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Old 10-11-2015, 11:09 AM   #1
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Posted my Forester mods

I posted my Forester mods over in the Modifications and updates forum as all can be used by other FR products. Check it out.
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Old 10-12-2015, 11:29 PM   #2
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more mods posted today!

Added my solar connector and bathroom shelf.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:15 AM   #3
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So far (1 month)
-Running boards
-SS Wheel simulators
-Back up camera- wireless
-Fantastic fan
-2 additional Maxx air vent covers (3 total now)
-Ejected glass shower door for a rod and curtain
-soap, shampoo dispenser in the shower
-Additional towel rack in bath.
-Added a shelf and hooks to hang cables, hoses in the main outside storage
-Window tint on the 3 large windows
-Floor mat for the cab (Lloyd mats)
-Passenger seat swivel
-Destickered the unit of all Forester decals and warning decals
-Installed font rain gutter extensions (Don't know why FR did not put any on the front with the downward frontal rake on the vehicle)
-Made a sink and stove top cover out of large plastic cutting boards
-Ejected the dinette, moved the electrical to the wardrobe wall and installed 2 recliner chairs, made a 24" round tabletop for the insert and added a flip up 1/2 circle table to the wall beneath the window (photos to come soon with a full thread)

Probably more stuff I forgot. I have been busy.
And for the icing on the cake- just sold the dinette for $300 on Craigslist.

Next is to get my truck set up to flat tow. I am making a custom baseplate.
Then...a dual receivered motorcycle rack for the rear of the coach.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:03 PM   #4
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Added another mod today

Added a switch for the water pump on the wall next to the vanity sink. Check it out under mods
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Old 11-14-2015, 10:36 PM   #5
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I had my TV / Stereo guy out today to sort out my TV issues. Now all TV's (3) can watch Sat or OTA TV and the outside speakers will work with outside TV watching Sat. (outside stereo / dvd player is still small speakers)

Plus we hard wired in the tv and eliminated the stupid plug in. That plug was getting super hot...that seems to be a very hazardous connection...may even be a possible fire hazard.
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Old 11-14-2015, 11:19 PM   #6
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Jim, thanks for the info on the TV plug. We haven't used ours yet but I will test it out tomorrow to check for heat buildup on the plug.
Do you have the outdoor speakers under your awning or only the 2 under the TV? My outdoor speakers near the awning are controlled by the dash radio equalizer fader control and there is a wall switch by the entry way to power them. Really silly to have it thru the dash radio instead of the outdoor radio and TV. I wonder if they are routed down to the wiring mess by the sub-woofer under the sofa and the wall joining the outdoor E/C.
You can't see it in the photo but there is what looks like 10 feet of black lamp cord partially coiled up. I wonder what that's all about?
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:17 AM   #7
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I have the new Jensen unit over the entry door that has the stereo / dvd player in it that runs the main TV / coach surround sound system / and the big outdoor speakers. It has 3 speaker settings - inside regular sound - outside - and / or inside surround sound. You can choose all or any combination. My dash stereo is just a dash stereo / GPS unit. It only controls the front cab speakers. The outside TV on OTA reception and stereo / DVD player uses the small speakers under TV.
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Old 11-15-2015, 12:59 AM   #8
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Jim, wish mine was like that. We saw the one we originally ordered and it had the radio/dvd etc in the overhead cabinet just in back of the passenger seat above the sofa. One day I'm going to take out the sofa seat and tackle the wiring mess under there. Maybe it can be rewired. You going to Yosemite this winter?
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Trade that "old' unit in for the one you ordered. Tell em thanks for the loaner. I'm thinking spring time for Yosemite. We'll be spending a lot of time on the coast during the winter. Mainly the Monterey area. We found a nice campground with 18 miles of bike trails in Monterey and out along the ocean.
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Old 11-25-2015, 03:08 PM   #10
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Another Mod

My Forester 2701DS Mods with photos
Moved switches for Kitchen and Living room lights to more accessible location.
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