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Old 09-23-2015, 05:55 PM   #4981
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It was a day of orders..

1) a part of screw jacks to try and take some more bounce out of the rig
2) a weBoost Drive 4G-X Cell Phone Booster Kit
3) a WiFi Ranger Elite pack
4) a new 6" round ceiling vent that is closeable (thanks to whoever posted the link to it); soon my bathroom won't be near freezing any time the A/C is on
5) some gloves for sewer handling- I'm usually gloveless, but lately have gotten a bit of the heebeejeebees doing it barebacked
6) and finally, new rubber wheel chocks- my cheap plastic ones have been destroyed

Also researched which air compressor that I want to get since I've since learned that my existing one won't air up my fancy new 125psi tires.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:01 PM   #4982
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I wached the transport people pick her up and take her home for repairs..
Been in the shop for 7 weeks and now FR has it till they get the slide issue sorted out.
No camping this summer..
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:05 PM   #4983
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While on the topic of ordering: -
just ordered the Furrion observation/backup camera (bit the bullet, since I found it for $400, instead of $500, instead of making my own hacked solution)
just about to order the TST-507 TPMS with 8 flow-through sensors (4 for truck, 4 for 5th wheel),
and just debating which higher-rated tires to order.

Also about to head over to Lowes on my way home to pick up a new Vise to aid in making the mounting brackets for my Fence-post Sewer-hose storage mod (which is otherwise complete, apart from needing to spray paint it)
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:12 PM   #4984
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At the August FROG rally, the service I requested could not be accomplished at the fair grounds, so FR picked it up today and hauled it back to the factory. Don't know how long they will have it, but I'm confident that the work they will do will be done excellently. The two pressing issues are to replace the roof that has some plywood delamination going on and also to replace a broken black tank valve. Thanks Surveyor and Forest River!
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:20 PM   #4985
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Ohh, I also bought a storage tote that I plan on mounting to my rear bumper to hold my sewer attachments (90- degree elbow, wye, donut). I think I'm going to mount it with big UV-resistant zip ties like I saw on another thread here.
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:35 PM   #4986
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Spent last week at Traverse Bay RV Resort in Williamsburg, Michigan. Ended up making an offer on a lot that was for sale and it was accepted. Looks like we'll have a whole lot of camping days next year.
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Old 09-23-2015, 07:24 PM   #4987
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Spent last week at Traverse Bay RV Resort in Williamsburg, Michigan last week. Ended up making an offer on a lot that was for sale and it was accepted. Looks like we'll have a whole lot of camping days next year.
We have stayed there several times and are going to be there next week. It's a very nice resort.
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Old 09-24-2015, 04:23 AM   #4988
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:01 AM   #4989
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Spent last week at Traverse Bay RV Resort in Williamsburg, Michigan. Ended up making an offer on a lot that was for sale and it was accepted. Looks like we'll have a whole lot of camping days next year.
If that's your pad, it in a very well maintained RV spot, looks more like a private residence then a CG.
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Old 09-24-2015, 06:26 AM   #4990
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Ohh, I also bought a storage tote that I plan on mounting to my rear bumper to hold my sewer attachments (90- degree elbow, wye, donut). I think I'm going to mount it with big UV-resistant zip ties like I saw on another thread here.
I'm thinking of leaving my 45 deg elbow attached to the camper, but could probably get a small storage box for it.
The donut fits in my new (almost finished) fence post holder
What do you need/use a wye for ?
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Old 09-24-2015, 07:24 AM   #4991
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:06 AM   #4992
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I got tired of crawling under my Work & Play to uncap the drain lines when I needed or wanted to drain.
So, for just a few $$ & about an hour or less I took a thick (3/16) piece of aluminum & used for a mount bracket.
Took a trip to Lowes and bought 2 commode/sink supply lines (mine are only 12 in.) & 2 shutoff valves for same & mounted. I did have to cut off one 'ear' on each knob & it works just fine. I used some big,thick washers also.
(yes, one is a little crooked)
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Old 09-24-2015, 09:27 AM   #4993
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I'm thinking of leaving my 45 deg elbow attached to the camper, but could probably get a small storage box for it.

The donut fits in my new (almost finished) fence post holder

What do you need/use a wye for ?

Same here- I leave both of my clear 45 degree elbows permanently attached.

The wye is because I have 2 sewer connections (for the 1/2-bath in the rear and outdoor kitchen sink) on the camper and haven't plumbed them together. I run the sewer hoses to the wye and then the wye to my 90-degree sewer elbow.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:40 AM   #4994
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Same here- I leave both of my clear 45 degree elbows permanently attached.

The wye is because I have 2 sewer connections (for the 1/2-bath in the rear and outdoor kitchen sink) on the camper and haven't plumbed them together. I run the sewer hoses to the wye and then the wye to my 90-degree sewer elbow.
I did that but I found that when you dump one tank the water also goes into the other hose. Does your wye prevent that somehow?
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:45 AM   #4995
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I did that but I found that when you dump one tank the water also goes into the other hose. Does your wye prevent that somehow?

Nope- you're right that it does go into the other hose a bit. It hasn't been an issue for me as I typically dump all tanks at once.

I guess you could add a blade/"end of line" valve that you put onto each side of the wye. That would let you control the flow.
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:51 AM   #4996
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My black tank usually fills up faster than my galley tank so it needs to be dumped more often.

I bought one of those twist on blade valves because my galley tank outlet is under the LR slide and I open the valve on the trailer and use the twist on at the wye to dump the galley tank when it needs it and I could just add another twist on valve at the wye but I'm trying to simplify set up and break down and thought you might have found something else.
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Same here- I leave both of my clear 45 degree elbows permanently attached.

The wye is because I have 2 sewer connections (for the 1/2-bath in the rear and outdoor kitchen sink) on the camper and haven't plumbed them together. I run the sewer hoses to the wye and then the wye to my 90-degree sewer elbow.
So you have two full sewer hose sets and connect them together at the dump end ?

So far I've just been disconnecting from one hookup and moving to another.

Our 5er has 3 connections: -
One for the front bathroom (black and gray tanks/valves on one connection)
One for the kitchen gray tank
One for the rear bathroom (one tank/valve/connection for toilet and basin).
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So you have two full sewer hose sets and connect them together at the dump end ?

So far I've just been disconnecting from one hookup and moving to another.

Our 5er has 3 connections: -
One for the front bathroom (black and gray tanks/valves on one connection)
One for the kitchen gray tank
One for the rear bathroom (one tank/valve/connection for toilet and basin).
I have 2 connections, one at bath, black and gray together and one at kitchen, gray only.

I either have to put the LR slide in or crawl under to hook up and dump the kitchen tank so this was just more convenient.
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How well does it drain with just 1" hose?
I was imagining another 4" pipe with regular dump valve etc
Drains fine....just got around to testing.....now have 3 different ways of drain'n galley tank. The only reason I did what I did was to keep from crawl'n under slide....If a person can get to their valves easy, and use a Y, and have a place to store all of it, then I'd stay with that....just takes more stuff.
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My black tank usually fills up faster than my galley tank so it needs to be dumped more often.

I bought one of those twist on blade valves because my galley tank outlet is under the LR slide and I open the valve on the trailer and use the twist on at the wye to dump the galley tank when it needs it and I could just add another twist on valve at the wye but I'm trying to simplify set up and break down and thought you might have found something else.

If you want to simplify setup and breakdown, could you just leave the blade valves always attached to the wye? Just disconnect the hoses and let it be like that for storage between trips.


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So you have two full sewer hose sets and connect them together at the dump end ?



So far I've just been disconnecting from one hookup and moving to another.



Our 5er has 3 connections: -

One for the front bathroom (black and gray tanks/valves on one connection)

One for the kitchen gray tank

One for the rear bathroom (one tank/valve/connection for toilet and basin).

Yes, I carry four 10' sections of hose (with those bayonet/peg fittings on the ends).

I have 2 sewer connections. Yours is the first that I have heard with 3. I think I would see about plumbing your kitchen outlet into one of the other ones.

We have been setting up for 2 weeks and I'm much too lazy to move the hose. It doesn't help that my rear connector is a pita to get to- deep under one of the slides. It's a hassle to even dump the tank much less to hookup the sewer hoses. I like to do it before we deploy slides.
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