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Old 03-14-2013, 05:23 AM   #253
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I might do that, steve. I would like real metal, but that might be too picky.

This converter install is really annoying me with the crappy instructions.

The a/c side was fine, the dc side is really bogus.

1. There are no provisions to running a hot wire to the "120v hot" bus, to power the wire going to the converter. It also doesn't say if it's supposed to be on a circuit breaker. I'm hoping not, but thinking so. I might have to rearrange circuits then. I already have all 6 in use. *Sigh*

2. It doesn't say what gauge wire to run to the battery. I ordered 8 and 12 gauge marine wire to do it, and now that I consult the chart (great idea to do it after, right?), it looks like I should have 4 gauge for a 14' run. Argggh.

3. It also doesn't say if it should have a circuit breaker by the battery, I would guess it should.

They really need to get better instructions.

I have it temporarily wired so it's running off the pd4045, so I could ditch the boat anchor of the old converter. I'm already liking having all the lights on one switch.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:52 AM   #254
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One of the posters on this board has installed several of the pd4045's. I'd start a new thread and have people walk you through it. No use reinventing the wheel. (plus I'm going to need that info also)LOL.
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PS Cute kitty.

I stole the "battery/convertor" switch out of my old boat anchor convertor before I chucked it. I'm sure I'll find a re-purpose for it down the road. Those heavy switches are pricey.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:22 AM   #256
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I'm actually going to keep mine. I'm going to add some leads and alligator clips to it, and use it as a small 12v power supply for testing things.

I just ordered new tail lights. I'm still on the prowl for a license plate light, and backup lights I like.

These are 38-39 Lincoln Zephyr led tail lights.

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Old 03-14-2013, 12:28 PM   #257
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These are 38-39 Lincoln Zephyr led tail lights.
Cool!

Trust Lincoln to think of LED's years ahead of everyone else!

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I do not think the original's were LED, they are retro-fitted. Cool looking though, I remember the ones with the little blue light in the middle, deemed illegal later on when each state's rules came under the Fed's regulations in the 50's.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:27 PM   #259
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Nice lights, I had picked out something similar, they were generic teardrop lights and I could have also had tear drop side marker lights. I decided not to yet because the side marker lights were like $12 each and I couldn't justify the bucks for something I really don't need. I might change my mind though.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #260
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Well, pd's customer service makes up for what the instructions lack.


The converter 120v wire needs to be on a 15 amp breaker, so I have some residing to do.

The battery wire needs to be rated for full amperage, they won't give size due to liability. So, I just ordered some 4 gauge wire, I'll have to get a breaker, also. *sigh*. Anybody need some 8 gauge?
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:40 PM   #261
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What are you doing about a stove? I pulled the grates, clips, and knobs before I chucked it if you want em?
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What are you doing about a stove? I pulled the grates, clips, and knobs before I chucked it if you want em?
Thanks. I decided to get a new one, one way or the other. I thought about an oven, but it seems like a royal pain to pull off, if it worked, the space would be very tight.

I'm debating between a stainless cooktop, or one of the glass ones. I'm a little lost with the glass ones, is the glass down while you cook, or is it just a cover? Some of them have the burner controls under the glass, which leads me to believe it would have to be up (that and the whole needing oxygen thing).

This is the stainless one I like:

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I didn't like the old (new) faucet, and drilled holes for a new 8" faucet...much better.
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This is the one Scamp uses, it's very nice.

Suburban RV camper Black Cooktop LP Propane Stove 2 Burner 2937ABK Propane New | eBay
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This is the one I bought. I put one of these in my Trillium and it worked fine.

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I'm debating between a stainless cooktop, or one of the glass ones. I'm a little lost with the glass ones, is the glass down while you cook, or is it just a cover? Some of them have the burner controls under the glass, which leads me to believe it would have to be up (that and the whole needing oxygen thing).
There are diesel cooktops which heat through a flush glass surface and vent externally, but not propane as far as I know. The hinged glass top on Dometic's stoves (Smev brand) which are now becoming popular is definitely just a cover which must be open to run a burner.
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Jared, Those sleek glass topped stoves are made in Europe- Smev is the Italian manufacturer, Airstreams use them in the Sport models, the glass lifts up on hinges, use the stove and close, likewise for the sink, you can also get combo sink and stove models. I believe Trillium is using a model with a removable glass top similar to Smev units. Be sure and get the self igniting model though.
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