Tanks are in:)Read Now
A very productive day to start June! After a quick shop to pick up some wire, I finished the shore power inlet and by the evening I had the grey and black tanks installed under Redford. Switching back and forth between painting and fitting worked well. The fast drying "pro-tremrclad" allowed me to get one set of brackets primed and painted while I was installing the first tank. There were some tricky moments when I had to work around very limited space: brackets were installed, fittings for inlets into tanks, camper foam tape applied to hangers, etc.; it was very challenging to work the tanks under the van on their sides, then find a way to stand them up and get them into place. After a little "Tank Tetris" I was able to slide, turn, shift, and manoeuvre them into place. They were jacked into place (while minding the plumbing fittings inside Redford) and clamped. Tomorrow I will start looking at the cabinet/bench/bed that goes just behind the washroom. Most of the electrical system will be housed inside that bench.
6/2/2021 09:44:31 am
Looks great Calvin. Will there be a problem with clearance with the tanks sitting low.
6/6/2021 07:08:05 pm
Hopefully all is good. The clearance of the tanks is 9" which is the same as the van itself. There is a lip under the front bumper that is lower than 9". If we hear scraping sounds - it means STOP!!
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Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.