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Old 08-16-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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A couple of simple mods

I'm still having fun tailoring the ParkLiner to our needs and desires. The latest was quite simple and took only 2 hours to complete, most of which was planning before cutting the 3 holes
I put in a dedicated line ( with an in line 10 amp fuse) from my batteries to a switch, then a Vexilar D-130 digital battery status indicator, and on the same line a Blue Sea dual USB charger socket. I may upgrade the indicator but as I already had this one I thought I would start here, free is good! I ran everything through the switch to minimize the parasitic current draw from these 2 items. Wire routing internally took the most time and required sacrificing a wire coat hanger to fish the lines down the stack to behind the galley. From there it was a simple stuff, tuck, and zip tie to the battery. No exterior holes were necessary as I just repurposed the drain ports already there.
In the not too good pic the circular black dot below the 120 outlet is the USB charger.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:47 PM   #2
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Nice work Sid!

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Thumbs up

looking good Sid.
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Clever idea - making that a switched circuit.
I'm going to remember that trick! Thanks for sharing.
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Nice Job Sid.
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Nice work Sid. Its always nice to see a mod that has been well thought out.
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Thanks everyone.
I have now officially run out of ideas for future mods so I guess I just have to enjoy the darn thing. My problem is I love tinkering with it, perhaps I should pick up a restoration project somewhere.....
In any case, out of curiosity, what is your favorite modification that you have done?
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In any case, out of curiosity, what is your favorite modification that you have done?[/QUOTE]

I'll start this with something off the wall. My favorite mod was to my life. I finally found a mint trailer only 80 miles away instead of 1000
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Hands down my favorite mod was building a frame with supports moved to the ends for the front bunk in my Scamp. It allows use to leave the front buck set up for travel and unrestricted access to the lower bunk area which we use for storage. I need to add some 12V outlets to the Scamp and a battery monitor also, it is only time and money.
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I am tempted to buy and install one of those Blue Sea dual USB charger socket's because I hate keep spending money on the kind that plug into a 12volt outlet and don't last. I have used other Blue Sea products on my boat in the past and they seem to hold up...and it isn't that expensive.

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In any case, out of curiosity, what is your favorite modification that you have done?
Hummm hard to say which modification/addition I have done thats the hands down winner..... there are 4 I would do over and over on every trailer I owned if they didn't already have them.

Adding the adjustable wire shelves to inside cabinets is one that has probable given me the biggest bang for the buck daily. Adding a Fantastic Fan ranks up there as well & is well used every trip - hot or cold outside. But if I was to do it again I would get one with the auto rain closing or a Maxxi Fan. Adding the Maxxi Window vent that allows the rear side windows to stay open in the rain or in hot weather when away from the trailer (no one can crawl through the window even though its open) and the solar power which lets me camp pretty were anywhere without worrying about power are two big improvements that are used most trips as well.

The two I probable spent the most time fussing over and doing to get them just right were the outside 110 plug and a cable TV jack .... hardly use either. Actually in the last 60 days out camping I don't recall having used either of those once.
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I really need to install a sound system that I can plug in my iPod or play pandora through.
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My favorite splurge mod, was installing a Xantrex battery monitor ( link to mod post is here ). It is one of those things eye take a look at daily, at this point, more for the fun of it to see how frugal we can be on battery bank use...it's a game we play.

I say "At this point", because i've done extensive testing of various systems in our PL#35 and i know how much each bulb, pump, and/or switch draws at a given time. After the first full day out i can do a probable projection as to how much draw down will we be at and jot it in my phone's notepad, then check to see how close i was on my guesstimate when we pull out of camp the final day.

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Ok I thought I was done accessorizing my egg but I came across a deal on a tank monitoring system I just couldn't pass up! Vic didn't mind as long a I placed it "out of the site lines" because she didn't want it to look like an airplane cockpit.
We agreed on placement around the left corner of the bathroom door. It's easy access from my side of the dinette. Funny, just like the bed the side you choose the first night remains yours for eternity!
Installation was a breese and took less than 2 hours to complete.
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