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Old 03-26-2019, 10:02 PM   #15401
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My TT has an second entrance that goes directly onto the bathroom which is handy for roadside potty stops. The only problem is the switch for the water pump Is located at the other end of the camper. Since I don't travel with the water pump turned on I would like to install a second switch in the bathroom for the pump so I don't have to go up front to turn it on before using the bathroom.
Just thinking out loud....what about a remote control relay/switch?
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:10 PM   #15402
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To be clear, the insulation is placed on the metal condenser box not the plastic cover of the air conditioner. Its job is to keep the cold air inside the camper and provide a buffer against the hot air on the outside of the metal box.

Covering the suction line keeps the cold refrigerant in the lines from warming up in the hot air on its way to the condenser. You can see the heat gain (loss of efficiency) by the ice forming on uninsulated lines.
The "suction/cold line" goes back to the compressor to be compressed again and then to the condenser. Situations vary, but I would not insulate the suction line in the case outside the evaporator housing. The profuse sweating/heat transfer can help ensure gaseous refrigerant as apposed to a more concentrated liquid mixture.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:14 PM   #15403
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No, no, no, you want a lot of condensation, it's just going to make it a little more efficient.what causes condensation is the air exchange from the return to the supply, the more it does the more your removing humidity, a good thing. It will just take a little less amps to remove it. Simply put a A.C. is nothing more then a big dehumidifier.
I was taught....it doesn't cool the air...it takes the heat out. Dry air is "cooler" air.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:35 PM   #15404
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Has anyone used those LED fairy lights?
Do they really use little to no power?
Not sure if this question is best asked in this thread.
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Old 03-27-2019, 12:39 AM   #15405
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Kinda, that is what a humidifier does, dries the air in simple terms. Condensation is a buy product.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:08 AM   #15406
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:45 AM   #15407
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Has anyone used those LED fairy lights?
Do they really use little to no power?
Not sure if this question is best asked in this thread.


Ones I ran on a 9v battery and lasted for ages so I would agree they use very little...
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:42 AM   #15408
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Hey which USB did you get Thanks
It's in the box of TT stuff. I got one that is made to go in a round hole sized same as a car cigarette lighter. Amazon. Has two USB ports, up to 4.2 amp? output if only one port used, has a digital LED voltmeter on it. Bunches of similar items on eBay and Amazon. Got a square panel one earlier from eBay with a voltmeter, USB ports and 12VDC power jack. Looking at mounting one by the bunks and the other by the master bed.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:16 PM   #15409
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Finally took the cover off of it and let it have some air! Tomorrow the cleaning and upgrades begin!
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:41 PM   #15410
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I changed out the GFCI control outlet (which it turns out might not have needed changing). Was very disappointed when it still didnít reset after the change. Decided to flip every circuit breaker regardless of labeling. Discovered that the GFI breaker was really the microwave and vice versa. Flipping ďmicroĒ breaker off and back on finally allowed GFCI to be reset.
All is now working fine and we (not big in handyman skills) are now quite proud of ourselves!

Thanks to all the GFCI posts on the forum, and all the smart Forum members who shared knowledge!
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:44 PM   #15411
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I did the break-in of my new champion 3400 and changed the oil.
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Old 03-27-2019, 09:48 PM   #15412
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Installed Hengs "RV Chandelier"

Adjusted all 4 wheel bearings
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Checked air in all 4 tires (Last set them at 65psi... today they were all 4 at 72-73psi!!




I think I've got her ready to go camping, and ready for our big trip in May/June!



...Except for de-winterizing. I'm going to wait another week or 2 before I do that.
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:22 PM   #15413
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Bought the parts and got my DH to build me a 12v connection in the bedroom to access 12v w/o having to run bigger inverter. Made him happy by not requiring any holes in the camper. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-28-2019, 05:58 PM   #15414
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Has a frustrating couple of days. Installed the Mor/ryde SRE4000 on my trailer. Got everything one and was about to install the cross member when I realized we had used the short bolts on the top instead of the longer ones....an hour of doing everything to avoid taking it all apart we got one side swapped. Tried to install the cross member and realized that my suspension hangers are wider that the cross member so I will not be able to use it.....grrr......I do have a fair but of support from the extra steel they put on to lift the trailer. I will talk to my "guy" and see if he can maybe weld it on.


Installed my EMS....Took way longer than it should have. Incorrectly assumed the wires on my Magnasine Inverter needed to be in the same order in/out.... Nope! Will relocate the remote for the EMS inside when I get the motivation to fish the wiring inside.

Ignore the rest of the wiring mess, that is tomorrows project along with permanently and paralleling my two new BB's.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:07 PM   #15415
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Has a frustrating couple of days. Installed the Mor/ryde SRE4000 on my trailer. Got everything one and was about to install the cross member when I realized we had used the short bolts on the top instead of the longer ones....an hour of doing everything to avoid taking it all apart we got one side swapped. Tried to install the cross member and realized that my suspension hangers are wider that the cross member so I will not be able to use it.....grrr......


Today installed the PI EMS 50 and ran into problems with my Magnasine.... detailed here: http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post2058070
I used the Morryde cross member on my center hanger and welded in C channel across from the outer hangers.


You can likely use your Morryde crossmembers but will have to be creative with some welding.
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:25 PM   #15416
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Old 03-28-2019, 06:30 PM   #15417
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Today I installed a Heng's Vortex II fan in the vent over our bed.



We only had a plain vent in the living area over the bed with no fan in it at all and I saw this on Amazon for $56, so I thought it would be perfect for adding a fan to that roof vent.


It works really well, has 3 speeds for exhaust, 2 reverse speeds to blow air in, and was a simple install with no modification. Luckily, the wires for my lighting circuits were right there under the trim cover for the vent so I could tap into that without even having to run any wires.


If anyone is interested, here's a link to the one I bought:
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Old 03-29-2019, 04:44 AM   #15418
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Today I installed a Heng's Vortex II fan in the vent over our bed.



We only had a plain vent in the living area over the bed with no fan in it at all and I saw this on Amazon for $56, so I thought it would be perfect for adding a fan to that roof vent.


It works really well, has 3 speeds for exhaust, 2 reverse speeds to blow air in, and was a simple install with no modification. Luckily, the wires for my lighting circuits were right there under the trim cover for the vent so I could tap into that without even having to run any wires.


If anyone is interested, here's a link to the one I bought:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Is there still enough room to put an insulation pillow to block the heat.
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Old 03-29-2019, 06:28 AM   #15419
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Camper related ... Concrete repair and upgrade .... straight cut length of driveway top to bottom about 5' wide ... several large breaks repaired ... driveway was not straight top to bottom added it 15 years ago and there was a bow back in of about 2 1/2 feet so when I tried to pull forward to improve the angle to park camper truck tires in the grass ... also big cracks first time backed in .... water run-off had undermined so it was weak .... outside edge of new concrete was leveled and pitched up to move water runoff down driveway to road instead of sideways into grass ... concrete company understood what I needed and did good job ... new outside edge is 8+ inches thick with rebar .... they will cut today and be done .... they also added 3' walkway down left side next to camper for more room to walk and load it up .... when they leave today I will grade the edge and add row of sod top to bottom ... one more big job to do we will add RC carport but it is several months away need save some $$ ....
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:28 AM   #15420
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I put a new white roof on mine------

Well, actually, I just washed the old one and it now looks brand new.

Amazing how much dirt accumulates on a roof, even after a winter of rain and snow. You'd think all that water would wash the dirt off.
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