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Old 06-03-2015, 06:01 PM   #11
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Congrats. I too just got my anniversary 351 a few weeks ago. Unfortunately our maiden voyage ended short due to river flooding and having to evacuate. Fortunately no damage or anything.
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Old 06-03-2015, 08:17 PM   #12
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Congrats. I too just got my anniversary 351 a few weeks ago. Unfortunately our maiden voyage ended short due to river flooding and having to evacuate. Fortunately no damage or anything.
Alls well that ends well. Enjoy your new unit. We're heading out again this weekend with ours, finally. Our first trip out was the lone weekend in late April here that was cold. Got down to 27 at night, didn't even take firewood. Got to try out most everything on the inside though! Took this pic and grilled dinner, then headed back inside.



I've been fooling around and modifying the unit the past few weeks, so far I've removed the transition from the ramp door to the ground since it, the zip screen and power bunks didn't all get along that well, and the zip screen was going to lose the battle. Also the Progressive EMS I posted on the other page, along with a few others............

Added a battery cutoff switch so the battery doesn't go dead every two weeks unless I keep it plugged in.



Also relocated the license plate, hated how much it hung down and looked like an afterthought. Cut the tabs off the light and installed a full red lens. Added a tag light after the pic was taken.



Removed all the dealer and other excess stickers also. Have OldCoots awning hold down kit and an Oxygenics shower head to go on too. Need to get it out so I stop modifying it.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #13
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I thought the location of the license plate was a kind of a stupid place too. I'll be placing mine around about the same place as yours.


Your battery is going dead every two weeks? are you running something while unhooked from shore power?
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Old 06-08-2015, 10:06 PM   #14
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Your battery is going dead every two weeks? are you running something while unhooked from shore power?
The propane detector is always going and the radio goes to more of a standby mode than off. Far as I know nothing else is on.

I got the tag light mounted and working, I used a low profile LED on the left side and it's ability to light the plate is pretty bad. Going to try a standard height Trucklite LED with the same bolt pattern.

Was out this weekend, hoping my inner cheapskate didn't get the best of me as I only spec'd the trailer with a 30A service. I did get the 15K A/C, but it doesn't seem to do very good and it wasn't even hot. They did not even put a roof vent in the garage that I could run a separate service up to. Going to try it in the driveway this week and see if I can get it cold. It's going to the dealer this weekend to get some minor issues worked out, if the driveway test doesn't go well I guess I'll be getting my CC out...........If there is a solution.


Kind of wish I had a salesman that didn't get canned right after I ordered, that may have advised about the benefits of 50A and made it clear that 2 A/C's really may be necessary.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:35 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=ferguson65;833754]Did the Progressive hardwire EMS install yesterday.



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What is this? I don't think I know. Thanks.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #16
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Paul, that's the remote display for the Progressive EMS hardwire surge protector. I mounted it in the dead space at the bottom of the pantry where the city water and electric come in. I cut a hole in the panel and mounted the display behind it. It scrolls constantly when plugged in, so I hid it behind the pantry door that way should someone sleep on the dinette they don't have to watch it go all night.

If you're not familiar with the unit google it. Very highly regarded unit manufactured in the USA, protests against a lot of shore power issues along with surges. I actually just bought another one as the trailer is getting converted to 50A this week and the second A/C unit is being installed also.
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While we are on the topic of 50amp and dual AC units, can I ask a dumb question? When our unit is at home I have it plugged up to the house via a 25' normal outside use grounded extension cord. (ours is a 50amp w/dual AC units). Can I run 1 of the AC units while plugged up to the house? The house would be considered 15 amp service I 'ASSUME'??? I have the extension cord plugged into the garage which is on a 30amp breaker.
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While we are on the topic of 50amp and dual AC units, can I ask a dumb question? When our unit is at home I have it plugged up to the house via a 25' normal outside use grounded extension cord. (ours is a 50amp w/dual AC units). Can I run 1 of the AC units while plugged up to the house? The house would be considered 15 amp service I 'ASSUME'??? I have the extension cord plugged into the garage which is on a 30amp breaker.
I think the A/C will trip the house breaker. Or the "typical" extension cord will be the weak link. Don't think I would try it. I had a 30A outlet installed on the house near the trailer. Debated doing a 50A, but the run of 6 GA wire from one side of the house to the other along with routing from the basement to the attic and then back down the garage wall would have been a total pain. I really have no need to run both a/c units at home, so I forsee no issue.

I had been keeping ours plugged in until I installed the battery disconnect, now I just turn the switch off and leave it unplugged. Night before we leave I'll plug in and get the fridge cold on electric.
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I think the A/C will trip the house breaker. Or the "typical" extension cord will be the weak link. Don't think I would try it. I had a 30A outlet installed on the house near the trailer. Debated doing a 50A, but the run of 6 GA wire from one side of the house to the other along with routing from the basement to the attic and then back down the garage wall would have been a total pain. I really have no need to run both a/c units at home, so I forsee no issue.

I had been keeping ours plugged in until I installed the battery disconnect, now I just turn the switch off and leave it unplugged. Night before we leave I'll plug in and get the fridge cold on electric.
Thank you! I am parked close enough to the house to only need a 25' extension cord for shore power and the only time it would be nice to run 1 of the 2 AC units is times like now when I am messing with televisions in the 351 and it is 90* outside with 90% humidity. LOL Alabama is a great place to live, but damn the humidity!!!
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I adapt my heavy cord down to the NEMA 15 typical house type plug. I only have one air conditioner but fan run it plus the frige and converter without tripping a breaker. Any more devices and it probably would. If that outlet is served by a 15 amp, you should swap for a 20 amp.
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