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Old 06-20-2019, 07:44 AM   #1276 (permalink)
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I dont have room for a two gallon tank..... Maybe not even the small accumulator....
If you're going to the overland rally thing, do like the overlanders, and make your own out of ABS bro!

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No idea on sizing them, but the expansion tank just makes the pump not needed for the first 1.75 gallons or whatever till the pressure drops. What pressure are you running on the air side of it? FWIW its supposed to match the delivery pressure.

I dont have room for a two gallon tank..... Maybe not even the small accumulator....
Right. It just increases the time between the low pressure "on" and high pressure "off" set points. The pump is positive displacement. With only the pipes for capacitance in the system, the pump can bang between the set points while trying to put out more flow than your faucet is taking. The accumulator just takes the extra flow and stores it.

The instructions said to set the bladder within 2 psi of the delivery pressure. My pump is supposed to make 50 psi, according to the specs sheet. In reality, it's more like 35 or 40 psi. I set the bladder based off the high shut off pressure. Guys say you can play with the bladder pressure to get the most capacity possible. I kind of set it and forgot about it. lol
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:54 AM   #1278 (permalink)
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If you're going to the overland rally thing, do like the overlanders, and make your own out of ABS bro!

I have a real outdoor shower..... With a hot water heater!

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Right. It just increases the time between the low pressure "on" and high pressure "off" set points. With only the pipes for capacitance in the system, the pump can bang between the set points while trying to put out more flow than your faucet is taking. The accumulator just takes the extra flow and stores it.

The instructions said to set the bladder within 2 psi of the delivery pressure. My pump is supposed to make 50 psi, according to the specs sheet. In reality, it's more like 35 or 40 psi. I set the bladder based off the high shut off pressure. Guys say you can play with the bladder pressure to get the most capacity possible. I kind of set it and forgot about it. lol
Good, just dont leave them at the factory 2 psi or whatever they put in them, they wear out quick if the pressure isnt close to delivery pressure.
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Passthrough trim done!


Attempted to bathe truck. Its marginally cleaner....
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You saved that pass through upholstery job, it had me scratching my head with the trim-less picture. I was thinking this guy does super clean work on all the other stuff he does then throws this curtain around the hole with staples and shit everywhere....

I should have known better.
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You saved that pass through upholstery job, it had me scratching my head with the trim-less picture. I was thinking this guy does super clean work on all the other stuff he does then throws this curtain around the hole with staples and shit everywhere....

I should have known better.
Ha I guess I should have added a disclaimer in there that it wasn't done yet
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Dumb question:
Does the tube get pressurized somehow or is the water just gravity-fed?
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They usually put a schraeder on it to pressurize it.
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They usually put a schraeder on it to pressurize it.

That's what I thought.
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That's what I thought.
i put a small bicycle air pump in my tool box to pressure it up in beween fills...couple of pumps works and it is so nice to have pressurized water.
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Good times as always at the NWOR! Weather was great, got to see lots of old friends I don't get to see to often. Lots of drool worthy trucks and thanks to all the vendors!



Nightly raffle is always fun!


Snuck out and climbed Peshastin one morning.


Entered the cooking competition and won!
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Good times as always at the NWOR! Weather was great, got to see lots of old friends I don't get to see to often. Lots of drool worthy trucks and thanks to all the vendors!



Nightly raffle is always fun!


Snuck out and climbed Peshastin one morning.


Entered the cooking competition and won!

Pineapple brown sugar cake??
That looks good
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Pineapple brown sugar cake??

That looks good
Pineapple upside down cake! With brown sugar and blueberries! And marshmallows frosting. Marshmallows were the ingredient we had to use in both dishes.

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AND MARSHMALLOWS!
I just gained 5 lbs looking at that thing
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AND MARSHMALLOWS!

I just gained 5 lbs looking at that thing
It was goooooood, she made an almost cream cheese kind of frosting..... And I didn't burn the cake! Had to use marshmallows in beef stroganoff to oh, that was entertaining....

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How’d the kegerator run?
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Fan fawking tastic! Ran a while keg thru it. Plus kept other groceries in it too!

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Foam stayed down on it? How you handle the keg? Did you put any water to submerge the plate or no? I hear people swear you have to submerge the plate to get some good conduction, but that's with ice and a cooler
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Foam stayed down on it? How you handle the keg? Did you put any water to submerge the plate or no? I hear people swear you have to submerge the plate to get some good conduction, but that's with ice and a cooler
It worked great! Minimal foam once the keg settled. Keg was stashed under the truck out of the sun ambient was 75ish.

Had a couple zip locks of ice on the plate (that I was just using for other drinks). It was definately less cold and slightly foamier if you poured 3 or 4 pints in a row.

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I just read through all 26 pages of this build, and this is seriously awesome. I have nothing of substance to add, except this. If you haven't replaced your leveling blocks yet, Take a look at the Anderson leveling system. I use it on my travel trailer, and it's made leveling SOOOO easy. Its $$ but its worth every penny.



https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Leve...gateway&sr=8-8

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I just read through all 26 pages of this build, and this is seriously awesome. I have nothing of substance to add, except this. If you haven't replaced your leveling blocks yet, Take a look at the Anderson leveling system. I use it on my travel trailer, and it's made leveling SOOOO easy. Its $$ but its worth every penny.



https://www.amazon.com/Andersen-Leve...gateway&sr=8-8

Great build!!
Thanks for reading through, its become a bit of a novel at this point

I had someone else suggest those as well, how do they do in gravel or softer dirt?

Foot powered weekend. Spent a few days far far away. It was nice. 15-18ish miles each way though, we powered through it in a day, kiddo did awesome!





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Thanks for reading through, its become a bit of a novel at this point

I had someone else suggest those as well, how do they do in gravel or softer dirt?

Foot powered weekend. Spent a few days far far away. It was nice. 15-18ish miles each way though, we powered through it in a day, kiddo did awesome!





I have had those anderson levelers in soft sand and gravel, with no issues.
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I have had those anderson levelers in soft sand and gravel, with no issues.
Awesome, I may have to try them then.

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I've seen them in use by happy campers and unhappy slide-in campers. They don't seem to work as well under the driving axle. I've seen them twist sidewise and I've seen one spit out completely.

Been happy with Lynx Levelers under the drw F350 with the Lance in it.
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I've seen them in use by happy campers and unhappy slide-in campers. They don't seem to work as well under the driving axle. I've seen them twist sidewise and I've seen one spit out completely.

Been happy with Lynx Levelers under the drw F350 with the Lance in it.
I could see them spitting out....

I have the lynx levelers now.... They are in many pieces. I think I am just too heavy for them on soft ground. They flex and break.
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