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Old 07-13-2015, 04:57 PM   #1
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What's the most useful mod you've made

With all the mods that folks have made to their units, what would be the top 5 you've made?

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Old 07-14-2015, 08:46 AM   #2
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Tied for #1...

1) Installed your awning poles and brackets. Very rarely do we now take the awning in which means we now have livable and usable space outside. We're able to leave the chairs out and table setup, etc.

1) My desk. Working fulltime from my camper is such a different experience today than it was last summer.

3) Installing the Steadyfast system. We had to go without for a few days and I was really surprised/reminded at how much movement that these take out.

4) Taking out a sofa and converting that to a play/desk area in our bunkhouse. This gives the kids much more usable space.

5) My sewer holders using vinyl tubes.

I guess, though- I haven't really done that many mods.

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Old 07-14-2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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Awning poles.
Remote control awning.
Progressive industries ems
Jack stabilizers
Led lighting

08 duramax tuned n modded
2011 32bhok Sabre
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:03 AM   #4
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My list:
1. Awning poles
2. JT Strongarm type stabilizers
3. Handrail on stairs
4. Remote on Awning (Thanks Turbs/Huser)
5. Reinforced jacks and added jacks in front of axle (Thanks Herk/youroo)

TOWTA's list:

1. Handrail
2. Removing carpet
3. Drawers in closet
4. Led lights in cabinet.
5. Eden Pure electric heater
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:19 AM   #5
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Awning poles

JT Strongarm stabilizers

Surge Protector

2nd A/C

New mattress
Ed & Ruthann / Toby and Tucker
2014 GMC Sierra Crewcab 2500 Duramax
2014 Wildcat 327ck
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Old 07-14-2015, 09:37 AM   #6
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1. Progressive Industries Hardwired EMS
2. JT's Strong Arm Stabilizer Bar System
3. Awning hold-down kits/poles/straps/anchors
4. Atwood Fan-Tastic Ultra Breeze Vent Cover
5. 5"x5" sewer hose storage

You know I haven't made that many mods if I list the vent cover. I haven't cut in a new door or anything. Mine is almost a "Mod free 5er" like OC's.
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:03 AM   #7
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the first four were repeats from our previous trailer.........

1) covered the stove top and surrounding area to make a cooking area for all of wife's electrical cooking appliances, with fence around the edges for travel....

2) enlarged the dinette table top to accommodate two laptops and still have space for dining, with fence around the edges for travel....

3) installed carpet over vinyl flooring...

4) installed brackets under each trailer side to hold the greasy WDH bars after removing them at the campground and at home....

5) awning posts and de-flapper rails
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:06 AM   #8
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Hardwire 50 amp Progressive surge protector, 520 watt solar, 12v 435 AH AGM battery bank, Cotek TSW inverter
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435AH 12V VMax Charge Tanks, 520 watt Monocrystilline Solar Array, Morningstar MPPT TS-60 CC,Morningstar Remote,Cotek True Sine Wave Inverter,Cotek Remote Controller,50amp Progressive Hardwire Surge Protector
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:13 AM   #9
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Shelves in the cabinets
Fantastic Fan
Lights in the closets
Non-slip shelf liner and storage bins
Slide Toppers

2010 Ford F-150 Crew Cab
2015 Salem Hemisphere 263RL
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Old 07-14-2015, 10:42 AM   #10
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2014 Silverback 33RL mods:

1. Converted part of outdoor storage compartment for outside kitchen....refrig, grill w/mounting support bar.
2. Installed inside electric water heater switch.
3. Moved switch for rear stabilizer jacks to back of 5th wheel...easier setup back there.
4. Installed awning poles, brackets, led lights under awning, and sunscreen.
5. Hardwired 50 amp surge protector.

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2018 Forest River Palomino Columbus 383FB
2016 Chevy 3500HD SRW Z71 LTZ 4WD Crew Cab, DuraMax/Allison.
2014 - 38 nights/3500 mi.; 2015 - 66 nights/6260 mi.; 2016 - 44 nights/6106 mi.
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