I’ll keep this one at the top and will try to keep it updated with summaries of my tweaks.
Filling in descriptions is done on a time available basis. Come back occasionally if my babbling is of interest to you.
Early on I knew I would want to add 12 Volt outlets USB charging, etc. I also did not want to have to rely on shore power to enjoy my Ascape. Minimum invasion to existing electrics was a priority. I tapped into a 30 amp circuit at bottom fuse location in the main panel. I can’t recall if I repurposed the fuse are if it was an unused one just waiting for me.
Additional wiring was #12 stranded pair and each run is properly fused, depending what it is. There are separate runs for USB charger, TV, etc.
The new runs are tie-wrapped to existing wiring bundles.
I used crimp-on connections and plugs so that should a device need to be changed it’ll be easy to do.
I did not use any of the press-on/fold-over connections. I don’t trust them. Just personal preference.
One of my first additions was to get 12 Volts to the outside. I gained access by taking the panels off next to the heating thermostat.
While I had that panel removed I also added a 12 Volt and USB charger outlet.
Were I to do it again I might consider installing in the cover itself so as to get it closer to outside wall. It’s a pretty skinny cover so a metal replacement might be warranted.
At home the trailer is usually plugged in to an outlet that’s part of my home automation. The plug is only powered about 3 weeks and then off for a week.
So as to reduce staring on the shore power plug I use this angled one. Since I don’t need power for AC I only use and travel with a 15 amp cord.
Sound bar removed as it needed 110 power. Same for original TV.
TV was replaced with a 19 inch, 12 Volt TV/DVD combination.
We found the 19 inch size to be more suitable for watching while in bed.
I had a 12 Volt amplifier installed with 2 x 2 inch speakers but found that sound direct from TV suited us just fine.
Hold up hinges are installed all-around. Details here.
I left original 110 outlet and 12 volt too.
I added 12 volt outlets above the original and also behind the TV/DVD combo.
I can’t recall which AC outlets are original or added. I do recall however that sourcing the outlets was a bit of a pain until I hit on the correct description.
Roof air was removed and replaced with a MaxxAir fan.
12 Volt fan fits us much better than AC.
One of the nicer, but harder mods was to convert the exterior light to a 3-way so that it could be turned on/off from inside, before opening the door to strangers. Of course there are no strangers in the camping world but it’s still very convenient.
The TireMinder is specifically for RV/Trailers. The kit includes a repeater that I mounted on the A-frame so that it would be between sensor/transmitter and receiver that I place on the centre console of my Volvo.