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Posted: 03/30/20 09:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m behind on projects in general, but I’m wondering what others have been doing to work on their TC/truck. Obviously, not many campgrounds are open.

I really, really need to put a small inverter near where we watch tv in the rare times we watch. I should probably also clean up the ease of use to switch to my 2000 watt inverter.

Still need to replace my microwave or go with a convection. I moved the previous one into the downstairs since I have a longish term houseguest and the door really opened the wrong direction.


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Got 2 6V batteries on order and just bought a Charge Wizard.
I knew the converter wasn't a smart charger but hadn't really looked at it until just now.

It's a Progressive Dynamics converter (great), but somehow Northwoods didn't add a charge wiz to it 17 years ago, when it probably cost less than $20. Was only $24 and change on Amazon.

Oh and went for a quick camping trip up past Greenwater this weekend.

Tried getting some time off, hasn't worked that well, trying to "work from home" since my boss considers me too busy to take a week or 2 off...
Need to smash my phone and drop my computer in a bucket of water then maybe I'd get more projects done....lol.


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I added a device to prevent accidentally turning on the water heater: Water heater switch lockout

I'm also testing out a new generator: Pulsar 2300 generator


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deltabravo wrote:

I added a device to prevent accidentally turning on the water heater: Water heater switch lockout

I'm also testing out a new generator: Pulsar 2300 generator


Suggestion for the lockout. Flip the switch over with to to the /bottom and bottom to the top. Then extend your lockout to include your propane switch.

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I added a 2nd battery. [emoticon]


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deltabravo wrote:

I added a device to prevent accidentally turning on the water heater: Water heater switch lockout

I'm also testing out a new generator: Pulsar 2300 generator


Very clever and elegant solution DB!


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I'm going to replace my 14 year old Blue Sky solar controller with a Victron unit. Old one still charges, but at night when it gets cold inside the relays click on and off. Makes it hard to sleep. [emoticon]


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I'm just washing, waxing, neatly repacking cooking stuff and gear etc. while dreaming of the end of this horror. Gee, Ralph, can I watch you replace your controller from across the street with binoculars? Sounds fun [emoticon]


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Whew! For a minute there I thought this thread was going to be about hermetically sealing windows and installing gun turrets.


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As part of quarantine - I took the 80 proof vodka from the camper and used it as internal disinfectant.





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