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Old 08-20-2018, 11:15 PM   #14201
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Got the parts in from Amazon and converted the Wastemaster drain system to a Rhinoflex setup. Drains faster and takes up a lot less storage space. Also installed the MicroAir Easy Start that was removed from the old trailer.

Still have a lot of stuff left to do. At least it keeps me busy.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:16 PM   #14202
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When bringing up the larger image it looks like you welded a standard door hinge to the bottom of the bottom step. Welded a tube to the hinge with a nut welded to the end of the tube. Then a threaded rod with a flat plate welded to the end of the rod. If I am right then no more details needed. The larger image helps.

Almost correct...


The steel tube is welded to one side of the door hinge... at the other end of the tube I welded a 3/4"-10 nut. The "foot" is welded to a piece of galvanized 3/4"-10 all-thread. The other side of the hinge is then bolted to the step with 1/4-20 bolts.


I cut my pipe pieces at 8"... but you may need a different length for your rig. The way I determined mine was I put the nose jack all the way down, then measured the height of the bottom step above the ground, and figuring in the distance of the foot and weld, determined that the pipe needed to be 8" long for me to be able to put the step jacks down in that condition. I cut my all-thread pieces at 9" each.


Like I said, your camper may need different sizes to give you the best range of usefulness in different leveling situations.


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Old 08-21-2018, 06:59 AM   #14203
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Actually, I did this yesterday.....
Took the Sunseeker for it's first oil change. Yes, that's right, it's FIRST. I haven't put many miles on the unit. When I saw how much some other people have paid for their oil changes and who did them, I figured there had to be an alternative. So, I found a guy I had some dealings with in my former profession and made an appointment. I bought the oil - Mobil 1 Full Synthetic - and let him get the Motorcraft filter. He did everything required for the first change. With the cost of oil and his filter/labor.... Less than $85. I know who I'm going to from here out - and he's a truck repair garage to boot who knows Fords inside and out!

And as stated in post #14185, here's some pics of the mod for the residential faucet...




5 minutes total to cut and install the Shark-Bite fittings. I did attach the faucet compression fittings on the Shark-Bite BEFORE I slipped the fittings on the PEX.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:42 AM   #14204
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Since I generously left my portable Progressive Industries 30 amp electrical management system hanging from a power pedestal in North Carolina, I figured I'd better replace it with one I'm not likely to leave behind. Today I installed a hardwired 30 amp EMS with remote readout. The hardest part was removing the drawers so I could gain access to the power cord from inside the camper.


Ouch, I tend to only find water items like Ys & pressure regulators left behind.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:56 AM   #14205
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Ouch, I tend to only find water items like Ys & pressure regulators left behind.

I left a nice adjustable water pressure regulator attached to the post last year...Give it back! LOL



On the other side of things one time I got home from a trip and realized I had taken the campground back flow preventer that they had on the water spigot.



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Old 08-21-2018, 11:06 AM   #14206
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Ouch, I tend to only find water items like Ys & pressure regulators left behind.
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I left a nice adjustable water pressure regulator attached to the post last year...Give it back! LOL



On the other side of things one time I got home from a trip and realized I had taken the campground back flow preventer that they had on the water spigot.




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Hah! I had forgotten about my adjustable regulator I had left behind! While not hundreds of dollars, those things aren't cheap, either!
As a result, I haven't used a pressure regulator in years and haven't missed it. I do have a non-adjustable metal one in the pass through "just in case".
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:05 PM   #14207
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Hah! I had forgotten about my adjustable regulator I had left behind! While not hundreds of dollars, those things aren't cheap, either!
As a result, I haven't used a pressure regulator in years and haven't missed it. I do have a non-adjustable metal one in the pass through "just in case".


Yep, kids decided to help dad tear down at one camp, result, good brass Y and adjustable regulator left on the pole. Being the second one that needed to be replaced, I gave up on the adjustables and just have a basic restrictor I use now. The family will just have to deal with the lousy pressure at the places where I needed the adjustable before.
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Old 08-21-2018, 02:12 PM   #14208
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Ordered in the locking Lynx Levelers Wheel Chocks, a 20 amp input connector with flange & cover, and a 30 pack of stainless steel clip/hangers for Awning lights. Giving some to my daughter. Prepping for next weekend's camping. Cut a few more 4x4 blocks for stabilizer support. Looking for a good sealing plastic box for sewer hose fittings.
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Old 08-21-2018, 03:20 PM   #14209
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Actually, I did this yesterday.....

Took the Sunseeker for it's first oil change. Yes, that's right, it's FIRST. I haven't put many miles on the unit. When I saw how much some other people have paid for their oil changes and who did them, I figured there had to be an alternative. So, I found a guy I had some dealings with in my former profession and made an appointment. I bought the oil - Mobil 1 Full Synthetic - and let him get the Motorcraft filter. He did everything required for the first change. With the cost of oil and his filter/labor.... Less than $85. I know who I'm going to from here out - and he's a truck repair garage to boot who knows Fords inside and out!



And as stated in post #14185, here's some pics of the mod for the residential faucet...









5 minutes total to cut and install the Shark-Bite fittings. I did attach the faucet compression fittings on the Shark-Bite BEFORE I slipped the fittings on the PEX.


For a Ford 450 oil change should not be more than $95-$100 anywhere.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:15 PM   #14210
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Yep, kids decided to help dad tear down at one camp, result, good brass Y and adjustable regulator left on the pole. Being the second one that needed to be replaced, I gave up on the adjustables and just have a basic restrictor I use now. The family will just have to deal with the lousy pressure at the places where I needed the adjustable before.

My "break camp" routine ends with -
1. Drive off site (or at least pull forward full length of trailer)
2. Stop
3. Walk back to site and check for "stuff"

So far, I haven't left anything behind...
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:26 PM   #14211
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For a Ford 450 oil change should not be more than $95-$100 anywhere.
I believe I've read a post on here where someone paid about $135 for an oil change and that poster was told he was lucky to get by with that price. Given that, I felt my $85 was a bargain!
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:47 PM   #14212
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I believe I've read a post on here where someone paid about $135 for an oil change and that poster was told he was lucky to get by with that price. Given that, I felt my $85 was a bargain!
Diesel or gasser?

It costs me around 100 bucks just for the oil and filter for my diesel F350. About 25 for my gas Suburban.
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:50 PM   #14213
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Installed new faucets in the Sunseeker. Got tired of having to use two hands to turn both waters on - now, only need one hand to mix the two....

Bathroom


Kitchen


The bathroom faucet is an RV faucet and used the regular PEX fittings. However, the kitchen faucet is a residential unit and I had to modify the water lines a bit - cut both PEX lines and used Shark-Bite fittings for the 3/8" comp fittings on the faucet. Worked like a charm! I'll get pictures of the mod under the sink in the next day or two.
Looks great!
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Old 08-21-2018, 08:50 PM   #14214
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Diesel or gasser?

It costs me around 100 bucks just for the oil and filter for my diesel F350. About 25 for my gas Suburban.

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Old 08-21-2018, 09:17 PM   #14215
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We purchased the new Coleman RoadTrip Tabletop Grill that came out on Prime Day. We were in need of a new grill anway when I came across this on Amazon. I don't have room for the regular RoadTrip with the bulky frame and wheels and don't need that many sq. inches anyway. It fits perfect in our storage and since we always camp where there are picnic tables, this is perfect for us. Worst case scenario, we have a small 4-foot Lifetime Table we could use it on.

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Looks great!
Thanks Gary. Been wanting to do it for some time - we're headed off to Raystown Lake for about a week soon and I didn't want to make another trip using those darned factory faucets.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:33 PM   #14217
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Diesel or gasser?

It costs me around 100 bucks just for the oil and filter for my diesel F350. About 25 for my gas Suburban.
Gas V10.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:36 PM   #14218
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For a Ford 450 oil change should not be more than $95-$100 anywhere.
I think the operative word here is "shouldn't". All depends on where you are and where you go, I guess.
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:54 PM   #14219
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Bought a treated 2x10x8' board. Cut 5 squares out for stabilizers, cut the remainder in half, ~24" each, for wheel platforms on soft ground. Received in black tank flusher and small (2200 sq. Ft.) dehumidifier, TT left at campground. Will test D/H this weekend, & install flush next week.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:08 PM   #14220
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I looked at a picture of my camper today...

(since its up north 275 miles away and I wont see it until Labor Day)
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