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Old 11-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #9181
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I'm not sure how to do it. I'm probably not going to worry about it, on my install. I guess to me, a (normally open) relay or transfer switch powered by shore power only. Not sure on a specific device. That's why I asked.... Duh... 😀
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Old 11-11-2016, 09:34 PM   #9182
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I'm not sure how to do it. I'm probably not going to worry about it, on my install. I guess to me, a (normally open) relay or transfer switch powered by shore power only. Not sure on a specific device. That's why I asked.... Duh... ��
O' thought you might of had a better way of doing the install, you said you also have a 2014 sierra? I have or am doing quite a bit of upgrades and modifications to mine, I am a full timer, are you? feel free to brous my albums and you can private message me about the sierra if you like.

as far as the Solar system goes, I am currently still in the final phase of brain storming. Pretty much know what I need, Got some good advice from others with solar systems already (IE; BATTERIES, BRANDS- they like, amperage needed.....)I know where I am going to install the components, and the different ($$$) components needed -vs- wanting. probably by next month I will have started measuring, cutting and drilling.
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Old 11-11-2016, 10:08 PM   #9183
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I'm in a similar boat. Most everything laid out in my head and components picked. You piggybacked my solar thread. Got the Sierra just in Feb. It's stock, but it's the duramax denali. I'll have to pm you. We're just getting started camping as a family. I did as a kid, so I'm new, but experienced.
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Old 11-12-2016, 08:55 PM   #9184
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Finally had to winterize today. Figured it's time. Going down to 32 tonight, or so they say for Winston Salem, NC.
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Old 11-13-2016, 03:52 PM   #9185
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Not today, but a few days ago we took it on a road trip and left it there for the winterClick image for larger version

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Old 11-13-2016, 04:14 PM   #9186
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Not today, but a few days ago we took it on a road trip and left it there for the winterAttachment 125169
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:15 PM   #9187
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Couldn't do anything to the RV today... it's not here! Won't be here until about the first of April.... Took it to winter storage yesterday!
I do plan, however, to go visit it about once a month to start it up and run it a bit.
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:15 PM   #9188
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Exactly what I did......and stayed with it!....lol
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Old 11-13-2016, 04:26 PM   #9189
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We got close enough to freezing last night, so I finally gave up hope for the season. Pumped the pink stuff, pulled out all the dry/canned food and put the cover on for the winter.

Sad day.

Although I will have a little more to do before winter actually gets here. While on the roof putting the cover on, I tripped over the tank vents and put my foot through the bathroom vent cover. It is one of the cheap hand crank ones and the RV cover should keep any rain out until a new one comes in. Still aggravating though.

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Old 11-13-2016, 04:30 PM   #9190
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:26 PM   #9191
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We got close enough to freezing last night, so I finally gave up hope for the season. Pumped the pink stuff, pulled out all the dry/canned food and put the cover on for the winter.

Sad day.

Although I will have a little more to do before winter actually gets here. While on the roof putting the cover on, I tripped over the tank vents and put my foot through the bathroom vent cover. It is one of the cheap hand crank ones and the RV cover should keep any rain out until a new one comes in. Still aggravating though.

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winterizing? what's that? lol, not happening here in sunny southern California.... we do get some freezing days, insulate the hose and the pipe coming out of the ground, call it a day. not much choice when you are full timing....

are you replacing the vent with the same cover? or are you going to upgrade? With my tall ceilings I am going to upgrade to thermostat controlled, rain sensor and a remote control so I don't have to climb up a ladder / 3 step stool every time I want to open or close the vent. had 2 remote controlled vents in my toy-box 5er and they worked great. a bit expensive though. (for a vent).


by the way, I would not leave the vent cover off while in storage. I have seen the results in the spring, the surprised people that open their door to a mess, critters could get in easily thru an open vent and be very destructive. the longer you let it go, the more chance of unwanted visitors tearing up your place.


just a word of advice.

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Old 11-13-2016, 06:29 PM   #9192
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Changed all my vents to remote controlled multi-speed two way fans. Changed out bathroom to three speed in/out and fan over stove. I can move air in/out now.
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:31 PM   #9193
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Use a length of dowelling with a slot on the end....no 'butt jack' required
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Old 11-13-2016, 06:38 PM   #9194
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Changed all my vents to remote controlled multi-speed two way fans. Changed out bathroom to three speed in/out and fan over stove. I can move air in/out now.
I bet that makes life much more comfortable and easy. what brand did you use?
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:51 PM   #9195
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Changed all my vents to remote controlled multi-speed two way fans. Changed out bathroom to three speed in/out and fan over stove. I can move air in/out now.
I attached a few pictures of what I installed in my 5er Toy-Box in 2006 and what the newer version of the same vent cost and looks like today.

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Old 11-13-2016, 09:05 PM   #9196
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I attached a few pictures of what I installed in my 5er Toy-Box in 2006 and what the newer version of the same vent cost and looks like today.

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never leaked

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all functions still work great

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see what I mean by a little expensive.....


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Old 11-13-2016, 09:09 PM   #9197
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are you replacing the vent with the same cover?

by the way, I would not leave the vent cover off while in storage. critters could get in easily thru an open vent and be very destructive.
I have a remote controlled Fantastic Fan in the kitchen, but the one I cracked is in the bathroom. I can reach it fine. I was probably going to get a smoke colored cover. The one I stepped on is white. Thankfully, I just cracked the cover in a couple of places, so I should be ok regarding any critters. At least until I can replace the cover.

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Old 11-13-2016, 09:18 PM   #9198
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I bet that makes life much more comfortable and easy. what brand did you use?
Fantastic and Maxaire. Also a whole new kitchen vent setup.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:51 PM   #9199
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Put in some metal screen where a wood panel was in the bunkhouse. Hopefully some heat gets to the water lines back in that corner for if/when we experience freezing temps again.

Finished up the struts for the bed. Had to recut a handful of things from last weekend that I screwed up and built up the framing for the bed a bit more. Sure wish I had had a better understanding of the struts before I started, would have saved me 2 "practice" mountings. But it's actually pretty well decently together.

I restapled and glued the bottom of a clothing drawer. My wife has now pushed the bottoms out of 2 different drawers.

Cut and stained a piece of wood to make a pull out shelf for our Berkey water filter. Right now it stands in our outdoor kitchen and blocks a cabinet behind of it. This will let me pull the Berkey out of the way and make that cabinet much more usable. Plus, I'm hoping to get creative with caulk and maybe a drain so that the next time we overflow the damned thing, we don't continue destroying that laminate countertop. I'll cut some angle aluminum later in the week to mount the drawer slides to.

And, not today- but my wife finished up our cabinet door to pin boards. They turned out really nice.

Otherwise, wife and kids started a deep cleaning of the house (err.. camper). Hasn't been done in a while. Tomorrow is packup day and Tuesday is KEY WEST!
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