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Old 10-28-2019, 11:40 PM   #321
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I'm getting a bigger TV, turning the thermostat up, and calling it a day (season ).
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:17 AM   #322
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and I'm going camping for Halloween, this is campfire weather.......
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:17 AM   #323
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We'll just have to accept that folks like Jim up in the frozen North are probably out there in their T-shirts loving it. Me, I hate this time of year.

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Not that tough anymore, had a jack shirt on and wore thin deerskin gloves. I was handling a cold spiker for a bunch of it, finishing up framing details so I can get at the wiring and plumbing, then maybe insulation and drywall and turn the space into an interior one instead of one well below freezing. The one nice thing is that we have a couple huge south facing windows in the front allowing the sun to warm the space a bit in the afternoon.
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I'm getting a bigger TV, turning the thermostat up, and calling it a day (season ).
My issue is that I just could not do that. I am still in the need to be active, whether work wise or for fun. My brain and body love doing stuff, though I have taken falling off that list. Besides, the TV here never comes on until well into the evening. I do take a few minutes break here and there and sometimes check things on the interwebs.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:23 AM   #324
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When did white become a fall color? The leaves are drifting to Earth from the Autumn Purple White Ash in the front yard as the 2 inch snowfall and 24F temp this AM make me glad I winterized last weekend. Nothing sadder than snow capped Jack O Lanterns unless it’s confused robins who don’t appreciate snow in fall or spring. Happy Halloween. May some kind old lady give you a full sized candy bar, and the big kids leave you alone and not grab your plastic pumpkin and run.
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Old 10-29-2019, 08:28 AM   #325
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I finished my storm door installation and I am now ready for some fall camping with an open door....
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:04 AM   #326
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I finished my storm door installation and I am now ready for some fall camping with an open door....
Except you now have pretty much missed fall. This mornings temp was -18°C (0°F). Not real cold, but getting there.

Though they do still forecast a bit of warming, with a couple days in the following week to be up to 8°C, and two nights staying above freezing. Almost like summer again. Maybe you could come up here for some fall camping, Jim.
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Old 10-29-2019, 09:16 AM   #327
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I'd like that, but I here up there fall only lasts 2 weeks, then winter sets in. Maybe a late summer early fall scenario....to escape the heat. Are you guys far from Gabi & Wolf?
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:18 AM   #328
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44 degrees here this morning in Phoenix. Still getting in the 80’s in the day. Our camping season is now open until May.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:24 AM   #329
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Are you guys far from Gabi & Wolf?
Yes, they are all the way across the city. Probably near 30 minutes in decent traffic.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:48 AM   #330
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:34 PM   #331
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I filled my Escape's water tanks the other day in case our recent power shutdown safety event (due to an expected wind storm red flag event) extended longer than the utlity could provide water pressure.... as it turned out, our power was only off about 44 hours (9pm Saturday to 5pm Monday), so we never needed to use the trailer for showers...

today at Casa d'Hogranch...

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Old 11-03-2019, 03:05 PM   #332
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Wanted to be like Fred, Texas Edition Emblem. Got from Amazon.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:55 PM   #333
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DC/AC Panel

If one voltmeter is good, several must be better. My motto is that I can never have too many voltmeters.

I like to have a voltmeter that's visible from the doorway. Maybe that's because I like to have my solar panels track the sun.

And for those relatively rare times when I have power I like to see what the AC voltage is.

So I made up a little panel that'll mount over the drawer stack and be visible from the open door.

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Old 11-05-2019, 07:00 PM   #334
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Busy day. First item was to deliver an adapted mini crib for a mini baby with a mini nursery to a wheelchair bound new mom. Also adapted the change table to accommodate the w/c. The front opening doors are double locking and can be opened using a fist only without use of fingers. I call this sort of project my Mental Escape.

Installed the volt and frequency meters and also installed a switch for the hot water tank.

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Old 11-05-2019, 07:23 PM   #335
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:51 PM   #336
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If one voltmeter is good, several must be better. My motto is that I can never have too many voltmeters.

I like to have a voltmeter that's visible from the doorway. Maybe that's because I like to have my solar panels track the sun.

And for those relatively rare times when I have power I like to see what the AC voltage is.

So I made up a little panel that'll mount over the drawer stack and be visible from the open door.

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Very nice work, handy to have a display of both the DC and AC.

I moved my surge protector display to an upper cabinet and mounted my battery monitor in another upper cabinet. Also added a display for two wireless thermometers to display refrigerator and freezer performance.

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Old 11-05-2019, 08:18 PM   #337
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Very nice, Ron.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:42 PM   #338
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If one voltmeter is good, several must be better. My motto is that I can never have too many voltmeters.

I like to have a voltmeter that's visible from the doorway. Maybe that's because I like to have my solar panels track the sun.

And for those relatively rare times when I have power I like to see what the AC voltage is.

So I made up a little panel that'll mount over the drawer stack and be visible from the open door.

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Hi Ron I guess we kind of think alike . I installed a little volt meter I can also read from the doorway 6 years ago before I got the Victron battery meter . I can also shut off the blue light if needed with a on and off switch I added . Want to improve and make a shelf and a little box for the volt meter .Also have the portable 12 volt meter and ohm meter. I want to see what batteries are up too . Really nice thought out improvements to your trailer !
Also very cool the work you do in your spare time for others ! Pat
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I have one of those battery 1 and battery 2 meters also, never installed. Did you hook up to each battery?
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:03 PM   #340
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I have one of those battery 1 and battery 2 meters also, never installed. Did you hook up to each battery?
Hi Jim I have had it for a long time . I didn’t have the Victron then so I put those 2 together . Anyway we use to have a small Class C motorhome . I put one on the 1 house battery and 1 on the Dodge motorhome engine battery . Right now it is only hooked to the 2 6 volt batteries that are wired together . Going to redo and probably will eliminate the meter . Pretty cool though the meter evens lights when you toggle the switch . It is a very good well built meter though . Pat
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