I've made really good progress over the last week - the electrical
system swap is almost complete. I'm waiting on a battery
isolator to arrive to keep the trailer from drawing down the tow vehicles battery
if they are left attached.
New LED interior lights
were installed (one faulty), the new power panel/charger is all wired up, the shore power and external solar
plug are installed, the interior is all back together, I've added a 110V outlet with direct USB charging ports plus a separate 12V USB charging port and even created an onboard water supply using a military Sceptre water can and a submersible 12V pump.
Finding a battery
hold down that was narrow enough for the space available (7-1/2' wide) took three tries and I had to shave a little over a 1/4" off that one to make it fit. I've got a whole box of stuff I removed from the trailer and managed to tuck everything away in some empty space at the forward edge of the closet giving me more interior storage.
The only real issue I still have is converting the fridge
. I may have found a replacement 120V heating element (in England of all places). The local RV repair shop tried to help but got no support from Dometic for a 25 year old fridge
. And of course its an odd size that doesn't correspond to any of the new fridges available today. Reworking the cabinet would be a real pain.