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Old 10-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #221
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Brian- I see in your photos that you have a multi-plug adapter in your 120v outlet.

On my unit the living room TV 120v outlet is a double and the inverter outlet is a single. In the bedroom, the 120v is single and the inverter is a double.

I thought that the 120v outlets would be doubles and the inverters single- that seemed to make some sense. But looking your photos, maybe it's just whichever receptacle they happen to grab when installing.

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Ours came factory with a similar extending tv arm, I wonder why they stopped that. Rough roadways will challenge its lock and we've had it pop loose a couple times and swing out from the wall (maybe that's why they stopped it). So I back it up by hooking a good bungee around the whole thing.
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:33 PM   #223
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A lot of the electrical parts in our trailer were as inexpensive as possible and would not meet NEC specs for a house. They are designed for non-electricians to install quickly on the assembly line.

We converted all outlets to Hubbell brand GFI outlets rated 20 amps since the Romex electric cable was #12 wire. We installed a switched outlet for each of the televisions so power could be turned off for the instant on feature when on batteries.

Our solar power conversion has all outlets powered by the batteries when not on shore power.

The mounting plate with the wood spacer Brian installed looks like what the factory put behind the dinette television in our Classic.
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That wooden spacer was there for the factory set-up. I did not install that. I just used it to attach my bracket.

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Old 10-30-2014, 03:50 PM   #225
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Brian- I see in your photos that you have a multi-plug adapter in your 120v outlet.

On my unit the living room TV 120v outlet is a double and the inverter outlet is a single. In the bedroom, the 120v is single and the inverter is a double.

I thought that the 120v outlets would be doubles and the inverters single- that seemed to make some sense. But looking your photos, maybe it's just whichever receptacle they happen to grab when installing.

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I don't get it either on the double outlet vs. single. I'm sure that using the single net Airstream an additional 25 cents of profit on each trailer.

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Old 10-30-2014, 04:10 PM   #226
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The FedEx truck just left. Lucy's new tires and wheels are here! I've unpacked them for inspection and a photo op. Now all I need is for the Centramatics to get here.

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Old 10-30-2014, 04:27 PM   #227
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You convinced me...I am going to install Centramatics on mine over the winter.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:15 PM   #228
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New Lucy is getting new shoes! She is looking so pretty. Take her picture when she gets them on.

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Ours came factory with a similar extending tv arm, I wonder why they stopped that. Rough roadways will challenge its lock and we've had it pop loose a couple times and swing out from the wall (maybe that's why they stopped it). So I back it up by hooking a good bungee around the whole thing.
Ours is just the opposite, it won't open no matter how hard I pull on the release.


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Old 10-31-2014, 07:06 AM   #230
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Ours came factory with a similar extending tv arm, I wonder why they stopped that. Rough roadways will challenge its lock and we've had it pop loose a couple times and swing out from the wall (maybe that's why they stopped it). So I back it up by hooking a good bungee around the whole thing.
Airstream did not drop the idea of an articulating television arm completely as the television in Lucy's bedroom is mounted with a swing-out arm.

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Since my Cenramatics won't be here until Monday, we decided to go ahead and get the new spare up under Lucy's belly. We pretty easily removed the the OEM 15" spare. The new 16" spare wasn't going to go into the rack until I bent out the little holding rods. The rods were not easy to bend while the rack was still mounted to the Airstream. I decided to remove the rack and do it on the driveway.

I removed the two bolts that attach the rack to Lucy's frame. Once on the driveway, it was easy to bend the rods with a piece of pipe. We reinstalled the rack and the new 16" spare slid right in.

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Old 10-31-2014, 10:13 PM   #232
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Ours is just the opposite, it won't open no matter how hard I pull on the release.


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Gary, that tv arm is a close tolerance when closed, the arms rub each other every time so I can see it might jam. Try to lift the tv as you pull on the release and pull it out.
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I got Lucy's new television mount this morning and have installed it. It seems to work very well and gives me access to the back of the television. I also like being able to turn the television slightly toward the door. The television now sits about 2" further out from the wall, but that does not present a problem.
I was planning on doing that very same thing. Which model/brand articulating mount did you use?
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The mount that I installed is the Mount-it MI-407. I got it from Amazon. The cost was $24.99 on Amazon Prime. It installed easily and seems to hold Lucy's Samsung 28" television securely. This mount allows easy movement of the television. Lucy's HDMI cord that comes out of the wall to interface the Television with the Blue Ray player in the overhead cabinet is too short to allow full movement. I have ordered a double female HDMI adapter to extend this cord. I have temporarily disconnected the cord.

I am still working on a method to secure the mount while Lucy is underway.

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Lucy's new 16" tires and wheels are now installed. The Centramatic balancers came this morning. SuEllyn and I mounted them this afternoon. The whole process took a little over an hour.

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Now that Lucy's 16" tire/wheel project is complete, it is time to move on to the next improvement. We have a Voyager wireless rear view camera. I have decided to install it in New Lucy on the inside at the center of the rear window.

Now I have to figure out how and where to mount it and how to power it. I will start in the morning.

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We mounted our Voyager camera centered above the rear window and took power from one of the rear roof locker lights. We get excellent video reception with their receiver/display mounted on the dash of the truck without an external antenna.
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Lucy's new shoes sure look great.

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I considered mounting the Voyager camera above Lucy's rear window. I nixed the area below the Airstream lettering as we plan to add a rear awning in the spring. The area above the lettering is also a problem. It would interfere with application of our WBCCI big red numbers. That is why I am considering trying it inside, mounted to the bottom of the overhead cabinet over the dinette table. I am going to power the camera from a 12 volt source inside the cabinet. I will mount the camera without the attached antenna. I will wire the camera to a high gain antenna concealed in the cabinet. I have run a test with the camera in this position. I can see the window screen, but objects behind the trailer are still very discernible.

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Dumb Question......what do the Centramatics do?
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