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Old 10-04-2015, 02:20 PM   #241
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I secured my range cover with a couple of bungee cords and used pipe foam to secure the microwave plate.
That is the ONLY thing that makes a noise in ours on some roads. I am doing that mod while on vacation! Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:36 PM   #242
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2013 Solera 24S changes:

*Bilstein Shocks
* Hellwig swaybar
*Sumo springs
*Tire pressure kit to read from dash.
*Longer metal tire stems.
*New bathroom sink faucet since handle on original kept falling off. Love the new one!
*New water pump with much better water pressure! Will keep old one as back up if needed.
*Side Cameras
*New tires. Not totally needed at the time, BUT when the tire dude was putting on new metal stems he saw that one of the inside duals had been CUT between the two tires, and the area was bulging. It had to have been cut purposely at the factory to be where it was. It would have never shown if we hadn't have put new stems on. Husband was right there and saw it. We were leaving for our almost 6,000 mile trip to New York and a blowout would not have made us happy.
*Heavy 30 amp surge protector for outside power hookup.
*Storage box between driver and passenger seat, yet we can step on it when getting up to go to the back.
*Put a sliding shelf under the kitchen sink and one inside the deep, left front cupboard in the entertainment center. Have hooks to keep them from out sliding while driving. Both lined with laminate. Also lined shelves under bathroom sink with laminate.
*Add power outlet under kitchen sink for coffee pot and toaster. Works great with slide out.
*Added power outlet to one seat at table for easy laptop use, iPad and battery chargers.
*Put push lights in closet, pantry, and under kitchen sink.
*Made six hook coat rack (three with each having two hooks) and put right inside door behind passenger seat. Have a few Command Hooks near bathroom for towels, and made a couple over the door hooks for closet.
*Four inch foam top on mattress.
*The fold out "kitchen counter top" wasn't holding up (screws were stripped) so we made another one that is a bit larger and stronger.
*Made a floor extension for over the stairwell for more space. It folds up for when not in use.
*Extension rod from Walmart that fits from front to back (close to wall) of shower to use as a place to hang wet things.
*New shower head.
*Painted PVC pipe to hold shower door so it doesn't come out of the track while driving, and one to hold it open while driving. The one for open use also works great as a toilet paper holder. Just place it up higher. :-)
*Made "holders" for bottled soap or sprays for bathroom sink counter, under kitchen sink counter, and in shower.
*Put two hooks near end of bed to hold Oxygen Concentrator in place with bungee cord while driving.
*Paper towel holder.
*Made Cup Holder for driver. It stands high enough for driver to reach cup without having to bend down to holder in the door. It can also be folded down to the floor to be out of the way when not needed.
*Put black towels on dash to block glare and reflection. Really helps when taking photos through windshield.
*Covered dining seats with a thick towels to protect the vinyl fabric. The original cover had a tiny break so wanted to protect it.
*Added door bar outside passenger door area.
*Added DISH TV and hooked up Sirius Radio.
*Put TV on wall by bed.
*Bolted a safe "somewhere".
*Made a folding stand to set the BBQ grill on, plus it has been used as an end table for drinks while sitting outside.
*Hung a digital clock with day/date/temperature by bed and above microwave. Just bought an outdoor thermometer, but haven't used it yet. Wanted to see how cold it was at night while in Yellowstone, but we didn't buy it until we got home.
*Put a doorstop at the bottom of the bathroom sink cabinet to keep the bathroom door from banging into the counter. Had to put a block of wood to extend it as needed.
*Bought great window shields that fit perfectly for windshield and side door windows to keep the sun out.

Have done a few other things, but not worth mentioning. :-)
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:16 PM   #243
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I added rear bumper back-up motion sensors; a magazine rack on wall next to dinette, screen door grille & handle, solar panel on roof, rear night vision camera, DISH on roof, Hellwig stabilizer, memory foam topper and custom front captain seats with heat, massage, power lumbar and swivel.
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:30 AM   #244
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Added a surface mount outlet on the wall next to the dinette. Has a cord that plugs into the outlet at the head of the top bunk when slide is out and tucks under the cushion for travel.

Handy if you want to use an appliance on the table.
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Old 10-12-2015, 05:02 PM   #245
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Rear bumper sensors?

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I added rear bumper back-up motion sensors; a magazine rack on wall next to dinette, screen door grille & handle, solar panel on roof, rear night vision camera, DISH on roof, Hellwig stabilizer, memory foam topper and custom front captain seats with heat, massage, power lumbar and swivel.
LIKE the idea of the rear bumper sensors....OK, so...

1) What brand?
2) Where did you buy?
3) How much?

Would appreciate info here after "nearly" backing into a tree this morning
while using mirrors AND rear camera!? Anything extra always helps!

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Old 10-12-2015, 05:43 PM   #246
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I found the bumper motion sensors on EBay; a company called RVPRONET, I believe. I paid $135. for them. With so many cars having this feature these days, it's hard to believe that the RV industry doesn't put them on motor homes.
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Old 10-13-2015, 05:48 PM   #247
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I found the bumper motion sensors on EBay; a company called RVPRONET, I believe. I paid $135. for them. With so many cars having this feature these days, it's hard to believe that the RV industry doesn't put them on motor homes.
Cool beans...thanks for THAT! And yes, the RV industry SHOULD have been offering these a LONG time ago. I've seen tons of bashed ladders, holes punched into the skin, rumpled and rippled this-and-that unless that's how they make their money...repairing bashed in rear ends? Anyway, this is a great idea and maybe BC Clemens will read this one and make a good suggestion to those who need to know?

Again, thanks. Love eBay too! -PB
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:07 AM   #248
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Yeah, I replaced my ladder before having the rear bumper motion sensors installed. How many of us are backing into tight camp sites at night???
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:45 AM   #249
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We've looked at them several times, but they never made all that much sense for motorhomes.

Most of the time there is a tow vehicle. So they would have to be disabled. Then when no tow vehicle, there is a back up camera and the bumper is normally visable.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:40 PM   #250
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It would be a great design feature if they designed one with an on/off switch or maybe an invention where the wiring/ device was hooked up and attached to towed vehicle rear bumper, like the brake lights. Inventors anyone?????
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