M116A3 Build

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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:59 pm

S. Heisley wrote::applause: Thanks for the great pictures. It is a beautiful area. I see you still have your Jeep Liberty. Me too. I love mine and don't have any plans to replace it in the near future. Jeeps have been known to last over 25 years. :thumbsup:

I love my Jeep Liberty and I’ll keep it going as long as I can. It has 160K miles at the moment. Hoping for at least another 100K! :D
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:39 pm

I have been thinking about installing the side utility doors on my trailer this summer. Here's a thread I created about how to approach cutting the aluminum out. I wanted to link it here for completeness in case I have to find it again.

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=71480
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My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:44 pm

The 3, Group 24 marine deep cycle batteries from February of 2015 aren’t holding as much juice as they used to. I looked into replacing them with a better 200 Amp SLA but that would be $350-400. Something I’ll do eventually but not right now.

There is a great thread about battery desulfation currently going on.
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71499

After reading that, I looked into desulfation options for my 4 year old batteries and here is that thread:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=71510

Long story short, I bought a PowerPulse battery manager to desulfate the batteries and hopefully regain some storage capacity that has been lost.

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I installed the PowerPulse device on the battery bank today. Fingers crossed!

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Little blinky LED says it’s working... :thinking:

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My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:25 pm

Did the camping trip to Ricketts Glen State Park over the weekend, and everything worked great!

I didn't stress the battery out because it wasn't hot enough to need the fan nor cold enough to need electric blankets. Just about perfect weather, in between 2 rain storms.

That's the little white trailer hiding behind the trees.
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We were close enough to the lake to see it from our campsite before the leaves came out on the shrubs. The timing of the trip was right because we had all sorts of peepers and frogs chorusing but no mosquitoes or biting insects to worry about.
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4 more camping trips planned to different parks in the wilds of Pennsylvania this summer!!! :woohoo:
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Tue May 07, 2019 12:45 pm

The trailer sprung a leak while driving in the rain on the interstate during my last trip. So today I took care of that.

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The sealant will dry clear.
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Mon May 13, 2019 3:04 pm

Some camping glamour shots. Glamping? :vroom:

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What you can’t see is that it got down to 37°F that evening! Or that it rained the whole weekend. :rainy:
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=62581
Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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