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Old 03-30-2017, 08:59 PM   #41
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That looks interesting. How does it not count against your data allotment though?

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When I'm streaming Netflix or DirecTV Now, I've used over 15gb in one month and it doesn't count against my plan because T-Mobile offers unlimited streaming video:

Binge On - Free Video Streaming

I have a $30 a month T-Mobile plan that includes 5gb of 4G data, unlimited texts, and 100 minutes of voice each month. I only use that SIM when I'm on the road/camping. I've never come close to hitting my 5gb data cap with email and browsing and Google Directions and when I'm streaming video thru it, it doesn't count against the data plan.
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has anyone considered putting led lights un der the awning on the housing for better outdoor light And how did you wire it if so? thanks
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:51 PM   #43
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has anyone considered putting led lights un der the awning on the housing for better outdoor light And how did you wire it if so? thanks
I didn't put it under the awning but I did put a 15' blue LED lighting strip on the inside of the frame under the trailer. It casts a very nice low to the ground light up to about 12 feet away from the side of the trailer. Putting it on the inside of the driver's side frame keeps the light from casting "behind" the trailer and throws it out the door/awning side.

The LED light strip was $6 off eBay and I wired it to a remote control On/Off/Dimmer module that was $2 off eBay and ran it to the battery for now. Eventually I'm going to make a 12v distribution box with fuses mounted under the trailer for a host of other things.

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Old 03-31-2017, 04:12 AM   #44
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has anyone considered putting led lights un der the awning on the housing for better outdoor light And how did you wire it if so? thanks
I am also curious. I just picked up an 16' LED strip to mount on the trailer under the awning. I haven't figured out how to run power yet, because my 17FQ is still in storage.
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led lights

Thank you Austintai I have been thinking of doing this and using the porch light wiring for my power source I haven't checked yet but I should be able to take the light loose and then tie in to the wires before the light they should be hot all of the time because the light switch is on the light it's self.I just have to find the pos and neg wires .I like your idea also light under the trailer .different now you got me thinking again.
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:19 PM   #46
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Finally got it out of storage and back home.
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Old 04-01-2017, 02:52 PM   #47
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Finally got it out of storage and back home.
Looking good!

The one thing that really bothers me is how thin the aluminum siding must be.

Seems like a good-sized Texas bug hitting the front of it on the highway will leave a dent. I've got three or four good sized dings on the front of mine and it bothers me every time I look in the rear view mirror.

I wonder if one of those PDR shops can pop them out?
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Old 04-01-2017, 07:04 PM   #48
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We just use a portable electric heater when needed and store under the bed when not.
I also have a portable electric heater, but it can get quite cold here. I would have two heaters, but remember that all outlets are on one 15 amp circuit as it comes from the factory. So to make use of another circuit, either I add the heat coil to the AC, or tap into the AC breaker for an extra outlet. I bought the parts for the extra outlet.
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Finally got it out of storage and back home.
How I envy you! How is the weather in W NY? Good enough for camping?
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How I envy you! How is the weather in W NY? Good enough for camping?
Not yet, but wanted it get it home so I can get the list of projects done before heading out.
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Old 04-02-2017, 06:55 AM   #51
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Looking good!

The one thing that really bothers me is how thin the aluminum siding must be.

Seems like a good-sized Texas bug hitting the front of it on the highway will leave a dent. I've got three or four good sized dings on the front of mine and it bothers me every time I look in the rear view mirror.

I wonder if one of those PDR shops can pop them out?
If your planning on keeping the Front of your RV "Ding Free" you better put the Dent Removal Company on "Speed Dial" or put it on a Seasonal! Youroo!!
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Old 04-02-2017, 10:56 AM   #52
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If your planning on keeping the Front of your RV "Ding Free" you better put the Dent Removal Company on "Speed Dial" or put it on a Seasonal! Youroo!!
Yeah, I figured if it gets really bad I'll just get it sprayed with bedliner.
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Looking good!

The one thing that really bothers me is how thin the aluminum siding must be.

Seems like a good-sized Texas bug hitting the front of it on the highway will leave a dent. I've got three or four good sized dings on the front of mine and it bothers me every time I look in the rear view mirror.

I wonder if one of those PDR shops can pop them out?
I hear ya.

Right after I bought mine I went to Colorado and by the time I got home it looked like I had been through a small hail storm, it's pretty dinged up.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:29 AM   #54
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I hear ya.

Right after I bought mine I went to Colorado and by the time I got home it looked like I had been through a small hail storm, it's pretty dinged up.
The company that I had bedline some of my Jeep parts said they could spray the front in black bedliner for $350, colors would be extra. I don't know about black but it could look good given mine has the black on the lower sides.
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Started installing shelves in the closets tonight. Shelves are removable incase we found a need to hang clothes again.

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Hey Guys,
New to posting on the site...been watching the mods on the 17FQ and thought it was time to contribute. Hope this attachment comes thru...I had some spare copper faced Formica left over from a job I did awhile back and it was just enough to make a nice back to the area around the stove.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:23 PM   #57
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Hey Guys,
New to posting on the site...been watching the mods on the 17FQ and thought it was time to contribute. Hope this attachment comes thru...I had some spare copper faced Formica left over from a job I did awhile back and it was just enough to make a nice back to the area around the stove.
Looks great...

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copper backing

Clipper looks great and will protect the wall too. I need to do something too.
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I hope y'all don't mind me trying to fit in, I don't have a 17FQ but have a 17RD and it seems like I am the only one. Anyway I wanted to add a pic of the sticky backed vinyl tile back splash I did since all of our kitchens are basically the same. It was really easy to do and covered all of those warning stickers I was tired of looking at.



I also peeled the graphics off of the outside for a cleaner look, I left the Coachmen logo though. Upgraded to 205/75 15 wheels and tires too.

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New to posting on the site...been watching the mods on the 17FQ and thought it was time to contribute. Hope this attachment comes thru...I had some spare copper faced Formica left over from a job I did awhile back and it was just enough to make a nice back to the area around the stove.
That looks great!
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