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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:03 pm

Sidekick wrote:Having that wrap around your a/c unit is going to make it short cycle and eventually burn it up. The intake for the A/c and the discharge are from a very small space ahead of the A/c and it will not be enough dissipation to get actual room air in and not a bunch of recirculated cold air- (45 yrs in heating a/c field.)


I don't guess I understand exactly what ur sayin. The AC is slide out where it has room to breath. There will be a small fan sitting in front of the AC to circulate the air in the trailer when I get it done.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:05 pm

McDave wrote:One word for that drain issue, care to guess? Yep, Hepvo. Check it out.
http://hepvo.com/

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I don't plan on using a P-trap. My sink will be plumbed straight outside not into a tank. I won't be doin and park camping so it shouldn't be an issue.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:26 pm

I've kinda slowed down on my progress here lately but it's time to move forward. My pantry is coming together nicely (thanks to good friends with skills) and I'm trying to make progress in my counter top.
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The pantry will have 2 adjustable shelves in the top opening and 2 large drawers in the bottom half. The plan is to use 1 door that opens to the left for the top and dress up the front of the drawers so they all match.

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Making progress in the counter top. This started as an old aluminum road sign. I cut it to size, sanders it down, then took some aluminum polish and buffer to it. It almost looks like a stainless steel counter. I will cut the whole for the sink in the next few days, as soon as I get the drain issue worked out.

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I'm hoping I can find a very short 90 to fit in this tight spot so I don't have to rework stuff. A trip to Lowes will tell the tale.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby McDave » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:52 pm

Shower or Tub Drain fitting perhaps.

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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby Iconfabul8 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:30 am

Did you find a ready made fix for the drain? Or did you have to confabulate something?
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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:49 pm

Iconfabul8 wrote:Did you find a ready made fix for the drain? Or did you have to confabulate something?


I'm just gonna use the 15" pc of pipe that is used for a double sink. It is just the right size to fit into my small space. I will transition it into PVC and run it through the floor. I hope to have it in within the next few weeks. Will post pics as soon as I do.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:41 pm

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Counter top in and I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out.

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Cabinet/Pantry is in and looks great. A very talented friend of mine built this for me. He went way above and beyond my expectations. We are gonna build a top cabinet that goes above the sink, and dress up the area under the sink.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:07 pm

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Done a lot of work on my bed. One of the best parts of camping is getting a good night sleep. Most importantly the prego wife has to get a good night sleep.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:10 pm

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Sandblasted the tongue rack for the trailer.

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Fresh coat of paint.

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Welded in place and ready to go.

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Works perfect.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:12 pm

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Redneck Camp Toilet. This was the most important part of the trip.


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Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:15 pm

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The light that are on are some $35, 12v lights I found at Autozone. They were a quick and easy fix for the first trip. I didn’t want to have to run a generator just to see. So I have a deep cycle battery hooked up to power then.

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Maiden Voyage, Birthday trip, honeymoon adventure was a success. The first night of our trip the temp got down to 28, the Mr. Buddy heater worked like a champ. The second night, temp only got down to 51. We didn’t have to use a heater.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby low277 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:22 pm

I like your folding chair conversion!
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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby firemansd19 » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:57 pm

low277 wrote:I like your folding chair conversion!


Thank you. I built that for my wife specially for this one occasion. I didn’t want her to have to waddle to my buddies camper in the middle of the night.


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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby McDave » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:07 pm

Hey Firemansd19,
Congratulations Big Guy. You have got a lot going on now. Mama looks like she might enjoy the outdoor lifestyle, that's cool. Get the wife and chitlin' out in the fresh air and sunshine and you'll have a healthy, happy family.
Well done, Sir.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Re: Beginner looking for advise

Postby lawdog49 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:50 pm

Hey, nice build so far. What part of LA ya in? I do have a question, how's the weight balance with the longer tongue and it's rack with gear - plus the cabinetry/etc on the tongue end?
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