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Old 10-11-2014, 08:27 AM   #1
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A few pics. First is stainless 5/16" X 3/4" fine thread fasteners for the battery cover. I drilled and tapped the holes in the frame for them. Stainless flat and lock washers as well. Makes it much easier to get to the batteries.



Next is a pic of my new wheels...



Last is my new step. White sand on top with the final coat of paint.



Gotta run. Going camping.

Frank
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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The PL's beginning to work out better for you? Nice wheels.
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Looking good Frank!
Enjoy the trip then post some pics!
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Old 10-12-2014, 04:36 PM   #4
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Looks perfect. Nice work. Proof that when you do it yourself is it better than a paid professional.
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Nice work!
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Gee, thanks for reminding me I still need to build my new step. Nice call on the fine thread bolts. That is a something I often forget but necessary on thin metal (11 gauge) like the frame material of our eggs.
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Looks great Frank!
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:39 PM   #8
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Good for you Frank! Isn't it fun making your trailer uniquely your own Thanks for sharing the pictures
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Old 11-04-2014, 03:05 PM   #9
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A few pics. First is stainless 5/16" X 3/4" fine thread fasteners for the battery cover. I drilled and tapped the holes in the frame for them. Stainless flat and lock washers as well. Makes it much easier to get to the batteries.



Next is a pic of my new wheels...



Last is my new step. White sand on top with the final coat of paint.



Gotta run. Going camping.

Frank
Frank,

I really like your battery modification. Think an average bloke could do it?

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John, which battery mod do ya mean? The box and cover was done at the factory. The cover was mounted like nobody at ParkLiner knows how to level stuff, that's what got me going originally. I like stuff to look good, meaning level. I drilled and tapped for 5/16 fine to level the cover. Using regular bolts sure makes it a lot easier to get at those batteries!

The external posts were a bit more of an effort, but suffice it to say I didn't have to run out and buy anything to mount those. I had the tools and scrap aluminum angle around to do it, plus all the 10 gauge wire I needed.

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I really like your battery modification. Think an average bloke could do it?

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Old 11-04-2014, 03:25 PM   #11
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A few pics. First is stainless 5/16" X 3/4" fine thread fasteners for the battery cover. I drilled and tapped the holes in the frame for them. Stainless flat and lock washers as well. Makes it much easier to get to the batteries.



Next is a pic of my new wheels...



Last is my new step. White sand on top with the final coat of paint.



Gotta run. Going camping.

Frank
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John, which battery mod do ya mean? The box and cover was done at the factory. The cover was mounted like nobody at ParkLiner knows how to level stuff, that's what got me going originally. I like stuff to look good, meaning level. I drilled and tapped for 5/16 fine to level the cover. Using regular bolts sure makes it a lot easier to get at those batteries!

The external posts were a bit more of an effort, but suffice it to say I didn't have to run out and buy anything to mount those. I had the tools and scrap aluminum angle around to do it, plus all the 10 gauge wire I needed.

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Yup, the external posts. Not sure I have the right drill(s) to penetrate the frame.
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Did not penetrate the frame for the posts John, made the holes in some scrap aluminum I had around. Used a big step drill bit I got at Harbor Freight (Titanium Nitride Coated High Speed Steel Step Drill Bit Set 2 Pc) for that. To mount the aluminum angle to the frame, I used a couple of the self tapping metal screws I took out of the battery cover.

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Yup, the external posts. Not sure I have the right drill(s) to penetrate the frame.
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Frank,
You all need to balance those shiny new wheels, will make towing nicer.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:07 AM   #14
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Gee, thanks Jim, but I can assure you, new wheels or new tires, I always get them balanced. Nothing different with these!

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