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ARB Fridge and new Storage: Update


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Here is a NEW post that ties together posts and threads that generate a fair amount of feedback and I thought I should update them as things change.

First:
Starting a Lithium Upgrade:

That post lives on this Oliver Forum thread:

 

(In addition you can find more details in our 4-Ever-Hithed.com web page blog is linked here: https://4-ever-hitched.com/ggs-blog/f/lithium-battery-upgrade ) 

Second:
...buried inside the Starting Lithium Upgrade thread...a ways down.

Not long after the Lithium Upgrade I posted about adding an ARB Fridge to the back of our truck.  
This mod required adding a pair of batteries and a Redarc BC/DC charger.  
The original post is below

 

 

Recently - Geronimo John pointed out that the wiring details were good, but I had inadvertently exposed too many snag points with the wiring as shown.
As GJ pointed out, stuff flies around on bumpy roads and could easily contact or snag the wires.
After our recent 6 month road trip I took his words to heart to rewire the fridge/charger and build extra sturdy storage with Tie Downs for our F350.

So here's both an update own the Fridge wiring and some pix of the new storage solution in the back of our F350.

 

Wiring up dual batteries and a Redarc for Charging while driving: Original View:

 

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After the feedback from GJ...I modified the wiring to put most of it on the back side of the mounting board.   I added standoffs so there was room behind the board for the wiring and connectors and mad sure I had a simple way to drop that board back down with the removal of 4 screws.  Here's the after pix on that modification:

UPDATED: Rats Nest tucked behind and wires now secured under edges of bedrug.

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New Front Storage Shelving:

I then moved forward to create some storage space in the front of the truck for extra gear.
The goal was to create a place to store bins of gear that can be strapped down during travel.


Below: New Shelving with Storage Bins

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Shelving unit is 6' wide x 2' deep.  
Shelves and dividers 3/4" Plywood - wrapped in automotive carpet glued to surface.

 

Access through side windows so I can quickly access all items in the top row

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Here are examples of accessories we carry that fit into various spaces/bins

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Hope that is of some use to anyone looking for storage solutions for the back of a truck.

Craig

 

 

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2019 Elite II (Hull 505 - Galway Girl - August 7, 2019 Delivery) 
Tow Vehicle: 2021 F350 King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle
Batteries Upgrade: Dual 315GTX Lithionics Lithiums - 630AH Total
Inverter/Charger: Xantrex 2000Pro 

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GJ - Thanks for the encouragement to improve.

Today I also added an input port for solar charging (feeds into the redarc) and an output port for running a compressor.

Used 45amp Anderson Connectors and fused the circuits.

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Craig

 

 

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2019 Elite II (Hull 505 - Galway Girl - August 7, 2019 Delivery) 
Tow Vehicle: 2021 F350 King Ranch, FX4, MaxTow Package, 10 Speed, 3.55 Rear Axle
Batteries Upgrade: Dual 315GTX Lithionics Lithiums - 630AH Total
Inverter/Charger: Xantrex 2000Pro 

BLOG:  https://4-ever-hitched.com

Amazon Oliver Outfitters Guide:  https://amzn.to/2mAAgPO

ALAZCAFLGAIDILINKSKYLAMIMNMSMOMTNENMNCOR

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