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Category: Tweaking

Personalizing My Little Trailer

Tweaking my Aliner Ascape

The Ascape grew only in the most important areas over the ProLite Suite. The Suite was an excellent way for us to get back into RV’ing after selling our GMC Motorhome. It proved that we were able to go traveling/camping without having to lug a big trailer around. The Suite was basically our Bed on […]

Drawer Gone… Storage area modified.

Removed the slide-out drawer to go back to the conventional space. Also removed the remaining center post in the storage area and replaced it with 1″ square aluminum beam, fastened through the top. Should make for much easier access to storage containers. Might consider a 2-way slide out, but probably not.

First trip in 2014.

Got to test out the mods made last fall. Some good, some not so good. Not so good: The drawer I built turned out too cumbersome in actual use so will be removed before next trip. The good 1: Fridge setup was great. Will be looking to improve it some where fridge gets fed 12V […]

Pseudo Camp-out – Success

Moved the Suite to the backyard to see how power management changes are working out. Have Engel fridge running on AC via converter. Fridge is loaded with a 12-pack. Using the fridge on AC to get the environment closer to real. Fingers crossed that I’ll work as hoped.               […]

Solar finished

I think I have all available roof space covered now. Hopefully it’ll be enough so that I don’t have to add a portable panel. I don’t like the risk of a portable going on a walk-about.               I found some white tape. It’s purpose is strictly ascetics as all […]

28 Watts of Solar added

I wanted to maximize solar without a portable panel so I filled the roof to the max. Still a work-in-progress with reference to tying the wiring in but everything fits and the 2 additional panels are in place. Gives me a possible 70 watts under ideal conditions. Hope to average 50% in actual usage.   […]

Added Xantrex Inverter Power

In preparation for the addition of permanent AC power and also to gain a bit more room to store the Porta-Potty I replaced the door that is used to gain access to under the sink with a piece of panelling held in place by magnetic latches. This allowed for a flat space, without a door […]

Lid closed on new Battery setup

Mounted the 3 inch remote MPPT meter today and while not completely finished with all my wiring I was able to close the lid and put cushions back in their place. The digital volt display is connected directly to the Battery. The backlit meter is connected to the MPPT solar controller and provides information about […]

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