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Old 08-11-2016, 07:09 AM   #11
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Yes you have to drill holes to mount stabilizer jacks. Your trailer shop will do this install if you don't feel comfortable doing this. I would ask for price first, you now know how much the stabilizers cost.
Glad to hear you decided on the van.

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Old 08-11-2016, 07:24 AM   #12
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When it comes time for winterizing, and routine maintenance look at other post here from moab. He is a great source for this, and has great pictures and explains everything in detail.

Thanks moab for all the great post you put here on this forum
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Old 08-11-2016, 08:23 AM   #13
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OK make sure you don't exceed the GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating). It's posted on a sticker on the right side at the front of the trailer when you're standing in front. Your Subaru rating of 2700 pounds doesn't sound
like enough cushion. Get a towing package from Subaru if you can.
As far as the mildew on the canvas goes. Look in your phone directory under boating canvas repairs or RV canvas repairs and ask them how to clean it or better yet Google it.
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:35 PM   #14
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Ok, I am well into it now! I bought and installed the goshen winch and front stabilizers. I have Wyn's balance leveler on the way. I got some rubber wedge chocks for the other side. I sprayed the outside with wet n forget mildew killer and the inside with a tea tree, borax and white vinegar concoction to kill some suspicious looking stains here and there. I am wondering about correctly rewiring the electrical now that the power winch is out?
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:37 PM   #15
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Ok, I am well into it now! I bought and installed the goshen winch and front stabilizers. I have Wyn's balance leveler on the way. I got some rubber wedge chocks for the other side. I sprayed the outside with wet n forget mildew killer and the inside with a tea tree, borax and white vinegar concoction to kill some suspicious looking stains here and there. I am wondering about correctly rewiring the electrical now that the power winch is out?
Look like you have been busy.
The wiring on my winch was pretty straight forward. A ground to the negative side of one battery, and a hot, with an inline circuit breaker at the positive battery post.

All other electrical remained the same.

Do you have something different?
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Old 08-20-2016, 09:13 PM   #16
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You gave me the confidence to pull this off so far moab! Here are some pics of the spaghetti. I don't know if you can tell anything from the photos. If a different angle or view would help lmk and I can take some in the daylight tomorrow.

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Lot of wires in the unit. A six-way switch, two limit sensors, etc. But it should have come off as an entire unit with the two battery connection wires just hanging. I tossed mine into a garbage bag; everyting!
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That is what i was hoping for, but when I hooked the two lonely wires back up to the battery I tried the fantastic fan and ceiling lights and they didn't work. I figured there must be more to it. Maybe the new battery is dead already. I did raise and lower the roof a few times. Does the battery re-charge when 110 power is hooked up? You had mentioned before that the battery controls the heater fan, I am thinking it would control the roof lights and fantastic fan too. Guessing the outlets and water pump would be 110 only?
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The converter will recharge the battery if everything is hooked up right.

Yes the battery powers lights, fantastic fan AND the water pump.

Outlets, microwave and a/c are 110v only
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Just be aware that if you hooked the battery cables up backward, you most likely blew the reverse polarity fuses and then the battery won't power anything in the RV.
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