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Old 01-29-2016, 08:29 PM   #99
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Hi Laura (not Bill)!

We got 12 inches here, but looking at 60 to 62 degrees this weekend.

Looking forward to seeing those pictures!!!

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Old 03-09-2016, 10:38 AM   #100
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Well, Ziggy is getting ready to take a huge leap forward in progress. Laura just about injured herself this weekend when she spend about four hours scrubbing the outside of the shell to get all of the mold and fiberglass discoloration off that had accumulated for an unknown number of years.


I have ordered a fiberglass restoration product that has good reviews and is supposed to remove the rest of the oxidation from the shell. Then we'll clean and wax for the coming season.


Also, I have ordered the new sliding rear window as well as the Shady Boy awning for Ziggy. Things are heating up around here as the external temperatures climb into a more comfortable range for working outside. I will be picking up the spare tire from the local tire specialists this afternoon and we've completed a seals test on the new Thetford Toilet so that's been installed in the shower closet.


Camping season is just about here and we're gonna be ready! (two words: BRING IT!)
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:53 PM   #101
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Ok, time for the next part of the project but we'll be moving in about six different directions at once over the next three/four weeks so y'all better pay close attention if you want to see what happens. It's gonna get nuts, I'm tellin' ya...
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:12 PM   #102
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Progressive Dynamics Charge Controller PD4045KV

At the recommendation of several people on here I have selected and purchased the subject "Mighty Mini" All In One Charge Controller for AC/DC distribution panel.

I have pulled the kitchen cabinet out, including the sink as well as all the wiring for the water pump. We'll be rewiring those right now here in a minute. Also, we'll be rewiring all the interior lights as well as the porch light.

However, I need a little advice from you wiring wizards, please. From what I can tell, using my very limited understanding of 12v wiring and the little information that I can find online using various resources, all the 12v DC systems are only two wires (black/white) unlike the three wires of AC. Is this right?

If I have properly decoded the existing wiring inside Ziggy, we have one run of 12v DC power direct from the battery all around the perimeter of the cabin for all the interior elements of the 12v system.

To properly install the subject charge controller, I need to run larger gauge leads from the batter to the charge controller and then use the 12v wires provided from inside the controller to feed the various legs of the system.

To begin, I figure on using the existing wiring harness to connect to the lights. Once I have everything back up and running, I can use the old wires as "fish tape" to pull the new wires through behind the elephant skin.

Whadyathink?
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:16 PM   #103
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Everything including the kitchen sink

We've pulled the cabinet from the kitchen and I am planning on replacing the plumbing lines including the kitchen faucet because the existing facet won't allow you to get a pot/pan of any size under the facet. I have already purchased a new facet set as well as the new water lines that will be used to re-plumb the kitchen.

Of course, we're going to loose the water heater for the immediate future, but most of you said that you don't use the shower, that would require hot water, anyway and we can always get hot water from the camp fire or our Sunbeam Hot Shot for small jobs.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:18 PM   #104
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Wash-n-wax please

We'll be using a light duty buffer to remove the hazing and oxidation as part of the Meguiar's Fiberglass Restoration System that should put the shine back on Ziggy! This is gonna be a big job on a tiny trailer/RV.
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:21 PM   #105
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Shady Boy Awning has arrived

After we finish the wash and wax we'll install the new Shady Boy Awning. I unboxed the new awning and I can tell right away that this is a quality product. We're looking forward to getting to use this!
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Old 03-20-2016, 07:24 PM   #106
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Sliding Rear Window

Our new sliding rear window is on order but we're not looking for that to arrive four at least four more weeks, according to Scamp. That'll fit good with our work schedule because we'll be finishing all the other renovations about that time and maybe even have the garden beds cleaned and planted.

Laura has already cleaned and repainted the steel wheels from both side of the trailer/RV so we're moving forward with determination!
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:00 AM   #107
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Electrical Nightmares

We spent over ten hours working on replacing the electrical breaker box installing the Progressive Dynamics 4045 smart charger this weekend and it was a harrowing experience; still not completed.

This unit is notorious for terrible installation instructions and I can confirm that issue. There is one line for the total installation instructions that tells you to basically "install using proper connections." Well, no kidding...

After examining the interior of Ziggy for almost and hour and discussing different potential locations for the new box we decided to mount the smart charger under the front sofa in the center section of the storage area, sacrificing that storage area with the hope of better battery management. I built a installation frame from 2X4s and screwed this new framing to the flooring behind the center access door of the sofa. Well, actually, we removed the sofa for the job to clean the area as well as afford better access to the wiring job that would be required. I've decided to retain the old break box as a junction box under the sink that will feed the A/C as well as the 110 outlet on that side of the cabin.

This job is taking a lot longer that I had anticipated but the results should be excellent. We're updating the plumbing under the sink while we have that cabinet removed as well.

We'll post up picture of the progress of this upgrade as soon as I get the images sorted and resized for online viewing. Spring is in the air and we're gonna be ready to go camping in less that two weeks!
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:06 PM   #108
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Almost completed the Progressive Dynamics Smart Charger installation

Well, I've finished most of the PD4045 installation. The problems we were having were directly relating to my lack of common sense understanding of the missing components of the box as shipped from the manufacturer. This afternoon, at lunch, I went back to Lowe's and bought three more 15amp breakers for the circuits inside the box for the shore power legs of the system.

I have wired the 12v DC circuits and half the cabin lights are working now. I have some 12v wiring issues to complete when I re-install the water pump for the kitchenette and that should complete the 12v system for lights on both sides of the cabin.

I have one circuit installed for the 110v outlets in the cabin and I intend to install another separate circuit for the A/C but I've run out of daylight today so I'll be getting at that step of the project tomorrow. I'll also replace the yellow wire ties with black ties to dress up the installation because the yellow ties look stupid, even if they do the job of holding the wires up & out of the way.

I'm feeling pretty good about this project because I've figured out how to read a multi-meter and have figured out where the problems were with my initial installation, and Laura was instrumental in helping solve he major part of the problem with how I had wired the output of the circuits.

Onward!
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Bill and Laura,

Wow! I felt good about my electrical work on our Casita that involved replacing the propane gas detector, a crimping tool, and connectors! VERY IMPRESSIVE work that you are doing. Looks like Ziggy will be ready to camp soon!

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I'm following along -- I'm especially interested in how your ShadyBoy works out, and how you decide to mount it. I've been eyeing one for our Scamp 16.
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Well, I've finished most of the PD4045 installation. The problems we were having were directly relating to my lack of common sense understanding of the missing components of the box as shipped from the manufacturer. This afternoon, at lunch, I went back to Lowe's and bought three more 15amp breakers for the circuits inside the box for the shore power legs of the system.
Glad you're working the install out. Bob Miller would have had you squared away in no time...he was the PD4045 king.
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Old 03-30-2016, 07:24 AM   #112
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Many thanks

We appreciate your kind comments. Thanks for stopping by and checking on our progress. Dave, Bob Miller was and continues to be instrumental in resolving our issues. I have researched the help he provided others to wrestle this problem to the ground and I credit both Bob and my wife for clarifying the issues that allowed me to complete this task.

I installed the third circuit for the A/C last night and now we're looking at swapping the four pin connector for the seven pin to enable our trailer brakes. I'll be shopping at Keller's RV Supply in Somerset, KY this Saturday to find out if they have the connector in stock.

This electrical job is about half done but I won't be replacing all of the wiring right now. That'll be relegated to the list of ongoing projects. We just want to be ready for camping, SOON.
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