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Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:52 pm

I love the smell of Bounce sheets and peppermint in the Spring! Uncovered the TT, opened it up, and moved into it's driveway location. Not even the slightest sign of mice, bugs, ants, or any other intrusion! Some will say that the mice will make nests out of the dryer sheets, but since we've been putting the Bounce, the pepperment soaked cottonballs, the dehumidifying crystals, and the ant traps in every Fall, we haven't had a bit of problem! I reinstalled my duel 6-volt golfcart batteries, and they seem to be charging fine. Now back out to flush-out the pink-stuff and fire-up the propane system.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:22 pm

One of the reasons I love spring.....getting the TT ready to go. :)

What type of batteries are you using? I've been hearing a lot lately about using dual golf-cart batteries....more amp/hour than a 12v.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Ontariofarmer on Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:39 pm

Two 6 volt batteries hooked up to make 12 volts will be stronger. I'm going one better than that and getting 2 large tractor batteries and that should give me all the power I should need for a weekend, just in case there isn't any hydro available.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:54 pm

Post your results with the tracker batteries.
I often dry-camp (many scouting activities keep me busy), so often don't have any shore power available.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby imollison on Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:14 pm

Hey Patrick,

That is also one of the reasons that I have a generator I can take with me......mind you, I am not allowed to take my trailer to scouting events...... :geek:
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:15 pm

pwall wrote:What type of batteries are you using? I've been hearing a lot lately about using dual golf-cart batteries....more amp/hour than a 12v.


They are wet-cell 6v. golfcart batteries that I picked-up at Sam's Club last season. I took them out of the TT last October, put them on a board in my basement (NEVER store a battery on a concrete floor - a sure way to kill it), put them back in today, figuring that I'd charge them in-place, and they were strong enough to run the tongue-jack and the slide, with no problem! They hold a charge well, throughout a long weekend of dry-camping.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:55 pm

I'll definitely have to look into that.....I've run the on-board batteries empty before while dry-camping.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:56 pm

imollison wrote:Hey Patrick,

That is also one of the reasons that I have a generator I can take with me......mind you, I am not allowed to take my trailer to scouting events...... :geek:

Hmmm.....you just don't know the right people to talk to. :D
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:12 pm

Fire Instructor wrote:(NEVER store a battery on a concrete floor - a sure way to kill it)


Sorry Fire Instructor, but I see that this one still refuses to die. Check here: http://www.batteries-faq.com/activekb/questions.php?questionid=3, it's Interstate Battery's website. Batteries are fine on concrete, but don't leave it there, or anywhere else, for too long without charging.
I keep my twin US145's in the garage over the winter and give them a freshening charge about every 6 weeks. They"re still there since it doesn't look anything like camping season around here right now.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:21 pm

Mike in Calgary wrote:
Fire Instructor wrote:(NEVER store a battery on a concrete floor - a sure way to kill it)


Sorry Fire Instructor, but I see that this one still refuses to die. Check here: http://www.batteries-faq.com/activekb/questions.php?questionid=3, it's Interstate Battery's website. Batteries are fine on concrete, but don't leave it there, or anywhere else, for too long without charging.

Hmmm... never knew that. Did a bit of reading myself, and found that you are correct. I guess I was taught that long ago, and just always believed it. We have an expression that we use when teaching firefighters: "Make every day a learning day!" Thanks for helping with my daily learning!
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby mikhen on Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:41 am

I just read an article about the chargers in most RV's. It seems most are cheapo chargers, and do not have an automatic shut off when the battery is fully charged, causing the batteries to cook. Well, this spring, when checking out the C, my batteries were cooked. I leave them in all winter with the C plugged in. I ran tests on the batteries, they are fine. Then I read the article, and think maybe it's true. Anyone ever hear this before?
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:27 am

mikhen wrote:I just read an article about the chargers in most RV's. It seems most are cheapo chargers, and do not have an automatic shut off when the battery is fully charged, causing the batteries to cook. Well, this spring, when checking out the C, my batteries were cooked. I leave them in all winter with the C plugged in. I ran tests on the batteries, they are fine. Then I read the article, and think maybe it's true. Anyone ever hear this before?

The inverter on my previous HTT (a Jayco) had an "optional" plug-in module, about the size of a small box of stick-matches with a telephone jack-like plug, that controlled the charging and kept it from overcharging by making it a "floating charge" unit. The module cost about $30, and I had to order it from a company that specialized in solar power hardware in So. California. I haven't seen similar for the inverter unit that's in my Rockwood TT, but then again, I haven't looked very hard, either.... Good task for some late-night web surfing.....
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:36 am

I was just reading an RV magazine this past week about the charing circuits in RV's.
I'm going to check mine once it's back from the repair shop for it's new fridge.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby imollison on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:30 pm

Went out and checked the trailer today and found nothing living in it....so was happy about that. Tried the lights and found the battey was as dead as a door nail. Had turned off the main breaker on the fuse panel hoping it would help.....Nothing. So brought it home and got it on the trickle charger. Reading good now. Hoping the battery is not toast....price on the old one is $125.00 plus taxes (that is weekend of camping). Starting to really get the itch to bring the baby home for the summer.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:43 pm

always best to disconnect the battery during extended periods of downtime. There will generally always be a draw somewhere, often time the gas leakage detector.
i installed a battery cutoff switch so I can disconnect the battery(s) anytime required.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Zinger on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:44 pm

Got ours summerized and inspected last week almost ready to go Rich how mich were the 6v batteries? I have 2 big 12v works ok
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:51 pm

Zinger wrote:how mich were the 6v batteries?

As I recall, less than $85 each, plus I needed to buy a pair of hold-downs, and a cable to connect them in series. I installed them in the truck-bed tool box that I got from Lowes, which replaced my single battery-box. The entire battery project cost me less than $200, and that includes a water-resistant air vent that installed in the toolbox, so that no fumes build-up inside.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 pm

Fire Instructor wrote:The inverter on my previous HTT (a Jayco) had an "optional" plug-in module, about the size of a small box of stick-matches with a telephone jack-like plug, that controlled the charging and kept it from overcharging by making it a "floating charge" unit. The module cost about $30, and I had to order it from a company that specialized in solar power hardware in So. California. I haven't seen similar for the inverter unit that's in my Rockwood TT, but then again, I haven't looked very hard, either.... Good task for some late-night web surfing.....

I checked my Rockwood materials tonight, and the Rockwood has a WFCO inverter, which according to their literature has a fully automatic control that works through Absorption Mode, Bulk Mode, and Float Mode. My Jayco had an IOTA Engineering converter, which was single mode, unless you bought the "optional"plug-in module. I guess this means that I'm good to go, with no additional modifications!
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:08 pm

I'll certainly have to check mine when I get my trailer back after getting a new fridge installed.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Zinger on Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:51 pm

How about pics FI
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:16 pm

Zinger wrote:How about pics FI

Packing for 10-days in Indy. Leave Friday. Home the day before I start your class. I'll try to get some pics posted after I get back. I've done a BUNCH of mods on this TT that I'm pretty proud of, so I should post an album somewhere.

1) Front truck storage box to replace battery box.
2) Peg-board in outside storage compartment (front wall of TT) to hang tools.
3) Rear bumber storage box for gray & black drain hoses.
4) Pressure Pro Tire Monitoring System
5) Inside wine bottle racks.
6) Inside hanging wine glass rack.
7) Shelves and drawers in numerous closets.
8) Built-in vacuum system.
9) Inside mount for Serius Sattelite adio to play through stereo system.
10) Flat screen TV and DVD player in bedroom.
11) Weather Alert radio added.
12) Shelves in bathroom undersink cabinet.
13) Shoe rack for 10 pr. shoes in bathroom.
14) Real towel-bars for full-size towels.
15) "Squirt" hose for rinsing toilet bowl.
16) Oxynetics showerhead added.
17) Created underbed storage area in designed "dead" space.
18) Storage tray behind couch.
19) Rack in outside storage area for holding flagpoles, broom, other long objects.
20) Black tank Tornado Flush added.
21) Bug covers on propane appliance vents.
22) Shelves and drawers in outside storage compartment in slide-out.
22) Awning bows.
23) Thumb latches on outside cabinets that came ffrom the factory with just key-locks.
24) Dri-Deck in all outside compartments.

and so many more.....

So which one's do you want pics of??? ;^)
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby catmom on Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:04 am

Wow - pick & choose, as all pics would be interesting. :)

We're gonna have to try the peppermint oil next winter; had mice in the TT, first time ever, this year. :( Not TOO much to clean up, but still a pain.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Little Kopit on Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:46 am

Have you tried bounce sheets?

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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:40 pm

Little Kopit wrote:Have you tried bounce sheets?


I'm told that it ONLY works with Bounce sheets. The imitations / store brands aren't the same chemical composition, so they aren't effetive in stopping mice. Funny thing is that even after being in the TT all season, they still work as anti-static sheets in the dryer! So the wife gathers them all-up after we open the TT, and uses them in the laundry room!
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby imollison on Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:34 pm

Soooo....went to the RV dealer to look at the battery that had died. Had it on my own battery charger and it was up to 12.4V......waited 8 days and it was down to 11.9V.....not what I call good......dealer tested it and said it was alright. Hook it up to the trailer shore line and it will recharge itself in a few days. I asked about the big drop in voltage and I was told it was normal for a battery to drop in voltage. Mind you later in the same conversation he said that anything under 12.4V is not right......so will drop it into the trailer and when I bring the 5-er home will be what happens.....

Any thougths on what I was told???? :?: :?:
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:50 am

Sounds like a dead battery to me....after 8 days, the battery is down to 40%. That's aint right.
I have a specific gravity testor is you want to try.

State of Charge 12 Volt battery
100% 12.7
90% 12.5
80% 12.4
70% 12.3
60% 12.2
50% 12.0
40% 11.9
30% 11.75
20% 11.58
10% 11.31
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby imollison on Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:50 pm

Just hooked up the volt meter and it is sitting at 12.04V....little hgher than 2 days ago, but still well below what I consider normal. But according to the RV tech service advisor there is nothing wrong with it. If you can bring the tester Wed night that would be appreciated.
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Unread postby pwall on Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:47 pm

Will do.
I assume you have a deep-cycle battery charger ?
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Zinger on Tue May 04, 2010 8:45 pm

Fire Instructor wrote:
Zinger wrote:How about pics FI

Packing for 10-days in Indy. Leave Friday. Home the day before I start your class. I'll try to get some pics posted after I get back. I've done a BUNCH of mods on this TT that I'm pretty proud of, so I should post an album somewhere.

1) Front truck storage box to replace battery box.
2) Peg-board in outside storage compartment (front wall of TT) to hang tools.
3) Rear bumber storage box for gray & black drain hoses.
4) Pressure Pro Tire Monitoring System
5) Inside wine bottle racks.
6) Inside hanging wine glass rack.
7) Shelves and drawers in numerous closets.
8) Built-in vacuum system.
9) Inside mount for Serius Sattelite adio to play through stereo system.
10) Flat screen TV and DVD player in bedroom.
11) Weather Alert radio added.
12) Shelves in bathroom undersink cabinet.
13) Shoe rack for 10 pr. shoes in bathroom.
14) Real towel-bars for full-size towels.
15) "Squirt" hose for rinsing toilet bowl.
16) Oxynetics showerhead added.
17) Created underbed storage area in designed "dead" space.
18) Storage tray behind couch.
19) Rack in outside storage area for holding flagpoles, broom, other long objects.
20) Black tank Tornado Flush added.
21) Bug covers on propane appliance vents.
22) Shelves and drawers in outside storage compartment in slide-out.
22) Awning bows.
23) Thumb latches on outside cabinets that came ffrom the factory with just key-locks.
24) Dri-Deck in all outside compartments.

and so many more.....

So which one's do you want pics of??? ;^)

All of them of course!!! how do you like the shower head?
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Wed May 05, 2010 9:09 am

We love the shower head. So much better than the factory original. Found it on-line at a whole lot less $$$ than CW wanted for it, too.
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Wed May 05, 2010 9:44 am

Is this the shower-head you're talking about:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/it ... hite/38321

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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Sun May 09, 2010 11:28 pm

More progress this weekend... Amoungt a bunch of OTHER stuff accomplished this weekend - dropped and cut-up four trees, trim work on a interior remodeling in the stick-house, working my second job all-day Saturday, visiting Mom, and taking wife to dinner for Mothers Day, I actually got a bit more done on the trailer! Flushed the water system completely and filled the water tank for upcoming shift, installed new water filter cartridge, bled and tested all propane fired appliances - stove, furnace, fridge, and water heater, new batteries in smoke and CO detectors, tested stereo, TV, DVD player, One step closer to Memorial Day Weekend!
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Mon May 10, 2010 9:33 am

You're ahead of me....my TT has been home for over a week and I haven't had the time to finish getting it ready for the long weekend. :(
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Limey on Mon May 10, 2010 12:24 pm

Fire Instructor wrote:More progress this weekend... Amoungt a bunch of OTHER stuff accomplished this weekend - dropped and cut-up four trees, trim work on a interior remodeling in the stick-house, working my second job all-day Saturday, visiting Mom, and taking wife to dinner for Mothers Day, I actually got a bit more done on the trailer! Flushed the water system completely and filled the water tank for upcoming shift, installed new water filter cartridge, bled and tested all propane fired appliances - stove, furnace, fridge, and water heater, new batteries in smoke and CO detectors, tested stereo, TV, DVD player, One step closer to Memorial Day Weekend!


Pretty quiet weekend, overall then? LOL

I worked on the 5er and the boat too - dewinterized them both. Getting ready for Memorial Weekend, but as I am leaving for Alaska on Friday, thought I'd better get it done this weekend. Of course, now they forecast up to a foot of snow Wed/Thurs, but at least the min forecast temp over that period is supposed to only drop to 30, so I am not too worried! :shock:
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Zinger on Tue May 11, 2010 5:21 pm

Hey Fire Instructor how do you find the time ??????????????
is there 30 hours in your days?
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby Fire Instructor on Tue May 11, 2010 11:06 pm

That sleep stuff is really overrated!
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Wed May 12, 2010 10:49 pm

Finally found some time tonight to work on the TT.
Flushed the water system, ran the water pump....no leaks. Fired up the hot water tank, worked perfectly.
All plumbing is in order. :)
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby thebadliz on Thu May 13, 2010 9:28 am

Does moving items from the house into the camper count as "spring opening?" If so, then I have started. Camping is Memorial Weekend and the group that was about 14 people has now shrunk to about 8. It's my sis-in-laws family and they are changing their minds and dropping like flies. It might just end up to be hubby and myself - which is fine (we don't know many of the family).
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Re: Spring "Opening" of TT Going Well!

Unread postby pwall on Thu May 13, 2010 9:52 am

Yeah, I would consider moving items into the TT as 'spring opening'. ;)
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