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Old 08-14-2015, 09:21 AM   #11
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Rockfordroo: thanks - we are planning the shower plexi/guard already. I bet DH will like the propane cover idea. TStat is a non issue for us. We didn't put a shelf in the corner cabinet, but DH took out the false panel above it and put an open shelf in there. I used plastic shoe boxes stacked up in the lower cabinet, so I didn't need a shelf.

JimandChris: it was 36" zip ties (5 of them) but DH wasn't happy and has since added galvanized strapping.

Hamster: how long is yours? Ours can't clear the storage door if it above. It was also blocking the license plate- but I see how you avoided that. Do you have a 5" or 6" fence post? We aren't sure if the under mount is going to work quite frankly.
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Old 08-14-2015, 09:49 AM   #12
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Abover Corner cabinet : false panel removed, shelf installed



little partition to hold wire bundle back


will probably put some sort of cover over the back of the cable/outlet boxes but haven't yet
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:02 PM   #13
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Out in the trailer again today...

Inside of the lower corner cabinet, you can see the shelf above that DH put in to make the top area useful (see last post)


DH was unhappy with the 1/4" Luan plywood that made the seats of the dinette, so he re-made them with thicker plywood


While DH was looking at the water filter/pump area, he noticed something sticking into that dead space that goes across the front of the trailer...

So upon further investigation, it was the partition dividing the 'dead space' from the under couch storage. The partition was only affixed to the floor, and our stuff had knocked it backwards (leaning back but hard to tell in the pic)


Removed it


More space

Built an "L" shaped partition (used scrap from paenl removed over fridge) to put back in to protect those wires, and stop stuff from sliding to the dead space to the left. Installed it as far back as wires would allow. Gained 6 inches or so.


Mailman just came and brought my box from SuperBrightLEDs.com, so I'm headed back out to install them (Orange 'scare' light outside trailer, white light by tongue, bulbs in bunkend fans, fridge light, stove hood light). We do dry camp, and wanted to make sure we were all LED light our popup used to be.
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Old 08-14-2015, 04:10 PM   #14
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D'oh!

Forgot to order a bulb for the range hood.

Oh well, all the others are in and look good!
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Don't mean to be a wet blanket here as some of these mods are great ideas, but if you have to creat all the storage space could it be your packing too much???
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:48 PM   #16
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when the DW and I camp we go south for 3 months at a time in my 183... and these small HTT have very little space to begin with.

It is better for us to take it and not need it then to want it and have to buy it again...

DO I need a blender? For a frozen margarita you do... and it takes up space. Do I need a toaster? Do I need extra pillows and blankets? well you get the idea...
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I bolted my fencepost up under the frame with Stainless nuts/bolts/washers. Here's pics and a drawing. Didn't have to drill any holes, and I moved it right over to my Mini Lite (last pic, before I painted it black). Definitely more expensive than cable ties, though.
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Don't mean to be a wet blanket here as some of these mods are great ideas, but if you have to creat all the storage space could it be your packing too much???

I'm sure we actually pack a lot less than others. We carry no appliances except what's on board already. Still use our French press from our PUP/dry camping days. We don't pack anything "in the aisles" while we're towing. Only our duffles on the dinette. My cabinets aren't really full at all. We don't choose to store food in the camper so we keep the linens in the pantry. I think we're ok. I plan on using the two new cubbies for stuff while we are parked and 'in use' like the stuff that you take out of the storage compartments and have handy for use where they are easy to grab.
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I bolted my fencepost up under the frame with Stainless nuts/bolts/washers. Here's pics and a drawing. Didn't have to drill any holes, and I moved it right over to my Mini Lite (last pic, before I painted it black). Definitely more expensive than cable ties, though.
That's pretty neat. DH actually modded ours again today to something like Hamster's in an earlier post. It's back on top now. He shortened it to clear the license plate, and it clears the storage door. He used galvanized strap.
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DH got back from the glass shop with the lexan for the screen door. Top and bottom panels cut and fit for $70. Now we just have to figure out the middle...

Installed the camco push bar on the door too.

It's been a long modding day!! Can't wait to camp in a few days!!
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