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Old 03-31-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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Mods to our new 2015 Puma 31BHSS

Edit: Sorry about most of these being sideways. Not enough time to go through and rotate them all at the moment.

List of modifications I've done with images below:

1. Installed Progressive Industries EMS-HW50C power management system
2. Added dedicated HD 15A receptacle on dedicated circuit breaker for running a ceramic or oil filled radiator heater.
3. New bathroom door knob that locks.
4. Oxygenics shower head
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:27 PM   #2
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5. Bug screens
6. BAL spare tire under mount
7. 2nd BAL spare tire undermount modified to carry Barker 4wheeler 25 gallon waste water tote. This has been a great mod. I've struggled for years trying to find a way to mount the grey tote that doesn't look horrible or take up valuable truck bed space. It is easy to take in and out and is somewhat out of sight now. I plan to "mod the mod" and lose the strap on the rear wheels. All it needs is a piece of angle iron that will sit between the 2 back wheels to keep it from sliding sideways. It rests solidly enough against the underbelly lining that it isn't going to come up and over.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:34 PM   #3
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Another shot of the BAL with the Barker tote followed by:

8. Storage chest on rear bumper. This replaced the spare tire that was mounted under the chassis. I would like to point out that this chest only carries the same approximate weight of the spare tire- it is NOT used to carry a lot of heavy items- mainly bulky things that are light but take up lots of room such as lights, water hoses and pink flamingos.
9. Barker VIP 3500 tongue jack
10. BAL stabilizers
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:39 PM   #4
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11. Jensen radio IPO iRV
12. New bed support with extension and foot board. This allows us to use a standard queen memory foam mattress and also keeps it pressed firmly against the front wall keeping pillows from falling down in the crack.
13. Winegard SensarPro
14. Bedroom window reflective insulation

We've also upgraded from the standard 32" TV to a 40" LED and installed the Wingman for better OTA reception, but I have no pics of those.
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5. Bug screens
6. BAL spare tire under mount
7. 2nd BAL spare tire undermount modified to carry Barker 4wheeler 25 gallon waste water tote. This has been a great mod. I've struggled for years trying to find a way to mount the grey tote that doesn't look horrible or take up valuable truck bed space. It is easy to take in and out and is somewhat out of sight now. I plan to "mod the mod" and lose the strap on the rear wheels. All it needs is a piece of angle iron that will sit between the 2 back wheels to keep it from sliding sideways. It rests solidly enough against the underbelly lining that it isn't going to come up and over.
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but those screens don't keep mud daubers out here in NC. Those pesky devils get in some way or another. That's why I use screen wire.
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Nice job on your mods!
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Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but those screens don't keep mud daubers out here in NC. Those pesky devils get in some way or another. That's why I use screen wire.
I've used them for going on 4 years now and haven't had a single mud dauber get into the back side of any protected appliance- so they're working for me. I've seen many a water heater with only 1 screen, but the louvered section left uncovered, which will allow them in. Maybe check to make sure you've got both covered???
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I've used them for going on 4 years now and haven't had a single mud dauber get into the back side of any protected appliance- so they're working for me. I've seen many a water heater with only 1 screen, but the louvered section left uncovered, which will allow them in. Maybe check to make sure you've got both covered???
Not talking about the screen wire on the doors, just the big mesh cover on the furnace. I've never had a problem with the screen wire, just the wire mesh.
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Not talking about the screen wire on the doors, just the big mesh cover on the furnace. I've never had a problem with the screen wire, just the wire mesh.
I'm officially confused...
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