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Post  Darcamper on Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:30 pm

Pretty soon Richard you are going to need a inside shower..

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  coolbreeze1 on Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:22 pm

Darcamper wrote:Pretty soon Richard you are going to need a inside shower..

Don't give him any ideals Darlene Mad

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Darcamper wrote:Pretty soon Richard you are going to need a inside shower..

Well, with only 2.5 gallons of hot water, it will have to be a quick shower, but I'm thinking along those lines Darlene. I saw a thread on another board where a guy cut most of the legs off of an old laundry sink and put it in the front dinette bench. He used PVC pipes of slightly different sizes for the top frame, and cut them so they would slide into each other and the curtain, frame and all fit right into the tub and the dinette lid closed. I've looked at it a lot. With a laundry faucet added to the sink, I could put a hose on it, and a low flow showerhead on the other end of the hose.

The only problem is that my eletric converter is in that cabinet right where the shower would be, and that would be a real pain in the potty to move. I'd also have to shift the fresh-water tank over, which would be somewhat difficult.

One of those shower tents might be a lot easier, but I can't figure out a good way to catch and dispose of the drain water. Then again, I could just keep hiking over to the bathhouse and have plenty of hot water. I know my oldest girl uses at least 25,000 gallons per shower when she's at home. Or at least it seems that way.
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Post  Richard on Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:55 pm

Still, for those times when a trip to the bathhouse just isn't going to happen, the hot water will sure be nice for those "cat baths" I've been know to give the kids. They don't like them with cold water, that's for sure. We could even do the old fashioned "wash hair in a bucket" if necessary.

I found out a bit more about the history of the water heater. It was bought to provide hot water to the kitchen in the Gym/Fellowship Hall. It was opened, pondered, and put back in the box, because it wasn't going to be enough hot water, and then was pretty much forgotten about. That was years ago, but I talked to the guy that did the opening/pondering/putting back in the box. It should work just fine.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:02 pm

I wonder how fast that little water heats up 2.5 gals

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:18 am

coolbreeze1 wrote:I wonder how fast that little water heats up 2.5 gals

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When it warms up, we'll see. Likely has a lot to do with how cold the cold water is.
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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:11 am

Wildfire (My latest camper addition) seems right at home in the Clark Family Clubhouse.

Thanks Chuck. I hope the pix of the group (with me holding Wildfire) gets posted so I can remember that happy moneht when I first got to see Wildfire with my own eyes.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:20 am

"Wildfire", was that name voted on? Did you just liked the name and proclaimed that it shall be known as "wildfire" affraid

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:10 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:"Wildfire", was that name voted on? Did you just liked the name and proclaimed that it shall be known as "wildfire" affraid

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Only Wildfire's users get to vote, and Chuck didn't chime in. I still think this makes Chuck and me relatives now. Sharing something so personal.
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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:22 pm

Here are the shower mods I'm considering (just considering, mind you). I'm leaning toward #3 or #4. #4 would involve moving the electrical center and water tank, but would be nicer. # 3 could slide into the potty storage area, but then what to do with Wildfire?

#2 seems like just too much trouble.

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Post  abivens on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:35 pm

I love the ingenuity. I wish my mind operated like that. Number 3 is definately the best option I feel.
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Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:45 pm

abivens wrote:I love the ingenuity. I wish my mind operated like that. Number 3 is definately the best option I feel.

I agree on # 3, but then again, a built in is one less thing to have to set-up and move around. I wonder if I could build it into the cabinet by the door, in the place the factory one was when we looked at it. Hmmm.
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Post  merrykalia on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:53 pm

Richard, I think I would use a good quality hula hoop to hold the shower curtain. It just seems like it would be easier than PVC pipe.

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:15 pm

merrykalia wrote:Richard, I think I would use a good quality hula hoop to hold the shower curtain. It just seems like it would be easier than PVC pipe.

But the PVC slides into itself so it fits down in the tub. I'd have to figure out how to store a hula hoop, and how to keep the kids from taking it out. Still, that would give lots of room at the top, kind of like those curved shower curtain rods. You haven't met me, but when you do you'll see why that's important. I'm not small.

I don't even know if the water heater works yet, or if it's big enough. I'm suspecting not. I do want to be able to use it as a little tub though, to bathe the kids in. They'll never do the wet/off/soap/rinse shower. Caroline stays in the shower forever at home. Jon and Lily still prefer a bath when they have a choice. It would be nice to have it in the camper, especially if I'm camping near home and have tho clean them up for Church on Sunday.

You never know what kind of nasty people have been in the bathhouse just before you. I'd know what kind of nasty people had been in my own shower.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:17 pm

I can see how this would be helpful when you camp at Warriors.

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:21 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:I can see how this would be helpful when you camp at Warriors.

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Any of them really. Lisa (my wife) would probably appreciate it if I didn't bring the kids home as such little dirtballs.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:23 pm

Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:I can see how this would be helpful when you camp at Warriors.

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Any of them really. Lisa (my wife) would probably appreciate it if I didn't bring the kids home as such little dirtballs.

LOL........your wanted over on ETNCC

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:39 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:
Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:I can see how this would be helpful when you camp at Warriors.

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Any of them really. Lisa (my wife) would probably appreciate it if I didn't bring the kids home as such little dirtballs.

LOL........your wanted over on ETNCC

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I just looked, and no one is looking for me in any recent posts. Silly.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:42 pm

Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:
Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:I can see how this would be helpful when you camp at Warriors.

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Any of them really. Lisa (my wife) would probably appreciate it if I didn't bring the kids home as such little dirtballs.

LOL........your wanted over on ETNCC

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I just looked, and no one is looking for me in any recent posts. Silly.
Never said anyone was looking for you, I said you was wanted over there. Shocked
You answered DMG question about the floor.

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:41 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:
Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:
Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:I can see how this would be helpful when you camp at Warriors.

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Any of them really. Lisa (my wife) would probably appreciate it if I didn't bring the kids home as such little dirtballs.

LOL........your wanted over on ETNCC

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I just looked, and no one is looking for me in any recent posts. Silly.
Never said anyone was looking for you, I said you was wanted over there. Shocked
You answered DMG question about the floor.

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I thought you meant "Wanted Poster" kind of wanted. I figured the statute of limitations had run out on my having posted all those zillions of corny redneck jokes by now.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:11 pm

I think the statue of limitations is for 7 yrs Shocked

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Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:23 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:I think the statue of limitations is for 7 yrs Shocked

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You are probably right, they were pretty bad.
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Post  coolbreeze1 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:38 pm

Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:I think the statue of limitations is for 7 yrs Shocked

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You are probably right, they were pretty bad.

All that typing to move up in the posts. You'll never catch me over there Shocked

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Re: Richard's Pop Up Mods

Post  Richard on Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:41 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:
Richard wrote:
coolbreeze1 wrote:I think the statue of limitations is for 7 yrs Shocked

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You are probably right, they were pretty bad.

All that typing to move up in the posts. You'll never catch me over there Shocked

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Why, whatever do you mean?
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Post  KralCamper on Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:59 pm

coolbreeze1 wrote:I think the statue of limitations is for 7 yrs Shocked

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I thought it was closer to 7 weeks!

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