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Old 06-27-2014, 11:06 AM   #1041
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Hey Herk.I really like the charging station setup.I have a question for you on the USB setup.What voltage did you hook up to.The 12v or the 115v.Thanks,Dave
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #1042
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Installed the "snip-the-tip" thermistor on Tuesday. Been cloudy and rainy everyday since, with cooler weather (for Louisiana, highs in mid 70s) so not able to see if it will make a difference in the heat of 95 degree days. BUT, so far, it has brought frigg down to 28 at night and rises to around 37 during the day. It is set at factory setting of 33-39 degrees. Waiting for a hot day. So far this appears to be the best fix. Added 2 new fans, no noticable difference. Have not turned them on since installing snipthetip. Want to get a true reading on hot day. Can use fans 2 & 3 when needed.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #1043
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...Have not turned them on since installing snipthetip. Want to get a true reading on hot day. Can use fans 2 & 3 when needed.
Can guarantee the fans on the back will do more than anything to drop the temperature. When we turn the frig on, I immediately turn the fans on (2 inside and 2 outside) and leave them on 24/7 until we turn the frig off.
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:51 PM   #1044
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Can I ask what kind of fan are you putting on the outside? And how are you wiring them up?
We have always had problems getting our fridge temp down.
Actually it runs cooler as we travel. Probably because it stays cooler on the outside.
Appreciate any ideas or help



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Old 06-27-2014, 01:13 PM   #1046
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What I did this week:

All exterior lights are now LED; they were a MESS when opened.

While doing it, I answered the eternal question of what that thing is in the top center of the rear cap. It is a vent for the radio compartment in my camper.

I removed a burned up shore power socket (made the mistake of using the air conditioner without twisting the cord to lock it in place) and replaced it.

Replaced the Current Limiter under the pin box cause it looked like it needed it visually (I was right!)

I installed 8 USB charging stations that can be switched from Shore Power to Inverter.

And finally, mounted the Cell phone booster and WiFi repeater/router.

All in all a good week.
Lou, which cell phone booster and WIFI repeater are you using?

TIA Buddy!

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Old 06-27-2014, 01:21 PM   #1047
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Can I ask what kind of fan are you putting on the outside? And how are you wiring them up?
We have always had problems getting our fridge temp down.
Actually it runs cooler as we travel. Probably because it stays cooler on the outside. Appreciate any ideas or help
Ball bearing computer fans in both places. The two in the back are mounted just above the burner and blow across the entire back and the two in the inside are hanging off the coil. Both sets are on toggle switches. Cost less than $20 pr on eBay.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:42 PM   #1048
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Can I ask what kind of fan are you putting on the outside? And how are you wiring them up?
We have always had problems getting our fridge temp down.
Actually it runs cooler as we travel. Probably because it stays cooler on the outside.
Appreciate any ideas or help



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Old 06-27-2014, 03:28 PM   #1049
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:34 PM   #1050
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:21 PM   #1052
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Ball bearing computer fans in both places. The two in the back are mounted just above the burner and blow across the entire back and the two in the inside are hanging off the coil. Both sets are on toggle switches. Cost less than $20 pr on eBay.
Your best bet is the inside coil to move the air around, you will hardly notice any condensation after you do it. Add a fan also to the out side connect it to the 12 volt side that it is now connected to it. IT will help and you will be keeping the set temp to 1 so you don't freeze your eggs. I agree for once with that degenerate old man on this. ( Remember he has CRS) and he will say something different in the morning......
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Old 06-27-2014, 06:23 PM   #1053
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Lou, which cell phone booster and WIFI repeater are you using?
TIA Buddy!
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From Dave - Hey Herk.I really like the charging station setup.I have a question for you on the USB setup.What voltage did you hook up to.The 12v or the 115v.Thanks,Dave

I have the Z-Boost cell phone booster and I use the AMP SR-300 repeater/router for my camper's media network.

The USB outlet is a new product at Home Depot. 110 volt AC and pricey at $29.95 each but just what I was looking for as we have 5 USB devices that need charging not counting guests.

The Double Gang set is wired to a flat plug extension cord that is plugged into my surge strip. The surge strip is used to be able to easily switch between the shore power outlet and the inverter as required.

Several cool options are now available:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Cooper-Wi...5W-K/203921579

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leviton-4...-0BW/204659600
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:25 PM   #1054
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:20 AM   #1055
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From Dave - Hey Herk.I really like the charging station setup.I have a question for you on the USB setup.What voltage did you hook up to.The 12v or the 115v.Thanks,Dave

I have the Z-Boost cell phone booster and I use the AMP SR-300 repeater/router for my camper's media network.

The USB outlet is a new product at Home Depot. 110 volt AC and pricey at $29.95 each but just what I was looking for as we have 5 USB devices that need charging not counting guests.

The Double Gang set is wired to a flat plug extension cord that is plugged into my surge strip. The surge strip is used to be able to easily switch between the shore power outlet and the inverter as required.

Several cool options are now available:

Cooper Wiring Devices 15 Amp Decorator USB Charging Electrical Duplex Outlet - White-TR7745W-K at The Home Depot

4.2 Amp Decora Combo4-Port USB Charger Combo Outlet - White-R02-USB4P-0BW at The Home Depot
Herk, do you have any space left to live in? just wondering with all your mods.
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Old 06-28-2014, 08:32 AM   #1056
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Here's the setup I did yesterday.Bought the plugs at Lowes.$19.95 each.I tied in from a plug right down the wall from this counter.
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Old 06-28-2014, 09:58 AM   #1057
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nice! And we live very comfortably in our camper.

Gave serious consideration to a larger one recently, and decided all the customizing on a new rig was just not worth it.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:28 PM   #1059
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getting the rv ready for a 2 week trip , added a TPMS, home made LDG stabs, removed the kitchen table and installed a recliner ( have a fold away table with chairs), wax, new axle seals,
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