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Old 07-18-2011, 03:33 AM   #29
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Silver and Sky's Motorhome Project - July 17th, 2011

Major construction is pretty much done, now to get it ready to move into next week. Still have the roof to do, but that will be a few weeks until I have the money for the Eternabond and vent cover.
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Looks great. Yall have done a nice job there!
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Old 07-19-2011, 05:01 AM   #31
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It's really coming together. Looking good!
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:50 PM   #32
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Very impressive! really gives me hope on my camper project. Thank you!
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #33
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Thank you all for the words of encouragement! Need it after last night. Finally got to the water systems.....

Lesson #86 when you buy a used rv: Make sure all water connections are hooked up! Started filling the fresh water tank to clean the system, only to find water pouring out under the motorhome! There is a T-connection under the sink where the pump is, and the inlet tube to the pump wasn't even connected to it! Water just happily pouring out of the connection. Sopped up what we could, and ran home to grab a fan to dry out the rest.

Got that taken care of, then started running the bleach water through the system. Put a little bit of bleach in the hose and hooked it up to the city water connection to clean that as well. Went back to the pump, ran some more water. Found out we have a small leak at the toilet. Small leak, and about 95% of the water drops down onto the black tank, but a little stayed in the bathroom. Get to pull that and see if it is just the inlet hose, or if something on the actual toilet is broken. Not looking forward to trying to get around that toilet, absolutely no room. Makes me think they put the toilet in before they even put up any walls!
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The only way to work on the toilet is to act like you're giving it a big "hug" ....
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I think it felt a little more intimate with that dang thing lol.

Spent a good hour trying to get the rear nut off of the toilet. No dice. Not the tubes. Going to have to replace the toilet, which means we won't have running water for the next couple weeks. Will have to use jugs of water for everything, including "flushing" the toilet.
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The supply line to our toilet has a shut off valve on it so we can still use the water in the rest of the coach. If your's doesn't have one stop by one of the home improvement stores and pick one up, just make sure it fits you motor homes water line.
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Yeah, I don't remember seeing a shut-off for the line anywhere in the area. I might try following the line to see (wish me luck on that one!).

Is there a way to regulate the water flow coming into the motorhome on city water? The spigot is the lever style type, and has a very, very large flow rate. I could tell that the toilet has had this issue before we hooked it up, but I don't want there to be so much pressure that something else goes. Would this be an issue at all? Or do motorhomes themselves have a regulator?

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Yes. Most RV owners will carry one of these with them: Water pressure regulator

They're not especially sofisticated, they tend to be too restrictive, but will keep excess pressure from harming your plumbing. Some of us have installed an adjustable regulator, like: Adjustible regulator I purchased the N55GB model. It has standard water hose fittings.
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Silver and Sky's Motorhome Project - July 30th, 2011

Next update, which was long overdue. Next weekend will be a new vent in the bathroom and eternabond on the roof if the weather allows it.
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So did it pass inspection by your furry kids ? I don't blame y'all for not wanting to sleep in the over head bunk, too hard to get in and out of....
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They adjusted very quickly. Only downside is they have no real room to get the zooms. They would occasionally go haywire and run all throughout the apartment, at all hours of the day and night.

I'm sure they aren't liking the heat too much though (can't say we care for it either). No AC in here, so it gets about the same temperature as it does outside. Come evening they are more lively though. It reached the low-mid 90's the last few days
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You are doing an awesome job. I so admire your spirit and abilities.
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