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Old 08-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #1
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Bama's Rambling Mods.

We purchased a Salem 29RKSS Fifth Wheel, and like most people, there are things we wish were different, and things that should have been there from the beginning.

I'm starting this thread to document the changes and additions to the RV.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:31 AM   #2
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The first mod was the pass thru drawer.

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I built a drawer for our last RV, and it was so handy that it was a must for this one.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:23 AM   #3
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Here is a look at the terminal end of one of our A/C ducts.

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You can see how they just pinched the sides in and collapsed the duct in on itself.

They left holes in the other end that I'm going to fill with foam.
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Old 08-10-2016, 07:59 AM   #4
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I assume the drawer(s) is(are) a custom job. Do you have a drawer for each side, that meets in the middle?
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Old 08-10-2016, 10:41 AM   #5
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Yeah, the drawer is custom made by me. It's one long drawer that will pull out either side. I debated making two drawers, but opted for the one long one so I can store stuff that crosses the center line. Also, the half that's still in the rails helps counterbalance the part that's outside the RV. That way I didn't have to buy two sets of those $500.00 full extension drawer slides.
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Nicely done, what materials did you use?
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:12 AM   #7
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The first mod was the pass thru drawer.
I built a drawer for our last RV, and it was so handy that it was a must for this one.
I've made several of those using garage door tracks and rollers.
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Old 08-11-2016, 09:48 AM   #8
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The box itself is made of dimensional lumber 1x and 2x ripped to the sizes I needed, and 5/32" luan paneling. I used the materials I did to keep it as light as I could and still hold up. It's all stapled and glued together.

The rails are made of 2x4's with ripped down 1x2's glued and screwed to them to accept the nylon garage door rollers. I used that because it's what fit perfectly inside the pass-thru and would support the box when loaded and extended a little more than half way out the RV.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:59 PM   #9
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I received the adjustable air conditioning vents today. So I went out and installed a couple.

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Great mods! Do you have a source for the a/c vents? TIA
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