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atom ant 02-17-2016 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by mhs4771 (Post 61727)
Probably ran out of Brass and sent someone up to the Flea Market to buy more and came back with the cheap Plastic ones!

hahahahaha!

piper guy 02-22-2016 07:48 PM

Spent most of the day Saturday "puttering" in the Coach. First weekend in a while that it wasn't 20 degrees and up to my butt in snow.


Changed all the interior lights to LED and got rid of the bright lights over the bed. Replaced with Brushed Aluminum, directional LED reading lights. Think it will be a large improvement.


Next is hopefully a sliding cargo tray for the basement.

Ford truck guy 02-22-2016 08:02 PM

Vaughan , Did you think about signing up for the VA Rally yet >? It became available Thursday of so of last week... I signed up today !!

Elliott & Vicky 02-22-2016 08:45 PM

Any pictures of the over the bed lights in place? I want to do the same thing

markw 02-22-2016 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Tomkidder (Post 61723)
That is good to know. The fittings are cheap plastic garbage and all this is going to be replaced.

Pex pipe and the plastic fittings are getting to be near universal today. If you have a new house built, unless you pay extra, it will almost certainly be plumbed with pex.

I replaced the old iron pipe in mine, 30 years ago with cpvc pipe. It is still doing fine.

Mark

piper guy 02-22-2016 10:05 PM

Elliott, it'll be a couple weeks before I'm back at the rig but will take some pictures.

piper guy 02-22-2016 10:15 PM

Joe ~ haven't booked it yet but probably will later this week . Have to see where we are planning to be in September. I have booked Shipshewana in August for the National Rally though ~ will be 4 years in a row ~.

Elliott & Vicky 02-23-2016 12:35 AM

Thanks. I look forward to the pictures.

Tomkidder 02-23-2016 12:36 AM

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Originally Posted by markw (Post 61868)
Pex pipe and the plastic fittings are getting to be near universal today. If you have a new house built, unless you pay extra, it will almost certainly be plumbed with pex.

I replaced the old iron pipe in mine, 30 years ago with cpvc pipe. It is still doing fine.

Mark

I actually was talking about the fitting themselves. The redwood has plastic fitting at the end of every PEX pipe and all the Ts are plastic too. I am going to start removing all the pipe and replace with PEX and place a hot and cold manifold in the unit. The fitting at Lowes and Home Depot are brass and much nicer than what is in the unit now.

travelin' texans 02-23-2016 12:57 AM

Painted the lower exposed frame on both sides of the front & rear hitch/bumper with flat black Rust Oleum, starting to get very rusty, looks pretty good in my opinion.

GA1817 02-23-2016 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by travelin' texans (Post 61881)
Painted the lower exposed frame on both sides of the front & rear hitch/bumper with flat black Rust Oleum, starting to get very rusty, looks pretty good in my opinion.

When I first looked at new RW's that is the one thing that turned me off was the rusting frames on a new coach. Salesman told me a wire brush and paint and I could fix it up:banghead:

When we started looking at used units the RW was always a favorite. The one I found did not have the rust issue.. That FALCON technology is incredible depending on what day they made it:D

travelin' texans 02-23-2016 06:03 PM

Mine looked good when new, but too much time on the east coast will rust anything.

coloradolivin 03-04-2016 03:57 PM

Titan Disc Brakes
 
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Tackling disc brakes from Ron, the Titan Guy. Shipping was excellent, parts and instructions all there. Easy to understand. Ron is available by phone all the time for any questions.

Packed the bearings, installed seals and set aside.

Decided to install the actuator on the back wall of the battery compartment, got the wires run to the junction box on the hitch and the actuator runs with the breakaway switch, the brake pedal and the brake controller.

Next, will be working on the plumbing.

Fun project !!

Grizzby 03-04-2016 04:08 PM

Looking good! Going to be doing this project in the near future. I like your actuator location...out of the elements. Keep us posted. Thanks!

Bob

Ford truck guy 03-04-2016 05:33 PM

Will you be able to check the levels and fill easily with that location? I know that the back wall of my battery compartment is a LONG lean for me.. Ron had mine mounted on the frame , just behind the front jack..

coloradolivin 03-04-2016 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Ford truck guy (Post 62480)
Will you be able to check the levels and fill easily with that location? I know that the back wall of my battery compartment is a LONG lean for me.. Ron had mine mounted on the frame , just behind the front jack..

Yea, I thought about that, especially installing it was a bit of a pain. But, I think it will be easy enough. Going to also install a good 12v light in there to see battery as well as fluid level. Tough part will be to run the brake line through the maze of wires, then out through the propane compartment then down the frame. Tubing bender and a grommet through the steel should work fine.

Ford truck guy 03-04-2016 07:51 PM

I just replaced all the carriage bolts on my Superglide's way tubes with Stainless Steel carriage bolts.. I also swapped out the big 7" bolt that holds the head on with a 7" stainless nut/bolt/lock washer . .

Ford truck guy 03-04-2016 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Ford truck guy (Post 62480)
Will you be able to check the levels and fill easily with that location? I know that the back wall of my battery compartment is a LONG lean for me.. Ron had mine mounted on the frame , just behind the front jack..


BY the way - - -- - I neglected to say that looks good ! I am sure you will be thrilled with the stopping power once all complete.

atom ant 03-04-2016 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by coloradolivin (Post 62481)
Yea, I thought about that, especially installing it was a bit of a pain. But, I think it will be easy enough. Going to also install a good 12v light in there to see battery as well as fluid level. Tough part will be to run the brake line through the maze of wires, then out through the propane compartment then down the frame. Tubing bender and a grommet through the steel should work fine.

Very nice! My actuator is on that back wall too, and it's not ideal but easy enough to get too. Not like it sucks down a lot of fluid :)

Kaidocl 03-05-2016 04:14 PM

for some reason I cant upload pictures directly from my computer any suggestions on windows 8.1 ?

but I got my curt 24k installed yesterday
installed my ranch hand front bumper
also had the washer and dryer stackable installed Splendide Ariston vented with drain pan.
took my heated hose off and installed two summer ones, one going to the tank flusher with a quick valve for easy turn on and off from convenience center.


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