So this weekend I dewinterized my new (to us) TT. Then I started in with the mods. So far I had installed LEDs everywhere but now I moved forward to the batteries and storage. I installed a diamond plate box on the front which took alot of work. We had to move the propane tanks forward about 1" because I could not find a pre made tool box that would fit. Sounded simple in my head but when we tried to do that, we discovered that the hose was too short. Turned the tank regulators around and that solved that issue. Then while building the platform to put the box on, we noticed that the front diamond plate was loos at the bottom. It appears the staples had rusted through. We cut a small piece of diamond plate angle and sealed it in place. Then ran real screws into the flooring support to hold it in place. We mounted the box to the battery box rails to make sure it won't go anywhere. Looks factory (or better) and will give me plenty of storage for Batteries, WD bars, and leveling blocks. Pics should be below.
Tonight, I am going to drill a hole in it to run the cables through so that I can install my 2 new 6 Volt GC batteries inside. Then I will cut a could of small vent holes so we don't get fumes.
I will then be adding magnetic switches to the front pass through storage area and a LED strip to light it up.
My last custom thing will be a sewer hose holder as the one that I bought (Rhino) won't fit in my bumper. It appears that when the original owners added the bike carrier hitch mount on the back, it may have slightly crushed the pipe just enough so that the fittings wont fit inside the bumper towards the middle.
On order I have a Progressive Industries 30 AMP Hard wire surge suppressor with remote display. I also found a great deal on eBay for an RV sized Memory foam queen mattress to replace the crappy thing that came with the camper. That will end the project list for now as I am out of money and now that summer is here (FINALLY) we are ready to camp.
That's it for now. But more is planned, just have to wait until I can afford it and have time.