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Old 07-12-2015, 11:34 PM   #61
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Update on the sewer solution: after a four day trial, I really like it. I like not having to level the line. It's very easy and essentially cleans itself prior to removal. If you have a Precept, just know that you will require an extension because if you try to directly mount the SS the grey water valve won't allow you to connect the water hose portion. I popped into town and bought a clear 3" extension and plan to leave it in place and cap it rather than the native tube. So far, so good. But of course, this is at a full hook-up park. I suspect at a dump station, that I would just dump with it and worry about a proper flush out (via the tank flush hose attachment on the Precept) once I'm home since I can use the SS with my sewer clean out at home. I'm a bit OCD about it and it seems to take 20-30 of flushing to get a clear effluent no matter what system you use. YMMV.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:42 PM   #62
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Also an update on my previous post about trying to streamline operations: the handi hose is a bit different than I had envisioned. It certainly rolls up and fits into a nice compact package which makes for great organization however once you try to run water through it, it's a different story. First, if you are not careful to lay the hose out in a straight, untwisted fashion it will kink and water will not flow. You essentially have to lay it out in a sweeping arc (see pic) to allow the water to flow properly. Then when disconnecting, it is a bit of a process to fully drain the excess water. I grabbed the middle and "milked" the water to each end past the newly formed kinks. Definitely not a time saver after all but still remains a space saver. I will try a few more trips and see if this set-up survives.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:54 PM   #63
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Anyone have a sun shade recommendation for the Precept? The front curtains help a little but that end always seems to bake.
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Old 07-16-2015, 10:56 PM   #64
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AugerN, I have a 2015 29UM as well. I bought 4 large automotive reflective sunshades and some suction cups from home depot. Then I cut some small slits in the shades. I hung 2 shades side-by-side up high on the front windshield and suspended 2 more shades from the middle of the windshield to the dash. Anecdotally, it seems to have cooled the coach down significantly especially when parked in storage. My DirectTV receiver is in the right upper cabinet and used to overheat. Now it doesn't occur.
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:56 AM   #65
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Cycledoc675, thanks! Can you post a pic when you get a chance?
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It's not very high tech, but it works.
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Old 07-20-2015, 07:21 AM   #67
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Thank you, Cycledoc675 for the pics! I will rig something similar this week and give it a try.
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The Precept has been used 17 out of the first 30 days of ownership! Still loving the RV lifestyle as my kids refer to it as!

Latest thoughts: The shower works well and is a nice size but the shower pan seems soft with lots of give near the door/drain. Are all like this? It's solid along the walls however.

I realize that dilution is the solution to the pollution (as the saying goes) but man I feel like I'm not helping with water conservation when I flush my black water tank! I dumped yesterday and then used the tank flush inlet to refill the tank twice by closing the valve (while observing levels via the toilet) then dumping and still had quite a lot of TP pieces and assorted residual return. I'm a bit anal (pardon the pun) and there is something satisfying about properly maintaining the system but I feel like it is going to take a lot of clean water to keep the tank fairly clean. I do however realize that the system would still function without such extensive frequent flushing but there again this has become something of an obsession.
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Also, the locks on the basement doors must be low quality. I have lubricated them (silicon not WD40) and they stick, often taking a jiggle to get the key in and the lock properly turned. Not to mention several doors either won't stay closed or are difficult to open even once unlocked which is more of a latch issue than a lock issue. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear there is much adjustment possible on these but I will see what the dealer says at the follow-up. At this point, I think I'd be OK with paying to add quality aftermarket locks.
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AugerN....as for the locks, mine were fairly difficult to operate with the key. I used powder graphite and it made a world of difference. I continue reapplying every 3-4 months or when the key seems to hang up.
As for the BT and flushing......it is the nature of the beast. Are you using chemicals in the BT that breaks down the solids and paper?
Word of caution on filling your BT with the valve closed...........watch Robin Williams movie "RV". The longest I have ever let the water run into the BT with the valve closed is 1 minute.........and that's after I had emptied the contents with gravity.
Yep, the shower pan fails to drain completely, is "soft" & flexes. To reduce moisture as much as possible, we wipe down the shower including the floor after we have finished showers.
Congratulations on breaking in your Precept. It's great the family is enjoying the "life style". LOL
You are building memories and experiences that will carry on for generations.
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