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Old 03-19-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Some simple upgrades to my Tracer

Starting my second year with my Primetime Tracer 2700 and over the winter I made a few simple upgrades.

First I added a power hitch lift.
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I struggled with improving my deep cycle battery capacity.. The battery rack on my tracer is not wide enough to support 2 batteries, so I opted for a single battery. I picked up a marine grade cutoff switch, a battery box capable of holding group 24-31 batteries, and a marine grade 12v power port. I added a cover for the switch for a little extra protection.. Probably overkill.. So that I can easily remove the battery box, I used a heavy duty winch quick connector.
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This system allows me to use my battery box as portable power.. I already used it to power my 12 volt air pump to top off my tires at the storage lot.

Inside the trailer I made some easy entertainment upgrades, I ran 12 volt power to the cubby next to the Jensen head unit for XM radio. I picked up an extra antenna and power plug so all I have to do is move the XM receiver from the tow vehicle to the cubby and connect using an aux cable. Next I ran 110 volt and an HDMI cable down to the cubby. This is where I will also connect my Apple TV, I found a replacement power cord online so all I have to do is grab the unit from home and hook it up in the trailer.
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Also, to make accessing the water pump and winterization kit, I replaced the screws that held the panel in place with cabinet handles and cabinet magnetic latches. I was concerned about the panel coming during transit but so far so good. This was actually done last fall, and I have made several long trips.

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Old 03-19-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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Great pictures. My own thoughts on the knobs. By putting pull knobs on the panel, it invites people to 'pull on it' to see what is behind. I like the idea of replace the screws with the backing magnets and will use that idea. I will use a 'tab' of material attached to the top of the inside of the panel and hanging out at the top about an inch. Still making it look like a 'closed' panel, but easy to open with a little tug at the top to pull it away.Thank-you for that easy idea mod.
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