M116A3 Build

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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:15 pm

Today I noticed that my solar panel wasn’t putting out much electricity. Turns out it was coated with dirt! I cleaned it off, then did a bit more on the trailer sides so the trailer didn’t look as dirty. The roof... still needs a lot of scrubbing. But at least the batteries will stay charged now!

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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 » Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:40 pm

Lighting upgrade: reading lights.

New vs. Old. The LED light on the left came from a company called Oz-USA.
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What they look like installed. New on left, old on right.
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The color is a bit bluer for the new bulb, redder for the old. The brightness is comparable.
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Both new bulbs installed. I lose the frosty look of the old bulbs, but...
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The amp draw with both reading lights on doesn’t even register now. Prior to changing them out, the old bulbs drew an amp apiece and became extremely hot when in use.
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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 noseoil » Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:13 pm

Looks really nice now, good job sticking with it & doing the job right!
Build log: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=60248
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Re: M116A3 Build

Postby lfhoward » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:01 pm

noseoil wrote:Looks really nice now, good job sticking with it & doing the job right!

Hey thanks for checking back in!! It was always great to get your feedback on my build as we were both building at the same time. Was that back in 2015?! Wow, time flies. The Tucson Tortoise still looks great too! Amazing you have so many miles on it already. Mine probably has under 10K on it at this point, maybe closer to 5K miles. Time for new tires soon. Mine were used tires when I got them, and although there is still some usable tread, they are aging out.
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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