If you need better adhesion, warm the glue side with a hair dryer or heat gun, press on to the surface and let it cool before using. I hold alot of cockpit upholstry in boats this way.
Interesting, I have tried the 3M sticky back velcro, we use a lot of it at the place I work, and it does not stick as well as the Velcro brand stuff does. I agree with the heat gun trick, just be carefull you do not get it too hot!
1991 Chevy Western Hauler 454 engine - RV cam, Headers, Dual Flowmasters, K&N 100 Gall Aux Gas tank
2004 29' Crossroads Cruiser 5th wheel
4 Interstate GC Batteries + WM Caps
2 daughters, 1 cat, 1 sofa lounging Pug, 4 peacocks, too many horses & chickens!
I have the same 5th wheel (less 1 year) and have thought about some of the same mods.
If it's not too much trouble can you post pictures of the flooring and battery bank? Also, what volt meter did you install and where did you mount the monitor?
Here is a picture of the battery box. I love the access, no more standing on my head to get at the batteries!
Some things to note are:
Water Miser Battery caps, Tall ones for more capacity.
All primary wires, battery to battery, and up to distribution point are all "O" Marine Battery cable.
200 amp shunt
Amp Meter with shut of switch, both from E-bay
150 Amp Catastrophe fuse
fused distribution box.
This is where I mounted the Volt Meter in the living space hallway. Again switched to turn it off. Both were from E-bay. I made the pannel face out of a piece of copper that I had left over from another projecte many, many years ago.
Finally, since you are a Cruiser owner, Here is one I just finished. I added a remote switch to turn on the overhead lights. I don't know about yours but on mine I had to get in the coach, open the door to the cabinet turn on the lights the close the door. Real pain in the buttocks! I ran a wire along the top of the door and down the side to a switch in a little block of oak. Wires I hid with a little piece of 1/4 round with a channel routed in the back side for the wires. Now I can reach the lights without even climbing up and in!
The pictures and descriptions are great. I definately need to do the light switch mod.
Do you have any pics of the flooring? Also does the battery bank not need to be in an enclosed box (mine is in a white plastic box with vent hose).
Thanks again for sharing the projects.
I am going to be back in town on monday and will take some pictures of the floor job and post them.
As to the battery in a box thing, yes, and no. The reason to contain your battery in a WELL ventilated box is to contain the gass and acid that are created when a battery is charged and vent them in a safe manner. Most battery boxes do a really poor job of the ventilation thing as they tend to create a stagnant pocket around the battery. You should have plenty of air in and someplace for the air and gas to escape. The Water Miser Caps contain much of the acid and the battery bay in the Cruiser is open at the bottom to prevent gass accumulation in the bay. My Cruiser also has a forward facing vent that provides fresh air, at least in theory when we are moving. Another way to look at it is that the batteries in your vehicle are not in a box, but they do get plenty of air flow.