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Old 02-26-2018, 03:44 PM   #12441
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Inspected more of the underside of the trailer and found the breather hose for the fw tank was crimped (from Mfg) measured the size of the duct work in preps for replacing. Pulled some duct work down to expose the crazy big hole for the shower and made plan to cover it. The pics show the breather line, shower cutout and tank heating pad if you were wondering how big the pads were about 12X15", found in-addition to the pads there is a heating wrap around each holding tank dump outlet.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:21 AM   #12442
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Inspected more of the underside of the trailer... Pulled some duct work down to expose the crazy big hole for the shower and made plan to cover it....
SeaDog, would that hole help keep the shower drain from freezing if you are camping in sub-freezing temps and/or warm the shower floor?
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:59 PM   #12443
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SeaDog, would that hole help keep the shower drain from freezing if you are camping in sub-freezing temps and/or warm the shower floor?
the underbelly of my rig is not heated except where the mice chewed thru the ductwork. By closing up the hole I will lessen the chance of the piping freezing. I have to stop looking around I'm finding more and more things that need attention.
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Old 02-27-2018, 07:41 PM   #12444
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Removed my LowPro LockDowns from the bumper, the bike rack from the hitch, and took down the LevelMatePRO. I also wired a RV dealer money for a new camper. Itís starting to look real!

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Next Iíll remove all of the battery wiring and equipment except for a single battery so that when I get the new rig, itíll be a simple switcherroo.
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:38 PM   #12445
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Removed my LowPro LockDowns from the bumper, the bike rack from the hitch, and took down the LevelMatePRO. I also wired a RV dealer money for a new camper. Itís starting to look real!

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Next Iíll remove all of the battery wiring and equipment except for a single battery so that when I get the new rig, itíll be a simple switcherroo.

I'm sitting on the edge of my chair.......what did you put a deposit on?
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:32 PM   #12446
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:22 PM   #12447
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Don't chya keep us hang'n EDad!

Sorry! Itís a Prime Time Spartan 1245 toy hauler.

It has 5,100 lbs of cargo carrying capacity. And thatís after 2 air conditioners and a built-in generator. Triple axle with shocks (Lippert, but hey- some shocks are better than none!).

We will immediately swap out the living room loveseat for a table and chairs.

The garage will be done up as the kidís bedroom. Weíll make a pair of beds out of the upper happijack bed lift by extending them north/south with the camper. Weíll ditch the fold-down bench/bed that comes with it. In its place, we will get a sleeper sofa for the kids to hangout and have a bed for when Grandma and Grandpa come. Weíve picked out a plush carpet for the floor.

Iím still not certain how Iím adding an office to the master bedroom. Lately Iíve been working from the bed but overall, I miss my mouse and second screen!

The fridge is twice the size than we have now and it has a huge pantry which will be nice.

Plus, it has something like a 50Ē TV. Seems overkill but hey!
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:43 PM   #12448
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Sorry! Itís a Prime Time Spartan 1245 toy hauler.

It has 5,100 lbs of cargo carrying capacity. And thatís after 2 air conditioners and a built-in generator. Triple axle with shocks (Lippert, but hey- some shocks are better than none!).

We will immediately swap out the living room loveseat for a table and chairs.

The garage will be done up as the kidís bedroom. Weíll make a pair of beds out of the upper happijack bed lift by extending them north/south with the camper. Weíll ditch the fold-down bench/bed that comes with it. In its place, we will get a sleeper sofa for the kids to hangout and have a bed for when Grandma and Grandpa come. Weíve picked out a plush carpet for the floor.

Iím still not certain how Iím adding an office to the master bedroom. Lately Iíve been working from the bed but overall, I miss my mouse and second screen!

The fridge is twice the size than we have now and it has a huge pantry which will be nice.

Plus, it has something like a 50Ē TV. Seems overkill but hey!


What kind of toy you will be hauling in that super size hauler?
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Old 02-27-2018, 10:59 PM   #12449
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What kind of toy you will be hauling in that super size hauler?

Bicycles, LEGOs, Wii, books, R/C cars... just family stuff.

With water, we run about 4,200-4,500 lbs. I need the cargo carrying capacity.

And the mega-size is only 1.5í longer than I pull now (42í bunkhouse). The garage will give us a good kidís room and the remainder of the size gives us a good livable space.
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:33 PM   #12450
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Bicycles, LEGOs, Wii, books, R/C cars... just family stuff.

With water, we run about 4,200-4,500 lbs. I need the cargo carrying capacity.

And the mega-size is only 1.5í longer than I pull now (42í bunkhouse). The garage will give us a good kidís room and the remainder of the size gives us a good livable space.


You mean itís not for that golf cart you wanted 4 years ago?
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Old 02-27-2018, 11:53 PM   #12451
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You mean itís not for that golf cart you wanted 4 years ago?

Great memory! But, no. No golf cart for us.
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:38 PM   #12452
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Removed my LowPro LockDowns from the bumper, the bike rack from the hitch, and took down the LevelMatePRO. I also wired a RV dealer money for a new camper. Itís starting to look real!

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Next Iíll remove all of the battery wiring and equipment except for a single battery so that when I get the new rig, itíll be a simple switcherroo.
Is that the receiver you had mounted on your kingpin? I need to find a way to get that from you and let it live on attached to our 5er
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Old 02-28-2018, 01:50 PM   #12453
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Is that the receiver you had mounted on your kingpin? I need to find a way to get that from you and let it live on attached to our 5er


It fits the TrailAir king pin and yep- will be selling it. Shoot me a PM.
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Old 03-01-2018, 12:15 AM   #12454
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the underbelly of my rig is not heated except where the mice chewed thru the ductwork. By closing up the hole I will lessen the chance of the piping freezing. I have to stop looking around I'm finding more and more things that need attention.
I understand, thanks.

And I know what you are talking about - sometimes ignorance is bliss...
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I agree with the disk brakes. Our appointment to have independent suspension and disk brakes is on March 12th. I can't wait!
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Removed 3 of my 4 batteries and all of the accoutrements (battery monitor, circuit breaker, battery disconnect, and wiring between them) from my upgrade/inverter install. Also added wood framing to hold the battery in place since I took out the battery box.

On camper switch day, Iíll remove the last battery and will drop in whatever comes with the new rig (Spartan 1245). Friday is supposed to be the big day!

Next up, I head up onto the roof to pull the external antennas for the cellular and WiFi boosters.

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Old 03-03-2018, 03:22 PM   #12459
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Old 03-03-2018, 05:58 PM   #12460
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Today I installed the Husky Brute HB4500 electric tongue jack on our 21SS, hooray for not having to manually crank up and down and up and down when hitching.

Wife and I have just been working on getting it ready for Spring and our first outing since buying it a few weeks ago.
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