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post #31 of 35 Old 04-21-2013, 05:22 PM
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Thanks guys,
The there are two power systems. The tow system (lights and brakes) is powered by the jeep. The house system ( everything else) is powered by a pair of 12V deep cycle batteries. The two systems are for the most part isolated, but the onboard charger can take 12V from the jeep to charge the batts at a much slower rate than if it were connected to shore power.
The water system consists of a 25 gallon tank w/ 12V pump. It will also include a propane fired water heater (hopefully before it gets cold).
Can you show me your power setup? (Pictures and what you did exactly?)

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post #32 of 35 Old 04-22-2013, 05:40 AM
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Could you post up a few of your dimensions? Size of the box, overall length of the trailer,etc?
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post #33 of 35 Old 08-28-2013, 01:10 PM
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post #34 of 35 Old 10-20-2015, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Long term bump/update. I added a tekonsha p3 brake controller to my TJ over the weekend and dialed in the brakes. When I built the trailer I used a 3500lb axle with Dexter spindles/brakes, but have not used them until now. My limited testing so far leaves me very happy with the results. I wanted the controller to be very visible/ accessible when in use but removable when I don't need it, so decided to mount it above the dash via a GoPro suction cup mount. It is ugly, but strong and can be installed or removed completely very quickly.

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I ran the controller wiring behind the dash and laid it out so that it can be tucked under the dash top trim piece (near the vin plate) when not in use.



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