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Old 07-11-2018, 02:04 PM   #51
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I would be interested to see how the rubber boots hold up over time with all of the bouncing on the road.
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:55 PM   #52
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framed out

I did later consider the downward thrust load on those boots so I replace the support bracket. Instead of the top factory hanger, or I would say a stabilizer at best, I changed to a support base to take the complete thrust load from the bottom up (you can see the tip of the bracket at the bottom center). Now the clamps only compress for a seal and are not weight bearing. I cut down a left over Lehigh ladder hanger I had and used a 3"x6" galavinized steel back plate on the rear of the rotocast wall. The funniest thing of all is that I only had grade 5 bolts that size in the shop.... for a plastic wall....

She don't move at all now.

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:59 PM   #53
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Man you are creative.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:25 AM   #54
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thanks..

Thanks, but those arn't the words BK the DW uses... It more like LITHA (leave it the heel alone). But we stayed in the coach last night and BK the DW did like the idea of starting the coffee from the bed, I also use one of the remote powers to turn on a light in the cab area so I can 10-100 @ 0 dark thirty and not stub my pretty little toes....
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:40 PM   #55
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This list represents about $4k and hours of work on a 26.5’ Springdale without slides. If you don’t boondock you can save about $1k.

Real mattress
Shelves in hanging locker by bed (our TT has a large hanging locker so the shelving is a better use of this space)
Bedroom TV shelf gone
Coat hooks on wall at foot of bead
HD gas struts to lift fully made bed
Light & heat pad for bedroom and bath vents

Oxygenics is shower head
Larger medicine cabinet with secure latch
Towel racks in bath (ours is a dual bar)
Toilet paper holder in bath (ours is vertical mount post style up by the sink so it is easily accesable and the TP cannot come off during travel.)
Drying rods in shower (expandable rods fit nicely above shower walls)
Titanium white Velcro mounted skylight cover
Fantastic fan (I think these are over rated and expensive and we will select another option on our next TT)

Wall mounted knife rack (ours is a 1.5” stainless box that I cut a styrofoam insert so the knives would ne secure while traveling)
Marine locking latches on all cabinets so the cabinets cannot open while traveling
Wall mounted flat screen 1080p TV (also doubles as computer monitor)
Mac Mini mounted on wall near TV (use Apple wireless keyboard and mouse for use from dinette or couch. Audio wired into TT speakers. Has lots of music and movies loaded on a 1tb HD)
WiFi extender with outside antenna (mounted to TV antenna with coax taped to roof)

Extra USB ports by 12vdc plug
Grab handle inside door
Three coat hooks mounted on the cabinet by the door
Footman loops mounted by the door to strap in walking sticks and umbrellas
Flashlight clips mounted on top of window valences.

High quality water filter from fresh H2O tank (your Camco filter only filters orders etc. It is activated charcoal, not a filter for particulates or pathogens.)

Digital thermostat
LED lights everywhere, in & out
3kw inverter in basement & plug into 120 AC power
25’ quick disconnect gas line for BBQ grill
Electric young jack
Outdoor shower enclosure if you boondock to minimize the use of the gray water holding tank.
Four Optima 6vdc batteries if you boondock to drive the 3kw inverter (heavy, so mount in basement to lower their effect on young weight)
Inverter generator for boondocking
Battery shutoff for storage
Vent covers (one has to be for the Fantistic fan tin the bath
Bike rack (ours is mounted very wide for our tandem and leaves the spare tire in its original position)
Insulated reflective cut outs that mount under the pull down shades to keep the TT cooler or warmer depending on the weather.
What tandem bike rack do you use? Would you recommend it?
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:36 PM   #56
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nrkmann

I may be an engin'er, but dang that's a list of a craftsman!

I'll jump in on the bike rack, we were using a fixed swagman. But we went to folding citizen bikes last year that ride inside of the jeep. Since we are more of a space shuttle and not a dreamliner I now use the rack as a base for a folding table as my cooking station. It gets used at every campsite, woild be lost without it....

The top black horizonal line is just optics, it's not part of the bike bar, but the opening under the coach.
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I would go through and write down every model number and serial number of every appliance, thingie, item that moves or doesn’t move I could even imagine. And the name of the company and the 1-800 number. Cause it’s going to break. Not if, when.
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:48 PM   #58
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I would have made sure the gauge on the propane tank worked. Took it back to the dealer (Airport Motorhomes in London, Ont.) twice and they claimed they fixed it. We finally gave up because they are 1.5 hours one way trip, meaning 6 hours of driving each fix attempt.

That's the one thing we were never able to repair on our unit since purchasing new.
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I may be an engin'er, but dang that's a list of a craftsman!

I'll jump in on the bike rack, we were using a fixed swagman. But we went to folding citizen bikes last year that ride inside of the jeep. Since we are more of a space shuttle and not a dreamliner I now use the rack as a base for a folding table as my cooking station. It gets used at every campsite, woild be lost without it....

The top black horizonal line is just optics, it's not part of the bike bar, but the opening under the coach.

Mines up and out of the way now.
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:58 PM   #60
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sweet

Next time you have the racks unloaded throw a pic up. Would love to see the entire setup...
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