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Old 05-26-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
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My 2016 23lb mods

So I thought I would put together a post of some of the mods on my 23lb


I really did not have a good place to put the coffee maker on the counter, and I did not want to put it on the fold down counter just in case. I added an outlet to the left of the range hood.


I also was not putting a bike rack on the back or the ladder. I replace the 1/4 plywood seat bottoms with 1/2 inch and cut them lengthwise down the middle and put on a piano hinge. I then added 4 fork mounts to the bottom so I can just flip them up and mount our bikes.
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I replace the thermostat. I have been meaning to paint it black but have not gotten to it yet
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I added an outlet with USB chargers on the left side of the couch.
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I added an outlet up in the 3 door cabinet above the table to plug in my media box and hard drive. The media box runs of to the Radio and works perfect up there using a rf remote. This outlet is switched at the panel by the door so I don't have to unplug it when not in use
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I added some switches to my panel. First I added a switch to turn on/on the electric water heater. Added a 12 volt relay behind the inverter so only 12 volts run over to it and added the same blue switch so I know if it's on or off.
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I hated the flimsy panel by the water heater and the staples kept breaking anyway so I added a hinge so I could flip it down when I needed to get to something like my winterizing valves.
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Added a progressive industries surge protector and mounted the display just to the left of the oven.
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I added a slide out shelf to the pantry since it was a waste of space up there.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:01 PM   #2
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I added digital thermometers to the refrigerator as well as inside and outside fans.
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I added a backsplash to the bathroom sink and replaced the faucet with one higher that I could get my hands under.
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I added TVs to the bunks for those rainy days and wired them to the hdmi of the radio and antenna so the boys can all watch what they want.
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I cut holes in the 1/4 plywood under the bunks to recess some totes to increase the storage space
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I took out the plastic sliding tray under the couch and split the door in half and added hinges to make a full pass through inside
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I replace the drain hose on the refrigerator that was crap anyway and moved it so it would drain out the bottom instead of coming through the cover.
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I also have screens on the furnace and paper towel holder and other smaller things
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:13 PM   #3
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I replaced the crap headboard with something that will keep my pillows from falling back there

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I replaced all of the outside locks to be the same as my front door
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Added awning hold down poles
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:14 PM   #4
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Todd, please never submit a post like this again. My wife could see it. But just between you and me, excellent job!
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:16 PM   #5
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Todd, please never submit a post like this again. My wife could see it. But just between you and me, excellent job!
Lol! Got to do something when I'm not working or camping.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:25 PM   #6
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Todd,

WOW. So much to think about. First on the list are the hinges on the flimsy board. Great one!!
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Old 05-26-2016, 07:38 PM   #7
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Great job on all your mods!!!!
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Old 05-27-2016, 11:35 AM   #8
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Thanks for sharing!
You obviously don't work full time or don't get to go camping much to have that sort of available time...
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:29 PM   #9
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Thanks for sharing!
You obviously don't work full time or don't get to go camping much to have that sort of available time...
I work full time and go camping a lot but this winter was long and I needed things to do!
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Old 05-27-2016, 03:50 PM   #10
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Wow those are some great mods...thanks for sharing
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Old 05-27-2016, 04:05 PM   #11
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So ToddUpton, I'm guessing an average of 45 minutes to an hour and a half sleep per night? Just saying you are mighty productive here, and like Baldicon said, I'm glad my wife doesn't read these forums or my list would be quite a bit longer...
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Well you can't really see in the picture but just to the left of the range hood is the outlet under the cabinet it's black and blends in very well
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Nice to see all the Ikea Organizers. Went to Ikea 5 times the first 9 months we has the motorhome, has slowed down a bit now maybe to twice a year.The closest one is Atlanta about a 3.5 hr drive. We have them all over the unit, kitchen, bathrooms, dining area, and by the drives side wall under the window. Used tennis racket grip tape to wrap the bar so nothing slides, works great.
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Hello , what brand of thermometers did you purchase to put on you fridge?
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Can you give details about the pantry mod? Did you build it, or buy it?

Also, what bathroom faucet is that?

Also, the TV wiring...... any details there?

I'm interested in at least half your mods. If I do half of those, I'll be a happy camper (literally).

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I built the pantry accept I bought the glides. The TVs are 12 volt and antenna and hdmi with built in DVD players so all 3 TVs can watch something different. I ran the wires all down under the floor using the same chase that runs the other wiring to it was just a matter of inserting fish tape and pulling the wire through. The hard part was getting them up to the radio. I had to pull the refrigerator to do it easier. I ran several wires up to my panel when I had the refrigerator out. I added light above the step too since that was just to dark. The bathroom faucet is just an off the shelf from Home Depot.
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I just took possession of my first ever RV, a 2306 and just came back from a 23 day excursion.

The mod bug hit me too and I did a bunch of things while on my holiday.

I'm curious about the thermometers and how you inserted them into the fridge. If you had drilled holes into the unit, wouldn't it void the warranty, assuming it is new/covered?

Great write up btw
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I did cut holes in the eyebrow yo put in the thermometers but no holes for the probes. The probes run in the corners and covered with white foil tape.
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Todd: You said you were going to paint your thermostat black. If you do that, you will lose the switch markings, unless you figure out a way to replace them somehow. If you come up with a method, let us know. My only idea was print some labels on my printer, but I think that will look "cheap."
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