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Old 08-27-2021, 06:11 PM   #161
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FW Tank Pressure Fill

Got tired of trickling water into the gravity fill port.

Photos 1 & 2: Locate and remove the access door and panel to expose all the plumbing.

Photo 3: Gather all the tools and supplies.

Photo 4: Add a T in the city feed after the filter.

Photo 5: Add a T in the gravity feed line from the FW tank to the pump.

Photo 6: Add a valve just before the winterizing siphon.

Photo 7: Connect the T in the city feed to the T in the gravity feed with a valve located where it can be accessed via the door.

Photo 8: Test for leaks and fill rate.

Photo 9: A shot of the final location.

Photo 10: Button it up.
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Old 08-27-2021, 06:40 PM   #162
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Corked

Since I now have a method to fill the FW tank, I felt the need to plug up the gravity feed tube. It is mostly to prevent siphoning but also prevents unfettered access to the FW. It gives me a bit of peace of mind especially when we boondock.

Insert a #5 rubber stopper. They are tapered for use in the scientific lab industry.
I drilled a small pilot hole and inserted a screw to facilitate insertion. The screw is removed however it is retained on-board in case I need to use the port.


Note: I cleaned up the sealant slop.
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Old 08-27-2021, 06:43 PM   #163
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Just saying hi. I did most of these mods when I had the 2801QS. It was a nice coach. If I went back to a C, I would buy another. I love looking at all of your ideas.
Thanks. Pop in anytime. Even if you go to the darkside.
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Old 09-13-2021, 07:28 PM   #164
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Yet another change.

Since I removed the plastic “Residential” toilet to accommodate the flooring replacement I decided to just go ahead and upgrade to a rim flush porcelain bowl.
The old pex to swivel fitting was leaking and the location of the new toilets flush valve is in a different location I just cut the pex and installed a SharkBite 1/2” pex to 3/8 compression fitting with a 1/4 turn valve. I then had to notch the cable/plumbing chase behind the toilet to allow a reasonable bend for the new connection. Initially I thought I could use a standard toilet supply line but they have 7/8” cone fittings. RV toilets have 3/4” cone fittings. I ended up using a standard faucet supply line. The only difference is the cone fitting is brass rather than nylon.

After my experience with Dometic Sanitations lack of support which culminated in the return of their defective product, I opted for the Thetford Aqua Magic Style Plus. I did have to modify the lower shroud (not pictured) to install it. An easy job with an oscillating tool.

I did repurpose the hand sprayer from the OEM toilet. Snip off the sealed end of the valve fitting and slide and clamp the sprayer hose on. “Piece of crumb cake”.
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:43 PM   #165
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How much more weight did the "deluxe" throne add to your RV?
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Old 09-14-2021, 04:50 PM   #166
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Of the many mods I've done on my 2800, in the top 5 now is having a mobile window tinting guy do my driver and passenger side windows. Knowing I would only be driving during daylight and most always well under the speed limit, I opted for the "illegal" 20% film that blocks like 99% of the bad stuff.

Having just made a trip west and enduring constant sun on one side or the other, the cheapie, stick-on removable shades I'd previously purchased were never required. This quality film truly made driving on a sunny day a pleasure again.
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:06 PM   #167
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We had the legal tint added to ours.
Makes all the difference in temperature both camping and driving.
Just remember to lower the window(s) if you’re trying to make eye contact with other drivers…..especially at intersections.
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Old 09-14-2021, 05:35 PM   #168
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How much more weight did the "deluxe" throne add to your RV?
Good question. Residence was 9.5 lbs. Style Plus is 34 lbs. So the survey sez; 24.5 lbs.

Note: Listed weight is 41 lbs but that is shipping weight.
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