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Old 07-26-2017, 06:30 AM   #11041
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I looked at that but couldn't find the end covers/or something to close it off permanent on one end and securable on the other end at our local HD
Here they are. I used springs set at about a 45 degree angle for the removable end.

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Old 07-26-2017, 07:39 AM   #11042
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Installed a couple lights over the outside kitchen/bar...

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Nice, sort of gets you in the mood to set back and have a cold one. I like the way you people from Wisconsin think.
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Old 07-26-2017, 07:43 AM   #11043
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Installed a couple lights over the outside kitchen/bar...

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Awesome!!
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Old 07-26-2017, 08:05 AM   #11044
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I looked at that but couldn't find the end covers/or something to close it off permanent on one end and securable on the other end at our local HD
They will ship to you.

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Old 07-26-2017, 09:50 AM   #11045
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I just used some eye hooks, u-bolts and bungee cords:
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Old 07-26-2017, 09:53 AM   #11046
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I just used some eye hooks, u-bolts and bungee cords:
nice job.
what is the tray that the hose is laying in?
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:01 AM   #11047
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nice job.
what is the tray that the hose is laying in?
Rain gutter. I got the fence post at HD, but had to go to Lowes for the gutter. All the ones at HD were not symetrical; they were vertical on one side and slanted/bent on the other, like this:

Amerimax Home Products 10 ft. White Traditional Vinyl Gutter-M0573 - The Home Depot

Lowes had them symetrical, like in the pic, but I can't seem to find the gutter on-line, although I can find the connectors on line. They call it "half round."

Here's the end you see in my pic:

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Amerimax-Co...Cap/1000246357
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Old 07-26-2017, 10:04 AM   #11048
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I put an end at each end, and one inside to make a separate compartment for the fitting:
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:50 AM   #11049
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I just used some eye hooks, u-bolts and bungee cords:


Those are nice, but I am currently working on a hose holder with a round 4" PVC pipe with twist off ends, I will post it as soon as I am done making them. I can get my Rhino 15 ft hose and 10 foot extension in an 8' Pipe, had to cut off 2 feet as HD only sells it in 10 foot lengths
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Old 07-26-2017, 12:15 PM   #11050
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Unfortunately, you can't get the 5" post covers and symmetrical eaves trough in Canada - at least not around here. You'd have to pick them up across the border and bring them back. Too much hassle for me, so I use a Rubbermaid container with a lock-on lid for the sewer hose and the black tank flush garden hose. Works just fine and I have room in the bed of my truck to carry it.
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:09 PM   #11051
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Those are nice, but I am currently working on a hose holder with a round 4" PVC pipe with twist off ends, I will post it as soon as I am done making them. I can get my Rhino 15 ft hose and 10 foot extension in an 8' Pipe, had to cut off 2 feet as HD only sells it in 10 foot lengths
that's basically what I did. less 3.5 feet of pipe. I got the sewer pipe and fittings at a speciality shop for cheaper than HD.
saves me packing it in a tote container and stowing it in the toy hauler or from blowing out of my truck box when hauling. (5th wheel)
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:00 PM   #11052
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You can also use a square post sleeve. I've seen them in 4x4 and 5x5. Here is a 5x5: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Veranda-5...0700/202084745
This is what I used. 5x5 vinyl fence post, bought 2 fence post caps. One I screwed on and the other I ran a small budgie across it. I use a vinyl gutter to make the tray inside. The tray doubles as a support for my pipe when hooked up to a septic system. Works awesome. All purchased from local Menards store. I will post some pictures when I get the camper back from the dealer.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:03 PM   #11053
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Nevermind mine looks just like those pictures posted earlier.
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Old 07-27-2017, 06:42 PM   #11054
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I extended my bed frame from a short queen to full size queen.
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:16 PM   #11055
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I installed a battery disconnect. I put it right on top of the battery box. The only thing I don't love is that the key has to be in it to keep power on. Had I thought about it more, I might have tried to mount elsewhere or used a different switch. I don't like the idea of some knucklehead being able to walk by, turn off battery power, and take the key. Otherwise, it was a pretty simple install.

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Maybe keep a spare key in the TV or inside the camper?
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Maybe keep a spare key in the TV or inside the camper?
That is for sure the plan. I hope to find a piece of cable, similar to what is used on the emergency brake pull, to attach it to the propane tank. Then I can tuck it under the cover when not in use.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:37 AM   #11058
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Continued reading up on lithium batteries to replace my current 12v.

Coming up in September, I need to leave the camper sit for a week and would like to keep the fridge running.

Then in October, we have 2 weeks planned for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

My single 12v lead acid battery just won't cut it!
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Continued reading up on lithium batteries to replace my current 12v.

Coming up in September, I need to leave the camper sit for a week and would like to keep the fridge running.

Then in October, we have 2 weeks planned for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

My single 12v lead acid battery just won't cut it!


Do you have solar panels already? I was thinking of getting 2 then replacing our basic 12v with 2 6v so we can go to the beach and run stuff off the inverter? I am curious to know how long you can get off 260w solar panels with 2 6 v batteries, we don't run much just fans, fridge and water pump?
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That is for sure the plan. I hope to find a piece of cable, similar to what is used on the emergency brake pull, to attach it to the propane tank. Then I can tuck it under the cover when not in use.


Go to the crafts section of Walmart or other box store. Get the metal line used to hand pictures. They also sell little crush sleeves so you can cut it to length and tether it to a tank semi permanently. I would put a ring from a key ring on it so you could remove the key without having to tear it apart.
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