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Old 08-10-2009, 12:03 PM   #1
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I had a fun time trying (repeat : trying ) to get my 'new' compact jr. Home to TX.
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I was about a mile from the pick-up point when; well, you see I was distracted, map-quest sent me the wrong way, had to call for directions, explain to wife new route, missed a stop sign. And the Frontier is history. Got a new truck and we are heading out again Sat. after Deb gets off work.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:32 PM   #2
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Hi Don'n'Deb, Sorry to hear about your collision. I hope everyone came through unscathed.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:42 PM   #3
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Hi Don'n'Deb, Sorry to hear about your collision. I hope everyone came through unscathed.
I bought another truck, and when back up to Ohio the week of Aug.16-23. Deb and I had a nice quiet trip up and back, just peace and quiet in some nice campgrounds in KY and AR. Nice tour of Mammoth Cave, Too!.... Just a boring trip, nothing happened except had a nice (much needed) vacation. As you can see, I have lots of work to do on it, but we slept like babies the nights in it. AC will freeze you out.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:57 PM   #4
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Welcome to the Compact Jr Family. Please keep us up to date on making this trailer yours. We like pictures and there are many owners willing to give you any information you nay need.
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A diamond in the rough! A good wash job and it will look so much better too.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:11 PM   #6
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I just ran across more pictures of this trailer at
http://www.traveltrailerblog.com/2009/05/1...r-made-for.html

Of course these are "before" pictures -- I anxiously await Don's & Deb's "after" pictures!
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Old 09-10-2009, 11:09 AM   #7
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I just ran across more pictures of this trailer at
http://www.traveltrailerblog.com/2009/05/1...r-made-for.html

Of course these are "before" pictures -- I anxiously await Don's & Deb's "after" pictures!
yes, it is the same trailer. I am a/k/a tincantrailer on vintage trailer trailer site.( I may have to change that now)
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:32 PM   #8
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Well, I've got good news and I've got bad news. Bad news; I tried to light the stove to test it. no go!, gas just hissing out somewhere. So, let it sit, open for a week (work gets in the way of the fun stuff) and got in to it today; four or five cracked fittings from tank to stove, (heater, fridge lines too). Had to pull stove to get at the lines, so while it is out , tested it, all three burners work and oven works. I'll pull heater in the morning, and test it. We'll be needing the heat next year went we take grand kid to Yellowstone.

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You may not be able to see it but burners and oven are lit!!!
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Old 09-19-2009, 11:58 PM   #9
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Man, I've never seen fittings split like that! But I don't do much work with flared copper tubing, either.

I'm surprised at the strand board I see on the wall in your picture of the streetside dinette seat and freshwater tank. Does it go all the way up the wall?

Congratulations on your new-to-you trailer! Now you have projects without end...
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Better have a professional look at it.

"Building codes explicitly rule out hard copper pipes for propane and natural gas, but black steel may also not be allowed by your local building code. Contact your local building office before using black steel to be sure and ask your plumber about other piping options if possible."

I don't know what the codes are for RVs.

"A condensation catching drip leg must also be present near any fixed gas appliance like a furnace or water heater. Natural gas or propane pipe joints would always be made with gas compatible pipe joint compound. The only exception is if the plumber is using black steel, in which case gas compatible pipe thread sealing tape would be used."

Can't use just teflon tape for seal. That is probably what happened to the old fittings and the guy really honked down on them trying for a seal and broke the fittings.

Gas is nothing to fool with.

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Oh, oh:

"Only a certified propane fitter may legally install or remove propane piping, tubing equipment..."
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Man, I've never seen fittings split like that! But I don't do much work with flared copper tubing, either.

I'm surprised at the strand board I see on the wall in your picture of the streetside dinette seat and freshwater tank. Does it go all the way up the wall?

Congratulations on your new-to-you trailer! Now you have projects without end...
I think that is the board that covers the opening,the top of the seat
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Man, I've never seen fittings split like that! But I don't do much work with flared copper tubing, either.

I'm surprised at the strand board I see on the wall in your picture of the streetside dinette seat and freshwater tank. Does it go all the way up the wall?

Congratulations on your new-to-you trailer! Now you have projects without end...
The cracked fittings come from freezing and/or over tightening. The strand board is the cover of seat/bed, both sides have it now, 'someone' replaced the old covers.
I didn't get to pull heater; Deb had shopping to do; covers for pads, 'window treatments?' , camping gear, and stuff like that, I think she is into this.
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We replaced all of the propane lines in our Boler, they had some cracks and were badly located.

It does sound like Deb is getting into the excitement!
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We replaced all of the propane lines in our Boler, they had some cracks and were badly located.

It does sound like Deb is getting into the excitement!
No, she just likes to shop ( Liz, you may like this one; taken as we were leaving trunk-stop on way to get the trailer.)


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