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1411  Main Forum / Tips and Tricks / Re: SHELVES FOR 3RD SEAT, 2350 on: July 18, 2013, 01:48:32 pm
I mounted those shelves in our 2350 bathroom above the toilet to hold towels (rolled up).  People ask me where I bought the shelving unit from but I cannot remember.  Where did you buy yours from?

Here is a post-vacation picture above the toilet, towels not in-place for this picture.


Another thought about that wall space behind the barrel chair.
We mounted a wall clock which continuously displays indoor and outdoor temperatures, has an alarm clock and more.  It works very well, a nice place to display the outdoor temperature.  The outdoor temperature transmitter is stored in the rear outdoor storage compartment in a provided holster-like thingy.


We later replaced the barrel seat with a 3rd captian seat.  Given it reclines, it would interfere with anything mounted on that wall.


We fight for that easy chair  Smile .
1412  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER PUMP FIX UP on: July 18, 2013, 12:24:50 pm
You need at least 18"-24" on both sides and the easiest method is to loop the flex line so you don't have to modify the rigid pipe as much. I have had pumps mounted from the factory with short lengths of straight flex hose and they still hammered. Sometimes I've had to loop it twice, but regardless the length is the fix. Much to my surprise my previous Winnebago came with the flex hose looped.
Great details of which I agree 100%.  (a helpful for you)  My 2 gallon accumulator tank killed all vibration using a non-looped flex hose between pump and accumulator tank.  Without a tank, a looped flex hose should dampen the vibration perfectly.
1413  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER PUMP FIX UP on: July 17, 2013, 11:26:27 pm
I think I understand,,,, did you move the pump to attach the flex line to the output for the pump,, I can feel behind the pump and feel the output joint? can not see of course.
sparky
Yes I moved the pump from it's original mounting position.

You should be able to unscrew the fitting of the white plumbing off the pump by hand utilizing the wings on that fitting....it's like a wing nut, not requiring tools.  Remember which way to unscrew.  You are working from the opposite direction.
1414  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: WATER PUMP FIX UP on: July 17, 2013, 10:01:33 pm
The output line is hard PEX white plastic plumbing where vibration easily travels making a big racket inside the motor home.  That is where you need to add a flex line.... between the pump and PEX.  The flex line will prevent vibration from getting to the hard plastic pipes.  An accumulator tank does the same thing but better.  I like having a flex line not just to prevent vibration, but also preventing potential cracking of the plastic pump itself.

As seen at the base of the area here, I added a ball valve in the low pressure line between the fresh water tank and the pump.  This in case of a failure.  It is a means to stop the water flow quickly before 40 gallons of water ends up inside the motor home.
1415  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Jensen rear TV issue on: July 16, 2013, 09:15:59 pm
Universal remotes are sold everywhere for under $10, though I am sure some special features on your TV might not be managed well.  Something to consider if all else fails you.
1416  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 16, 2013, 09:14:35 pm
My brother replaced a failed water pump with a so-called quiet one of which he was disapponted with how noisey it still was.

Our stock pump is truely quiet with the accululator pump and flex hose.  I know my hearing is failing with age, but if I am not paying attention, I'll miss it cycle on/off pending where I am in our 2350.  When the rig is quiet, it's a friendly humm even when laying on the bed above it.
1417  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 15, 2013, 08:35:51 pm
Look up "shurflo 2 gallon accumulator" on Google and click on the "Images" in the top banner.  Scroll down and click on the pictures that match.

Here are some quick finds
http://www.civicsolar.com/product/shurflo-3400-002
https://www.readymaderesources.com/cart//pumping-water/off-grid-water-pumps/shurflo-accessories-for-pumps-accumulator-tank-2-gallon-3400-002-free-shipping/prod_4169.html?ccUser=

My makeshift installation here uses a $30 accumulator tank from Home Depot and it works great and has never given me any kind of trouble.  But I really don't like my installation.

About the Scanguage-II, the cable can be made longer using a standard RJ45 internet cable from your home computer and coupler so don't buy their optional expensive one.  The way I set it up in my rig, it looks permanently installed, but I can easily remove the primary cable with the special OBD2 connector and also the velcro'd head unit.  This so I can use the guage on other vehicles.  The cable permanently installed in our PC is independant, a computer cable that goes from the head unit right to the OBD2 area.

Radio Shack sell these things very cheap.

Here is a generic extension cable.


Here is a coupler which simply chains two cables together.



About the water tank filler tube and vent tube.  It has been a number of years since I had our 2007 2350 bed platorm removed.  I seem to recall both tubes were clear plastic and both were short and sloped down toward the tank....nothing spiraled around like the pic  in this thread.  I hope it will be a long time before I need to remove the platform to see things again.  One thing I can say......I never have any trouble filling our fresh water tank.  It must breath well because the water goes in full blast from any water source using just a garden hose.  When water shoots out the vent tube, the tank is truly full.
1418  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 15, 2013, 12:07:51 pm
Boy oh boy.  What a Pandora's Box..

To replace the damaged 10" horizontal pipe from elbow to elbow, I had to disconnect the kitchen faucet.  What a challenge that was with wing-nut connections bunched up together with the sprayer hose.  Once disconnected, there was no way to reconnect it.  It was obvious to me, initial installation happened during assembly of the cabinet.

Here is the faucet as it was originally installed.  It was a real struggle to disconnect the lines because the wing nuts interfered with adjacent pipes, and impossible to re-connect.  They cannot be spread apart inside the cabinet because the PEX plumbing passes through a hole below (see picture in opening post), locking them bunched together.  If disconnecting the PEX below to lift the faucet, the connections can't pass through the hole in the countertop because the wing nuts are too big.


Here was my solution, replacing the setup with flex lines that pass through the countertop hole (after minor filing of the hole to a slight elongation) and easily connect inside the cabinet.


The flex lines connect to the PEX pipes with these.  Working the crimping tool inside the confining area was also a challenge  I had to remove the black drain pipe to get the tool in there.


Cost was cheap.  Though an opportunity for a faucet upgrade, my wife really likes the plain white single handle faucet with the sprayer.


In Summary...
If you have to disconnect your kitchen faucet for "Any" reason, you face some serious challenges.
1419  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: I spent the afternoon in the storage cabinet of my 2350 on: July 15, 2013, 11:38:06 am
Sorry, but I did not read through all the replies.

In general, if all you want to do is greatly reduce the pump noise, use one of these in between the pump and the high pressure line for it will dampen the vibration nicely.  Make sure you select a hose with the proper fittings to your pump and RV plumbing.  You might need an adapter fitting to make it work.  These are sold at all home improvement and hardware stores.


If you want to go a step further, install this in between the pump and RV plumbing.  This cycles the pump at comfortable intervals and stabilizes the water pressure better.  If you never dry camp, you won't benefit from this.  If I had to do it over, I would spend the money and get this one for it's great mounting features, both bolting it to the floor as well as mounting the pump to the top of it.  I just didn't want to invest in this one because at the time I wasn't sure if I would be happy with an accumulator tank to begin with.  These are advertized on-line from $110 to $275.  Shop around for the best deal.
1420  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Tires need replacing. on: July 12, 2013, 07:40:15 pm
If you don't have notable cracking in the tires, I would not be quick to replace the tires given they are 3 years old.

What defines dry rot?
1421  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 11, 2013, 10:43:31 pm
I stopped first at Menards.  They had an Apollo brand crimping kit on clearance for $24, regularly $89 so I bought it.  It handles 4 different diameters.  I bought the crimping rings 25 for $4.50 and 4 feet of PEX pipe so I got what I need to do the job.  I was going to use a quick-connect thingy made by Shark Bite but the damage I did is right next to an elbow which won't work.

Here is the crimping kit.  http://www.hardwareandtools.com/zoom.php?u=670750193088&t=Set

Thanks again fellows for the tips on what I am working with.  I learn something new all the time.  I will report once done.  One challenge is the limited work space.  I see that I'll be disassembling some things to get to the area.
1422  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 11, 2013, 03:31:03 pm
Thanks all,

I will stop at HD tonight and ask for help there.
1423  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 11, 2013, 12:37:04 pm
Thanks Barry,

I need roughly a 12" length that is seen in that picture.  I do not need the brass fittings.  Just the 12"-16" of white pipe, two of those black collars, and a special tool if required for the collars.

I will do some internet research for the PC interconnect system.  That video did not show how to use the black collars.  The demo mentioned that they are copper, but they look like plastic.

The one video mentions "Rescue Tape".  Not sure how to feel about that for a permanent fix.
1424  Main Forum / General Discussion / Anyone Know How To Replace A Length Of High Pressure Water Line? on: July 11, 2013, 10:56:57 am
I would ask the factory but they are shut-down until the 15th.

I need to replace a length of white pressure line (don't ask me why  Cry ).  The white pipe with black collars, I don't know how to work that, or where to buy it.  Can anyone help me?

This is the water line fitting in question, seen at the bottom of the picture.
1425  Main Forum / General Discussion / Re: Any 2350's in the Colorado area? on: July 11, 2013, 10:47:37 am
We should be driving our 2007 2350 (no slideout) through Rapid City around August 4th 5th or 6th.  Let me know if that works with them.
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