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Old 03-30-2012, 10:31 AM   #379
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Any comments or opinions on what type of battery to look for?? Our battery will be located under the front bench seat, I have read a little about optimus batteries, it sounds like they do not need to be vented. Any links or ideas would be appreciated.
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Any comments or opinions on what type of battery to look for?? Our battery will be located under the front bench seat, I have read a little about optimus batteries, it sounds like they do not need to be vented. Any links or ideas would be appreciated.
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I absolutely love Optima gel cell batteries.

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Old 03-31-2012, 06:50 AM   #381
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I absolutely love Optima gel cell batteries.

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Thanks Steve, I checked locally for the optima and found a couple stores that handle them, when I checked the first place the batteries had a years worth of dust on them. I am sure they don't move many because of the price but they do have a lot better amp rating. I looked on line at there website and see you can order factory direct with free shipping and the price is about the same and the product would be fresher. Just not sure which one to pick?Optima Batteries - Battery Type, BlueTop
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Time to order the cushions for the front. We went to our upholstery guy's place yesterday, way to many choices to pick from. The sign in the upholstery shop says it all "men ordering fabric cannot do so without a permission slip from there wife"! I think I may stay out of that decision!

Installed a side splash guard by the stove this morning.
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Go for the blue top group 31. They are headquartered in Milwaukee. Take a drive to see them in person.
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Go for the blue top group 31. They are headquartered in Milwaukee. Take a drive to see them in person.
Thanks Top, I ordered the group 31, I would like to go visit them but Milwaukee is about an 11 hour round trip drive for us. So free shipping is good!
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I have used Blue and Yellow top with positive results.

NICE side splash!
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Old 03-31-2012, 07:51 PM   #386
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Plumbing started

Started the plumbing today, mounted the fresh water tank, pump, hooked up main city water inlet and cut the water heater through the side( sure hate cutting holes). I had been scratching my head trying to remember if I kept the wires out of the lower section of wall, I looked through all of the old pictures and could not find a picture of the water heater spot but all ended good No Wires!
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Do you need more than one Optima?

Optima's are the best...had a 6 volt Optima in an old 54 Chevy pickup and it started right up every spring after being stored for the winter.
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Optima's are the best...had a 6 volt Optima in an old 54 Chevy pickup and it started right up every spring after being stored for the winter.
Don, Great to see another 54 Cruiser! I am planning on only needing one 12volt optima, I have always gotten buy on just a basic deep cycle in previous campers and the optima rates much better and I like that I don't have to worry about venting it!
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Last we heard on the news last night was a little rain, good thing Nellie is old and tough!
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More progress every night, got most of the gas hooked up tonight, water heater, stove, frig and I was short one flared tee to be finished. fill the tanks gas will be complete! I ran all gas lines interior under the cabinets, I don't like them mounted under the belly, just to exposed to damage underneath.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:29 PM   #392
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More progress every night, got most of the gas hooked up tonight, water heater, stove, frig and I was short one flared tee to be finished. fill the tanks gas will be complete! I ran all gas lines interior under the cabinets, I don't like them mounted under the belly, just to exposed to damage underneath.
I'm glad to hear that you ran all the gas lines inside. We're going to do that too when we get to that point. Ours are within 4 ft. of each other, so it makes more sense to run one hole & fewer connections. Congrats on a big part of your project finished!
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