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Discussion in 'PopOut (Hybrids)' started by JimmyM, Apr 7, 2020.
I've got a 3 bunk Hybrid. So what should I do next?
My TT came standard with a filtered water spigot. We use it.
It came standard with a black tank flush. I have never used it.
Install a rear view observation camera system.
My 2 cents, worth about half that now. The outside inline water filter is good enough for me..old school and proven technology, easy to do. Depending on the sink cartrage filter, the quality may not be any better. I do use the black tank flush on mine, it seems to work, but i dont open the tolet and look. Since its there i use it but have nothing to compare it to, as i only had the one camper with a black tank. Locks can wait. I never had anything stolen yet. In fact i want to remove the locks for a quarter turn latch without a key. And last, the fridge, if it needs some mods to help it, that seems the best place to put the effort. Cold, unspoiled food is needed when camping. The rest isnt as important.
The outside water filter doesn't filter water from the tank, though....Sure, you can filter the water before putting it in the tank.
I do filter before the tank, i dont drink bottled water. An under cabinite mount in line filter would achive the same results, a few quick connects, and its an easy swap out. Get a reverse osmosis filter for best results.
I really like bikendan's suggestion if you don't have a backup camera system yet. Out of your listed choices, I would do the filter at the spigot. Last year, I was thinking how wasteful it was to filter my bath and flush water by using the filter on the main water outlet, and like xxxapache brought up, the spigot filter would clean up the tank water.
Uh oh. Jimmy’s bored.
I use one of those blue KDF filters at the city water inlet and use the same filter to fill the tank. The undersink filter would be 3M Filtrete Advance (0.5um, carbon block filter). Filters way better than the inline KDF filter.
The fridge fan one is "nice to have". On the middle setting, the freezer can freeze ice cream solid as a rock in moderate weather. I've never camped in 95F+ weather. I'd like to know that I could help the fridge if needed. The interior fan(s) would just help it recover quicker when the door is opened.
I’m wondering if including ‘black tank flush system’ might skew the results of your survey. There may be people—not friends, of course—who would choose that option, because it seems to be the least ‘pleasant’ choice.
WOW, Pat. Just...wow.
When you have to take a poll to decide what job to do next.
I'd do the LED exterior lights first, because it isn't even a 'project'. One of the first things I did to ours. Then do the black tank flush.... I really like ours (factory installed). It never ceases to amaze me how much 'stuff' comes out of ours when I give it a good flush (pun intended?). Especially at the end of season, I rinse and drain repeatedly till the water coming out is as clear as the water going in.
The LED thing would be replacing the existing fixtures with sealed LED units. So it's more than just swapping a bulb. I've already done the tail lights.
I voted black tank flush just because I’m curious what the process would be. Be sure to take plenty of pictures along the way
Soooo. The guinea pig option.
Onboard virus cleansing system.
Solid idea. But that wasn't on my list.
Ditto! I have the aftermarket one on mine and use it all the time. It works very well.
Now if you are feeling very bored, I too would like to see the rear view camera install.
Which aftermarket tank flush do you have?
I was thinking of building my own with 2 long PVC pipes drilled to make spray bars, or 4 PVC pipe caps drilled like spray heads. But finding a way to penetrate the tank properly is a pain.
Since putting my towing mirrors on, the rear view camera has sort of lost it's importance. But it is still in one of my Amazon lists.
Todd's backing lights have made me re-think my light's power supply. I think I'll tie them into the USB/12V power points in the rear bunks. They're on their own 15A fuse. The lights draw about 1A each. But will leave more room (amp-wise) in the running light circuit for a camera.