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Old 09-01-2015, 04:50 PM   #291
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I found no issue with sliding the door open or closed with the knobs that came with it. I wonder if they changed the design?
The top photo in post #280 shows the current setup. Only the little white part that you have to slide while holding the door also. The handle makes it so much easier.

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Old 10-29-2015, 10:42 AM   #292
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I finished up a couple of odd jobs this week. Installed screen door handles out/in, installed the clip on the converter door. Switching the conventional round 12v charging cables to USB so I had to rewire my 12v tv to accept USB. That way I can leave USB chargers in the 12v outlets. Installed a freezer security latch to complement one on the refrigerator door, installed a variable intensity LED light with a night light over the sink. Tomorrow will be lifts for the bed under storage area. Pictures to follow later.
I was curious about the lifts under the bed. Did you finish your project? We have them now in our 5th wheel and there is no way I could access with out them! We plan to get 2 under bed doors in our build, but full access from the top would be wonderful!
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:46 AM   #293
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My lifts were to small to handle the weight, will need to get some bigger ones someplace, so no lifts at this time.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:05 AM   #294
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I was curious about the lifts under the bed. Did you finish your project? We have them now in our 5th wheel and there is no way I could access with out them! We plan to get 2 under bed doors in our build, but full access from the top would be wonderful!
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This thread discussed my experience with the lift. It works well. I am not sure the prop rod wouldn't be a lot simpler. I had to do a lot of iterations of the rod mounting to get it working. The final result is good.

Bed lift on a 21'?

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Old 10-29-2015, 07:45 PM   #295
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Not sure how to post pics but these support our very heavy queen size bed.
The 1x3 stick looks good, too thanks for the link.
We haven't even turned in our build sheet and I already have a honey- do list
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:52 PM   #296
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Not sure how to post pics but these support our very heavy queen size bed.
The 1x3 stick looks good, too thanks for the link.
We haven't even turned in our build sheet and I already have a honey- do list
Definitely don't need 200 lbs to support the little access panel in the 21!
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:06 PM   #297
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Any chance you can post a wiring diagram for the storage box outlet you installed for us remedial-electricians? Looks like a neat mod I'd like to duplicate.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:17 AM   #298
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Any chance you can post a wiring diagram for the storage box outlet you installed for us remedial-electricians? Looks like a neat mod I'd like to duplicate.
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I installed a stock 7 pin connector and wired thru a fuse the top 2 wires, if you look at your trailer connection, the top 2, control the lights, 11o'clock and one o'clock (there is no noon). Pollak Replacement 7-Pole, RV-Style Trailer Connector Socket - Vehicle End Pollak Wiring PK11893
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:26 PM   #299
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Although winterized, BlackJack still was exposed a little to the elements. With falling temperatures forecasted I finished sealing the unit. I installed some reflectix to the outside hood vent and a piece of foam to secure. Inside I covered the MaxxFan vent as well as the single pane window in the bath with reflect/cardboard and the bath vent in the ceiling. Very little outside light is now coming in.
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Old 01-11-2016, 03:29 PM   #300
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I also noticed the foam around the door had some gaps so I installed some foam behind the gasket and drilled a small drain hole at the door bottom to allow drainage. Water previously accumulated there and formed some ice, now dry.
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