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Old 07-24-2022, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Hello all. New TM owner here

I found a 2011 2720 TM for sale down the road and jumped at it a month ago. It needed the usual work. I'm in the process of cleaning and patching holes inside. Painting and repairing the flooring. I installed a blackwater tank and a low profile rv toilet often used by others here. (Thank you)

Im about half way done with a crazy 400w solar installation. My shore power line will be plugged into my 24v inverter which will feed all the 110v and 12v power in the rig. I have 3) 24v lifepo4 battery packs to replace the 2) 6v deep cycle batteries. I will then run a new shore power line to feed my inverter 110v

I installed a *16" metal bearing drawer slide on the bathroom folding wall to fix my original broken plastic slide rail. That worked slick i must say.

I need to buy a sewing machine and learn how to use it next to make new curtains.

I have a big scrape on the drivers side i need to repair from when its opening up and closing down on the rear shell. Thinking about spraying some bed liner in that area once i figure out what caused it. It opens and closes good for me right now. I may as well repaint the exterior at that point anyways as my graphics are pretty cooked and cracked.



That's about it for now.

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Old 07-24-2022, 07:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Trailmanor forum. Can you explain more on that blackwater tank? Did you use just 4" black pvc as the tank?
On that scratch, I'd run my hand under the front shell street side and feel for either a screw or piece of metal. That's a deep scratch and you should be able to follow back from where the scratch starts.
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Old 07-24-2022, 08:31 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Trailmanor forum. Can you explain more on that blackwater tank? Did you use just 4" black pvc as the tank?
On that scratch, I'd run my hand under the front shell street side and feel for either a screw or piece of metal. That's a deep scratch and you should be able to follow back from where the scratch starts.
I copied this post on the topside and i used 3" on the bottom side trying to make the run as long as possible.
https://www.trailmanorowners.com/for...ad.php?t=18980

On the scratch, i dont feel anything in that area yet. Im going to tape over the scratch and see if anything rips the tape but i think it may have been fixed already? I certainly didnt feel anything scraping the 2 times ive opened it and closed it.
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Old 07-26-2022, 04:55 PM   #4
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On that scratch, I'd run my hand under the front shell street side and feel for either a screw or piece of metal. That's a deep scratch and you should be able to follow back from where the scratch starts.
I think i found the issue. It was a screw on the trim piece that holds the vinyl velcro flap in place inside. The last 2 screws had pulled out and the trim was about a 1/2" from where it needed to be. Some wood wedges helped me force it back in place and then i could get several more new screws to keep it there. .

Now, how to deal with the scratch? Im thinking sand it, bondo, primer and dark battleship grey bed liner paint for the damaged area. Total trailer repaint or try to color match the paint and reproduce those graphics
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The factory does sell replacement graphics, but they could be pricey. Glad you found the cause.
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The factory does sell replacement graphics, but they could be pricey. Glad you found the cause.
Yeah, the guy i talked with there wanted $650 for the graphics kit. I can probably fix them up a little with some touchup paint.
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Amazon sells lots of generic RV "swoosh" graphics. Depending on how badly you need them, this might be an alternative.

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Amazon sells lots of generic RV "swoosh" graphics. Depending on how badly you need them, this might be an alternative.

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Yeah. I think im going to try and salvage these with paint. The other side is in good shape and i dont want to sand this whole rig out . lol
I got the damage fixed. Time to repaint this area.
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Congratulations on the nu-2-you TrailManor.

Just curious about what inverter that you used.

I installed a solar/LiFePo4 system our TM about a month ago. I'm now in the process of installing a new Progressive Dynamics 55A charge controller (with charge wizard) and a Go-Power T30 transfer switch. I'm installing the transfer switch in the void, to the left of the converter. What a job getting in there to work.

I'm really regretting not buying an "All-in-one" smart charge controller/inverter. It would have made this entire install a lot easier.
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Congratulations on the nu-2-you TrailManor.

Just curious about what inverter that you used.

I installed a solar/LiFePo4 system our TM about a month ago. I'm now in the process of installing a new Progressive Dynamics 55A charge controller (with charge wizard) and a Go-Power T30 transfer switch. I'm installing the transfer switch in the void, to the left of the converter. What a job getting in there to work.

I'm really regretting not buying an "All-in-one" smart charge controller/inverter. It would have made this entire install a lot easier.
Thanks, i installed the pip 2724 LV-MR all in one from mpp solar. Its 2700w @24v with 25a mppt charge and 25a utility. I love these inverters. I run 2) of the pip 48v inverters on the house system for all my 110v.
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