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Old 09-05-2022, 09:32 PM   #41
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Default Great mod, and excellent presentation!

I am not a plumber, so I am asking for a description for the white pvc 1-1/2" fitting
that goes on the tank for the air vent connection. I have searched, but nothing found.

Again, great job, kind of like putting the icing on the Trailmanor cake!

I am accumulating parts, and so far, I have the tank and vent. Thank goodness for that.
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Old 09-23-2022, 08:29 PM   #42
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Default Another poor man's....

I figured out what fittings were needed for the exhaust line, and completed the toilet,
per DudeAbides plans. I actually had issues getting all the parts, but that's another
story of the times.

The pic of the tank shows that I did not use the pvc side panels, even though I had
them mostly ready. I decided to paint the tank and hope for the best. I did trim the lip
of the back of the tank to shorten it for more room in the front area.

Note that the
tank sits on a 1/2" of plywood as a shim. That is from a prior mod that I posted on the
forum in plumbing. The tank just clears the TM wheelwell support wood piece, with
its inward tapered sides. I sprayed foam sealant up into the newly expanded hole,
and that also sealed the tank in place.

I used the same black pipe for the drain line, after installing a new valve that is now
positioned higher.

Thanks again to DudeAbides and others who contributed!

Thanks again to DudeAbides and others who contributed.

The new water line needed foam insulation, and the sharkbite fittings were tedious to
install. They do work good.

All in all, this is a major improvement, and has much versatility. I will carry a 10 gallon
portable waste tank and this will cover current camping waste handling.
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Old 10-04-2022, 11:22 AM   #43
Deb Mac
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Location: Logan Lake, BC, Can
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Default adding level sensors to the black tank?

Looks good! I am about to start mine shortly, if the weather holds. Had a couple of other home repair jobs that were much higher on the "get it done before winter" list.
What paint did you use for the tank? Rustoleum or something like it? I'm going to build a white mdf frame around the rim for aesthetics and additional support, but I want to paint the top.

I'm also considering adding in a couple of level sensors before I install it. Thought about swapping out the fresh tank sensor wiring, since I really don't need those - the tank is right under the kitchen sink and it is really easy to keep track of my fresh water level. But with only a 6 gallon black tank, it might be far more useful to swap the wiring to a couple of sensors on that tank instead. I think I would be much more likely to overflow the black tank than run out of water. Plus it would be a far greater disaster (for me!). Anyone try it, and if you did, how did it work out?
2008 2720SL
2006 Toyota 4Runner, SR5, 4L V6
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Old 10-06-2022, 05:46 PM   #44
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Default I used a Valspar pant + primer,

and so good, so far. Custom color, and id not known.

To check the black tank level, the flush water can easily be shut off,
and flush pedal pressed, and shine a flashlight into the bottom of the
toilet to see the level in the black tank.
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