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Old 02-18-2017, 06:09 PM   #1
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3 Quick Upgrades Today

The weather here in Michigan was in the 60's today. Took the opportunity to do three quick exterior upgrades to my Ventana 3412

Progressive Industries 50 amp surge protector. It was a real beach to put in given the tight quarters.



The ramps to the tow dolly needed to go somewhere. I was able sneak a shelf in above them for odds and ends.



And finally, there was some empty space above the DEF tank that was crying to be used. I made a shelf and store an additional step for those times when the site forces the coach steps to set too high.



I'll talk more about these on my blog soon.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:55 PM   #2
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Looks nice. I got tied up today in MI and could not do a thing on the coach.
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Old 02-18-2017, 09:46 PM   #3
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Nice job. Days like today, in the 60's here, make you want to break out the MH but I feel waiting is in order.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:14 PM   #4
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That gallon jug on its' side......looks like a problem just waiting to happen.
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Old 02-18-2017, 10:19 PM   #5
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Too bad about the ramps, the KK-460's aren't removable but fold up so no storage wasted.
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That gallon jug on its' side......looks like a problem just waiting to happen.
My thoughts exactly when I saw it.

Kinda nice to get a break in the weather and get some things done. Not too much longer and you'll be out on the road.
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Hi Mike,
We went for a nice 3 hour ride yesterday enjoying the beautiful very early spring weather. Nice work and great ideas. I've been on the fence about putting a Progressive on board as every time I look in the power bay there doesn't look like enough room and this has given me inspiration. Also nice shelf in the DEF bay. This one is now on my short list of things to add to the MH.
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Old 02-19-2017, 07:59 AM   #8
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Hi Mike,
We went for a nice 3 hour ride yesterday enjoying the beautiful very early spring weather. Nice work and great ideas. I've been on the fence about putting a Progressive on board as every time I look in the power bay there doesn't look like enough room and this has given me inspiration. Also nice shelf in the DEF bay. This one is now on my short list of things to add to the MH.
Thanks for the words of encouragement (in contrast to some other comments in this thread).
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Thanks for the words of encouragement (in contrast to some other comments in this thread).
Good job Mike some people have to say something just to say something
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Looks great.

I like the Ventana DEF better then my DS, great place to put a shelf.
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I'm curious about how you put in the surge protector - we want to put one in our 2015 London Aire
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It might have been a beach to install, but you will be very happy with the Progressive Industries 50 amp surge protector, saved my Coach twice last year in Florida during thunderstorms.
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I'm curious about how you put in the surge protector - we want to put one in our 2015 London Aire
If I had it to do over, I would pay the dealership the $120 they wanted to install it. My hands were tired from wrestling with the wires. I would also pull the cord reel first. I've got some detailed video and photos I'll post at some point.

If I have one disappointment with the unit it's that contactor block requires inserting the wires in holes and securing by tightening screws. I would have preferred terminal posts that accept crimped on terminal ends. That way I could get the wire ends prepared outside of the box instead of trying to insert thick stiff wires into holes with tight clearances. It makes the task far more challenging (with 6 gauge wire) than it needs to be.
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Thanks for the words of encouragement (in contrast to some other comments in this thread).
Sorry you apparantely took my comment that way. Just indicating that gallon jug can easily leak in that position, and you'll have a real mess on your hands. A little preventive maintenance...........
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