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Old 02-28-2019, 09:53 PM   #1
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? for you experienced RVers!

Which side is most practical to hookup for water?
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:24 PM   #2
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RV parks are set up to service water, electric and sewer on the driver side.
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:55 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2019, 12:04 AM   #4
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Yes, usually all three are close to each other towards the end of the space so inlets and drains are ideal far to the aft on drivers side.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:06 AM   #5
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I had to research this before setting up my interior of my bus. Driver's side hookups at every RV park I stayed at.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:03 AM   #6
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Does anyone regret going passenger side or further towards the front driver for any of their utilities? Our exhaust unfortunately blocks undercarriage storage in the traditional hook up spot. We will have our potable gravity feed and shore water intakes in that general area, grea water under the bus opposite, then electric in the middle of driver side. We will not have a black tank, so my only concern is having to dump gray across the chassis. FYI we don't plan on visiting a lot of RV parks, but are keeping state & national parks in mind.
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Old 03-01-2019, 10:16 AM   #7
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We put our gray tank on the passenger side. We haven't done a great deal of emptying it, but the couple times we did it wasn't a problem at all. Just had to make sure we pulled up close enough to the dump station so the hose reached. I bought a hose extension just in case I run short sometime. As far as flow restrictions or something like that....no problems at all.
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Old 03-01-2019, 05:05 PM   #8
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Our exhaust unfortunately blocks undercarriage storage in the traditional hook up spot.
Mine has a space in the left rear that is about 2' x 8' and has the last section of exhaust pipe mounted in the middle totally wasting that space. If you cut 6-8" from the first bend in the exhaust and then again about 20" or so from the other bend . Take the bent section you cut off, rotate it 180 and attach it back. This deleted the 8" of 4" exhaust pipe from that space and routes the exhaust out the side behind the rear wheel. Frees up that corner space for a storage bin or propane tank.
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Thanks Drew. I'll check into that hose extension. Seems like a good thing to have stuffed in the back of a bay in case the need ever arises.

Very much appreciate the detailed instructions o1marc! This seems like an easy enough solution to free up that space.
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Old 03-11-2019, 09:42 AM   #10
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I just recently changed my exhaust set up. It originally exited the rear and after the rear end was in the passenger side taking up all that precious underbelly space.

The plan was to exit behind the rear tire. Well, after inspecting the exhaust,I had holes in it between the front and rear tires. So I removed it up to the holes. Cut out good sections of the pipe to reuse and cut out two of the 45 angles of pipes from where it went over the rear end.

4" exhaust band clamps to attach the picture together. Some 4" pipe hangers to hold them in place. Now it exits in front of the rear passenger tires. Put a nice black exhaust tip on it as well.IMG_20190311_093449_RAW.jpeg old exhaust location IMG_20190311_093408_RAW.jpeg new exhaust exit IMG_20190311_093414_RAW.jpeg band clamped and hangers. Paint Ted flat black with high temp paint
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I also brought the exhaust out in front of the rear pasenger tire. If I had it to do again I'd have sent the exhaust out the drivers side--away from the picnic table location and out from under the awning.
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I just did the same last week. Cut the 8' end pipe off and then a cut between the 2 45s and a 4 band clamp and it runs out about 1.5' behind the rear wheel. Freed up the only place for the 48" propane tank. I powder coated the tip in Silver Vein.
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I also brought the exhaust out in front of the rear pasenger tire. If I had it to do again I'd have sent the exhaust out the drivers side--away from the picnic table location and out from under the awning.

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Running out the driver's side was my original plan. I didn't have any flex exhaust to go over the driveshaft though.

Great location for exterior outlets on yours.
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Running out the driver's side was my original plan. I didn't have any flex exhaust to go over the driveshaft though.

Great location for exterior outlets on yours.
If you ran it out behind the rear wheel the driveshaft doesn't come into play. I like the idea though and will look and see if I can utilize the 6' section I cut off and do it all with existing parts. I'm thinking under bay storage may be in the way.
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If you ran it out behind the rear wheel the driveshaft doesn't come into play. I like the idea though and will look and see if I can utilize the 6' section I cut off and do it all with existing parts. I'm thinking underway storage may be in the way.
I agree, but I couldn't get the angle correct because of the storage box and then I found the holes in the middle section of pipe. As it is, I deleted about 12' of exhaust, maybe more and went from 5 turns I. The exhaust to two 45 angles.

Also, my mini split compressor is in the way to run it out the driver's side behind the tires
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I checked and there is just enough room to do it. Room just behind the mudflap.
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I checked and there is just enough room to do it. Room just behind the mudflap.
Nice. I feel it was worth it to get rid of the extra turns and open up the space.
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Nice. I feel it was worth it to get rid of the extra turns and open up the space.
I think on mine I might only need to cut one pipe, turn it around and it should be right where I need it. When the ground dries I'll climb under and check it out. Any negative reason to not have the exhaust on the drivers side? Normally I would not be concerned, but you all have made me picture times I would be "picnicing" next to the bus and need to have it run for a reason, out the other side would definitely be a benefit.
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I found that since I mostly drive in the right lane, the exhaust isn't smoking out the cars next to me.

The driver's side is probably preferable for the camping reasons you mentioned. I did passenger for the ease of it.
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:27 PM   #20
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I did mine driver side ahead of the rear wheel so when I use that side view mirror I can see the state of the smoke happening during a cold start and while driving. Early detection for my mind of how the engine is performing at any time either cruising or pulling hard on grades.

I like to see anything but white smoke.
Agree picnic side could be a problem at times but hardly ever picnic with engine running. However, loading from the passenger side door may attract some fumes I'd rather not breathe when I'm idling.

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