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Old 07-13-2003, 08:56 PM   #15
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Hi Brian...

Love the pictures (reminds me of my home away from home). Your layout is exactly like ours, down to the striping on the seating. One question... do you have a measurement from the top ot the tire to the top of the wheel well (exterior). Your trailer looks like it rides higher than ours does and I have often thought that ours has a soft suspension or a weak axle.

Your picture behind the van (looks like a Safari) indicates that yours rides level. Behind a Safari, I think ours would ride tail low.

If you get a chance, could you let me know? Thanks

Shaun
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Old 07-13-2003, 09:05 PM   #16
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greetings from a lill trill

Nice looking big brother. Happy camping !
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Old 07-16-2003, 09:41 PM   #17
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Hi Brian, we stayed at the ABC tree farm in Sherwood Park last year. Just off of hwy 14. Kind of a nice out of the way place with a few rv spots in the middle. It was recomended by the Dinosaur Trail RV park in Drumheller. We really enjoyed the proximity to Edmonton.
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Old 07-16-2003, 11:36 PM   #18
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Shaun;

I measured the distance from the bottom of the wheel well to the ground and it is 24 1/4 inches. I am running 195-14 tires.

Yes we are towing with and Astro, it is a 94 and we just bought it to tow our retirement home.
I have the Microwave installed above the sink now and a new furnace as well.

The wife wanted a new set of taps with a high bar outlet for filling pots etc. To change the taps I needed to remove the sink.

To remove the sink I needed to remove the furnace. The furnace had a noisy fan so I figured that I would fix that at the same time. To remove the furnace I had to destroy it. the chimney was rusted totally into the body. When I had it on the bench I had to cut the chimney extension out with a cold chisel.


I bought an Atwood 12000 BTU unit from a fellow that had all the appliances out of a 1996 Camper that was wreaked on the way to a RV show. The new furnace is smaller than the old Coleman, so I have room to add a 8 inch wide, 3 inch deep and 18 inch long drawer above it. More storage. I will send pictures when I can borrow a Digital Camera again.

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* * * * * * Hi Brian...

Love the pictures (reminds me of my home away from home). Your layout is exactly like ours, down to the striping on the seating. One question... do you have a measurement from the top ot the tire to the top of the wheel well (exterior). Your trailer looks like it rides higher than ours does and I have often thought that ours has a soft suspension or a weak axle.

Your picture behind the van (looks like a Safari) indicates that yours rides level. Behind a Safari, I think ours would ride tail low.

If you get a chance, could you let me know? Thanks

Shaun
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Old 07-17-2003, 11:18 AM   #19
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Hi Brian...

Thanks for responding on the vehicle height. Our trailer has 13 inch tires, which may account for the ride height difference.

As for the taps, etc., we found that the original Coleman flipper taps have not aged well. Parts are still available, but we've had nothing but trouble from them. Ous solution was to purchase marine pump taps from a yachting store. They are made in New Zealand and cost 59 Canadian each. The build quality is excellent, the pump capacity is so much greater than the original Coleman, and it is field fixable. The pumps work by pulling up on the pump shaft.

As for working on the trailer, one thing does always lead to another.

Thanks for your help.

Shaun
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Old 07-18-2003, 11:05 PM   #20
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Flipper taps?

Shaun

What are flipper taps?

When you say you now have pump taps from a yachting store, are these the ones that you can pump water by hand?

Do you not have a 12V pump in your 5500?

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Hi Brian...

Thanks for responding on the vehicle height. Our trailer has 13 inch tires, which may account for the ride height difference.

As for the taps, etc., we found that the original Coleman flipper taps have not aged well. Parts are still available, but we've had nothing but trouble from them. Ous solution was to purchase marine pump taps from a yachting store. They are made in New Zealand and cost 59 Canadian each. The build quality is excellent, the pump capacity is so much greater than the original Coleman, and it is field fixable. The pumps work by pulling up on the pump shaft.

As for working on the trailer, one thing does always lead to another.

Thanks for your help.

Shaun
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