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Old 03-10-2014, 10:27 PM   #11
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more pics

Ok I will explain the pics. The first 3 are the finishing of my inverter install

pic 1:
switch by bed to turn on/off the inverter

pic 2:
12v powered relay that splits the 120v going to the converter so that when I turn on the inverter the converter is automatically shut off. no need to turn off the breaker and forget to turn it back on.

pic 3:
outlet box mounted to the frame to plug the shore power chord into with inverter power.

pic 4:
interior fridge fan with switch

pic 5:
extended counter shelf

pic 6:
reese dual cam setup on frame

pic 7:
Atwood 3500lb powered jack

pic 8:
rear of trailer with rack for wood/gas/generator, flag pole mount and spare tire

pic 9:
close up of the flag pole mount. I modified a tire holder.

pic 10:
another pic of the rack

More pics on the next post

Thanks!!
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:35 PM   #12
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more pics

Ok here are some more pics of the mods

pic 1:
strengthening the rear of the dinette seat. This pulled apart on our first trip.

pic 2:
more brackets on the inside of the seat

pic 3:
key and flashlight rack on cabinets by door

The inverter works perfectly (no fires). It will even run the microwave if I wanted to. I tested it all out and now its time to use it while camping.

I have new non master keyed locks coming later this week. All of the locks will be keyed the same. No more multiple keys to open the storage doors and the front door. Also nobody will have a key to get into the trailer. Not even the dealer!!!

I am thinking that the LED strip below the awning will be coming soon.

That's it for tonight. I will try to get more pics soon.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:53 PM   #13
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Hello - I'm going to request a wiring diagram from jayco. I also would be concerned about the inverter trying to charge batteries. Also I just think it would be so simple for me to splice my inverter to feed all outlets. They are on their own breaker. The inverter has a transfer switch built in for when I apply shore or generator power. This unit is a hardwire unit so I have no outlets on unit. I just thought it would be super clean install. The inputs and outputs of inverter are completely isolated. Should this work in your opinion? Am I thinking it through correctly or will I create some sort of loop or feedback?
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Old 03-17-2014, 04:14 PM   #14
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Sharko, As for the inverter trying to charge the batteries that is why I installed the relay to shut off the power from the converter. I connected it to the switch that turns on the inverter so it will automatically turn off the converter so I would not forget to flip the breaker on or off. My inverter did not have an transfer switch to detect shore power and that is why I did not hard wire it into the panel and just to an outlet that I can plug the shore power chord into. It sounds like it should work that way you are explaining as long as you have a way of shutting off the converter when the inverter is on.

I hope that helps!!
Thanks and happy camping!!
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Old 03-17-2014, 05:51 PM   #15
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As I understand the converter only is in use on shore/generator power. I assume it just passes dc when not on shore. It should be on a completely different circuit than the AC distribution lines. The outlet are the only thing the inverter will feed. I'm just concerned about any feedback. Thanks happy camping to you too!
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #16
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Just bought 2014 Jayco White Hawk.....has the Glacier Package underneath.....sounds like I might want to install tornado black tank jet after looking at forums on this topic but underbelly might be a problem.....can't get out there now because of snow...any thoughts on difficulty?
Doesn't the Whitehawk already have a black tank flush on it? Mine does and it works great!
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Old 03-17-2014, 08:30 PM   #17
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Yes the converter is on its own circuit. I'm not an electrician but if you connect power just to one circuit it will back feed into the panel if the breaker is not turned off. That back feed could put power to other circuits. That would concern me and installing the relay to cut all power to the converter if the inverter is on is a cheap easy way to be sure that this will not happen. Connecting to one circuit or the entire panel in is really the same thing if all of the breakers are turned on.

Thanks. I hope that makes sense. Happy camping!!
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:18 PM   #18
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I finally installed all new locks. Now the door and compartments are all keyed the same and not a mastered key so the dealers won't have a key to open them. So much easier. Replaced them all for about $50.

Now this weekend I am going to add additional 12v outlets so it is easier to charge items. Went camping last weekend and had to charge 4 phones with 1 outlet and could not run the fan when we were charging phones. Also had to hardwire the rc car battery chargers since there were no additional outlets. I already ran wires into the front compartment for the light so the outlet on each side of the bed will be easy. The others I will have to find wires to tap into. I will post pics when I get them installed.

Happy camping.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:57 AM   #19
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Hello all. Finally got my 12v outlets installed. 3 extras to charge phones and other items. Also got rid of the stock mattress and the mattress pad I bought and put in a nice queen mattress. WOW what a difference. It is a few inches longer than the factory one but I can still get buy at the end.

When we were out last weekend the door for the storage below the j-steel couch fell off. So now I am planning on building a drawer so it will be easier to access the items stored there. I'm searching for the correct slides now.

The battery set up with he 2 6 volts will last me 2 days. I charge every day just to be sure but I only need to charge for about 1-2 hours so it is great. After 4 trips I still have not filled up the gas in the Kipor 3500 watt generator. I am surprised at the efficiency of the generator.

The rack on the bumper is strong. I carry 18 gallons of water. Firewood and 12 gallons of fuel and no issues so far. I have one of those u bolts that hold the rack tight so it doesn't shake. I think this helps a lot.

Happy camping!!
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Thanks for the updates....keep the pictures coming.
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