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Old 04-24-2016, 10:52 PM   #7461
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Installed a 100 watt solar panel on the roof. I attached the panel to the roof with well nuts and a generous amount of Dicor. Ran wires down through fridge vent and into the water heater / furnace utility area. Next weekend I will run the wires under the trailer and up to the charge controller on the front of the trailer.
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:07 PM   #7462
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Keep the panels covered until you are ready to connect everything permanent. In sunlight they will make power.

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Old 04-24-2016, 11:12 PM   #7463
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Keep the panels covered until you are ready to connect everything permanent. In sunlight they will make power.

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Thanks. I did not connect the pigtails coming off of the panel for just that reason.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:57 AM   #7464
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According to my instructions, they recommended that you keep the panels covered until completed. Something about uncontrolled output.

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Old 04-25-2016, 07:02 AM   #7465
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Even with a couple inches of snow on them, if the sun is bright, they will put out under 2 amp!

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Old 04-25-2016, 07:18 AM   #7466
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Fixed the bathroom vanity door screw that snapped the head off last week.

Put rubber bumpers on the ladder for the kid's bunk beds to avoid wear on the wall when stowed.

Pulled off the panels in the back of the storage cabinet under the sink and vacuumed all the sawdust etc from the manufacturer out and mounted the panel back a few more inches to gain add'l space.

I also switched around some of the outlets for the interior and exterior lights so they make more sense to me in terms of order.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:56 AM   #7467
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Got home from work this morning and the deadbolt wouldn't unlock. Good thing the DW was inside and was able to unlock the door for me. Pulled the lock from the door and tried to find what was jamming the cylinder. No luck so I guess I'll just have to use the door handle lock till the new lock gets in
There was a lock recall a while back. Maybe this had to do with that?
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Old 04-25-2016, 12:20 PM   #7468
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Only because I'm cheap and like to tinker, I made myself some awning hold down brackets. Need to paint them up and I have some adjustable poles on order.

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Old 04-25-2016, 12:57 PM   #7469
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This past weekend I picked up 5 Maxxis M8008 tires, 5 metal air valves, an extra 30A, 25' extension cord, awning tie down stakes, and propane hose parts for a quick disconnect setup for my Weber BBQ. Ordered parts from the US and had them shipped to a Kinek Point on the border at Wellesley Island, NY.

I have to say I was disappointed with the tires that Discount Tires Direct shipped. I asked the guy on the phone if they were less than 6 months old and he said they had just arrived from the factory. The DOT date code is 4714 so they're already almost a year and a half old!

Taking the TT to a local independent trailer shop on Thursday to have the tires and valves mounted and balanced, and do an annual service on the brakes and bearings.
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Parked the 5er back in storage after an excellent quick weekend trip.
Now I have to add to my "to-do" list, apparently we have another propane leak. I just don't see how I could go through a 30lb tank in 4 nights of camping. Fridge\WH running on electric, only propane use was fridge for less than 24 hours and the furnace for 3 nights.
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