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Old 01-27-2016, 03:57 PM   #1
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First things you'd do

Been reading and doing a ton of searches over the last few days trying to education myself more on these things.

Just picked up (well, taking delivery on Friday) of my new 2016 154BH baja TT.

What are some of the first things you would do it to? im looking at doing some 6v batteries and possibly some solar, as i plan to boondock more than anything up here in the mountains of Idaho, MT, and WY.

any advise for a n00b like me?
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:16 PM   #2
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Just a few ideas.
Vent covers
Quiet inverter generator. Lots of folks like the Hondas and Yamahas but the Champions are decent and priced much lower.
Upgraded sewer hose. The factory ones are pretty much junk
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Old 01-27-2016, 05:58 PM   #3
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Get a surge protector from Progressive Industries, a tire pressure monitoring system, reseal all the seams on the roof, buy leveling blocks, find a way to secure the TT when parked and\or unattended, and change all the locks.

That should keep you busy for a while.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:08 PM   #4
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Fairenatic nailed it.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:33 PM   #5
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What do you use to secure yours?
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:38 PM   #6
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Is surge protector more for when you are going to be plugged in or even when running generator?
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What do you use to secure yours?
I have found that tongue locks are pretty much worthless.

You need something like this.

clamp buckle Picture - More Detailed Picture about (Ship from US) Heavy Duty Steel Anti Theft Tyre Claw Boot Wheel Clamp Trailer Lock w/ Keys For Parking Car Truck ATV RV Boot Picture in Tire Pressure Alarm from Amonstar Trading Company | Aliexpress.
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Is surge protector more for when you are going to be plugged in or even when running generator?
Should ONLY be used when plugged in to shore power.
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Thank you! I don't plan to really ever be plugged into shore power as I got this as primarily a boondocking set up.

Think I'm going to do 2, maybe 4, 6v Trojan t125 in series with some solar.
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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.
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