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Old 10-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Assorted Windjammer mods

Soon after bringing our 2012 Windjammer 3008 home last March, I began some mods I'd been thinking about. Some were simple, like the screen door assist bars, Maxair II vent covers, hooks inside a cabinet for keys, and multi-purpose wall clock/weather station. We also liberally decorated with Reflectix in the windows this past summer. One of the first mods were the fence post sewer hose storage solution with the enclosed plastic gutter, low point drain valves, and wood jack supports with attached cutting boards. The cedar wood is light weight and culled from Home Depot.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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The original analog thermostat was frustrating with the variable temperatures. An inexpensive solution was the Filtrete Digital Non-programmable Heat/Cool Thermostat (model 3m-10) for about $20 from Home Depot. The most difficult part was installing a SPDT switch, while the installation in the trailer was less than half an hour. The temperature is now steady and the best part is I don't need to find my reading glasses to make adjustments.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:12 PM   #3
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The bathroom skylight had been an unwelcomed source of heat and discomforting light, especially at our higher altitude. I wanted some type of reversable solution, so using paint, window film, or other 'structures' for shade weren't considered. Sometimes I hoped and dreamed that the Maxxair folks would answer the many voices asking for a solution, but none came. Using my marginal sewing skills first nurtured in junior high, I purchased tan colored linen and sewed it as a cover over two layers of Reflectix cut to approximate the skylight openning. With six fender washers painted to match the screws on the inside, lower plastic frame of the skylight, I carelessly, with little skill, sewed corresponding neodymium magnets onto the Reflectix side of my skylight cover. What a difference it has made. I didn't take pre and post temperature readings, but I now hear complaints about how cold the toilet seat is!!! The shade is easily removable for showers and allows soft light around the edge once attached.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:01 PM   #5
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Soon after bringing our 2012 Windjammer 3008 home last March, I began some mods I'd been thinking about. Some were simple, like the screen door assist bars, Maxair II vent covers, hooks inside a cabinet for keys, and multi-purpose wall clock/weather station. We also liberally decorated with Reflectix in the windows this past summer. One of the first mods were the fence post sewer hose storage solution with the enclosed plastic gutter, low point drain valves, and wood jack supports with attached cutting boards. The cedar wood is light weight and culled from Home Depot.
Those are some really nice blocks! Love the low point valves- probably much nicer for winterizing. I need to do the post and gutter mod- yours looks good in black!
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:08 AM   #6
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Nice job JM. Well thought out designs. Your too modest. Your skills are more than marginal. We came close to buying the same trailer. We liked the layout. Ended up with a Jayco Jay Feather which was better suited for our truck at the time.
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