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Old 07-19-2018, 03:51 PM   #15
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It's always a good idea. I'll be installing 320 watts of solar panels on my Suncruiser 35U and, even then, will use my battery disconnect switch even though the solar panels will always be connected to the batteries.

Before buying a travel trailer, I'd been a sailboat owner and we always had a battery switch that disconnected everything but our multi-stage charger. The last thing we did before leaving the boat was to close all thru-hull valves and disconnect the batteries. i was very surprised to see that my TT didn't come with a battery switch. My first mod was to install one.
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Old 07-29-2018, 10:33 AM   #16
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Finally got around to finishing the new propane quick coupler location. I put it in the right rear where the WH and furnace tee off.

Since it is behind the wheels I put the big honking steel gaurd in front of it. The other bracket I made up from aluminum just to make everything solid.

This allows me to put the grill at the rear of the awning, instead of the front, which should work out a little better space wise for me.



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Old 07-29-2018, 10:56 AM   #17
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That looks great!
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Old 07-29-2018, 01:44 PM   #18
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That guard looks like something off a military Humvee! Nice clean work.
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Old 07-29-2018, 03:32 PM   #19
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Outstanding job, looks great.
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:29 AM   #20
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I finally got around to seeing what I needed to do to add a rear quick connect to our camper. Well, in spite of the identical floor plans, our 2016 28rbds is plumbed somewhat differently than yours. There’s a 1/2” steel gas pipe running most of the way down my frame. Below, is a picture of my front quick connect, a picture of how the water heater and furnace is supplied propane and a diagram of the slight change I need to make for a rear quick connect.


It looks like I just need to replace the elbow with another T and add the quick connect.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:30 PM   #21
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You should have an easy time with that. I like the steel lines vs flex.
Please post pics!

I used mine for the first time a couple weekends ago, I like the rear location for the grill much better.
I’m thinking about getting a Gas fire pit as well since she can’t stand the smell of smoke.
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Old 08-23-2018, 05:01 PM   #22
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I picked up some pieces at lowes on the way home and mocked up the replacement manifold. There’s a couple of pics below. I just have to get the quick connect and fab a bracket and shield. I think I have some mild steel angle and bar laying around for a bracket/shield.

The propane camp fire is a good idea.
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Old 08-25-2018, 02:59 PM   #23
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First picture is installed without the guard. The second two are with the guard and the last is with the grill hooked up.

And the definitive answer to the question I asked earlier in this thread: is a typical backyard propane grill that is supplied by a 25# propane bottle with a regulator high or low pressure? is, LOW. The grill works the same plugged directly into the camper supply.
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:18 AM   #24
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That came out great! And so nice to not need to lug around an extra tank.
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Old 08-28-2018, 08:53 AM   #25
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Thanks. My quick connect didnt come with the little plug so I got one and added it. All done. We have a trip this weekend so it should get a lot of use.
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