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Old 07-01-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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What OEM items have you replaced?

July ‘18 will be 1 year for our Rockwood Mini Lite 2104s.

We’ve used the ‘Search’ function many times to get great suggestions from others here. We’ve made some mods and added a few things but for this post I was curious what OEM items we’ve replaced in the past year that weren’t working for us. They seem to fall into a couple of main categories but could be more; personal preference and an ounce of prevention (to borrow an old cliche)

Here’s our list of OEM items we’ve replaced and why:

* Castle Rock for Goodyear Endurance - ounce of prevention; I was there when they switched them and the GYs are much more solid

* 30lb LP tanks for 20lb tanks - personal preference; easier for me to handle/lift the smaller ones

* Dinette for Love Seat Recliners - personal preference; very happy with the final product, dinette was uncomfortable

* Inside Water filter for outside Camco blue one; ounce of prevention; Camco is much cheaper than OEM filter plus we don’t worry about inside leaks from the housing

* Shower doors for curtains; personal preference; we haven’t camped with this new change yet and don’t know if it will work and may go back but I was hitting my elbows on the door knobs too much

* Shower head for Oxygenics Body Spa; personal preference; just installed it and haven’t used it yet but good reviews here and elsewhere

What “OEM” items have you replaced?
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Old 07-02-2018, 10:55 AM   #2
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The Body Spa shower head works much better than what comes with the camper.

Better "force" gets the shampoo out quicker, and held upside down... still has force enough to do the job.

Great low cost mod!
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:06 AM   #3
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The WFCO Converter.

Replaced it with a Progressive Dynamics 9260 with charge wizard.

Put the old converter in a box and store it in a storage compartment as an emergency spare.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:13 AM   #4
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On our 2017.....

1. Had to replace TV it would not get channels from the cable at the campground.

2. Shower head for Oxygenic (Took it from our 2013 trailer before selling).

No plans at this time to replace anything else.

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Kitchen and bathroom sink faucets. Kitchen was hard to get temp right, upgrade added a motion sensing with on/off. Bath, was too short and close to sink, always got water into hard to dry and clean spots. Upgrade is a higher rise that extends further into sink with lever handles. Much easier to clean.

Water valves in shower....I broke the shower nipple off mine....oops! I have since modified that one with a repair, so it is a spare now.
The battery with 2x 6 volt. Looking into lithiums....$scary.
Tires.
Removed the 2 valve winterizing setup that was tucked in way behind the access panel with a 2 way diverted type valve mounted into the hook up wet bay. Hose type connector for the winterizing side so I can also siphon from a bucket while dry camping into the water tank.
-that sums up the original replacement stuff. The rest have been mods!
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:46 AM   #6
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TV and sound bar and DVD player in the living room
Faucet in the kitchen
All 5 tires within 300 miles of purchase. Went up a load range and replaced with good year endurance.
Bathroom shower head.
I think thatís it so far.
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Old 07-02-2018, 11:48 AM   #7
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I changed the OEM tires to Sailun. Took out the top bunk which was too short for my son and made a bed that folds up in order to put the slide in. I changed out the shower head and both sink faucets. Purchased a hide a spare and relocated the spare tire. Changed out the OEM thermistor for a snip the tip and added fans to the fridge. I have done many other mods but they aren't a change to anything original.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:17 PM   #8
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changed out both the bathroom and kitchen faucets.
OEM bath faucet barely cleared back of sink rim and started leaking after un-winterizing in the spring.
Replaced the kitchen faucet so I could use the PUR filter quick connect attachment and added a spray wand.
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Old 07-02-2018, 12:43 PM   #9
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I just have one mod on my Surveyor. It came with a jackknife sofa and a table that had folding legs so it would stow on the sofa for traveling. I loved the table when I saw it at the dealer, but for me it wasn't practical. It was a bit too high, the legs weren't adjustable and it was really heavy, which made it difficult to stow on the sofa as I'm a solo. I bought a folding table, it was a little narrower and had adjustable legs. Works great for me.
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Changed the shower head to the Oxygenics. As stated, much better water flow and pressure!
Replaced the analog thermostat with a digital. Better control of temperature in the trailer.
Using the blue Camco external water filter, have not bypassed the original filter yet. IS on the to-do list. Just letting water pass through the housing for now.
Will be replacing the tires this week with Goodyear Endurance if the alloy rims will handle the increased pressure from load C to D.
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