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Old 07-26-2018, 03:18 PM   #15
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We tow with a 2017 Outback with the 3.6 - I throw 5 more # in the rear tires when we tow & with the electric brakes (which we had to tweak also) & that flat 6 had no problems w/ the switchbacks up & down @ Skyline Drive. BTW that's am 8# Rainy @ lake Moomaw - make the yummy sound everybody!
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:29 PM   #16
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Great refrigerator mods, i am planning on doing something very similar. I see that you also added a metal cover and insulation to the whole flue? Can you snap a picture of what it looks like near the actually burner area?
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:02 PM   #17
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Gom- the insulation on the tower 1)Limits heat loss allowing a possible lower setting on the thermostat. 2)Isolates the heat from the condenser side of the unit. I have yet to address the lower half of the tower as I am easily distracted....so much to do, so little time! Will get tuit one of these days I'm sure.
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:07 PM   #18
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Gom- the insulation on the tower 1)Limits heat loss allowing a possible lower setting on the thermostat. 2)Isolates the heat from the condenser side of the unit. I have yet to address the lower half of the tower as I am easily distracted....so much to do, so little time! Will get tuit one of these days I'm sure.
Thank you sir. I sure know the feeling, we have a 13 standard and I have a list of ideas a mile long but time is short!
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Old 07-26-2018, 05:01 PM   #19
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Last project post for the night - chopped down new septic pipes & holders to fit under the Scamp. There's a longitudinal frame member that limited the length of the holders to less than 3' to keep them at the same elevation as the axle. Moved the factory stone guard from the front after re-bending it & installed it as a guard for the holders.
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Old 07-27-2018, 08:41 AM   #20
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Thanks for the clarification. I may use some of those ideas.

Really nice work.
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Old 07-27-2018, 10:07 AM   #21
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I'd love to see what you've done with your Scamp. Are you anywhere near Maynard?
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:48 AM   #22
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Peg - a bit south, a couple minutes off exit 3 -495.. more than welcome.....
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:09 PM   #23
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Scamp Frame Grounding

In response to a PM I received am going the describe the double ground noted in a previous post. The Scamp's factory ground is just waiting to fail & grounding exterior points need to be addressed in a more robust way. It is not uncommon depending on your particular electrical schematic & battery bank draw & charging capability to see over 40 amps running through them & even medium sized inverters can draw over 100. At the front of the Scamp frame I have a "Double Ground" that receives the ground from the TV, on the port side just behind the wheel on the inside of the frame is another one that ties directly up to a main ground buss bar under the bed close to the water heater partition wall. The bolts are 1/4" stainless, the surface to ground to is sanded to bright steel, & all items bolted down are coated with dielectric grease, then the assembly gets a prime & 4 coats. The wire in the pic is a bit oversized (6ga) but have lots of rolls of Anchor marine wire from marine work over the years & have a habit of over spec as it rarely hurts. In the pic the bottom wire is the main ground, the loop of wire to the top bolt is insurance ( you're there w/ the drill in your hand & another 10 min means done & forgotten no worries)
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Old 07-27-2018, 04:44 PM   #24
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Interior LED Lighting

Installed low watt LED lighting in the closets near the door - manual switched w/led light on the switch for a visible "On" if door is closed. Added a couple brass marine spots on the left and right after gutting their switches & replacing them with tiny PWM rotary switches (they can dim down low enough to run for over 60,000 hrs off our 240AH bank - a joke w/ my Son when I was setting them up...... The over the counter light was also replaced with a less bulky & less amp squandering than stock slim line marine LED. All the lights are a softer color unlike the old skool 5000K "blue" ones.
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Old 07-27-2018, 05:12 PM   #25
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Exterior LED Lighting

I trashed the factory porch light, purchased a motion sensor LED model & Hacked it w/ additional LEDs & switches. On motion sensing mode it throws a horrid blue 400 lumen unearthly cast of light, on low a soft white 80 lumens, on mid same soft 480 lumens, & on high a bright white 960 lumens - way bright enough for setting up gear... .
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:05 PM   #26
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Exterior LED Lighting

The chrome item above the porch light is a marine stern light receiver. I used the same slim line light used over the interior sink counter to create an articulated (via a rare earth ball magnet assembly) extendable from 2' to 4' cooking light - as we set up a folding grill, camp stove unit to the left of the door. Is around 400 lumens soft white & fairly waterproof. A plus is that it simply plugs in with no wires hanging to deal with.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:20 PM   #27
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Fire Extinguishers

I relocated a pair of water gel extinguishers next to the door using mountain bike water bottle holders. They're a quick reach from the inside & outside at that location. We also have a 4' x 4' (very small package, instantly deployed) sheet of lightweight fiberglass fabric that kills most small fires with no mess (speaking as a welder for many years). We keep the stock powder extinguisher though would only use it in Dire straights as they can sometimes do more damage than addressing a manable fire w/ alternatives. ..
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:26 PM   #28
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Exterior LED Lighting

A safety add on recommended by a Trillium owner at the Spring Fling @ Chocura this spring is a 19 LED 12" x 5/8" stop/running third tail light - easier to see given our low slung tail lights in tight traffic. Also notice the tail lights on my carrier - look a little oversized designwise & had to chop them by a bit to fit the frame, though chose that Optronics model as it had the brightest backup light amperage - a plus on dark rainy nights...
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