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Old 07-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #31
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got a few done this month.
added jacks by the tires, plug for the fireplace/heater so I can plug into the power pedestal (both thanks to youroo!!) , moved the front jacks off the flimsy steel and to the frame (pic) also got a water softener.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Arsonal429 View Post
New to this world, but I ordered an LED light strip for the awning after reading about it here.

I'm also in the process of installing a Royal Easi-Move trailer mover (Trailer Mover | I got the mover mounted and have to run the wires and all. It's been raining pretty much everyday the last week, so I haven't gotten to that part yet. Ordered the mover because we have limited "play room" putting our trailer in my storage building, and this should eliminate any mistakes I know I would make backing in with my truck.

The movers are very popular in the UK, but I haven't found many people using them here in the states. I'm hoping this works well for our trailer. The thought of remote controlling my trailer around is just a crazy/cool idea to me.

I'm also toying with the idea of a PVC towel drying rack. I like the rear bumper mounted one, but worry about it handing to the rear bumper. Thinking I make a folding/stand alone one that go into my pass through storage when not being used. I made a quick idea in SketchUp. This one is showing about 4ft long by 1ft wide. The legs would fold up for storage. Anyone have suggestions/thoughts about this?

would like to see pics of the trailer mover - also see your a fan of SketchUp


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Old 07-17-2012, 08:51 PM   #33
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Once I finish the install, I will take pics and probably video. Started the electrical part yesterday but ran out of wire. Had to stay late at work today so I hope to finish it tomorrow evening.

And sketch up is a handy program. I'm not really versed at it but do like to play with it from time to time.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #34
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Installed a Fantastic Fan vent cover and a screen door bar across my screen door.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:30 PM   #35
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Have replaced existing fans in bedroom and bathroom with the remote 14 speed fan that has a reverse. Love them. Can remote start fan in bathroom (because you forgot to start it when you entered) and have the fan in bedroom reversed - great on low speed on those nights to cool for AC but needing air movement.
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Old 07-18-2012, 06:43 PM   #36
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I did a couple of minor mods, added a 12v fan inside the fridge and added an AUX input to the Concertone (I got the info from the FR forum) not much but it counts.

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Old 07-22-2012, 12:34 PM   #37
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Was thinking of making a cover for the outside of the skylight to cut down on the heat and also adding a little protection from possible hail damage. Thinking of using something like perforated alum sheet.

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:55 PM   #38
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Mods made so far

Ya know I've been sorta lazy the past couple o months, but you asked for this, so here goes:

Mod completed so far since May 8, 2012

MODS made:
1. Cups hooks for M/W metal grates w/ using M/W only
2. Add "L" hook for sink covers prevent dropping & breaking

3. Add pantry shelves to broom cabinet (realign weight to right side)
4. Dish drain mat - (Wally World) eliminates drainer & weight
5. Add Bamboo silverware tray (velcro to drawer)

6. Add towel rack (over vanity doors) in bath for wash cloths
7. add towel bar in shower (for wet towels, eliminates mold potential)
8. Installed larger cup hooks for belt rack, more realistic size
9. Add Vip211k receivers for Winegard Travler DISH Sat system

10. Aluminum flag holder on TrailAir hitch ***Amish Ace is the Place, Intercourse PA***
11. Sealed dock station enclosure w/ caulk (eliminate leaks in basement)
12. Add Sm broom clips for fire pit tools in basement
13. Add Bottle opener to basement door
14. Optioned TrailAir air ride hitch
15. Added 50A surge suppressor/voltage regulator (CW)

16. 9' telescoping brush handle for RV rushes (HD paint section)
17. Added pullout slider drawers in basement (Stromberg Carlson)
18. Added under counter drinking water filtration
19. Stair tread carpets & rug ext stair tread liners(eliminate slip hazards)(Wally World)
20. Refrigerator locking bolt - (for locking doors for travel)
21. Mod compression curtain rods (Wally World) for refer & freezer
22. Added Computer table w/tilt-up top & grommet/cords below top.(CW)
23. Add Broom clips for broom closet (Collapsing room)
24. Added stowage brackets for the 7' CW knock down ladder.
25. Add storage hooks in dock sta for cables
26. Added new dock access door w/ hole for hose & cable (West Marine)
27. Added broom clips for tool rack in basement-
28. Added threaded inserts for basement drawer mounting, t nuts for slide trays
29. Added a Quadra-step 4 step exterior steps (Elkhart Tool & Die $228)
30. Drain water heater while traveling = saves 100+ lbs.
31. Added Rod rack in basement
32. Added 110VAC outlet @ fwd awning bracket-eliminates extension cord for patio light hook up.
33. Added S/S clip for rubber glove stowage on LH Compton door
34. Add storage rack to BR TV cabinet to secure Sat receiver.
35. 12-24 threaded rod for blocking refer open while in storage.
36. Added remote service connection for air ride pin box
37. Add Martha Stewart bench for bedroom (HD)
38. Add bubble level app to iphone to check level on trailer. really cool!

39. Add bubble level on battery compt door for use with Level-UP system
40. Memory Foan topper for bed

MODS Planned / wish list:
Add cabinet behind recliners
Add 1 drawer below stove top
Add magazine rack on dining slide by recliner
Add RG-6 extensions in dock sta.(professor95-CCRVOC)
Add coat rack for entryway (shop built)
Check valves for shower (professor95-CCRVOC) maybe!
Construction adhesive for shelf @ Hyd control panel
Add tool rack in cave basement (shovel /axe/saw/spare crank)
Air cylinders mod for fwd basement door (professor95-CCRVOC)
Add a quilt sock for table leaf stowage
Canvas bag for patio rug
Add sewer hose extension storage in cave
Add ladder winch for RV cover (CW)
Add new medicine cabinet above bath light switches
Install larger bath cabinet above commode
Rework interior stair pitch
Add safe below in basement by Dirt Bag Vac
Magazine rack for bath door
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:07 AM   #39
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425D Mods

Did a few mods/cleanup to the 425D pop-up last month:
  • Group 27 battery to replace the dying Group 24.
  • Split-loom tubing to cover/protect some of the wiring underneath.
  • Pieces cut from inner tube and wrappped around wiring/water line in a couple of spots where it seemed to be rubbing against the frame.
Today I just finished a few more:

Valterra T01-0091VP gray water drain connector to adapt drain to regular garden hose:

Voltmeter installed under stereo (added bonus: blue LED matches the blue stereo lighting):

The voltmeter was thanks to ideas I saw here and on the Pop-Up Portal Forum. I was going to install it higher-up between the stereo and 120V receptacle that's close to the door opening, but it would have looked too crowded there (not to mention there's a 1x1" strip behind the panelling at that location to help support the stereo).

Replaced the too-low stock faucet with a higher one (American Standard "Cadet", model 2475F):

The faucet is actually a bar faucet, sourced at Home Depot. I wanted something higher than the tiny little 'bathroom vanity' faucet the pop-up came with, as it's a pain trying to fill pots and water bottles. I couldn't really find a detachable sprayer model that I liked (and that was in my budget). This faucet was $68 and it only took a couple of minutes to install (and yes, it still clears the floor when the galley is folded down ).

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