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jaycocreek

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moonlitsouls wrote:

jaycocreek wrote:

I don't really mind the smaller tv screen camping but the tinny sound drives me nuts..Like the built in radio with built in speakers versus the hand held battery operated radio sound....The larger 24" tv sounds a lot better..


I bought this little soundbar to help with the sound , i connect mine to my firestick through bluetooth and the sound is great for the cost and the size

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DL4J6NZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

it does need 110v power but thats not a problem for me , it only pulls like 1 amp


Thank you...I didn't know you could do that and I have a firestick in the TC..

Thanks


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This one is a little more compact. Not sure on the power requirements but it does say DC in, just not sure on the voltage. If it's 12 volt DC than you can do away with the ac/dc adapter. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09Q8PJGGM/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B09Q8PJGGM&pd_rd_w=bM0CU&pf_rd_p=0c758152-61cd-452f-97a6-17f070f654b8&pd_rd_wg=DDOAF&pf_rd_r=S0J1KTB9M2K9G5QW6701&pd_rd_r=d2018df4-d0f5-44ae-8265-5aba08b69cc2&s=aht&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzUUQ3NVBFUjhBWEswJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMDE5NzExMjhKR1c1Mk9NRDVSVCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMDk3NTQySTZUMlBYU0U0Qk45JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==#customerReviews

JoeChiOhki

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Bought a Trojan j185h-ac Deep Cycle for the second battery box to give it a grand total onboard capacity of 450ah between the two battery banks.


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o on my fishing trip to Lake Amador this weekend I woke up to no power to my Norcold 641-3 fridge no inside power and no power to the selector display. So I checked the easiest things first. the fuses on the camper and the fuses on the power boards. all good. So I popped off the optical display / control button assembly and checked the voltage there. Voltage in, none out. Placed an order with the Norcold Guy on Monday. Board arrived today from Southern California.

The wiring from the new module had a plug in to the front of the fridge mine didn't but the plug on the circuit board looked the same so I popped the board out of the housing pulled the fridge plug off the old board did the same with the new board plugged in the old wire and connector to the fridge hit power on and the display lit up. Selected propane and I heard the igniter and flame go on. 2 phillips head screws later I was back in business.

I love easy diagnostics and fixes . FYI my fridge is 14 years old and had been on continuously for 12 years so I expect some things to fail. While I was at it I ordered a new power board assembly, because its 14 years old...

within 2 hours of making the repair and on AC the freezer is down to 28F and the fridge is at 42F. normal is 14F and 35F


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fixed the mounting for the power pannel, put a new motor in the furnace, and discovered I had an intermittent fault in the mother board so ended up replacing that with a dinosaur electronics. works great now. also ordered the slim shade window for the door.


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Posted: 04/21/22 07:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

StirCrazy wrote:

fixed the mounting for the power pannel, put a new motor in the furnace, and discovered I had an intermittent fault in the mother board so ended up replacing that with a dinosaur electronics. works great now. also ordered the slim shade window for the door.

Same thing happened to me, dealer thought the furnace motor had a bad spot in the armature, replaced the motor and found the the solid state board had a micro crack, replaced the board with an analog unit. Dealer didn’t charge me for the motor or the cost to overnight it in.[emoticon]

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I upgraded my sound and video system. New TV, Stereo and sound bar. It sounds and looks awesome.

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StirCrazy

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Posted: 04/22/22 06:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Geo*Boy wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:

fixed the mounting for the power pannel, put a new motor in the furnace, and discovered I had an intermittent fault in the mother board so ended up replacing that with a dinosaur electronics. works great now. also ordered the slim shade window for the door.

Same thing happened to me, dealer thought the furnace motor had a bad spot in the armature, replaced the motor and found the the solid state board had a micro crack, replaced the board with an analog unit. Dealer didn’t charge me for the motor or the cost to overnight it in.[emoticon]


oh mine definatly needed the motor, when I bought it (second hand) it would squeel till it was warm, then the last trip I took in the fall it started squeeling all the time. I originaly took it to a place that rebuilds 12 and 24V motors and they said all it needed was a cleaning and lube, when I went to get it the guy asked if I wanted to hear it run so when he powered it up I heard txhe faintest chirping then it went to a full blown squeel. no charge for the work he did do. bought a new one at a rv place on the way home. it was just dumb luck that my board developed an intermittent fault while I was testing the furnace before I reinstalled it.

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Added umbilical cord caps, made hangers so cords hang vertically

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Recently had issue with corrosion again on auxiliary umbilical cord.
(2nd umbilical cord- back up camera, refer control & aux. charge line, AC cord to run refer on trucks inverter)
Though usually bungied up under camper they are exposed to the air can and do corrode. After cleaning
I looked at how to avoid this I stumbled on cord caps, I was unaware these could be had.

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Issue though if cord is simply hung caps can fill with water and corrosion will be worse so cords need to
hang vertically with cap up.

I simply bent up some scrap 2" aluminum flat bar, Drilled hole cut slot to capture cords.

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Drilled for mounting and bent the tips up a bit.
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As umbilcal cords are stiff had to mount hangers at angle. Bedded in caulk and screwed to wall.
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Caps should minimize future corrosion, hung against camper wall so wont need to stop when
loading/unloading to reposition cords, easy retrieval to plug in once camper loaded.
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Likely other brands-just what I used


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Cabinet door making router bits, router bit for installing the plastic edging strips used in RVs, the 4 port 12volt powered USB Charging faceplate for the rear bed space.

More varnish, wire shelving for the cabinets so I can finish installing the face frames, and corner molding because the stuff for the wall board is too narrow to go around corners cleanly.

Finished tidying up the wiring inside the bottom of the over dinette cabinet to reconnect the outlets on it and add an additional outlet on the circuit to make one available near the rear folding bedroom.

Also installed the wire shelf in the main section of the cabinet and the maple face frame onto the front.

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