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Old 08-18-2018, 06:42 AM   #121
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No mine isnt new its a 2010 but in great shape put the base plate on my self quite a job. Thanks for reply.
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Old 08-24-2018, 04:11 PM   #122
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Hi Duck!

Miss you on the Pursuit forum, glad to see your back at it with the Duck mods!
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:09 PM   #123
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Miss you on the Pursuit forum, glad to see your back at it with the Duck mods!
Thanks. Still kickin it.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:52 PM   #124
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Norcold Fridge Emergency Mod

The door fell off! A plastic hinge that you cannot replace and must buy an entire door and more. Check out my post in the Appliances section for details;
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ml#post1927875

If you have one of these gems, I strongly suggest you get the hinge reinforcement kit before it breaks.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:10 PM   #125
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I took a different approach to modifying the rear closet drawers. Instead of replacing the drawers with doors, I replaced both drawers with larger drawers, instead of 2 3" deep drawers 12" long, I made one 11" drawer 14" long. Instead of purchasing new drawer fronts, I simply attached the old fronts and a thin center divider piece to the new drawer box. DW didn't want to have to bend down to get things out of the area.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:21 AM   #126
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Looks great. Happy DW is important. We are full timing right now so every square inch is important.
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:11 PM   #127
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Im Baaaaack

Just cleaning off the dust and reviving the old thread.
Have done a few more mods and will be doing more when I am
able. Will post pics when I can.
Add ons will be:
Conversion of Cab overhead corners to storage cabinets.
Mod to OEM Jackknife sofa to a comfortable position with foot rests up.
AGM batteries and repair of acid soak compartment.
Water pump external check valve.
and who knows what else.

Alaska 2021... Hope so.
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Old 07-19-2020, 06:11 AM   #128
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Just cleaning off the dust and reviving the old thread.
Have done a few more mods and will be doing more when I am
able. Will post pics when I can.
Add ons will be:
Conversion of Cab overhead corners to storage cabinets.
Mod to OEM Jackknife sofa to a comfortable position with foot rests up.
AGM batteries and repair of acid soak compartment.
Water pump external check valve.
and who knows what else.

Alaska 2021... Hope so.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:54 AM   #129
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Front Should Have Been Cabinet Mod

On the 2800/2801 there is no bed over the cab and the front cap is aerodynamic.
On the interior there are cabinets in the center and blanks on the ends. The blanks were held on with staples and easily removed. Inside I found some wires for lights and the inner side of the fiberglass cap. So I dug into my parts is parts box and found the hinges, roller latches and knobs that were needed. Simple conversion of the blanks. On the inside, I made a floor out of plastic yard sign material and got some cheapo thin indoor/outdoor carpet from H-Depot. I cut a pattern out of paper to form the carpet to fit the heavily contoured compartment.
I taped the wires up out of the way as much as possible and used Gorilla spray adhesive to mount the carpet. It has been sitting in the hot Florida sun since last September and no issues. Note: It does get hot in the compartment so consideration must be given to what your keep in there.

Edit: You can see a before pic in post #82
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:24 PM   #130
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I have the same unit...nice mod. I like the idea of the carpet on the fiberglass for some insulation and just a nicer look. (Got a tiny shard of that fiberglass in my finger once...ouch.) But I chose to open each side and put plastic "pop in" hinges to provide access but also gives me a couple of "hiding spaces" for equipment and storage.

Like you said, the heat of the summer really warms up these cabinets...not a good place for wine storage for sure!
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:06 PM   #131
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I did this mod a couple years ago, I used a pretty thick burbur carpeting I had and crown stapled it to the wood framing. Mine does not seem to get very hot in there however, must be the extra carpet insulation.
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:15 PM   #132
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Here is another mod I did a couple years ago as well, I removed the entire pull out pantry, sawed it into individual shelves with drawer guides, and attached side panels and retaining rods to keep stuff from falling and snagging. This is the top mod as rated by spouse....
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Old 08-02-2020, 02:18 PM   #133
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....and one more, this has proven very popular on other models as well, a hinge for the trash can lid.
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Flipping your lid

Thanks for posting the hinge lid mod. Its going on my list for when Im up to it.
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:01 PM   #135
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....and one more, this has proven very popular on other models as well, a hinge for the trash can lid.
Where did you get the hinge? What size?
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Where did you get the hinge? What size?
I had the hinge laying around, it is 3/4" wide with 1/2" leaves. I notched into the lid to recess it so it would close completely.
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grimmlrg,

Thank you for the post on the pantry modification. I think this is a great space for storage but also think we can improve. It is currently on our list of improvements. Would love to hear more ideas on improving the pantry area.
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Old 08-17-2020, 10:42 AM   #138
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Shur-over-flo

Finally got around to fixing the problem of the Shurflo pump check valve fouling out and filling my fresh tank along with the RV site. It never did any damage but it has created a mud pond around the entry door. Squish! Yuk!

Really simple fix. Installed a Camco 23303 valve on the pump. Works so far and no leaks. Note: I only used PTFE tape on the pump side. The FW tank hose is not high pressure.
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Old 08-23-2020, 02:35 PM   #139
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Battery Box

This mod was necessitated by flooded batteries leaking battery acid as they tried to charge via solar. I had previously installed a screen over the vent, cleaned up the wires and reinstalled the batteries with foam spacers to prevent movement.
What a mess that turned out to be. The acid melted a certain type of foam and turned it into a brownish goo. So I removed the deado batteries, scraped the goo, corrosion and cleaned the compartment with a baking soda solution. After rinse and dry, I applied 2 heavy coats of flexseal. Basically a rubber coating for the box. Really dont want to have corrosion rot the step and box out. Sorry for the narrow view in the photos but I cannot take the batteries out right now. (maybe next year). The coating keeps the batteries in place but I still put a couple of spacers in to stop the forward shifting in the event of a fast stop. This time I used wood.
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Proper TV Viewing

As discussed in a thread about Satellite TV, my issue was the position of the leg rest and the angle of the seat and seat back of the jack-knife couch/bed/theater seating in mounted in its very own slideout. Thought about removing it and replacing it with wall hugger recliners but the slide base is too short and too narrow to accommodate most of the comfortable choices (69 total width).
So I modified the mounting base of the sofa by screwing some wedges made from treated lumber to the deck and then screwing the couch into the wedges on the front ends. The rear fasteners remain in their original location. Now the leg rests are about 85* when extended compared to the original 60* tilt. The seat and back also tilt back enough so when I fall asleep after 30 seconds of watching TV I dont end up sliding off the couch. Note: The wedge is 1.75 on the front and is 22 long.
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