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Old 02-23-2015, 06:27 PM   #131
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Today I had fun with mods. I installed the Bal stabilizers for the landing gear. What a difference they made in the reduction of sway and bounce in the trailer. I also installed a shallow cabinet to enclose the main control panel and slide switches. My 2 year old loved to play with the buttons so I made up this cover and hopefully that will help.

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Hey Chewie,
Can you please let me know where you purchased your cabinet to cover the control panel? Thanks
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:20 PM   #132
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I made it, went and got a cabinet door similar to the factory, made a frame and used 1/4 ply for the back. Stained to match.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:07 PM   #133
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I made it, went and got a cabinet door similar to the factory, made a frame and used 1/4 ply for the back. Stained to match.

Thanks Chewie. Another question, I see in another post you called Forest River to get the stain color, do you recall what it was?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:47 PM   #134
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If I remember correct it was Cognac
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Old 04-15-2015, 07:06 AM   #135
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upgraded all inside lights to LED's and added two more battery's for boon docking, damn furnace more will eat one battery up in half a night!!. Out this weekend for our first (non-redneck)campaign of the year !!
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Old 04-15-2015, 06:48 PM   #136
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I got the same unit - thanks for the info on the toilet - second time I read it and I will be changing mine out before it begins to smell.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:12 PM   #137
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upgraded all inside lights to LED's and added two more battery's for boon docking, damn furnace more will eat one battery up in half a night!!. Out this weekend for our first (non-redneck)campaign of the year !!
Thanks for jogging my memory on this. Last 5er I had I could make the battery last for two days. Just got this 2015 Wildwood 356QBQ, and I love the extra space.
But I wonder why it eats batteries? Do you happen to know the CCA and reserve capacity of a standard battery on this rig? I ask because I think the dealer shorted me on the battery size.

Also, where did you install extra batteries? I just put in a battery switch for when the rig is stored so it won't draw it down, so I am thinking that if I put in another battery I would need a switch to switch between them. But I also would like any extra batteries to be charged by the inverter also when it is plugged in to AC power. So how did you do yours?

Finally, I am wondering if putting a solar on the roof would allow me to primitive camp and keep the battery charged. What do you know about that?

Thanks again. This is my first post to this forum....
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MOODMAN: I pulled the plastic battery box out and turned the batteries sideways. don't know what the CCA is I just know that the heater blower will kill a single battery in one night, now I can go a weekend. I have not checked into the solar aspect yet but a few have, just do a search on solar and a few will pop up.
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MOODMAN: I pulled the plastic battery box out and turned the batteries sideways. don't know what the CCA is I just know that the heater blower will kill a single battery in one night, now I can go a weekend. I have not checked into the solar aspect yet but a few have, just do a search on solar and a few will pop up.
Turned the batteries sideways? I don't know about yours, but my battery box can only accommodate one battery. Is it possible that you have three very small batteries? That could be why your battery doesn't last very long.

CCA stands for cold cranking amps. It is a measure of how much reserve capacity the battery has. It is usually stamped on the top of the battery.
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I have 3 series 24 deka deep cycle batteries each with 140 min reserve, CCA are not important for RV's as I don't have a motor to crank over.
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