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Bpracing1127

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So I took my trailer in for some upgrades the list includes

Second AC on the bedroom and getting the main unit to a 15k for havasu.

Replacing all vents with the max air covers

Service generator and putting a fuel shut off so it doesn’t gum up the carb

Switching to 2 -6 volt batteries from 2 12’s

I replaced all the mini blinds with pull down shades with blackout and solar option (solar option is not power but a heat blocker)


What I want to do next is a 12v source for my flag pole light at the rear of the trailer? Not sure how I am going to do that? Advice would be cool

Also want to install an inverter toward the rear of the trailer or a 12v socket inside the trailer at the rear to run an inverter for my sons baby monitor. (Advice on that too) just need one plug for baby monitor and maybe tv and PlayStation for movies?

Also would like to replace my flood light covers that Are hazed over plastic. Anyone done that? Who did you use?

Perhaps a better/ slightly bigger mattress too?

I need to get a bigger grey tank installed but everyone wants a grand to do it. Seems really high price for a tank that I paid 60 bucks for.

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Get a Little fuse block and connect to battery and the run the wire thru floor to where you want the power fairly easy.
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use this plug for your camp light
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use thi
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You can add a few LED colored lights under the deck / floor so when your sitting around camp at night the ground is lit up, rather than looking into your white flood lights. It all can be run off the fuse block
 

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Window awnings help with the heat on the windows. Only really need them on the street side Your big patio awning will keep the windows cool on the curb side
 

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The solar / blackout shades really made a difference this summer for me at the Islander.
I made them myself (they tuck into interior window frame). Need to do something else because they block out 100% of the light and are a pain to remove and install.
 

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LowRiver2

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Eclipse trailers all have crap plastic covers on flood lights

Eceryone is taking cover to a glass shop and switching to glass

0 reports of cracked glass yet.

I tried polishing mine
Lasted a month lol
 

Bpracing1127

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Eclipse trailers all have crap plastic covers on flood lights

Eceryone is taking cover to a glass shop and switching to glass

0 reports of cracked glass yet.

I tried polishing mine
Lasted a month lol
Yea I am wondering if any glass shop or if there is specifics
 

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Yea I am wondering if any glass shop or if there is specifics
No specifics that I read of

There really is 0 stress on the glass in those areas going down the road.
I haven’t made time to do it but will this season.
 

Bpracing1127

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No specifics that I read of

There really is 0 stress on the glass in those areas going down the road.
I haven’t made time to do it but will this season.
I’ll update this if I can get it done before the season starts for me
 

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The solar / blackout shades really made a difference this summer for me at the Islander.
I made them myself (they tuck into interior window frame). Need to do something else because they block out 100% of the light and are a pain to remove and install.
Check out Magne Shade. They go on outside If window. Allow light in but keep glass temps down so it does not radiate heat inside. Magnets inside window keeps shade on
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Look into ceramic tinting the windows. Its supposed to block out a shit ton of radiant heat with nothing to add onto the glass itself.
 
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