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Old 03-18-2019, 10:01 PM   #15321
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That looks REALLY great! I imagine the 'hotties' turned out to be a lot 'finer' than you expected. Okay....I'll stop with the bad puns.

Seriously, it looks great, do you mind letting us know how much it cost you?
$10/ft for the RV and $150 for the truck.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:33 AM   #15322
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OK..I see that the condenser is not the part being insulated. I agree its a good mod. What threw me is that you said you insulated the condenser box which is NOT what you did.


Thatís cause Iím a dumbass and not an A/C guy. Here had good info on his post which gave me the idea to do it. My A/C last year had a lot of condensation when running, so hoping it helps it this year.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:39 AM   #15323
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No, no, no, you want a lot of condensation, it's just going to make it a little more efficient.what causes condensation is the air exchange from the return to the supply, the more it does the more your removing humidity, a good thing. It will just take a little less amps to remove it. Simply put a A.C. is nothing more then a big dehumidifier.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:40 AM   #15324
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Thatís cause Iím a dumbass and not an A/C guy. Here had good info on his post which gave me the idea to do it. My A/C last year had a lot of condensation when running, so hoping it helps it this year.
It's normal for an AC to have a lot of condensation when running in a humid climate. That's the nature of the beast.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:40 AM   #15325
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It's a smart thing to do, and I'm to lazy to do it.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:46 AM   #15326
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It's a smart thing to do, and I'm to lazy to do it.
It's going to have a minimal effect. It will help initially when you first turn it on but you would be better off putting reflectix on all your windows and skylights facing the sun.
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Old 03-19-2019, 09:59 AM   #15327
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A totally different option. I added a Water Worker 2 gallon In-Line Pressurized Well Tank. Holds enough water to flush several times without needing the pump on. Also nice at night, pump doesn't cycle on every time water is used.
Can be tied into the plumbing anywhere you have room. I know there is a smaller RV specific tank, but it only holds about a pint of water.
This is the one I am looking at for the new camper. It replaces the pump too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5HHZPL73&psc=1
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:04 AM   #15328
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Additions for this summer.......




Only 2 of these are mine (the other 2 are my brother's).....
MAN they're tall and MAN they're heavy. But......420AH!
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Old 03-19-2019, 10:10 AM   #15329
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It's a smart thing to do, and I'm to lazy to do it.
It took all of two hours on my new camper to do both of my air conditioners and that included installing the Micro-Air soft start computers at the same time.

I used the Frost King R3 adhesive backed insulation this time.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Frost-King-...lation/1081449

You want the thinner (1/8 inch thick) one. The 1 inch thick one will not allow the cover to close properly.

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Old 03-19-2019, 12:27 PM   #15330
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This is the one I am looking at for the new camper. It replaces the pump too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5HHZPL73&psc=1
That's an interesting find, Herk. The reviews all talk about having to replace the pressure switch but seem OK otherwise.

EDIT: Just noticed that the max. pump amperage is 18.9A? My SHURflo is 7.5A. Price is high for both pieces. My SHURflo pump is about $70 (although its rated for only 3 gal./min.) and a 4 gal. Water Worker accumulator tanks is around $64.
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That's an interesting find, Herk. The reviews all talk about having to replace the pressure switch but seem OK otherwise. Great price for both pieces.

EDIT: Just noticed that the max. pump amperage is 18.9A? My SHURflo is 7.5A.
Plus 60 psi, it will blow those plastic fixtures apart.
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Old 03-19-2019, 12:42 PM   #15332
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Both are reasons I have not pulled the trigger on the unit. I am trying to locate a stainless steel pressure tank. The blue one I used in my old camper was beginning to show rust in the water until it was flushed out well every spring.

I will most likely buy this one and replace the filter housing with this one.
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Both are reasons I have not pulled the trigger on the unit. I am trying to locate a stainless steel pressure tank. The blue one I used in my old camper was beginning to show rust in the water until it was flushed out well every spring.

I will most likely buy this one and replace the filter housing with this one.
Please let us know where you source the SS accumulator tank.
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This new one is a possibility, but the reviews imply that threads are not US standard NPT. The video seems to show the threads are not cut deep enough in the one he bought.

I will ask some questions.

https://www.amazon.com/Seaflo-Pre-Pr...-1-spons&psc=1
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After some thought, I went with this one. I will get a 3/4 NPT die and make sure the threads work with the PEX adapter.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Look for my install here when I get to it.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post1905133

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After some thought, I went with this one. I will get a 3/4 NPT die and make sure the threads work with the PEX adapter.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Look for my install here when I get to it.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post1905133

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Thanks. I'll watch for that. The SHURflo 2 gallon stainless steel accumulator you posted a picture of is very pricey!
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Thanks. I'll watch for that. The SHURflo 2 gallon stainless steel accumulator you posted a picture of is very pricey!
I would have gotten that one till I saw the plastic one. I am willing to give it a try this time. The furnace expansion tank I used on my previous camper had issues with internal rust.
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Well broke down and bought a spot free rinse, they sell them at CW, but I got mine from the manufactor, it worked very well today not a hard water spot anywhere, paint or Windows. They say it will work on 45 cars or 7 40' M/H. Before you need to recharge it, the cost to recharge it is 80.00 bucks. I even used it on my house Windows, fast easy and spot free. It's about the size of a scuba tank, and it's easy to take with you on a extended trip. I highly recommend it...
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This is the one I am looking at for the new camper. It replaces the pump too.



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5HHZPL73&psc=1
This is an awesome idea! My wife gets up at least 3x a night to use the restroom and the cycling of the pump wakes me every time.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.
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Uncovered the TT. Pushed up the one side from a step ladder, crawled onto the roof and then tried to fold it then roll it into a snug package, then stuffed it in its bag. Even at 55 degrees, it was a sweaty job. Somewhen this winter, the shore power got disconnected. Hope the battery is fine. Plugged it back in, probably open it up tomorrow and check things out. Looking forward to starting on my TT projects I've bought parts for Not going to restock it till next month, a few more freezes are expected. I won't de-winterize till right before we go on our first camping trip.
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