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Old 08-17-2022, 07:22 PM   #21
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I got the futon installed. I added 14" of 1.5" abs pipe to the legs to clear the furnace. The tables would not open with the new futon in place so i put the tables on a 22" drawer slide so i can slide them out, open the legs and then slide them back in a bit.
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Old 08-20-2022, 10:22 AM   #22
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Battery testing. I put a 500w wall shaker AC (smallest one i can find) into the kitchen window and ran it for 8 straight hours on the batteries yesterday. The counter said i could go 13 hours on the batteries but im not going to stress them like that. It was 85 degrees outside and it was 62 degrees in the TM.

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Old 08-20-2022, 10:24 AM   #23
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Thru the kitchen window? Can ya post a picture, just being nosey.
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Old 08-20-2022, 10:38 AM   #24
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Thru the kitchen window? Can ya post a picture, just being nosey.
I bolted a few scraps of aluminum angle to some plywood so it sits down over the wall securely. The ac unit just sits on the shelf. Cardboard and painters tape to seal the voids temporary.. I did have to pull the window trim to remove the window screen but i can put the screen back in later.
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Old 08-20-2022, 10:51 AM   #25
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Wow, are you planning to keep it for camping trips?
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Old 08-20-2022, 11:08 AM   #26
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If we end up going some place hot and sunny for a few days, yes. It fits snuggly under the couch easily enough. If i added another 200w of panels i could run it without draining the battery at all during the day.. Hmm
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Wow! These are some really great and amazing upgrades! Thank you for sharing and keep on sharing as you do more!
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Old 08-20-2022, 05:24 PM   #28
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Wow! These are some really great and amazing upgrades! Thank you for sharing and keep on sharing as you do more!

Thank you! My list of things left to do is getting pretty thin.

Upgrade the rest of the outlets to the ones with usb's.
Finish a few bodywork areas.
Finish the table drawer slide install
12v meter for each battery. (X6)
Wheel bearings and brake check.
Recertify the lp tanks or convert them to upright tanks.
Pack it with sheets, blankets, towels, tp, plates, silverware and gear stuff and hit the road...
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Congrats on your NU2U TM. I have enjoyed reading this thread. Good info! Thanks.
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Old 08-21-2022, 03:25 PM   #30
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Battery testing. I put a 500w wall shaker AC (smallest one i can find) into the kitchen window and ran it for 8 straight hours on the batteries yesterday. The counter said i could go 13 hours on the batteries but im not going to stress them like that. It was 85 degrees outside and it was 62 degrees in the TM.

Test passed.
Congratulations on you new hobby........ Everyone has to have a hobby, RIGHT!!!. Might as well be a TrailManor.

Here's a suggestion for your A/C unit. I bought this 7,500BTU inverter A/C for our bedroom so that we don't have to run the central air while we are sleeping (kind dumb, in my mind).

I am amazed at how well this thing cools and it is a quite as the mini-splits. All we hear is a whisper light sound of whooshing air coming out of the air distributor. Can't hear the compressor at all.

I'm thinking of taking the roof A/C off our TraiManor and replacing it with one of this.

When I first turn it on in a warm room, it draws about 800W for the 1st 30 minutes or so. As the room cools, the wattage slowly drops (as the compressor slows) until about 300W, (I have a wall outlet watt meter).This type of compressor doesn't need that drastic surge of power that is a generator killer. This thing would easily run on a 1500W generator, I think.


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