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Old 03-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #51
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It is a modification on my part, but something that the dealer overlooked.
I am upgrading my house battery to four 6 volt golf cart batteries. While poking around to see the most favourable place to complete the connections, I decided to take the cover off the existing battery box mounted on the tongue.
We live in a rainforest. We annually get 46 inches of rainfall. The battery box lid has vents for gassing off of the batteries. The dealer forgot to drill holes in the bottom of the battery box to drain any accumulation of water. Here is what I found. Yup, the battery was totally submerged.
I removed the battery, washed the top off with distilled water and baking soda and then rinsed with distilled water.
Drilled the battery box with drain holes, allowed everything to dry then re-installed. I checked that battery voltage and it appears to be good.
Make sure if you live where you can have water accumulate, check you exterior battery box(es) for drain holes.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM   #52
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That's looks great, so if I understand you made storm windows(best I can put it) are they attached on the inside or outside? I have a my dog and he likes to push against the screen. the last camper I had to bolt a piece of plex glass to lower half. can you give a little more details on how you did it? thanks
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #53
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I mounted the Lexan to the outside using industrial strength Velcro in one inch wide strips. If I had a dog I would have mounted it to the inside. The Velcro was put on as a continuos run around the mounting/screen door frame and around the border of the Lexan. I decided to go with 2 separate panels for each door, top and lower halves.

Cutting was done by a plastic cutting blade designed for Lexan and plexiglass in a straight line. The arch I cut with a circle cutting saw like for cutting a circle in sheet rock.

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Old 03-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #54
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here is my latest mod
air conditioner for generator mod
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #55
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We store the camper, so I often drive to the storage lot after work to pick it up. I am unable to keep the hitch on the truck and still maneuver around the small parking garage and didn't want the hitch rolling around the back of the truck - so we fabricated a hitch carriage with a deadbolt mechanism. Also built a corral for the generator or the jerry cans -- it works great.



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Old 04-07-2012, 11:13 PM   #56
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I do not like the valances, curtains and mini blinds that came with my trailer, I will be pulling all out, I will custom build some would valances with a classic wooden curtain rod, my wife is going to make new curtains and we will do away the the miniblinds all together.
My DW did not like the curtains that came with the trailer, so she hired a seamstress and made new curtains for the TT. They are Roman Blinds, no mechanical parts.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #57
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Upgraded 12 volt power supply. Solar System is in transit.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:33 PM   #58
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Finally some decent weather, so I upgraded the suspension. The new ones were bronze, also all pivot points have greaseable bolts. The teflon inserts are garbage. They were flat on one side from sitting. The trailer has only two nights of camping in it. Be sure to check the inserts in your suspension.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #59
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Any details on the shackle-kit that you used, Jonnys?
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I completed my gas piston installation

Complete the gas piston installation on the three cargo doors. Ordered from three different companys, saved a bunch of $$$$
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