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Old 08-06-2016, 05:13 PM   #1
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New generator project

Working on a new project !
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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Used a modified cargo carrier as a platform .
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Old 08-06-2016, 05:56 PM   #3
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Looks good does that limit you to one battery
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Looks good does that limit you to one battery
The platform can be configured from 30 inches to 60 inches. I am currently at 34 inches. By expanding it another 3 inches you can turn the batteries sideways and get 2 in the tray.
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Old 08-06-2016, 08:28 PM   #5
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Have you checked your tongue weight? It appears that the propane tanks have been moved closer to the tongue jack. With the extra weight of the generator you may have overloaded the tongue. It's worth a look.


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Have you checked your tongue weight? It appears that the propane tanks have been moved closer to the tongue jack. With the extra weight of the generator you may have overloaded the tongue. It's worth a look.


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Old 08-07-2016, 07:40 AM   #7
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when I get my A213H next year -- just before retirement.. I plan a mod to the back of the trailer that will put a re-enforced carrier place that would hold generator etc .. up to a reasonable weight - versus having that weight in the front...

also thinking of 2 honda 2000 generators in parallel us - use one or two depending on need -- so not to have such a heavy single thing to lift and move around

I also plan a significant battery and solar mod -- that will add some front weight

I would like to have a more beefed torsion axle and lift to have larger tires.. but will definitely get some really good - high weight rated tires..

also not sure -- I want the smaller bubble windows on the front..

I think a A213H with a front dormer and a toy hauler area in place of the storage box would be an awesome model of a-frame -- maybe just a bit longer and have just a bit longer twin beds...

anyone with an A213H -- using it in king bed mode -- how does the location and controls of coolcat work in that mode -- ok, not so well under the bed area??

TV is a 2016 GMC yukon 4x4 with full tow package so TV can handle quite a bit of tow and tongue weight..
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anyone with an A213H -- using it in king bed mode -- how does the location and controls of coolcat work in that mode -- ok, not so well under the bed area??..
My rig has the same bed setup...when bed is set up, it creates a 3 foot "dead space" under the bed which inhibits flow of air from CoolCat. One way to help compensate for this is to turn on the roof fan which will help move air better throughout the trailer.
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yes -- it does seem an issue that would warrant some redesign and move the coolcat to work better in king mode...
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The coolcat works well on our unit with the King bed layout ,of coure there are no controls on the unit, all controls are on the thermostat. My one inconvenience is the person sleeping on the backside gets no fresh air at all when not using air conditioning. The dw gets all grumpy when you get up and have to crawl across to get out of bed through the narrow opening as well. I guess everything is a compromise.
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