Well I have been busier than a cat covering up
Ive been preparing our rig for Boondock mode! Dont know that Ill ever do it but if the situation comes about I want to be prepared.
So I run a shore connection to the front of the trailer. I had some left over 10/3 600 Volt industrial wire that I used to rewire my water well with. Its already insulated and can be burried underground. So I got to looking and I figured what the heck
, why cant I run it through the frame and make me a front shore connection. Well I did! I didnt document the process to much, its pretty simple run wire and mount plugs. I got the idea from HiHoAgRV and I talked to him breifly at the rally we attended together and he said "Ah its simple, go for it"
Well it wasnt that simple! The hardest part is snaking something through the frame so you can pull the wire through. I finally got that part done after pushig everything I own through the frame trying to get a simple snake to the other end. But I got er done!
This is the results:
I think you get the basic plan, plug my trailer plug in the rear connection which transfers the power supply location to the front of the trailer, then Ill have a generator in the bed of the truck and a jumper (which has been made already) that I will plug in to the front shore connection and then BAM we have power. Perfect for when we are traveling and we are just stopping for the night and dont want to unhook from the trailer to get the generator around to the back of the trailer to hook up.
So after that was done I turned my attention to the fresh water dump valve that has been broken since I bought the trailer. The PO just installed a 3/8 plug into the tank and there was no way to dump the water.
I ordered a valve from ODMRV.com and I have to say, they are very cheap and cheesy valves!
And to top that try to find fitting that are 3/8 inch, I just found out today you cant get that in PEX or PVC.
So this is my contraption I come up with to make it work:
And this is the mess of an access point to do this work:
After putting all this mess together and getting it in place heres the final product:
And the new plate I installed to make things look better:
Now Im not comfortable about the way that cheap valve is hanging out there and I look for it to be broken at some point again! I mean look at this cheap and open design. Ill be thinking of something better in the future.
Now for my biggest score of the week.
Im proud to announce that I am the owner of a Honda eu3000i generator.
My father-in-law had this little jewl stowed away in his shed and I didnt even know it. He has only run it twice in 2 years and said its only got maybe 24 hours on it.
I pulled the rope on it twice and it fired right up.
By the time dinner was over I had talked him right out of it and brought her home with me! So excited! They are so quiet!
PERFECT for us!
We are now ready for our grand adventure to finish up the year in December. Cant wait!