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Old 12-11-2018, 11:00 PM   #401
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Are you semi-permanently parked on your own property? Is there a sewer line within 100'?
Might be easier to install a proper pvc run of sewer pipe with a cleanout for your waste valves than going through the time/effort/expense of your mod. If you've got a friend with a backhoe, no big deal. Just a thought. Pretty radical mod to nix the black tank. But, it's your coach......I would have more tendency to completely change the waste handling system if I was doing a total gut and rehab. But...once again..it's your coach to do what you want.
Not my property, no sewer within 100', the sewer that is on this property is uphill.

and long term yes, semi permanent no, will only be here a couple more months max.

What I'm really doing here is turning the rig into what I want it to be, which is something that is
1. Full time
2. 4 season
3. Capable of boondocking/going off grid for a couple weeks at a time.

Also, I had to do a major overhaul anyway, the toilet didn't seal at all, and the dump valve was leaking progressively worse. Between those two I was most of the way here anyway, so might as well make the upgrade!
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Old 12-12-2018, 02:52 AM   #402
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The vent line going to the roof is used by the black & gray tanks, so you should keep the line, but you can probably trim it back to a convenient location. I would still leave a EZ way to reconnect it at some time in the future.
You may want to insulate under the floor where the black tank was, that should cut down on unfriendly breezes when you are "sitting and reading"
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One page further wayne, the 310 has a separate vent for each tank.

If I keep it, which I probably will, I need to figure out a good way to cap it on the roof so it doesn't fill with rain
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Actually, if I put in a small second grey tank underneath, I think I can hook the vent back up and it'll be perfect for draining the washer dryer. I think, still learning the plumbing.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:58 PM   #405
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This came in last week. I think I have a plan, just need to execute. We'll see if it goes in this week, or after Christmas. Pulled a couple really late nights installing the head, trying not to work myself to death
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Old 12-17-2018, 01:46 AM   #406
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Maybe you need to tow a small Bambi for all your gear, or has anyone tried to put a slideout in a classic MH yet?
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Old 12-17-2018, 05:31 AM   #407
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Maybe you need to tow a small Bambi for all your gear, or has anyone tried to put a slideout in a classic MH yet?
If I ever find a junker slideout model...

This was part of the woodstove install plan from the beginning. It'll fit perfectly right here.

I've decided not to replace the black tank. It's polyethylene, which means cutting it and gluing it together is a non-starter, nothing glues polyethylene, and I don't feel like trying. All the standard black tanks I find are only 5 or 6 gallons, not worth the effort.

The black tank was 200lbs when full, which happens to be equal to the combined weight of the washer and the woodstove. So it'll drive about like having a full black tank, which, when the grey tank was empty, wasn't much of a problem. Or like having a large human passenger use the restroom while driving, also not really a problem.


This should be the last of my "gear" additions for quite some time. Next up is solar/lithium/generator, and that'll be a few months down the road.
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Old 12-20-2018, 11:08 AM   #408
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Bookmarking this here just for my future reference
https://www.czarfloors.com/item_deta...xoCOcsQAvD_BwE
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:35 PM   #409
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Tin cieling tiles showed up!
I think it looks quite good, and more importantly, the wife thinks it looks quite good

I also think that will look era appropriate, anybody who lived through 1983 want to chime in?
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Bookmarking this here just for my future reference
https://www.czarfloors.com/item_deta...xoCOcsQAvD_BwE
UG, UG, UG; Rob you're killing me. The 80's weren't the heyday of good taste or quality you know; Google, 1982 Corvette, or even 1983 Corvette for an even better example; or 2.5l Iron duke engine.

The flooring in the link below is Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring. This is what I should have used in my 310, but will use in the Argosy and Minuet. It is impervious to moisture, extremely scuff and scratch resistant; can be laid down (just glue the perimeter), or glue the whole floor. To replace a piece that somehow gets damaged, just use a heat gun to loosen glue, lift out plank and replace with new piece.

Scroll up in the link for samples....

This stuff is beautiful......

http://xlflooring.ca/products/flexiplank/

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Old 12-20-2018, 08:27 PM   #411
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UG, UG, UG; Rob you're killing me. The 80's weren't the heyday of good taste or quality you know; Google, 1982 Corvette, or even 1983 Corvette for an even better example; or 2.5l Iron duke engine.

The flooring in the link below is Luxury Vinyl Plank (LVP) flooring. This is what I should have used in my 310, but will use in the Argosy and Minuet. It is impervious to moisture, extremely scuff and scratch resistant; can be laid down (just glue the perimeter), or glue the whole floor. To replace a piece that somehow gets damaged, just use a heat gun to loosen glue, lift out plank and replace with new piece.

Scroll up in the link for samples....

This stuff is beautiful......

http://xlflooring.ca/products/flexiplank/

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It occurs to me that I've never really covered my other projects on here.

Attached, Joni's '78 mustang, my '86 4runner, and my 80s (technically '90) mustang

I would also be quite happy to find myself with a Toyota mr2 turbo, or a lotus esperit type 82

Out of no intentional motive, I've ended up with quite the collection of 80s project




Back on topic, I've gotten myself rather attached to the parquet thing, but Joni couldn't care less, so given how few options there are, I'll probably cave and install a regular type floor in the spring. Most I don't want it to look out of place, the same reason Bob exclusively uses polished brass fittings.

I see that LVT highly recommend by yourself and elsewhere, so I'll see about ordering a few samples and stick them in front of the furnace vents as a torture test to see how they hold up. That's where my current stickers tiles are rolling over and dying. (Highest thermal cycling, from forty to one hundred something degrees when the furnace kicks on)
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And the Iron duke!!
Yea, there's a reason Jonis 78 has a totally rebuilt engine
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Old 12-20-2018, 08:33 PM   #413
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Hmmm.....polished brass, even the soap/shampoo dispenser in the shower.....thatís whatís taking the washer/dryer install so long.....finding a 4Ē polished brass tub spout to drain the washer......jeezzzzzz.......Regards, Bob
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So whoever's taking a shower at the end of the wash cycle gets a nice surprise
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Old 12-20-2018, 09:18 PM   #415
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Tin cieling tiles showed up!
I think it looks quite good, and more importantly, the wife thinks it looks quite good

I also think that will look era appropriate, anybody who lived through 1983 want to chime in?
I'm an idiot, forgot to attach the picture
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It occurs to me that I've never really covered my other projects on here.

Attached, Joni's '78 mustang, my '86 4runner, and my 80s (technically '90) mustang

I would also be quite happy to find myself with a Toyota mr2 turbo, or a lotus esperit type 82

Out of no intentional motive, I've ended up with quite the collection of 80s project




Back on topic, I've gotten myself rather attached to the parquet thing, but Joni couldn't care less, so given how few options there are, I'll probably cave and install a regular type floor in the spring. Most I don't want it to look out of place, the same reason Bob exclusively uses polished brass fittings.

I see that LVT highly recommend by yourself and elsewhere, so I'll see about ordering a few samples and stick them in front of the furnace vents as a torture test to see how they hold up. That's where my current stickers tiles are rolling over and dying. (Highest thermal cycling, from forty to one hundred something degrees when the furnace kicks on)
I am a recent convert but now big fan of LVT. We just had 1500sqft of Amtico honey oak parquet installed at home.....I just pity to poor two guys who spent 6 days on their hands and knees laying it!
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Merry Christmas everybody!

I ordered some LVT samples, will evaluate, thanks Martin and Tony
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Quick and dirty minor upgrade to the broken barrel chair
Not sure I like it being on wheels, but the wife does

Also, happy belated new year everyone!
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Quick and dirty minor upgrade to the broken barrel chair
Not sure I like it being on wheels, but the wife does

Also, happy belated new year everyone!

When my knee went bad, I pulled one of the dinette bench seats and did this:


It was a life saver, for a easy place to sit just inside the door. I saved all the parts for the next owner, but I liked the office chair, and probably would have kept it like that, all I needed was a little filler for the missing carpet
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When my knee went bad, I pulled one of the dinette bench seats and did this:

It was a life saver, for a easy place to sit just inside the door. I saved all the parts for the next owner, but I liked the office chair, and probably would have kept it like that, all I needed was a little filler for the missing carpet
Looks like a good solution to me!
I've never been fond of dinettes, i find they get uncomfortable quickly and they take up a lot of space. And, as you said, they're hard to get in and out of.

Wife and I both think the barrel chairs are really comfortable, and like the original look, so I transplanted the hardware. I guess it's fairly standardized, which was a nice surprise
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