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Old 10-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #15
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Though now I seem to have a leak from the valve on my black tank.
I have to drain it now and hopefully put the new one with no leaks, do I have to look for anything when replacing the T-valve?
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:18 PM   #16
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Though now I seem to have a leak from the valve on my black tank.
I have to drain it now and hopefully put the new one with no leaks, do I have to look for anything when replacing the T-valve?
Make sure the tank is empty.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #17
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I wanted to post the work that I will be doing on my Elandan, and try and get suggestions from people about each type of work.

I want to remove the two recliners and table upfront and replace with a entertainment center with our 32" tv.
We did that to our MH too. You'll be amazed at how much room you'll gain. Especially if your driver and passenger seats swivel around.

I found that a 28-30" TV would have been adequate.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:31 PM   #18
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Congrats! You'll have a blast.

Maybe a brake job is in order; no stopping is worse than no starting
I'm certain that if it starts it WILL stop. Just as certain as the lesson I was taught many years ago that taking off is optional but landing is mandatory.
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Though now I seem to have a leak from the valve on my black tank.
I have to drain it now and hopefully put the new one with no leaks, do I have to look for anything when replacing the T-valve?
It's not uncommon for those valves to get some crud stuck in the sealing area, and TEMPORARILY leak - until the valve is operated vigorously a few times to dislodge the crud. Try - on an empty tank - adding some warm/hot water mixed with a good dish washing detergent into the tank, then rapidly operate the valve from full open to full closed - good possibility the seal will be restored...

Of course, a large container to collect the drainings will be a good idea...
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Agreed.. rinse and clean the tank and valve before replacing..
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #21
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I will definately clean out the tank before I try to take the valve off. I think though to test the valve I will put a gallon of water in it to see if it leaks after I replace the valve.
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Arrow Great looking coach.....

Hey welcome to the group.
A great looking ride you have there. I have the same at home and I love it. Please keep us all posted on what you do to it. I'm overseas so not using mine except on whirlwind trips back to the US. I really like the idea of using the area where the recliners sit for an entertainment center. Does anybody have any pics of this? I'm usually travel alone or maybe two of us so I don't need the extra chairs. Seems a good idea to me. My coach doesn't have a switch for moving the passenger seat either. It's manually adjusted. Keep posting and show us your progress.
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Hey welcome to the group.
A great looking ride you have there. I have the same at home and I love it. Please keep us all posted on what you do to it. I'm overseas so not using mine except on whirlwind trips back to the US. I really like the idea of using the area where the recliners sit for an entertainment center. Does anybody have any pics of this? I'm usually travel alone or maybe two of us so I don't need the extra chairs. Seems a good idea to me. My coach doesn't have a switch for moving the passenger seat either. It's manually adjusted. Keep posting and show us your progress.
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This is how our living room looks now. We store the TV in the bedroom when traveling. We are fulltimers and tend to stay for months at a time when relocating.

We made a cover for the TV and pin it over the window behind it when parked to block the light.


This is how it looked when we bought the MH. The previous owner had replaced the standard barrel chair. We gave the chair away and removed the fold-out table behind the passenger's seat.
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We made this to replace the standard TV in our previous MH, a 1989 HR Imperial. I'll do something along these lines for the one we have now.
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Looks nice.. love the new furniture.
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This is what i Eventually want done to it.

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I started building the above entertainment center as a mock up and it kind of took off a little.. just waiting for a 26" LCD TV.. lol.. going to put doors and drawers in the unit at some point.
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Arrow Neat ideas......

That is pretty much what I am looking for. I have two barrel chairs now and they are really pretty comfortable but sort of uneeded most of the time. I could pull them and the table which is generally too small for anything that I use or would do and add a cabinet with mounts for a flat panel TV. It would make the aisle a bit wider and I would still have the couch for an extra bed for the kids or grandkids. I know there are seatbelts on both chairs presently but trying to keep adults in them let alone kids is a pretty useless endeavor. Might as well take them out and do something with the space. Bigger TV and a better location would be a good idea I think. Love the pics of motorhomes with no slides. My own opinion is that if I need that much space, I should have stayed at home in the stick house.
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