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Old 07-13-2016, 12:34 PM   #1
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What have you done to customize your MBS 2400 series motor home

I think I am finished customizing our Sunseeker MBS2400WS for now.

accomplishments.

Added Tekonsha Prodigy P2 brake controller.
Added back-up camera to Transport trailer - hardwired into Jenson in dash system.
Added Extenda-stay propane valve and hoses.
Added Water Pump switch in bathroom.
Added elastic strips to movable half of mattress - pulls mattress half out on slide out extension. One push and bed is maid.
Added small safe to cubby under bed.
Build new knife holder that replaces existing one.
Added Sumosprings SSR-338-47 to rear suspension
Added Sumosprings SSF-106-40 to front suspension
Installed missing valve stem extensions
Added Carefree EZ ZipBlocker 15x8 sun shade to awning
Added A-Z covers 3 piece window insulation set
Added additional shelving in pantry
Removed Bedroom Curtain
Customized privacy curtain separating cab from camper.

No wonder I have been so tired lately!!!
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:01 PM   #2
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ShermanD - If you are looking for ideas, check out this (old) Solera thread:
Mods & Purchases - fun thread
My mod list is posted there.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:02 PM   #3
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What brand and where did you get your valve ext. I've been trying to find the right ones.


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Old 07-14-2016, 08:18 AM   #4
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- progressive hard wired surge protector and monitor in the "nightstand" just inside of exterior. Also I changed out the plastic water inlet while in the nightstand to brass as you can snap it off with two fingers it's so cheap.

- a sewer hose black pipe running adjacent to existing sewer pipe with cap. A nicer sewer hose does not fit in factory one on the side. That is now my rubber glove dispenser.

- replaced sewer vent cap on roof with a camco cyclone and after 1,599 miles I know with out a doubt it works, no more occasional stinky up drafts. Huge improvement

- pull out pantry so we can utilize the deep space - best mod yet

- raised rear tv on the wall to cover the power outlet and plug - more out of the way - reconfigured my remote in the rear slide now in 1000 pieces

-12v fan mounted in upper bunk

- vent covers out of foam covered in material

- tire pressure monitoring system and 2 inch valve stem extensions

- reflective foil cut for all windows to use as needed

- wired additional usb and power outlets in the front

- wood grain steering wheel

- tinted the front windows - a must huge difference in heat while driving

- 1 1/2 hole on side of cabinet over door by tv bracket to allow for plugs additional cables to be passed through

- Xbox mounted in slot in cabinet above side door (fits) perfect

- changed shower drain screw to stainless as it was already rusting. Sealed the seam between pan and wall liner with silicone.

-changed sink faucet to stainless and shower head to oxygenics

- changed exterior screws that were already rusting to stainless

- made covers for cubby holes in upper bunk as my kids complained their heads and pillows ended up in them every night

- adjusted main side door hinge latch so it doesn't have to be slammed to shut and pull your arm out of socket to open

- USB ports added to side of trays in upper bunk by the cup holders

- screen covers on battery compartment opening and water heater openings

- made the acrylic handle on the outside light up as it should - wired so they are on whenever aisle lights are on.

- vinyl cover for exterior doors and front window

- Mercedes emblem mounted upper center of rear under the camera

- towel rack over the toilet

- removed all screws from the access panels and replaced with hidden magnets / easy off and on

I have a long list of others I would like to do but will have to wait until winter more than likely.


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Old 07-14-2016, 02:00 PM   #5
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What have you done to customize your MBS?

In addition to some off-the shelf improvements to our Solera 24R-- another towel rack on inside head door, interior screen door bracket, cutouts in board at rear of stove to hold medium knives, etc. we have done a few woodworking projects from scratch:
1. made a small towel rack from mahogany inside head sink cabinet
2. made a small mahogany two-shelf spice rack to fit inside dish cabinet over main sink
3. ordered another table bracket from FR and used it to make a walnut pub table with 1/4" fiddles (little edges surrounding the table), about half the size of the stock dining table, that uses the same table pedestal and socket in the deck.
4. stole an idea from a trawler captain and made a settee barge, as he calls it -- a cherry-and-walnut-tray-with 1/4 inches fiddles, about 7" wide and 13 " long, with a 9" keel on the bottom, that is held in place when you push the keel between the two settee cushions. The fiddles keep anything smallish from sliding off -- keys, sunglasses, pens, smart phones, books, coffee cups -- and will hold a surprising amount of stuff in one place.

Right now we are trying to figure out how to engineer a cabinet in the space where the loft bed is but in the short term we are going with Starlight plastic boxes with lids, and a cargo net from a Subaru to hold it in place. If you need a picture of any of these things, let me know.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:33 PM   #6
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I put custom Ultra Leather front seats in with power heat, lumbar and massage. (So much better for my poor back!!)
I added rear bumpers sensors.
Solar panel on the roof.
Dish Trav'ler on roof.
Rear night vision camera.
Sway control/ stabilizer
In shop now adding Sumo Springs.
Screen door guard and cross bar.
Wall magazine rack above dinette-left side.
Adding shelf above toilet is my next project and replacing the wallpaper backsplash with mosaic tiles.
Memory foam topper.
Vent covers.
Reflective metallic windshield & side window covers, foam inserts for vents.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:50 PM   #7
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:28 PM   #8
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I finally got around to installing the 15'x8' Carefree Ez Zipblocker Sunshade. super easy to install with an extra set of hands. takes longer if the wife is at work.
The sunshade comes in two pieces that are held together with a zipper. The top section fits in the spare groove in your awning roller and is rolled up along with the awning itself. Once you extend the awning you can zip the bottom half on and stake it to the ground, The bottom has three steel grommet holes and the suncreen comes with a storage bag along with three stakes and three pieces of braided nylon rope.

Although it is designed for the Carefree roller system, It will fit the Dometic roller system. The only downside to using it on the Sunseeker is that the sunshade itself is four inches longer than the Dometic awning so two inches of the top portion is exposed to the elements when rolled up. I plan on covering the two end sections with some Gorilla High strength clear repair tape.

It seems to be well build and made of strong material. I your interested in a sunshade for your Sunseeker or Forester, I would recommend you check the Carefree line out.

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Old 07-17-2016, 07:30 AM   #9
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2015 Forester MBS 2401R mods

To the Chassis -

Added Helwig sway bar
Replaced rear OEM shocks with Koni FSD's
Replaced factory bump stops with Timbren SES in front, Sumo's in rear
Replaced air filter with permanent AES washable
Added TST 507 TPMS for chassis and Toad (2015 Honda Fit)

To the Coach -

Replaced flooded batteries with Crown Group 31 AGM's
Added Victron battery monitor to coach and chassis battery
Added boost/jump start wiring to Battery Control Center
Replaced rear fan with remote control Fantastic Fan
Replaced bath fan with Fantastic Fan
Added exterior covers to all vent fans
Replaced Dometic 13.5K BTU A/C with Atwood 15K heat pump
Added Progressive Industries hard wired 30 amp EMS
Added pendant/Charge Wizard to Progressive Dynamics converter
Replaced WFCO transfer switch with Progressive Dynamics switch
Added additional USB/aux input to Jensen DVD/Nav/Stereo
Replaced Furrion power inlet with Furrion Stainless marine inlet
Replaced plastic city water and tank flush inlets with Red Dog marine stainless inlets

To Toad -

Blue Ox base plate, tow bar and Patriot braking system
Added JDM LED brake/tail/turn lights activated by RV
Added always hot 12 Volt power port

On the list -

Replace Jensen DVD/Nav with Kenwood DNX 893S DVD/Garmin Nav
Replace steel wheels with Alcoa DuraBrite EVO wheels (save 75 pounds)
Replace plastic rear sink/faucet with marine SS sink/faucet
Add side view cameras in current model location on side of coach (mine are located on front fenders and do not work well)

Plus a list of other small mods to make RV more livable/useful for us. Fingers crossed that most of the bugs/defects have been resolved and reliability on the road will be acceptable.
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Old 07-17-2016, 01:55 PM   #10
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I finally got around to installing the 15'x8' Carefree Ez Zipblocker Sunshade. super easy to install with an extra set of hands. takes longer if the wife is at work.
The sunshade comes in two pieces that are held together with a zipper. The top section fits in the spare groove in your awning roller and is rolled up along with the awning itself. Once you extend the awning you can zip the bottom half on and stake it to the ground, The bottom has three steel grommet holes and the suncreen comes with a storage bag along with three stakes and three pieces of braided nylon rope.

Although it is designed for the Carefree roller system, It will fit the Dometic roller system. The only downside to using it on the Sunseeker is that the sunshade itself is four inches longer than the Dometic awning so two inches of the top portion is exposed to the elements when rolled up. I plan on covering the two end sections with some Gorilla High strength clear repair tape.

It seems to be well build and made of strong material. I your interested in a sunshade for your Sunseeker or Forester, I would recommend you check the Carefree line out.

EZ ZipBlocker - Carefree of Colorado
I added one of those too. Besides the shade and bug benefits, I find it great for a little more privacy when crammed into tight campgrounds like sardines. The dogs like it too; their own "territory."
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