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Old 07-31-2018, 12:47 PM   #1065
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Added Supco hard start to air condition to work with generator.

See Youtube for installation.

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Old 07-31-2018, 01:45 PM   #1066
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I did that too. Helps reduce voltage drop at startup at the RV park when everyone else has their AC running too. My two Honda eu2000 gennies keep the voltage good during AC startup.
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Old 07-31-2018, 01:47 PM   #1067
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I did that too. Helps reduce voltage drop at startup at the RV park when everyone else has their AC running too. My two Honda eu2000 gennies keep the voltage good during AC startup.
I got a Westinghouse iGen 2500. With the hard start it started the AC when I was at 8,500 feet!
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:02 PM   #1068
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Finally got around to buying and installing the Lippert Solid Step in our 2016 Glacier Peak. Door is 26"....Can't wait to use it on the next trip in 2 weeks.

Was very easy to install, but had to spend time tweaking it due to the door and screen do not open all the way in the GP. Awning arm is just to the left of the door swing to the left.
Picture taken in our driveway storage area, not a campsite.

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Old 08-20-2018, 08:17 AM   #1069
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New Cutting Board over sink

Finally glued together some scrap wood and replaced one half of the sink cutout with a real cutting board. Hopefully pictures are attached. Last piece of Purpleheart in the middle. Other wood is Cherry Birch and thin strip of Walnut.
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Old 08-20-2018, 01:34 PM   #1070
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Finally glued together some scrap wood and replaced one half of the sink cutout with a real cutting board. Hopefully pictures are attached. Last piece of Purpleheart in the middle. Other wood is Cherry Birch and thin strip of Walnut.
Nice piece of work!
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:14 PM   #1071
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We finally had a long enough break in the smoke for me to install 600W of solar panels Iíve had for a month. These connect into the solar charge controller from my inverter build previously. I have room for an additional 600W at some point.

I removed the Zamp combiner and replaced it with the one AM Solar sells, which is capable of handling a lot higher total watts. The panels themselves are wired in series-parallel pairs to better stay within the ampacity of the 8 AWG factory wiring and reduce the power loss from the length of that run. Someday I may try to run a 2 AWG pair down the front cap to replace it, but it works for now.

The panels are as level as I could get them with the curve of the roof. Each is held on by four self-tapping screws in each of the four brackets.
The only piece left is to finish the sealing ó I underestimated the amount of lap sealant Iíd need and ran out.

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6x Renogy 100W Mono Slim panels
6x Renogy MC-4 ends
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:26 AM   #1072
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Finally glued together some scrap wood and replaced one half of the sink cutout with a real cutting board. Hopefully pictures are attached. Last piece of Purpleheart in the middle. Other wood is Cherry Birch and thin strip of Walnut.
Beautiful! But I wouldn't want any knife marks/cuts in that beauty!

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Old 08-26-2018, 08:56 PM   #1073
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Finally glued together some scrap wood and replaced one half of the sink cutout with a real cutting board. Hopefully pictures are attached. Last piece of Purpleheart in the middle. Other wood is Cherry Birch and thin strip of Walnut.
Wow! Nice work.
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Nice RB Iíll do likewise when I return from this trip!
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Nice RB Iíll do likewise when I return from this trip!
Some assorted tips:
  • Taping a flexible tube on the tip of a lap sealant tube makes it a lot easier to fully surround the brackets
  • I went through five tubes (only part of the last) of lap sealant for six panels, the combiner, and the anchors holding the wires down
  • A multimeter was nice to triple check the polarity of all panels before connecting
  • A soft kneeling pad was really nice to have
  • Gasoline works really well as a solvent to get the lap sealant off hands, legs, and everywhere else I managed to get it on myself
  • Not all zip ties are created equal for solar installs. Some contain more black, which makes them more solar resistant.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:01 AM   #1076
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Upper photo is by the bed. 2x2.1A USB plug ins and a cigarette lighter plug in for the 12V fan.
Lower photo is below TV and has a battery voltage display plus 1A and 2.1A USB plug ins plus cigarette lighter plug in for the Sirius receiver or 12V fan.



These mods are already featured earlier but I thought I would refresh it in members minds as charging of electronics is pretty important and there are no or not enough 12Vcharging plugs around the ORV units. Fairly cheap and simple to install mod.

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Added a bead of silicone where the counter tops meet the wall to repel water.
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Hey JTBuilds, Do you do consultation work or odd jobs? I'm looking for a good electrical person to help me figure out how to upgrade my solar setup. I have a good idea of the components required but I am confused on where the best place to construct/place the solar power components on my 260-RLSB. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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