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I know it isn't a toy hauler, but I don't see a travel trailer section, so close enough.

I will post stuff I modify on our trailer here. This is our second little trailer. Last time I made one out of a regular enclosed trailer. This time wife wanted more comfort.

I got them to put 2 6 volt batteries in it from the dealer, but I wanted to add 2 more and an inverter. I bought 2 more Interstate 6 volts and a Xantrex HF1800 Inverter/Charger. I also removed the stock converter and the crappy DC fuse panel. I replaced it with a Blue Sea fuse panel. I mounted the batteries in an atv box I found in scratch dent on Amazon. I found a thick rubber mat at Tractor Supply and cut that into pieces to line the box and space the batteries. I used weatherproof DC Circuit Breakers for the DC going to the inverter as well as the DC going to the fuse panel. (200amp and 100 amp) For AC wiring I used 10/3 cord to run from the back of the trailer to the front basement and back. Probably 40' total. I ran 4 gauge for the DC panel and 0 gauge for the inverter.

Here are some pics

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:thumbup: keep us posted

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Looks good!

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Super Sano!

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Honda 2000 generator is your friend buy for 600 used run 24/7 call it done you will be way ahead

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Honda 2000 generator is your friend buy for 600 used run 24/7 call it done you will be way ahead

I already have an Honda 3000. The point of this all is not not have to run the generator. At this point I should only need to for the a/c and maybe microwave.

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Here are the batteries all done. Thanks to SocalDmax for a few connectors. USPS stole the last few I needed to complete.

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I added a red LED light above the step so I can find the door easier after a long night at the campfire. :)

I did not want to tear into walls to run wiring and a switch, etc so I kind of took an easy way out, but I am happy with the result.

I bought the light from here.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/le...ment/3042/6105/

The switch is a sealed toggle I got at West Marine.

Here is a quick video.

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I swapped out the single step for a double so my weiner dog can get in easier. I also put some carpet on the steps held on by bungees. That way I can remove it easily for driving.

Old step

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New steps

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Then I put in a paper towel holder.

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This trailer did not come with a black tank flush, so I figured now would be a great time to deal with that since the tank has never been used.

I got the Valterra No Fuss Flush nozzle. I drilled a hole and installed it, now just waiting for the silicone to setup so I can add the hose and test it. I know the location is not ideal, but there is really nowhere else to put it unless I go low on the tank which can't be better than where it is now.

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Nice mods!

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This is kind of a silly mod, but it was done for free with stuff I had sitting here.

The stock tail lights on my trailer leave a lot to be desired. They have not much for a reflector and make little use of the large red lense. There was a plastic divider right above the light. This is likely for another added bulb for a blinker or backup in another application. In mine it was just blocking light so I cut it out. Then I used some spray adhesive and aluminum foil and covered the surface behind the bulb. It is not a night and day difference, but I would guess 25-30% better. I have also ordered some much brighter LED's to drop in there, just waiting for them to show up.

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Loaded up ready for the first trip.

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This is kind of a silly mod, but it was done for free with stuff I had sitting here.

The stock tail lights on my trailer leave a lot to be desired. They have not much for a reflector and make little use of the large red lense. There was a plastic divider right above the light. This is likely for another added bulb for a blinker or backup in another application. In mine it was just blocking light so I cut it out. Then I used some spray adhesive and aluminum foil and covered the surface behind the bulb. It is not a night and day difference, but I would guess 25-30% better. I have also ordered some much brighter LED's to drop in there, just waiting for them to show up.

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nice job MacGuyver

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nicely done oldtimer

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So the newest mod I am working on is a larger fresh water tank, and the grey water recycling system from USI RV.  The stock fresh water tank was 20 gallons, and the grey and black are 30 each.  I decided I wanted more fresh water, but with only 30 gallons of grey I either couldn't add too much, or I needed to find a way to move water from grey to black when grey got full first.  That's where the grey water recycling comes in.  It is a system with valves, check valves, and an extra water pump.  It uses the water from the grey tank to flush the toilet, but not before it goes through a big *** filter.  I have about 9 hours into it right now and probably an hour left to make it complete.  Today I mounted the larger tank, filter, new pump and valve.  I just need to wire it up and drill into the grey tank for the feed line.  Here are a few pics, I will get more when I am done.

Original 20 gallon tank under the bed, next to the flip up storage.
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New 50 gallon tank vs old 20 gallon tank.
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New tank in place, barely fits.
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Here are a few more pics.  The system is in and working great.

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filter
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Got a link to the grey water recycle system?  I like the idea, on long trips grey is always the problem and never black (guys go outside)

 

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Great mods, well done.

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Cool stuff!  I would like to learn more about that grey to black recycling system as well.

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I've  thought about doing  something similar  to drain the gray into the black.

 Nicely done. 

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I saw a pretty neat idea for another way to save a bit of water on someone's RV blog.

You know when you're running the water in the shower, waiting to get hot water to come out? Normally that all goes into the grey tank. This guy added a funnel and a hose in his shower that ran back into the vent for the fresh water tanks. So he recycled the cold fresh water straight from the shower nozzle back into the fresh water tank. I'm sure that saved a few gallons every time they took a shower. 

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On 1/4/2017 at 7:30 AM, Urbanity said:

Got a link to the grey water recycle system?  I like the idea, on long trips grey is always the problem and never black (guys go outside)

 

 

On 1/4/2017 at 8:23 AM, Coobie said:

Cool stuff!  I would like to learn more about that grey to black recycling system as well.


Sorry guys, I never get email notifications from this forum.  Here is a link to the kit I used.  All you need extra is another pump.

http://www.usi-rv.com/product.sc?productId=7&categoryId=2

It is a little spendy, and had more stuff than I actually needed, but the time saved hunting for parts made it worth it for me.

 

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On 1/4/2017 at 9:38 AM, socaldmax said:

I saw a pretty neat idea for another way to save a bit of water on someone's RV blog.

You know when you're running the water in the shower, waiting to get hot water to come out? Normally that all goes into the grey tank. This guy added a funnel and a hose in his shower that ran back into the vent for the fresh water tanks. So he recycled the cold fresh water straight from the shower nozzle back into the fresh water tank. I'm sure that saved a few gallons every time they took a shower. 

On of the advantages of a little trailer is that my shower is about a foot from my hot water heater. :bigrin

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