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Mike_LA

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Posted: 12/25/17 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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True. I even come here to use that utility when posting photos to other forums!


You can also go directly to the site page to upload a photo from your computer.


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Nothing fancy...added a battery disconnect switch today after our maiden voyage in the new 5er. Battery was down to 1/3 after 3 weeks in storage from radio, propane/CO detector and whatever other parasitic draw...


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Posted: 12/25/17 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Opps.

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bigorange wrote:

Nothing fancy...added a battery disconnect switch today after our maiden voyage in the new 5er. Battery was down to 1/3 after 3 weeks in storage from radio, propane/CO detector and whatever other parasitic draw...
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That's a good mod.
My present trailer came with a Battery Disconnect switch, but I have installed them on other trailers I've owned.

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Mike_LA wrote:

bigorange wrote:

Nothing fancy...added a battery disconnect switch today after our maiden voyage in the new 5er. Battery was down to 1/3 after 3 weeks in storage from radio, propane/CO detector and whatever other parasitic draw...
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That's a good mod.
My present trailer came with a Battery Disconnect switch, but I have installed them on other trailers I've owned.

Our previous trailer had one...didn’t think about having the dealer add one this time, but easy enough to install myself.

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Been working on mods on the new trailer. Here is the start. More to come after the weather cooperates:

This is my favorite Mod:

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Basement storage:

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Bunk room:

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Got rid of mouse hole electric chord:

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Added to some cabinet storage:

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Door Latch for rear door:
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frisbeekev wrote:

Been working on mods on the new trailer. Here is the start. More to come after the weather cooperates:


Nice work.

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Hi all, my trailer came with motorized jacks that have proven to be less than adequate in creating a stable environment for moving around our travel trailer. I have been looking for sometime for a solution to the problem and I have seen many RVers do a number of different things. I combined many ideas to build my own that I think are pretty intuitive. I have a few videos that detail the entire process of building and installation.

They can be found at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAhiOCaHewU&t=983s

And
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzUU4To5wWI

It is not a short video set as I went through everything start to finish that a person would need to do to build my kind of stabalizers.

Video 3 is now complete: https://youtu.be/zrJ72m8iHRk

[image]IMG_5795 (1) by grub32, on Flickr[img]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4744........3134f53c_z.jpg border="0" alt="[image]">IMG_5795 (1) [/img]

I hope it is useful to someone else, I couldn't find anything out there like what I needed so I decided to design my own.

Best regards,

Grub

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Dual Axle Wheel Chocks
I know I know...this has been done a thousand times. I could never find a drawing to answer a few questions I had. So I made this up. I made set of these today and they are pretty slick. I am going o see if I can get the turn knobs (something like these:
https://www.mcmaster.com/#threaded-knobs/=x5lxzi.) I hope it helps someone else. The narrow part of the block was 1/2 grater than the distance between the tires.

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Yup, been using them for years and they work great. Simple to make.

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