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Old 09-04-2006, 08:37 PM   #85
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Hopefully it is like the 40-gal tank and has a pick-up on that opposite side.
I can't think that it would be any different, but with my setup, I didn't have to worry about it. Just one of those few things I don't have to wrry about right now!
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #86
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Well, I have all the parts now. I've got tomorrow off so, I may go to the storage yard tonight and do the mod. I'll need to figure up a way to mount the valve but, I'm sure I can zip-tie it until I can make-up a bracket. I'll let you know if I get over there and how it goes. Being able to pump out of that other tank is going to be very huge for us.
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:49 AM   #87
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Hey Sean. I finaly got pics of my air compressor. Wish I could have found more than 4 cfm though. Used it at Pismo and took an hour to fill truck and trailer from 35 psi after leaving the beach.

These pics are in the front with the LPG and batteries. I made a steel plate to fasten the compressor to the mesh floor. The 5 gal tank is over the batteries out of the way.

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The air line to the left goes along the frame rail to the back for a quick connect to fill the tires on the trailer or atv parked near the back. The power isolation switch is to the right just above the batteries.
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:03 AM   #88
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Still trying to figure out how to post this picture things. Sorry if duplicated.



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Old 09-13-2006, 10:09 PM   #89
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Well after having the C0 detector sound off last year, the dealer resealed generator compartment and extended the tailpipe a few inches. But we had it go off on us again. So I figured it was time to get one of teh Gen-turi stacks. I wasn't about to spend $130 on a new one. So of course RV.net had the solution. Help from this thread and this thread on barthmobile.com gave me great directions. Set off to Lowes to pick up the parts. Might not look like a factory built unit but at about 1/10th the price it works for me. I plan on painting the steel bars and making a few cosmetic changes, but for now it works. Best of all after running the generator during the trip we had no more C0 issues. With the garage I'm able to just load the whole thing, full length, in the back.



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Old 09-16-2006, 08:16 PM   #90
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Tubed and mounted the 3-way fuel valve today.

Seems to work just fine. Pump from the 20-gallon tank or from the 40-gallon tank.

20-gallon tank for the gen and Wife's and Daughter's quads - regular gas
40-gallon tank for the rail and my quad - race gas

Should make life easier.

Where do I get some of those fancy valve indicating stickers?
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Old 09-19-2006, 12:53 PM   #91
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So we are spending a month in Bodega Bay with our new boy. He has now spent more of his life camping than at home. Not a bad start! With all the spare time I have finally gotten to some of my projects and taken pictures. Here is an update.

Better Pic of the Exteme Outback Air compressor. Sorry. Made a plate so I could mount it to the mesh bottom of the LP and battery compartment.
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Moved the water filter from above the Generator housing. I would have to tip the filter to remove from behind everything. The water would spill all over. I added a ball valve also to shut the water flow off.
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Installed XM radio base next to radio. Went to Radio Shack for a 12v recepticle to supply power to this baby.
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Our '05 LE doesn't have a TV cabinet. Bolted the flat panel in between the bay windows (most solid stud on this wall). It is out of the way of trafic and the chairs. Installed a Wingaurd satellite at Camping world and put the cable box under the cabinet.
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The dish is in the hallway between the shower and bath sink. The tape is to indicate North since North will always change depending on our campsite.
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Needed more coat hangers by the door. This is screwed into studs, not the fridge.
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The kids, Maddie - 3, Bryan - 4 weeks




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Old 09-21-2006, 06:11 AM   #92
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Tyler:

Good deal!! Glad to see you're keeping busy! What else do you have planned?

Hey...I tried to fix your pic link after you mentioned Maddie and Bryan, but couldn't...you wanna try it again?!

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Old 09-21-2006, 07:52 AM   #93
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Next project is tackling the solar panels and inverter. Will probably go with two 130 watt panels and an 800 to 1000 watt inverter. Not sure wich inverter, but I want a remote switch so I don't have to go outside everytime.

And the kids again;
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Old 11-26-2006, 08:13 AM   #94
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Mods I have done to my 5th wheel :
1) Installed thermopane windows (not offerd from factory)
2) Installed 2nd 35000 btu furnace in garage
3) Installed custom aluminum checkerplate cabnets and cloths hooks in garage
4) Installed 2nd window in garage so I can use it as an office on location when I work
5) Remove standard hide a bed and replace with lazy-boy recliners
6) remove standard 27" TV and replace with 37" Plazma TV
7) Install Cruise TV auto aquire satilite TV system
8) Replace 5500 watt Onan Marquies Gold genset with Onan 5500 watt Marquis Platnum fuel injected genset (I had the Platnum in my old trailer)
9) install Heart Interface 3000 watt inverter with 130 amp smart battery charger ( I had an Onan inverter but it was junk)
10) Install 3 100 watt solar pannals with 25 amp charge controller
11) Install 6 Trojan T105 6 volt golf cart battries
12) Install SurFlow 5.5 GPM variable demand water pump
13) Replace factory bed matress with True Form memory foam matress
14) Install 13500 btu air conditioner in bedroom (15000 btu as main AC)
15) Install Olimpic catilitic heater in living area
16) Install Max Air vent covers on all vents
17) install wireless back up camera on rear of trailer (One also on back of truck)
18) Install class 3 hitch and wireing on back of trailer for pulling my Jeep YJ as a towed vehical

There is more, I will just have to think about what else I have done.
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Mods I have done to my 5th wheel :
1) Installed thermopane windows (not offerd from factory)
2) Installed 2nd 35000 btu furnace in garage
3) Installed custom aluminum checkerplate cabnets and cloths hooks in garage
4) Installed 2nd window in garage so I can use it as an office on location when I work
5) Remove standard hide a bed and replace with lazy-boy recliners
6) remove standard 27" TV and replace with 37" Plazma TV
7) Install Cruise TV auto aquire satilite TV system
8) Replace 5500 watt Onan Marquies Gold genset with Onan 5500 watt Marquis Platnum fuel injected genset (I had the Platnum in my old trailer)
9) install Heart Interface 3000 watt inverter with 130 amp smart battery charger ( I had an Onan inverter but it was junk)
10) Install 3 100 watt solar pannals with 25 amp charge controller
11) Install 6 Trojan T105 6 volt golf cart battries
12) Install SurFlow 5.5 GPM variable demand water pump
13) Replace factory bed matress with True Form memory foam matress
14) Install 13500 btu air conditioner in bedroom (15000 btu as main AC)
15) Install Olimpic catilitic heater in living area
16) Install Max Air vent covers on all vents
17) install wireless back up camera on rear of trailer (One also on back of truck)
18) Install class 3 hitch and wireing on back of trailer for pulling my Jeep YJ as a towed vehical

There is more, I will just have to think about what else I have done.
Cheers
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Wow! Holy Camel Poop, Batman (err...I mean Bearman! ). Thermopane winders?! Where the heck do you think you live..the North Pole?!



Wow...what a list...I'm not going to even try yet...
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Bear, I can just imagine what your rolling stock looks like all hooked up and ready to roll. What's the length with the jeep on behind?
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Old 12-23-2006, 05:00 PM   #97
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Installed the IOTA DLS 55 Amp converter and 50 Amp transfer switch today. Took about two hours and most of that was striping the heavy gauge wire on the original 50 Amp cord. I soldered the ends of all wires....I have always been anal about that. It keeps the wires from fraying when you are trying to get them in all the holes. Anyway its works as advertised. I plugged into the house and than started the Onan and about 20 seconds later it switched over. Cool, no more plugging and unplugging the little Honda just so the wife can use the microwave or the blow dryer. One less thing for me to do out in the desert.


The stock setup

The IOTO 50 Amp transfer Switch

The DLS 55 and the 50 Amp Transfer Switch

Drilled a hole through the bottom of the transfer switch and used the stock Gen outlet feed through, then screwed the switch down to the compartment floor.



Mounted the DLS 55 in the stock location and wired up the transfer switch.

All done and buttoned up


Cord all coiled back up.

After looking at the push pull switch I read on the side of it that it is rated for 75 amps so I think I should be good their untill this spring when I will upgrade the switch and install 4 Trojans and clean up the mess in the battery compartment.

A few other things I have done and not posted.

Installed two off on switches and an external speaker jack so I can run speakers out to the fire and not bother the wife watching TV....Or have all 4 going and rock the place.

26" LCD on an Arm



Used a pice of lefter over counter top from the kitchen remodel for a key holder.

New stereo that has rear inputs and outputs so I can hook the Laptop or IPod up. Also has Sub out

That's about it for now
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Nice set up Griz!! Do you have solar also? Does the transfer switch work with solar? I guess it would if solar was strait to batteries. I think you have a little more room in that compartment than my '05 LE3305. Let us know how it works after your first trip if you have the time. Merry Christmas.
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