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Old 06-06-2018, 04:46 PM   #13561
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We're you blowing your main breaker, or just that circuit?

Just the circuit. It was only 15 amps.



I was just going to add another circuit to the box but checked amp draw with everything on not counting the heater or coffee maker and was at 33 amps, so I went this route.
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Old 06-06-2018, 05:33 PM   #13562
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I like to listen to music or the television when my DW is napping so I decided to add a headphone jack close to the jackknife couch. That way she could sleep without noise from what I was watching. I have an unused "C" speaker selection on the radio. So I soldered wires to the "C" speaker wires.

I ran wires through the A/C ducts to the cabinets above the couch and down into the bottom of the overhead.


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Cut a hole in the overhead. Soldered the wires to the backside of the jack. Mounted the jack and plate to the underside of the overhead next to the valance.

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Finished product with the headphone plug inserted.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:42 PM   #13563
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I like to listen to music or the television when my DW is napping so I decided to add a headphone jack close to the jackknife couch. That way she could sleep without noise from what I was watching. I have an unused "C" speaker selection on the radio. So I soldered wires to the "C" speaker wires.

I ran wires through the A/C ducts to the cabinets above the couch and down into the bottom of the overhead.


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I used some scrap plastic to form a plate to mount the jack to.

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The jacks mounted into the plates.

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Cut a hole in the overhead. Soldered the wires to the backside of the jack. Mounted the jack and plate to the underside of the overhead next to the valance.

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Finished product with the headphone plug inserted.


Very clean! Nice job.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:08 PM   #13564
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I like to listen to music or the television when my DW is napping so I decided to add a headphone jack close to the jackknife couch. That way she could sleep without noise from what I was watching. I have an unused "C" speaker selection on the radio. So I soldered wires to the "C" speaker wires.

I ran wires through the A/C ducts to the cabinets above the couch and down into the bottom of the overhead.


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I used some scrap plastic to form a plate to mount the jack to.

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The jacks mounted into the plates.

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Cut a hole in the overhead. Soldered the wires to the backside of the jack. Mounted the jack and plate to the underside of the overhead next to the valance.

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Finished product with the headphone plug inserted.
Nice. Thanks for taking the time to share pictures.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:22 AM   #13565
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Here is a pic of the finished product.

The location of the jack puts it behind the user and the wire is out of the way.

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I may add a hook on the wall behind to hang the headphones when not in use.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #13566
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Today I replaced the standard propane regulator with a Marshall Excelsior MEGR-253H Excela-Flow Auto Change Regulator.

Also installed a tank lock. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Using Mark Polk's formula for propane usage figured with both tanks w/ 9.4 gals at 91,503 btu's per gal. We have 860,156 btu's to expend.

Based on our average usage, we should get about 30 days out of the two tanks. Of course, once it switches tanks, I'll probably get the empty one filled. But it's nice to know.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:37 PM   #13567
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:24 PM   #13568
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DECALS!

Added the lower decal. Replaced my POD time based brake controller with a Prodigy P2 proportional brake controller last night.
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Old 06-07-2018, 04:55 PM   #13569
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Went to add this pic to my previous post about adding another 20amp plug but was able to add it. So here it is...


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All hooked up and working fine.

Thanks for watching.
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Old 06-07-2018, 08:12 PM   #13570
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Just the circuit. It was only 15 amps.



I was just going to add another circuit to the box but checked amp draw with everything on not counting the heater or coffee maker and was at 33 amps, so I went this route.
Nice job and excellent idea. What was the distance to the plug? I considered something like this but am not sure on the logistics as it is in my outside kitchen on the complete opposite side.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:31 PM   #13571
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Nice job and excellent idea. What was the distance to the plug? I considered something like this but am not sure on the logistics as it is in my outside kitchen on the complete opposite side.
The total distance was about 15 feet. From the inlet straight across under the floor took a left, up, over, under and up behind the cabinets to the receptacle.

I just followed the route the 30amp supply took across my camper within the floor. I used a 30' flat fish tape to slide through and pull the wire back. I had to do that in three different stages.

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I considered something like this but am not sure on the logistics as it is in my outside kitchen on the complete opposite side.

Do you already have a receptacle there? If so, there is a already a path that the wire occupies. You could follow the suppl;y back to the breaker box, separate it from there and connect it to the new supply with a junction box. If all else fails you could run it through the flooring underneath and back up where you want it to go. Try to use an existing breach through the floor though and reseal it.
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Old 06-07-2018, 11:25 PM   #13572
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Dea49, I added an outlet (without the switch) using the same connector that you used through the wall. I only had to run about 3.5 feet of wire to a ground fault outlet I used. The outlet is below the bottom bunk beside the doors. This lets us run a heater (1500 watt) or her blow dryer (1875 watt) without using any of our 30 amp service. I even have a special 12gauge 15 foot extension cord I use to run that circuit from the 20 amp plug on the pedestal. Jay.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:23 AM   #13573
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Recieved our custom tire cover from tirecovers.com. Love it! Think we will get pulled over?
You may get pulled over by us to find out where you are camping for the night and have a little Dead fest. That is awesome and after this trip is over, we may have to see what it would cost to have Jerry sitting cross legged playing a banjo would cost.

Awesome!
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:31 PM   #13574
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Noticed my 5th wheel jaws were not always locking (handle dropping to the tow spot) this past rally so I figured, being new to 5ers, I'd break out that there manual! Turns out I can do some greasing and cleaning on some parts. So removed the head and greased up the zerks and lubed some of the springs per the manual. Not sure if it will do much but it cannot hurt, right? Guess we will find out in 3 weeks when I pack up and head home..
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Put my own touches in our new Cherokee 274VFK: Command stripped two battery LED light switches in our bathroom for little grandsons to reach, a battery LED dimmer switch on my side of the bed to minimize use of the “brighter-than-the-sun” overhead light, sewed an elastic-edged tablecloth and 2 matching pillows out of a larger tablecloth for the dinette, rehung curtains with 15 lb command strips and cafe rods. Liking the changes!
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Hoping the photos I couldnít upload with my last post are posted here. Can anyone explain to me why some of my photos are not upright? Canít figure it out. Thanks
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Can anyone explain to me why some of my photos are not upright?

Standing on your head while taking the pic?
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Got my Champion generator working with the RV, it only needed frequency and voltage adjustments. Disappointing being new out of the box (but was sitting in box for 4 years) Champion customer service was great supplying info for me to do the adjustments.
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I finally had a dry and warm day to wash and dry my awning. It had gotten covered with silver maple seeds and crap when it rained the last time that I went camping. Thetford awning cleaner does a nice job. I also put Eterna Bond tape over the outer roof edge on my slide room. The screw heads were starting to poke through the original tape.
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