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Old 07-12-2016, 10:42 PM   #1
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I wanted to share some of the additions we have made to our trailer since we picked it up last year. Some are still works in progress.

One of my favorite upgrades so far has been the Furrion 30 Amp Conversion Kit. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product. Its very easy to install, and looks way better than the "mouse hole" I previously had for hooking up power. I enjoy having a detachable cord and it makes a secure watertight connection. It even has a blue LED to indicate power. This one was well worth the money.

I don't have a good shot of the installation but will try to post one soon.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:55 PM   #2
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Fridge Fans

I added my own baffle ventilation fans that have a built in thermistor. I also hardwired an internal fan to circulate the air inside the fridge. Both fans are turned on by a switch I added to the front panel. When I drilled the hole I applied a bit too much force and dented the panel above the switch. Overall i'm happy with the install and it has helped the fridge performance.
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With furniture they would call that a "character mark". You are probably the only one that will notice it. Othwrwise looks good and hope it does help
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Sean, I have the Furrion kit sitting in a box at home. Just have to find the time (and a day that isn't overwhelmingly hot) to install it. Glad to hear you like it. In looking at the kit, it's very good quality.


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When I drilled the hole I applied a bit too much force and dented the panel above the switch.
Bah! You're the only one who would notice it now and down the road a few months, even you will just shrug and think no big deal. That's one of those "been there, done that" doo-hickies, and I'm a lot older than you so I know these things.
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One of my favorite upgrades so far has been the [URL="https://amzn.com/B004XN57UI"
Furrion 30 Amp Conversion Kit.[/URL] I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product. Its very easy to install, and looks way better than the "mouse hole" I previously had for hooking up power. I enjoy having a detachable cord and it makes a secure watertight connection. It even has a blue LED to indicate power. This one was well worth the money.
Welcome to the "prefer a detachable cord club". For my first trailer I did the retro-fit. For the Escape it was a no brainer, ordered it as an option.

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One of my favorite upgrades so far has been the Furrion 30 Amp Conversion Kit. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this product.
I too like the look and quality of these connectors. I too converted my last trailer to a removable power cord, and loved the convenience of it.
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Just have to find the time (and a day that isn't overwhelmingly hot) to install it.
Aha!!!!
So you do admit to melting in that terrible heat?
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Before ordering our 19, we happened to discuss RV's with an RV'er one morning. They described waking up in a bed full of ants after the ants entered thru the electrical cord opening. At that point, I decided I needed the removable cord! I'm sure the gasket works well, but there is No chance of ants entering the removable cord connection.
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I too like the look and quality of these connectors. I too converted my last trailer to a removable power cord, and loved the convenience of it.



Aha!!!!

So you do admit to melting in that terrible heat?

Yes. For 4 months it's dicey, and quite unpleasant to work outside. For 8 months the weather is downright paradise. I like the trade off!


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Yes. For 4 months it's dicey, and quite unpleasant to work outside. For 8 months the weather is downright paradise. I like the trade off!
We have it much better then. We have 4 months of nice comfy summer weather, and 8 months of winter fun.
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