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Old 08-15-2015, 02:48 PM   #1
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newest mods on Surveyor 220

Finally got around to doing 3 mods I have been wanting to do since we bought the trailer in 2013.

1. DC Voltmeter; I mounted it on the range hood where it is visible and easy to get to the wiring. We don't boondock but if we did I would have added a switch to turn it on or off. I got the meter off Amazon.com

2. Electric water heater switch; why they didn't put an interior switch for the electric side of the water heater I'll never know but I bought this replacement switch from Appliance Zone, part no. 232882 for about $15. I spliced the power lead to the water heater electric side in the power strip panel and ran it up to this switch. While the light only works on the gas side, it is so convenient now having the switch on the inside of the trailer! (I always leave the electric water heater breaker OFF between trips which helps me to remember to have water in the water heater before I turn the breaker ON and then use this new switch.)

3. 12V DC and USB outlet. Our Surveyor Sport 220 didn't come with any so I bought this outlet from Amazon.com for about $8 and mounted it right next to the electric converter panel to use an available 12v outlet and ground. Very nice to have.
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Old 08-15-2015, 03:47 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2015, 04:00 PM   #3
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Very nice work, and good ideas. Professional quality, from the looks of it. Thanks for posting that. We love our 220, which is also a 2013. We've looked at other floorplans just for the heck of it, and not many 25-foot trailers - if any - have both the amazing closet space that's in the bathroom and the big pantry. Couldn't live without those two spaces, especially the bathroom closets where we hang our big coats in winter.
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Those are some really great mods
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Old 08-15-2015, 06:41 PM   #5
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Thank you; it is fun working on our trailers! We love our 220 as well; so much storage and the dinette/lounge is just right for the two of us. We stored away the factory table after the first trip and use a lightweight plastic adjustable table that works great and isn't in the way when we take it down. Considering getting a couple of those Viking composite propane tanks as they do save a lot of weight but they are pricey, about $139 online. I did have the ones for awhile that were involved in that recall and sent them back but I did like the convenience and lightweight of them. Hey, happy camping all!!
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