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Old 08-05-2018, 06:11 PM   #43
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Centrifugal Fans

Mark - good find. I have a pair on hand for another application..., They're great for a concentrated stream of air.. For cooling the generator compartment a wide wash of air is important so went with a 140mm fan type.
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:58 PM   #44
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DCDC Tow Vehicle Charger for Trailer Bank with Solar MPPT Input

In response to a PM request am posting pics of our charger (could not see how to attach pics on a PM??) The unit is very compact @ 7" x 4.5" x 1.5", has nice marine grade tinned heavy gauge leads, fast bulk charging @ up to 40 amps, & a dedicated MPPT Input for solar. It is made by REDARC, model# BCDC1240D. It will be mounted in the battery/ propane box to be built for the front of the Scamp. As a side note, perhaps someone could chime in here - I do not trust the task of charging our battery bank with the the Factory Converter that came with the Scamp yet - it seems to hang always at 13.7 volts (even with it's internal "charge wizard") I believe the model is a PD9000 something, 2017, am about to call the company though any input is appreciated!
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:14 AM   #45
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Rustproofing

Brought the Scamp to Uncle Bob's Monster Garage for additional rustproofing.... Recoated the inside of the frame rails again w/ 3 cans of Quicksilver Corrosion Guard, a marine rustproofer - drys to a waxy film fairly thick. I used a 9' nylon tube w/ a 5 hole brass tip that was rotated as it was drawn out of each rail. We cooked it for a couple days till it gelled.
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:44 PM   #46
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Storage

Scavenged some storage space in front of the curbside wheel well - I sized the opening to match a stock Scamp door which I'll order from their factory along w/stock hardware. Other closet light switch pics are regarding a recent PM..... They are lighted cause my Ol' memory is starting to fail now HaHa!
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:00 PM   #47
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Solar Panel Cover

Solar panel cover is complete short of a couple coats of paint. It protects the panel while stored on the rear carrier. Made from 1/4" ply overlayed w/fiberglass. The aluminum angle perimeter is rabbetted flush to the finished surface.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:13 PM   #48
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Solar Panel Stand

The cover doubles as the panel's stand. It also serves to identify the correct angle for the panel: If it shadows the panel the angle is too high for optimal performance & the panel is then dropped down to where the sun shines a bit on the inside of the cover.....
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:28 PM   #49
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Anchor

I found this online @ American Earth Anchors (we use smaller versions to spin in with my portable DeWalt for our overhead tarp guy lines) it anchors to the panel with a steel line to keep it from getting knocked by the wind + keeps it from walking away under someone else's power.....
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:37 PM   #50
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Panel Cables

Made up a pair of 10' 8 gauge (I know, over kill) extensions for the panel w/ a waterproof Anderson plug on the end to tie into the charging outlet on the Scamp....
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:43 PM   #51
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Hitch Jack

Another use for that DeWalt drill - welded on a cut off 1/2" stainless bolt to the crank on the front Jack - same head size as our rear Bal jacks - makes setting up & breaking down eazy peazy.
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Old 01-13-2019, 06:52 PM   #52
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Scavenged some storage space in front of the curbside wheel well - I sized the opening to match a stock Scamp door which I'll order from their factory along w/stock hardware. Other closet light switch pics are regarding a recent PM..... They are lighted cause my Ol' memory is starting to fail now HaHa!

I'd love to see a wide angle shot of the overall door installation.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:04 AM   #53
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Dave,


Great work, "You are the Man". Love the idea of the third stop light. Will definitely look into that. Thanks for all your ideas, especially getting under the rat fur.



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Old 01-14-2019, 05:21 PM   #54
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Peg - I can't get a wider angle shot for you in this tiny trailer, but will give you more info if you choose to cut.... My cutout is 10 x 7⅛ w - it was chosen for the factory available door in the pic (11 x 8) - it is narrower than the stock door above because of the GFCI I installed near it that also powers an outside outlet to the left of the door. I initially bored a 3" inspection hole before I made the cut - plenty of room in there was found & nothing in the way of that sized door.
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Old 01-14-2019, 05:44 PM   #55
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Peg - also, I believe you have a fiberglass cabinet - if you use a jigsaw for the cutout pick up a reverse tooth angle blade (it cuts on the downstroke & will be less likely to shatter the gelcoat) & tape off the face. Also your structure will still be strong enough to support the roof after - Though I myself would glue on some stringers on the backside of the cuts cause just takes a few minutes. In the pic is a "Bell" cover for the outside outlet - well made & nice look, also a marine grade lockable w/ a twist 12v outlet made by Marinco.....
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:12 PM   #56
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New toy to hack came in the mail today; a 5000 btu AC unit that will become a portable ducted unit for the Scamp after a few tweaks.... 16" x 16" x 12" & only 40 lbs. Very quiet, though will foam it's insides & will quiet it down even more. Tested it on the Honda 2000 gen & @ 4 ˝ amps in ecomode the Gen was no more than ⅓ throttle - when the compressor kicked in the Gen barely felt it - pretty good capacitor on the AC unit.....
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