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Old 07-14-2012, 08:30 AM   #11
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I have so far in the last month done the remote control awning mod, Blue Sea battery cut off, power tongue jack and am in the middle of installing a Progressive Industries EMS HW30C hardwired unit with remote display. Everything went well except the remote display wiring has caused some very blue air inside the trailer. Also have done a couple repairs and still have to replace wheel bearing seals and repack the wheel bearing before the 10th of Aug when we leave for the FROG Rally in Indiana. Oh one more I forgot, as soon as the truck get back from the hail damage repair I will be finishing my install of the new Pollak trailer plug like the new Dodge trucks have. It has the 7 pin and 4 pin connectors with seperate spring loaded covers in one housing as I hate the fact the old style 4 pin was hanging down under the truck and gets torn up from the rocks on our dirt roads. I have the bumper modified and was not happy with the adapter cable I made so ordered the factory Pollak adapter now I just need the truck back to finish it.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:02 AM   #12
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I,M still working on my inside main door entry handel it,s the grip is too short door fleew open on a pit stop on a very windy day out in AZ. door stabizer bend door hit hard against MH. must do job for me,after Heatwave is gone here in NJ.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:48 PM   #13
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Thinking of adding some form of window tinting on shower sky lite. Anyone else tried this.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:50 PM   #14
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Thinking of adding some form of window tinting on shower sky lite. Anyone else tried this.
Thinking of making some kind of shaded insert as I've heard some say that tinting won't stay on or messes up the skylite itself.
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #15
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What if the inner part was tinted and not the outside dome? The inner section in mine has a flat clear panel.
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What if the inner part was tinted and not the outside dome? The inner section in mine has a flat clear panel.
I really don't know, the insert I was thinking about would leave about a 1/4" gap all around to keep the heat from building up. Thinking of a colored pc of plastic of some sort. A lady in FL painted a pc of plastic that looked like stained glass and I made an alum frame for it, installed it for her and she was delighted with the results of keeping the heat and bright sun out.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:01 PM   #17
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Speaking of the skylight cover - It has to be the one thing that ages so fast by turning yellow. Would spray paint give it a fresher look? Provided it was a thin coat.
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Speaking of the skylight cover - It has to be the one thing that ages so fast by turning yellow. Would spray paint give it a fresher look? Provided it was a thin coat.
It sure would cut down on the heat & bright sun. White paint would sure reflect a lot, but have no idea as to how it would affect the plastic.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:34 PM   #19
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It sure would cut down on the heat & bright sun. White paint would sure reflect a lot, but have no idea as to how it would affect the plastic.
You can buy paint specially formulated for plastics.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:40 AM   #20
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Our 5er is new, so I’ve spent the past month or so adding the usual accessories and some more significant mods …
Exterior camper mods:
On/off valves for all low point fresh water drains
Trail-air pin box (from previous camper)
Steadyfast stabilizers
Front landing gear handles
PVC holder for sewer hose
Relocated the LED docking light
LED light strip for the awning
Max-air covers
Levels
Interior camper mods:
Aluminum screen protector on the screen door
Replaced the 26” flat screen with a 32”
Replaced chairs with leather recliners
Made cover for laundry chute hole
RodSaver installed in front storage area (for fishing rods)
TV mods (camping related):
Hardwired/hardmount 12V air compressor (for tires & pin box)
500W back-up lights
Ran wires for 12V water pump to the rear of TV

My next camper mod will be to install an outside IR repeater extension from the Jensen stereo (so I can use my remote outside J )
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