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Old 04-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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Looks like a disaster waiting to happen.

Shower P trap sitting very low. Thinking about welding a steel plate in front of it to protect it from road trash.
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:42 PM   #2
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Shower P trap sitting very low. Thinking about welding a steel plate in front of it to protect it from road trash.
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Trailer is a 1999. Does it look like it has ever been replaced? If not, I would be inclined to not worry about it. Maybe paint a target on it. Raz
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #3
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Fernco makes a rubber trap that flexes instead of breaking. Menards, Depot and Lowe's usually carry them.

Either way, a skid plate would be a good idea. (Especially if you drive like I do)
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:28 PM   #4
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there is also the Hepvo Waterless Valve
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Mine has a Steel plate welded as a skid guard to protect it.
Not too bad an idea I think but I didn't do it the previous owner already had.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:00 PM   #6
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Jim, That is very cool, I've never seen that before. I'll have to put it in the old memory bank & favorites.
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Jim, That is very cool, I've never seen that before. I'll have to put it in the old memory bank & favorites.
I put one in my EggCamper, increased my space under the sink dramatically!!
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #8
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Gray "J" trap is a notorious problem with the Casitas... just check out the CasitaForum for all the complaining! If it tears, could ruin a trip if you can't use the plumbing. Lots and lots and lots of Casita owners (at that forum) have replaced that trap with the Hepvo. There's a lengthy thread "We don't need no stinking P-trap."

Larry Gamble of Little House Customs sells the entire kit to make the change: Little House Customs
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:08 PM   #9
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Gray "J" trap is a notorious problem with the Casitas... just check out the CasitaForum for all the complaining! If it tears, could ruin a trip if you can't use the plumbing. Lots and lots and lots of Casita owners (at that forum) have replaced that trap with the Hepvo. There's a lengthy thread "We don't need no stinking P-trap."

Larry Gamble of Little House Customs sells the entire kit to make the change: Little House Customs
well,,,,,there you go then,,,,do what donna says,,,and slowly back away from the p trap!
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If I tow my trailer with the gray tank full or almost full, water sloshes up the drain into the shower pan. Will a Hepvo valve in the shower drain installed horizontally prevent that?
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:58 PM   #11
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If I tow my trailer with the gray tank full or almost full, water sloshes up the drain into the shower pan. Will a Hepvo valve in the shower drain installed horizontally prevent that?
According to their video, it will.
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If I tow my trailer with the gray tank full or almost full, water sloshes up the drain into the shower pan. Will a Hepvo valve in the shower drain installed horizontally prevent that?
Probably, but do as I have found works.... just put the plug in the shower drain during travel! KISS you know
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Probably, but do as I have found works.... just put the plug in the shower drain during travel! KISS you know
Several years ago I bought a 93 Casita 16. The drain was broken pipe was broken off the trailer, it was fun fixing it. Casita has never changed the design to my knowledge.
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one more reason i didn't get a shower or toilet,,,no matter how well designed,,,theres always some special way to snap a part off in my hand.
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