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Old 07-04-2011, 10:47 PM   #113
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Water Tank

Funny you should mention that. I did some searching on the forum and found a post by someone who had the same problem and simply moved the tank over a few inches toward the door side to provide clearance. I went ahead and ordered the tank and rebuilt the frame so that I can move the whole thing over a couple of inches. I did the rebuild on Saturday and slapped a coat of deck stain on it yesterday. Still looking for the three small fittings at this time, they are not a plumbing shop item and seem to be available from rv part suppliers only. The fill inlet fitting is also not the same size as the original but is available at Home Depot and the like.

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I can't remember, did you get the water tank issue solved? I stumbled across this today, look at the last water tank on the left... second page, right above the tank probe: http://www.sahararv.com/pdfs/325-334..._WasteLine.pdf
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:53 PM   #114
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LED Interior Lighting

Based on the great post by Ray N. I ordered WLED-WWHP10-D bulbs to replace the four 921 bulbs in my interior fixtures. They look great and as Ray pointed out, they provide similiar illumination at a fraction of the power consumption.
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:04 PM   #115
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A Little Wax

Glorious weather this past weekend inspired me to polish up the paint job. I wanted to let the paint cure for a while before applying wax so I left it for a couple months. I washed off the dust with warm water and then waxed and buffed. Here are some shots from yesterday evening and this morning at sunrise.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:55 PM   #116
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Randy, glad you got the water tank figured out and on the wax job!
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:58 PM   #117
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Finally Did It

On July 9 I took the Boler out for an over night stay at a campground about an hour from home to do some fishing. Couldn't believe how easy setting camp is. Back in, un-hitch, put the jacks unter the frame and throw out the chair. Done. Nothing left to do but have a beer. At 7 AM Sunday I had this stretch of the Bow river to myself and landed a couple of nice trout.
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:45 PM   #118
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Re-packing Wheel Bearings

After another short over night trip last weekend I just had to check the wheel bearings. I worked with the mechanic next door to my workplace and he showed me how to repack the first one so that I could do the other. Upon inspection we found that the bearings were in great shape and that there was no immediate concern. I took a couple of shots while removing the first hub but was unable to do more in the shop because my hands were covered in grease. Here is a rundown of the process assuming you don't need to replace the bearings and races.

Gently pry off the dust cover.
Remove the cotter pin holding the hub nut.
Spin the nut off the spline.
Pull the hub off (the front bearing falls into your hand at that point).
Clean the grease off of the spline with a rag.
The rear bearing is inside the hub behind a grease seal that will likely be damaged on removal. I found similar (correct size) seals at NAPA (part number 16735) for $20 each.
I cleaned the inside of the hubs using the solvent wash in the mechanics shop but it can be done manually of course.
The mechanic told me not to clean the bearings but to repack them as they are instead. We used a bearing packer but one can do it by hand as well. Just force new grease into the bearing to push the old out. We used synthetic grease.
Place the rear bearing back in the hub and tap the new seal into place flush with the hub.
Slide the hub back onto the axle.
Put the front bearing in place, replace the washer and nut and tighten until firm. Back off the nut until the cotter pin can be re-inserted and replace it. The hub should turn freely at this point and should not be too tight.
Replace the dust cap.
Mount the wheel.
Done.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:25 PM   #119
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Faucet Install

Thanks to BarbT for suggesting the faucet from Canadian tire. I went right over and picked one up. It fits the existing hole nicely and the only other parts required were a faucet hose and a 1/2 inch nipple. I purchased the city water inlet from Scamp some time ago.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #120
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Faucet Continued

I used a 30 inch hose but could probably have been able to get away with the 20 inch. Here is the finished look.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:52 PM   #121
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Fantastic Vent

I installed my Fantastic vent a couple of weekends back and have not had a chance to post the pictures till now. It is a nice unit and as everyone who has one knows it can change the air in a 13 foot in short order. I cut a frame from some Douglas Fir door trim stock I bought at Home Depot. I used the screws provided for everything but the four corners where I used bolts so that I could attach the inside trim. The wiring was ready and waiting since I had planned for this from the beginning.
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Fantastic Vent Continued

I didn't like the fact that the edge of the vent extended over the ridge on tthe roof so I cut the hole slightly larger on the side away from the ridge and moved it over a bit. I covered the screw heads and bolts with butyl once everything was in.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:01 AM   #123
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Fantastic Vent Inside

The slight curve in the roof caused the frame to roll a bit when I screwed the vent in place so there is a bit of a gap in the joints. Oh well, I never said I was a craftsman. It is in and I am happy.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:32 AM   #124
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The new faucet and Fantastic Fan look... fantastic Randy! Thanks for posting pics.
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:03 PM   #125
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I just read your thread from start to finish

Great job Randy
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Old 08-06-2011, 05:42 PM   #126
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*** Stolen idea!***
I really liked your table and ours was a mess. I made new maple edging and painted the middle section dark brown and then printed a logo and cut it out. We use our old table on the outside of the trailer so it got a couple of coats of marine spar varnish to protect it. Many thanks for the idea.
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