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Old 02-25-2015, 11:58 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the great ideas! I do like the LED light strip idea. Where did you pick up yours? As for some of the other power items, I went with the manual tongue jack since that's one less thing that'll break. About the only power option I went with was the awning. I know the cabinet doors will be something we'll want to address, as it sounds they're the same as our Scotty was, which were rather cumbersome at times.

One thing we plan on doing is dressing up the kitchen a bit. We found some tiles called Smart Tiles through Home Depot that we'll install on the outside wall in the kitchen area. My wife got a pic of a 25BH and created a little before & after of it using Photoshop:



One thing we were able to get with the deal for a small amount of $$ was to have the aluminum rims that come on the Flyte put on it instead of the generic white wheels. My wife PhotoShopped the rims onto a 25BH Oasis and it dresses it up quite well. Just for fun, I had her put on Shasta wings on it. I may look into that...but that'll be after the warranty is up!

The tiles are a good idea and the rims look great!

You can find the led strip lights all over ebay.
Cost about 25 bucks. Make sure you get waterproof ones 5050 leds and 300 lights per strand. You can either hook them up directly to your 12v or get a 110v adaptor and plug into a standard ac outlet.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:03 AM   #12
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The one thing I did last year was put a TV in to entertain the grandson on rainy days. Didn't get much use but worked well when we needed it. All this modification discussion reminded me that I am going to switch out my 20lb propane tanks for 30's. Not having an electric water heater means a little more propane usage. Really noticed it in September when the furnace ran. Just need to get a longer fastener rod because the 30's area bit taller. Will add a little extra weight to the tongue but should be negligible.


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I have the 20lb tanks and they have been more than adequate but I don't do a lot of fall camping. Plus it must be a little cooler up in Laronge so the 30s could come in handy!

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My wife just reminded me that I installed a stove top cover last summer and ordered some sink covers that will give us some more counter space. Is it spring yet?? Lol


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I've definitely been considering a stove cover.
We got sink covers included with our purchase and they sure help out with adding a bit of counter space.
I'm getting spring fever too and it's not even March!
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:33 AM   #13
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We bought a 30qb just about a year ago. We've been out in it about 6 times so far, anywhere from 2 nights to a week. We've enjoyed it a great deal, just like some of the other comments have stated, it's had a few minor issues to address with the warranty and a few customizations. We've upgraded the shower and reinforced the supports under the lower bunk beds. We have two teenage boys and a large dog that go with us, if one can't destroy it, the other two will, lol. A couple of upcoming customizations for us are the larger handrail mentioned in an earlier post and a different tv mount that will swivel. We went cheap on the mount when we originally purchased the camper and now wish we would have just went ahead and paid more for the swivel. Being newbies, we didn't pay much attention to the size of the gray water tank and thought the tank sounded like it was a good size. Unfortunately one spot we camp each year for 6 nights only has electric and that makes for a long stretch on that tank. Guess we'll be looking at some of those portable tanks to empty it soon enough.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:27 PM   #14
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We bought a 30qb just about a year ago. We've been out in it about 6 times so far, anywhere from 2 nights to a week. We've enjoyed it a great deal, just like some of the other comments have stated, it's had a few minor issues to address with the warranty and a few customizations. We've upgraded the shower and reinforced the supports under the lower bunk beds. We have two teenage boys and a large dog that go with us, if one can't destroy it, the other two will, lol. A couple of upcoming customizations for us are the larger handrail mentioned in an earlier post and a different tv mount that will swivel. We went cheap on the mount when we originally purchased the camper and now wish we would have just went ahead and paid more for the swivel. Being newbies, we didn't pay much attention to the size of the gray water tank and thought the tank sounded like it was a good size. Unfortunately one spot we camp each year for 6 nights only has electric and that makes for a long stretch on that tank. Guess we'll be looking at some of those portable tanks to empty it soon enough.

Many grey tanks are smaller. We have a 25RL and we camp primarily where it's electrical only and when we have our grandchildren with us the grey water fills quickly. I have a tote for emptying the grey/black tanks but depending on the distance to the dumpsite that gets old too. If it is just the two of us we get 6 days easily but as soon as we add people that number starts dropping. We try to minimize the use of the grey water capacity by doing dishes once a day etc. but with more people it's difficult. Our black tank is seldom used in that campsite because there are a number toilets around the campground. Sometimes I wish our tank was larger but we have camped where the dumpsite is a long ways away and that's a lot of additional weight to tow so I guess it's one of those trade offs when camping with a travel trailer or 5th wheel. We got snow again yesterday so the camping season is inching closer but not quickly enough for me.


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Old 03-28-2015, 01:45 PM   #15
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Never thought about waiting to do the dishes once a day. I was always more focused on trying to keep showers down to a bare minimum. DW never seems to like the campground showers but the boys and myself try to always use them. Being 6'4, the trailer shower will fit for me, but I can almost do a roof inspection while I'm in there, so not the most comfortable of accommodations. It got near freezing last night here too but no snow. I'm hopeful we can go for our first trip to Branson within a month. That will be my first dewinterizing, does anyone happen to have a checklist for that?
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Old 03-28-2015, 01:53 PM   #16
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Those portable tanks are a great investment. You never quite know when you are going to need it.

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Old 03-30-2015, 02:37 PM   #17
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When going for 4 days or less, I never bring the sewer tote, but for anything longer than that I always pack it. We have 2 kids and they aren't always as conscious of water use as the adults. You never want to be stuck somewhere with full tanks and no way to empty except hooking up and driving your tt to the dump station

Sewer dump is never that far away, and if I make a couple trips with the tote it empties most of the black and grey. For me it's just a part of camping.
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Old 04-10-2015, 08:51 PM   #18
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After a long 10 weeks, our Oasis 25BH is now in the hands of our dealer! We took a look at it yesterday and pick it up this Monday. Looks like it's going to give us everything we need and more. Next weekend we'll take it out for a shakedown and see just how well it'll be to camp in. https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/110193...43933/sizes/m/
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:38 PM   #19
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Nice looking unit. Hope u have an enjoyable weekend trying it out. I wish we could be out but it's a tad too chilly up here yet.
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