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Well, Have you ever had a case of the “might as wells” or “while I’m at it”. I recently suffered from an extreme case of it myself. It all started on a recent trip, when I noticed a puddle of water under the coach. The puddle was under the compartment where the hot water heater and water manifold is located. It took quite awhile to find the leak because it was actually on the opposite side of the coach. The 3” pipe had broken at the toilet flange and was running all the way across the coach on the floor of the compartment containing both holding tanks and the fresh water tank.. The fix should be easy and straight forward. A new flange, a 2” piece of 3” PVC, and a rubber coupling would be all the parts needed. Total cost about $15.00.
Then it got a little more complicated. The wife said while you have that toilet out why don’t we replace it with a new high rise model. A call to PPL and a new Thetford Series II high rise is on the way. Then it got really MORE COMPLICATED. While waiting on delivery of the new toilet, the wife mentioned how bad she hated having carpet in the toilet area. I had to agree, carpet is not a good choice of flooring for that area. A previous owner had replaced the flooring in the Shower, kitchen, and lounge areas with a cheap laminate flooring at some time in the past. The installation was not great and water in the shower and kitchen areas was causing some buckling.
So as you can see, the “might as wells” and the “while I’m at it” cost a little more time and money than the original $15.00 estimate.










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Wow... Nice looking job...mine has real tile with grout so I had to put 1/4 round oak trim around the perimeter to hide my workmanship...thanks for the pictures !....
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Very nice. You should start bidding on Gummint jobs; there, price is no object...


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WOW did you do that nice of a job or just take a picture of someone else's coach?

That really looks nice Nick!


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As usual, a top notch job by a top notch man. Nick did the installation of the window unit on my Barth trailer and it is very professional.


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How practicable would a tile floor be in a northern climate??
I can understand such a floor in some southern areas but....??
I suppose one could always provide for electric underfloor heating $$$!!




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I'd like to have tile or bamboo (easier to keep clean with shedding canines), but I need carpet for the dogs to have traction. It's already proved its worth when a couple of months ago I had to max the binders to avoid hitting a dog. Nelson was on the sofa, but Casey slid 10', almost to the firewall.


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MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

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quote:
Originally posted by Doug Smiley:
How practicable would a tile floor be in a northern climate??
I can understand such a floor in some southern areas but....??
I suppose one could always provide for electric underfloor heating $$$!!


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VERY NICE, Nick.
I like the way your FT has an enclosed space for the stool. Mine sits in the open between the vanity and shower.
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