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Old 04-13-2014, 08:27 PM   #11
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We added the IQ4 Smart Charger to the DLS45 charger. The IQ4 is an automatic 3-stage (Bulk, Absorption, and Float) charger that plugs into the existing DLS RV battery charger. In essence, it will prolong the life of the battery and decrease the amount of time it takes to charge the battery, which is nice when using a generator. The IQ4 Smart Charger also keeps the battery from overcharging, which is good since I oftentimes leave it plugged in during long term storage. The LED indicator lets you know the status of the battery and the charging time.



I had to remove a drawer to get to the charger.



I located the dual voltage jack on top of the DLS charger.



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Old 04-13-2014, 08:27 PM   #12
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I wasn't sure where to mount the charger. The LED light informs the user of the DLS charging state and the status of the battery charge. In addition, the LED light will indicate overvoltage and let you know if it goes into fault mode. I didn't want to install the charger inside the cabin since the LED light could be annoying at night, although, I would like to be able to monitor the charger, so I decided to mount it inside the storage compartment. In this manner, I could at least visually inspect the light periodically.



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Old 04-13-2014, 08:32 PM   #13
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we have a 2011 Jayfeather Sport 197
i think the only difference is 199 has a sofa and 197 has a u shaped dinet
we love this model
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:54 PM   #14
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we have a 2011 Jayfeather Sport 197
i think the only difference is 199 has a sofa and 197 has a u shaped dinet
I believe you are correct. From what I can gather, they manufactured the 199 for a very short time. I personally would prefer the dinette, though. Do you want to trade?

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we love this model
Agreed. We wanted a practical floor plan, tandem axle trailer, and a queen sized bed on a small footprint. The Sport 199 met all those criteria.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:05 PM   #15
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lol not really
when we were buying ours the dealer had both of them side by side
but really how many times do you eat inside, i think we did once in 3 years
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:17 PM   #16
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lol not really
when we were buying ours the dealer had both of them side by side
but really how many times do you eat inside, i think we did once in 3 years
We eat inside fairly often. If the weather is nice, we try to eat outside as much as possible. I would also use the dinette as a temporary work station (a place to put my laptop, etc.).
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:00 AM   #17
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Since we do not use the microwave, I decided (with wife's permission) to remove it and cover the vacant hole with a matching door and hardware to expand storage space.

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Old 06-04-2014, 08:02 AM   #18
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Your mods look great! A little tweak here, a little tweak there, and pretty soon it fits your tastes and lifestyle perfectly. Nice work!
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #19
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Your mods look great! A little tweak here, a little tweak there, and pretty soon it fits your tastes and lifestyle perfectly. Nice work!
Thanks Brownie. Unlike most people with a small camper, we take ours out for weeks at a time during the summer months. There are a few tweaks that we need to make to accommodate the longer trips.
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I added a screen door cross brace to the camper today. It's nothing fancy, but does provide a nice handle to grab ahold of when closing or exiting. The factory door has a small finger pull area to close the screen door, so this makes it more convenient.



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