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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #231
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Great tip on the white fence post. I've been debating what I should do to hold the assembled Rhino hose. I was thinking of mounting it closer to the side so crawling is not easy anymore!
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Thanks Clint,
I stole the idea from someone else But, I really like it. It's honestly not inconvienent where I have it mounted, the picture may make it look that way.......
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:21 AM   #232
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Sportster - I totally agree. We don't want this thread to turn into a gripe session. That's not why I started it. We all came together on Campin' Queens thread and with all the "Pimping" I was doing, I did not want to over run her thread with all these mod's. I think we all love our 19RR's for what they are and they are made that way to keep this a very afordable trailer compared to many others the same size and light. We'll keep posting those ideas. Sportster, you will just have to keep your wife from reading this thread so she doesn't give you too many "honey-do's" and you can enjoy your "House-in-a-Box".

That said, I will next post the Mod I did this morning
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #233
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Outlet by the Stove

FROM: hd87sportster:

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.



Well thanks goes to Sportster for getting the mental juices flowing and giving me reason to once again start cutting into my 19RR for another Mod. Many of us have made removeable counter-tops for our stoves to give us more places to prepare things in the kitchen, but seeing this picture of the coffee maker and power strip caused me to think that Lucille and I are still setting up both the coffee maker and toaster to the right of the sink where the outlet is and I have not made one of those flip-up counters to the right of the sink I have been seeing lately. Sportster mentioned getting power from above in the microwave/optional Range Hood area, but I was concerned in how many obsticles I might run into in the outer wall of the trailer. I realized the wall to the left of the stove houses the fridge and there is an outside access hatch for the fridge to get to the back side of this wall. So, let the cutting begin! (note the extra hole on the top... drilled first one too close to the corner where the cover plate for my new outlet would not fit... at least the cover plate "covered" my mistake):


With the outlet mounted and cover plate on, it looks like this:


Then from the exterior fridge access panel, there is already an outlet box that the fridge plugs into. I had to relocate this outlet up some to allow clearance for one of those 3-way grounded cubes since this new outlet was going to plug into the side of this cube. While I had the outlet loose, I looked inside to see if I could just hardwire my romex into this outlet, but it is not a typical household outlet and uses insulation displacement spades and only has room for the two pieces of romex already going into this box). So this is what it looks like once the outlet is moved up some:


I will let you know after we go camping Memorial Day weekend if using the blender or coffee maker on this outlet the same time the fridge is running causes any breakers to flip, but I think it will be fine compared to the microwave or A/C current draws. That's it for now!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #234
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Question in the Fridge Access

I have a question that I am hoping some of you can check for me. From the picture above showing the exterior fridge access, see the small blue wire in the picture? Does your fridge have this same wire (I have a Dometic Fridge and not sure if the newer 2012 use a different brand). Well I found this wire with nothing connected to it (up near my new plug in the picture you can see some black heat shrink on the end of this thin blue wire and it looks like it would slide onto something). I am hoping this was always disconnected and I did not pull it loose from something moving that outlet around (my luck!). If anyone can check their's carefully and see if that blue wire is supposed to be connected to something I would really appreciate it. It might keep me from having fridge issues this Memorial day if this is for some kind of thermostat or something. Thanks! (so, did I just scare everyone out of doing my mod now since it requires moving things in this fridge area?!?)

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #235
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Spare tire location

The factory told me if I put the spare on the cargo door it would void the warranty. I have a rack that goes underneath the frame on the 19 rr. It works great. Locks in place and you don't have to crawl underneath to get at it. I will post some more pics as soon as I can get at it. One pic on post will rzr fit page 3
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #236
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I finished some of the cabinet mods today. I still have to add the door for the underbed storage and I will be complete. So far I added a shelf in the medicine cabinet, Installed a door on the entertainment center and replaced the cargo net with cabinet doors on the overhead cabinet.
The cargo net you replaced with the cabinet doors look great. It seems like that should've been done as standard at the factory.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:58 AM   #237
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The cargo net you replaced with the cabinet doors look great. It seems like that should've been done as standard at the factory.
Thanks. It made it much nicer, and I agree, they should do it that way from the factory. I have really enjoyed doing all the mods I have done to this point.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:07 AM   #238
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Sportster - I totally agree. We don't want this thread to turn into a gripe session. That's not why I started it. We all came together on Campin' Queens thread and with all the "Pimping" I was doing, I did not want to over run her thread with all these mods. I think we all love our 19RR's for what they are and they are made that way to keep this a very affordable trailer compared to many others the same size and light. We'll keep posting those ideas. Sportster, you will just have to keep your wife from reading this thread so she doesn't give you too many "honey-do's" and you can enjoy your "House-in-a-Box".

That said, I will next post the Mod I did this morning
Sorry guys if I sounded like I was bashing. That was not my intention. I do believe though where there are deficiencies there is nothing wrong with pointing them out. Could be helpful to someone down the line. Like I said before, I looked these units over thoroughly before I bought one, so I knew pretty much what to expect. For the money it is a very nice trailer and good value. The floor plan really sold me on it. My mods have just made it that much better!
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Sorry guys if I sounded like I was bashing. That was not my intention. I do believe though where there are deficiencies there is nothing wrong with pointing them out. Could be helpful to someone down the line. Like I said before, I looked these units over thoroughly before I bought one, so I knew pretty much what to expect. For the money it is a very nice trailer and good value. The floor plan really sold me on it. My mods have just made it that much better!
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You're good - 100% good. We need to know this stuff so we can go get it fixed if need be. Someone else on another thread talked about the welds on the frame rail. I plan on taking the "house in a box" up to a local welding outfit I trust to review and inspect the welds as mine are already starting to rust and in some cases separate. Not cool.
I would just as soon do my own re-do than pitch a bitch about the corners that were cut in the mfg process. The end result, with posted pics here, helps everyone with a stronger trailer and hopefully a much longer lasting product!
No...constructive bitchin is all good! No offense intended. As long as there's a solution posted up here -we all benefit.

The down side: If I (we) do all these upgrades, I ain't turnin loose of this trailer for love or money!!!

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Old 05-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #240
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I have a question that I am hoping some of you can check for me. From the picture above showing the exterior fridge access, see the small blue wire in the picture? Does your fridge have this same wire (I have a Dometic Fridge and not sure if the newer 2012 use a different brand). Well I found this wire with nothing connected to it (up near my new plug in the picture you can see some black heat shrink on the end of this thin blue wire and it looks like it would slide onto something). I am hoping this was always disconnected and I did not pull it loose from something moving that outlet around (my luck!). If anyone can check their's carefully and see if that blue wire is supposed to be connected to something I would really appreciate it. It might keep me from having fridge issues this Memorial day if this is for some kind of thermostat or something. Thanks! (so, did I just scare everyone out of doing my mod now since it requires moving things in this fridge area?!?)

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Tom,
I went out to take a look, my inverter is under my frige and the access for my furnace is next to it.........I really didnt want to get in to all that today Sorry.
When I pull some of that stuff, (cause I want an outlet there) I'll take a look for the blue wire.
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