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Old 04-19-2015, 08:36 PM   #309
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Showed some progress this week-end.

Took her out on the highway to stretch her legs. Ran like a champ!

I ran the piping to the bathroom and capped it off. Once the new sink and faucet are in will hook everything up. Fished PEX to toilet..... Not an easy job with the numerous turns you cant see. We now have PEX through out the coach. Last thing to do on the plumbing side will be the new water heater install next month.

Toilet is is ceramic and has been scrubbed top to bottom with bleach and ready for re-installation. Will hook up the water and install a new gasket and the toilet next weekend. I felt like a real Mississippian today with the toilet sitting out in the front yard drying from the scrub down and me using power tools!

Made all the final connections to the kitchen sink and pressure tested it. Kitchen is done and usable. Will continue to look for blanks to put over the 2 extra holes in the sink were the old hot water demand tap and sprayer were.

Here's a pic showing/proving we now have a working kitchen!! We are excited and it only took a little over 2 years! Celebrated with a cocktail; makers mark whiskey sour with some lychee nuts/juice.

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Old 04-19-2015, 08:56 PM   #310
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You should be able to get a fair sized gumbo pot on the stove now!!!
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Old 04-21-2015, 11:13 AM   #311
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So happy for you! The sink looks great, as does your new stove area setup. I see you stripped the wall paper. How do you like the 'clean' aluminum look?
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:47 PM   #312
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You should be able to get a fair sized gumbo pot on the stove now!!!
Yes indeed!
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:51 PM   #313
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So happy for you! The sink looks great, as does your new stove area setup. I see you stripped the wall paper. How do you like the 'clean' aluminum look?
We really like the new look and feel to the kitchen. That darned big microwave is not in the way if we use the stove. There is a lot more usable room. WE can keep the cutting board on the burners for a extra large prep area when we grill outside.

The wall paper wasn't stripped. The aluminum sheets were put over it and slipped up under the cabinets and just below the counter tops. Then rivets put in to keep it all in place and add a look of authenticity.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:38 PM   #314
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Keep chippping away at the to do list

Working on my punch list to get it campable by Wednesday. We will spend a long week-end in the aluminum tent in Pensacola, Fl at the Navy base.... No shower, but we have a usable kitchen and now a toilet!

Put the day night blind up above the sink. Ordered it from Blinds chalet. Aluminum night and white day. We really like the look in the aluminum kitchen. Picture doesn't do it justice.

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Ran new lines up to the bathroom vanity and capped them off until I get the vanity top and sink installed. They are at a weird angle since I left the bottom long to cut later. Bottom of the T will run forward to the hot water heater. The cut off valve you see is for the toilet. Was able to take a piece of PEX right off the coil and fish it back through and out the bottom of the base for the toilet. Put a 90 on it and a 4" peice of pex and worked it back under and up through the wood. Now there is only one hidden connecting (the 90 unde the toilet base). I hated all the hidden joints in the old set up. There was a joint behind the vanity, a "T" for the run to the toilet and 2 (90's that you couldn't see with out ripping it all out. Now there is only on and the shut off is under the sink. I will put the base collar and foot pedal back on after I get the pedestal flooring done. Pressure tested all the connections and they tested sat. The only issue was some idiot forgot to put the sprayer nozzle on before turning the water on to the toilet. I can attest to the fact that the sprayer gets adequate pressure.

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Speaking of hidden joints (no not that kind you folks in Colorado!) I took the floor out of the closet forward of the bathroom to make replacing the pipes to the water heater easier and look what I found. Another joint that looks like it has been leaking. The water heater is totally disconnected and after the install everything in the MoHo will be pex.... Much better!

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Oh had a slight leak under the kitchen sink from the the valve connected to a 1/2" threaded pipe. Just cut it at the pex and put on a 1/2" to 3/8' shark bite sink shut off valve. No issues. Brass pex fittings are great but any pipe thread transitions should be avoided since the seem to be the week link. So get your fittings with the shark bite attachment instead of putting a threaded connection on!
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:48 PM   #315
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Had a great drive to Pensacola, florida for a long weekend in aluminum tent.... Well upgraded tent with working kitchen and toilet.

Easy 183 miles. Thing handled like a dream with the new front end and new fuel filters

Stopped on the way at upholstery shop to have them do Passengers side seat to match drivers and book a time to have them do the degraded console covering.

Ran the A/C for about an hour and it started to rain inside. Opened it up and it looks like the shop that installed it buggered Up the drain line connection. Will fix tomorrow. Cool for next two days with light breeze so we don't need it.

Sitting outside listening to the Rat Pack having a glass of port. Life is good!


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Old 04-29-2015, 10:45 PM   #316
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Rain inside...

If the drain hose checks out, look for a crack in the plastic tray that sits between the roof and the AC unit itself. Even when it was new, that tray could never have been described as "robust".
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:21 PM   #317
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Thanks! Will

So took apart the inside of the A/C cowling. The hose was pushed on about 60%of the way and had a hose clamp and tempro on it. HOWEVER, the nipple fitting it was attached too was 3/4 of a turn loose and my guess is that is where the water was coming from. The tray had no cracks that I could see. Tightened the nipple, put hose all the way on. Wrapped it with some emergency tape and put hose clamp on . Didn't have any tempro or silicone. A/C has been going all afternoon with the water coming out the hose on the bottom of the rig. I will keep my fingers crossed that that was all there was too it.
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Old 05-02-2015, 04:51 AM   #318
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Pics

My previous post should have read "Thanks! Well here is what I found..."

So here are a few pics of the leak and the temporary (could be permanent) fix,

Looking in through the filter cover at the drain line connection. You can see a few drops of water.... This was after the other cup of water drained on me.

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After the A/C shroud removal

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After the sikaflex removed showing the base of the nipple.

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:12 AM   #319
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Hot Water in the tent

Well replaced the water heater this week-end. It is an easy process if you take your time. The new Atwoods gas/electric models only come with the auxiliary engine heat ex-changer. We will not be hooking this up since it is just a lot of extra hose for there to be leaks in.

You can see it had signs of leaks on the cardboard covering.
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There must have been a slow drip leak that destroyed the top half of the particle board in one spot and softened it where the wood brace for it was.
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I also found a bunch of these.... It looks factory original since a repair would have replaced the whole run in order to get back there with out taking out the water heater to use a crimp on. So from the bathroom sink to the water heater their were 3 places where they put connections instead of using a longer piece of pipe.
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Since it wasn't full thickness and a small area I used West system penetrating epoxy to strengthen everything and their filler to level the low areas.
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The water heater was a 1/4" to big to fit through the opening as packaged.... so I cut the plastic band holding the 2 piece styrofoam insulation on it and it went in easily.
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Here it is all wired and piped in. I red-necked the electric temporarily. I put a small piece of extension cord on it and wired it in to the water heater power supply. This way I could plug it into the outlet right above it to test operation over the electric heating element. I will run a dedicated 110v line to it when I have the chance. I may even put it on an A/B switch for the 20 amp additional plug to run the second A/C when at a campground.
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I put the controls in the bathroom. I had to run an extra wire for the electric control since it was just wired for gas originally.
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I also went to O'riely auto parts and got replacement rocker switches for the ones that came with it. The replacements have leds that illuminate when they are turned on!
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Old 05-24-2015, 05:34 AM   #320
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Living room has more air stream interior then MoHo

The chairs arrived Friday from Lambright. They are the Lazy relaxer swivel wallhugger style. Laxy Relaxer Swivel Wallhugger Recliner, lambright rv Recliner, RV Furniture, Motorhome furniture, bus furniture, flexsteel rv furniture, lambright comfort chairs, rv seating

We got them from Josh at Coach Supply Direct. Not as good a price as I would have liked, but heard great things about him from others. Since we got two he did take a few$$ off. They were originally supposed to be delivered by 25 April.But with all things RV we always double the expected delivery/completion date. And people laughed when I said the RV would take 5 years to redo! Josh was extremely prompt in returning calls and updating me on status of production.

Back to the price.....Let me clearly state that although I paid more then I would have liked, I am extremely pleased with them quality and comfort wise! The ultra leather "feels like butter". The construction is top notch. It is all tubular steel construction with nylon strapping. Not the typical particle board and cheep wire mess. They are truly a high end recliner designed for an RV. Again I could have gotten cheaper chairs, but would have had buyers remorse ordering them online and seeing what I got.

These will replace the barrel chairs and we will leave the small night stand that was between them out since these came with the laptop drop tables.

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Good looking chairs Dave, really like the color and traditional classic styling.

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Thanks Mike! The ultra leather is called Cabernet and we went with the lighter wood so they would better match the golden oak cabinet color. Hoping they look like the belong and not an after thought.
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