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Old 02-14-2011, 04:10 PM   #11
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If it were me then, I would simply tap into the 12 volt circuit that is supplying the fridge already. Just make sure you put a fuse inline at the tap.
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:42 PM   #12
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Since I just got back from a week out, I thought I would make a few comments on some of my newer mods --

Turbo Maxx -- WOW! I think this is the most useful mod I have made to date. I was able to run all week without A/C. It was in the mid 70s outside and sunny. Last year I would have had to have the AC running during the middle of the day to keep it from being like an oven in the trailer - not anymore! It did at times get up to about 78 in the TT, but with the breeze, it was tolerable. I did have to clean off the vent screen at the end of the trip, it had quite a bit of lint on it -- but I sure did get to enjoy the outdoor air much more....

Progressive EMS - Pretty cool being able to keep an eye on the power. I liked being able to just plug in without worrying about checking the pedestal. Amazing how much power you are using...dont realize it until you see it on the meter...

Frig Fan - Amazing improvement. I will know more when I go out in the middle of the summer, but the fridge stayed very cool from top to bottom. I could tell a huge improvement already.


Wingman - well I setup and could not get any stations...I was disappointed in my Wingman...but then..stupid me...I got home and realized that I had turned off my amp before we left when I was on battery....when amp is turned off, it does not pick up anything....will have to wait til later to try out the wingman...duah....

Other mods worked as expected and I am very happy....
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:18 AM   #13
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Nice Mods. I just ordered the fridge fan and looking forward to its capabilities. Hopefully we get it before our maiden voyage this weekend.

What was the model number of the thermostat you installed? I love that idea because it will also act as a thermometer in the trailer. All the thermostats I've looked at are 24V systems and the trailer is a 12V system. Does that matter?
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Old 04-11-2011, 11:25 AM   #14
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Did you get the same fan from Ebay? If so, I think you will really like it. Cant wait to try it out in July and see if I have much better results. Last year w/o it was not fun to keep everything cold. I have an old computer fan I am also planning on installing in the outside compartment to improve the air flow.

The thermostat is a 1F81-261 by White Rodgers. Only reason I used it was because I had it lying around extra. I dont really like it because it is too slow to react to changing temperatures. Works fine in a house, but in the TT it causes too much of a temperature swing.

Most digital thermostats will work fine on a 12 volt system. They are basically just relays in there and will power off the batteries rather than requiring 24 volts. A lot of folks use the inexpensive Hunter digital stats that they carry at the Walmart.
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:01 PM   #15
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Great mods tafische

Many thanks for taking the time to create your video and sharing it with us.

Great stuff...
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:17 PM   #16
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Since I just got back from a week out, I thought I would make a few comments on some of my newer mods --

Turbo Maxx -- WOW! I think this is the most useful mod I have made to date. I was able to run all week without A/C. It was in the mid 70s outside and sunny. Last year I would have had to have the AC running during the middle of the day to keep it from being like an oven in the trailer - not anymore! It did at times get up to about 78 in the TT, but with the breeze, it was tolerable. I did have to clean off the vent screen at the end of the trip, it had quite a bit of lint on it -- but I sure did get to enjoy the outdoor air much more....

Progressive EMS - Pretty cool being able to keep an eye on the power. I liked being able to just plug in without worrying about checking the pedestal. Amazing how much power you are using...dont realize it until you see it on the meter...

Frig Fan - Amazing improvement. I will know more when I go out in the middle of the summer, but the fridge stayed very cool from top to bottom. I could tell a huge improvement already.


Wingman - well I setup and could not get any stations...I was disappointed in my Wingman...but then..stupid me...I got home and realized that I had turned off my amp before we left when I was on battery....when amp is turned off, it does not pick up anything....will have to wait til later to try out the wingman...duah....

Other mods worked as expected and I am very happy....
tafische is now part of the "mod squad". Nice mods. Unfortunately Crabman has none of them yet! Closest thing would be a Vortex fan installed in the bathroom vent. I really could use a fan in the frig for those brutally hot humid Summer days when the fins ice up.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:19 PM   #17
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Did you get the same fan from Ebay? If so, I think you will really like it. Cant wait to try it out in July and see if I have much better results. Last year w/o it was not fun to keep everything cold. I have an old computer fan I am also planning on installing in the outside compartment to improve the air flow.

The thermostat is a 1F81-261 by White Rodgers. Only reason I used it was because I had it lying around extra. I dont really like it because it is too slow to react to changing temperatures. Works fine in a house, but in the TT it causes too much of a temperature swing.

Most digital thermostats will work fine on a 12 volt system. They are basically just relays in there and will power off the batteries rather than requiring 24 volts. A lot of folks use the inexpensive Hunter digital stats that they carry at the Walmart.

Yeah, I just ordered the fan from your link to ebay. I started my fridge up for the first time last weekend and it took quite a while to get to temp and there was no food in it. Based on everything I've read I believe it will do a good job especially when I have a bunch of food in it.

I also wanted to mention that my trailer is a 2009 and my fridge has the light in it. I was supprised to see it from what I had read on the forums. But it should make for an easier installation than going through the drain tube.

I'll probably head down to walmart or a hardware store after work and pick up a thermostat. Looking forward to that mod. Thanks for the help!

I love doing mods so if you come up with any others, let us know! The only thing I've done so far is add gutter spout extensions to try and reduce the black streaks. I also plan on adding a 2" reciever on the bumper for bike racks and a drain valve for my water heater instead of the plastic plug. Last weekend I bought a Coleman roadtrip grill that uses 1lb propane tanks. I'm going to look at teeing into the propane line near the water heater with a quick connect fitting. That will allow me to tap into the TT propane system instead of the 1lb bottles.

Thanks Again!
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:30 PM   #18
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You will have to go through the drain tube if you have a 2009 (just like me). The light inside the fridge does not have constant power - only when the door is open. It is really not that hard - I used solid wire from some old cat3 phone wire. I think it is 20 or 22 gauge and went down the tube pretty easily. I had no trouble with the drain still working.

On the propane - look under the trailer opposite and just forward of the main entry door. You should already have a T in the gas line that may make it easier for you to tap off of. I am thinking about going from here and putting a quick connect someday.

Post pics and let us know how your mods go.
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Ah, didn't realize there wasn't constant power.

Thanks for the heads up on the propane tee.

I will definitly post some picks when I get the mods done. Thanks!
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I don't know how I missed that video before but it was very good. Thanks for posting it for us.
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