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Old 03-15-2010, 09:57 PM   #51
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You might want to pull that water heater out and flush out the tank. We had bought an older RV (and are currently living in it). During the rebuild of it, we found the water heater tank was full of sand from years of not using a sediment filter. We never put water into our RV without having the water pass thru the sediment filter (and our Whirlpool DB2 filter as well). We have a reusable sediment filter (get it in the well pump section of Lowes/Home Depot) that we just flush out periodically. It's easier to keep the crap out before it gets into the system than to try and get it out after the fact.
I'm gonna take that out tomorrow...I really want to see the tank and insulation and what ever else.... kinda don't want to mess with it and not be able to fix/use.... not sure.... but there is this older feller gas guy in town... i might want to leave it intact and see what he says...if its not too expensive... yes i need a filter....i've got a bunch to return at sLOWES....
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:11 PM   #52
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Old manuals for RV appliances. May help you out if you are planning on keeping any of that stuff.
http://www.nwrvsupply.com/manuals.htm
http://bryantrv.com/docs.html

http://www.ccis.com/home/mnemeth/index.htm So much that you might find other things that you may be interested in... often funny too. Click on RV Technical articles. Mark has very informative articles that are written in an easily understood manner. Read "Water, Water Everywhere" , "The 12volt side of Life" is a good read. Hint & Tips has some good stuff.
awesome...yes i want to use it all mostly...i am nervous about the fridge...have friends that full-time and they had one catch on fire!! turned out to be recalled and they got reimbursed and were okay...but i need to research all the model numbers off all this stuff!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #53
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Welcome. Looks like your well on your way. I know a bout not beeing able to sleep with this project running around in your head. I started working on mine about 3 weeks ago and Its all I think about. Work and weather keep getting in the way. ha ha. Last week I spent one day going to rv salvage places around here takeing pictures, and makeing notes on prices and avaliablity. I ask everybody questions. This web sites is also a fantastic resource.
its funny how it takes over....pictures and notes always...friends call me MO-list-A...
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:37 PM   #54
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...and still no pictures of the outside of your bus!
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:48 PM   #55
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oops..well its dark... its an 11 window
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:50 PM   #56
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Nice! It's like a blank slate waiting for a roof raise and window skinning! What color do you plan to paint the bus?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:18 PM   #57
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this is what i was thinking......i bought the pain awhile back a dark green and light green...rustoleum.... i want to skin shower window fridge window closet window and at least the last window in the back on both sides....
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:44 PM   #58
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Nice. Not keeping the flames? I like the idea, and skinning over a few windows on each side shows that the conversion isn't just a quicky job and that you care about quality. I see too many yellow conversions around here with the school signs painted over with a black spray paint and absolutely nothing else done to the outside. In fact I saw one the other day that had all the windows 'tinted' with what appeared to be a misting from a black spray paint can. It was horrible, didn't look tinted, just very dirty. I kind of felt that the people inside would probably rob me if they had a chance....and this is coming from a fellow skoolie!!! And I usually have a very open mind.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:55 PM   #59
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oh the flames are a magnet.....lame. i used to travel on a free food bus... it was painted mostly black and had planets and galaxy's all over... the spray paint from the art on the sides was all over the windows edges and we all looked like bums... we used to call it bums feeding bums... but i would see people looking at us with fear often... unless we were feeding free food..maybe even then too
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...i am nervous about the fridge...have friends that full-time and they had one catch on fire!! turned out to be recalled and they got reimbursed and were okay...but i need to research all the model numbers off all this stuff!!
if you turn it on and you smell amonia.... get out! you have a coolant leak. it is dangerous.
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