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Old 01-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #4495
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Wife found a boatload of metal surplus mess trays at a garage sale -- about 20 for $15 as I recall. Very cool -- we sorted out 4 or 5 stamped during WWII years to use. I think the rest are around, but we just moved so things are a bit disorganized right now.
You should easily be able to sell them at a rally.
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Old 01-18-2017, 08:06 PM   #4496
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Does anyone know whether one can purchase "shock-absorber" mounts to go between the fresh water pump and the plywood floor?
A mouse pad does a great job as a vibration insulator.
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Old 01-19-2017, 02:36 PM   #4497
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I didn't get them today, but I bought both the collapsible dishpan and the collapsible drying rack from Prepworks. They fit perfectly inside (on the rim) of the sinks in my 22' Sport. Here is an image of the drying rack.
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Old 01-20-2017, 02:40 PM   #4498
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Internal pipe wrench set. Broke off white plastic drain plug for water heater when winterizing this fall. Saw these on youtube. I hope they work. Looked easy online. FYI replace plastic drain plug every couple of years.
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Old 01-23-2017, 08:43 PM   #4499
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B4 & after New queen bed change from twins


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Old 01-30-2017, 02:10 PM   #4500
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B4 & after New queen bed change from twins
Hey, very nice, and love the quilt.

So, I installed a SHURflo pump silencing kit, model 94-591-01, and a couple of Honeywell leak detectors.

I was going to replace my working SHURflo pump with a new one in hopes of a quieter pump, but when I got to the trailer, new pump in hand, I discovered that my dealer (Airstream Adventures NW) had, unbeknownst to me, upgraded my pump to a SHURflo Smart Sensor 4.0, model 4900-0201 when I complained under warranty about pump noise. This is a marine-quality fresh water pump. Replacing it with a SHURflow RV pump, model 4008-101, would have been a *down*grade, not an upgrade.

So I put some felt padding between a nearby pex pipe and the floor, where it was pretty obvious that pipe would probably vibrate / bang against the floor whenever the pump operates. (The same felt padding circles you can stick onto the bottom of a chair leg, but 2" in diameter.) Hopefully, next season we'll have a quieter pump experience and the leak detector will quickly tell me whether I made any mistakes.

While I was at it, I also added a leak detector under the sink in the galley. We've had a leaks there before - once when the P-trap came a bit loose, and another time when the cold water line dribbled a bit because of a loose connection.
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Old 01-30-2017, 02:45 PM   #4501
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I have had leaky p-traps under both sinks. I took the cheap way out and put a paper towel under each one. When opening the doors I always look to see if the towel is moist.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:37 PM   #4502
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While I was at it, I also added a leak detector under the sink in the galley. We've had a leaks there before - once when the P-trap came a bit loose, and another time when the cold water line dribbled a bit because of a loose connection.
Rocinante, can you post any info on the leak detector?

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Old 02-04-2017, 04:09 AM   #4503
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This looks like the units in his photos:

https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RWD...ctor+honeywell

Powered by a 9v battery, with a low-battery chirp alert like a smoke detector I guess. Liking Michael's PT solution, especially if you turn off the city water overnight, and rely on the pump to flush the toilet.
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:57 PM   #4504
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Yes, thanks, this is the device I installed. It seems to work well. I should read the instructions to learn expected battery life, though they do say it will chirp when the battery gets weak.

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This looks like the units in his photos:

https://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-RWD...ctor+honeywell

Powered by a 9v battery, with a low-battery chirp alert like a smoke detector I guess. Liking Michael's PT solution, especially if you turn off the city water overnight, and rely on the pump to flush the toilet.
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:10 PM   #4505
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Walkie-talkies. No more trying to shout loud enough to be heard outside the trailer, and, backing into campsites, here we come.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:06 AM   #4506
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Walkie-talkies. No more trying to shout loud enough to be heard outside the trailer, and, backing into campsites, here we come.
What brand and model of walkie talkies did you buy? Where did you get them? I suppose it doesn't matter much for the short distance involved for backing up, but I researched walkie talkies recently and found that many people contradict the range/distance claims of manufacturers when using them to keep in contact over miles for hiking and the like.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:33 PM   #4507
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I use Baofeng UV-5R radios now. I went through several pairs of inexpensive "family" type FRS radios finding that most of them have a long delay from the time the "talk" button is pushed until the radio actually begins broadcasting. That delay can be problematic if your parking partner says something too quickly after pushing the button--you will not hear them. This can lead to certain "high stress" situations or panic stops. The UV-5R is a dual band UHF/VHF Ham radio that has very little delay. It's legal to run without a license as long as you program it with FRS frequencies. Plus, they're only $30 each. Cheap insurance to save damage to an expensive trailer.
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:33 PM   #4508
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There are quite a few Walkie Talkie threads FYI:

https://cse.google.com/cse?cx=011403...kie&gsc.page=1
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