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Category: Tweaking

Personalizing My Little Trailer

Some more weight observations.

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. […]

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.               […]

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