RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-31-2017, 11:17 PM   #11081
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10,907
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iwannacamp View Post
You could get something like this. I would imagine they make plastic ends too.

Your friend has shared a link to a Home Depot product they think you would be interested in seeing.

6 in. Conduit Carrier Kit

Buyers Products Company 6 in. Conduit Carrier Kit-CC600 - The Home Depot
Note that this is just the fittings. You'll need a piece of 6" PVC, too:

6 in. x 10 ft. PVC Sch. 40 DWV Plain End Pipe-30577 - The Home Depot
__________________
1988 Coleman Sequoia - popup (1987-2009) - outlasted 3 Dodge Grand Caravans!
2012 Roo19 - hybrid (2012-2015)

2016 Mini Lite 2503S - tt (2015 - ???)
2011 Traverse LT, 3.6L, FWD
2009 Silverado 1500 Ext Cab, 5.3L, 4x4, 3.73
2016 Silverado 2500HD Dbl Cab, 6.0L 4x4, 4.10
rockfordroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 02:49 AM   #11082
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Converted my Weber Q to use the low pressure system and quick connect on the RV using a kit from Torjik called the Converta-Q.

I was surprised at how easy it was and having the kit made it super simple.

Attachment 146512

Attachment 146513

Attachment 146514

Used the grill for the first time off of the camper's low pressure LP system and couldn't be more pleased. Same (or slightly more) flame and still adjustable.

Now, sadly- I might need to find someone to give 10 of those stupid 1 lb bottles to!

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0542.jpg
Views:	314
Size:	566.7 KB
ID:	146716

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0546.jpg
Views:	322
Size:	483.4 KB
ID:	146717

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0543.jpg
Views:	314
Size:	436.5 KB
ID:	146718
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 11:48 AM   #11083
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 560
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Used the grill for the first time off of the camper's low pressure LP system and couldn't be more pleased. Same (or slightly more) flame and still adjustable.

Now, sadly- I might need to find someone to give 10 of those stupid 1 lb bottles to!

Attachment 146716

Attachment 146717

Attachment 146718


It is always nice when a plan comes together at works out great.
pbandrb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 05:52 PM   #11084
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Eastampton, NJ
Posts: 453
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbandrb View Post
It is always nice when a plan comes together at works out great.


Love it. I did that to a cclass C I had years ago work great. Did you already have a connection point on that side of your camper or did you have to plumb one in?
__________________
2017 Sanibel 3601
2015 F350 - 6.7 Diesel
Retired SMsgt USAF 21 years
6 years weekend camping Class C
2017 camping 20 days and counting
Brand2328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2017, 08:03 PM   #11085
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,944
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brand2328 View Post
Love it. I did that to a cclass C I had years ago work great. Did you already have a connection point on that side of your camper or did you have to plumb one in?

Had it already but had a repair shop extend it about a year ago.
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 07:04 AM   #11086
Senior Member
 
Pinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 257
https://www.makariosrv.com/coleman-d...tat-8330-3362/

Looking to change out the analog thermostat over to a digital.
Seems easy enough.
__________________
2013 Flagstaff 27RLWS - Chloe'
2019 Ford F-250
NC
Pinn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 07:32 AM   #11087
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 13,010
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinn View Post
https://www.makariosrv.com/coleman-d...tat-8330-3362/

Looking to change out the analog thermostat over to a digital.
Seems easy enough.
Easy Peasy.
This was one of my first mods.
Wire to wire replacement for the factory one.
Made a HUGE difference in the temperature swing.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=98
5picker is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 07:43 AM   #11088
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 1,603
I want to do this one too. My thermostat wires are nearly taught, so that'll add a bit of difficulty.
aeblank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 08:06 AM   #11089
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: eastern NC
Posts: 1,595
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pinn View Post
https://www.makariosrv.com/coleman-d...tat-8330-3362/

Looking to change out the analog thermostat over to a digital.
Seems easy enough.
bought and installed the very same unit from Amazon and like 5picker said, it was a wire to wire replacement, .... couldn't have been easier, .... love it

https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-83303...stat+8330-3362
__________________


fella10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 07:37 PM   #11090
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 127
Installed a Progressive Industries HW30C EMS. Took out the 4 drawers in the bathroom "closet" to get to the AC input. Kind of a hassle to get to. Now I have to decide where to place the LCD monitor.

dlwilliams48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:22 PM   #11091
Senior Member
 
FirstTracks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Posts: 307
Right now, I'm having my stupidity fixed.

__________________
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23')
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8

Days camped in 2017: 53 (so far!)
FirstTracks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:27 PM   #11092
Senior Member
 
Evereddie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Pfafftown NC
Posts: 2,353
Quote:
Originally Posted by FirstTracks View Post
Right now, I'm having my stupidity fixed.

Story?
__________________
There are 10 types of people in the world.
Those that know binary, and those that don't.

2013:31 / 2014:51 / 2015:58 / 2016:37 / 2017:46
2018:16
Total 239
Evereddie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:40 PM   #11093
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
18CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,343
I'll guess. You snagged the driver's side rear corner and damaged the lower part of the siding and mangled the back bumper. Am I close?
__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
18CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:44 PM   #11094
Senior Member
 
FirstTracks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evereddie View Post
Story?
Stupid rookie mistake. At my house I stored the trailer in a spot with about a foot of clearance from the house on one side, and a foot of clearance from an aspen tree on the other side. Pulling out to leave for a trip in May, only about a month after acquiring the trailer, I swung the back end slightly too wide and caught the left rear corner on the aspen tree:



I jumped around like a pogo stick continuously shouting the same expletive (it begins with an "F") over and over. I think that I taught my neighbors a new vocabulary -- I live in Utah, after all.

According to the insurance adjuster it's precisely $4,733-worth of damage. It actually took this long for the parts to come in.

And while the aspen tree may have won the battle, I won the war -- I'm just waiting for that wood to dry a little more before bringing it along for campfire fuel.
__________________
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23')
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8

Days camped in 2017: 53 (so far!)
FirstTracks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:45 PM   #11095
Senior Member
 
FirstTracks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05CrewDually View Post
I'll guess. You snagged the driver's side rear corner and damaged the lower part of the siding and mangled the back bumper. Am I close?
Spot on! Except the bumper wasn't precisely "mangled," it just had one corner slightly caved in. I was easily able to straighten it with a mallet, but the shop convinced the insurer to replace it completely.

Otherwise, you absolutely nailed it.
__________________
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23')
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8

Days camped in 2017: 53 (so far!)
FirstTracks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:52 PM   #11096
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
18CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,343
Quote:
Originally Posted by FirstTracks View Post
Spot on! Except the bumper wasn't precisely "mangled," it just had one corner slightly caved in. I was easily able to straighten it with a mallet, but the shop convinced the insurer to replace it completely.

Otherwise, you absolutely nailed it.
If you are friendly with the shop, see if they can replace it with 3/16 wall square tubing. If they do, it won't budge next time. You may lose the inside for storing your sewer hose but really who uses it anyways when you can do the vinyl fence post mod.
__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
18CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:55 PM   #11097
Senior Member
 
FirstTracks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05CrewDually View Post
If you are friendly with the shop, see if they can replace it with 3/16 wall square tubing. If they do, it won't budge next time. You may lose the inside for storing your sewer hose but really who uses it anyways when you can do the vinyl fence post mod.
I'm way too friendly with the shop, he's about to create a frequent customer program just for me. Wish I'd heard from you before now, for the bumper arrives tomorrow. Repairs are scheduled to wrap up by Friday.

The bumper, though, didn't bear the brunt of the damage. Frankly, I wouldn't have bothered to replace it but the shop got it included. I'm going to go see the guy tomorrow and have him weld on some extra reinforcements, too, so I won't need to worry about hanging a bike rack back there.

I'm also having him fabricate sort of skid plates around the dump valves and stairs, using 1/2" steel bar. I boondock almost exclusively and often pull on some rough Forest Service and desert roads, so it'll add a little peace of mind.
__________________
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23')
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8

Days camped in 2017: 53 (so far!)
FirstTracks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:59 PM   #11098
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
18CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,343
Quote:
Originally Posted by FirstTracks View Post
I'm way too friendly with the shop, he's about to create a frequent customer program just for me. Wish I'd heard from you before now, for the bumper arrives tomorrow. Repairs are scheduled to wrap up by Friday.

The bumper, though, didn't bear the brunt of the damage. Frankly, I wouldn't have bothered to replace it but the shop got it included. I'm going to go see the guy tomorrow and have him weld on some extra reinforcements, too, so I don't need to worry about hanging a bike rack back there.
That was my point of saying that. I actually had that in my post above but erased it because I didn't want to start the whole bike rack rear bumper discussion.
You'll be back on the road in no time. Safe travels and watch for those inanimate objects jumping out at you!
__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
18CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 11:26 PM   #11099
Senior Member
 
FirstTracks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Cottonwood Heights, UT
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05CrewDually View Post
That was my point of saying that. I actually had that in my post above but erased it because I didn't want to start the whole bike rack rear bumper discussion.
Ha! The only thing that would've made that more inflammatory would have been to include dogs in campgrounds in your post, too.

As an aside, as I was towing out of Whitney Reservoir this past Sunday, I was doing the mandatory 10-15 mph on a rough road and was following a guy pulling a Wildwood with a custom metal cargo box mounted on the rear of the trailer. It turned out to be holding his generator, and holy crap! That thing was jumping around like a kid in a bouncy castle. His sewer hose was also dangling out of the end of his rear bumper, so when he pulled over to let me pass I stopped to tell him what I was seeing. He assured me that it was reinforced, but I swear to God that thing was bouncing up and down two feet on each bump. Never in a million years would I do that, reinforced or not.
__________________
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
2016 Evo by Forest River T2050 (23')
2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8

Days camped in 2017: 53 (so far!)
FirstTracks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 11:38 PM   #11100
2007 WildCat 32QBBS
 
18CrewDually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ
Posts: 2,343
Speaking of sewer protection, our last trip I ran over a semi tire retread peel on the highway. Well 8 or 10 hours later when we arrived I noticed the nice new see-through 45 Rhino connector was MIA. Then I noticed a black streak on the wheel well. You know, I walked around half a day thinking somebody side swiped me. Then I remembered, that dang tire peel! It hit the adapter just right to spin it off without breaking a thing.
So I never considered it before but maybe I should consider a deflector shield.
__________________
*Current: 2005 Ford F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.0 diesel 4x4*
*Retired: 1987 F350 Crew Cab Dually 6.9 turbo diesel
2007 Forest River WildCat 32QBBS
18CrewDually is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camper

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:19 PM.