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Old 06-10-2018, 06:32 PM   #481
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Not being one to take chances, I decided to install one of these traveling awning lock pins...








So, that's it for now.

I'm getting to the point where I will have to start to figure out what to do to a camper that has been sitting for about 7 years.

Like, should I clean all the tanks out? Fill the water system up, run everything to check for leaks?

I still have to run all the propane appliances to make sure that I know what I'm doing.

This is all brand new to me.

Suggestions welcome!!

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Old 06-12-2018, 10:34 PM   #482
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I think I would try the water system first. Start by hooking up the city water connection to a garden hose. I would use a pressure regulator. See if you have any leaks and if the valves and fasucets work. Once past that test you could put water in the tank with bleach and see if the pump works. Jay
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:35 AM   #483
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I think I would try the water system first. Start by hooking up the city water connection to a garden hose. I would use a pressure regulator. See if you have any leaks and if the valves and fasucets work. Once past that test you could put water in the tank with bleach and see if the pump works. Jay

Thank you, Jay. I will do that.


Can you explain using the pressure regulator?



Man...I hope that there are no leaks...



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Old 06-13-2018, 06:37 AM   #484
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Thank you, Jay. I will do that.


Can you explain using the pressure regulator?



Man...I hope that there are no leaks...



Rich
The pressure from house or CG water supplies can be quite high sometimes and using a pressure regulator will keep the incoming pressure to the trailer around 40 psi. Being how old the trailer is, you don't want to over pressure the lines and possibly blow out a fitting. If you have leaks at a lower pressure, then you know you have some more work to do.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:26 AM   #485
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Insane 1999 Wildwood repair....pic heavy!

X2 what TheWolfPaq82 said.
I carry two.
One like this:
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....Y340_QL65_.jpg
You can see the pressure you are sending to the RV and adjust it. -$36 on Amazon

The second cheaper model is in the event this one breaks and I need to finish the trip before going to the store.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....Y340_QL65_.jpg
-$13
I use mine even when connected at our house as our pressure is typically 80-100 psi. An RV should be okay 40-60, but I usually adjust mine to 40 when camping and agree that as long as your unit has been unused I would start below 40.
Also, be advised that restricting the flow rate with the bib valve does not reduce the water pressure.

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Old 08-06-2018, 06:51 PM   #486
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This stuff was done a while ago...


I wanted a more secure way to travel without the TV banging around.


I made this white aluminum piece, along with the black bracket...






...and secured it to the ceiling...





...and the bracket to the TV.


Now, we can travel with the TV securely, in the "up" position...





I bought these leveling wedges. many people said that they sometimes move, depending on the surface. So, I added some "snow tires" to them.




















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Old 08-08-2018, 12:11 AM   #487
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And here I thought the lack of recent posts meant you were out camping!
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:39 AM   #488
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Just busy, as usual...


But..we did finally get to go camping a few weeks ago...


Our first trip...FINALLY!!


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As you know, I have been following you for a good while and I am amazed at some of your inventions. Seems like all of us that work on metal or weld or really inventors/designers at heart.

Great job and I hope you have many, many great days of camping.
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Thank you for the kind words, John!

Cheers ...

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