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Old 09-14-2016, 05:06 PM   #31
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Jeff, Great mod, we've been thinking about do the same thing since we got the trailer. Always seemed like such a waste of space to have that blank cover there.

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:12 PM   #32
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Since we are prone to tinkering ... some more mods ...

The dinette table as originally supplied, is a little tight to sit behind. This simple mod rotates it nintey degrees and is non-disruptive, you can go back to original at any time.

The whole concept is "Gravity Powered" ... it is gently pressed against the back wall, and a pipe insulating foam protects both the table edge and the wall. It rests on top of the existing cushion. Friction holds the foam in place, and makes it easily removeable.

We constructed a "mini" table, with a cut-out on the bottom that nests around the existing pole attachments on the factory table. The nesting cut-out is routed for a good fit, and spaced so that the original table only presses gently towards the wall.

When we dis-assembled our previous TC, we harvested many parts including a similar set of table supports. We did NOT make any changes to the length of the poles; the cushion height worked out quite well for us.

It travels "assembled" just fine, we have been using it this full season and it has never come off. There was a bit of "measure twice - trim - fuss" to get the placement of the notch just right.

When we dis-assembled the old TC we found many years of insects that had unsuccessfully tried to winter inside the walls where the refrigerator mounted.
We found the Stainless Steel Refrigerator Vent Screens on sale, and installed them on the new box.

Added a few extra "zip ties" ... the two per strip supplied would probably be just fine, but they do degrade with age, and since the screens mount externally, a few extras are cheap insurance against leaving these nice stainless screens on the highway ...

Kinda trivial ... there are two plastic light fixtures over the bed. The white plastic was "loud" and harsh on the eyes ... found some like fixtures in black on eBay ... only a few buxx each. In a fit of RV Modding OCD, swapped in the "white" switches to provide contrast when looking to turn them on/off.

When we first got the TT, we immediately swapped all the lights for LED's ... the "secret" was to find them on eBay ... we needed approximately twenty for all the interior / overhead lights, fridge, stove hood ... couldn't decide on "warm" or "white" so ordered sufficient quantity of BOTH. Doubt we paid much more than $25 for twenty of BOTH, or forty total ... so the fridge, pass-thru, and stove hood got the color we decided against for the overheads. And we still have some-teen spares, when/if they ever bug out.

Relatively simple mods ... but part of the fun of slowly making it "Ours."


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