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Old 05-16-2014, 07:12 PM   #15
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Slabman,

There should be 110 volts in a junction box in your basement, on the door side of the coach. I'm assuming you have the additional Dometic freezer, if so there should be a junction box just aft of the freezer, that would be an easy one to tie into. You can pull the 110 VAC line up the frame from that point to the area of the HWH hydraulic system. I'm going to purchase one of these pressure washers this weekend and dismantle it to see what is going to be involved in building a frame to support it. I'll post my findings.
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That's a step ion the right direction, but include reverse osmosis filtration and it's a deal. We carry a Hydro-Tek 1.9 gpm electric pressure washer with reverse osmosis in our storage bay and it retailed for $995
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:46 PM   #17
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Good thoughts Swag. I'll need to check breaker size and loadings on that circuit. The other thought I had was the wall plug to the outside of the driver's seat, if I can access that. Of course, there's the TV over the dash area, but that would involve going down a pillar.

I am excited about your next steps and looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Possible location for high pressure reel:

The front cap where the generator is. A static feed line could be run back to the pump, and a lock will be required to keep the hose from despooling going down the road. There is a lot of room here. I need to look at the path to get the static line in place.
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Possible location for high pressure reel:

The front cap where the generator is. A static feed line could be run back to the pump, and a lock will be required to keep the hose from despooling going down the road. There is a lot of room here. I need to look at the path to get the static line in place.
redbaron73 ... I took a quick look and came up with the same thought.

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There is a square plastic cable race (4"x4"?) that runs the length of the basement along your frame (at least in my Ventana but I'm sure you have the same in the DS). I used this recently to run the antenna for my TPMS and it worked well. The cable race has a cover on the top which is held in place with ty-raps. I removed the cover and pushed a fish tape forward in that race, the tape exited from the frame behind the HWH hydraulic equipment. I'll use this method to run the 110 volts and the PEX water line to the front compartment. I don't have any pics but I'm sure you have already used this cable race and know what I'm talking about.
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Great idea on the electric part going in there, but I don't think I want water in a cable area where I couldn't get at or locate a leak. Why not just run a line along the rail on the outside? I would tape a hose to/inside a stick of PVC and push it forward with someone up ahead guiding it. Remember, this will be a high pressure hydraulic line if the pump is back in the pegboard area. Those high pressure lines/fittings can leak. Ask me....used to build/operate car washes. Probably take two people to do it, but should be doable.

I still like the idea of pump placement in the front.....
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They need to put it on the low end units for the guys who will really wash their MH. If I could afford a King Aire, I could afford to have some else wash it regularly.
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OK, sounds like you need to be the lead man on this job with that experience, Slabman! I agree, I probably wouldn't want to run a high pressure water line in that cable race ... just one more reason why I'm convinced the pump needs to be up front. I'm ok with running a low pressure line to the front, I doubt that will ever pose a problem. I recall when running that antenna line that we tried to figure out how to run that line outside that cable race and it was difficult.
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If I was going to do it, I'd probably start at the front, on the driver's side of the generator as per the photo I posted in another thread. Push it back as far as I could and then get in the closest bay and try to find it, then pull it back towards the Oasis.

Now all we need is a location up front. Remember, Newmar uses different configurations on the frt. cap, so space considerations may vary per model. When I pull out my gen/cap slide, it appears I have tons of room, but I keep looking at things when it's back in and I'm not so sure where the best space might be. Gotta do a bit more work on this.
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They need to put it on the low end units for the guys who will really wash their MH. If I could afford a King Aire, I could afford to have some else wash it regularly.
I disagree, I'm on my second King Aire, and do all my own washing.
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Continued research has uncovered a good option for a hose reel:

http://www.coxreels.com/products/spr...ven/en-series/

This would install in the water bay quite nicely, directly opposing the proposed install location of the pressure washer and tanks.

The big advantage of this location is ease of install (and subsequent removal) and the fact that everything remains inside the heated area. Plus the exit location is already there.

The disadvantage is only 60 ft of hose can be stored.

I am going to make a template next for mounting and verify that it will work the way I think it will.

I thought more about the front if the coach, and really do not see the advantage of the location. Opening the hood requires opening the side door. Once the hood is open then I would despool on the ground and close the hood to wash. This extra "step" is not a big deal, but the change in location to the water bay eliminates one step (two when you consider putting it away.)

I am also concerned with a despool going down the road. Thus could be resolved, but is another concern.

Can anyone tell me what advantage I have missed of placing the hose in the front?
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Just curious about the original post on this thread about the '15 models and what new design changes will be coming. Does anyone have info about when '15 production starts and when product info will be available?

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That should work OK. Interesting to note they only offer a 1/4 in. Hose in the high pressure section, but not the meduim pressure app.

At any rate, this reel shouldn't de-spool going down the road. By locating it in the "center", you'll have good extension in either direction, front or rear. Probably no advantage to not locating it in the front. Is your pump still going on the pegboard side? Where are you tapping off to get hot water?

BTW...I was installing some basement lights today and took a closer look at my HW line. It appears to route through an uncongested area along the DS of the generator, then through a good sized opening through the axle area, through the front wall of the basement and along the inside of the DS frame rail to the Oasis location. A large section of this can be accessed inside the generator space when the gen. is extended out. It appears the foam pipe insulation is there not only for cold weather, but also to prevent chaffing of the Pex on adjoining metal edges. I really think this is a doable project for most.
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