get all this done on Saturday so Sunday and Monday I can start on the beds or wall covering.


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Old 10-10-2013, 03:44 AM   #175
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I don't know how the hyper links were added by skimword for spare tire cover and air compressor. I didn't notice them till it was to late to edit or the post. I fricken hate that auto stuff!
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:46 AM   #176
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You piping looks so much better than the factory spiderweb. Hopefully things will stay calm on the river and ya'll can make some headway with the 350!
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Thanks Vern! The latest bump in water should allow me some time to work on it!
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:18 PM   #178
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Water distribution point 95% completed

Another great week-end of progress! Finally got all the water piping from tank/pumps/shore tie/ etc done. All that is left to do is attach the fill hose to the tank and inlet and the overfill hose from the tank to the drain. I couldn't remember where I put the hose clamps

Note to those looking to do the same thing: Use strait pieces of PEX vice getting the roll. The PEX roll was unable to be straightened with out difficulty.

I took some time and labeled everything so I will not be the only one who understands how it all works.

I also accessed the main door hinge bolts so I can replace them. So following Bkahler's images and guidance, I cut into the inside skin Well, I had to do it sooner or later! After peeling up the 2 layers of aluminum it was time to see what was what. There was so much volkem it took longer to remove that then cut the hole. But it did its job, no water got in the coach...Although the nuts are a rusted mess! Going to be soaking them all week with break free to get them off. Why didn't they just use stainless??? I am sure it has to do with profit and billable hours for repair!! Easy work but it is going to take a bunch of time.
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Old 10-16-2013, 06:48 PM   #179
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Dave,

Looks good! When I replaced my hinge bolts I used stainless screws and nuts. Just seemed to make the most sense.

Do be sure and reseal with Vulkem. Since I haven't done the sealing part on my Argosy yet (door has to come off one more time) I actually see water weeping through the threads on the hinge screws when it rains.

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:22 AM   #180
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Thanks Brad! I have stainless already to go back in. I will also JB weld the nut to the frame to allow future tightening, etc. and then gob the whole thing in vulkem.

I know what you mean about the leaking. I attached a picture of the vulkem I pulled off. If created a little pocket to hold the water so the nut rusted instead of allowing the whole thing to get wet inside.
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Well, Following 3 Dog's post, I decided to replace mine as well. My house batteries were just not keeping a charge ( 2 years old) and before I put new batts in I was going to replace the converter with an updated 3 stage charger. When I went to check the voltage out I was getting 18.3V! No wonder the batts were trash! Darned lucky it didn't cause a fire.

I went about pulling all the batts out (house and start). I had no idea what was wired where and by whom in it's past, so I thought this was a safe precaution. It would also give me a chance to see what fed what when I put it back together. So everything was disconnected and shore power/Gen not hooked up.

Four screws got the front panel off. The I had to figure out how to take out the four screws holding it to the floor that weren't accessible.... Finally after some thought and a trip to Lowes, I removed the two drawers above it and used a ratchet with an 18" extension to get at the screws. What a PITA!

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It was then a slow geometrically challenging process to wiggle the unit out of the cabinet. Since they didn't give you enough wire to pull it straight out, you hav to pull it out while turning it, but it is also just a hair long to make that an easy evolution!

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So once it was out, the first thing I saw was the darkening on the circuit board in the exact same place that 3 Dog Nite had his short out. I think I dodged the bullet on that one!

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After looking as closely as I could to 3 Dog Nites pics, I went about removing everything that wasn't part of the actual breaker panel... At one point I looked down and thought WTF did I just do?? Hope this works

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For some reason, I picked up the multi-meter and checked the voltage. It read 6.8 volts. Hmmmm I took out all the caps and everything else. I have no idea where the volts were coming from. I checked all over and could not find any battery or power sources anywhere. I was getting 0 every other place I check voltage.

I got the converted in and am just waiting on the shunt to hook up the batter meter while everything is out and apart.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:14 PM   #182
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Shore power is wired

Spent the day working on the power distribution panel and removing the old inverter/converter crap and trying to figure out how to make it work again!

Check it out here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ml#post1375014
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