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    Posted: 12 Dec 2016 at 11:10am
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10. Dual batteries and battery cutt-off.  I learned this the hard way and the most expensive way.  Embarrassed
i will tell the tale to hopefully save others by my mistakes.  

a. I had a dead battery on the way out of town to boondock(first boondock attempt)  
b. I took a picture of the existing dead battery and purchased an exact replacement Group 24 (wrong)
c. new battery failed on boondock and is probably ruined due to excessive drain.  (wont hold charge now)
d. purchased another identical battery thinking that i just needed two group 24s to get by. (wrong)
e. now i have a ruined group 24 and a brand new group 24.  Great.Angry  my fault.
f.  what to do?  Actually read and learn and ask questions to the forum.  Smile 
g.  After contemplation of my mess, i decided to deepen the damage and purchase two new 6v 215hr duracells from batteries and bulbs.  i know the duracell are not the cream of the battery world, but after my beating thus far, they fit the budget.  And, BTW, the two of these did not cost much more than i wasted on the two group 24s. 
h.  Lesson-when the battery that came with your pod dies, chunk it and get to two 6v in series and a battery disconnect.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote texman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Dec 2016 at 11:26am
wish i was going camping instead of putting the pod in for the winter. Thumbs Down
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The only Mod under contemplation (at this time) is new mattresses for the bunks.  Any recommendations out there for bunk size mattresses ?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote texman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Dec 2016 at 11:27am
Thanks Leo ! Smile
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I bought a full size 3" memory foam topper from Walmart then using a serrated knife sawed it in half. Threw each half on top of the bunks. Super comfy
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I ended up buying 2 x 6" mattresses from Amazon.  Just got them yesterday.  My plan is to use the 6" and the cot mattresses that came with the pod in the bunks.  then, if i need the dinette sleeping as well, i will add the factory cot mattresses to the dinette in addition to the cushions.  Going camping this weekend to Villanueava NM.  Taking my 14 year old daughter to teach her fly fishing. hope to get some good sleep on these new mattresses.

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Nice work Texman. Do you remember the # of the BAL hide a spare? I see three different ones on Amazon. BAL 28216?  
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I looked back on my amazon history and is the BAL 28125.  I had to cut the tubes to fit, and drill hole to mount to frame, but not bad.  Be sure and leave enough room for the spare between the tire carrier and the bottom of the Pod.  Mine is tight and if i were to get a bigger size spare i am not sure if it would fit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote laureyrpod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Feb 2017 at 6:18pm
These window are my favorite mods. The rpod is dark inside. I just don't have the tools. I hate to pay camping world 185 an hour though. 
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