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Old 08-05-2018, 01:27 PM   #14101
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Changed out the cheap stinky Aqua Magic V to the Dometic 310. What a difference.
I refer to my Dometic 310 as a "Sunday morning sports section" toilet.
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:44 PM   #14102
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Installed the quick release gas hose, no more carrying extra propane tanks.

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Installed the hi low hitch and bracket system on the back bumper for the kids bikes. Awesome system.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:03 PM   #14103
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Completed the install of an Access Point/router outside and a wireless router inside. Coach network is secure and I should be able to pull in a wireless signal for internet access from a good distance.

Apple TV on the main salon TV, Roku on the Bedroom TV, one on the Bunk TV and the outside TV. Now all the devices including the DW and daughters iPhones just connect to the coach's network, and only one connection I have to set up when we get to the campground.

Same hardware as the Wifi Ranger uses (Mikrotik).
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:26 PM   #14104
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Installed the quick release gas hose, no more carrying extra propane tanks.

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Installed the hi low hitch and bracket system on the back bumper for the kids bikes. Awesome system.


The extra propane line is on my list. Did your coach have the line already installed on the coach and you just added your own extension or did you pplumbed the entire thing ? I have to plumb a line to the entry side of the house for the barbecue grill. Did you get the supplies from amazon?
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Old 08-05-2018, 10:39 PM   #14105
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Today I got the 12V outlets installed and wired into my and her nightstands in the bedroom.


Now we can boondock with my CPAP... at least for 1 night
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:16 AM   #14106
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The extra propane line is on my list. I have to plumb a line to the entry side of the house for the barbecue grill. Did you get the supplies from amazon?
I did that on mine. I sourced all of the parts on Amazon and put a splitter on one of my propane tanks so that the hose to the grille doesn't go through the regulator.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:36 PM   #14107
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:31 PM   #14108
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Mch5jdm, please tell me how you are holding up those shelves. Thanks Jay
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:34 PM   #14109
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Mch5jdm, please tell me how you are holding up those shelves. Thanks Jay


I used a few angle brackets I grabbed from HD. Two on each side and one in the back. On the side that faces the bed I used a few small machined screws and used a some nail polish the DW had to blend them in. Iíll grab a better photo tomorrow.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:40 PM   #14110
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The extra propane line is on my list. Did your coach have the line already installed on the coach and you just added your own extension or did you pplumbed the entire thing ? I have to plumb a line to the entry side of the house for the barbecue grill. Did you get the supplies from amazon?


Like was already there as it came with a BBQ on the back bumper.

Been camping this whole week. So much better.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:24 AM   #14111
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Iím using the antifreeze inlet in winterize mode to suck in the water via the water pump. This is being pumped out the outside shower through my filter and then into the fresh water fill.
I love this idea. How far will the pump lift the water? My thought is to extend the hose enough to reach into the bottom of a 6 gallon jug so I can set it on the ground. Anyone try this?
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:27 AM   #14112
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I love this idea. How far will the pump lift the water? My thought is to extend the hose enough to reach into the bottom of a 6 gallon jug so I can set it on the ground. Anyone try this?
I don't know. I only did it that one trip (though I did about 4 jugs worth). The hose I use for antifreeze is only about 2 feet long, and I have my portable tables, so it was easy to just set it up on the table and let the hose reach the bottom of the jug.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:56 AM   #14113
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I don't know. I only did it that one trip (though I did about 4 jugs worth). The hose I use for antifreeze is only about 2 feet long, and I have my portable tables, so it was easy to just set it up on the table and let the hose reach the bottom of the jug.

That's a pretty nice idea. I bet I could avoid using the outside shower by installing a T-line with a shutoff valve from the cold water line to the tank fill line. Then when you want to add to the fresh water tank, you just open the valve on the new line from the cold water line to the fresh water tank and whatever gets sucked up by the antifreeze suction tube would go right into the fresh water tank.


On my camper, the shower is near the back of the camper and the pump, built in filter, and fresh fill are in the front pass through storage of the camper.


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Old 08-08-2018, 10:52 AM   #14114
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I love this idea. How far will the pump lift the water? My thought is to extend the hose enough to reach into the bottom of a 6 gallon jug so I can set it on the ground. Anyone try this?
I've always had to have my containers on a table for this to work.

But, I've also filled using Kaadk's method from a bladder in my truck bed (to ground to inlet). I just had to fill the hose with water first.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:31 PM   #14115
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Monday: Adjusted a wonky cabinet hinge above the dinette
Installed wire hangers on the underneath of the dinette cabinets so I can run (and control) audio cable to our sound system. The TV sounds so much better coming thru the stereo speakers above the sofa rather than from the TV.
Removed the TV, Dish Reciever and BluRay player.

Tuesday: Took the TT to a local repair shop for some damage I did to the waste water dump pipes on our last trip. Oops. In my defense the pipe stuck out from under the TT about 6" and I thought I was clear of the concrete post protecting the gas pump. Luckily I'd emptied that morning so not too much of a spill but it cut our trip by one day as we decided to come home rather than spend 2 nights without water or use of the toilets.

Went to this guy because he's good, close and I couldn't get into the dealer's until mid September. They are slammed. Apparently I'm not the only one with issues.

Wednesday: Waiting to hear from the repair shop with an estimate and time frame. Wishing I was someplace camping.
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:35 PM   #14116
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Since the underbelly on my trailer is off. And because I have gotten paranoid by the reports of folks's waste tanks falling off their trailers. I finally McGivered a solution that makes me happy. A while ago, I found several hundred feet of bull-tape. This is the stuff they use to pull large wire thru long stretches of conduit. They blow it thru and then use it to pull the wire. The stuff I got has a tensile strength rating of 2500lbs. It's made of woven polyester. So I added a couple of bands on each of my waste tanks. Used a wire fish tape to pull it across the top of the tanks. Hopefully this will provide ample insurance to keep the tanks in place.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:47 AM   #14117
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I installed a 'BAL Hide A Spare' <(link)

After I had reworked my (at home) rv parking spot I wanted even more to get the spare off the rear bumper.

Now that I have it installed under the 5th wheel, a couple of feet behind the rear axle, it looks much cleaner back there and the right taillight is not restricted from view anymore.

Also when I am in my parking spot I have room to walk around behind the 5th wheel between it and the block retaining wall.

Easy install...start to finish it took about 2 hours...including my planning time

Highly recommend this alternative for storing a spare tire.

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I installed a 'BAL Hide A Spare' <(link)

After I had reworked my (at home) rv parking spot I wanted even more to get the spare off the rear bumper.

Now that I have it installed under the 5th wheel, a couple of feet behind the rear axle, it looks much cleaner back there and the right taillight is not restricted from view anymore.

Also when I am in my parking spot I have room to walk around behind the 5th wheel between it and the block retaining wall.

Easy install...start to finish it took about 2 hours...including my planning time

Highly recommend this alternative for storing a spare tire.

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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ite-91088.html
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Old 08-10-2018, 04:55 AM   #14120
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I treated the TT to some essence of peppermint oil to drive out and keep out the unwanted passengers. I used to cups with two cottons balls each with a few drops of the oil on the cotton balls. The TT smells nice and minty fresh now. I still need to get some into the underbelly, probably this weekend.
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