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Old 07-02-2018, 09:18 PM   #1037
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Fisher99, I think you got the main coupler size wrong. On my Creekside 21RBS the drain size is 1-1/2. I used a threaded reducer and then a 3/4 threaded elbow with a metal 3/4 to hose fitting. Mine fits just fine but if it was loose I would have made a small cut on both sides and then use a hose clamp to hold it on.
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:42 AM   #1038
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Fisher99, I think you got the main coupler size wrong. On my Creekside 21RBS the drain size is 1-1/2. I used a threaded reducer and then a 3/4 threaded elbow with a metal 3/4 to hose fitting. Mine fits just fine but if it was loose I would have made a small cut on both sides and then use a hose clamp to hold it on.
No, mine is definitely 1 3/4". But interesting idea about the slits and hose clamp. Mine doesn't seem to be leaking but I'll keep that option in mind in case it ever starts.
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Fisher99, I think you got the main coupler size wrong. On my Creekside 21RBS the drain size is 1-1/2. I used a threaded reducer and then a 3/4 threaded elbow with a metal 3/4 to hose fitting. Mine fits just fine but if it was loose I would have made a small cut on both sides and then use a hose clamp to hold it on.
My leaky drain adaptor is made from 1 1/2' schedule 40 PVC pipe (ID is 1 7/8"). The "slit/clamp" idea is a good thought, thanks!

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Old 07-03-2018, 05:27 PM   #1040
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Here's my drain and my adapter.
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:30 PM   #1041
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Amazon delivery just arrived. 8 more ceiling light fixture replacements and a combination 12v, USB, and volt meter, with on/off switch. That should keep me out of my wife's hair for a few hours....
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Fisher99, mine measured the same, but when I went to get the fitting at the hardware store they don't carry 1-3/4 couplers only 1-1/2 or 2 inch. The reducer I got shows 1-1/2 to 3/4. So I think they measure the size differently. The outside diameter of 1-1/2 inch Sch40 pipe is 1.90 but it still goes by 1-1/2 inch pipe. So I think the fitting go by the same number.
Just want to make sure that anyone that is trying this gets the correct size. It is an easy way to drain the fresh water tank without having a big puddle under your trailer. Thanks for the tip.
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I guess I'm confused as to how our drain tubes could measure the same OD if a 1 1/2" ID coupler fits yours and a 1 3/4" ID coupler fits mine. A 1 1/2" ID coupler would definitely not fit mine. Or maybe I'm just misunderstanding what you are saying.

In any case, the takeaway is that anyone wanting to do this should measure the OD of their drain tube and then make sure they buy a coupler that fits. It is quite possible that ORV has used different sized drain tubes over the years.

Our water rates are high enough (and I'm cheap enough) that I can't see letting the water run down the street and into the gutter when I could be putting it on my lawn. In fact, before I made the coupler I used to drain it into buckets and then dump the buckets on the lawn. This is definitely easier...
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I'm still hoping somebody does the slits and takes video of it on their first open of the valve! LMAO ...
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Installed a sliding tray and luckily the Ranger pellet grill fits!


Nice! I got the scout model a couple
Months back from costco with the inverter and the cover. My little weber go anywhere charcoal grill isnt on the packing list any longer! This takes up about the same amount of room albeit a bit heavier but the convenience is sooo nice. The only downside i have noticed is that i warped my plastic foldable table on probably the 10th time i used it. After it cooled it went back to shape. Now i put a cookie sheet under underneath it as a heat shield and that has been working fine. Had the ranger been out i probably would have purchased it. I like the option for the griddle and unfortunately the griddle doesnt fit the scout.
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Old 07-04-2018, 06:32 PM   #1046
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Nice! I got the scout model a couple
Months back from costco with the inverter and the cover. My little weber go anywhere charcoal grill isnt on the packing list any longer! This takes up about the same amount of room albeit a bit heavier but the convenience is sooo nice. The only downside i have noticed is that i warped my plastic foldable table on probably the 10th time i used it. After it cooled it went back to shape. Now i put a cookie sheet under underneath it as a heat shield and that has been working fine. Had the ranger been out i probably would have purchased it. I like the option for the griddle and unfortunately the griddle doesnt fit the scout.
The other choices didn't cut it for me and would have got the Scout but the higher temp and griddle got me to wait for the Ranger ... my 500 degree burn-in is done and didn't melt my 3D printed handles! Makes toting it around so much easier! Using it now and will more through the weekend

I opted for a marine pure sine 400W inverter (non-grill reasons). A good 300W would be perfectly fine. My watt meter says it pulls less than 230W during ignite and then bounces between 22 and 42W 'ish with the auger.

Mounted the inverter on the roof of the compartment and made a 6 gauge quick connect jumper for power. Another use of the quick connect port on the tongue is a remote 12V power panel for outside patio use but it won't be ready to use until the next outing.
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Nice! On my list a 2000 watt magnum inverter but for now the little traeger inverter is working fine but ling term i really want to get a decent inverter. Camping over thanksgiving and looking forward to doing some turkey legs on the traeger.
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Grp 27 battery tray

I have two Grp 27 batteries for our 2019 Creekside, which would not fit side by side on the tongue unless they were not in their boxes, so over the weekend I made a bracket to allow both battery boxes to fit in the designated space.
The bracket is completely constructed out of an old bed frame with a couple of bolts welded on to allow it to clamp to the existing structure, so no drilling required.

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My wife and I have never been happy with the lighting in our Wind River. I love the look of the LED fixtures but they just don't put out the amount of light that we desire. Plus, the TT is missing lights in crucial areas, like under the kitchen cabinets and in front of the bathroom mirror. So, with a big thanks to IdahoBob for his recommendation on light fixtures, and with a few hours of reasonably simple work, we now have vastly improved lighting. After we try this for a while we may end up swapping out more of the existing ceiling light fixtures.



I replaced the 4 LED fixtures in the kitchen area with 5" round fixtures. An easy swap and provides more (and softer) light. Beneath the kitchen cabinets (not shown) and in front of the bathroom mirror I used oval/oblong fixtures. I was able to tap into existing 12v wiring in the false bottom of the kitchen cabinets, but in the bathroom I had to fish wire from the light fixture in the middle of the bathroom ceiling.



I also replaced the small incandescent bulb in the range hood with an LED "pad" with a 4x9 grid of LED's. The existing bulb wasn't much more than a very weak night light, but the new LED pad provides very useful range top lighting.



All in all, a substantial improvement in lighting for a small expense and effort.


Wonderful!!! Do you have a link to the products you used. I have been thinking the same thing. Thanks for posting...
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Modified an old hitch mount bike rack to fit the vertical post on the rear tray. The post by itself was sort of worthless to secure bicycles. By luck, the tube for the rack was a perfect fit for inside the OEM post. Cut both of them to length so the tires ride in the tray and the rack secures them on the frames. Also drilled new holes in the tray slide-out beams for the quick cotters so it is only open as far as needed for two bikes.
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