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Old 07-31-2016, 10:23 PM   #11
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I would not want holes for a mere cargo latch. I doubt the tape there was as good as the VHB I have.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:00 AM   #12
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Mine came off BlackJack right before it was sold, I merely threw it into the storage and allowed the new owner to address. I'm thinking of asking for my new one to be mounted upside down so when opened it will not need one. Does this sound like a good idea?
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:08 AM   #13
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On our Snoozy the hatch is upside down so it drops down no need for latch .I might ask ETI to do the same .Our build sheet is due this monday Aug 8th
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:22 AM   #14
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On our Snoozy the hatch is upside down so it drops down no need for latch .I might ask ETI to do the same .Our build sheet is due this monday Aug 8th
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:46 AM   #15
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Just sent Sarah a e-mail with some more questions ?
1-Is there a battery shut off with solar option and twin batteries ?
2-flipped burners which side does top go and the side metal hold up panel go ?
3-Hatch down instead of up so no need for latch
4-I asked for extra plug and wire dead headed in battery box area to facilitate a inverter installed by me ?

5- going to $1500 flip out windows instead of older style windows?

BTW they will not come back until friday the 5th of Aug .
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:59 AM   #16
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Mine came off BlackJack right before it was sold, I merely threw it into the storage and allowed the new owner to address. I'm thinking of asking for my new one to be mounted upside down so when opened it will not need one. Does this sound like a good idea?
Maybe the installers "thought train" is that, a top hinged access door is less likely to attract water run-off, rain etc than a bottom hinged access door.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:51 AM   #17
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1-Is there a battery shut off with solar option and twin batteries ?

Curious why you would want this?

There's a problem with this though. If you place a switch between the solar controller and the batteries and remove a place for any solar input to go you will fry your solar controller. If you put a switch between the panels and controller your controller will still be energized by the battery. And you will prevent your system from keeping your batteries topped off automatically.
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Old 08-01-2016, 10:58 AM   #18
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Was waiting to see any other reports, however our latch has two rivets. Also have a battery cutoff and solar.
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Old 08-01-2016, 11:04 AM   #19
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Maybe the installers "thought train" is that, a top hinged access door is less likely to attract water run-off, rain etc than a bottom hinged access door.
Our three hatch doors are mounted to swing up, no water intrusion in 30,000 miles of towing. Tape mounted, no problems on our 2010. I attribute this to clean living. I'm not too concerned about holes in the trailer body. Set down and look at your trailer and count the holes in it. There are a lot of them.
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Curious why you would want this?

There's a problem with this though. If you place a switch between the solar controller and the batteries and remove a place for any solar input to go you will fry your solar controller. If you put a switch between the panels and controller your controller will still be energized by the battery. And you will prevent your system from keeping your batteries topped off automatically.
The battery cut off switch installed eliminates any parasitic drain by various detectors while the trailer is in storage. It cuts off the battery from the rest of the trailer. Solar, however is still connected and will charge the batteries.
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