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Old 01-28-2016, 03:13 PM   #11
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Cekkk; Fairenatic, a Denver boot.

You'd think. And it'll work, but I have to say, while walking to lunch one day in downtown Washington DC I saw a guy who saw one of these on his car. He got down on the ground by it, and I don't think it was more than 45 seconds later the boot was lying in the street and he was pulling out of the parking space.

Anybody know how he did that?






Seems like the little lock-door is easy to pry open and if you have a socket wrench set...........well you got the picture.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:00 PM   #12
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Fairenatic, a Denver boot.

You'd think. And it'll work, but I have to say, while walking to lunch one day in downtown Washington DC I saw a guy who saw one of these on his car. He got down on the ground by it, and I don't think it was more than 45 seconds later the boot was lying in the street and he was pulling out of the parking space.

Anybody know how he did that?

Oops - hijacking.
Could have been a CH751 key or just was not installed properly.
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:04 PM   #13
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I'm looking for a wheel boot like this - problem is that tubular lock that covers the nut to loosen the bolt... tubular locks suck. I own a pick that can open any tubular lock in under 10 seconds, by even a 7 year old kid (I should know, my daughter tested it for me).

Only saving thing would be that you cannot access that nut buried in there without the correct tool; though I'm sure it's pretty easy/common to find. Also, you could just easily drill the lock out.
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For boondocking the list should be....

#1 battery monitor - Figure out what your draw is before you invest in solar and battery banks.
#1.5 Convert all lights to LED
#2 Install solar
#3 Battery bank
#4 Fantastic fan or similar with vent cover

An accumulator tank is nice if you are running off the pump all the time.
A properly set solar charge controller with a monitor will take much better care of your batteries than the onboard converter ever will.
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For boondocking the list should be....

#1 battery monitor - Figure out what your draw is before you invest in solar and battery banks.
#1.5 Convert all lights to LED
#2 Install solar
#3 Battery bank
#4 Fantastic fan or similar with vent cover

An accumulator tank is nice if you are running off the pump all the time.
A properly set solar charge controller with a monitor will take much better care of your batteries than the onboard converter ever will.
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Get a battery monitor or VOM.

Your first trips out you should get a feel for your power consumption habits ( how long can you last on a charged battery array ).

Perhaps camp at a site with power, just stay unplugged, and see how you do. If you drop below your 50% mark, plug in and recharge.

From there, based on what you need the run times to be, either expand the array, or add a calculated solar charge to maintain your smaller batteries

Lots of articles here on JOF on solar and fundamentals of calculating power demand/ supply
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:24 PM   #16
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Took it out for the first time this weekend and it did awesome. is perfect for what we are looking for!

I did upgrade to 2 6v batterys with 270amp hour. it never came off full all weekend.

how difficult is it to wire in a battery display?
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A battery monitor is really easy to hook up. Very basically you hook up the shunt to the negative battery terminal and then everything else that used to be attached to the negative terminal now gets attached to the shunt. Including the trailer ground.

Then there will be 4 wires to hook up to the battery monitor itself so it can monitor voltage and the current going through the shunt.

The only hard part is running wires from the shunt (close to battery) to where you install the monitor.

This is what I would recommend...
TriMetric Model Descriptions, Present and Past | Bogart Engineering

They have install instructions on the site as well. This monitor also works in conjunction with their solar charge controller sc-2030 and is a great combo. I have this combo installed in my trailer and it works great!

Not much detail on the monitor install but here is my solar write-up along with other mods....
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ods-27973.html

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I have the exact same trailer as you sick diesel. Had mine 3 months now let me know if you need any ideas or help with yours. I've made a few posts on upgrades
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thank Moto man, im always open to ideas and suggestions. whatcha got?
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I like the X-Chocks with pad locks for security.

Certainly a fresh water hose and sewer hose. I found the sewer hose supports to be a must have as well.

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