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Old 08-27-2003, 10:06 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, 11:05 AM   #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.

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Old 08-27-2003, 12:56 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, 01:15 PM   #104
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Her cell # is 828-381-5589

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Old 08-27-2003, 09:07 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, 08:53 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, 08:37 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, 07:10 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, 02:08 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.
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Old 09-02-2003, 07:42 PM   #111
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Great looking outfit. It really came out nice. I think the inside is super. I was wondering about it when you cut the cab. The colors inside are great. Hope you enjoy to the max.
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Old 09-03-2003, 09:29 AM   #112
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It looks great! If you need to dress up the dash, check out iowa80.com

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Old 09-05-2003, 05:39 AM   #113
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I started my inverter install today. I found a new in box Xantrex 1200 on ebay. This will be used to power the TV/VCR/DVD, heat tape and satellite. Finding a transfer switch was a ~real~ chore but I have one like this on the way: http://www.krausnaimer.com/0/switch/cat100.htm
I also bought a 9' 18watt heat tape for the drain station that is thermostatically controlled to come on at 38*. I will wire this into the inverter full time as well.
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Old 09-05-2003, 06:49 AM   #114
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The Whisperking water pump is noisy as hell and has pathetic flow. I like Warpath have chosen to upgrade. This is the one I picked: http://www.shurflo.com/pages/Marine/...ensor_var.html
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I have a Surflow on my airboat for the spray bar on the front....it was noisey on the aluminum hall untill I moved it to a 1 inch thick foam pad from an ultra thick carpet padding job-now it is completely silent. The carpet padding is held on with glue and the pump is held on with vinal tape....geof-near Cincinnati
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Old 09-05-2003, 09:42 AM   #116
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SH did a great job mounting the water pump under the bed bolted to the floor...it's the pulsation in the lines that makes them all shake that drives me nuts. I have a boat that has the same pump but I like it in it. If I have a water leak I ~REALLY~ WANT TO KNOW!!
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The water pump swap was a sucess! The ShurFlow 5.7 took 15 minutes to install and made a huge difference. Like it says on the box "Pressure like at home". Dead silent too!
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Old 09-17-2003, 02:23 PM   #118
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I got my inverter (a $79 Xantrex xPower 1000) wired in. I mounted it in the cargo bin adjacent to the battery box and ran #2 welding cable to the batteries. I then ran 10 ga. romex to the breaker panel (not fun fishing it up the wall)to the circuits for the entertainment related stuff. I put a power strip in the cabinet which turns on the TV,VCR,DVD,Satellite. I also put in a splitter so I can watch satellite/DVD/VCR on the bedroom TV as well. I also wired into the same circuit a thermostatically controlled 8', 18w heat tape. I wrapped it aroung the dump station plumbing followed by a layer of fiberglass insulation, a layer of plastic wrap and a layer of aluminum tape. Now I don't have to worry about frozen plumbing! I'll post pics when I get a chance. Tomorrow my Bigfoot levelers should be here...YAY!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patrick:
The water pump swap was a sucess! The ShurFlow 5.7 took 15 minutes to install and made a huge difference. Like it says on the box "Pressure like at home". Dead silent too!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm afraid if it's too quiet, you may have a water leak or a tap not quite shut and just run water ... can you hear a bit of something when it's running?
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Old 09-19-2003, 04:50 AM   #120
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SandCarFan:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Patrick:
The water pump swap was a sucess! The ShurFlow 5.7 took 15 minutes to install and made a huge difference. Like it says on the box "Pressure like at home". Dead silent too!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm afraid if it's too quiet, you may have a water leak or a tap not quite shut and just run water ... can you hear a bit of something when it's running?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Not unless the shower is running full blast. Aint it a beautiful thing? No more getting woke up everytime someone uses the potty!
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