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Old 04-27-2016, 05:11 AM   #813
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Quite welcome. If you get any new photos on that other thread, please let us know here, as several are thinking of making the same 16" upgrade. Thanks.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...de-146508.html
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Old 04-27-2016, 06:21 AM   #814
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Sendel Tire Update:

Local OKC Discount Tire was able to order 3x Black T-03 Rims. Evidently, the silver are out of stock for at least 30 days and I wanted to get this done prior to the Alaska road trip (not to mention it will be significantly less expensive in Oklahoma vs Alaska). I saw a few pictures on the Sendel website but does anyone have any pictures of T-03 black rims on a 20 footer?

First storm day of the year is forecasted for this evening; expecting 4'' hail and 80mph gusts... if you're not in the tornado. Luckily, the 20 is in an enclosed storage unit....
Got mine and the tires through tire rack and they did put on metal stems though they said they could not.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:07 AM   #815
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If you get any new photos on that other thread, please let us know here, as several are thinking of making the same 16" upgrade. Thanks.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f238...de-146508.html
FYI -- Ken has posted photos of his new Sendel wheels with the black accents in the thread above.
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Old 04-28-2016, 04:55 AM   #816
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Does anyone here use a 1000 watt generator to keep the batteries topped off? Seems like the Yamaha 1000i model would just barely do the job, and is available with a tri-fuel conversion AND Yamaha warranty from US Carburetor for $1071.19. The weight savings of about 16 lbs. over the 2000 seems worth it IMO [plus smaller size].

Thanks for any guidance you have.

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Old 04-28-2016, 06:08 AM   #817
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We're hoping to make the trip but expect it may be later than planned to allow for more planning.

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Have a great trip to the coast!

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Old 04-30-2016, 12:52 AM   #818
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Beachside was great and only a few others on the beach.

Good to be back except this...

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Old 04-30-2016, 06:44 AM   #819
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Sorry for the jack troubles. I just checked mine and it is dry as a bone inside, and it rained last night. Maybe the removable bubble level on top does not fit well on everyone's head units? Mine locks in real well. Will get spare fuses and a switch however to add to the back-up box. Thanks for the heads up.

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PS -- I guess the fronts of the two toggle switches could leak in a driving rain, so no harm in a plastic bag I guess.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:00 AM   #820
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Out of curiosity and hopefully not a future need....where do we find our manual jack handle?
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:47 AM   #821
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All that kind of stuff was in a plastic tub under the bed.
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:22 AM   #822
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If you have upgraded your converter to a more efficient converter the 1000 watt generator is not going to cut it. The converter will draw more than the 1000 watts when charging the battery in bulk mode and overload your generator.

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Does anyone here use a 1000 watt generator to keep the batteries topped off? Seems like the Yamaha 1000i model would just barely do the job, and is available with a tri-fuel conversion AND Yamaha warranty from US Carburetor for $1071.19. The weight savings of about 16 lbs. over the 2000 seems worth it IMO [plus smaller size].

Thanks for any guidance you have.

Peter

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:38 AM   #823
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Thanks jpons, yes I figured that. For now, we are planning to use the new FC20 as-is as much as possible, including the converter, batteries, water pump, wheels and tires, and so forth. Time to get this thing on the road again, and do some local and New England road trips.

The next wave of improvements can wait -- 16" wheels/tires, solar electric, converter, batteries, quieter pump. Living that long is part of the equation . . .

The 1000 watt generator will always be a handy tool to own, in addition to our existing older Honda 2000, and the lighter weight and propane as fuel are very attractive for boondocking IMO.

Thanks again for the feedback,

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Old 04-30-2016, 12:52 PM   #824
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Now that we have a 160 Watt panel I no longer bring outer 1k watt gen. But before the panel I took it with us along with a Schumacher car smart charger. I plug in the charger to the gen and charge the batteries directly from the charger. Works great and batteries always topped off.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:56 PM   #825
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Nice plan, plus you end up with a fully charged portable car charger, right? Could you describe how you connect the Schumacher unit to the trailer batteries, and is this a simultaneous operation as you are running the generator? Thanks and sorry if these are dumb questions. "Sparky"
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:51 PM   #826
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Chinook (recently named by my wife) got her new shoes today. Sendel T-03 Black accents and 16'' Michelin LTX M/S2. I think they look better than stock and now Chinook is ready to roll to Ohio then Alaska! Can't wait!!!

Original 15'' Wheels and GYM:



New Sendel T-03 Black Accents and 16'' Michelin LTX M/S2



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