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StirCrazy

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Posted: 02/15/22 08:02am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice idea, I will definatly print this off and give it a try.


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Posted: 02/15/22 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I printed one some time back but didn't have time to go by the dealer to fit check it until today. Mine's a little tight but goes on. I tried on 4 different units, both new and old, and it was consistently tight.

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Posted: 02/15/22 07:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So, are you interested in printing one for me?[emoticon]

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Posted: 02/16/22 02:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

K_and_I wrote:


So, are you interested in printing one for me?[emoticon]
PM me your mailing address and I'll see what it takes to mail this one to you. You'll have to whittle on it to get it to fit right.

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Posted: 02/16/22 03:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I didn't analyze why it didn't fit well because I was in a hurry and I was wasting a salesman's time. It was difficult to line up and would only turn in a very short distance.

Determine what needs to be removed before you go hacking on it. My guess is sand down the faying surface a little and maybe cut a chamfer or fillet on the mounting tab leading edges. This is PETG. It's hard but workable. 180 grit wet sanding would probably work well on the face and an Xacto blade to work off the tab edge if needed. Maybe it just needs the face worked down so try that first.

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Bobbo wrote:

If it is now coming with a quick connect built in, I am glad I bought mine before the change. FWIW, I used it today for the very first time. Worked like a champ.

I am quoting myself, because after about 10 uses, I threw it away. It was very hard to get on and was chewing up the water inlet. I was afraid it would damage the inlet to the point that the cap would no longer attach securely.


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NMDriver2 wrote:

I use a cut off piece of garden hose about 1 ft long with the female end to screw onto a regular male hose end. I just put the cut end in the fill tube all the way to the connection and it has never come out under pressure. BTW I am pushing 80-90 psi through my hose.


But then how can you convince the wife you need a 3D printer?

But yeah, you beat me to it. That's exactly what we use.


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so this design doesn't work well?

what is the issue? the locking ramp? in red?

are all the water inlets the same? is my 2000 era class c the the same?

i played with this design a bit, its not that difficult to make





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Posted: 02/21/22 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for bringing this post back to the top. I'm going to try it out. Going to chance it with no supports to see what happens. I use Hatchbox PLA.


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Posted: 02/21/22 01:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish I knew correct terminology, it would make a response much easier. I tried the one 2112 showed above, but it wouldn't work on my fill hatch without modification. My camper uses a hatch that looks like this one:
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Taking material off of the portion labeled in red didn't help. I finally chalked the locking portion of the hatch on the camper and put the adapter against it. It appeared that the locking flange on the adapter was too close to the cap of the adapter (sorry again for poor terminology). I took a brass wire brush in a dremel and removed some of the inside of the locking flange, and was able to get it to go on. I can't test it yet as it is too cold here to be dealing with water and hoses, but I think it's going to work.

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