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Old 04-05-2017, 05:26 PM   #251 (permalink)
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I agree. Looks the same to me.

It appears that Blue and Brown might actually be Blue/Brown? The one photo looks like a blue sheath with a brown stripe...much like your Yellow/Green ground.

Take all that extra shit off and rewire it...or use marker paint pens and color the wires they're supposed to be.

Red can stay Red
Yellow/green should go all green.
White should become Black
Blue/Brown need to go white.

One red 110V hot hits one circuit breaker and one 110V receptacle..and one leg on the 220V receptacle.
The other (black) 110V hot hits one circuit breaker, the other 110V receptacle, and the remaining leg on the 220V twist-lok.
Good point, I was thinking that he might still need the full amperage on 120V (ie: many RV ACs and such are wired for 120V, not 220V), but being as his geneset isn't wired for it, there is no reason to keep all that.

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However, I am not an electrician, so need to do some research to figure out how to wire it into the panel. It is capable of 220v. There are 4 wires from the genset, Red, Black, White, Green.



And 5 on the panel, Red, Brown, Blue, White, Green/Yellow


OK...I'm 99% sure about this. You have red, black, white, green on the genset. Red and black are two 110VAC hot legs. Between them you should have 220VAC. Green is ground.

On the panel, I'm pretty sure that both blue and brown are neutral. You will tie them together. Are they both tied to the 110V receptacles with the long blade slot? Red and white are your hot legs. You don't show your ground, but it needs to tie to the same post as all of the yellow/green (not the yellow alone) wires.

I think this is what your panel should look like if you want to get some paint out and make the wires match your genset.:
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Old 04-15-2017, 09:48 AM   #253 (permalink)
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Old 04-25-2017, 06:37 PM   #254 (permalink)
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Cut out the venting for the fridge. The original
camper had the upper vent on the roof, but since I am at the max 13-6 height, I had to install both on the side. I hope it works. Looks like most newer campers have them set up this way now.


You might have to add some fans for the fridge if you go into high ambient temperature areas. Should be an easy problem to overcome.
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You might have to add some fans for the fridge if you go into high ambient temperature areas. Should be an easy problem to overcome.
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Thank you. Good information. Will be looking into that if needed.
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Thank you. Good information. Will be looking into that if needed.
You will They all can use them. But there are cheaper, just as effective methods. Like this
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002N5YDG2..._TE_item_image
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Progress has been slow the last few weeks. Got the fridge installed yesterday. Need to hook up the propane and make sure the system doesn't leak. Will be installing a fan in there as well. Custom cabinets and doors showed up last week. They were able to match the Lowes version fairly well.





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Old 05-01-2017, 05:37 PM   #258 (permalink)
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Metal finally showed up, so I removed the lower storage from the trailer so I can finish it.

Using 16ga 2x3 galvanized angle for the corners, and 16ga steel for the sheeting. Will be using seam sealer at all the seams to keep water out.



Got to try out my new self piercing rivet gun.









After the bottom was sheeted and welded into place, flipped it over (kind of a bitch, it is heavy) and started on the compartments.



Changed around the configuration for the water tanks. After seeing them in place in their allotted space, decided this was a better use of the space.

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Old 05-01-2017, 05:45 PM   #259 (permalink)
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Will be mounting a tool box in the rear curb side compartment. Won't have lots of tools, but a decent set to work on anything needed.



Mounted to a slide for easy access.





Some lockable drawers and cabinet. Haven't decided best place to mount them yet.



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Old 05-10-2017, 04:16 PM   #260 (permalink)
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Been working on the little things on this for the past week. Doesn't look like I am accomplishing anything now.

Got the side entry door finished. Built a door frame that attaches to the wall and the floor. Also started installing the door reinforcement on the trainer framework. Slowly cleaning all the construction crap out of the garage so I can install the tie downs.

Wife has most of the LQ walls wallpapered and painted. Need to pull the temp lighting down to install the ceiling. Need to wait for a full day of daylight to do this. Hopefully this weekend.

Appliances are all installed. Countertop and cabinets are mostly done.
Underbody storage area is framed, but need to mount it to the trailer before I build the doors. Planning on spray foaming the water tank area tonight. Then I can get the tanks installed and plumbed in.





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What settings and wire size are you running? We got a suit case at work for thin stuff but my tacks and welds don't look like that. I'm super out of practice though on mig
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I'm not sure what the settings are set at. I usually weld with my old Hobart at work, which isn't digital. My Lincoln at home is, but I set it a while ago, and don't remember what it is set at.

I weld a lot of sheet metal (auto body), which may explain why they look like that.
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Also remember that a tack weld isn't a thing you squint, point at two pieces of metal and wiggle the gun while you pull the trigger. An actual tack weld is a well placed single bead of the same integrity and look as the rest of the weld.

I learned that from an auto body guy ironically.
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Started the spray on insulation process for the water tank area.





Will be covering this with 7/16" OSB to mount the tanks and supports onto.

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Started the entry stairs. Not 100% sure I like this style, but it is what I have for a while. The steps are not the ideal spacing, but not horrible.





Haven't decided how I am going to mount them yet. I was originally going to mount them to a slide so they could be pulled out and dropped into place.
Now considering making them removable, and also building a platform (small deck) that is also removable. That way I could use just the stairs when I need in and out quickly, or use the platform with the stairs attached when I will be on site for an extended period of time.
Was thinking maybe mounting them on a receiver hitch (double) so they would be quickly changeable.
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I like the modular deck idea...and the dual receiver idea as well.

If you have uneven ground, the dual receivers would really stabilize the steps.
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Permanately mount the portch deck with a large piano hinge under the door. When driving u can put it up and latch it. When parked u can either drop it level or let it drop into the down position. Make attechment points for the stairs in either position. Makes it universal and solves half of your storage issue.
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Wife has been installing the wall paper and paint this past week.









Running out of time. Has to be usable in the next 11 days. First road trip is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend.
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I like the modular deck idea...and the dual receiver idea as well.

If you have uneven ground, the dual receivers would really stabilize the steps.
I was thinking something similar to this in design, but modular.

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Finally got the water tanks mounted. Fresh are plumbed in to the pump. Gray and black are just mounted.







Had to hook the truck up to move it around to install the under storage.



After some winch work to get it out of the garage and under the trailer, used a skid steer and a tractor with forks to pick it up into place.





After lifting it into place, had to use ratchet straps and a hi-lift to finesse it into place.



This is how it looks now.
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After 8 months, finally cleaned out the garage. We are going to the Old School Crawl in Delta Utah next Thursday, and then going to a National Park when we are done. Luckily, we will be taking the Ftoy and my Taco, since the wifes Runner will NOT fit with my Taco.










However, it will fit the Runner and my Xcab with room to spare (not much)









Lots of room above too

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Bathroom cabinet installed and plumbing ran. Need to cut the counter top and install the sink.



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My first reaction to the ramps.... "damn 2*10's are different out there."
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...Mounted to a slide for easy access.

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Drawer slides are much stronger in the other orientation, that is 90 from shown. Might not matter for an occasional use, light-duty installation but for a loaded toolbox I might have hanging out on a roadside (trailer listed to the curbside, no less) I'd hedge my bet.

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My first reaction to the ramps.... "damn 2*10's are different out there."
We make ours out of steel


It is finally running on its own power. Battery bank is in and wired. Building the battery tray today.




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