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Old 07-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #407
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I have a question about the accumulator. Our previous AS, a 34 footer, had one, but our new one doesn't. When I asked about it, they told me that you don't really need one. You said that it helped with the shower, so how? What is the function of one? I always assumed it was like the pressure tank on my home water well and helped to keep the flow/pressure even and to reduce the cycling of the pump.
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:26 PM   #408
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I recently upgraded to the new Shurflo Revolution pump - the directions in the box are explicit that you do not need an accumulator when installing this pump. I was prepared to buy and install an accumulator until I saw this in the directions - figured they would not say this since they make money on accumulator's too.

Amazon.com: SHURflo 4008-101-E65 3.0 Revolution Water Pump: Automotive

I expect other pumps do benefit from the presence of an accumulator...
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:12 PM   #409
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I have a question about the accumulator. Our previous AS, a 34 footer, had one, but our new one doesn't. When I asked about it, they told me that you don't really need one. You said that it helped with the shower, so how? What is the function of one? I always assumed it was like the pressure tank on my home water well and helped to keep the flow/pressure even and to reduce the cycling of the pump.
That is the main purpose of an accumulator.

A second purpose is on trailers with the new electric and propane heaters that heat the water to a much higher temperature then other RV water heaters, which causes the air pocket it the water heater to be absorbed quickly so the accumulator allows a place for expansion to prevent damage to the plumbing.
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:18 PM   #410
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My AS is a 1987 Excella - it's vintage. The water pump is a plane-Jane Shurflo 2.8 gpm pump (the replacement spare I am now carrying cost me $70 at Amazon). The accumulator allows the flow to stay even, just like being connected up to city water.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:44 AM   #411
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Four Corner Shelves For Under $30! AWESOME! Plus More!

Hello Experts and Friends!

I've been looking for some sort of corner shelf to install in the bedroom under the electrical outlet and 12v receptacle in the corner (I don't have a bedroom TV). There is approximately 9" from the corner to the window so the shelf can't be larger than that.

I searched high and low and finally came up with this - An 18" baltic birch lazy susan top with a lip (to keep things on the shelf). It is sold on ebay. I paid $20 including shipping. I see the guy raised the price by $5 after I bought it. Still - $25 is cheap for this!

1 Lazy Susan Turntable Serving Spin Tray 18" Round Baltic Birch Wood New | eBay

I had my carpenter friend come over and cut it into 4 perfect quarters.
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After that, I bought a 1"x2"x4' poplar board and used it for cleats - the shelves are attached ONLY on the plywood wall side so they 'float'. They are very solid and very handy
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I've also wanted to put a folding shelf under the TV to 'catch' extra things (like dog food and dishes, etc). I found the perfect shelf at a thrift store - a laminated bamboo cutting board. I purchased the brackets from ebay. I think it's awesome! The board was $8 and the brackets were about $15.

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Additionally, I wanted to find some way to make the trailer's running lights come on without having the vehicle attached - no problems! Ebay to the rescue with this awesome plug!
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So, those are my wonderful modifications for under $100!
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:08 AM   #412
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Looks awesome, Palm, very, very clever!
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:13 AM   #413
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:34 AM   #414
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Single Handle Faucet In The Bathroom

This is something else that I did yesterday - changed out the bathroom faucet (two handle) to a single handle. This was about $40 on Amazon.

It was fairly easy to do - the worst part was trying to work in the tiny cabinet on the floor. I'm not getting any younger and I was positive about that after this job!
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The lazy susan shelves look like they were designed to be there by AS! Great stuff!
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A Doo Dad Basket

One more thing I did - just above the key rack inside the door I installed a Doo Dad basket (found at Office Max for $12). It is great for catching wallet, change (holes are too small for it to fall through), etc. Here is a picture:

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Another great idea- you should be with the AS interior design team! These are all good examples of maximizing the space!
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This may be my favorite thread ever! Such great ideas!
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Our name on the door and propane cover.
Where did you get the decal made?
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Shoe Storage

Hello Friends!

SHOE STORAGE
Brian and I did one small project. The problem was shoes gathering at the door. We removed the drawer and hardware just inside the door (under the dinette seat). We just happened to have a Sterilite Tote that fits exactly in the space between the bench supports (the U shaped legs) - The tote will easily hold at least 4 pairs of shoes. I still need to put dividers in the tote. Note: the tote is WAY bigger than that little drawer!









Besides the dividers in the tote, I need to fill in the approx. 1" between the floor and top of the U brackets so the tote slides in and out easily.

This is an A+++ upgrade - shoes scattered around the door drives me crazy! Cost: FREE! - I already had the tote!
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