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Old 12-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #29
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I know! An RV park in Napa CA that was almost empty wouldn't let us stay cause we didn't have gray and black water holding tanks and a 3 inch drain.
I explained that all we had was a sink and would use a hose to the drain,,,not good enough!!!!!!!!!! I was about to let off some steam and I think he could see i had reached that point when he pointed us to another park on the edge of town. Glad I didn't lose it cause the park he put us onto was AWESOME. Forget the name but I related this story on this fourm before and gave the second park a great review!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #30
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Skyline Wilderness Pk was great.
The park at the fairgrounds intown was not hospitable
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:46 PM   #31
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You need to learn to..."hedge the truth", Fred.

The only answer to the "do you have holding tanks" question is "why, yes...of course!"

Then, under cover of darkness....

Well, I think you get my drift!

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM   #32
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FSC which means Fully Self Contained is not that unusual in the privately owned RV (resort) or campground world. And that means tanks on board. 99.9% of all molded trailers owners would take care of the site we're parked in... but not everyone is so considerate. Don't be upset, but be understanding. You wouldn't want to park in a site where someone allowed their garden hose and bucket to overflow the gray/blackwater tank and neither do the owners of the park.
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Until "FSC" is defined in terms of gallons of capacity required, and the number is higher than "two"... I'm good!

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Old 12-30-2012, 11:22 PM   #34
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Another hole to fill!!
Well I got a little off track. I started looking at the sink and realized I needed to make a change there. The sink drain used to be a garden hose
that trickled down onto the tire. Although I wasn't fond of the system it worked and never changed it. When I reserved at the RV park in SoCal last year they made it clear that all waste water was to go into their septic system so I just added a longer garden hose to the drain. It didn't work worth a dam!!, plugged too easily and drained too slow.

Any chance this problem was really an issue of drain venting? If this is so, air trying to make its way back up the hose would be the reason the above didn't work. Thoughts?

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:57 AM   #35
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FSC which means Fully Self Contained is not that unusual in the privately owned RV (resort) or campground world. And that means tanks on board. 99.9% of all molded trailers owners would take care of the site we're parked in... but not everyone is so considerate. Don't be upset, but be understanding. You wouldn't want to park in a site where someone allowed their garden hose and bucket to overflow the gray/blackwater tank and neither do the owners of the park.
Thank-you Donna,,after reading your post FSC and going to the Rv site on the internet I finally understand why we were not welcome
It was a misunderstanding that stemmed from either them not telling me they had no sewer system to hook into or more than likely I didn't hear it.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:04 PM   #36
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Any chance this problem was really an issue of drain venting? If this is so, air trying to make its way back up the hose would be the reason the above didn't work. Thoughts?

Derek
Maybe partly, but plain water ran decent. It seemed that even soap suds plugged it let alone a bit of salad. I may need to put a vent on my new system too but I'm gonna try it as is first.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:32 PM   #37
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Moving on another one of our problems was catching the corner of the shelves the odd time either in bed or lounging on the couch so I rounded the corners back to the wall.
To do this I had to move HEAVY!!! table top again.
Seeing as I was playing with the birch anyway I decided to take a piece of 1/2 and make a top to test in the bed base.
Worked great, it moved a bit but not enough to worry about so I went ahead and completed the new table. After I got the hardware of the old table I started thinking I would sure like to keep the formica top I had put on. I started cutting the glue around the edge with a long thin blade then used a old wood saw,,came off complete and useable!
Added an edge to bring the thickness up to 3/4 and also put in a brace to the front for added strengh mounted the hardware,,done.
Works great as the bed but in table form it will twist abit, will get used to it. About 1/2 the weight of the original. You can also see from a previous reno I shortened the table (to make access easy) I think about 10 inches and made a piece that is mounted permanent above the air conditioner
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:14 PM   #38
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fred----just want to tell you that i am really enjoying watching your renos! in particular, i am intrigued by the hatch you made for your dog leash. we don't have a dog but i am interested in having an exterior hatch on the door side to provide access to a large presently-unused space under that end of our (permanent) bed.
can you tell me if you bought a hatch kit and if so, what can you tell me about the process of installing it?
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Old 01-02-2013, 01:05 AM   #39
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hey Theresa, The compartment you refer to is on the inside of the trailer at the bottom of the closet. I plan to modify the wheelwell to hold a water and food dish, the leash and whatever. I don't know how many times I have knocked over the water dish in the middle of the nite on the way to the biffy,,,.
I too would be interested in an exterior access to the area you mentioned but I would have to cut up the graphics on the side of our Boler and far as I know they quit making this pattern. I have seen posts where people have used access hatches from the boating industry but the only thing I know about boats is I enjoyed water sking behind them,,,lol
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:44 PM   #40
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Pretty much finished the lounge project. The first pic shows the birch partitions around the biffy. Second shot is showing the laminated support above the drawer. Pics 5and 6 show the storage compartment around the biff and the 7th pic is about discovering how to build the fold up counter section, the ply hanging there is on hinges. It's coming . Should have something figured out tonight. Going to see an upholster tomorrow about the custion modification. But still undecided on how to finish the front of the drawer.
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Just need to get the leg right. Probably have it swing up from the foot of the lounger. Also wanted to put some info out there about cutting glas.
The 3rd tool on the table is a Sonic Crafter from Rockwel. Several companies make these cutters. Far as I see they work like a cast cutter.
The blade vibrates about a 1/4 inch stroke. I use the bi metal blade to cut
about anything from a pocket hole in a 2x4 to nails. It does the best job I've ever done at cutting glas and I've cut quite a bit with other equipment, very little dust because the cut is narrow and the blade doesn't throw it around as much as rotating blade , quite accurate and versitile.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:46 PM   #42
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I have a 1981 Boler and I see from your pics that there is a air conditioner installed. Any pictures showing the outside and info would be big help to me.
thanks. Nice work you have done.
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