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Old 08-27-2003, 11:06 AM   #101
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I have an old 1100 psi electric steam cleaner that the burner is toast on. I plan to mount the motor and pump in a bay for pressure washing the rig and my Jeep. I haven't decided if gravity pressure from the fresh water is enough or if I'd have to hook up a hose from a remote source but pics will follow of this mod and many others.
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Old 08-27-2003, 12:05 PM   #102
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Patrick -

I carry a gas powered pressure washer as well, don't think gravity will work. You can easily tie off of the fresh water drain, but it is a small pipe and it takes about 2 hours plus to drain my water tank. (120 gallons I beleive)

I have a outside shower which might work, just need to look at a way to exchange shower head and fitting for pressure washer. I know my water pump can take it (changed the stock whisperking for a Flojet Sensor Pump which my wife let run dry for 5 hours and it still works. This pump is super quiet and only runs at the speed need to supply water requirment. Versus the on/off of the whisperking.

As of yet I have not needed to use the on board water to run the pressure washer, I am sure you will when your out in the boonies.

2003 28' Show Hauler Motorhome on a 1995 FL 120 www.showhauler.com
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Old 08-27-2003, 01:56 PM   #103
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So....how do I get ahold of this Angie?.....geof-in Cincinnati
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Old 08-27-2003, 02:15 PM   #104
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Her cell # is 828-381-5589

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Old 08-27-2003, 10:07 PM   #105
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Patrick-I talked to Angie this afternoon-I told her about the Valium-I wouldn't recommend it if you have to drive....try SEX..it works much better and doesn't give you a drug hangover of any sort :>)....good luck-she sounds as excited as you are!....geof-Near Cincinnati
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Old 08-29-2003, 09:53 PM   #106
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Did Patrtic make it home yet?....Was anyone able to get that smile off his face?.....inquring minds need to know! geof -near Cincinnati
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Old 08-30-2003, 09:37 AM   #107
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O bet Patrick is still driving around town and enjoying his new unit....

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Old 08-31-2003, 08:10 PM   #108
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I'm back! 1000 miles, drove 862 of them in one shot without fatigue!! Average MPG 11.2. I averaged 11.6 until I set the cruise at 75 instead of 70. Angie and Jeff at Hickory really went the extra mile to make sure everything was 100%, even had my rear tires balanced. There are many things about the truck and conversion that were far nicer than I had expected. The truck has a 3 stage radar system that notifies you when you are getting close to anything (adjustable up to about 100') which is very nice in crazy traffic. The engine has a 2 gallon reserve oil resevior that is plumbed into the engine. With the flip of a ball valve you can watch oil dispense through the site tube. The TV and VCR/DVD are top notch Toshiba. The stereo is a Sony 52x4 watt. The microwave is a 1200w Dometic. These were all much higher quality than I expected. There is a switch to allow the alternator to charge the coach batteries. The generator has a CAT engine instead of the Kubota I expected. There is an electric element in the hot water tank...didn't expect that. I'm sure I'm forgetting something so I'll have another update soon!!
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Glad to hear you made it home safely....get some sleep then tell us more....and send soome pix if you get a chance....geof-near Cincinnati
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Old 09-02-2003, 03:08 PM   #110
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I've been a busy boy. Check out the pics of my first mod...an automatic fresh water hose reel adapted to fill both 120 gal. tanks simutaneously. Also a pic of the satellite, front bumper stainless trim and fog lights. Click "SHOW ALL" and got to the end.
http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/equipone@sbcglobal.net
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