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Old 04-11-2013, 03:16 PM   #11
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just wondering, why screens everywhere?
is it bugs, mice or pests in general?
Bugs in general, but wasps and hornets being my main concern. I'm always destroying their homes around the house and my other trailers, figured I'd get ahead of the game by adding screens everywhere.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:19 PM   #12
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Tom, great ideas! luckily, i don't have to screen so many things out here, since bugs aren't a big problem.

what's the rear step for, didn't know it's a new option? can't be useful when the bunk is out.

there are a lot of 23SS owners on RV.net, that have a lot of mods done on theirs. one put a huge sliding storage tray under his. another one installed a side window, by the sofa in the slideout, like the 21SS has.
i can point out a few of them for you if you'd like to see their ideas.
Thanks for the tip! I'll have to browse that forum.

That step came w/ the camper. It's meant to quickly attach/detach, but since I can't really put it on the front (due to the hitch bars), I figured I'd just set it up permanently on the rear bumper. I'm just tall enough that I can reach the entire top of the bunk and tuck in the canvas.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:27 PM   #13
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Welcome to the Roo crew. Those are some great looking mods. I've been meaning to do the screens and you've just inspired me! I also have the entertainment center drawer on my list and would be much obliged if you posted some details on construction and attachment. By the way, we just added the oxy shower head on our last trip and its as good as everyone says.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:06 PM   #14
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I put dog flea collars in my refrigerator access area and in other doors that open to the outside. In the storage compartments, I put about 1/4th of an Irish Spring soap bar. So far, no nothin' anywhere in 3 years time.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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This one was a little tricky. Basically had to work the screen to get it bent to shape, and then I used small push tacks to secure in place on the edges, and small zip ties to secure it in the middle sections.

The tacks do penetrate the other side by maybe 1/16". I bent the points over so they stay in place. On the next dry day I'm going to add a small drop of white silicone each. Not worried about water, just don't want to stick my hand in there and end up with a cut from a tack sticking up!
I did the same with mine but used hot glue to hold the screens in place. Great for keeping insects out of the appliances.
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Entertainment center drawer

Drew, I had a drawer from an old cabinet that I just had to take apart and cut down to 13.5"w x 5.75"h x 18" deep. Put it back together with glue and 1" staples (air tools are priceless!). The face is 3/4"d x 6.5"h x 15.625". I got the 20" slides from Lowes.

To support the inside end of the rail, I glued & screwed a 3"x9" piece of birch plywood to a strip of pine board, then screwed that up into the counter top using 1 1/4" screws (I drilled the pine board first to avoid splitting)
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:51 PM   #17
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I did the same with mine but used hot glue to hold the screens in place. Great for keeping insects out of the appliances.
Good idea using hot glue, wish I thought of that first. I also wish I had a hot glue gun.
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Hmmm! Looking good! I have the same trailer and now have some projects!
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:07 PM   #19
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Shower rod upgrade

Full credit to jbdbsb for this idea. I ordered the 7 foot piece of flexible curtain track from curtain-tracks.com:
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #20
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More mods

Finished up the bathroom shelf, and made some wheel chocks. Hopefully Santa will bring me some Rotochocks this year!
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