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Old 04-10-2014, 10:24 AM   #81
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Actually, I am surprised no one has mentioned a integrated electrical panel with a Electrical Management System/surge supressor. I bet this is the #1 mod most of the folks get (take a look at the Progressive Industries HW50C 50 Amp Hardwired Electrical Management System with Remote Display)

And while you are at it how about a 35' self-stowing shore power cable? (35' is NOT a typo...how many times has 25' just not been quite enough?)

It's 2014 - upgrade your old antennas to something like the Wineguard (and put a auto retract sensor on 'em for idiots that forget to lower them when they break camp )

Speaking of the 21st century

How about installing a WIFI booster antenna on the roof with wired connection to the entertainment system that would allow the user to install & upgrade their own WIFI router? (I might want a Apple Airport someone else may want a LinkSys)

Upgrade all the TVs to WIFI enabled TVs (NOT the Samsung Smart TVs because technology changes rapidly!) Instead just TVs with multiple HDMI ports so a owner can install a Roku, Apple TV or Google Chrome device.

Upgrade the entertainment system's AM/FM/CD/DVD unit to play blu-ray (although for me, if I have a solid WIFI connection I will stream content)

Finally, it seems like a lot of folks put in a central vaccume system mod - while not very high on my list, it may be on others (I would be interested in it if it was a wet/dry system though!)
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:32 AM   #82
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Finally, it seems like a lot of folks put in a central vaccume system mod - while not very high on my list, it may be on others

(I would be interested in it if it was a wet/dry system though!)
So would aqua man!

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:44 PM   #83
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #84
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Maybe so but very very true!

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Old 04-12-2014, 09:04 AM   #85
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Speaking of the 21st century

How about installing a WIFI booster antenna on the roof with wired connection to the entertainment system that would allow the user to install & upgrade their own WIFI router? (I might want a Apple Airport someone else may want a LinkSys)
We've looked into this system, but many users have told us their camp site has very weak WiFi (if available at all). This is rapidly changing and remains on our list of possible add-on options!

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Upgrade all the TVs to WIFI enabled TVs (NOT the Samsung Smart TVs because technology changes rapidly!) Instead just TVs with multiple HDMI ports so a owner can install a Roku, Apple TV or Google Chrome device.
Every Wildcat TV has multiple HDMI ports now! In fact, we even pre-wire an HDMI cable from the TV to the entertainment center bay (where power and satellite jacks are located). Currently, we're the only brand to offer this!

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Upgrade the entertainment system's AM/FM/CD/DVD unit to play blu-ray (although for me, if I have a solid WIFI connection I will stream content)
While we've heard this, most other RV brands are still using analog video connections (we use HDMI)! Not only would the benefits of Blu-ray be lost on most RV setups, but DVD isn't even getting used to its capacity. Wildcat offers truly digital hookups using HDMI with an HDMI ready setup. We're ready for our end user to add their devices of choice -- digitally!

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Finally, it seems like a lot of folks put in a central vaccume system mod - while not very high on my list, it may be on others (I would be interested in it if it was a wet/dry system though!)
Traditional RV central vac systems are underpowered and cumbersome to maintain. Wildcat chose to use the cordless Dyson DC35 vacuum as an option. Multiple floor plans even have a pre-wired, powered cabinet for the vacuum's installation (which doubles as a coat closet)!
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:21 PM   #86
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I like every idea and jonrjen has a great list.

My request is for Forest River to get rid of the tin back bumper and provide a standard bumper/frame setup that will allow us to carry up to at least 500lbs without fearing we will void our warranty, warp frames, break up floors or damage sidewalls. Practically all TT and FW owners at one time or another want to hang something off the back of their rig, especially bikes and/or generators.

Thanks ever so much for asking for our input!!
X2 I'd like it to be robust enough to tow my boat.
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:23 PM   #87
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I can see where a full timer or snowbird might want a full size residential fridge. However, I dont think a large fridge is necessary or even wanted for weekend campers or people who take extended trips of just a week or two. Also for those who winterized their trailers, the ice maker is one more thing to remember and Im sure easily forgotten.

The few people I know that have residential refrigerators love them for their capacity and ice maker but those folks are full timers or snowbirds. I would certainly prefer a residential refrigerator for the extra capacity if I were a snowbird.

You have to take my opinion with a grain of salt Chris because I still think an outside kitchen is redundant and completely unnecessary. Id rather have the extra storage space an outside kitchen takes up. Judging by the popularity of the outside kitchen its obvious Im clueless as to what other RVers want.
My sentiments exactly, must be of the same vintage.LOL
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Old 04-12-2014, 01:27 PM   #88
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The Sabre line has a new model out with a rear kitchen with a double frig and a walk in pantry. I thought about trading my REQS-6 in on the new one.

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How about running Cat 5e/6 alongside the coax to the multiple tv locations. I've looked at and tried wireless systems to stream movies from our collection, but none can handle the through put of HD movies to multiple tvs.
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