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Old 07-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #21
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Yeah, the electrical bench is a bit of a challenge. You don't want anything heavy in there unless it's secured well enough that it can't slide around and do damage. I'm thinking about building a cage that can protect the gear to free up the rest of the space for heavy items.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:36 PM   #22
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Good idea, Doug. You could sell that, too.

It happens that we have a couple of things in there that fit snugly so that nothing can move. We're not thrilled with that but it's the best we could do and use the space. One wants to attempt to balance what is on the other side so it seems necessary to put something.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:15 AM   #23
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I secured a plastic bin to the floor ( no tanks up there) and put things in the bin and put a piece of moulding around the upper level to keep things there, stuff that is not used a lot, toilet tissue, portable cooler,wash bins. can't wait to get my hands on the new 21' storage.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:07 PM   #24
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I am curious, I assume you are talking about the front driver side storage? All I have electrical in there is a steel electrical junction box and the back side of the fuse box, encased in hard plastic. Do you have other items that are fragile, mine certainly are not? Does solar option put something there?
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #25
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Yes, the driver side has the converter and electrical box. That is also where the EMS is installed, on top of the black tank. There was enough space on top of tank for small plastic box and I secured another box behind the converter for storage.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:15 PM   #26
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You must have worked for the government. EMS is an acronym that needs explaining.
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:43 PM   #27
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sorry-electrical management system- i.e.- Progressive Industries 30 amp surge and electrical monitor system.
http://www.shoprvparts.com/product/3...ml?WT.mc_id=b1
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:27 PM   #28
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My Sherline TM-1000 showed up a couple of days before we left last week. We stopped in a level parking lot on our way out of town and checked it out.

In the rear of the trailer we had a full fresh water tank and a couple of moderately heavy folding chairs, and maybe another 50lbs of various stuff. In the front I had full propane tanks, a tool kit and 5 gallons of fresh water (we carry separate water for drinking 'cause we've gotten fussy about the water we drink and use to make coffee). A rough guess of 3300lbs for the trailer, but that's a guess -- not measured.

Our hitch is a tad low, so the nose of the trailer is a tad lower than level when towing. This should reduce to hitch weight slightly.

I first measured at the jack, with the jack sitting directly on the scale and adjusted so that the trailer is at the same tilt as when towing. It came out at 440 lbs.

When I saw this, I decided I didn't need to measure under the coupler itself. I'm satisfied that with this loading my tongue weight is safe.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:02 PM   #29
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Wow, maybe mine is defective, I have never gone over 350# with 1/3 fresh. I have the solar, a/c,front storage and full propane, one #29 battery. I have maybe 75# under the bed of stuff.
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:23 PM   #30
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Or maybe mine is defective. Hard to tell without calibrating it. I did stand on mine, and it read in the right ball park.
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