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Old 01-13-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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First time 21' observations……and emergency cable discussion

Took BlackJack for a walk today, we went about 100 miles from home to make sure things are operational. I cooled the refer on 120v and switched to 12v after hooking up, the output remained 13v. Temperature remained level. Will try on propane the trip home.
Towing averaged 12-13 mpg thru the mountains of Pennsylvania. Upon arrival got the propane tanks filled, turned on the stove and oven and finally the furnace.
I'm amazed as to how quiet the Atwood 8012 is as compared to the unit in my Escape 19. It can not be heard from the bed! No smell either. I wonder if it is the location or install that has changed?
The dogs are loving the wide aisle for sleeping. So they took a nap and so did I, turned on the mattress heater and snuggled in.
Have to figure out how to keep the converter door shut, it pops open really easily from sitting, so will address that.
The emergency cable is way too long, will need to switch it for a coil unit. I lowered my hitch 1" from the 19 and it seems to have helped in keeping the unit level. While towing, everything remained in place, all drawers and cabinets remained shut.
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The emergency cable is way too long, will need to switch it for a coil unit.
If you're talking about the cable to the breakaway switch, Reace showed me how to hookup and he just looped it through itself. Allows you to easily adjust it, but in an emergency it will tighten to a knot.
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Glenn,
Can you post a picture of what you are saying, thanks
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I'll try tomorrow. Currently, my iPhoto and all my pix are on a drive in Time Machine. Still putting this Mac back after Apple replaced the OS.
I'll shoot it when the sun comes out Tuesday.
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Hi Jim,
Were you towing with your FJ & Anderson WDH?
How was the ride?
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No, this trip was with the Dodge Ram, next one will be with FJ and Andersen.
One more item, the handle on the lower cabinet bed frame protrude more than the drawers which are recessed, will look into finding a less obtrusive handle, easy fix.
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I'm amazed as to how quiet the Atwood 8012 is as compared to the unit in my Escape 19. It can not be heard from the bed! No smell either. I wonder if it is the location or install that has changed?
I wonder if there's any hope of retrofitting a quiet furnace into a 19... I really hate the noisy furnace.
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Glad you got Blackjack out to play. Still tweeking my options, My mom plans to come up in February and would like to take a look at your rig. Will let you know the dates as soon as we do.

So now are you ready to camp and cook in that oven for the superbowl?
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Jim - Here is a photo of how Reace twisted my cable. I've also seen them with figure "8"s tied in them...
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Jon,
Next time you hook up, can you also shoot pix of how the breakaway cable should be connected to the tow vehicle?
Reace inserted the loop at the end of the cable through the pin clip and placed the loop around the hitch pin itself and then fastened the clip to the hitch pin.
Meantime, I'll be reloading, iPhoto, PhotoShop, my Mail addresses . . .
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