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I saw your note on the TTL hack you did on your Slate router. I just got my hands on the newer version, the Beryl, and did a similar hack on it, but am having trouble tethering my iPhone 6s...it won't even recognize the connection. I have the latest firmware 3.2, so am wondering if you can confirm which "hack" you did? (I have seen numerous versions of this hack going around on the various forums) Thanks, Bob
You can over fill and end up filling your vent pipe.
Other than that I did the CHF, koni shocks, added an air compressor that goes to 150psi, replaced the mattress with a nice firm one from Mattress Insider, installed new dvd players, that sort of thing.
I kind of rambled here - Did you have any specific questions?
Also my black drain valve leaks and its buried so far in the coach between the tanks that I haven't been motivated enough to try to rebuild the valve. So I put a cap on the sewer outlet that had hose threads (for flushing) and installed a ball valve on it so I can drain it into the sewer hose before removing the cap. temp fix but it works.
A big improvement that was cheap and easy was installing a drain on the fresh water tank over flow. You lose a lot of water driving around after filling. Probably around 10 gallons , so i clamped a piece of 1” pvc to the rubber overflow, reduced it and plumbed to to a valve on the side of the coach, and now when I fill I have the valve open, close it when it starts draining, and keep all my water. Nice for dry camping, but you have to be careful.
The solar and inverter stuff is pretty complex and an in-depth conversation in itself. Basically I used the existing transfer switch, abandoned the house batteries and factory inverter (used it for a junction box) and I have 5 residential panels (1575w) a victron 3kw inverter that runs the AC, and a bank of nissan lithium batteries.
Other mods: whole coach water filter. Had to move the control assembly all the way to the left to accommodate the filter and plumbing was tricky in tight spaces. But worth it. Also ran the hot water low point drain to a hose bib fir hot water outside for rig washing. Used the cold low point drain for the outdoor shower head for hosing out the wet bay. Had to make a faucet spout to attach where the outdoor shower head connected because of tight clearances but its a 1’ pex piece that swings out for hand washing. So a lot of rearranging in the wet bay.
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