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Old 04-29-2012, 10:49 AM   #191
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Here's a few more for ya. We did the counter top over the stove and love it. Went to HD and bought a 5/8" laminated 48x 24 pine board. Bought some Rustoleum "Stone" finish and gave it a couple of coats. We'll seal it w/ poly too but here's the end product. Some non-slip shelf liner under it to keep it from skidding and a couple of 1" dowels in back, under neath it to keep it from flipping up and you're golden. The cutting board we had in the basement and fits perfectly over the sink.

Here's another we did to the sofa. Didn't like how thick the bolster was on the sofa so we took it out of the cover and went to work w/ an electric knife, cutting the angle off the bottom. The end result after putting it all back together is a much more comfortable sofa you can actually sit back on.


Here's how the back looks with the screen up. Took a shower curtain rod ($1.00 at Walmart on clearance) and some screen material. Sewed a loop in the top for the curtain rod and put some velcro on the sides of the door and viola!






Will throw up a few more here in a little bit.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #192
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Messed with the water thingy too. Didn't like the way the H20 connection worked so I got a 2 outlet spigot and put a quick disconnect on it. Here's the end result.

Also did the whole back deck thing out of the ramp. Had a couple of jack stands in the garage so I put em to work as supports. Used an old piece of door trim and put some padding around it and put it across the two jack stands and heere's an instant patio for your trailer!

Annnnd here I am enjoying the fruits of our labor - out camping this weekend!


More to come but its rainin today. Gotta break camp and get outa here!

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Old 04-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #193
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Here's another look at our countertop over the stove...just cuz I'm kinda proud of it!

One thing we are going to do to eliminate the power strip there behind the sink, (water/electricity...yeah. not good.) is to try and add a gfi outlet either up under the oven or along that back wall by the stove. Gotta find somewhere to pull power from though.

Before we do that though, we'll be lengthening the bed and adding a cabinet door for under bed storage.

Til then - I promise - no more for now!

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Old 04-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #194
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Messed with the water thingy too. Didn't like the way the H20 connection worked so I got a 2 outlet spigot and put a quick disconnect on it. Here's the end result.
Pure genius.

I'm totally getting one, too.
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #195
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I would totally agree that FR should provide something better for the spare tire. I asked my dealer about mounting it to the door the same way you did and was told not to because the tire would eventually work lose after tearing up the door. I decided not to do it and currently store it under the bed hoping for a better idea to come along and also hoping not to ever need it (the spare). When you say it was very easy to drill through the door, it makes me think even more about not doing it. I'd just keep a real close eye on that tire. It would be pretty bad to have that thing break loose while travelling down the highway (the weight of the tire vs. how soft the door is). You might not ever see it happen but the guy behind you will. I'd be interested in hearing how it holds up after a year or two though.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #196
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Here's another look at our countertop over the stove...just cuz I'm kinda proud of it!

One thing we are going to do to eliminate the power strip there behind the sink, (water/electricity...yeah. not good.) is to try and add a gfi outlet either up under the oven or along that back wall by the stove. Gotta find somewhere to pull power from though.

Before we do that though, we'll be lengthening the bed and adding a cabinet door for under bed storage.

Til then - I promise - no more for now!

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The outlets should all be GFCI protected already. I think.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:52 AM   #197
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:42 PM   #198
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Hey Sportster....love the ramp stands! we want to do the same thin. I am going to take some of those swim noodles and cut them long wise and pit of the edge of the ramp... that way we will be LESS apt to run into the corners of the ramp door!
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:09 PM   #199
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I read about this on a couple forums, including this one. The waste hose was reccomended by a number of people and the one that came with the camper was flimsy and unacceptable. The Rino hose didnt fit in the storage compartment that came with the trailer so, I had make my own storage.





I've always been a little queezy around the waste tank and the best way to maintain and deal with it. This set up seems to be the best way to deal with all of that
Hey Scot.... how did you attach the fence post to the under side of your trailer? And where did you out it? we want to do the same thing... our Rhinoflex will not fit into the sewer hose storage with the fitting on... someone sad to take off the fittings...but I like your idea MUCH better!

Also... how do you keep the cap on? just with that little bungee? No problems with your hose escaping? ( I have lost a sewer hose on the road when the cap came loose :O )
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CQ, I drilled and screwed the fence post to the frame. And yes, the little bungee holds the cap on. The cap is snug to begin with, so the bungee just gives a little extra insurance.
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