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Old 01-04-2020
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I took on my grubby coach battery / inverter bay.
Pulled everything out, cleaned up the battery trays and painted it all with POR15. Hope to not have to paint those again.

I reread the inverter manual and well, it worked rather well considering I never connected L2 which is required on a Xantrex 3012. Cut a hole for a conduit up through the engine bay roof into the area behind the 120 AC panel. The pilot hole rewarded me with a few cups of water. I guess it was from the rain and somehow collected between the two metal roof plates in engine bay roof. /shrug.. I really need to install another conduit through there but there are wires everywhere on the interior side of the engine bay roof. I'll find some space somewhere.

I now have the inverter pass through working correctly for the 4 inverter circuits. I left the 120 breaker panel breakers for those 4 circuits off so the contactors stay on the inverter side. The inverter provides pass through and voltage boost from the batteries now.

I adding two 20AMP circuits to the main breaker panel to provide L1 and L2 power to the inverter. Having both connected allows the inverter to use one 20AMP for battery charging and the second for pass through when I'm on generator or shore power.

Also ended up moving the negative insulated terminal in the inverter box which allowed me to fit the inverter all the way inside the box and close the door again. Woot. I added battery cut offs, made new battery cables, added a battery monitor and rewired the solar so that the shunts can see the solar charges coming in. Still need to clean up some wires, but it is mostly done now.
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Since I was already dorking around in the engine bay. Ripped out the last of the 26 year old engine bay insulation that had mostly sagged down on the engine anyhow. Picked up some high temp duct board, removed the air filter and roof lights and recovered most of the bay. Looks pretty good to me. Hoping that something is better than the nothing that was there.

Now if I could get into the generator bay I would re-insulate it too.
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The other day had the driver and passenger side windows de-fogged. Today fixed tempering valve.
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Where did you have the windows done ?
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Used my new ramps to raise the coach 7 7/8" and changed the air dryer. With the coach in the air it was easy. Bought a remanufactured AD-9 unit from NAPA, they had it in stock part# 109685X It was $134.66 with the AAA or AITA discount. The core charge was more, $148.00. Easy changeout with the coach in the air, the ground clearance is 19"and I could sit up under the middle to remove and install.
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@Dick Pierson -

I had them done in Phoenix. I posted the contact info in the recommended services part of the WOG. It was Arizona's Best RV and Auto Glass. Chris is his name. He did a really good job. I had been to others for a quote and basically was told no because of Bluebird. Two even said that the rubber seal will be ruined when removing the windows. And replacement is impossible to source. The only problems Chris had was removing them due to previous work was done incorrectly. Install was no problem. Very happy.
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Upper curbside engine bay hood clasp pulled out of fiberglass. First I cleaned and epoxied back in place then followed with six layers of fiberglass cloth. I threw some layers on other side for good measure. After reading here so often to always paint your projects I turned up the heaters and applied a healthy coat of gray enamal. A little slow to dry but came out great.
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After being on my list for 18 years I finally got the front chassis heat working! Man does that put out some heat!
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Upper curbside engine bay hood clasp pulled out of fiberglass. First I cleaned and epoxied back in place then followed with six layers of fiberglass cloth. I threw some layers on other side for good measure. After reading here so often to always paint your projects I turned up the heaters and applied a healthy coat of gray enamal. A little slow to dry but came out great.
Dale, I have seen where some have done what you did and added a little extra security for it not to happen again. They put in a couple of stainless steel carriage bolts which looked good on the outside and big washers on the inside to stiffen it up more to attach that bracket. Your fix looks good, but if it starts to loosen up again I would consider trying that.
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Dale, I have seen where some have done what you did and added a little extra security for it not to happen again. They put in a couple of stainless steel carriage bolts which looked good on the outside and big washers on the inside to stiffen it up more to attach that bracket. Your fix looks good, but if it starts to loosen up again I would consider trying that.
My thoughts exactly Jim. Also would be a great place to top off with some additional taillights.
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