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Old 06-12-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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Comments & Help --- mod & maintance, wants..........

Good Morning:

Well spring is here as is decent weather, i have begun working on the trailer, so far:

DONE ITEMS:

> lubed the bearings and check the lug nuts

> cleaned and lubed the stabilizer jack, tongue jack & equilizer connections and any other metal joint parts

> cleaned relubed the hitch assembly - ball, bars etc

> loosed the steps, cleaned the joints and greesed them --- one finger is
all you need now to pull them out!!!! (thanks to my neighbour)

> greased the antenna mechanism

> cleaned the frige burner - check flame color and also the water heater

> re-installed a bumper cap that i lost some where

> washed and conditioned the roof, check out the caulking situation

> washed the outside thoroughly & cleaned, siliconed the cords and
hoses

> washed the outside rugs, table, chairs and BBQ

> sorted out the tool box for uneeded parts (like those from my last
trailer that would not wok on this one)

> cleaned out all the cabinets and removed anything that we don't use -
got quite a bit of more storage space (yeah!)

> reconfigured a new set of led outdoor lighting to be plugged into a 12V
outlet that i have installed in the power cord storage area (there
becuase i have a 12V bildge pump that i use to empty potable water
containers into the trailer tank - saves having to hold them up and
wait for gravity to do it.



NOW TO DO:

> mount a weather proof box to the door side of the trailer with a 12 V
plug inside for the lgiths - perhaps switeched from the inside.

> want to take a wire brush and clean up the frame (including the hitch)
then paint it --- was going to use tremclad --- but is there something
else i should be using?

> the gas supply pipe under the trailer is very rusty - so want to scarp
it, check the fitting for tighness and paint it as well (yellow the gas
colour)-----> there is a pipe that runs aross the trailer to the door side
for a future BBQ hookup, how hard would it be to remove it from
the "T" and cap the "T" ---- since we do not use it an likely ever will?

> i also want to install a set of back up lights and a couple of lights
around the trailer ---- the two steps and the dump valves (that should
be esay using exterior surface mount LED marker lights - hopefully
switch to the inside of the trailer door.

> once this work is to be done, so that i can enclose the tanks and heat
the area with a take off of the furnace to extend our camping season
by doing:

- adding some Roxul insulation as it doesn;t hold water and is treated
to resist mildew - using some pl preimum to old it in - especially
located at the front where the wind would be hitting it while driving
palce

- changing the potable water tank drain to a hydrant type tap so that
the washer is insdie the heated section and there is no water in the
exposed section of pipe

- drop down an furnace duct and split it into sections for even
covererage round the tranks

- configuring an access panel location for the sewer valve to if it needs
attention - lubing, i only have to remove a small section of the under
section to get at it

- using self tapping automotive screws with the washer heads along
with some good cauliing (like roof patch silicone) around the edges to
ensure a good seal

- i was lukcy to receive a 30 ft role of black colorplast trailer encsloure
material from my buddy at the dealerhip (free!) that will cover the
area i wished covered.

- insatall a mud flap behind the door side wheel to hopefully keep the
rear step and back of triler clean --- this is already one on before the
tank dump vales

Questions:

-- how hard it is to use a hole drill to drill throught
the floor to the understide of the trailer
i suspect that there are a few inches of space
between the lineo and the current trailer
underside --- anyone have any idea about this?

-- what to i use and how do i paint the rims? do they have to be white? as they are getting a bit rusty --- suggestions and can i do it with the wheels on if i a tape and am careful?

-- and should i be able to just use a 4" hole saw
providing i make sure that i am not going to it
anything imporatant - like plipes, wiring etc.


Wsih List future items:

- install small accumulator tank
- possible day-night shades
- more pipe insulation to help quiet the pump nose
- install an new sewer hsose carrier - undreneath as i hate the pmper and don't use it - just carry the hose in a pail in the back of the truck
- change 12 V batters to 6V (once they die)
- install a ceiling fan in the bedroom or a wall mounted oscilating 12 V


>>>> i would also like to know how to build one of those free standing flag poles that i have seen at some campgounds on which to hang my canadian flag --- anyway have a link - they don't look hard and seem ot be made out of PVC piping or something?
)


so any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated

alex
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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You look like you're gonna have a busy spring/summer/fall to get all that stuff done

Might want to look into POR15 product. It's amazing for painting metal
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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Suggestion on your wish list. A Maxx air vent fan works great installed to your existing ceiling vent. Pulls something like 950CF/min of air on a 3 speed reversible 12v fan. I installed a large, 2 gal, accumulator tank and now I can run water for about 30 seconds before the pump comes on. Then it runs steady to fill up the tank again. This saves noise & battery (no start/stop action on the pump) as well as smooths out the flow.
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Old 06-12-2008, 08:20 PM   #4
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hey pwb01

i already have max air covers and there is a fantastic 3 speed reversable fan in the bathroom.

i agree on the accumulator tank -- it makes a difference --- and i would like to get one for this trailer, just wanted to get the outside stuff done first --- then i will remove the couch to work under it where i can work on installing the tanks and routing a couple of other things i am not happy with.

thanks for the suggestion!
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there is a fantastic 3 speed reversable fan in the bathroom.
We ordered a reversible fantastic fan in the roof vent in the main portion of our trailer and Sunline would not install a reversible model because it was too close to the black tank vent pipe (vent is right outside bathroom door). They said it would draw black tank fumes into the trailer on intake mode. Have you ever had an issue with this?
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Alex,
Here's the Canadian website for POR:
http://www.canada-por15.com/merchant...liate=googleaw
My brother painted his whole trailer frame with it several years ago and it works, especially on well rusted areas.

I have had good success with Home Hardware's Rust Coat and would recommend that over Tremclad in my experience. Canadian Tire also carries a number of "rust converter" products in the auto paint section and those work well too and could be a base coat under Rust Coat. However, they also need a rusty surface, but not flaky, to do their thing.

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there is a fantastic 3 speed reversible fan in the bathroom.
We ordered a reversible fantastic fan in the roof vent in the main portion of our trailer and Sunline would not install a reversible model because it was too close to the black tank vent pipe (vent is right outside bathroom door). They said it would draw black tank fumes into the trailer on intake mode. Have you ever had an issue with this?
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I have installed a Turbo Maxx Air fan in the bath in both of my campers. And on purpose as our bath is central to the camper.

We ONLY use it in exhaust mode. While we could use it in intake mode, we donít as we use it sort of like a whole house fan. Just crack open the windows of your choice and the fan draws from that room thru the camper and out the roof.

When you to use the toilet, just shut the fan off, then flush, then turn back on.

If used in exhaust mode and not when flushing the toilet, you will not have an issue. Since Sunline was a manufacture they most likely had to abide by certain rules that someone not knowing could use the device incorrectly and then it would draw in black tank fumes from the roof vent.

If you are really worried about someone accidently putting the fan in intake mode, just pull the wire off the switch that selects intake mode. It will never work then in that mode.

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If used in exhaust mode and not when flushing the toilet, you will not have an issue. Since Sunline was a manufacture they most likely had to abide by certain rules that someone not knowing could use the device incorrectly and then it would draw in black tank fumes from the roof vent.

If you are really worried about someone accidently putting the fan in intake mode, just pull the wire off the switch that selects intake mode. It will never work then in that mode.
John:

You are correct, I believe they said it was against RVIA regs and probably some other codes, too. Sunline installed an exhaust only Fantastic Fan in the vent, so no issue with mistaken intake. We love it and use it a lot when A/C isn't necessary.
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Thought i would post an update and things done:

I have not completed the painting of the frame, including the hitch - since i had the wheels off to paint, i also pulled the emergency break switch pin to ensure that the brakes worked - they did - yeah!

I also painted the gas pipe - just used the black paint, since i was there doing it and well was just easier.

i also lengthened the low point drain pipes so that when i enclose the bottom, i can have them go through the underlayment.

in looking at the situation of the grey tank drain, i think that i may have to cut the pipe and move the valve a bit further inside the underside of the trailer ---- is it sitting right up against the frame and feel that the cold weather will freeze it --- won't be a huge thing to do, just some cutting, and fitting the valve.

my next thing is going to be running of the wire for the back up lights and the 12V plug on the frame of the trailer.

i would say that i am now about 1/3 way to the end of the major enclosing the underside project -- yeah!!!!!
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