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Old 12-09-2016, 10:37 AM   #41
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Here is the wireless transmitter for the camera.
Nice straight shot to the GPS, tucked out of the way and I didn't need to drill holes or anything.
Power comes from backup lamp circuit- I'll add diode and switch so I can active when I want.

More pics to follow.

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Old 12-09-2016, 04:20 PM   #42
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Here is the backup camera.
There was previously a camera mounted in the same spot.

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Old 12-09-2016, 04:28 PM   #43
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Looks just like the one on my ex-2011.
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Old 12-10-2016, 06:24 AM   #44
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That rear camera mount pic reminds me of a mod we did early in 2015. Three little brake lights seemed insufficient on the massive rear end of the Sprinter, so my husband added two more, one on each side of the center original, which greatly improved the visibility:

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BTW, while we're on the subject of mods, did you check to verify that your rig has the turbo-resonator replacement? Very, very important. Here (PDF) is a FAQ.
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Old 12-10-2016, 09:25 AM   #46
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I like your additional brake lamps.
Something I will look into.

I have a turbo resonator eliminator (brought it with me for the trip back when picking it up). But I have not yet installed it.
Nobody locally had the correct 'O' ring, and I wanted to replace it when I installed rather than reuse the 11 year old one.
I need to order it- but too busy goofing off.

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Old 02-07-2017, 02:54 PM   #47
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We've been having loads of fun with the Airstream. I use it a lot for day trips- off road motorcycle riding (I have a Trials motorcycle). It is wonderful to have a warm, dry place to change and hang out after a wet, cold (snowy lately) ride. If really bad- it is nice to hang out before leaving also.

We recently did an overnight to Ocean Shores (WA)- stayed at the RV area at the Casino, almost nobody there and we had a nice spot overlooking the ocean and grasslands before. It was quite cold and ran the furnace etc a lot.
Well...I have also left the Van plugged in while gone to Hawai'i - of course I didn't check the voltage it puts out to charge the house batt. It cooked it. (had to run the generator a couple of time in the night- starting the Van first to get enough power to start it).

I'm replacing the batt and charger.
oh well

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Old 02-07-2017, 04:21 PM   #48
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:51 PM   #49
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Hey Mark, Sorry about your lost coach battery. Good old Airstream gets us everytime. Our 2007/2006 Interstate came with the standard Parallax Power Supply Model 7355. It worked fine except as it only charges at one high setting your battery gets fried if you leave the rig plugged in for a long time. In our case - maybe yours too the battery is buried under the floor behind the left side rear wheel so checking the electrolyte level is a challange - so we never did. We replaced the Les Schwaub deep cycle regular battery a couple of times and thankfully I must have killed the Model 7355 when I had a problem plugged into a bad GFI circuit at my house. The battery was a gonner by then and so replaced it with a new Trojan 27 AGM and went on Amazon for a Progressive Dynamics Intelli-Power 4655RV Converter charger for about $200.

I did the change over today and can report it is a bitch of a job but doable by anyone of medium mechanical skills who does not mind spending hours laying on the floor (it was freezing cold too) groping for tools which always mange to roll out of reach. Anyway it is done and so the new gizmo has a so-called intelligent battery charging feature which adjust charge rate to the level of charge in the battery and comes with a variable frequency flashing green light which relates to the charge rate the battery needs. Hopefully this will solve our dying battery issues and the AGM battery never needs to be looked at so living where it does in a crazy place (thank you Airstream) it will seldom be seen anyway.

Chalk up one more fun experience which those folks in Jackson center Ohio could have saved us from had they designed better. Despite this of course we still love our Interstate and will head south to warmer climes next week
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My coach battery is under the passenger seat- but the same charger as yours.
Since the seat base can be popped of I a few seconds, not much excuse for checking it- but not really an excuse for a power charger.

I'm sick of this very unusual snow and cold!
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Wow- I need to check to see what auto-correct does more closely. That didn't make much sense, even to me!

I don't a good excuse for not checking the battery (very easy access)- but the charger it came with is not very good and Airstream should have used a better one. Of course, I should have checked to see if the charger was any good before leaving it on so long. I have several Battery Tenders floating around, it would have taken a few minutes to use one of those instead.

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Wow- I need to check to see what auto-correct does more closely. That didn't make much sense, even to me!

I don't a good excuse for not checking the battery (very easy access)- but the charger it came with is not very good and Airstream should have used a better one. Of course, I should have checked to see if the charger was any good before leaving it on so long. I have several Battery Tenders floating around, it would have taken a few minutes to use one of those instead.

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The standard converter will destroy a battery in no time. But don't beat yourself up over it. Many of us have Been in your shoes.
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Wow- I need to check to see what auto-correct does more closely. That didn't make much sense, even to me!

I don't have a good excuse for not checking the battery (very easy access)- but the charger it came with is not very good and Airstream should have used a better one. Of course, I should have checked to see if the charger was any good before leaving it on so long. I have several Battery Tenders floating around, it would have taken a few minutes to use one of those instead.

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I installed the upgraded converter section on my Parallax 7355 converter.
This is has a three state battery charging section (including a 'store' mode) and also the fuse panel has LEDs to quickly show a blown fuse. I like that, since it is con the floor.

The web site says 30 minutes, maybe American football minutes...
Ok- maybe on most it would be.
The new fuse panel has a different layout. Airstream uses 2AWG going to the battery, I like the size, but it was sort of a bugger to get it to fit in the new location. I pulled the whole unit out a little, so I could get most slack on the battery + and -
It took some doing, but I got it and all everything is working well.

My replacement house battery should be here tomorrow.

With this unusual cold and snowy weather, I've been having fun doing little things on the Interstate.
I like the new Voltmeter, USB and power outlets (off house) and disconnect.

After the battery, I'll look see if there is room for a swivel (I may have to wait until the Eurovan sells though)


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Upgrading our original Parallax converter to a multi-stage unit was one of the first things we did to our rig, after the original single-stage unit cooked the battery that had been in the rig when we bought it.

Just over a year later, that multi-stage unit almost burned our rig down, via a circuit board failure that Parallax admitted was the fault of their product.

I can't remember whether I ever mentioned this to you, but keep an eye on your system for erratic behavior that might signal the development of a similar problem. This commentless Air Forums thread describes the issue in detail, complete with data.
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Thanks IB
I'll read and certainly watch for issues.

Thanks!

(Sure is a lot of wasted space under the closet, behind the converter)

Edit: I used a different upgrade
http://www.bestconverter.com/Magnete...II_ep_8-1.html

Hopefully it will be reliable.
If not I'll reinstall the original and use a battery tender, which will be more hassle.
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You can access some of that space under the closet by getting under the frig in mine...a good place to tuck soft things like paper towels.


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You may want to add a trimetric battery monitor to help with some of the anxiety that comes with not knowing what your charger is doing. We recently removed ours when we started our lithium battery install. PM if interested.
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...(Sure is a lot of wasted space under the closet, behind the converter)
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It looks like it was put there to take lithium batteries, doesn't it??
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It looks like it was put there to take lithium batteries, doesn't it??
It certainly does!

I can't afford such a conversion now- perhaps at a later date if I require more capacity.
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