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Old 06-02-2014, 03:46 PM   #1
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A few updates to get ready for summer!

We have had our Surveyor for going on almost 8 years now, and I have reached a point where I have it modified to death (almost).
We are getting ready to head out on vacation in July, so I have been doing a few small updates. The front level had lost the color in the liquid, so you could hardly see the bubble, and the white hash marks were almost gone. I decided to replace it with a better level. I attached it with silicon, I did not drill the fiberglass.


Since our unit does not have ducted air, the bathroom can get a bit warm after a shower. We like to prop the bathroom door open to help air flow when we are doing our sink stuff (broaching teeth, etc.). The door likes to creep back closed, so I added a door stop.



The plastic head on the power hitch was getting yellowed (even though It stays covered), so I painted it a metallic silver to match the trim on the camper.



I gave the hitch, frame, stabilizers, and bumper a new coat of Rustoleum paint, which allowed me to get under the camper and do a good inspection of the frame. Only found minor rust on the stabilizers. Frame and welds look to be in great shape. Roof inspection looked good. It sure helps that we store it in a shelter.

I have a couple of minor interior trim parts that I want to update, but we are in good shape for vacation! I am so ready to head to the mountains and relax!
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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I need a door stop. When our camper is level the bedroom door to the bunks never stays open. It gets hot back there. I never remember about needing a door stop until we are out camping somewhere. I was thinking of a rubber stop but I like your idea better.
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:04 PM   #3
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Added a cord keeper today. Even when storing the cord in the down position, it still get moisture in the contacts, due to our high humidity. It was awkward trying to wedge it under the LP cover, so I added the keeper (with stainless steel screws).

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Old 06-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #4
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So where can I get one of those?
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #5
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I found this one on Amazon.
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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Roof vent covers for interior

Our unit does not have ducted A/C, so the ceiling framing is not real thick. The push in "pillow -type" vent covers/insulators will not fit in my vents. I did not like the shade type covers that you pull over the opening because they leave a gap at the edges for light and heat/cold.

I made this cover from left over Reflectix insulation I had on hand. A strip of Velcro on the corners and good to go.


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Mini-Blinds Replaced with Roll-uu Shades

Orig. mini-blinds were a bit beat up and a pain to put up/down. Replaced with roll-up shades. Better light and heat blocking.





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Very nice!!!! Now come do mine,, Hee hee
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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Here is the link to the 7 pin plug guard. Great idea

Amazon.com: Plug Guard - 7 Way: Automotive
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #10
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Cork Board

I Used the blank panel above the refrigerator and turned it into a cork board.

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I doubled up the cork material and mounted it to a backer, which is velcroed in place. This way it can be removed if needed. It's a handy place to keep CG maps and such.
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