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Old 10-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Convenience center panel material

I'm re-doing the whole area where the slide switches, tank gauges, etc are located. I will need a whole sheet of that black plastic material used to mount everything in.

Anyone know of a source of that stuff? I'd prefer to make a template of what I need (my own design) and send it off to be cut out (switch holes, etc) and also have labels for each item etched in, similar to the way FR does the original panel.

I have added two new "sub panels" and the whole thing looks a little tacky as it's currently configured.

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Old 10-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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Perhaps a place that does awards and trophy's might have the laminate you need and also do the etching.
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:12 PM   #3
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I'm re-doing the whole area where the slide switches, tank gauges, etc are located. I will need a whole sheet of that black plastic material used to mount everything in.

Anyone know of a source of that stuff? I'd prefer to make a template of what I need (my own design) and send it off to be cut out (switch holes, etc) and also have labels for each item etched in, similar to the way FR does the original panel.

I have added two new "sub panels" and the whole thing looks a little tacky as it's currently configured.

Thanks

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What did you add that you needed two sub panels? Just being nose(y) in case I need to keep up with the Jones'... :-)
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What did you add that you needed two sub panels? Just being nose(y) in case I need to keep up with the Jones'... :-)
Sure.... I added a larger/smarter control panel for the Magnum inverter/charger plus an upgraded tanks/propane/batt monitoring system.

It's a See Level system and is VERY accurate when installed correctly. DW was tired of never knowing exactly what our tank levels are.

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Perhaps a place that does awards and trophy's might have the laminate you need and also do the etching.

That is certainly a thought...... Thanks.

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Sure.... I added a larger/smarter control panel for the Magnum Inverter/charger plus a ungraded tanks/propane/batt monitoring system. It's a See Level system and is VERY accurate when installed correctly. DW was tired of never knowing exactly what our tank levels are. Boowho??
I had that system in my last motorhome and loved it!!!! Been wanting to upgrade my new berkshire but wasn't sure how difficult it would be. Did u use the current systems wiring or redo it all? Any info would be great on the upgrade. Thanks!!!

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http://www.totalplastics.com/


They have several locations in the USA.
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I had that system in my last motorhome and loved it!!!! Been wanting to upgrade my new berkshire but wasn't sure how difficult it would be. Did u use the current systems wiring or redo it all? Any info would be great on the upgrade. Thanks!!!

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Exceptionally easy install. Uses existing wiring; you only need two wires (signal and ground) for ALL the tanks; NOT two wires per tank. Each sender is "programmed" to be either fresh, gray or black by cutting a "trace" on the sender.

Since the senders are programmed thusly all three are tied together in the compartment and all three send their data on the same two wires.

You will need to know a little info on wiring so you get the right color wire matched to a second right colored wire.

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What did you add that you needed two sub panels? Just being nose(y) in case I need to keep up with the Jones'... :-)

Also, Earl..... besides what I mentioned earlier, as long as I'm doing this, I'm going to change the stupid order of the slide out switches.

On my coach, the bedroom slides are controlled by two switches toward the FRONT of the coach, while the LR slide switches are toward the REAR. How dumb is that?

I'd be like eating a piece of pie starting at the outer crust and ending up at the center point.

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I had that system in my last motorhome and loved it!!!! Been wanting to upgrade my new berkshire but wasn't sure how difficult it would be. Did u use the current systems wiring or redo it all? Any info would be great on the upgrade. Thanks!!!

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Jason, I should have added that the installation/owners manual is available on the 'net. Also, if you get serious and need help with the wiring, I can post pics of how I wired it all.

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