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Old 09-24-2015, 11:27 AM   #5001
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Ependydad, that's why it is so much easier to just hard plumb them together and hook up one hose all the time. Less time and effort all around. If you add all the time you've spent connecting hoses, etc, you could have hard plumbed it 2 or 3 times.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:50 AM   #5002
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Ependydad, that's why it is so much easier to just hard plumb them together and hook up one hose all the time. Less time and effort all around. If you add all the time you've spent connecting hoses, etc, you could have hard plumbed it 2 or 3 times.

True. I'm just nervous about the distance and slope getting the rear to the front (over the axles). If it was just gray water, I'd probably be less concerned- but it's a black tank back there.

Plus, I'm not handy.
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:56 AM   #5003
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:00 PM   #5004
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True. I'm just nervous about the distance and slope getting the rear to the front (over the axles). If it was just gray water, I'd probably be less concerned- but it's a black tank back there.

Plus, I'm not handy.
If the rear is a black tank, I would NOT do it either.
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Old 09-24-2015, 12:04 PM   #5005
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If the rear is a black tank, I would NOT do it either.

Yep. There's a black tank back there for the 1/2-bath.

There's also a gray tank back there, but it's only hooked up to my outdoor kitchen sink. I could likely go for many many months before it gets filled.
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Picked up the smoked, tempered door glass from our local glass company. It had to be ordered because of it being tempered, took about a week. Installed it today. Now we can see what is going on outside our door and it's a perfect match to the rest of the glass on our unit.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:03 PM   #5007
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The Doctors say my knees are shot and I don't want to give up camping so we bought a Park Model home. That means selling the 2015 IKSS that we've only had a year, but I can no longer set it up without a lot of pain. Anyone looking for this particular camper can get a great deal on this one and I'm throwing in all my camping gear with it. I enjoyed spending a lot of time doing the mods I found on this forum and I'll sure miss it. You are a bunch of great people for all the help you've given me and I still can't get over how resourceful and helpful the people on this forum are. Thanks to every one of you for great advice, tips and your friendship.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:04 PM   #5008
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Sorry to hear this.
Taking your poles with you?

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Old 09-24-2015, 02:06 PM   #5009
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Nope I figure the buyer would love to have them as much as I did. I still can't believe you and OC haven't patented those things yet.
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Nope I figure the buyer would love to have them as much as I did. I still can't believe you and OC haven't patented those things yet.
You pay the patent fees and the time involved and we'll cut you in !

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Old 09-24-2015, 02:07 PM   #5011
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The Doctors say my knees are shot and I don't want to give up camping so we bought a Park Model home. That means selling the 2015 IKSS that we've only had a year, but I can no longer set it up without a lot of pain. Anyone looking for this particular camper can get a great deal on this one and I'm throwing in all my camping gear with it. I enjoyed spending a lot of time doing the mods I found on this forum and I'll sure miss it. You are a bunch of great people for all the help you've given me and I still can't get over how resourceful and helpful the people on this forum are. Thanks to every one of you for great advice, tips and your friendship.
You should consider putting an ad in the classified forum with photos. It will get more exposure and you can add photos.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:10 PM   #5012
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Ha!! You're right, your probably doing better selling them here. You guys are some smart cookies for sure. They sure work and I swear by them!!
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:13 PM   #5013
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You should consider putting an ad in the classified forum with photos. It will get more exposure and you can add photos.
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I already put my ad in the classified section. Haven't gotten any bites yet, but once somebody notices that I have most of the mods done that they will want, I think I'll find somebody that would rather buy it than doing them all themselves. I can't believe how much I done to it in only a year. This forum is addicting!!
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:17 PM   #5014
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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.
I think I'm going to look into hooking the front two together.
The Front one is black+gray (two valves, one outlet), and easy to get to.
The middle one (under the dinnette/sofa slide, so hard to get to, but fairly close to the front one) is kitchen gray water, so I'd like to couple that one with the front one.
The rear one is black tank for the 1/2 bath, and fairly easy to get to too, so I think I'd just leave that one alone.
That would mean that I'd just have three dump valves for the front hookup, and only need to switch to the other hookup for dumping the rear 1/2 bath (which gets less usage anyway, so doesn't need to be dumped as often)
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:19 PM   #5015
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Nope I figure the buyer would love to have them as much as I did. I still can't believe you and OC haven't patented those things yet.
From my experience getting the 5 patents I have, there is too much "prior art" to get a patent on the brackets & poles. Manual awnings had the feature and that alone would be reason to reject a patent.
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From my experience getting the 5 patents I have, there is too much "prior art" to get a patent on the brackets & poles. Manual awnings had the feature and that alone would be reason to reject a patent.

Those electric awning are pretty worthless without them. I've had mine out in 35 - 40 MPH winds and pouring rain with no problems. They have certainly paid for themselves. I use the Claw tie downs and they don't come loose.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:33 PM   #5017
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Those electric awning are pretty worthless without them. I've had mine out in 35 - 40 MPH winds and pouring rain with no problems. They have certainly paid for themselves. I use the Claw tie downs and they don't come loose.
I have to agree with you, don't understand folks not using them to get full use of an expensive option.

Sorry to hear about your health problems, but enjoy the permanent site camping. We are discussing just selling ours and finding a park model in FL for the winters.
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Definitely interested in the poles and brackets, but need more info on how they attach and store.
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I have to agree with you, don't understand folks not using them to get full use of an expensive option.

Sorry to hear about your health problems, but enjoy the permanent site camping. We are discussing just selling ours and finding a park model in FL for the winters.
You already have half of the Florida thing!
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