I took the battery off the A-frame. Hitch weight went down to 242, about a 55 lb gain. The 242 was with 2 empty 5 lb propane bottles in place. I added 33 lbs to the battery box, which would be the equivalent of a 100 AH Lithium battery. Hitch weight went to 275 lbs. […]
Personalizing My Little Trailer
The Ascape had, what I thought, excessive bounce. Based on what I learned over at the TNTTT forum I had the wheels balanced and used tire manufacturers load chart to lower my tire PSI to 35 lbs. I also weighed the Ascape. Total weight came in at 2006 lbs. and hitch weight came to 333 […]
I would love to exchange notes and thoughts. The Ascape being the biggest camping type trailer I have towed I’m currently trying to pin down tire pressure and weigh distribution so that I can arrive at my campsite without the contents of cupboards and fridge having been rearranged by bounce/gravity. I’m wondering what other owners […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
Finally got around to replacing the trim. ProLite sent it in a very timely fashion but since I had no travel plans there was no hurry. Installed with a bit of clear Silicone so hopefully can survive the desert heat now.