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Old 04-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #11
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I was ready to install a auto type accessory plug for DC, but never got around to it on my 228BH due to the lift mechanism's motor gear destroying itself.
I'm assuming your 228 interior is the same as mine. Under the front table seat is where the battery wires come into the fuse panel.
I will tap into those wires and feed off the 12 volt plug and install it into the side panel. This will allow me to plug in a pretty good size DC unit, and if needed, a DC to AC inverter so that I can power some AC components when the trailer is only running on battery power. (Be careful doing this since it can drain batteries pretty fast if powering a good size component...I have two 27 deep cycles on my unit).
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #12
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You can install usb ports, cigarette lighter outlets, etc.
I'm putting them all in.
Got 'em on Amazon.


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Old 04-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #13
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Great Information!!

All the recent posts have been most helpful. I am looking into adding the extra outlets. We have had the until out twice now and love it. I have also booked our first vacation this summer to Sequoia National Park.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:39 PM   #14
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It is very easy to add extra outlets, etc. You just have to be careful about polarity and grounds!
Also, some are parasitic, like the USB outlets, and can drain your battery if boondocking, so you have to make them switched.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:03 PM   #15
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I'm thinking....I wouldn't want perpetual water. one, stale, two, bacteria medium. Not to be a bummer....just encourage you to get that taken care of.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #16
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Welcome and enjoy your 228D! We are still learning. But have enjoyed (mostly) three short trips form our Daytona Beach base!
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #17
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Regarding cargo holders - I personally talked to the Forest River warranty department about this in fair amount of detail. Putting a receiver hitch on the back voids frame warranty and the amount of bounce on the back of a popup can be excessive and ruin your bikes when on a hitch rack, so decided against that. Drilling holes in roof will probably be ok, but then again I've known people that have them leak after some time. I decided to put my bikes on the roof of my TV. If I was going to do a roof rack, I'd do the Yakima with the landing pads, because those pads have flexible plastic surrounding the screw and hole, which should help keep water out (whereas the Pro Rac and Sport Rack systems simply screw through the rack mount and into the PUP).

I've looked at the Pro Rac system mentioned previously that mounts to the tongue of trailer. While it shouldn't void your warranty, you need to be careful about either the rear bike tires rubbing on the popup or the pedals rotating and scratching your roof. To mitigate this, you buy the weight distributing wheel/tire pads and then bungee the pedals tight. However, this all seems like a lot of work, and you must do it all to get the bikes off before setting up the PUP, whereas putting them on your TV roof allows you to forget about the bikes until needed.
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