Tiny, a 2002 Monaco Monarch

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Bent Valve

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Hello All!

I am not doing extensive remodeling, mostly cleaning up a few things but I figure I'll keep a record here.

We took Tiny out Saturday for a test spin to see how things worked. We stopped at a food trailer, grabbed some lunch, parked behind where I work and ate a nice lunch. May be a little silly but it beats eating in the car!

If you are traveling 65 through Missouri, on the south side of Sedalia, on the east side of the road is a green food trailer, Mizuma (3905 S Limit Ave Sedalia MO 65301). Hibachi chicken, an extra Yum Yum sauce, and you will be a happy , full camper. It's fortunate that you have a bed near by! :)

Anyway, Tiny has a big TV hanging over our heads, it kinda worried us. It had a bungee cord around it to hold it in place, but that's not in the image.

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Its not the best looking mount but the mounting is fairly solid. There is a smaller TV in the bedroom. It will fit inside the cabinet, and with the mount on this larger TV it will be secure and not wiggle around.

I moved the mounting board back 3.5 inches (9 cm) and added more screws. Then I was putting a shelf in and on everything I used screws, nails and glue. I have never tried Gorilla glue in a situation where there is this type of vibration. You can see it bubbled out from under the board where it expanded. It needs some moisture to set up so I wipe a damp cloth over the board then glue it. I nailed it from the bottom to keep it from pushing the board up.

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I painted the shelf black and these nail / staple guns are invaluable for this type of work.


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So everything mounted up. I didn't want to leave the cabinet open so I can control the blueray, I moved it to the bottom left, remote works, its discreet. Also I am going to get some black material and cover the areas (yellow arrow) behind the tv so it looks nice.

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On the left side of the TV it looks like a dent but its the plastic wrap from the factory, I'll pull it off when I'm done.
 

jackiemac

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Looks good Marc, great to see you are able to use it already. Keep us posted with the rest of the stuff and your trips.
 

Bent Valve

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I can hear the water flowing and see it flushing out the bottom of the RV, oh wait, these valves must be the drain valves and they are open. I shut all three of them ...

From inside I hear "TURN IT OFF, TURN IT OFF!"

I guess I should back up. Its Thursday night, late and Pyro a.k.a Beverly doesn't have to work Friday. She wants to sleep in so she decides to sleep in Tiny. I say ok, then she says she want the water hooked up so we drag the hose over.

I have not hooked this one up to water yet as I am still working on the other RV that we sold. I haven't checked everything out. I should have known better. But I am a clumsy klutz in the morning and she would get more sleep out in the RV instead of listening to me trying to wake up and shower and get ready for work.

Well I grabbed the hose and crimped it in my hand as she is watching water go everywhere in the kitchen. As she wanders around looking at the mess and trying to clean up I casually mention I can't hold this hose forever ...

We get the wet dry vac and suck up the water, pull a shelf out and clean under it and it seems to be limited to the kitchen.

:rolleyes:

As I am making headway with getting the carpet dry I hear darkly muttered curses from the bathroom, I am sure a small plant burst into flame somewhere from that curse. Anyway apparently we have a blown line in the bathroom too.

I have to ask why do the RV makers ALWAYS put carpet in the bathroom? Really?

So the main culprit is the broken filter housing under the sink. A wide open 1/2 inch line was blowing water everywhere. The threaded ring in the image is supposed to be a filter canister.

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So in a word, plumbing. Its like electricity, mention either and there are 3 to 18 trips to the store required to fix the issue.

And I didn't take pics of much of it but I ripped the toilet mount out to find the blown pipe.

Fast forward through a couple of days. I get the sink to not leak, can't find the leak in the bathroom because, there isn't one. Best guess, the water flowed behind the cabinets down the wall to the bathroom.

So I put new wood structure, better than original, back in and got vinyl to cover it making it easier to clean. And the vinyl we found is close to the original. Then i chalked the edges and cleaned up the pressure line behind it. It had like 3 extra angles and some push to connect connectors, not original.

I am getting good at this bathroom repair thing, no, I am not free next weekend.... :D

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So that was 2 weeks ago while we were trying to finish up the other RV. This weekend we got busy cleaning up brush and cutting the hill next to the barn where we are going to put the shelter for the RV.

It looks like this now.

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I can pull up and back into the space, turning around is fairly easy with the gravel parking area in front of the big barn door.

I still have to cut a bit more back for the retaining wall.

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The plumbing works like its supposed to now, we are organized as far as parking. We are getting stuff organized inside it.

Next, awning repair. :rolleyes:
 
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jackiemac

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I am impressed at your energy! Good that you are finding these whilst parked somewhere where it is easy (relatively) to do the repairs with all your tools etc.
 

Oldgator73

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Knob Noster, MO. I was a civilian at Whiteman AFB for about 2 years. That was 2005. Does Knob Noster have more than one traffic light now? :cool:
 

Bent Valve

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There is still just one stop light. Still a very small town.

I live southwest of the base, Knob Noster address, Leeton school district, and Warrensburg phone number when I had a land line. If you look at a cell phone reception map I live in the center of that black dot indicating "No service" (funny thing is I'm not joking) :D
 

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