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Old 06-12-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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17 B Mods 2

The space over the closet is under utilized. We created a book shelf, thus freeing up some space in the open overhead bin over the dinette. The front grid swings up to stabilize the books during transport and rotates underneath when camping.

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These water bottles were living on top of my clothing in overhead cabinets before we borrowed this technology from the boating world to store them in unused space above the bathroom door.
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We turn the bed into a lounge area for reading or watching the sunsets. One advantage of the small trailer is that you are very intimate with the outside environment, more so than in larger trailers where you are further away from the window. We place the pillows side by side and watch movies on our computer placed on a plastic bin between us about 20 inches from our eye, thus providing the same field of vision as a 20 inch tv mounted on the wall, and it is not in our way when we are not viewing the computer.
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Still dithering how to modify the 17 B to allow for below freezing use of the water systems without freezing. Just can't spring for an Oliver to get this capability. Too big and too expensive.
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:07 PM   #2
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Great mods, do you have links to the dish rack and book shelf or did you make them?
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:36 PM   #3
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Great mods, do you have links to the dish rack and book shelf or did you make them?
Both custom made. Sorry.

Whitewater is one of my favorite down hill ski areas. If you take Colorado, double the amount of snow, lower it by 4000 feet, reduce the number of skiers by half, and then sell everything at a 30% discount--you have skiing in British Colombia.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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Whitewater is one of my favorite down hill ski areas. If you take Colorado, double the amount of snow, lower it by 4000 feet, reduce the number of skiers by half, and then sell everything at a 30% discount--you have skiing in British Colombia.
So true...

So I assume you don't have spray-foam insulation which is why you don't think the fresh water system can be used in winter?
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:41 PM   #5
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Yes, Whitewater is very popular for sure
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So true...

So I assume you don't have spray-foam insulation which is why you don't think the fresh water system can be used in winter?
No, we have the insulation. Trouble is neither the gray or black discharge pipe and valves are within the heated space so will eventually "freeze". In fact the discharge doesn't freeze solid but becomes a thick slurry which will not flow along the pipe so you really can't dump. We had to pay $100 bucks two winters ago to store the trailer in a heated space for 3 days to thaw things out enough to dump.
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No, we have the insulation. Trouble is neither the gray or black discharge pipe and valves are within the heated space so will eventually "freeze". In fact the discharge doesn't freeze solid but becomes a thick slurry which will not flow along the pipe so you really can't dump. We had to pay $100 bucks two winters ago to store the trailer in a heated space for 3 days to thaw things out enough to dump.
Used to winter camp for skiing - with power (generator) these cable wraps around the exposed pipes worked well to loosen up the sludge in the pipes: https://www.pentairthermal.com/produ...432-17783-1024
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Used to winter camp for skiing - with power (generator) these cable wraps around the exposed pipes worked well to loosen up the sludge in the pipes: https://www.pentairthermal.com/produ...432-17783-1024
That link didn't work. They still in business?
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That link didn't work. They still in business?
Worked for me.

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Worked for me.
Didn't work for me, I get a server error.
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