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Old 07-02-2019, 09:56 PM   #1233
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FINALLY had a lock fabricated for the 4 batteries. Had a mobile welder come out to the house and do this for $120...it's not pretty but you get what you pay for. The professional paint job is my own...
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:00 PM   #1234
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He capped the tube on the lock end, but left the tube under the hinge uncapped. Anyone think I should be worried about water making its way in there? I was thinking of spraying expandable foam in there...thoughts?
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:04 PM   #1235
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I bet you could find a black plastic cap for it. Where you would look I don't know but I bet someone will come along that does.
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Old 07-02-2019, 10:10 PM   #1236
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That's a thought...although he made it a nice tight fit so the cap would have to be pretty thin to allow the hinge to close.
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Old 07-05-2019, 07:47 PM   #1237
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4 Batteries Up Front - Where's my Disconnect Switch?

Just put 2 more gc2's behind the propane in an off the shelf Craftsman side toolbox from Lowe's ($180). Screwed in some angle iron to add rigidity and hold the straps in place. I've got 320w solar feeding in and plan to do a whole lot of Great Plains boondocking real soon.
My question is, did ORV not include a battery disconnect switch and main fuse assy? Of not, I sure need to add it. I was thinking of installing around 300A fuse. Comments and suggestions appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2019, 10:17 AM   #1238
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Just put 2 more gc2's behind the propane in an off the shelf Craftsman side toolbox from Lowe's ($180). Screwed in some angle iron to add rigidity and hold the straps in place. I've got 320w solar feeding in and plan to do a whole lot of Great Plains boondocking real soon.
My question is, did ORV not include a battery disconnect switch and main fuse assy? Of not, I sure need to add it. I was thinking of installing around 300A fuse. Comments and suggestions appreciated.
Depends what model you have. Mine did not, added my own.
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:35 PM   #1239
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The fuse is primarily to protect the wire and depends upon the wire size and length (ampacity and V drop). I like the Blue Sea tutorial:
https://www.bluesea.com/support/arti...t_Installation

I have separate lines for the solar in, inverter out and main trailer out, each fused separately right at the battery. (Others run a short cable to a fuse panel.)
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:06 AM   #1240
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Look in the front storage compartment for the battery disco.
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Old 07-14-2019, 11:35 AM   #1241
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Bathroom fan upgrade.

I did a similar mod in our last trailer, this time I upped the game. Since my wife is too short to reach the fan switch in the bathroom, I replaced the single speed oem fan with a Heng's Vortex. I used a single stage fan and wired up a reversible PMC off of ebay. This turns it into a reversible, variable speed fan. Since my wife couldn't reach the switch, I used wiremold and mounted it in a switch on the wall. Sorry for the fuzzy picture of the PMC board. I'm not smart enough to rotate the picture of the switch box, but it is mounted vertically on the wall. Click image for larger version

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Installed a Micro-Air EasyStart 364 in the Coleman 13.5K roof-mount A/C unit on our new 23DBS. Took about 45 minutes to complete the install. Micro-Air has a great installation video on their website. After the initial 5 compressor starts for the EasyStart to learn the A/C's start pattern I hooked the trailer up to our Champion 2kw Inverter and the A/C started right up - no complaints at all from the gennie. While it's a little pricey it absolutely works as advertised and is a worthwhile addition.
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Installed a Micro-Air EasyStart 364 in the Coleman 13.5K roof-mount A/C unit on our new 23DBS. Took about 45 minutes to complete the install. Micro-Air has a great installation video on their website. After the initial 5 compressor starts for the EasyStart to learn the A/C's start pattern I hooked the trailer up to our Champion 2kw Inverter and the A/C started right up - no complaints at all from the gennie. While it's a little pricey it absolutely works as advertised and is a worthwhile addition.
I've been thinking about this mod, so if needed my Yamaha 2400 could run the A/C. Good to know, works as advertised with someone with real world experience.
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I've been thinking about this mod, so if needed my Yamaha 2400 could run the A/C. Good to know, works as advertised with someone with real world experience.
My Yamaha 2400 will run it — have you tried? Mine is a 13.5k AC, so it probably wouldn’t run a 15k without the soft start.
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My Yamaha 2400 will run it — have you tried? Mine is a 13.5k AC, so it probably wouldn’t run a 15k without the soft start.
Yes have tried. Runs fan but no compressor. Too much LRA,15k unit on this one. it would run my 13.5 on my old camper if I did soft start, fan for a few then the comp.
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So the Honda 2200 will easily do the job with one of these on the 13.5 AC. Would like to scale back my gen on the road trips. The gen is for emergency AC in the trailer.
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