I am in the process of remodeling my Sunnybrook trailer, it also has the black plastic looking piece underneath it. What I discovered is my holding tank valves were leaking, and puddling above the plastic. My holding tanks are right above it. I am wondering if that is the same situation you have.
digmed, you might also want to consider what your are going to be using your trailer for. If you are planning on spending any time in it, NOT plugged into shore power, then you are relying on the batteries to run your lights, refrigerator circuit board, heater fan, etc. If this is the case, I would really recommend looking into a couple of camper, or "house" batteries, deep cycle, and make sure they are properly installed, and wired in. And, while your tow vehicle, in a perfect world, will trickle charge your batteries, over time. You do not want to rely on the tow vehicle as your only means of running power to your trailer.
This sight is a great place to get help and advice, and also check out the link that Dennis M M posted. Read everything you can, and ask all the questions you want, we are all here to help each other.
Never mind. I went back and looked at it again, I forgot about the vanity sink-on the drivers side-also has a vent tube. GAH! Now I have to figure out how to get that one out. It does not vent through the roof, just a little vent tube coming out of the tank, and ending in the cabinet below the sink. Sheesh I feel stupid!
While trying to drop my gray tank, on a 2001 Sunnybrook 30'. It seems like there is something on the drivers side of the tank keeping it from dropping. The tank vent on the passenger side has been disconnected. I am wondering is there 2 vents? I looked on my roof, and don't see another vent for it, but, something is definitely keeping it from sliding forward, and down on the driver side. It appears to be a flat top tank, and I am unable to find any info on line for pics on it. I would really really appreciate any help. This is the last part to take out before I start my plumbing repairs.
There are no bolts, but, it is not moving. It is a U shaped channel, with the U facing up to the tank, and even with mirror, I can't see into it. It almost feels welded, but, I can't tell, and there are no welds on the outside of the U. Without dropping the black tank it won't slide over the bar and out. And I am NOT dropping the black tank. If I have to I will cut the bar, and weld in a new one. But, was hoping not to have to go that route. Thanks for the replies.
I am in the process of remodeling my bathroom due to a broken water pipe. I installed Allure laminate wood flooring. While reading the brochure, it very specifically states it is NOT intended for travel trailer use. That being said, the main problems with laminate or pergo, is they require a reasonably constant temperature to prevent them from separating, or buckling. For a small area such as my bathroom, which is about 5X5, I am not to concerned about that. For a larger area, like a living room, you might want to go with padave's advice and stick with linoleum. It is more resistant to temperature fluctuations that you will experience, and padave is right, laminate is quite a bit heavier than linoleum. As far as the hot water heater, I would really think about replacing it, you never know when you are going to want hot water. Might seem like not such a big deal now, but, I know when we are camping we want hot water at times. I don't know about patching it, never had to deal with that.
I have to drop my gray tank to fix a broken pipe. I removed the forward most support that bolts to the frame. However, there is a mid tank support that I can't figure out how to remove. Does anyone know if these are welded to the frame? No amount of hitting it seems to loosen it. I am at the point that I am going to cut the support, and install a different one. If someone knows if it is just jammed into the frame, or welded into the frame I would really appreciate the help. Thanks in advance!
I installed an AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo in my trailer, that did not come with a stereo at all. You can buy an amplified antenna that mounts inside a cabinet that works very well. Don't have to drill through the roof. It uses a standard 12V+, and grounds through the stereo if your are looking for a radio antenna.
I had the same problem when I bought my used trailer. First trip I discovered it was clogged! GAH! It was at hunting camp, and there were 3 of us in the trailer. When I got home, I put in the blue stuff, drained it. Filled it with a hose through the toilet, drained it, filled it with a hose through the toilet, drained it............well you get the idea. It took me about 5 times of filling with the hose completely to the bottom of the toilet, and letting it sit and dissolve the mounds of pooh, to completely drain the holding tank. Afterwards, I discovered the valve was stuck partway open and not draining properly. NEVER, EVER, EVER, leave the black tank valve open. Only open it to drain it, then insure you have some water in the the tank to help avoid building up the mounds of pooh.
Yep, shower it will stay. She will eventually grow out of the tub, and then it is a non issue. Thanks for all the input. Now, on to the remodel. Already got the shower surround, and pan pulled. Found the leak, now have to drop the holding tank to install new pipe, maybe put in new laminate flooring, and then re-install and check everything out.
Your 3 year old will not be 3 years old much longer.
NO!!! Say it isn't so! I had been thinking that after I posted the question also. I am leaning towards keeping the shower, and just doing the plastic tub routine til she gets past the bath only stage. Thanks for all the input.
So, I am in the process of replacing a broken drain pipe to my shower. It is a stall shower, with no tub. And I have a 3 year old who does not like to shower, baths only. So, I am curious, how many people like or dislike the tiny little tubs, and actually use them for kids, or would you just prefer a shower only? We currently carry a small bath tub for her to put in the shower, but, a built in tub would be easier. I just don't see them being real roomy for adults to shower in, without the extending shower curtain.
A few years back, I rebuilt a Shasta camper due to water damage. It involved the entire right rear corner, by the toilet/shower are. It is not difficult to do, but, it is very labor and time intensive. It involved removing the entire side, and back, rebuilding the rotted wood, stringers, and flooring. Then re-installing all the siding and lights. It took a few months, working weekends and nights when I could. Again, not very hard if you have some basic skills, but, it can be very time and labor intensive. However, in the end, I am glad I did it, as I knew how it was done and never worried about it again. If you think you are up to the task, just take your time, and remember where every wire, light, stringer, etc., goes. Good luck with your trailer.