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Offline DominicM

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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2018, 11:20:25 AM »
He came from outside Mayberry NC, so I wanted to call him Barney, but was outvoted by the kids and ex.   Either way Fred is a great name for him, he fell in love with the bus as soon as I brought it home.  He went right in and made him self at home.   He doesn't care so much for the high steps, to the fact the bed sets so high, but he deals with them.
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2018, 12:04:16 PM »
Most F/J and other truck stops have a curb side open grate dump for commercial and entertainer buses.I like using those no hoses to deal with 
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« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2018, 12:08:38 PM »
Most F/J and other truck stops have a curb side open grate dump for commercial and entertainer buses.I like using those no hoses to deal with 

I did not know that they still had those. That would be great for us, since the control for the dump valve is over the driver's seat. Now I'll have to practice my docking procedure to perfect my aim...
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Re: Greetings everyon
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2018, 12:29:40 PM »
Hi Dominic & Fred, I also started with a 5A, it wasn't that hard to update the interior, even using over stock RV furniture as I did. As for the tank, if it's a polymer of some kind, it's not that difficult to have a hole cut and port put in or spin welded on, lvmci...
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2018, 12:34:47 PM »
I did not know that they still had those. That would be great for us, since the control for the dump valve is over the driver's seat. Now I'll have to practice my docking procedure to perfect my aim...

I'm glad I don't have that b/c the worst possible outcome would happen to me  haha I'm 100% sure of that.
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2018, 05:20:51 PM »
some genius figured that Stainless Steel tanks welded together would be the best solution of holding tanks.   The steel cost along is so much more than what a polymer tanks would have been.   

I am a bit OCD about wiring and plumbing that both are making me crazy..   It is like they took 5 strands of 16g YELLOW wire for 12v  to run 5 lights in the bus from the battery.   All have a have a splice in the same location and are all knotted around each other... The fresh water plumbing comes in and seems to go into a maze with 13 shut offs inline.  Yes that is right 13 shut offs in various locations not including the faucets. By the way there is only 2 sinks, 1 shower, 1 toilet. SO WHY SO MANY SHUT OFFS!!! 

But the cabinet skills are precise.  The closet door will open to be a bedroom door. The individual that did the conversion thought all of the build out but got lost in the plumbing and wiring. 
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2018, 05:24:48 PM »
Do you know who did the conversion? Was it a company like Custom Coach or an individual? What makes me wonder is that your description of the cabinetry is starting to sound like Custom Coach's work. Any photos of the interior?
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2018, 06:39:59 PM »
pic of the bedroom
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2018, 06:41:21 PM »
the closet door fold to also work as a bedroom door.
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2018, 12:35:13 AM »
Wasn't that the name of Jerry Reed's dog in Cannon Ball Run?

If I recall Fred was a she too.

Seb 

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« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2018, 03:28:29 AM »
Mine was converted by Texas custom coach  in Pipe Creek. My bathroom and bedroom door is shared.
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2018, 05:49:49 AM »
My holding tanks are on the curb side.   I put them there as it was the former rear door step area and was the perfect spot for tanks.  I use a pump and garden hose to empty the tanks in campgrounds, or wait till I get home to dump.  It has never been a problem.
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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2018, 06:20:26 AM »
Hi Dominic, you could also put a macerator and pump on the end and just run the 1" hose to wherever it is convenient, lvmci   
 The RV All-In-One AFFORDABLE Macerator System (1/3 the price of electric macerator systems plus no installation cost!) PULVERIZES: ??Water powered high velocity jet nozzle uses Shear Force to pulverize waste and toilet tissue PUMPS: ??Strong enough to pump up to 100 ft. or even 3 feet uphill. ??Patented system uses the ???Venturi Principal??? with as little as 15 psi. CLEANS: ??Swivel jet nozzle cleans the whole system after dumping. ??Cleans both upstream (valve/pipe/tank) and downstream (drain hose) * Includes 10??? of 3/4??? smooth interior and non-kinking drain hose * Easy to store in compact 14??? spool * Requires fresh water connection for dumping
Designed for dumping the waste from RVs and flushing the system clean
Includes the SewerSolution pump unit, a 10' length of Discharge Hose, Sewer Adapter and garden hose connections...
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2018, 09:47:42 AM »
Hundreds ( probably thousands) of gallons of black and grey have run thru this pump. Into residential septic, pit toilets at rest areas and state parks  and contractor outhouses...
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Re: Greetings everyone
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2018, 10:43:45 AM »
Our MCI 7 can be drained from both sides.
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