Back to escapetrailer.com
Cash Flow Properties for Sale | US Residential Real Estate Investment - Turnkey Homes For Sale | If you're looking for great investment properties that generate impressive returns, we can help. With Turnkey Homes for rent, you can find undervalued houses for sale that meet your criteria.
It often comes into question what is the best wall mount for such big TVs, can you mount a 75-inch tv on the wall, are tv wall mounts universal, what size screws are used to mount a Samsung tv, and even can you hang a curved tv on a regular wall mount? Read till the end to have all such questions answered.
There is also a guide in the end after samsung 82 inch tv
Can 4-LiFePO4 heated batteries, 2-mmpt solar controllers, a solar panel breaker, shunt, catastrophic fuse, 400 amp battery switch, and 2 Lynx distributers with mega fuses, all fit under a 5.0, widened rear bench with a Lagun table ?
fit under the 5.0, widened, rear bench?
Yes, is the answer.
Upgraded 5.0 Rear Chassis ground. Noted 5.0 trailer has three 10 awg guage wire chassis grounds. One as the battery negative, another as a equipment ground for the inverter, and another as the central ground point on the WFCO power center.
Got rid of those 3 grounds and added a single 4/0 chassis ground to our Lynx distributors. It's thru bolted to the chassis.
The one photo shows "it" installed(in place), but does it show it hooked up? I don't see anything tied into it, everything is still nutted together. I'm not one to make heads or tails of Schematic drawings. I'm a 3D visual person. 🤔
tdf - texas --THANK YOU! This info was very helpful.
Electric Hot Water Heater Switch
I wanted to put a switch inside the trailer to turn on/off the electric to the hot water heater and quit having to use the one in the hot water heater enclosure. I know you've been there - you have to go outside the trailer to the hot water heater, open the panel door, fumble around until you find the on/off switch hiding behind all that stuff, remember if it's switched up or down for on, and then close everything back up. Oh, and don't forget to turn it back off before disconnecting the water or you will be buying a new heater element.
So.... I found a direct replacement for the panel that comes with the Escape but with an extra switch for the electric water heater.
Here's a pic of the one that Escape installed (without the electric water heater switch)
As you can see, the replacement panel is identical to the original - it just has the extra switch for the electric water heater. Here is where you can buy the replacement panel.
KIB Electronics | Service & Warranty
2504 Jeanwood Drive, Elkhart, IN 46514
Direct: (574) 327-6534
Office: (574) 262-0518
Fax: (574) 262-5172
It costs about $50. That's cheap enought to prevent trips out in the cold and rain to turn on/off the electric hot water heater.
The other part that you will need to add is a relay for the Suburban SW6DE to convert it to a SW6DEL. The suburban relay in installed in the electrical junction box on the side of the heater. The box already has the mounting holes for the relay and the relay is installed using sheet metal screws to attach it.
Suburban Water Heater Relay 232948
Here is a source for the relay. It's about $8.
Here is where it gets installed.
Suburban hot water heater electrical junction box
Relay installed in SW6DE junction box.
So to install the new panel, all the existing wiring gets connected the same as the original panel with one additional wire run from the panel down to the relay installed at the hot water heater. Here is the wiring diagram for the SW6DEL showing the wiring.
It's an easy mod to do - running the addition wire from the panel to the hot water heater is probably the hardest part because of having to get the wire through the cabinets in your trailer from where the panel is mounted to the hot water heater.
But the benefits! At a glance, I can tell if the electric hot water heater is on or off, I can turn on both the propane and electric for the hot water heater when I need extra hot water easily, and no more going outside to turn off/on the electric hot water heater.
My Trailer Electrical Upgrade
I have a 2017 21C that I upgraded the electrical on. Here is a copy of my trailer's wiring diagram. I have made some improvements in Escape's wiring that I think makes it better.
Trailer Electrical Wiring Diagrams
Escape doesn't supply wiring diagrams for their trailers - each trailer is somewhat customized and keeping track of all the versions would be problematic. That said, having a generalized wiring diagram can be handy when electrical problems occur. So I drew up a set of wiring diagrams for the different options that Escape provides.
The drawings are the result of tracing every wire on multiple Escapes and discussions with other owners. Escape does wire each trailer a little different but these drawings should be generic enough that they would be useful enough for troubleshooting your trailer's electrical system.
The part of the drawings that are not shown is the 12v wiring from the WFCO DC fuse panel out to the 12v devices. Sorry, but Escape doesn't wire any of these circuits the same from trailer to trailer and that requires testing the circuits to find out what goes where. It's not hard to do - just pull a fuse and see what gets powered down.
May they be some help to you.
Wiring - Solar option
Wiring - Solar + Inverter
Wiring - Solar + Inverter, all outlets option
I found this information on "the other forum" and found it so helpful I thought it should be posted here. The site is "RV Safety | No-Shock-Zone" Lots of good information relevant to anyone with an RV. Link is below.
Inverter Battery Cable Upgrade
The 2 gauge battery cables and 200 amp fuse to my inverter was causing the inverter to trip on low voltage when using my 950 watt microwave on full power. After doing some voltage drop measurements, I found that most of the voltage drop was across the 200 amp fuse as vibration had loosened the rivets on the fuse.
By the way, how the 200 amp fuse was installed is not how it was supposed to be done. That fuse requires a fuse holder to support it to prevent the failure I experienced.
I decided to upgrade the whole system such that I never have to do this upgrade again. That meant 2/0 battery cables, hydraulic crimped terminals with heat shrink, MEGA fuse holder and fuse, and copper bus bar connection between the positive battery terminal and the fuse. The only special part needed was a Panduit LCA2/0-56-X lug to terminate the 2/0 to the inverter as it had to be a narrow tongue lug to fit.
Here are the sources for the material used.
Very happy with the results! Pics show the original Escape install and then my mod.