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Kaadk 08-30-2013 03:43 PM

Finally Modded!
 
Well, after having the TT for several months, and itching to do some mods, the DW finally broke down and let me get started. So, before she objected again I packed as many into the couple last few weeks as I could.

Mod #1) Changed all kid reachable lights to LEDs:

The kids were constantly turn on their bunk lights and then leaving them on. I've been concerned that they could burn themselves on those lights when they get hot so I swapped them out to LEDs. Picked up this set from amazon and replaced the lights in their bunks. They're not as bright as the incandesents, but still pretty bright.

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Mod #2) Installed MaxAir Covers

I covered this in my other thread "Did I install my MaxAir wrong?". Added two vent covers for the front and reat bedrooms.

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Mod #3) Installed Screen door handle

Got tired of the kids always pulling on the screen, so I added a handle. Picked this up at the local RV dealer.

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Mod #4) Installed a tongue level

Not a big mod, but I wanted something to help guage my tongue height before checking the other levels around the trailer.

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Mod #5) Installed a shop towel holder

Again, not a big mod.

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Kaadk 08-30-2013 03:43 PM

Continued:

Mod #6) Built a new sidekick table

If anybodies ever left their table hanging on the side of the trailer during a rain storm, you'd realise that laminate covered pressboard doesn't hold up to getting wet:

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So, since I had to build a new table anyways, I thought I'd deal with the height difference and a few other things at the same time. Built the new table to drop down to the same height as the grill, and included a place to store the BBQ tools.

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Mod #7) Installed a marker light switch

While talking to a camping buddy, he was telling me about how you can get the marker lights on by putting a jumper between pins #3 and #4 of your 7 pin. The first time I saw him do it I liked the look, but I also knew we could improve on the design. Instead of just jaming a paper clip in, like he did, we got a 7 pin harness, a switch, a fuse and a waterproof box. Now, I can control whether or not to turn them on, based on the CG I'm in, and it keeps my 7 pin up off the ground and not getting full of dirt/water/etc...

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benitslu 08-31-2013 08:33 AM

Where exactly do u have that shop towel holder?

Kaadk 09-01-2013 09:09 AM

It's in the pass-through storage. Quite handy to have around to clean up messes, kids, etc...

Wiscampsin 09-02-2013 08:54 AM

Nice job on your mods!

golfmedik 09-02-2013 11:21 AM

Very nice!! Modding is a disease...and I'm sick!:D

tclcyl 09-02-2013 12:27 PM

I saw a mod this weekend that I am itching to do! Some folks camping near us had removed the screen from their screen door and replaced it with plexiglass! Looks like a storm door and really want to convert one of my screen doors like that! It looked really good and I think it would work out great for us!

Kaadk 04-17-2014 04:20 PM

Well, I finally got some more mods done, so it's time to revive my old thread.

First was the famous fence post for sewer hose mod:

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I mounted it by bolting thru some existing holes in a plate that was on my bumper. I have no idea why the holes were there in the first place, but I went ahead and used them.

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For the end caps, I used some drawer latches. I saw many others that used various cords, cables, etc, but those setups didn't feel right to me. I had wanted to do a latch/hinge combination, but I couldn't find any hinges that would fit once I took into account the extra thickness for the rivets.

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There's a matching latch on each side.

I've also added some much needed counter lights. Before the counter had practically no light to speak of and the overhead domes don't do much when you're between it and whatever you're working on.

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The lights are just some white LED strips I had bought at Costco years ago for some incabinet lighting that I never used. So I harvested them from there and installed in the TT.

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The switch for the LEDs is installed next to the hood fan, where it'll be relatively out of sight.

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I've also rewired my TV and Genesis as well as leveraged some space behind a dead panel to get an extra shelf, but I seem to forgotten to snap those shots so I'm going to have to update again later to include that mod.

EXGMTech 04-17-2014 06:28 PM

I did the same sewer hose mod but on TOP of the bumper...hope you don't go in any dips(sloped exit driveways etc) or that mod will be gone.

Kaadk 04-17-2014 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EXGMTech (Post 590213)
I did the same sewer hose mod but on TOP of the bumper...hope you don't go in any dips(sloped exit driveways etc) or that mod will be gone.

I thought about on top of the bumper, petty much for that reason, but I figured:

1) If I put it on top then the eavestrough would slide over the bolts, potentially causing issues.
2) On top I couldn't use both sides, since the ladder would block one end.
3) Hard to see from the pics, but the stab jacks technically sit lower than that, and I haven't been anywhere I've bottomed those out so hopefully it'll be fine.


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