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Old 08-16-2004, 12:30 PM   #141
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Got the new flooring wood in, and cut it to fit the frame of the 1963 Overlander. Removed one of the old axles for measuring purposes. Looks funny sitting on the rear axle only.
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Old 11-07-2004, 08:34 PM   #142
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Since our season is about to start for real here in FL It was suggested by the wife that I spend some time this weekend under the MH. See she took it on a little trip last month to Dallas and back. Had all sorts of trouble with the dump valves. I wondered why she had wanted some new shoes, and then she explained it. Every time she took off the cap on the sewer outlet almost a gallon of escaped black water would spill out. Of course it hits your shoes

Then to top it off the grey water valve jammed on the way home, so the tank was FULL for days.

Needless to say this created a session of the "might as wells" Since I am down here anyway, I might as well fix this too.............

I was able to get one valve repair kit locally. Then when I started my disassembly I realized I was going to have to take them both apart or I was gonna have to cut some pipes. I don't want to cut any as I know I will not get it all back together right

So I head of to CW this AM, bright and early, because all pluming takes 3 trips. They have the valve repair kit there (there was only one at the local place) but they also have in the Bravura V low profile toilet. Here is some more of the might as wells happening,not that replacing the throne was on my to do list today. The toilet was leaking fresh water into the coach while flushing. Repair was gonna be $100+ for the parts and I would still have a 28 year old toilet. So I checked the dimensions and from what I remembered it "should" fit. So into the cart it goes. Get home, finish the valves and clean up from that smelly mess. Then it is time to tackle the toilet.

The old one comes out quite easily, I am surprised. I only had to cut one pipe that was the feed line to the toilet. Both bolts came right off, no fight at all. The new one looks like to will fit.................. and it does. It can be used as an equal replacement for the old low profile galaxy models that most of us have!! Hooray! But wait I have only made two trips.......... Then I realize I need the feed line for the water, remember I cut the old one? So off to Home Depot, get the line and a brass reducer to connect it, rotate the base ring, bolt it down, hook up the water, and the job is complete, except for the cleanup.

So it did take three trips, but I now have a sealed working toilet and sealed working dump valves. So I am now ready to rally! BTW CW is 55 miles one way from my house, but I knew they would have the stuff I needed.

What did you do this weekend?
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Old 11-08-2004, 06:54 AM   #143
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Cleaning and inspecting

I cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned some more. She has to be "cleaned" before husband will touch her. Cleaned means removal of funk and junk.

We seem to have all of the "topside" leaks patched so I need to look underneath. I know we have one area on the belly pan to be repaired. Need to see if there are any other rodent entryways...I bought a mousetrap. Don't know that there are any current rodent residents, but don't know that there are not.

Making a list of needed parts. It's a shopping adventure...
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Old 11-08-2004, 08:18 AM   #144
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So I head of to CW this AM, bright and early, because all pluming takes 3 trips. They have the valve repair kit there (there was only one at the local place) but they also have in the Bravura V low profile toilet. <snip> The old one comes out quite easily, I am surprised. I only had to cut one pipe that was the feed line to the toilet. Both bolts came right off, no fight at all. The new one looks like to will fit.................. and it does. It can be used as an equal replacement for the old low profile galaxy models that most of us have!!
Brett,

Interesting...

I still have the original Galaxy in my 79 Argosy. If the camper's not quite level the toilet lid will slam back down sometimes. Did you notice this with your MH? Is the setback with the Bravura V about the same?
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Old 11-08-2004, 09:10 AM   #145
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Interesting...

I still have the original Galaxy in my 79 Argosy. If the camper's not quite level the toilet lid will slam back down sometimes. Did you notice this with your MH? Is the setback with the Bravura V about the same?
We had the same issue. The new Bravura V does not resolve this issue. The lid stands upright, but if my coach was not level it would fall. I am temped to place a strong thin magnet under the lid and in the wall pad so that is has an attraction to the wall..........
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Old 11-08-2004, 10:47 AM   #146
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Now that winter is here, I'm inside building cabinets again - stained rear bulkhead and started building the beds. Last week took sheet metal to shop to have them do some precision cutting for me.

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Old 11-08-2004, 10:51 AM   #147
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I put the fridge and range in place to get a feel for the gally space. I think the revised gally lay out will work wonderfully. The three burnner cook top takes up too much space.
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Old 11-08-2004, 11:04 AM   #148
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New flooring in bedroom and center bath, twin to queen conversion, refurbishing interior ABS trim, cleaning fabric walls, rear electric stabilizer rebuild, new blinds - burning the midnight oil to get this done before our weekend at Garner. Currently on a pace to be done by Thursday evening. Feeling it in every bone in my body right now, too!
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As our weekend is Sunday and Monday, the update: Went looking for trouble.

Removed the cabinets and panels surrounding the refrigerator and hauled them to the basement. Moved the refrigerator to have a look beneath. Knew we had a leak, wanted to check the floor. Fridge scoop needs repair; fridge roof vent needs replaced. Floor under fridge will need repair/replaced.
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Old 11-09-2004, 03:47 PM   #150
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While in campground this weekend, we cleaned fall locust leaf/twig debris out of gutters of AS and dislodged a colony of giant ants that had taken up residence in the rolled up awning, street side. I didn't know I needed to check for such critters thinking our AS was theirs! Back home yesterday, Max winterized with all the usual treks back and forth to RV shop and Westlakes for assorted necessary "stuff." She (the AS) needs a good polish before winter, but I just don't see that happening. We need a week off work and a string of mild days, but frost is coming fast according to the weather reports. This may be the first project next spring.
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:06 PM   #151
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Laminated the new countertops & set them in place. Also rebuilt the top of the credenza since the plywood was wasted from being subjected to a leaky window...
Finally got around to laminating the sink covers. This was a low priority task since I could not decide if there was a benefit. But after several camping trips with a family of four, I found the added 'countertop' space to be a big plus.

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Counters and floors...

This past weekend I got my new counters installed.

Today I tackled the laminate flooring. It's kicking my bu**! Worked on it for about 9 hours today, troubles all the way. One of the more difficult jobs I've done on the trailer.
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What did you get done?.....

I finished up my dinette conversion. Finished up the floor installation, and the counter tops.
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I finished up my dinette conversion. Finished up the floor installation, and the counter tops.
Tim, this looks great. Feels nice to have it done, doesn't it?

I spent my weekend researching stoves, water heaters, roof ventilators, and tongue jack for the 63 project. Spent a bunch of money, all in the hands of UPS or Fedex right now...can't wait to get the stuff in and start plotting my layout etc.
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