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Old 08-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #11
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Congrats on your Surveyor 220! We have had ours just 3 months and 2 trips and just love it.
I just wanted to point out that the sub forum for Surveyors has some really good ideas for maintenance and mods for you to look at. Most of us suggest living with the trailer for a couple of trips before doing any mods or updates. I only swapped out the bathroom door for a folding one so we could access the bathroom easily without opening the slider when stopped by the side of the road (medical reasons).
Enjoy your new trailer! Just keep asking question; lots of answers out there!
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Thanks Pete:
We took ours out last weekend and were headed out again this Friday for a 500 mile round trip...
I did do a temporary awning LED install...couldn't resist...sure had a lot of folks asking questions about them...we'll run them for a couple of more trips to see if they warrant a more permanent installation. Also installed a 6600 Fantastic Fan above the bedroom area, it has the remote and rain sensor, was an easy install and well worth it...
really keeps the air moving around good...
I've ordered led lights for the interior, we'll see how those work...
Everything in the trailer works well and we love it...
Cant wait to hit the road again.
Enjoy you new TT...
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:29 PM   #12
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Hi,
Great mods!
When you put in the fan above the bed, was power there already or did you grab it from the light fixture close by up on the ceiling there? And did having the fan there make a difference?
My next mod is going to be putting in a 12v outlet, I think right by the holding tank heater switches on the kitchen cupboard, with a 12v gauge and momentary switch to see the state of the batteries. When I finish, I'll send pics.
Enjoy your trip too!
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #13
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Hi,
Great mods!
When you put in the fan above the bed, was power there already or did you grab it from the light fixture close by up on the ceiling there? And did having the fan there make a difference?
My next mod is going to be putting in a 12v outlet, I think right by the holding tank heater switches on the kitchen cupboard, with a 12v gauge and momentary switch to see the state of the batteries. When I finish, I'll send pics.
Enjoy your trip too!
Pete
Pete...
I just used the 12v from the light...worked out slick...
Good lookin trailer ya got there...
Love to see some pics of the gauge and switch set up...
I'm surprised the 220 has no battery state indicator...
Were headed out to LaPine at noon tomarrow, bout a 4-5hr haul...lookin forward to another outing...
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Pete...
I just used the 12v from the light...worked out slick...
Good lookin trailer ya got there...
Love to see some pics of the gauge and switch set up...
I'm surprised the 220 has no battery state indicator...
Were headed out to LaPine at noon tomarrow, bout a 4-5hr haul...lookin forward to another outing...

Ours has the battery indicator as part of the tank monitor panel. It's very basic, but it IS a battery monitor.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:50 AM   #15
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Ours has the battery indicator as part of the tank monitor panel. It's very basic, but it IS a battery monitor.

Oh ... I see mine has one to...Thanks...
I installed a battery isolater switch in our last night, and going to
start putting some led strips in the cupboards and wardrobes tonight...
Our 550 mile trip lase weekend went off without a hitch...lookin forward to the next one in 2 weeks...
enjoy the rest of your summer...It's closing up fast...

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So why the LED's in the closets? Is it to see better?

X2 on the summer closing fast but hey, we have furnaces too! I am trying to talk the wife into Thanksgiving camping. You can fit a decent size bird in that oven
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So why the LED's in the closets? Is it to see better?

X2 on the summer closing fast but hey, we have furnaces too! I am trying to talk the wife into Thanksgiving camping. You can fit a decent size bird in that oven
Fall, winter and spring camping are our favorites: Not so much sweating.

As for LED's I got a couple and replaced them in the lights on either side of the bed because I feared the lenses would melt. But the new LED's are too dim to read by. I will do a separate post on them once I get the model numbers off the package. Glad I only bought two.
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So why the LED's in the closets? Is it to see better?

X2 on the summer closing fast but hey, we have furnaces too! I am trying to talk the wife into Thanksgiving camping. You can fit a decent size bird in that oven
The LED Strips you can cut to any length...and they really light up the interior or those storage spaces...as for the over head lights...I'm going to put in a few of the LED's but for reading and the bathroom I'll just keep the incandescent for the brightness...
Think Cornish game hens...
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Where do you get the power for the led strips in the closets?
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Where do you get the power for the led strips in the closets?
Battery pack or pull it over from the nearest light...
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