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Old 01-09-2018, 03:40 PM   #221
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #222
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I used the large door, cut it up, and added some drawers. Also made the front hatch swing down. It kept coming off the hinges..
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:58 PM   #223
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I used the large door, cut it up, and added some drawers. Also made the front hatch swing down. It kept coming off the hinges..
Wow, that is one of the best improvements I've ever seen for a 22FB. Great work!
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:30 PM   #224
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Digging thru Tupperware looking for your clothes was not a good thing. Also I really don't hang many clotes when I go camping. I think I am going to move the Microwave over the refrigerator. TV up to the bed area, and use the Microwave hole for food storage.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:35 PM   #225
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Wow. I don't think I'd have the balls to cut up the door but that looks awesome!

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Old 01-10-2018, 03:17 PM   #226
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I must say you've done a remarkable job of converting the closet area into other options for storage. A couple of questions come to mind:
1. How do you secure the drawers to keep them from coming open during transit?
2. What about quick access to the area under the closet area....water pump, and other fittings etc?
3. That area of the trailer has so many plumbing lines, water inputs, outside showers, etc did you install any kind of "water leak/detection alarms" etc. ?
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:03 AM   #227
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If you look at the top hatch photo the whole unit slides out. It is held in with a couple screws. The drawers have self closing slides that hold them into place. I used the large door that came with it for all the drawer fronts.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:05 AM   #228
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No leak detector. I have to just keep an eye on it!
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:52 AM   #229
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The small make-up mirror that is stock is OK, but we wanted to add more bathroom storage. The IKEA Gunnern is a locking medicine cabinet that installs easily. You will need to reuse the screws that were used to hang the previous mirror as the Gunnern does not come with screws.

I re-used an existing screw hole from the old mirror location and the bottom right mounting hole in the cabinet to locate where to place the cabinet. I then drilled small pilot holes and used the two remaining screws in the top two slots. I then removed the cabinet and applied silicone caulking to the wall to help hold the cabinet in place while travelling (probably not necessary, but I didn't want to just rely on the screws.)

The locking feature is used for keeping the door of the cabinet firmly closed while travelling, however the cabinet would be useful to lock away valuables or meds while camped too.

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In the install photo you will see a hand towel ring that I purchased at Lowes. I used a short stainless steel screw and re-used one of the screw holes from the stock mirror for the top screw and drilled a pilot hole and another stainless steel screw in the bottom hole.


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We put the same medicine cabinet in the bathroom above the tank level meter.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:59 AM   #230
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thisis the roof of our 22fb
you can see 2 of 3 solar panels(2 x 100W). the 3rd(1 x 160w) hangs on a SS hinge above the rear bathroom window

you can also see the wireless weather station.. it comes down when we drive
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thisis the roof of our 22fb

you can see 2 of 3 solar panels(2 x 100W). the 3rd(1 x 160w) hangs on a SS hinge above the rear bathroom window



you can also see the wireless weather station.. it comes down when we drive


We have a 2017 Sport 22 that comes with the solar wiring stock, but no panels on top. Is yours the stock solar wiring? If so, where do you hook up the solar charger inside and where does the solar display go?
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:13 PM   #232
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Hi @Jhess

as we are under 400W, i just use the stick 10ga roof wiring.
no holes were drilled. 3m VHB tape , skaflex 221/252 and EternaBond RSW-4-50 White Roof Seal were used to mount to panel. The 3rd panel has SS piano hinge and rivets above the bathroom window outside
the panels on the roof are Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (Slim Design)

all system power items got under the bed on the road side
we replaced the stock battery with a 100Ah battle born Ion battery. As it does not vent, it is under the bed closer to the center front

here is a schematic and photos showing pre and post deployment
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Hi @Jhess



as we are under 400W, i just use the stick 10ga roof wiring.

no holes were drilled. 3m VHB tape , skaflex 221/252 and EternaBond RSW-4-50 White Roof Seal were used to mount to panel. The 3rd panel has SS piano hinge and rivets above the bathroom window outside

the panels on the roof are Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (Slim Design)



all system power items got under the bed on the road side

we replaced the stock battery with a 100Ah battle born Ion battery. As it does not vent, it is under the bed closer to the center front



here is a schematic and photos showing pre and post deployment


Great info! Is that right next to the water heater compartment? Just trying to understand where it is overall. Iím going to order 2 battle born lithiumís but am planning to put them in a new battery box outside behind the propane canister so we donít lose any storage under the bed.
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hi

i removed the stock DC converter and replaced it with the victron converter /inverter. I placed the victron converter/interter in the space between the water heater and the divider on the road side under the bed. it is BIG and HEAVY

all electronics and wiring were under the bed , road side in the corner.
i placed most of the electronics on a plywood board first and wired it before installing it ( i dont like to work upside down.

the BB battrey was placed under the bed facing foward toward the TV. yes it takes up 1 of 4 storage container spaces.
I made a plywood base and glued 4 pieces on wood strips so the battery would not slide and then placed a strap atop so that it would not flip. I left room for a second BB battery in the future .

All monitoring systems were mounted on a piece of plywood painted white and framed . they were then mounted and wired in my workshop and then mounted atop the fridge. 3M VHB tape holds it firm!

the hardest parts was to run the cable form the bed area to the fridge area.

i ran 2x #6 [4 wire solid copper cable) ( that gives me the AC IN(3 wires) , AC out(3 wires) and DC power(2 wires) from one end of the trailer road side to the other. all the DC wring under the bed is fine grain silicon copper #6 flexible wire in RED and BLACK

i have an automatic 30A power filter under the cabinet left of the fridge. it is next to the whole house high flow water filter

IMHO, you should keep the BB batteries inside and NOT outside. Call BB and they will explain why. the LION do NOT out gas, and they like the moderated inside conditions much better. They are expensive, thus make them last.

Eventually most of my electronics were replaced with Victron parts. The are NOT the least expensive, but they are well made and all talk to each other
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Thank you for the detailed info. I just replaced my stock converter with a progressive dynamics one that supports lithium charging profile but thatís all Iíve done. I will call BB about inside vs outside. I wasnít concerned about gassing but just didnít want to lose the storage space. I wonder if the golf cart form factor version would take up less floor space under the bed. I did buy a new battery box for outside but havenít installed it yet.
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hi



i removed the stock DC converter and replaced it with the victron converter /inverter. I placed the victron converter/interter in the space between the water heater and the divider on the road side under the bed. it is BIG and HEAVY



all electronics and wiring were under the bed , road side in the corner.

i placed most of the electronics on a plywood board first and wired it before installing it ( i dont like to work upside down.



the BB battrey was placed under the bed facing foward toward the TV. yes it takes up 1 of 4 storage container spaces.

I made a plywood base and glued 4 pieces on wood strips so the battery would not slide and then placed a strap atop so that it would not flip. I left room for a second BB battery in the future .



All monitoring systems were mounted on a piece of plywood painted white and framed . they were then mounted and wired in my workshop and then mounted atop the fridge. 3M VHB tape holds it firm!



the hardest parts was to run the cable form the bed area to the fridge area.



i ran 2x #6 [4 wire solid copper cable) ( that gives me the AC IN(3 wires) , AC out(3 wires) and DC power(2 wires) from one end of the trailer road side to the other. all the DC wring under the bed is fine grain silicon copper #6 flexible wire in RED and BLACK



i have an automatic 30A power filter under the cabinet left of the fridge. it is next to the whole house high flow water filter



IMHO, you should keep the BB batteries inside and NOT outside. Call BB and they will explain why. the LION do NOT out gas, and they like the moderated inside conditions much better. They are expensive, thus make them last.



Eventually most of my electronics were replaced with Victron parts. The are NOT the least expensive, but they are well made and all talk to each other


Also itíd be great if you have a photo of the battery install. If thereís enough clearance I might be able to stand the normal (non-golf cart) BBs on end so that I lose less storage space.
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Wow! Is that big blue thing the converter inverter? Huge! Seems like that is where the hot water tank normally goes so Iím a bit puzzled.
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here are a few more annotated shots.

The victron converter/inverter is LARGE and Heavy
it can even run the AirCon for as long as the battery and solar have energy left output capacity off battery in inverter mode is
3000W, 50 A

in my case, i don't want it to run the AirCon when in inverter mode, thus connect the AirCon to the units AC 2 outlet i.e flow through when on shore poer, off when in inverter mode.

the AC 1 out get full 3KW upto 50A when in inverter mode

the "best" spot to place it was the area in-between the HW heater and the under bed vertical partition. The unit is too tall , thus i had to lay it on its side. All the other power item are in the corner where the wires come into the trailer. The only loss is 25 of the under bed storage area as that is where #1 BB Lion is, awaiting for #2 in summer 2109

the curb side was untouched except for adding LED strip lighting. Now we have led strip lighting in all storage areas, including under the lounge and where we store our shoes by the front door

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here are a few more annotated shots.



The victron converter/inverter is LARGE and Heavy

it can even run the AirCon for as long as the battery and solar have energy left output capacity off battery in inverter mode is

3000W, 50 A



in my case, i don't want it to run the AirCon when in inverter mode, thus connect the AirCon to the units AC 2 outlet i.e flow through when on shore poer, off when in inverter mode.



the AC 1 out get full 3KW upto 50A when in inverter mode



the "best" spot to place it was the area in-between the HW heater and the under bed vertical partition. The unit is too tall , thus i had to lay it on its side. All the other power item are in the corner where the wires come into the trailer. The only loss is 25 of the under bed storage area as that is where #1 BB Lion is, awaiting for #2 in summer 2109



the curb side was untouched except for adding LED strip lighting. Now we have led strip lighting in all storage areas, including under the lounge and where we store our shoes by the front door



here are more photos


Very cool stuff. Question: what did you do about wires remaining outside like the 2 heavy gauge battery wires and in my case electric trailer jack and Zamp solar port? Maybe run new wire pairs inside, or a weatherproof junction box?
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