Looks great. Thanks for the advice on the awning because we just bought a pop-up and haven’t unferled the awning yet.Old school actual popup owner here. My work is more boring in comparison. Having finished repainting the interior of the 1999 Dutchmen popup, I've reassembled everything inside, installed a new pump faucet, installed new wheel bearings, and unfurled the awning I haven't looked at since buying this thing in 2019. Uck. Miracled Misted all the mildew and mold (that stuff works great.
I've read so many things about filling fridge. Ours has come open once when traveling, and some have said not to pack the fridge, but still turn it on a day before so to get cold. Then put a frozen gallon water jug in to help it keep cold. It's a hassle to have to fill a cooler and move everything to fridge at campsite.Plans for today are to add a bit more to the fridge. The freezer is just about full, so we have almost all our suppers for 2 weeks packed, plus some add-ons for breakfast - and, of course, ice cream. I need to decide which camp chairs are going, etc.
and, for those who need it - battery charge and/or maintenance reminder
Hello, while you are en route, do you run the refrigerator on propane?The black tank drain is leaking again at the seam where the valve is. This is what we had the shop replace in January, and then repair last in March or April. It had not leaked again until mid-afternoon today, after dumping it yesterday. Not very happy, since we had the shop do the replacement, to avoid issues friends had with leaking afterwards when they did it themselves - maybe it isn't all that uncommon. It has always been a slow drip. We cleaned it all with alcohol and have put silicone cualk on the seam, we can see where the leak muse be. That slowed it to a really slow drip. We'll probably add another layer, when it isn't as hot, it's right in the afternoon sun, so the silicon may be heeding gravity while soft as much as not working.
Finished packing food in the fridge and freezer, so just will have last minute things to add, as well as set food from the freezer to the fridge for the weekend, so we can reheat our meals. We have very little left to do for the trip itself, just keeping track of the last minute things. Oil change on the truck Wednesday.
Have a look at the Progressive Dynamics PD4045KV HERE It's a full drop in replacement converter / power center. It also has a Lithium mode and an optional pendant that you can use to set the output voltage mode. You don't need to keep your batteries absolutely fully charged all the time if you're not going boondocking.I called the manufacturer, Keystone for Dutchmen. They couldn’t recommend a new converter for the Kodiak regarding lithium batteries. They said to contact my local Kodiak dealership. After speaking with my local dealership, it was recommended to replace our converter. DH ordered a new converter to replace our WF-8735 to an upgraded model that will charge our lithium battery. He will work on the install sometime this month. DH says it’s very complicated with lots of wires. Our next trip is in June.