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Old 05-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #351
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Hitch Mystery Solved

Reese Dual Cam Hitch.

The pieces for the weight distribution and sway control setup that I got with the trailer didn't work together. A quick trip to the friendly neighborhood hitch place got me squared away.

The grey tensioner item on top of the A frame (far right) was the one that I had. The hitch dude hooked me up with a new heavier duty one (black one).

Also the rods had chains on the end of them. The hitch dude took the chains off and attached "feet".

The golden pipe thing on top of the tensioner is the lever to apply tension to the chains.

Getting them adjusted next. Will be ready to rock.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #352
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Trimetric installed

After a huge rain storm last night (hard lesson learned.. lower the awning in a rainstorm) and everything is good and wet I thought it was a perfect time to fire up the generator and install my Trimetric battery monitor thing that I've had for a while.

Also a picture of the ratnest.
Now I must learn about l'ectronics and what-not.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #353
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OK.. Tip.. if you want your converter to charge your battery, make sure that the converter ground wire is hooked up.. This is more like it..
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:41 PM   #354
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New endcap

I really dreaded this, but it turned out to be pretty simple. Snazzy new ceiling cover where the endcap is missing.

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Old 08-19-2013, 09:36 AM   #355
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Lookin' good Daniel! You going to rivet them all together when you have them all cut out?
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #356
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Yes sir. What I hope to be able to do is that once all of the pieces are tacked up is to drill 1/8 holes and pop rivet the thing together while in place, then, take down and drill out pop rivets one at a time and replace with buck rivets.

Then I want to go ahead and do the rear endcap as well to make the interior skin all the same.

This is getting close to 3 years now on this project. Time does fly!
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Sounds like a lot of work, but it should look gorgeous when you are done. Do you have to cut channels for the electrical wires through the foam?

Looked like there was some wiring, I'm guessing it's the exterior running lights?
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #358
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Yes I had to cut chanels for the romex and for places where the 12V wiring was bundled. These are all the pictures from the beginning until now..
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:20 PM   #359
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Score!

My weekly haunts include local Habitat for Humanity ReStores and Goodwills.

As I am finishing up cutting and fitting aluminum sheets interior skins, and I'm looking for spot type lighting to have around the trailer, I stumbled across these today. Six of them (new in box) for $15 total. Nice heavy duty fixtures that fit into the two-point automotive type bulb connectors. Happy Day!
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Always good to score useful stuff at the right price.
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