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Spott

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Posted: 09/27/07 10:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My left rear compartment contains…
The water pump,
Low point drains,
Gray & black dump valves,
The Happi-Jac controller/cable/remote,
A clear elbow for dumping,
A spare umbilical cord (just because I have happen to have one)
A wireless thermometer to keep an eye on basement temps in the winter

As you can see in the photo it’s a bit messy/cluttered.

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Believe it or not it only took me almost two years to think about a solution. I decided on a very simple piece of metal bent into a “Z” and pop-riveted to the door.

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Wow, it took a whole 5 minutes and I wonder why I hadn't thought of it on the first day.

Here’s with just the Happi-Jac cord.

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And if you're asking why I have the “Remove before flight” attached to the end of the cord, it reminds me to flip out the front jacks before raising the camper.


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rhode trip

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Posted: 09/27/07 11:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good idea, Bruce! Thanks for posting.


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Beddows

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Posted: 09/27/07 11:26am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good idea, you need new rims.

jjohnson1179

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Posted: 09/27/07 11:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

and why are you hauling that camper on a six lug chevy the weight police is going to see that good work on the door that has givin me and idea


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Posted: 09/27/07 11:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jjohnson1179 wrote:

and why are you hauling that camper on a six lug chevy the weight police is going to see that good work on the door that has givin me and idea



Actually I think that Spott has his camper mounted on an old farm wagon, when it's off of his truck, and as far as the nice wheels.......this is Michigan where winter road salt usage is why this is called "The Rust Belt"!
I think that the wheels look like they're in pretty good condition!![emoticon]

Spott, another nice idea!

TG

* This post was edited 09/27/07 12:05pm by Troutguy *


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Spott

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Posted: 09/27/07 12:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Troutguy wrote:

Actually I think that Spott has his camper mounted on an old farm wagon, when it's off of his truck


Ding, Ding, Ding, you are a winner...

Although it's not mounted, it just sits on the wagon in he barn.

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Posted: 09/27/07 02:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a question, why does anybody want a clear elbow for dumping?


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Matthew_B

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Posted: 09/27/07 04:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Super_Dave wrote:

I have a question, why does anybody want a clear elbow for dumping?


If you use a sprayer or flush system, you can tell when the "solids" have been removed from the tank.





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Posted: 09/27/07 04:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To tell when the holding tank is clean when it's being flushed after draining...you can see the clear water and know it's rinsed.

...although, I have to admit I just look at the end of the hose a it runs down the drain to tell when it's clear...a 'clear' elbow would probably be easier to see...[emoticon]


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Posted: 09/27/07 06:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow simple mod, sometimes those are the best. As far aas seeing when the turds are gone I'll skip that.

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