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Old 04-12-2017, 07:16 PM   #101
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looks good LaPlata looks factory. maybe I shouldn't say that I meant Professionally installed.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:37 PM   #102
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Nice lights you found for over the bed.

Good job on the curtain ideas as well. Think that is something I will look at for ours.

Thought I'd throw in a pic of the drawers and pull out that I put in the bathroom last year. Couldn't stand all the wasted space in the vanity area.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:43 PM   #103
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Nice lights you found for over the bed.

Good job on the curtain ideas as well. Think that is something I will look at for ours.

Thought I'd throw in a pic of the drawers and pull out that I put in the bathroom last year. Couldn't stand all the wasted space in the vanity area.
What did you have inplace of the drawer? I have a door there.
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Old 04-13-2017, 06:57 PM   #104
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On the left side behind the existing door was just shelfs, so I put the drawer on the lower left. We use it for towels and the like, you can pack a lot in it now. On the right side where the drawer is now, there was a blank out panel. Similar to the one that is (was) above the heater in the kitchen.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:20 PM   #105
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On the left side behind the existing door was just shelfs, so I put the drawer on the lower left. We use it for towels and the like, you can pack a lot in it now. On the right side where the drawer is now, there was a blank out panel. Similar to the one that is (was) above the heater in the kitchen.
I like your lower drawer on the left side. Like I said, we have a smaller door on the right side above the water heater. I did install a recessed Toilet Paper holder on the lower right blank panel.

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That actually looks pretty good. I guess they ran out of right side doors when they put ours together...lol.
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Old 04-15-2017, 12:52 PM   #107
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Did some wiring today...
1) Installed a Fuse Block in the basement storage.
2) Installed LED Lighting in the basement storage, one on each side
3) Installed a Battery Cut-Off Switch.
4) Installed my Awning LED Strip

I just need to clean up the wiring a little more.

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Old 04-15-2017, 08:23 PM   #108
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I was tired of water on the bathroom floor every time we used the shower, so today I pulled it apart and releveled the Floor Pan. The front right corner (Shower head side) was down 1/2", so most of the water coming down the front wall would end up on the floor.

I also replaced our shower head with a Oxygenics BodySpa with Smart Pause.
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I like the storage lights, I've been wanting to do something similar.

No pics of the awning lights? I had put led strip lights on my old 16B but didn't like the way I did the power supply, I've been waiting for a better idea to come along.

Oh and I'm a little jealous of the vanity in your bathrooms btw.
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I got mine about two months ago. The only real modification so far is a sleep number bed. I mounted the air pump in the garage. Other than that towel hangers etc.

Thanks for all the ideas I'm sure I'll be borrowing some of them.
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I like the storage lights, I've been wanting to do something similar.

No pics of the awning lights? I had put led strip lights on my old 16B but didn't like the way I did the power supply, I've been waiting for a better idea to come along.

Oh and I'm a little jealous of the vanity in your bathrooms btw.
Here are some pictures of how I ran the wires for the Awning LED's



Ran the wires down the right awning support




Cover pushed up so you can see the wires


I ran the wires through the wall into the basement storage to tie into the new installed Fuse Block. (Pardon the construction mess)
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I like the storage lights, I've been wanting to do something similar.
Well worth the effort. It's one of those things we could live without, until we have it!

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Hey WNY,
The wiring down the awning looks like it worked out good. I was wondering how you were going to do it when I looked at mine, makes much more sense now as mine is a different brand than yours. You'll love the light it gives out, especially since bugs aren't attracted to it. Kind of looks like a UFO when you turn it to disco mode...lol.
The lights in the storage is kind of just icing now eh? The little stuff makes such a difference.
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WNY_Clipper, in your photo, I see wires coming thru the floor and immediately into the front wall panel. If you have been behind that panel, what all is in there? I am thinking of solar, and the Zamp wiring should be in there. I might reconnect the Zamp plug to a PWM controller I got, then run heavier wire from the controller to the batteries. Of course, reverse the polarity if using other than a Zamp solar panel. (They are nice, but pricey.) Then maybe I could also install basement lights like yours while I am at it.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:19 PM   #116
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Just to name a few, here is some of what has been done so far:

8.Flipped axle & installed shock absorbers
12.Replaced the 13" tires with Maxxis 15"
13.Wet bolts on spring shackles
16.2 step entrance steps
I have been thinking about doing these changes on my 17FQ. I enjoy visiting BLM land out West.

Did the trailer get top-heavy at all?

I have also been worried about weight on the axle. The tires would help a lot. However, I have been toying with putting a heavier axle (5,000 pounds) underneath it.

Does that sound like a good idea or overkill?

I am towing with a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 5.7 V8 Hemi. Wouldn't mind upgrading the trailer to something larger but enjoy the weight of the 17FQ. And it meets our needs.

My upgrade choice would be a ORV Creekside 21 RBS (ORV | Creek Side 21RBS Titanium), but that adds 2,000 pounds. Not to mention, trading up would cost me $25k+
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These are the things that I have gotten done so far.

1. Put in a full-sized queen bed (made an extended platform)
2. USB chargers and auto 12V outputs on both sides of the bed.
3. Battery monitor wired into the cabin so I can watch the voltage and draw.
4. Raised one bench seat by 1/2" so my Weber Q grill will fit inside.
5. Fantastic Fan in the bathroom (13sp?)
6. Upgraded to a heavier duty Carlisle tire. High speed rated (81mph) and a bit more weight handling.
7. Dual Trojan 6V batteries
8. Wifi router
9. Wifi TV tuner (so I can lay in bed and watch TV on a tablet)

Mine came (used) with a narrow diamond plate toolbox on the back bumper. Wonderful!!

Some of the things I would like to do:

10. Solar panel on roof
11. Curved shower rod
12. Axle flip (for off-road clearance)
13. Thinking about an Anderson WD hitch
14. Stronger bed lift pistons to hold the heaver mattress
15. Kayak rack on top of trailer ???
16. 4G LTE repeater/amplifier
17. Battery cut-off switch
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Hey WNY,
The wiring down the awning looks like it worked out good. I was wondering how you were going to do it when I looked at mine, makes much more sense now as mine is a different brand than yours.
Is yours a manual awning or a power awning?
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The awning on our machine is an A&E I believe...it is a manual.
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WNY_Clipper, in your photo, I see wires coming thru the floor and immediately into the front wall panel. If you have been behind that panel, what all is in there? I am thinking of solar, and the Zamp wiring should be in there. I might reconnect the Zamp plug to a PWM controller I got, then run heavier wire from the controller to the batteries. Of course, reverse the polarity if using other than a Zamp solar panel. (They are nice, but pricey.) Then maybe I could also install basement lights like yours while I am at it.
It looked hollow up front. That bundle of wiring is going to the front running lights. I did add three battery wires (2) going to and from the battery cutoff switch and a ground.

The wooden box channel that is laying next to it, is the wire cover that went from the floor to the ceiling concealing the wires.
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