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Old 05-16-2013, 08:59 AM   #449
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:40 PM   #450
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Well, how did the inspection go? It's looking really good!
Everything's so topnotch that he probably walked right through it...but still:
Don't keep us on pins and needles, Jared! How'd it go?

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #451
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No sweat with the inspection. They drug a few people out to look at it. It's licensed now.

I pulled the fresh water tanks, redid the fittings with the good thread sealant, reinstalled the tanks, installed the tank vent plumbing, and the fresh water filler. I also ground the upholstery glue off the back wall so I can fiberglass the board for the table mount in.







Thanks for the compliments guys! It's been a learning experience, glad it's almost done. The cabinet doors are slow to dry, he's hoping I can get them Sunday, we'll see.

Next up is leak checking the fresh water side, installing the water heater/water pump switch panel, running cables from the battery to the converter.

Extras are putting the steps on, getting the propane together, etc. We'll see how much time is left. I'm ready for vacation!
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:31 PM   #452
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Well, I filled the fresh water. I fought hose clamp leaks (getting tired of them, wish I found some good IDEAL brand clamps in town), and got that fixed. The next problem was the second tank fills a fair amount slower than the first tank, and when the first tank filled and overflowed, the water ran down into the bottom of the vent line and didn't let the second tank fill. I figured the pressure of the water in the first tank wanting to go into the second would be enough to push the air by the water in the vent, but apparently not. I took the vent hose off the second tank, and it started filling again.

So, I had to put a separate vent in for the second tank.



Then I went to an ag company here and bought two sprayer tip strainers to use as screens for the fresh water tank drain, and vent for the second tank. I just used window screen on the big vent line for the gray water tank, I'll come up with something better later.



Then...the water pump leaks when it shuts off, and doesn't have good flow when on. I'm assuming it's sucking air when running. There are no repair kits available anymore, and since it runs ok, I figured I would try and fix it. I tore it apart, cleaned it all up, and siliconed the seal.









If it works, it cost me 20 minutes of time. If not, I'll get a variable speed one to replace it. I wouldn't do this on one that had a kit available, but since there isn't, I'm not out anything for trying.
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Old 05-17-2013, 06:37 PM   #453
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You're a machine, Jared!

May I ask why you put strainers in the freshwater drain lines? Seems like you'd want to get rid of any crud that got in there...

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It's to keep critters from going the other way. The tip strainer just unscrews for quick cleaning.
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Old 05-17-2013, 07:17 PM   #455
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You could run moonshine with that get up.
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #456
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Believe me, some apple pie moonshine (I know, it's not close to the real stuff) will be had as soon as the camper is unhooked Wednesday.

How do you run a 12v led for a 120v water heater? You buy a 120v-12v dc adapter, crack it open, rip the plug off of it, drill holes in the case, solder in wires, and tape it back together, then superglue it.





P.S. There's a cover for the electrical box on the heater, just had it off to wire it.



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Old 05-18-2013, 03:09 AM   #457
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Lights and switch panel work.



Battery cables ran inside.



power distribution center installed for the road, and the electric fireplace strapped down.



If the water pump doesn't leak in the morning, and the tanks are still dry, the water system is done. The shower drain leaks at a rotten seal, but it's just getting a healthy glob of silicone for now.

I need to weld the step on, and then finish the battery cables outside. They go through the piece I have to weld the steps to, so I have to have the welding done first.

The wheel well needs trimmed a bit, quick fix.

After that, throw the seats/table in, and either the old or new cabinet doors (if they're dry), and pack the damn thing!

I have a terminal stud for the two red battery cables and tow vehicle +12 wire being shipped to my parents, so I'll have to throw that in there, but that should be only a few minutes.
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Warning Warning Will Robinson you just said Silicone. Donna will be here in 5 minutes with her switch!! So you will wake up at night after the applejack and see a pair of green eyes glowing at you in the dark and wonder where you are. Now thats its 95 here I need to get motivated on my egg. Great job and pictures.
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I see you use the same labeling system I do, Jared...nothing like painter's tape for memorializing wiring diagrams and other what-did-I-just-do stuff!

Where you gonna take her for the Maiden Voyage?

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Old 05-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #460
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William O,Brien state park, about an hour north of Minneapolis.

The steps are on, I wish they were out further, but it's really not possible with the door curving under.



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Are you sure you didnt do all this during the last two years and then are just sending these out hourly to confound and amaze us? I cant keep up with you.
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For more confusion…

The battery cables are ran to the front, just need to install the circuit breaker and solder the ends on tomorrow. After that, install seats/table, and trim wheel wells. We'll see shot cabinet doors.





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