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Old 10-29-2014, 04:28 PM   #1
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First time modifications

Being new to a TT my question is, what are the FIRST few mods that I should be thinking about doing? Also coming from tents paper and plastic utensils are the norm what about with the TT? Very excited I have the credit card in hand and ready to go

Oh also are any of the clubs like Good Sam worth joining?
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Before you plug in get a Progressive Industries EMS, best piece of mind we did!
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:43 PM   #3
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LED light bulbs
two batteries (if you don't have them)
Flag holder (for cheap us flag)
velcro straps for hoses and wires
12V dc jacks around the trailer for charging and small things away from shore power
cheap harbor freight solar panel (mine is 1'x 2' 1 amp ish or something like that)for charging batteries while stored.
one of those battery operated motion sensitive led lights for next to the door and lights for the compartments

get the burger paper sheets and burger baskets so much better than paper plates.

also if you have kids or parties buy fitted waterproof sheets and fitted sheets for the beds then use cheap sleeping bags (it is camping). this way if there is a spill (or other) just strip the fitted sheet and sleeping bag take to the laundromat and away you go. I don't do that for my queen but I do it for all the other beds in our trailer.

those are the ones that were easy and cheap. And you wouldn't believe how nice they are.

I am sure other people have other ideas.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
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Good Sams is part of CW same CEO , good to join for discounts and towing, The first thing to do is make it safe, get some TST tire monitoring system for your tires it will let you know tire pressure and temp. The second thing is if you have a WFCO converter throw it away and get a progressive 4600 direct replacement but has a 4 stage charger not 3 like a wfco, they are cheap junk. Also check your tires date and brand and get new GY Marathons or Maxxis. Be safe. That just cost you about $1200.00 but you will thank me oneday...and.. most of all.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:22 PM   #5
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Hi there VT Skier! So glad you found this forum!

Here's a couple of add-on to what's been said so far:

1) water regulator - we chose the 'Watts' brand
2) external water filter
3) water bandit or water thief

There are soooo many other nicety things I could add, but these are three easy things to get that I feel are more important
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:40 PM   #6
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Would not waste the time or money on changing the converter when it is working just fine and you get absolutely no benefit from it. Had the WFCO converters the last 8 years in 4 different trailers and absolutely no problems with batteries, etc.
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:47 PM   #7
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This was my first mod. Had it installed before our first trip.
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This was my 2nd mod: (Use a piece of plexiglass and stainless steel nuts/bolts)
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#3 was plexiglass on the bathroom cabinet.
#4 was a splash guard.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:07 PM   #10
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I forgot this best thing I ever installed on a trailer. Each big mark is one 2x10 or an orange brick. so much easier when leveling side to side most times I can level it by just parking forward or backward a foot or two

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