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Old 09-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #161
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JP: Shhhhhh, I'm trying to bid on those!

Thanks for the tip on your own installation. After reading your thread, I figured that's what you did and I've already picked up one TV/phone one from ebay for something like $42, with the intention of gutting it as you did and converting it into a 110VAC outlet. Good to have your confirmation that my assumption was correct.

I'd also like to get a 30A shore power inlet too, and I might include a true TV/phone one as you did as well, though I doubt I'll have all three together, which is a shame because yours looks very cool.

(BTW, Sorry to hijack the thread, hope you don't mind! )

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Old 09-04-2008, 03:48 AM   #162
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No hijacking here, always looking for a good idea!
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:19 AM   #163
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I had a few minutes before battening down the hatches in preperation of Hanna so I installed the Shore power inlet.

It takes a leap of faith to drill this hole.

I wanted the inlet near the warning plate.

Here is the inlet wired up


and now riveted on.


It's crooked, but functional. Still not sure how I messed that up, I fit it three times before drilling. Ah well, it is what it is. Now if only Camping World gets me my water inlet I can get the plumbing done.
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Old 09-06-2008, 10:58 AM   #164
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Looks good!

but....I don't see a tube of sealant sitting around anywhere in the pictures. you know--the stuff that keeps the water out?

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Old 09-06-2008, 11:16 AM   #165
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Thanks for double checking me Chuck. It was there. Just not in the photo.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:23 AM   #166
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Got everything all plumbed up Saturday!! turned on the pump and water was spewing from somewhere!! Aaaahhhh!! There were so many other leaks that I completely missed a burst pipe!!! It was right near the "mystery" connection. Boy, what a devil of a time I had trying to find a fitting for that tubing!!! I ended up with a 1/2NPT Liquitite cable/cord grip fitting that fits quite nicely over the original copper tube. The qpex fitting mated very well and sealed to the NPT side of the fitting. It's low pressure so this should get me through the rest of the season and perhaps a bit more. I didn't take a picture but will tonight when I get home.
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Old 09-15-2008, 05:59 PM   #167
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so here is an outside photo of how I set up the inlet plumbing.



Here is how you get to the plumbing behind the shower valve. You have to drill out a few rivets and pull up firm and carefully so as not to break the counter top.



And the Rube Goldberg fix.


In this photo you can just barely make out the "mystery valve" connection. For some reason a tail piece off of the shower head connection


And the counter put back on. Not caulked or riveted yet since I'm really going to want to redo all of this plumbing. That many different types of plumbing can only lead to bad things.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:07 PM   #168
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I took a few photos of the bedroom. Boy and Allie picked out the bed covers. I love them.



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Old 09-15-2008, 07:16 PM   #169
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Nice Job! I see what you mean about that fitting, I have one in T-O-Bee like that, must be a PO thing.... I think I'd rather have an adaptor.. Next time I get that deep or when mine leaks...
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:56 AM   #170
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If could have found a fitting that ... umm ... fit on that piping I'd have used it. I look forward to just re-plumbing the whole trailer sometime. (is there something wrong with me? ) I left my pump on all night last night and had no leaks. I pull her to Fisherman's on Friday. Hopefully it all holds together.

So all in all a successful plumbing experience. Six leaks caused by me, two from age/wear.
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:25 AM   #171
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It all held together!! No leaks a all. <knocking wood>
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:32 AM   #172
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Very Nice!

Ordered all new Lens's for the 74
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:00 PM   #173
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oooooo nice. getting LED's too?
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:13 PM   #174
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Not yet, prices are still too inflated for the ones I have looked at. Tried a replacment bulb, it was less bright!
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I couldn't help but notice the nice looking mattresses in the unit. Did you have them custom made?

If so where?

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The previous owners should speak to this question. I'm not sure where they had them made. They are very, very comfortable.

He'll probably be on and answer later today.
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The previous owners should speak to this question. I'm not sure where they had them made. They are very, very comfortable.

He'll probably be on and answer later today.
They were custom made. The previous owner to me had them manufactured. I think out in Milwaukee, Wi.
They are incredibly comfortable, we were sad to see them go.....
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Thanks for the info - they sure looked comfortable!!! Nicest ones I've seen!
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:43 PM   #179
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We named her Dagny!

Dagny Taggert is a main character in the book Atlas Shrugged. I read that book when I was 19. I fell in love with Dagny right away. My dream woman. Allie read Atlas shrugged when I recommended it and she respected and admired the Dagny character. So Allie thought why not name our trailer after someone who we espouse to emulate? Done.

I am currently working on a design for a vinyl sticker for her similar to what 62overlander has for "Anna".
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Very nice...

Never read the book
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