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Old 07-28-2017, 08:01 AM   #11061
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I extended my bed frame from a short queen to full size queen.
The short queen is one of the dumbest things ever invented. I had one in a TT that we kept less than a year for that very reason.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:53 AM   #11062
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Continued reading up on lithium batteries to replace my current 12v.

Coming up in September, I need to leave the camper sit for a week and would like to keep the fridge running.

Then in October, we have 2 weeks planned for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

My single 12v lead acid battery just won't cut it!
What kind of fridge? Residential needing an inverter or 2-way only needing some power for control circuits. Basically running on propane.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:06 AM   #11063
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What kind of fridge? Residential needing an inverter or 2-way only needing some power for control circuits. Basically running on propane.
2-way only needing some power for control circuits. Use would be minimal but it's still above and beyond what my single 12v would supply.

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Do you have solar panels already? I was thinking of getting 2 then replacing our basic 12v with 2 6v so we can go to the beach and run stuff off the inverter? I am curious to know how long you can get off 260w solar panels with 2 6 v batteries, we don't run much just fans, fridge and water pump?
Nope- I'm at a point where I want to start opening boondocking possibilities up for myself. My plan is to start with bigger/better battery capacity. Going all-in for the expense of lithium helps me from a weight perspective, even if it does lighten my wallet a bit (ok, a lot). The other side is that when charging- I can mash energy back into them faster than lead/AGM batteries. My initial recharge plan is to boondock for less time than the batteries need OR use a generator.

Down the road (after a huge purge to free up weight) would be introducing solar to the mix.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:40 PM   #11064
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Just had to reattach two cabinet doors, the screws just fell out of the paperboard. Light weight equals gentle use.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:45 PM   #11065
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Go to the crafts section of Walmart or other box store. Get the metal line used to hand pictures. They also sell little crush sleeves so you can cut it to length and tether it to a tank semi permanently. I would put a ring from a key ring on it so you could remove the key without having to tear it apart.
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Old 07-28-2017, 05:01 PM   #11066
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Brought the camper to Ocean Lakes today. All set up with the newly installed awning poles (that I picked up from Old Coot early last year).

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Old 07-28-2017, 05:08 PM   #11067
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Brought the camper to Ocean Lakes today. All set up with the newly installed awning poles (that I picked up from Old Coot early last year).

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Old 07-30-2017, 12:43 AM   #11068
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Got a bottle of Meguiars Ultimate Wash & Wax Anywhere along with a couple of micro-fiber cloths. After a few hours of wiping, I'm ready to head for Goshen in a nice clean rig.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:10 AM   #11069
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Converted my Weber Q to use the low pressure system and quick connect on the RV using a kit from Torjik called the Converta-Q.

I was surprised at how easy it was and having the kit made it super simple.

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Old 07-30-2017, 08:11 AM   #11070
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Converted my Weber Q to use the low pressure system and quick connect on the RV using a kit from Torjik called the Converta-Q.

I was surprised at how easy it was and having the kit made it super simple.

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I have been wanting to do the same with my turkey fryer burner. But I would like to find a LPG Tank to quick connect to reuse the hose. I have been thinking an alternative can be an old school hot plate since we always have electricity. No boondocking for us.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:14 PM   #11071
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Converted my Weber Q to use the low pressure system and quick connect on the RV using a kit from Torjik called the Converta-Q.

I was surprised at how easy it was and having the kit made it super simple.

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My next thing to get bc right now I tap into one of the 30# bottles with my 2200
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:23 PM   #11072
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2-way only needing some power for control circuits. Use would be minimal but it's still above and beyond what my single 12v would supply.







Nope- I'm at a point where I want to start opening boondocking possibilities up for myself. My plan is to fstart with bigger/better battery capacity. Going all-in for the expense of lithium helps me from a weight perspective, even if it does lighten my wallet a bit (ok, a lot). The other side is that when charging- I can mash energy back into them faster than lead/AGM batteries. My initial recharge plan FDA:is to boondock for less time than the batteries need OR duse a generator.
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Down the road (after a huge purge to free up weight) would be introducing solar to the mix.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:50 PM   #11073
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I said fine, but I'm getting a mat that says, Just Kidding. Go Away.

Lol.
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Old 07-30-2017, 04:56 PM   #11074
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:44 PM   #11075
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DW said I had to put this on the door.

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I said fine, but I'm getting a mat that says, Just Kidding. Go Away.

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Old 07-30-2017, 08:31 PM   #11076
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Converted my Weber Q to use the low pressure system and quick connect on the RV using a kit from Torjik called the Converta-Q.

I was surprised at how easy it was and having the kit made it super simple.

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Old 07-31-2017, 08:34 AM   #11077
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purchased these about 4 yrs ago on a trip. then sold the trailer which had the vent covers u needed to remove to clean the hatches.
was going to sell them in a flea market because the next trailer we had I installed the serviceable units.
The 2017 trailer we purchased last October was missing items and DW complained so they gave her a set of Max air vent covers installed. They were pi$$ed at us i think as they installed the vent covers screwed straight to the roof (took them less than 5 minutes to install 2 of the Max Air covers.


the 2018 toy hauler had the black covers installed correctly. they now open.

also installed the SXS into the TH compartment for the first time.
Note to self... take the table top BBQ out before loading.
it now has a leg to stand on. The other 3 didn't fair as well.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:35 PM   #11078
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Spotted this Toyota spare tire plastic hard cover lying along side the road and had a thought. After a quick u-turn I claimed my prize.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:50 PM   #11079
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I had to order my 5" pipe and caps....from Home Depot.
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Unfortunately, you can't get the 5" post covers and symmetrical eaves trough in Canada - at least not around here. You'd have to pick them up across the border and bring them back. Too much hassle for me, so I use a Rubbermaid container with a lock-on lid for the sewer hose and the black tank flush garden hose. Works just fine and I have room in the bed of my truck to carry it.


You could get something like this. I would imagine they make plastic ends too.

Your friend has shared a link to a Home Depot product they think you would be interested in seeing.

6 in. Conduit Carrier Kit

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