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Old 10-11-2014, 06:34 AM   #99
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Hey Alan,
Thank you! When I disassembled I left about 6" of copper on the hot, cold and supply feeds. My plan is to use sharkbites and connect the pex to them. The shower feed is 1/2" that goes through the shower wall. I have the shower connector and plan to use a sharkbite on it,pushing the sharkbite right up tight on the wall. The other side (in the tub) will have an escutcheon plate and some waterproof silicone, glue..not sure yet to hold it in there. Then I will drill two screw holes in the plate and screw it into a wood clock on the other side. Hopefully that will hold it. I don't have a pic of the original and I don't remember what it looks like.

On the water less, I only used one just before it goes to the black water drain. Were this application inside the house I would have one on every fixture.. But for the trailer, I don't think I need two. I still have one tiny leak on at the pump, I need to fix, but that outta be an easy one. Once that leak the shower diverter and then bath sink are hooked up,plumbing will be done and I won't know what to do with myself .

As an aside, where is Jackson Tenn?

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Old 10-11-2014, 02:50 PM   #100
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A pic of my diverter:
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #101
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Alan, here are some pics if what I wound up doing: 1) installed diverter 2) used small sharkbite to attach copper to copper shower supply. Here is where I got creative, with a lot of heat applied I disassembled the shower supply and the copper. Then I used an electrical box flat nut on the copper side which provided something to push up against. I added a dab of white silicone to the chrome side and tightened it up. All in all I am pleased with the results. Hopefully I'll get the bath complete this week. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-12-2014, 09:18 PM   #102
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I think one of the addictive things about this trailer reno stuff is the puzzle-solving, making-something-that-works-well aspect. When I was trying to reattach my shower connection, I couldn't find anything on the forums like your solution, nor your bird-dogging the replacement cartridge for the faucet/diverter. Your pics and explanation should really simplify that project for the next guy. Nice work.

I've got a guy helping me redo some cabinets, then I've got a little window work, finish flooring, and a few odds and ends (that probably never end), and we will be officially camping! We're missing the best part of the season, but still getting close. Looks like you're getting mighty close, too.

And, Jackson is one hour out of Memphis on I-40. Holler at us if you're ever headed west!

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Old 10-13-2014, 12:10 AM   #103
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You guys are doing some awesome work! I have been getting back in the swing of renovations after a pretty good season of camping. The bath was limited to just the latrine but for the most part that is all we needed. After googling the Hepvo trap I have one on order from vintage trailer supply. That looks to be the ultimate way to plumb the tub without cutting another hole. I too was a bit reluctant to cut another hole in my nice new rear floor.

We are still looking for a good bathroom design that will utilize the old tub but new toilet and vanity. You guys are a great inspiration for ideas and motivation.

Alan, where are you from the Nashville area? I'm going to be in Franklin Wednesday through Monday starting this coming Wednesday.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:21 PM   #104
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Guys I need a favor. I pulled my battery door off, since it had a dent. I replaced the aluminum in it, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how the hinge at the bottom attaches to the casing. I took it off a loong time ago. Would one of you guys post a picture of yours from the bottom that shows the connection? Thanks!
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Old 10-13-2014, 08:04 PM   #105
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Ryan, took a look at your blog tonight - what incredible work! Wow!
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:25 PM   #106
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Guys I need a favor. I pulled my battery door off, since it had a dent. I replaced the aluminum in it, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how the hinge at the bottom attaches to the casing. I took it off a loong time ago. Would one of you guys post a picture of yours from the bottom that shows the connection? Thanks!
Mine was falling apart when I bought it.... I think it had been messed with before. I have the same question on the proper configuration of that hinge.... Hopefully someone has some pics they can post.

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Old 10-13-2014, 11:14 PM   #107
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Thanks Dave! It has been a fun journey. We did have a ball camping this summer.

Unfortunately I cannot help with the battery door. My trailer doesn't have the battery compartment curbside. My battery was in the rear access when I got it. That is one of the oddities of my trailer. I also have a straight front on my galley counter and not the little bulge at the rear by the oven. I also have the RM60 fridge with the freezer inside the fridge compartment. It looks like almost all the other 71 trailers have the larger fridge/freezer combo.

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Old 10-14-2014, 12:37 PM   #108
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Guys I need a favor. I pulled my battery door off, since it had a dent. I replaced the aluminum in it, but for the life of me I cannot figure out how the hinge at the bottom attaches to the casing. I took it off a loong time ago. Would one of you guys post a picture of yours from the bottom that shows the connection? Thanks!
Sorry, Dave, but my model doesn't have that battery door. Is the hinge (8) in the diagram the one you're working on?
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:43 PM   #109
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Alan, where are you from the Nashville area? I'm going to be in Franklin Wednesday through Monday starting this coming Wednesday.
Man, that's quite a camping trip!
I'm 2 hours from Franklin - you may be hitting that part of the state at a good time for fall colors.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:39 PM   #110
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Alan,

Yes, that's it. I'll mess with it this weekend and figure it out - then I will post a pic.
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Bumping back to life from a year ago...

Hey, do you think that grommet from way back on page 2 would work with this fitting:


I'm planning on running my dump line through the frame on the side of the trailer (actually, through the 3" extension that is attached to the bottom of the main frame rail), and I was thinking of plumbing the line on the inside to terminate with a female threaded adapter, then threading this in from the outside.
That grommet would make a nice, neat seal, but if its super-tight, you might not be able to push this through, and still be able to thread into the pipe on the other side.
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Chuck,

The hole required for a 3" pipe is 4.01" according to McMaster-Carr's site. McMaster-Carr And the grommet is about 3/4" thick, so it would also depend on how much thread depth is needed on the inside.

Let us know how it goes -

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