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Old 11-16-2014, 11:28 PM   #181
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Today I completed what I think will be the best mod yet. Woot.com had some memory foam mattresses at great prices. 150 bucks for a full including tax and shipping.

It had a zippered cover so was easy to remove and trim the rounded corner with an electric knife using a template I made out of cardboard.

The full size fits a bit more snug in the corner bed spot than the stock mattress and I thought it might be more difficult to make up but its no more hassle.

Looking forward to trying it out.

Also installed 6 more LED lights. Just another 6 or so and will have them all replaced.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:59 AM   #182
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Today I completed what I think will be the best mod yet. Woot.com had some memory foam mattresses at great prices. 150 bucks for a full including tax and shipping.

It had a zippered cover so was easy to remove and trim the rounded corner with an electric knife using a template I made out of cardboard.

The full size fits a bit more snug in the corner bed spot than the stock mattress and I thought it might be more difficult to make up but its no more hassle.

Looking forward to trying it out.

Also installed 6 more LED lights. Just another 6 or so and will have them all replaced.
Do you (or any reading this) camp when it is cold? If so you ABSOLUTELY gotta get this!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We tested this out during a trip when overnight temps were in the upper 20s-low 30s outside. Turned on the warmer @ a hour before bed and OMG nothing like climbing into a warm cocoon!

In fact, for me it can be too much. I will turn it on to "High" before bed and turn it completely off when I get in (yes, it has dual controls!) Toasty warm sheets that slowly decrease to body temperature warm. A perfect setup for a perfect sleep!
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Old 12-30-2014, 03:36 PM   #183
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Solera Rookie, I received the sun shades a couple of days ago and they are perfect. Thanks for the link.
Is this the one you ordered?
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:49 PM   #184
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Yes, that is the one. I am still very happy with them.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:21 PM   #185
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Cell phone signal booster

Have been looking at this Wilson signal booster for my 24R and I can not figure out how to mount the antenna on the roof. Everything up there seems to be fiberglass any suggestions?

Wilson Mobile 4G RV Signal Booster Kit for Voice, 3G & 4G LTE
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:28 PM   #186
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Someone on the forum did a similar antenna installation and they mounted to the TV antenna.

It raised and lowered with the antenna.

There was another that had a plate to replace the tv antenna cable plate that has two cable wire channels.
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:41 PM   #187
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We put a galvanized steel backer for a satellite install. Try a magnet around the front of the unit, centered.
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(Someone on the forum did a similar antenna installation and they mounted to the TV antenna. It raised and lowered with the antenna.)


My antenna is fixed and seems to be plastic and flimsy.


(We put a galvanized steel backer for a satellite install. Try a magnet around the front of the unit, centered.)


How did you fasten the galvanized backer? Will the magnetic mounts stick to the roof?


Thanks for the tips!
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It's laminated into the roof. Should be able to screw into it or put a magnet on it.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:24 PM   #190
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ONE THING you've all missed ...

1. Just like Mr. Leisling I added a cover for the dark steps to prevent stepping into it
inadvertently. Most of you shud do this as it's a big safety issue and only takes one
mis-step (ouch!). BUT, in ADDITION, I purchased a battery-driven (AA's) auto sensor
light which is installed on the padded partition right behind the pass. seat. Coming in or going out the sensor picks up motion and nicely LIGHTS the stairway which is a
great convenience when dark and\or the dog, DW, or Grand kids are making the "leap".
Got it from eBay for around $10-12. Called the MAXSA and you can search it with a "motion-activated LED outdoor night-light" line. Is weatherproof and activates for around 3' then gradually powers down to nil (opera light style). Daylight will keep it off so it is not drained needlessly. So, I open the door and is ON as soon as the door moves it lights those stairs. Handy Dandy!!

2. Also attached a Wolverine silicone 110V heating pad(80W?) underneath and on my MB oil pan. Routed the plug to just outside the lower front grill and hook it up about 2 hrs. before firing it up during the Ohio winter climate. Was also using a heat lamp before this, which worked fine, but was getting tired of always crawling underneath to set it up. I also have one of these heat pads on my Honda and leave it plugged in all winter...no matter what that engine fires up like it's already warmed up and ready-to-go! Just DON'T forget to unplug before you pull away in a rush (lol).

3. Just bought a Stanley battery charger\maintainer (eBay for $20-!) which I especially like as it can be hooked up three ways...1) via the battery itself from the engine compartment
2) attached permanently to the batter terminals down underneath 3) or my fave...using an adapter plug that charges directly via the round accessory port (my cig lighter, actually). Re #3, you can use this only if the lighter port works WITHOUT the key having to be inserted or turned to accessory position. So...when I top off the house batts once a month (and run the gen set too), I simply plug into the cig lighter port and the power plug into the duplex over the coach entry door. Wet-cell, sealed, OR AGM's! All batts maintained ;] !

Pretty much have a lot of the stuff you all mentioned in the previous comments...is a 2011 and the previous owner did a lot of the dirty work for me. Oh, bought an ADCO cover for it this winter which went on pretty easily and hope the same when I have to remove. I'm really hoping that I can get a variance from city hall so that I can forego
this winter routine by having built a steel-roof lean-to from the side of my home where I park Nelly Belle. Would be a lot more convenient esp. for winter trips down South.
Would sell the cover for around half, later, if this happens. If interested let me know and I'll retain your name on a list.

You all shared some great custom idea's, some of which I'll do too! This is a great thread and hope all will keep it going. Kudo's to "Debbie" down in New Orleans for thinking of starting this one. Enjoy M.G.\Lent Debbie and all that great food down there!! -PB
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