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Freep

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Posted: 09/01/20 04:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I pulled the battery, then removed the battery compartment door and the plastic battery compartment. I upgraded to LiFePo4 a few months ago and I don't need to keep the battery separate from the cabin air and I need the space to install an inverter.

Rewiring the compartment is next.


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Seminoe Joe

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Posted: 09/01/20 05:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replaced some dead bulbs in the rear running lights.


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Flushed and rinsed the freshwater tank and grey water and will let it sit with a vinegar solution to clear out the bleach scent and flavor. Draining that and filling it up Sunday to depart Monday.

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Posted: 09/11/20 09:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rewired a bunch of stuff throughout the TC so I can run all 110 sockets and select appliances off my inverter while keeping 12V stuff supplied from the lithium batteries.
Fitting and wiring the relay in when you are out of space in the battery/solar/inverter box was a pain. Had to re-lug some cables and move some terminals.
Snaking the 110V wire in and out of the underbelly from inverter to transfer switch/converter was relatively easy given that our TC doesn't have a traditional enclosed and skinned bottom.
I also added a relay to shut down solar charging just in case of overvoltage on any of the 16 battery cells.
Next up, where to store a gun/valuables safe...


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Posted: 09/12/20 06:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I drained the water heater. LOL


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Posted: 09/12/20 11:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Took the Lance steps off and got a cheap, more wife and doggie friendly step..

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Today I tested the battery and inverter by running the air conditioner and the microwave at the same time. It works!

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Posted: 09/24/20 05:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocreek wrote:

Took the Lance steps off and got a cheap, more wife and doggie friendly step..


I hunted forever for one of those Lance steps and could never find one.

I guy in the Lance Camper forum gave me his and shipped it to me for free. The shipping was $76 alone.

There are tons of awesome people out there in the world today.

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Posted: 09/24/20 05:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I unloaded it off my truck and let half the air out of my tires. [emoticon]

That's the first time its been off since I loaded it back on March 15th.

I had to unload it so I can make a 400 mile round trip to get two sheets of plywood. LOL

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Posted: 09/24/20 08:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lubed all Dometic window struts and tracks with silicone stuff and wiped window trim and other exterior camper plastic parts with a pricey UV protectant. Used it on all the black plastic on the truck exterior also while I was at it. Wow, looks much better now.

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