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Kxracer704

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First time I've looked at the progress, you're doing an exemplary job that many can learn from.


Thank you Fisherman. I am doing my best to capture thru video all of the key steps in this truck camper build.

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UTILITY HOOKUPS - Truck Camper Build Part 22

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Hesitant to comment as I'm impressed with the getting it done progress your making but question the right angle gravity fresh fill hose. It looks like its going to be painfully slow to fill tank? Replacement trough type are still available https://www.amazon.com/s?k=B00C88B1X2 though style with screw on cap/hatch lid helps keep clean. Also allows insertion of short hose into fill hose to take water quicker. but you'd need a straight shot on fill hose...
Is this how set up on old camper?

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Hesitant to comment as I'm impressed with the getting it done progress your making but question the right angle gravity fresh fill hose. It looks like its going to be painfully slow to fill tank?


I have thought of the 90 deg fitting slowing down the fresh tank fill, but I was restricted because of the battery placement on this camper build. And this was not how it was originally from Sunline, it was one flexible 1.25" hose. I will see how slow the fresh fill is when completed, if it is too slow, I will address it then.

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PLASTIC SHOWER/BATH REPAIR ?? - Truck Camper Build Part 23

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Looking good Jay!

Regarding the fresh water fill; when you’re forced to fill the water tank using jugs, almost ANY type of gravity fill port is difficult because of how high it is when the camper is on the truck. When I was recovering from shoulder injuries, there is no way I could have lifted a 50+ lbs water jug over shoulder height to pour it in the gravity fill.

That was when I really appreciated the marine hatch cover I had put in the top of my water tank several years ago. That wasn’t the reason I did it, but it sure helped being able to bring the water jugs inside the camper and keep them down below my waist while pouring.

I suspect your water tank my be in the same place mine is, below the step to the cab over bed. You might consider putting one in.

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Thanks for the tip NRALIFR. I will not be installing marine hatch on the initial build. But I will be designing the bunk step area so the tank will be accessible. So, if I choose to install the hatch in the future, I can access the tank to do so. What is the make and model of the hatch you installed?

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FRESH WATER TANK & PUMP INSTALL - Truck Camper Build Part 24

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might be to laite but I would run that water drain out the back of the camper so when you drain it on the truck it doesnt just dump into the bed and get the bottom of your camper wet. I am putting an extension on mine so it will drain past the end of the truck box.

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I remember a user I think it was Profdant that used a broom handle with a hook at the end to help fill the water tank. He would stand the handle vertical on the ground and let the hook support the weight of the jug. Then he just had to tilt the jug in order to fill the tank.


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