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Old 09-21-2019, 06:31 PM   #16361
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Hey 5picker, can't quite tell from the pic, what is the top bracket of the Strongarm mounted to? Thanks.
The cross bar of my home built cargo rack.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-21-2019, 07:50 PM   #16362
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Thanks 5picker and simiHal for the pics and description of your strongarm mounts. I was just curious to what I might need as far as mounting hardware. Great information.
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Old 09-22-2019, 12:04 PM   #16363
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Fixed the backsplash because the other was driving us nutsClick image for larger version

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Old 09-22-2019, 12:31 PM   #16364
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Cleaned.
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Old 09-22-2019, 01:18 PM   #16365
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DH replaced FW and City Inlet. The old City Inlet bit the dust and you have to replace the cheap POS with same POS. Not much out there to replace it with.


We sat inside and came up with idea's to open up storage places and make them more accessible. Like under the rear of the U dinette. Going to reposition the table as well.
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:46 PM   #16366
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Attempted to fix the poor duct routing that restricts warm air flow from the furnace to the rear of our new 5er.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post2189247

Well be able to see if its working better this week while camping at Mew Lake campground in Algonquin Provincial Park.
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:52 AM   #16367
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Started wiring up my lithium-aware charger right next to the batteries. The charge on my rig is built into the distribution center and is more than 25' back from the batteries. I emailed with Progressive Dynamics and Best Converter about getting the parts needed to make it lithium aware. I got a replacement part # but no one could tell me how to buy one.

Since I brought my old converter with me from the rig I traded, I decided to go ahead and install that up by the batteries.

I started with a new 20amp outlet. And then mounted the converter on the wall above the batteries.



My helper was pretty awesome.



Pulled way more wire than I needed. Good thing as I messed up the sheathing on some of it before I realized my issue.



Next I need to get some battery cables for the converter. I am adding a negative bus bar because my shunt's load side already has 3 connectors stacked on it. And I need to actually wire up the 120v side of the new outlet to the 20amp breaker for the existing converter.

Needs done by next week.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:22 PM   #16368
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Added two carefree Colorado window awnings. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-23-2019, 11:27 PM   #16369
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Added two carefree Colorado window awnings.
1, I'm super jealous.

2, I received my Wooster Paint poles and attachments for some cheap brackets/awning poles from following some threads here. Need to hit a hardware store tomorrow for attaching the brackets to the awning arms.

3, went on an Amazon shopping spree - everything from new taillights to 15amp automatic transfer switches to oil filter for the generator to battery cables + bus bar to finish up the converter install (and probably more that I'm forgetting).
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Old 09-24-2019, 11:03 AM   #16370
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Added two carefree Colorado window awnings.
In the picture, what's at the roof line overhanging the window?
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:08 PM   #16371
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In the picture, what's at the roof line overhanging the window?
Looks like the slide toppers
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:16 PM   #16372
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In the picture, what's at the roof line overhanging the window?


The slide out is in. So, the slide topper is in the top of the pic and the window Awning in just over the window.
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:05 PM   #16373
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It's maintenance week. Put a coat of wax on, took me two days, sprayed all the seals with 3 in 1 and sprayed the slide track. Got three more trips planed before we put it away for the winter and didn't want to be waxing it in November.
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Old 09-26-2019, 02:59 PM   #16374
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Here's my current to do list:
  1. Install negative bus bar (my shunt's load side is triple stacked already and I'm adding another connection
  2. Install battery cables onto new converter
  3. Connect new 20amp outlet to the breaker panel where the existing converter is
  4. Install Xantrex 15amp automatic transfer switches to 2 circuit breakers
  5. Run extension cords from inverter to above automatic transfer switches
  6. Paint awning pole brackets
  7. Install awning pole brackets
  8. Change oil in generator
  9. Install replacement taillights
  10. Install cell booster antenna + antenna

I'm going to try and accomplish most of that by the end of the weekend in preparation for boondocking at the Balloon Fiesta for the next 2 weeks.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:25 AM   #16375
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Loaded ready for short trip to my daughters at Peace River Campground ... 2nd trip and a lot less to do compared to getting ready after we brought her home ... most excited are the dogs they love going .... First trip with new Goodyear's looking forward to ride ... lugs and psi checked ...
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:38 AM   #16376
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Loaded ready for short trip to my daughters at Peace River Campground
Which Peace River? The one in Arcadia or the one in Wauchula? (I think that's the 2 towns with Peace River Campgrounds in FL.)
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:41 AM   #16377
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Here's my current to do list:
  1. Install negative bus bar (my shunt's load side is triple stacked already and I'm adding another connection
  2. Install battery cables onto new converter
  3. Connect new 20amp outlet to the breaker panel where the existing converter is
  4. Install Xantrex 15amp automatic transfer switches to 2 circuit breakers
  5. Run extension cords from inverter to above automatic transfer switches
  6. Paint awning pole brackets
  7. Install awning pole brackets
  8. Change oil in generator
  9. Install replacement taillights
  10. Install cell booster antenna + antenna

I'm going to try and accomplish most of that by the end of the weekend in preparation for boondocking at the Balloon Fiesta for the next 2 weeks.

Installed my awning pole brackets and I'm not bothering to paint them.

Ran my extension cords for the inverter. Another day of crawling around under the camper on a gravel lot- back of my arms are bruised! And I'm so very sore.

Tonight is the 120v electrical wiring. I'm a little nervous but I have a friend baby sitting me while I do it.
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Which Peace River? The one in Arcadia or the one in Wauchula? (I think that's the 2 towns with Peace River Campgrounds in FL.)
Hey .... Arcadia my daughter lives there and runs the place...
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:53 AM   #16379
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Hey .... Arcadia my daughter lives there and runs the place...
Oh nice! I've driven by there a couple of times.

We stay at the other one because it's part of our Thousand Trails membership and "free" to stay at.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:05 PM   #16380
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Hey .... Arcadia my daughter lives there and runs the place...
We've had a lot of fun at that campground over the years!
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