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Old May 23rd, 2021, 11:53
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Re: Interesting "can of worms"

I received my 20W panel (less than 1 lb) on Friday. It's doing great with the trailer dis-connected from shore power. I still need to find a place to mount it, but that's easy!
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Old May 29th, 2021, 07:30
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I still have to clean-up all the loose ends on mine, but the game just started over. I lent my buddy 13k$ to buy a trailer for him and his wife. It a 2016 Starcraft that's in great shape but we need go over it to see what all he's going to need for our lake trip in a few weeks. It never ends!
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Old June 13th, 2021, 15:52
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I'm also working on the trailer today as I only have about a week left till we leave. So I pulled out the AV system to provide better access to the receptacles to provide some good backing/secure. Sure a lot of wiring going on!


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Old June 15th, 2021, 19:24
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Pretty cool, I shorted the AV unit when re-installing it. Before I grabbed a DVM to start checking it out , I looked at the Power Distribution unit and there was a "indicating" led showing a blown fuse, sure saved me a lot of work!
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Old June 16th, 2021, 06:00
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Re: Interesting "can of worms"

Sheesh.

What did they use to cut those holes for the wires? A dull apprentice?
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Old June 16th, 2021, 06:31
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That's the sad part, being a IBEW electrician for 45yrs and a City of Phoenix building inspector for 20yrs nobody can see what's behind all those "pretty" finished walls!!!!!
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Old June 16th, 2021, 19:37
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I am with you.

I was a general contractor for more than 10 years. Some of the stuff that people cover up is just nuts.

The newer the work is, the worse it is. Pride in craftsmanship is gone. Now it is all about the quick buck.

I keep finding stupid choices in my shop building (built about 15 years ago). Whoever did the roof skipped about half the nails for the shingles. Whoever did the drywall used 1 1/4" screws for 5/8" sheetrock. Morons.
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Old June 19th, 2021, 05:45
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Re: Interesting "can of worms"

I also picked up one of the "Element" fire extinguishers to try out, I may pick-up one for XJ since they are small and easy to store.
https://elementfire.com/products/element-e50
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I got one of those "Element" extinguishers for my XJ. It looks like a good idea. I see two possible challenges with it however. One is that it has no indicator to satisfy vehicle check requirements. The other is that its use is not as intuitive as the standard "pull the pin, pull the trigger and aim" extinguishers. So now I am carrying two extinguishers. One for me to use if I really need an extinguisher and one to satisfy the rest of the world.
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FWIW, I'm at Quemado lake in New Mexico because of all the fires and forest closures in Arizona. Luckily this is a very similar campground at 7400' up in the NM mountains. It's nice to be out of the heat!
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The dogs are tired after the trip!
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Re: Interesting "can of worms"

I can tell you newer travel trailers aren't built any better. I have a thread about mine here.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...ous-76820.html

It doesn't include the bed being off level 1.5" on one side and the heating duct being pushed together right in front of the furnace.
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