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Old 08-05-2012, 12:42 PM   #15
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Curtis you can just buy the handle or the entire valve at the Garage du Campeur in quebec city ( near colisé Pepsi) a great place for parts
Don.t cut pipe it is just bolt and nut hardware easy to replace
And also it have a big fiberglass meeting at Stoneham 7-8-9 september
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #16
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She seems solid, but, Like a classic car, I'm sure we will always have a little project to be done on her, and that's what's exciting to me.
Unfortunately, if your Bathroom Roof Vent is 9" x 9" there is only one manufacturer still making them. 9" White Elixir Opaque Vent

The dump-valve handles often come off the threaded stem. Since it is gray water try unbolting the 4 corner bolts that hold the thing together over something to catch it in. After that the valve may need to be lubricated and exercised, or just the gaskets need replacing.
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Old 08-06-2012, 06:59 AM   #17
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The handle and rod is missing. The black water side seems fine. Thanks for the advice mon ami
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #18
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Welcome fellow 5500 folks! Mine is a 1981 and has blue trim. I too had trouble with the grey and black water handles. Fortunately mine just unscrewed and disappeared and I can get replacements easily. The forum will really help you when you need help or advice. Glad you're here!

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Old 08-08-2012, 11:36 PM   #19
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The bathroom vent on my Burro also leaked and the nes available are crap, so I just eliminated it. I put in a piece of lexan I had at hand and fastened it in permanently using metal roof screws with built-in washers. Then I cut in a solar powered marine vent for air extraction, with the added bonus that the lexan works as a skylight.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:21 AM   #20
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Bought a replacement from the local rv place. Gonna instal it and test the seal by scrubbing and washing the roof. With what I will wash it, I'm not sure.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:22 AM   #21
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Oh, and I will start a thread, heading to new York and Vermont for two weeks soon towing the 5500 with a green Toyota tundra.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:32 AM   #22
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Congrats for your 5500!
Boy did I looked at it in the classifieds!
Even exchanged a couple emails with the seller.
When I saw it was gone I wish I'd bought it!
But it looks in good hands now.
I hope this trailer is as nice as it looked in the pictures. Real beauty.
I'll keep an eye on your posts on this forum for sure!

For us, this 5500 came on the market a little too early. In 2-3 years from now our daugther won't be following anymore. The popup will eventually go and probably be replaced with something like a 5500, that is if I can find one... I'll be patient !

Happy camping !!


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Old 08-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #23
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Hey all.

Camping update. Camped at higley flow camp ground new York for two nights, and this is our fourth night in lake George escape. Have not seen one fiberglass since we left Ottawa!

Heading to fort Ticonderoga tomorrow and then to Burlington Vermont. 5500 is getting tons of attention and people chatting at the gas stations.

Hope to see you

Green Toyota pullin the 5500

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:15 AM   #24
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Leaving auburg Vermont today. Heading towards the border at Cornwall. Time to go home after 9 days in the 5500!
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #25
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Hey thanks Carl

It was the first time I had been near a 5500 that was for sale so I packed up the kids and went right away. The seller had people coming from all over to look at it! We're very happy with it. Of course after 9 days on the road with it it's not hard to find little projects to do, but it is 32 years old!

Hope you find one when your ready

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