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Old 04-22-2015, 02:56 PM   #29
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Wouldn't be easier if Airstream had just created an access panel from the factory so owners could service their waste tank valves and Micropulse sensors.

Is there not a way to adjust the depth of the cut of the Rotozip tool? I don't have one nor ever used one.

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Yes, I had it set for just enough to protrude maybe a millimeter beyond the thickness of the metal. Had to set a bit deeper, due to waves in the metal. The black valve flange is resting on the pan floor, so I got into it just a little bit. It's a big flange. No foul.

If I'd have been 1/4" forward, I'd have missed it, but you are working blind.

RotoZip is a great tool....right in between a real saw and a Dremmel.
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Looking at the photo showing the black waste tank, it appears there is no space between the tank and the galvanized pan. Were you able to avoid scoring the waste tank when cutting the access hole?

Can you tell if the waste tanks are supported internally or does the galvanized pan support the tanks? I'm trying to imagine how the factory mounts the tanks during manufacturing. Probably have the chassis upside down and mount the tanks.

Using a brushed stainless light switch cover is a great idea for the monitor.

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Old 04-22-2015, 03:39 PM   #32
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Looking at the photo showing the black waste tank, it appears there is no space between the tank and the galvanized pan. Were you able to avoid scoring the waste tank when cutting the access hole?

Can you tell if the waste tanks are supported internally or does the galvanized pan support the tanks? I'm trying to imagine how the factory mounts the tanks during manufacturing. Probably have the chassis upside down and mount the tanks.

Using a brushed stainless light switch cover is a great idea for the monitor.

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The pic is deceptive. The tanks sit on about 1/4" of styrofoam. So, whatever cutting tool you use, stay shallow. And I was very careful to mark out those kind of areas for a "no screw area" for the cover I made out of Galvanized.

No straps that I could see anywhere. Indeed, they lay the tanks in while the frame is upside down and install the pans, then flip it right side up.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:00 AM   #33
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You did a nice job on the installation. I'm glad you were able to use the existing wires which made this job much easier.

Does the micropulse system use a separate phone line for each sensor?

I was thinking that you could get a ball park measurement on the proximity of the tank valves by probing through the slot in the side of the tank cover.
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Here are some pics:

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Gray Tank

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Black tank

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Access hole

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Can you tell looking in through your cut out which is the black and which is the grey? My release handles only say "Main" and "Auxiliary".
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Yes, main is black and aux 8s gray. It's obvious through the cutout as you can see the valves and handle rods. My Classic is front=gray, and rear = black
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Yes, main is black and aux 8s gray. It's obvious through the cutout as you can see the valves and handle rods. My Classic is front=gray, and rear = black
Oops, backward :
Front is black and rear is gray.
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Front is black and rear is gray.
I finished my install today. I used a pneumatic nibbler to cut the openings in the belly pan. The head of the nibbler just moved any wires away instead of cutting them. I should have used a grinder to smooth the edges. The backs of my hands have many cuts and scrapes from reaching up into the holes.
Your descriptions and photos helped immensely.
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