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Old 08-18-2018, 01:11 AM   #3401
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Jeeesh!
I got your post when we were up in the Sierras camping for eight days. I'm glad nothing worse happened, Dino. Now this is on my to-do list. Wondering if it might also be good to replace with a metal junction box?...maybe it doesn't matter.

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I thought about a metal box but decided to stay with the same type box that was used in the first place. It is designed to be water-tight. The boxe's placement would keep damage to a minimum if a fire was to break out!!

Time to go camping myself!! Have a nice weekend and take care!

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Old 08-18-2018, 01:15 AM   #3402
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Pam and I just returned from a relaxing week up in the June Lake area in the eastern Sierra Nevada, right off beautiful Hwy 395. The fishing was amazing. The catching...not so much. But with all the beauty surrounding us, it didn't really matter.

For those of you who are familiar (or not) with Hwy 395, the V10 and 6-speed trans did just fine on the Sherwin Grade out of Bishop pulling the Equinox. I believe it's a 6-7% grade for about 8 miles, climbing to around 7,700 ft. It got down to 40 mph for a couple minutes, but most of the climb was 45-48 mph. It also held it's own on the return trip. Just a light braking at the top, and the trans downshifted to my desired starting speed of 35 mph. It didn't increase to more than about 47 mph on the descent -- but the RPM's were upwards of 4000 to 4600. Not much conversation can be had during that! (I haven't done anything to the doghouse insulation.) But everything I've read says that this drivetrain was designed for this -- I didn't tap the brakes even once coming down. I was impressed!

All of the trip was in the tow/haul mode -- and I was pleased with how the trans would appropriately shift when using cruise control (not on the steep grades).

I've included some pics so you can see some of the stuff we've done to the MH, or at least put into use -- simple solar setup (Harbor Freight), AGM batteries, Snap-pads, Blackstone griddle (along with a visitor after cooking breakfast), and a SS shower hose. No more wrestling with plastic one that came standard and with the new Oxygenics showerhead.

Stay safe out there!
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Looks like you guys had a great time Kent and well done with your mods!! Have you seen my post on the battery monitor I installed?

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Old 08-18-2018, 01:27 AM   #3403
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Looks like you guys had a great time Kent and well done with your mods!! Have you seen my post on the battery monitor I installed?

I think I remember that from awhile back. Do you have a link to Amazon for that?...or is that where you got it?

I know I can get a temporary readout by powering up the inverter, but I imagine that what you've done is much more accurate

Thanks Dino!

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Old 08-18-2018, 02:09 AM   #3404
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I think I remember that from awhile back. Do you have a link to Amazon for that?...or is that where you got it?

I know I can get a temporary readout by powering up the inverter, but I imagine that what you've done is much more accurate

Thanks Dino!

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I think this link will work:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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Old 08-18-2018, 07:10 PM   #3405
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I think I remember that from awhile back. Do you have a link to Amazon for that?...or is that where you got it?

I know I can get a temporary readout by powering up the inverter, but I imagine that what you've done is much more accurate

Thanks Dino!

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Just in case you did not see these pics!
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:34 PM   #3406
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Just in case you did not see these pics!
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Old 08-20-2018, 02:18 AM   #3407
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Yes, you can have the rear camera on all the time on the Garmin and it switches to the side camera when the turn signal is on, then back to the rear camera. You can also flip between the rear camera and the map at anytime. The warnings (sharp curve ahead etc) pop up too even when the camera is being displayed. I like the set up a lot.

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Hey Vince, I have the Garmin 770 in my 2018 Hurricane 29M and would love to make this change, moving the camera views to the Garmin screen. Please if you can detail the mod for this application I would be grateful. - Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:15 PM   #3408
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Not in the "doghouse" anymore!!! Lol

Finally got off my lazy butt and installed some new doghouse insulation. Going to take Windy out on a short drive soon to see if the engine noise is muffled a bit more.

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:04 AM   #3409
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Finally got off my lazy butt and installed some new doghouse insulation. Going to take Windy out on a short drive soon to see if the engine noise is muffled a bit more.

Looks good Dino!!! I think you’ll be happy with the results!!!
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:29 AM   #3410
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Finally got off my lazy butt and installed some new doghouse insulation. Going to take Windy out on a short drive soon to see if the engine noise is muffled a bit more.

Looks great!
Did you go over the old material?...or strip that off? I have a friend who has something called "Boom Mat" that he said he'd give me. I'm just trying to figure whether or not it would stand up to the heat under the doghouse... I know the Dynamat Xtreme will, based upon the comments here. But free is free! (IF it will do the job)

Hope the test drive was quieter!

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Old 08-21-2018, 12:52 AM   #3411
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Dino,
The same thing happened to us on our 2018 Hurricane 29M, I was running the generator and I could smell something burning, stopped the generator and the smell continued to get worse. After some searching I looked under the rear of the RV and saw smoke and flames coming from the junction box that connects the wiring leaving the generator to the wires going into the transfer switch...had I not caught this in time I'm sure the motorhome would have burnt to the ground.
The problem I found wasn't with the wire nuts, instead it appeared that the insulation on one of the hot wire was damaged at the point where the wire had been opened, this allowed arcing to occur that was sufficient to completely melt the junction box and start the fire.

Keep in mind that this is very close to the 80 gallon fuel tank...would make for a spectacular fire.



Thanks guys. Looks like I'm crawling under our 29M to have a good look.
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Old 08-21-2018, 01:20 AM   #3412
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Looks good Dino!!! I think you’ll be happy with the results!!!

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:22 AM   #3413
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Looks great!
Did you go over the old material?...or strip that off? I have a friend who has something called "Boom Mat" that he said he'd give me. I'm just trying to figure whether or not it would stand up to the heat under the doghouse... I know the Dynamat Xtreme will, based upon the comments here. But free is free! (IF it will do the job)

Hope the test drive was quieter!

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I left the old material on the doghouse. I will take her out for a test drive tomorrow!

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Old 08-21-2018, 01:23 AM   #3414
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Thanks guys. Looks like I'm crawling under our 29M to have a good look.

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It was fun following all you have done to your MH, today the Windsport gets traded in for a Forest River Sunseeker 2800 QS GTS. We did a 9 week trip this summer and it was very difficult on the DW sitting in the front seat as we traveled. Feel this will be a good compromise as we continue to travel. I will keep checking in as what you do to yours I most likely can duplicate on new MH.
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Good luck with the new mh Don. If you have the time you can post your new mods here. Please keep in touch and also post some pics of the new mh and of your trips

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Old 08-21-2018, 05:38 PM   #3417
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It was fun following all you have done to your MH, today the Windsport gets traded in for a Forest River Sunseeker 2800 QS GTS. We did a 9 week trip this summer and it was very difficult on the DW sitting in the front seat as we traveled. Feel this will be a good compromise as we continue to travel. I will keep checking in as what you do to yours I most likely can duplicate on new MH.
That looks like a great floorplan -- good use of slideouts creating all that space. I wish you the best, and certainly hope things are more comfortable for you both. As Jerry said, please post pics.

Cheers...and safe travels,

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It was fun following all you have done to your MH, today the Windsport gets traded in for a Forest River Sunseeker 2800 QS GTS. We did a 9 week trip this summer and it was very difficult on the DW sitting in the front seat as we traveled. Feel this will be a good compromise as we continue to travel. I will keep checking in as what you do to yours I most likely can duplicate on new MH.

Good luck with your new rig Don!! Safe travels and happy camping!!

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Sweet rig!!!!

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