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Rthomas61

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Posted: 03/26/13 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I built one of those power jack covers thanks to this thread. Quick and easy and keeps everything nice & neat!

Thanks for the cool ideas. Once I get used to the new rig, going to play around with a few!


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Posted: 03/27/13 11:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I love this thread


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PennyPA wrote:

That's a neat place to carry it but doesn't it get absolutely filthy??


New here as well as a new TT owner. I have been reading through these mods for the past several days and have some great additions to add. I know I need to pace myself (and my WALLET!!). This one is on my list!!

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I came up with this mod in my previous RV, A 1977 GMC motorhome, while I was removing the rotted floorboard from a leaking pump. The leaking pump not only rotted the floor, but rusted the motor. I see a lot of pumps mounted on flat surfaces or vertically with the motor below the pump head. I solved this problem by mounting the pump in a plastic box, with a drain to the outside of the coach, and with the motor above the pumphead. If it ever leaks, it will not rot the floor or rust the motor. I will be doing this in my Nomad too.

I guess I also inadvertently installed a silencing kit by using household fittings from Lowes. I always try to use Lowes/HD/ACE parts in lieu of camping world or RV specific stuff to save cost, make maintenance easier, and a lot of RV parts are NOT UV stabilized so they rot in the heat and sun.

Pump mounting:

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In this RV, the water tank, (also a custom tank) was mounted next to the pump, so plumbing it all together was pretty simple, and allowed for a nice 1/2" quarter-turn valve to drain out the tank and pump in one shot.

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Bottom of tub with drain:

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I heard that the motor and gearhead on a power tongue jack are the same as the ones for a satellite dish? Has anyone here used the dish parts to mod a crank jack? Supposedly muuuuuuch cheaper. If it is in the 198 pages preceding this, my apologies, I just got here and am only 15 pages in!


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Whew!! Took me DAYS to get through this thread, but I saved a lot of the images and information into a folder on my laptop for later use. It's a shame so many of the pictures are no longer available online.


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glad its a sticky...I asked about this a while ago, but was told NO...

anyway, glad its there!!!


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goingnorth wrote:

I once was at a campground and saw the slide of the camper next to me go in then come out and in and out about 10 times and heard lots of giggling untill dad walked into the camper then I only heard yelling.
Now I have this over my slide control. When the kids get tall enough I can put a small lock on there if I have to.

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We had a slide scare one morning after camping the night just outside of Dallas TX. Shortly after entering the freeway my husband checked his rear view mirrors and had a "holy crap" moment. The slide was 1/2 way out!!! On the freeway! After pulling over we discovered that a set of plastic drawers that had been left on an end table had fallen in just the right spot to engage the slide out button. Luckily when the slide went out 1/2 way the drawers slipped off as well. Lesson learned make SURE everything is on the floor BEFORE leaving! I'm installing one of these ASAP! Thanks for the idea!

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That's CRAZY about the slide being 1/2 way out!

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Took the aftermarket wireless backup camera I had on my old MH and set it up with magnets so that I can use it attached to my license plate to see my hitch for hooking up my new TT. Then I can move it to the rear window inside over the sink in my TT so I can see behind it while I am driving. Installed a 12 volt socket to a light over the sink in the back to plug in the backup camera. Works great in both locations.

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