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Old 08-19-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Click Here to view the Mods & Upgrades I've done on my new TT.

There wil be more to come when I get the time.

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Old 08-19-2006, 09:28 PM   #2
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Nice mods and thanks for adding to my todo list.

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Old 08-20-2006, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing those mods. They're some of the better and more useful that I've seen. Question about the bike rack. How many does it hold? Do you feel that the bumper is strong enough, or did you support it in someway. Thanks again.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:51 PM   #4
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Plexiglass on screen door - outstanding idea!
I added a power tongue jack first thing - pays for itself every time I use it. I installed a "Lil' Stanker" 12V exhaust fan on my black tank vent pipe, which eliminates those foul odors when the wind is just wrong.

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Old 08-20-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing those mods. They're some of the better and more useful that I've seen. Question about the bike rack. How many does it hold? Do you feel that the bumper is strong enough, or did you support it in someway. Thanks again.
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Hi, and welcome.
The bike rack hold two and I can also get the grandsons' small bike on there, but it is a tight fit.
I have no problem with the bumper supporting the weight of the rack and three bikes. I do feel it is strong enough.
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Old 08-21-2006, 12:59 AM   #6
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Nice mods. How do those Tornado thingys install? Do they work/worth it? Looks like you've got it together pretty nice.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:07 AM   #7
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Nice mods. How do those Tornado thingys install? Do they work/worth it? Looks like you've got it together pretty nice.
The Tonardo tank rinser work good. Not at all hard to install. I didn't use the hose and clamp that come in the kit. They're kinda flimsy. Best to pick up a garden hose repair end at local hardware store.

If you purchase a Tornado, attach it to a garden hose before installing to see how it works. I did that and it didn't deliver as much water as I'd like so I enlarged the holes at the end of the nozzle. I used a 1/8" drill bit.

Have a good day.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:55 PM   #8
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Mods I have done to my 5th wheel :
1) Installed thermopane windows (not offerd from factory)
2) Installed 2nd 35000 btu furnace in garage
3) Installed custom aluminum checkerplate cabnets and cloths hooks in garage
4) Installed 2nd window in garage so I can use it as an office on location when I work
5) Remove standard hide a bed and replace with lazy-boy recliners
6) remove standard 27" TV and replace with 37" Plazma TV
7) Install Cruise TV auto aquire satilite TV system
8) Replace 5500 watt Onan Marquies Gold genset with Onan 5500 watt Marquis Platnum fuel injected genset (I had the Platnum in my old trailer)
9) install Heart Interface 3000 watt inverter with 130 amp smart battery charger ( I had an Onan inverter but it was junk)
10) Install 3 100 watt solar pannals with 25 amp charge controller
11) Install 6 Trojan T105 6 volt golf cart battries
12) Install SurFlow 5.5 GPM variable demand water pump
13) Replace factory bed matress with True Form memory foam matress
14) Install 13500 btu air conditioner in bedroom (15000 btu as main AC)
15) Install 12000 btu Olimpic catilitic heater in living area
16) Install Max Air vent covers on all vents
17) install wireless back up camera on rear of trailer (One also on back of truck)
18) Install class 3 hitch and wireing on back of trailer for pulling my Jeep YJ as a towed vehical

There is more, I will just have to think about what else I have done.
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Bear,
Awsome TV and lovely trailer. You're pretty heavy into the camping then eh? Or do you also use it with work?
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Awsome TV and lovely trailer. You're pretty heavy into the camping then eh? Or do you also use it with work?
I was using it for work, but I recently told the company to shove it so it is now strictly recreational . We have been heavy into camping for a lot of years. This is rig #6 for us in the last 10 years, We started out with A 1975 Chev dually and a 1978 beat up 11 ft truck camper, we just kept upgrading from there. I fully intend to atleast semi retire in the next 4 years ( that puts me at 45) I intend to be on the road 6-8 months of the year the rest of the time I will come home and mabey catch some work here and there.
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