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Old 03-15-2021, 01:52 PM   #221
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Looks great. The LG is what we installed on the 55. A lot of trial and errors, but wouldn’t trade it for anything. Has worked great so far. Went to a State Park last year to try it out. It was so quiet I could hear the guy tent camping next to us snoring. Good luck
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Old 03-15-2021, 02:15 PM   #222
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Bolted the outdoor unit in place sitting on some vibration dampening mounts. The blue taped off fixture on the trailer body is for the AC line-set. Will add a set of sheet metal doors at the front to block wind when on the road and ultimately the sheetmetal will be silver and the fan shroud satin black.
Nice custom work on the old aluminum tube!!
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Old 03-15-2021, 03:26 PM   #223
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Faucets

I like to order parts just in time, it's been suggested in house that I get stuff well in advance. Today proves why.
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Old 03-15-2021, 05:48 PM   #224
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HOT and NOT?
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Old 03-20-2021, 02:43 PM   #225
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change is good

I made some design changes. Instead of the demand water heater with ultra low flow head I bought the new Dometic regular 6 Gallon water heater; weirdly I couldn't find a single review. It was only $319 but I'll budget to get the door chrome plated. This should work great with the Bricor 1 GPM navy shower head with the on off stop and no concerns over on-demand cycling. I do have to cut a giant hole in the trailer wall and I assume trim it out between the exterior and interior skins.

The heater came with I'd guess a 1/4" foam foil insulation which seems the absolute bare minimum they could use so I wanted to ask if anyone wrapped their water heater tanks in something additional and if there's any tips for installing this bad boy in a fresh unmolested wall?

I may also get a metered temperature adjustable 0.5 GPM faucet for the bathroom basin to keep the kids from filling the grey tanks by accident.

I ordered a weird kitchen faucet too, a commercial single hole part that looks vintage enough and kind of atomic.

The propane tank arrived too so I need to conjure/ weld up a suitable support bracket and then get a remote fill kit, Extenda-stay kit and the little fitting that allows 1 Lb bottles in an emergency.

Ronco are making a 44 Gallon fresh tank which will get installed under the front window and Sunmar are shipping out their GTG urine diverting toilet so I'll be running out of excuses for progress soon.
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Old 03-25-2021, 08:01 PM   #226
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That bath faucet your using looks like the one I put in our Gulfstream V a couple of years ago.
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Old 03-26-2021, 10:26 AM   #227
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Interesting, Gulfstream endorsed! :-) $152 doesn't seem so bad as it should help make better use of the grey tank capacity.

I also chose a flip style overflow bathroom basin fitting but couldn't find one on this continent so it's coming form the UK.

We're getting closer to installing the shower aluminum so I Hepvo plumbed and set the tub then skinned the framework with 3/16" underlayment on the curb side and 1/2" on the street side. I did this to support the plumbing hardware and provide enough street side wall cavity for the fittings ~2". The faucets required a bit of plywood routing to sit well.
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:36 PM   #228
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More shower progress, I almost can't believe it's working out. Three sections all bonded and riveted to each other and the tub; it's solid and has decent headroom.

Plus the toilet showed up today so I did a test fit, (it power vents through the floor).
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Old 04-02-2021, 05:47 PM   #229
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Propane

I made some weld in brackets to secure the grey tank dump set up and also a set of brackets to secure the propane tank just aft of the axles in the frame. I've undercoated the frame and cavities in the tank area as there'll be no belly pan there, it's 17" so not such big a deal.

Debating on whether to place an electronic LP shut off in line or just manual shut off's at each appliance.

The 44 Gallon fresh tank from Ronco is on the way so time to buy some PEX tools followed by propane plumbing stuff.
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Old 04-02-2021, 09:32 PM   #230
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Amazing work on that complex wall. I’ve always struggled with getting a simple straight one to fit to curves much less a curved one. Impressed.
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Old 04-03-2021, 04:03 PM   #231
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LP tank in

Bolted the propane tank up and it fits perfectly. Only the bash guard hangs down below the frame.

Finalized the grey dump plumbing attach points too and bolted it all up; next stop belly pan then all the through floor drain and vent fittings.
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Chillin

More bathroom work today. I framed in the foreword outside curved wall of the bathroom, it's curved which made the connection to the wall and ceiling tricky, the aluminum edge angle started of as a straight stick with a 90 and edged up shrunk and stretched with a constantly varied angle as it wound its wall up the wall and along the ceiling.

Also completed the 1st fit of the shower enclosure inside trim pieces.

I had the mini split lines I'd installed connected and vacuumed by a licensed professional on Monday and having it running is a game changer for working now it's getting warmer.

I'll get the shower painted (Linex'd or Durabak'd depending on cost) then run some plumbing to check it out before installing the curved wall sheet which should give me enough time to track down some very elusive bending plywood.

My plan is to run a T out of the fresh tank to a floor drain then on to the pump, then along and up to the kitchen faucet. From the faucet down to the city inlet and down again and along a really long way, maybe 30' to the water heater and anther floor drain, then up and across to a bath faucet and again up and along to the shower faucet. So 2 low drains. I'm not sure how much that description helps but I think I need a way to drain the lines and faucets to bleed air out. Planning on 3/8" PEX lines to reduce wasted water whilst getting hot water.
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Thank you :-)

This morning I installed an aluminum pizza dish and I'm kind of liking it. It reminds me of the highly sought after continental spare tire covers. It's a bit fingerprinty but I'm adding it all to one long list of parts to get a Linex quote on.
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Nice work. I forgot what your wheel wells are made of, but if you have a tire blow will the wheel well contain it? With the toilet so close......just saying
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Beautiful work!
Did you test fit that complex curve with cardboard or something else prior to cutting the aluminum? We will have a similar type cut to make on our rear bath remodel.
Also, we are going the mini-split route. Will you be enclosing the entire compressor or is the pizza pie the only protection from road debris?
Thanks for posting all the great pics - lots of inspiration and know how in those!
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I can't remember how thick the wheel wells are either but it was at least one gauge up from stock. I think a shredded tire would probably destroy pretty much any sheet material and it's something I dread, on the upside the toilet is extremely heavy duty and feels like it could survive a direct hit from a truck. Maybe I'll add a layer of .032" around the well frame before I install plywood?

Ted, yes I used a gimbaled Bosch laser to project corresponding floor to tub lip radius/wall/ ceiling points and transferred these to cardboard and added for flanges.

I'm planning on just the pizza dish. It's really there for 2 reasons, to prevent the fan spinning fast in reverse as we hurtle down the road and to keep any random road debris out.
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Thanks! If I understand the gimbaled laser it provides the measurement and where to mark the line of joinery? Do you think this might also work for referencing the curved (dished) segments similar to end caps? Upon looking at my situation, I will be needing to fashion a ‘ceiling’ panel that fits into the rear upper corner. I’d like it to be made of the least number of panels in order to minimize potential leaking areas.
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Wouldn't it be worthwhile to cover the grills for the coil just to keep dirt, etc. out? I'm always surprised how much road grime accumulates behind my propane tanks on the front panel.
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MTD, I use the laser to just project 2 plumb points up and down so as long as the trailer is level in both axis the mark on the floor matches a mark on the ceiling, mine doesn't measure too but I'd guess there is such a thing, I just used a tape. Have you considered making the ceiling panel from fiberglass or maybe English wheeling it from one piece of sheet?

Harold, yes I'm sure you're right it might get pretty grimy. I'll add it to my stuff to do when the trailer is ready to roll list.

LineX update; I took it by their shop today and they would shoot the shower but don't think I will be happy with the result, something about 3000 psi and it won't ever come clean due to the light texture, ever. They recommended a low pressure spray or roll on instead.

Fresh tank temporarily located and I built a small chair for the transfer switch to sit on incase of a tank or pump leak in that area. (needs one more box entry clamp).
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