Here are some of the enhancements we have made to our Vibe so far.
Changed out all of the incandescent light bulbs inside, in the outside cooking area and in the pass through storage to LED. Was told by a FR rep at an RV show a couple weeks ago that the 2016s are coming with LEDs but the one there did not have them. We used these LEDs, 20 for < $12 :
Had the dealer add a topper for the slide and bathroom vent cover.
Got the Andersen 3600 - Ultimate Trailer Gear leveling kit. Got it as part of the trailer purchase for 50% off. Put bubble levels on the trailer road side rear so when backing into a spot I put the wedges behind the appropriate tires and DW lets me know when the bubble is level, then she sets the chocks - very easy.
Built a slide drawer for the pass through storage to hold plastic bins. Used old garage door rails and rollers. Still have lots of room in front and back of the drawer to store ladder, chairs, outdoor carpets, etc. No more taking stuff out to access what I need that is in the middle.
Added a vinyl fence post cover with caps under the rear bumper to hold the sewer hoses. Used a piece of vinyl gutter to make a tray that slides into it.
Added a sound bar with built-in subs above the TV. The brochure and sales people say that the stereo is MP3/DVD/CD/FM w/Surround Sound. I don’t know how they can classify it as surround sound since it has nothing but stereo. Dual stereo to the ceiling speakers on the A channel and another to the outside speakers on the B channel. When the air conditioner was running, you could barely hear the sound from a DVD playing. It sounds OK on the radio but it does not have Blu-ray capability. So, I added a Blu-ray player and a Dish Network receiver on the shelf below the TV, ran the HDMI outputs to the TV and audio out from the TV to the sound bar. Now we just use the built-in for music.
Found a Yamaha ATS-1030 at Costco and the length fit perfectly above the TV.
Added a TV mount to the bedroom wall and to the outside above the 110 outlet. The bedroom has a backer board for installing a mount. I used a piece of plywood for a backer on the outside wall and installed the bracket with SS hardware. Have a 19” TV that can be used to move between both spots. Used this adapter kit:
Polymer TV Brackets for Campers and RV's 3 Piece Set 2 White Wall 1 Black TV | eBay
To help with the summer heat, I installed heat control window film on all of the windows and bathroom skylight. Couldn’t use it on the door window. One roll and a little I had left over from some windows I had done in my house was enough to do the entire trailer.
DW complained that she could feel the trailer shaking when she was in bed and I would walk in the living/kitchen area. Two sets of telescopic jacks solved that problem.
That’s about it for now. Now I’m working on a post for the stuff that broke, came loose, etc. But I will need to wait until it quits raining so I can crawl under the trailer to get some pictures. AL