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Old 05-31-2013, 05:50 PM   #477
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I never got camping pics, any time I remembered other people's kids were running around, and I didn't want to be posting pictures of them.

I'm still at my parents, but I got some more done.

I put 4" hatches in the tanks to dry them out.





I also installed 2" add-a-drawers under the cabinets, and under the table.







In the morning, I'm going back to camping world for a 4" drawer by the paper towels, and another table one.
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #478
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Missing all those tornadoes. Have you kept a running track of costs and items for your trailer? Just curious.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:20 PM   #479
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Not really, ignorance is bliss. I know the major costs. I would be guessing around $9-10k, all said and done.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:47 PM   #480
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Well, back home again! 1500 miles for the first trip, and everything worked flawlessly (that was expected to).

I had another great cloud layer on the way back today.



I averaged 12.5 mpg, I'm happy.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #481
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Did you tow in or out of overdrive. On a recent trip 1400 mile trip to Nebraska, I averaged 11 mpg with overdrive going and 13 mpg in "Tow Mode" on the return leg.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:58 AM   #482
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Out of overdrive, tow mode on.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:59 AM   #483
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Well, back home again! 1500 miles for the first trip, and everything worked flawlessly (that was expected to).


I averaged 12.5 mpg, I'm happy.
You must have been putting the pedal to the metal. I would have thought at least 15 mpg.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #484
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It only gets 17 normally. I was doing between 70-80.
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Would be interested as to where you got your clean out portal access hardware for your H2O tanks. I like that Idea of being able to see and or reach in there and take care of business.
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Old 06-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #486
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They're watertight deck hatches from west marine. They're installed with 3m 5200. I roughed up the tanks. If that doesn't stick to the poly, I'll double the amount of screws and go to a foam rubber type gasket.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:19 AM   #487
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Hey Jared, followup question about your excellent refurb. How did you wrestle a new rear floor in place? Any tips or tricks for getting one bulky piece of plywood through the door and past the cabinets? Thanks!
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Old 08-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #488
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Getting it past the cabinets was pretty easy. Getting it in place took some work. I set the end by the cabinets down first, and stood it on the edge. Then I went underneath the camper and lowered it into place as much as I could. I went back inside and stomped it down as much as I could, then ran a dremel oscillating tool between the old floor and new floor to trim a bit off so it would drop into place.

The floor was a very tight fit before, so I kept it that way. An 1/8" less and it would have dropped in like nothing, not sure what the negative effect of that would be.

I taped the wire harness as far up the wall as I could, and taped the taillight wires flat to the wall, also.

Some of my trouble was that the old floor was not level from the factory. I added extensions on the outside of the frame to support my water tanks (and leveled them when doing it), the floor ended up almost 3/8" higher in spots.
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Old 08-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #489
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Thanks Jared. I'm ready to do some stomping.
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They're watertight deck hatches from west marine. They're installed with 3m 5200. I roughed up the tanks. If that doesn't stick to the poly, I'll double the amount of screws and go to a foam rubber type gasket.

Hi Jared, I want to do the same thing on my tank. I've been on West Marine's website but could not find the hatches you used. Do you have a part number for them?
I've been lurking here for almost two years and have learned so much about these eggs. After reading 100's of posts so many of the members almost seem like family. I looked for two years for an egg. Being I live in the desert in Eastern San Diego county finding a good one was beginning to look like a long road trip. I lucked out and found a 2006 Casita 17 SD in perfect condition just 80 miles away. First trip next month yahoo.
BTW, your redo of you 5er is great.
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