Another fix I made was replacing the broken wheel jack assembly that I broke when I was up in Michigan. Amazon had a drop-in replacement for it so I got it delivered here at the RV park I'm staying in.
|The broken wheel jack assembly.|
|All fixed up!|
The Mini came with a 110 watt-hour 12 volt house battery that only has 55 usable watt-hours because you're not supposed to run lead-acid batteries down more than 50% down. I had room to add a second 12 volt battery but that would have only provided 110 usable watt-hours of off grid energy. Research online revealed a UPS - like battery "generator" that offers 345 watt-hours (probably 300 usable) that weighed less than 8 pounds because the battery it used was lithium-ion like the battery in our phones, only way bigger. I found one on Amazon that was 40% off and that had good customer reviews so I bought it and Amazon got it to my RV space in the park in 2 days.
|The Chafon-brand "generator".|
So instead of another heavy lead-acid battery the Mini has this little 8 pound powerhouse for solar storage! My solar suitcase charged the little UPS back up in a couple hours which I thought was really fast!
So those are the Fixes and Improvements to the Mini (hopefully no more fixes!) thus far.
Thanks for reading!