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Old 08-10-2019, 11:13 PM   #1401
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I learned a long time ago that a three-year-Old is not the ultimate test of anything.

Trust me, absolutely nothing is “Sailor proof”. I am one, and my career proves I can break anything, software, hardware, whatever...
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:00 PM   #1402
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Ode to the Victron

First full weekend camping trip since installing the Victron. I have to say that having a battery monitor is a total game-changer.

Before: Use tiny amounts of power, one light, no fan and fret about the batteries.Wake up and look at the panel. See it's at 12.2 volts. Stumble outside to hook up the generator. Charge for an arbitrary amount of time, or use an external charger and charge until it says 90% or more or DW says turn the damn thing off.

After: Use lights, fans, stereo, heater, with relative abandon. Wake up in the morning and look at the panel. See it's at 12.1 volts. Pull out the old iPhone and look at the Victron. See that the batteries are at 87%. Make coffee, do the NYT crossword, make breakfast, take a nice walk. Then run the genny for an hour and a half and it's all good.

Conclusion: Battery tables are useless. Data is king.
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Old 08-12-2019, 04:40 PM   #1403
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How long can I expect piles of sawdust and aluminum shavings after each time we travel, particularly by the door under the fire extinguisher? Are the airstream elves still putting the finishing touches on our coach?
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:42 AM   #1404
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No real issues

Started June 1 went through 25 states and 7500 miles and no real issues. The worse in the water tank filling or taking water when connected to city water evert once in awhile. Everything else works.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:26 AM   #1405
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1 - 9 trailers are okay, but they dump all the debris from those into cleverly hidden places in #10 of 10. If you were unlucky enough to get 10th in series, your in for it. Might I suggest a Cordless Dyson or a Dirt Devil kept handy and fully charged.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:04 AM   #1406
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1 - 9 trailers are okay, but they dump all the debris from those into cleverly hidden places in #10 of 10. If you were unlucky enough to get 10th in series, your in for it. Might I suggest a Cordless Dyson or a Dirt Devil kept handy and fully charged.
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Old 08-14-2019, 10:35 AM   #1407
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Nightstand repurposed drawers; platform ready for Mattress Insider pocketed coil variety

Jackknife sofa in. Sits about 2-1/2” taller than ideal, but should work. I would like to upholster or hide the hardware in the door end. I didn’t use kick board so I have some matching fabric.

Toilet is also in. That will be a game changer.

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Old 08-14-2019, 10:46 AM   #1408
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Red face

Inverter in niche under curbside bed as are cutoff switches. Main / battery, converter (opens up the converter feed to the bus bar) to shutoff converter turn breaker off in power center... inverter, solar controller, solar panels. Access to breakers and most fuses is via cargo compartment. I still need to make a protective cover to keep stowed items from causing damage.
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:28 AM   #1409
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It’s a family joke that’s been quoted for decades. A friend of my brother had a ‘49 Mercury with a stick shift. He bought a large plastic dice, then drilled and taped it to serve as a shift knob. My nephew, then 3, started messing with it. Allen said don’t worry about that, he had given it the torture test. Scotty had it off in 10 seconds. True story.
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:08 AM   #1410
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3 year olds have two things going for them. No inhibitions and tremendous curiosity. They also are pretty well coordinated and surprisingly strong by then. They can be awesome on mechanical stuff.
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:29 PM   #1411
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You are progressing quickly!

It looks like you are also running electrical wiring vertically up, judging by the conduit over the exit point on the wall for the 110-volt cable. I’m curious about what’s behind “Curtain Number 1.”
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:02 PM   #1412
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We saw a 2020 23' Globetrotter Twin at our dealer recently and my wife was really intrigued by it, not least by the bathroom layout. With it's more compact size, in many ways it seems like a perfect boondocking trailer for getting into more remote locations. One question we had was regarding the size of the 18 gallon black tank. Does anyone find that to be a hardship?
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:31 PM   #1413
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We saw a 2020 23' Globetrotter Twin at our dealer recently and my wife was really intrigued by it, not least by the bathroom layout. With it's more compact size, in many ways it seems like a perfect boondocking trailer for getting into more remote locations. One question we had was regarding the size of the 18 gallon black tank. Does anyone find that to be a hardship?
Our 23D has an 18 gallon black tank. We can easily go a full week (and have) with that size tank.
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Old 08-15-2019, 04:36 PM   #1414
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We saw a 2020 23' Globetrotter Twin at our dealer recently and my wife was really intrigued by it, not least by the bathroom layout. With it's more compact size, in many ways it seems like a perfect boondocking trailer for getting into more remote locations. One question we had was regarding the size of the 18 gallon black tank. Does anyone find that to be a hardship?
I just completed 12 days of boondocking/dry camping. Drew off some grey water each day into a tub and tossed in the dense shrubs away from the site. Added fresh water 6 gallons at a time. Meanwhile, I hardly made a dent in the black tank. Keep in mind, just me using it. Here's my secret: I have one of those 1/2 gal wide-mouth plastic bottles that water comes in. I have an 'X' marked on the lid to make sure it doesn't get commingled with others I refill with filtered water from home. This particular bottle lives in the bathroom, and is my urinal, that is regularly emptied out in the distant shrubs, same as if I were tent camping and peeing in the brush. I was surprised at how much volume I realized is staying OUT of my black tank You might just have to figure out how to have that bottle around but not within your wife's field of vision. It fits nicely out of view in the corner of the shower :-)
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