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Old 08-24-2011, 05:15 AM   #21
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Thanks Chris, I'll bookmark this and keep checking back for the site to come back online. Derek
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:14 PM   #22
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Looking at Harbor Freight for water hose reel. Nothing there but these 3/8 units for water/air. One for 25 feet, one for $20.00 more for 50 feet. Think this is worth me trying to fit into the 345 area since I have no idea what size the original reel was, since mine is missing?
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:24 PM   #23
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Might be too big diameter...
Here is a a pic of my messy compartment for comparison...
As you can see, I have some work to do...
I plan to return it to stock, and Herculiner the whole compartment.

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Old 09-05-2011, 09:41 AM   #24
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Looking at Harbor Freight for water hose reel. I have no idea what size the original reel was, since mine is missing?
Thanks, Derek
Derek- The combined Electric/Hose Reels on mine measure roughly:

Width-18"
Height-12"
Depth-15"

Maybe these measurments will help?
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:45 PM   #25
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Might be too big diameter...
Here is a a pic of my messy compartment for comparison...
As you can see, I have some work to do...
I plan to return it to stock, and Herculiner the whole compartment.

Hi Steve,
Thanks for the great pix. Guess all of this will have to wait though. Went to get Airstream parked in my backyard (it fits, YAY!) but when I turned the key, NOTHING, not even a click. Have to wait till tomorrow to get a charger on the battery, and will also see about a new battery all together. Need to see what all puts a drain on the engine battery and make sure I've got them all TURNED OFF! Plus, I'm really ready to get this beast on the road and give myself some driving lessons, lol
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:46 PM   #26
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Derek- The combined Electric/Hose Reels on mine measure roughly:

Width-18"
Height-12"
Depth-15"

Maybe these measurments will help?
Hi there,
Thanks so much for the exact measurements and the great pix. Read previous post, looks like I'll be spending time on electrical (12V) for the next few weeks before I worry about the water hose reel, lol.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:22 AM   #27
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Derek,
Be careful parking your MH in the back yard for very long if it's on grass. The moisture from the yard will make the underside rust really fast.
I found that out with an old mustang I had.
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #28
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Derek,
Be careful parking your MH in the back yard for very long if it's on grass. The moisture from the yard will make the underside rust really fast.
I found that out with an old mustang I had.
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"Moisture" here in Florida doesn't ever really leave us. It's either in the air (humidity), falling from the sky (rain) or when it does actually rain, with having sandy soil, it disappears FAST!
Still, will heed your advice and get a concrete pad back there, or at least some gravel.
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:49 PM   #29
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Longer Electrical cord....

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Might be too big diameter...
Here is a a pic of my messy compartment for comparison...
As you can see, I have some work to do...
I plan to return it to stock, and Herculiner the whole compartment.

Looking at electrical cord replacements. Has anyone ever tried to go with a cord longer than the original length? Think I've got it 'roughly' measured to 30 feet. Found a 50 footer on Camping World. Wondering if the electrical reel will be able to hold that extra 20 feet?
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Heavy Duty 30-amp 10/3 STW Cord with Handle - Product - Camping World
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:16 PM   #30
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Looking at electrical cord replacements. Has anyone ever tried to go with a cord longer than the original length? Think I've got it 'roughly' measured to 30 feet. Found a 50 footer on Camping World. Wondering if the electrical reel will be able to hold that extra 20 feet?
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Nope, don't believe it will...my 30' takes up most of the reel, and if I'm not careful, it jumps the reel and gets trapped behind the reel...
I have a 50' extension that fits into that compartment, but I don't have a hose reel, so I have a bit more room to play with...
Other handy attachments are a 50-30 adapter, and a 110-30 adapter.
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #31
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Thanks Mike,
Was just about to order the 50 foot cord from Camping World, but had decided to check the reel tomorrow with the cord all the way inside first. Wish vintagetrailersupply.com would get more of the 36 foot cords that they had offered awhile back. Andy had said that the extra 6 foot would fit. Guess a 30 foot cord for now, a 50 foot extension later.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:59 PM   #32
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Well, I measure mine at 23' ish... but there is more space on the reel...



So I pulled the lower pan off and the Water Reel out, but my Camera died right after I took this last pic...
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:17 PM   #33
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Ok, My water reel is nearly done!
Here is some info that might help..



Some measurements...




After cleaning, rust treatment, primer and a fresh coat of Red!

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:03 PM   #34
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Ok, My water reel is nearly done!
Here is some info that might help..



Some measurements...




After cleaning, rust treatment, primer and a fresh coat of Red!

Great job Steve!
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:41 AM   #35
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Well, if ya gonna do it... ya gotta do it all!
Went over to finish up the Compartment, but i realized that I could not treat the surface rust, paint and get it all good... something was in the way...


So....


I better clean this one up now!


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Old 10-03-2011, 01:06 AM   #36
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This good quality Camco 35' hose...


And on the Hose reel...
Space to spare methinks..
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:14 PM   #37
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can hardly wait to see your end result of all of this hard work!
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hose replacement

I know this is a long dormant thread..... But it lives on.
My hose started leaking like crazy. Knowing (because I posted so) that my reel had barbed fitting on it for the hose, I took the reel out. Well my my surprise. Don't remember when I replaced the hose but there it was with a female hose fitting on it. I think the hose washer failed. I replaced the hose anyway. The snap rings that hold it together were rusted to the point of rot. Chipped then out and replaced the drain with a plug put it back together with new o-ring and all ready to re install.. Cleaned up the bottom pan and painted it flat black. Didn't like the black. Had a can of Case tractor flambeau red. I know the paint was old and it didn't want to dry. Put it on my wood burning shop heater for 2-3 hours and it baked dry. Another couple coats with new can of paint and it's all ready to put back together.


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Was painful to get this bolted back up. Laying on my back with the panel on my knees trying to get the first two bolts started. Repainted the outside of the door and scratched it up a little. Think I like the Case tractor red. Had to move the guide rollers back about 3 inches to clear the closing of the door with the new hose.
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Looking good Mel.
You will definitely know if you left the door open!

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