Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-30-2016, 08:27 PM   #4411
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 1,206
Hi Terry!

Generator cabinet looks good. Will you wire it so the Toter has a outlet on the back to power the TH?

I went ahead today and modified our coach. I cut the rear body frame rail out, modified it so it can be bolted in. I then modified the A/C condenser and its mount to clear everything and swing out of the way. Pretty happy with the results. Not only is it nice to have the condenser out of the way, but with the frame member out of the way it is much easier to get right up in there. Prior to this everything was about a foot too far away to reach in.

I hope I never need to climb in there again, but if I do it is now a lot easier.

L.
__________________

__________________
2008 Thor Mandalay Presidio, 400 ISL
RVing since 1974!
Lots of Motorcycles
Lloyd in S.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-31-2016, 06:00 AM   #4412
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Good Morning, Lloyd, I plan on being able to run the TH also with the genny on the Tot'r, I had thought about having a cable that I could attach while we are moving but not sure if that would work, need to investigate that possibility. Nice to be able to get into and work on things in the MH, something the factory's seem to forget, (that someone might have to work on them!). I once spoke to a production manager in a truck factory (It was Walters Truck, they made snow plows) they had built six trucks as fire pumpers for an airport overseas, they had a 460 ford engine setting in the rails on the back of the truck as the engine to run the pumps, you could not change the plugs without pulling the engine up out of the rails, their answer.........your not going to have to work on it so don't worry about it. I think the engineer must have came from Ford motor co. I remember the mustangs that came thru and you had to drill holes in the sides of the engine bay to change plugs. Well its 39* here this morning might get to 45* today, nice. Have a Great Day All.
__________________

__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2016, 07:28 AM   #4413
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,815
Terry,
Genny box looks good. That should serve you well for many years.

Lloyd,
Glad that you got your MH more user friendly.

Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2016, 10:11 AM   #4414
Senior Member
 
Tim&Paula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Leesburg, Ga
Posts: 229
What kind of generator are you installing? Looking good!
__________________
Tim & Paula - Leesburg, GA Papermaker
2015 Jayco Pinnacle 36FTBS
2011 Chevy 3500 Duramax with Air Ride Hitch
Tim&Paula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2016, 10:53 AM   #4415
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Frank, Thanks, Need to put in the proper ventilation in the right places yet but its installed, Tim, Thanks, The genny is an Onan 2800, its small but should run what we want to and charge the batteries if need be. Temps are 47* right now, crazy weather but I'll take it.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 05:32 PM   #4416
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Good Afternoon, worked in the shop today, built the supports needed to install the compartments that will house the waste and fresh water tank, need some serious supports. Here's a pic of one. The two ends also get sheet metal welded to make the end of the compartment
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0201161330.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	466.4 KB
ID:	117941  
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 05:44 PM   #4417
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 8,235
Terry - these look like some SERIOUS supports. How big are the tanks going to be?
__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 06:29 PM   #4418
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Gordon, As big as I can stuff in there . Actually I don't know, once I have the compartment laid out then I can custom order the tanks. The supports will tie into the coach body and into the frame giving a complete structure, it's kinda hard to explain without seeing it, that's why I like having the videos. The open part gets welded into the coach supports, and the one side gets welded into the frame of the coach body then extend down along side of the truck frame without being attached there by giving support, as you pull/push down (by loading the compartment) it compresses against the truck frame, (but of course it can't compress) giving it support without being rigid.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 06:39 PM   #4419
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,357
What are you going to do to insulate the tanks?

ronspradley
__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 07:11 PM   #4420
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Hi Ron, yes the compartments will be fully insulated, not just the tanks, I'll have a heat duct running into them.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2016, 07:22 PM   #4421
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,357
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harley1994 View Post
Hi Ron, yes the compartments will be fully insulated, not just the tanks, I'll have a heat duct running into them.



ronspradley
__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 09:26 AM   #4422
Senior Member
 
Franka548's Avatar
 
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 2,815
Terry,
Those supports will hold 3 times the weight or more that you have space for. Nice overkill, I get what you are saying about the weight pushing the support into the truck frame, thats a good idea and will make the whole thing even stronger. You will be close to the trucks GVWR with all the steel that you are putting on, lol. Just kidding, but you will definitely have enough weight on her to give a better ride.
Nice job by the way, as always.
Frank
__________________
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 09:55 AM   #4423
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Good morning, Frank, thanks, I will have to try to figure the weight of the steel just for giggles, would be nice for the Tot'r to ride nice empty without the TH hooked up. Its always fun to try and figure then see if I'm right when I weigh it.
__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2016, 12:32 PM   #4424
Senior Member
 
Harley1994's Avatar


 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Nor'easters Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 2,847
Okay, Frank you got me curious . So I went on my invoice and found how much each piece weighed per lb./per sq. ft. added it all up and if I use every single piece of steel I would have added 1834 LBS to the Tot'r. Surprised me that it wasn't heavier , gotta check again but I think my gvw is like 33,000, should be good LOL. probley won't even ride good . Of course that's not adding what the coach is going to add up to.
__________________

__________________
Terry and Eleanor
94 Softail / 92 FXR
79 32' AMF Skamper 5th Wheel Toy Hauler
97 International 4700 Tot'r
Harley1994 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (1 members and 1 guests)
jmaotto
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Complete RV Rebuild? an1m3n00b Class A Motorhome Discussions 42 01-26-2015 04:14 AM
Fire total loss Tim&Paula MH-General Discussions & Problems 30 09-14-2014 08:30 PM
Camping with a Total Length of 70ft coachmanrvr Class A Motorhome Discussions 37 09-03-2014 04:32 PM
73 Superior Rebuild wkratzer Class C Motorhome Discussions 0 06-04-2014 01:30 AM
Trailer vs 5th wheel total length? DumOleBob Travel Trailer Discussion 4 01-23-2014 10:01 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.