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Old 05-08-2016, 12:47 PM   #3921
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Got to the installers (A&P Vintage Trailer Works) in Paradise, TX around noon today (8 May) and saw new stove and refrigerator in their shipping boxes. No damages.

So can start swap in early morning along with installing new Timken bearing sets and seals while converting to auto-adjust 10" brake system.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:04 AM   #3922
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I don't know about AWCHIEF's generator conversion, but I gotta tell you, today Bruce coached me through the installation of two Genconnex propane conversions for my Honda 2000 and companion unit. I am the least handy person on the planet and after learning everything by mistake on the first one, the second one was less than an hour! Trust me when I tell you, if I can do something like this - ANYONE can!

The Genconnex kit installs inside the case and puts a quick connect propane fitting in where the gas cap used to be. The Genconnex folks built a custom hose set up for me that taps the LP port (low pressure) and taps off to a T fitting that connects with the two gennies.

We also connected them and ran the heat pump in the trailer. No problem! I am so psyched about having this setup with propane! Much better, cleaner and more convenient than gas. Highly recommended!

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Thanks for sharing. What kind of propane usage do you expect - how much propane will the 2 Honda's use in 24 hours?
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:17 PM   #3923
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Not sure the front propane outlet on the Airstream can support two Honda 2000 watt generators. In cooler weather, a 30 pound propane tank is needed for two units because a 20 pound tank can not generate the gas from the liquid propane quick enough in clod weather.

So I have the single tank hose for the 23D and carry the double tank fitting and the spare 30 pound tank and two Hondas for the Classic.

I do not have that usage chart with me, but there is/was a link on the GenConneX website if I remember correctly.

We are ready to finish the install of the refrigerator tomorrow. The Vitrifrigo DP150iL is exactly as tall as the opening for the Dometic that is departing and almost three inches narrower. Strangely enough, the Vitrifrigo has MORE storage than the Dometic. We are wiring the 12Vdc inlet wires directly to an empty fuse space on the regular 12Vdc fuse panel plus connection of the120Vac power cord to a switched outlet with power light in the switch to indicate the outlet is now hot.

The stove is requiring a custom stainless steel frame for the counter opening so we can adequate support for the furnace in the opening plus the support on the bottom of the stove space. We will enclose the rough metal look with a hickory framing that will accent the installation.

Since we have accented with Hickory previously, we are installing two Hickory rails beside the opening to tighten the opening to a cats whicker for the new refrigerator. The wiring conversion was completed along with the tire rotation and swapping to auto-adjusting brake back plates along with full sets of Timken bearings and seals.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:24 PM   #3924
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Thanks for sharing. What kind of propane usage do you expect - how much propane will the 2 Honda's use in 24 hours?

I'm not exactly sure. We don't do tons of boondocking and most places will restrict your usage to a couple hours a couple times a day. The website says to expect 1.6 lb/hr at 1600 watt load, .92 @ 800 and .7 @ 400.
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:29 PM   #3925
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Not sure the front propane outlet on the Airstream can support two Honda 2000 watt generators. In cooler weather, a 30 pound propane tank is needed for to units because a 20 pound tank can not generate the gas from the liquid propane quick enough.

So I have the single tank hose for the 23D and carry the double tank fitting and the spare 30 pound tank and two Hondas for the Classic.

I do not have that usage chart with me, but there is/was a link on the GenConneX website if I remember correctly.

I talked with Gary there about my setup (two 30# tanks, only one of which runs at a time but with crossover regulator) and I sent him a picture of the port. The 2 generators connected (or even 1 solo) would be running off a 30# tank, not a 20#.

When using at home, I have different hoses to run each (solo or together) off a separate 20# tank.

They made a custom hose for my AS setup based on our discussions. We ran both generators (for a short period of time) and ran the heat pump to give it a surge/start and high power run load. All seemed to work perfectly.
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SteveSueMac, did you do the conversion at the shop in Hingham? I could do that if they are open and willing to help me on a Saturday (presumably not Sunday). Or I could just leave my two new Hondas there for a while and pick them up and get a demo when they say that the are ready.
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SteveSueMac, did you do the conversion at the shop in Hingham? I could do that if they are open and willing to help me on a Saturday (presumably not Sunday). Or I could just leave my two new Hondas there for a while and pick them up and get a demo when they say that the are ready.

No - I had a highly qualified and outstanding coach guide me through the process at his shop.

They can do the conversion for you by mail even - but if you're close enough to drop off and pick up that would be cool too!
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Ok, two more goodies. A new kitchen faucet and a towel ring.
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I want a lump building too!

@SteveSueMac - the propane generator thing is great and you will be surprised on the economical usage- at least I was.

I went with a quick connect AFTER manually connecting and reconnecting last summer. Handy dandy!
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Are there any differences in oven sizes?
I saw one of the new ovens over the weekend and it seemed much smaller.
The new one is certainly appealing to the eye.




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That reminds me. I need to buy a mini grease gun for the Blue Ox.

Today I ordered Mcgard lug nuts, Amazon set to deliver on Friday the 13th. The Centramatics should get here tomorrow. Wrenching on Sat.

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The refrigerator installation was completed today and the stove will be done tomorrow. I will measure the oven measurements tomorrow. The stove is narrower and slightly deeper which is a challenge on the narrow body Airstreams as the counters are 22" deep versus 24" deep on the wide body units.

You can see the new stainless steel "U" trim piece we made for the stove counter top opening. We also added a magnetic stainless steel splash guard trimmed with hickory beside the stove and also put that same magnetic stainless steel sheet metal in the door panels of the fridge.

The Vitrifrigo DP-150iL is the same height as the opening in the 23D fridge space but about 3" narrower. We had already done custom Hickory wood work, so have continued with that effect for both the fridge and stove.

We wired the 12Vdc power leads for the freon based Danfoss compressor directly to an unused fuse location in the fuse panel behind the hickory panel below the fridge. Since all the trailer 120Vac power outlets are powered through the Magnum MSH-3012 inverter/converter all the time (meaning both shore power or battery power or generator power, we installed a switch for the fridge outlet (the fridge came with a small inverter to provide 12Vdc to run the compressor whenever the 120Vac outlet is energized and bypass the battery power) with a LED light in it to show when that power switch is on (like on shore power). We do not want to convert 12Vdc to 120Vac and then back to 12Vdc for the fridge when the Magnum is in inverter mode.
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