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Old 05-25-2016, 03:43 PM   #21
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Haha, I'm a klutz more often than I care to admit. On my last camper I used yellow pool noodles, just had to notch out a bit to get it to 90 degrees. Haven't hit my head yet on the new camper I do like the ones you found though, they probably do a better job.
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Old 05-25-2016, 03:45 PM   #22
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I had my wife by some noodles so I can cut one to wrap the cord that plug into the bumper. It rubs on the tailgate, so I figured something soft, and then I will cut some pieces for the slides. Haven't bumped my head yet, but I've come close
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:40 PM   #23
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Thanks BuddyRay, Good thing about home depot is they pretty much stock the same thing in every store.


I really like what you did with the clips. Reminds me of my grandpas pegboard for all his tools when I was a kid. That will be one of the first things we do.


The corner protectors are also a must have. I have hit my head so many times on slides that I wear a permanent dent. I didn't realize they premade an elbow like that.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:18 PM   #24
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Some great ideas!
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:52 AM   #25
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Thanks for the posts... I now have a few more projects to do.. Velcro for the rubber mallet, small axe...

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Old 05-26-2016, 11:34 PM   #26
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What the original poster got is a great idea. You could do that with a pool noodle, cut a 45 degree angle on a short piece and take the other piece and rotate it 90 degrees and glue/tape, you have an elbow. Same thing, but thicker, just the unwanted colors...
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Old 07-02-2016, 07:28 PM   #27
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Spent all of last week working on the rig. I brought it home from the storage yard on Monday, took it back on Friday morning. Next few posts will show some of the things I got done.

First off I got the Progressive Industries Electrical Management System installed:Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea

In the Eagle HT 26.5 RLS, I thought the best place was behind the power distribution center under the stove - lots of room and easy access to the main power feed.
I didn't take a photo of where I put it - but it was easy to slide the power panel out (6 screws) and pull the 8-3 with Ground wires out of it and connected them to the input on the EMS - then I bought a 3 ft. length of same to go from the EMS to the Dist. Panel (Home Depot).
The real challenge was mounting the remote display. I wanted it up close to the monitor panel - but after reading people's posts about how the blinking display was a distraction I decided to put it in the cabinet over the sink.
I also wanted to mount the remote from the inexpensive battery monitor meter that has been discussed in several other threads.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post365086

First problem with this was getting the wires from under the stove to above the sink. If you remove the microwave you can see a bundle of wires running across from the back of the refrigerator to under the cabinet (which is hollow). I thought about removing the bottom of the dish cabinet but ultimately I was able to just fish the wire (by following a bundle of other wires) form behind the Power Panel, up the back of the refrigerator compartment across the back of the Microwave compartment and to the monitor panel. I was also able to fish a wire into the basement storage and across to the battery for the 12v monitor.
I got so busy fishing wires I forgot to take photos - but it's pretty obvious once you remove the microwave (4 screws). The only think you might not expect is how easy it is to fish the wire through the small space under the dish cabinet over the sink.
The series of photos in the next post show how I mounted the displays (after a previous attempt documented in one of the threads linked above).
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So here's the display mounting:
First I bought a Wood outlet cover at Lowes:
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I cut the cover using my jig saw clamped in the vise.
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You note that I cut all of the trim out of one opening but only part of the trim from the other:
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Here's what it looks like with the two remotes in place:
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Now you might ask - "how did you mount them?"
On the back I used some scrap aluminum and bolted them with small long bolts as follows:
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Now that did fill the holes you would normally use to attach the plate to the wall but that was easily solved in the next post.
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So in the back of the dish cabinet there are two panels hiding wiring. I think there was room that I could have mounted the two displays below the monitor panel, but as I said above, previous posts by others had commented that the flashing of the displays was distracting. So you can see I mounted the displays inside the cabinet.
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Sorry if the photos are sideways for some of you.

I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out - my electrical system is protected and I can monitor both the 12v and 120v systems in one easy place.
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Guam showed us how to use a simple mail sorter from Office Depot to make a holder for cell phones.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...tml#post391769
He placed the holder next to his charger in the bedroom.
We also have a charger next to the back door so I thought I'd put one there.

These also have 3 sections and that made it stick out a bit too far for my taste - plus since the charger only has 2 ports - I figured 2 "slots" was enough, so I used a dremmel tool with a cutoff disk to cut the last section off.
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Here's the unit on my bench pre cut.
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Now I've cut the last section off - I cut that one mostly because when it's mounted, the cut surface faces the wall.
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And here it is mounted by the charge port, under the edge of the kitchen counter and above the "large" pots and pans drawer.
You'll also notice that I bought some 4 inch charge cables in black so there aren't wires hanging everywhere. These cables have optional ends that will charge either iPhone or Android.
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but no job ever goes perfectly - notice that the Charge port came apart - the metal interior detached from the circuit board and won't stay in. This is unrelated to this project.
I've e-mailed Jayco support to see if they will ship me another - you can't find this type port on the internet (at least I couldn't even with "Deep Google").
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