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Old 06-20-2011, 04:21 PM   #31
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Yeah, that would be fun!

I would have to put "Generator" on my list before overnighting at a Wal-Mart... (or wait for cool enough weather not to want to run the A/C)

Next up for pimping my 19RR is a 26" LED Flat Screen TV in the corner by the rear ramp and side door. TV was $199 on eCost.com and arrives Tuesday.

Factory side in bracket that holds the 19" TV is going to the front of the trailer so the 19" can be watched from bed (or on the outdoor bracket)

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Tom,

Let me know how the 26" fits in that corner. I have one already but am afraid to change the mounting until I have time to measure it all out.
I have the 19" there now.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #32
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Hey Tom Gray Wolf,
I showed your photos of your plywood/chock motorcycle ties down thingy... he is VERY jealous! This is just what we wanted to do... you description and photos have helped us see how its done... can't wait to do this "pimp" to our trailer too. THANKS for sharing!
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:08 PM   #33
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Okay, here are my mods... And thank you all for all the tips! I don't think I could have done it without them....

I am not finished with the mods but this is what I've done so far...
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:12 PM   #34
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Nice Pimpin' Stargazerandu (Olga). I sure like how you and Essness (Scot) reinforced your drawers versus my method. Those vertial supports seem like the way to go. I guess as long as mine holds I will leave it alone for now, but if I have to redo it, I am glad you "showed me the way".

I am trying to see what mods (pimpin') you did under the sink near the oven. What is the wood you added on that shelf near the oven do? I noticed your oven seems to be wrapped in silver insulation. I am going to have to look at mine this weekend, because I think mine is dark metal or just the outside of the oven's metal. I was thinking mine would get very hot (Lucille did use the oven last weekend to make me some French Fries!) and I made sure nothing that would melt would get next to the oven wall since when you stomp on the brakes, that is the direction everything shifts in the cabinet. If anyone else has this silver insulation around their oven, then I guess I caught another Forest River Quality Control Check, because my oven isn't insulated.

Now that I wrote all that, maybe that is what Olga is showing us is they added some insulation to the side of their oven to prevent what I was just saying.... If so, excellent mod Olga!

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Old 06-23-2011, 10:43 PM   #35
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Nice Pimpin' Stargazerandu (Olga). I sure like how you and Essness (Scot) reinforced your drawers versus my method. Those vertial supports seem like the way to go. I guess as long as mine holds I will leave it alone for now, but if I have to redo it, I am glad you "showed me the way".

I am trying to see what mods (pimpin') you did under the sink near the oven. What is the wood you added on that shelf near the oven do? I noticed your oven seems to be wrapped in silver insulation. I am going to have to look at mine this weekend, because I think mine is dark metal or just the outside of the oven's metal. I was thinking mine would get very hot (Lucille did use the oven last weekend to make me some French Fries!) and I made sure nothing that would melt would get next to the oven wall since when you stomp on the brakes, that is the direction everything shifts in the cabinet. If anyone else has this silver insulation around their oven, then I guess I caught another Forest River Quality Control Check, because my oven isn't insulated.

Now that I wrote all that, maybe that is what Olga is showing us is they added some insulation to the side of their oven to prevent what I was just saying.... If so, excellent mod Olga!

Tom

I did just that!! I noticed there was no insulation around the oven and thought that would be dangerous when using it so I wrapped it with the insulation. I wrapped it loosely as I did not want to cause a heating hazard and the reason I did it that way is the water lines were laying right on the backside of the oven....not good. I also put a piece of wood across the bottom to keep things from sliding under the oven....

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Old 06-24-2011, 06:38 AM   #36
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Olga,
I guess I missed a couple days Well done on the mods
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:32 AM   #37
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Today I added a shelf in the bedroom. There is a nice outlet up by your head when laying in bed that would be good for charging cell phones, but there is no place to put your phone. I found some finished shelving material at Home Depot (it is not good Formica, just vinyl coated particle board that is made by Rubbermaid). It is in the window and flooring section of the Depot and it is really for building your own shelving and bookcases. I cut the board down to 5" wide because I did not want to hit it getting out of bed and I made the length 28" (There is room for about 36", but again, I did not want to be hitting the corner of the shelf getting in and out of bed).

Now Lucille and I have a place to lay our cell phones and charge them at night and Lucille also says her coffee cup will rest up there once I get up in the morning and fix the coffee and bring her coffee in bed!??! Sound like someone is awfully spoiled for camping!

Here is what it looks like.

UPDATE ON BEDROOM SHELF:
While I mounted this shelf as high as possible to keep from hitting it while in bed, I did make it high enough to still hold Lucille's insulated coffee mug, but I should have mounted it about 1.5" lower so you could also put a water bottle up there.



So, last night when Lucille wanted to leave a water bottle up there and it wouldn't fit she laid it down on it's side. Guess who got bonked with a water bottle in the middle of the night last night when it rolled off?!? The "guy who mounted the shelf too high"!
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:20 PM   #38
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Hi everyone!!

Well I did some more mods this past weekend.

I decided to tackle the outside storage compartment. It scared me to see copper tubing unprotected and a wide open space for things to move around, possibly causing damage.

As you can see by the pics, I built a wall around the tubing and sectioned off the space to protect the water heater from loose objects. It's not my neatest work but the space was very confining.

By the way, the water heater is insulated. It comes neatly wrapped in styrofoam.

Olga.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #39
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Nice job! I see you are using good quality plywood for your mods, something that FR's cost/weight cutting doesn't allow. Now you are up two mods on me. I have been gone the last two weekends camping, now next weekend flying up to my sister's for the 4th and then I have to work the weekend of the 9th, so I am falling behind on my projects!

I want to take the plywood covers off the bed and see if I can mount some fabric between the decking and the supports. I think the bed makes too much noise climbing in and moving around in the night.

Thanks for the post!
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:26 AM   #40
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Last night I installed the 26" LED Vizio TV I purchased. I removed the slide in bracket in the rear of the trailer to re-use up by the bedroom. I purchased a flat panel mount on Ebay for $16.99 free shipping that looks like this:

I mounted this bracket in the same location as the original bracket both vertically and horizontally. This bracket gives you lots of variation horizontally since I am going to have to mount the 26" in the corner. It also has a "tilt" adjustment that I used to make sure the two bottom edges of the TV are resting against the walls of the trailer:

While this bracket is plenty strong to hold a 26" TV in a "stationery" home, I am going to brace and lock down the TV with some "L" brackets or wood before taking off on my first trip. Without anchoring it to the walls, I would be afraid it would swing around and bounce too much when traveling. Since it mounts in the corner and is tilted for good viewing while sitting on the couch, I don't see an issue bracing it and locking it down since we would not plan on moving it:


Then I took the original slide mount and screwed it into the wall just to the right of the front bunk. We can now view this TV from anywhere on the queen bed and we will probably leave this TV here except if we would want to slide it out and use the outdoor bracket that comes with the 19RR:


I will add a few more close up pictures of the 26" TV once I figure out how I am going to brace it. - Tom

TV:http://www.ecost.com/p/Vizio-Consume...99~pdp.gibeeea

Bracket: http://cgi.ebay.com/LCD-TV-Monitor-F...QQcmdZViewItem
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