Retail trailer mods

Chorky

Observer
Has anyone seriously done any conversions of retail models to be more 'overland' capable?

Things such as:
swapping for diesel heat and water heater
removing standard 6v batteries for lithium options
swapping LP fridge for 12v marine fridge


Curious if it's actually feesable, and if it's worth it. Biggest concern obviously is LP has no where near the BTU as diesel, and is more volatile. Of course such changes would void warranties... Curious if anyone has done a full swap and how the results were.
 

ttengineer

Adventurer
Warranties are notoriously terrible for RVs, so I wouldn’t let that slow you down.



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Chorky

Observer
Warranties are notoriously terrible for RVs, so I wouldn’t let that slow you down.



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True, it was tooth and nail trying to warranty an electrical switch on my current trailer and they screwed it up bad and let rats inside. I have very little trust for any RV place; however, I would be more concerned about the lamination. it seems a lot of new trailers delaminate even within months of ownership, which is a shame. I would be looking at an Outdoors RV.
 

tdjma

New member
Do you have a 3 way fridge Currently ? I have a 12v/120v/ LP fridge . As for diesel heat it means adding a tank pump etc and weight compared to a lp tank.


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jwiereng

Active member
Seem like a lot of work with small gain to convert to diesel heat. Might be worthwhile if you’re “full timing” it.

What about LP heat do you dislike?

I dislike the amount of electrical power needed for my LP suburban brand furnace. Can not last very long off grid.
 

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