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#1 Perris

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 09:22 AM

I previously owned a 17' sd. I did the Hepvo mod and it was quite easy. So how hard can it be to do on my Patriot? I chose to look at other peoples work to refresh my memory on what to do. Choose what seemed like what I remembered doing and sallied forth. Well, I made a bit of a bad error in judgment. I "assumed" the geometry for the plumbing would be the same. Wrong. I then made another error and began by Glueing the tee on first. My new tee is actually larger then the original one. The crux of all this is the angle from the tee to the entrance to the grey water tank is uphill..May or may not end up being a problem. Then, the angle from the tee to the Hepvo valve is not a straight shot as it was in my 17. So I end up with a Rube Goldberg plumbing knot using some flex hose and silicone guck to keep it all together. So, those of you who decide to do this mod, think it through better and don't glue anything till it is a correct. It is a great mod if done correctly.

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#2 Euphoria

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:12 AM

Good advise, and a hard lesson learned. Cut and "check fit" all your components before gluing anything together to make sure that they fit and slope in the right direction. Sorry your project wasn't as simple as first thought.


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#3 Wally Z

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Posted 12 July 2016 - 10:55 AM

Or order the kit from LHC.


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#4 Microoverland

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:09 PM

I put the Little House Customs kit in my 1997 13 foot, and it all fit/went in perfectly.

I do wonder about the guy at the factory that drills the hole for output of grey tank - its not anywhere near the bottom of the tank - sorta at the middle-ish.


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#5 Wally Z

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 07:22 AM

For what PVC fittings cost you might want to consider starting over and doing it right. Wouldn't be fun having problems while out on the road trying to enjoy yourself.


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 03:45 PM

Thanks for the "lessons learned"...


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