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Old 04-19-2018, 04:31 AM   #321
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We bought this 6 cubes organizer and screwed it right into the closet! How sweet it is... still room on the side to hang the evening gowns .. lol.

Has anyone found another solution? Do share...
we put that same set up in our 30ds the first week we got it. works great for each of our tighty whiteys
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:37 PM   #322
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Thought I would finally get to posting pictures of my mods, inspired by this thread. We got the RV in 2014 so I have a good list of upgrades.



First thing I did was to install a surge protector and voltage regulator. Its installed in the electrical bay. Wiring was fairly easy. When I first powered everything up and tried out the generator the voltage regulator showed that the wires where switched.



I also added a bit of wire shelf to keep items from the pass through sliding in the electrical bay.


Great idea... just had this problem. How did you secure the wire rack?
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:43 PM   #323
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Table legs

I replaced the Dinette table legs with Sequoia table legs. I was able to purchase local for less than Amazon but included link to clarify.
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We travel with our son and my DW did not like stepping on the old table base when she sits in the back. She likes to go barefoot in the RV.
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Old 05-19-2018, 12:08 AM   #324
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I replaced the Dinette table legs with Sequoia table legs. I was able to purchase local for less than Amazon but included link to clarify.

Amazon: 27'' Sequoia Table Leg

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We travel with our son and my DW did not like stepping on the old table base when she sits in the back. She likes to go barefoot in the RV.


Awesome idea
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:14 PM   #325
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Kitchen & Bathroom faucets

Kitchen & Bathroom faucets replacements:

The old faucets had two holes in countertop:
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Old 05-28-2018, 10:49 PM   #326
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I replaced the Dinette table legs with Sequoia table legs. I was able to purchase local for less than Amazon but included link to clarify.

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We travel with our son and my DW did not like stepping on the old table base when she sits in the back. She likes to go barefoot in the RV.


Does this get rid of the table wobble?
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Old 05-28-2018, 11:48 PM   #327
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Does this get rid of the table wobble?
Yes, The legs twist lock into the base plate. There is even a locking collar.
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I'm interested in the upgrade to 50 amps and the additional a/c in the bedroom. The single a/c won't cut it in 90+ degree weather.
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:43 PM   #329
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Another backslash mod

Just got done installing this backslash. Got the tiles at Home Depot. Real stone - very thin layer. Brushed aluminum.
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I like the side table idea. I might have to come up with a mod design for that.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:39 AM   #331
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I'm interested in the upgrade to 50 amps and the additional a/c in the bedroom. The single a/c won't cut it in 90+ degree weather.


Until you do so buy reflectix and camcorder vent pillows to help with the heat. It helps a lot.
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Padarsey 7 Inch LED Backlight TFT LCD Monitor for Car Rearview Cameras

I installed a 7' monitor to turn on whenever the engine on. I used the RCA video cable going to the radio. It the shows rear view all the time except when the turn signal is on, then it show the left or right view.
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I installed a 7' monitor to turn on whenever the engine on. I used the RCA video cable going to the radio. It the shows rear view all the time except when the turn signal is on, then it show the left or right view.

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What wire did you tap into power the the monitor?
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I installed a 7' monitor to turn on whenever the engine on. I used the RCA video cable going to the radio. It the shows rear view all the time except when the turn signal is on, then it show the left or right view.
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In the top left behind the radio, you will find a video splitter that controls the three camera outputs. I used the Power, Ground & Video output from the video splitter. The monitor only comes on with the key. I used my 12v DC probe to verify that it would only power up only when the engine was on before tapping into the wires.
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Got tired of not being able to see at night

I don't know about anyone else, but my wife and I tend to do a lot of overnight driving. We do FL->NY pretty often and do it in 1.5 days of driving to maximize time with family/friends.

Anyone who has driven a 2016+ Fr3 with the little 3.5" lights will probably agree with me that the lights are absolutely terrible. SO, I added some thin spot LED lights and they are 200% better now.

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I'm going to switch to a toggle switch and permanently mount the switch in the dash, but for now i ran the supplied round switch to the steering wheel and have it sitting in one the gaps.
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This is great and do you have any pics without them on during the day to see how they are installed?

Thanks!

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I don't know about anyone else, but my wife and I tend to do a lot of overnight driving. We do FL->NY pretty often and do it in 1.5 days of driving to maximize time with family/friends.

Anyone who has driven a 2016+ Fr3 with the little 3.5" lights will probably agree with me that the lights are absolutely terrible. SO, I added some thin spot LED lights and they are 200% better now.

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Lights: http://a.co/fhEFv8O
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I'm going to switch to a toggle switch and permanently mount the switch in the dash, but for now i ran the supplied round switch to the steering wheel and have it sitting in one the gaps.
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This is great and do you have any pics without them on during the day to see how they are installed?

Thanks!
I didn't, so I went out and took a few for you.

https://imgur.com/a/1PHZ3Kt

Feel free to ask any questions. Just remember this is technically 'illegal' lighting in many states, especially if the lights themselves are not DOT approved. That being said I went FL->MA->NY->FL and didn't have any issue running them. As long as you point them correctly you probably wont find a cop willing to pull you over for it.
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In the top left behind the radio, you will find a video splitter that controls the three camera outputs. I used the Power, Ground & Video output from the video splitter. The monitor only comes on with the key. I used my 12v DC probe to verify that it would only power up only when the engine was on before tapping into the wires.


Thank you sir! I will install mine this weekend! Appreciate your help!
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I replaced the Dinette table legs with Sequoia table legs. I was able to purchase local for less than Amazon but included link to clarify.
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Does this get rid of the table wobble?
My wife was amazed how stable the legs made the table.
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Bathroom Improvements & Shower Grab Bar

I installed an new medicine cabinet with two shelves above the sink. I found the cabinet at Home Depot. The original still on the back wall has no shelves.
Home Depot: 24 in. W x 24 in. H Bi-View Bathroom Medicine Cabinet in Chestnut
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I placed the toilet paper holder under the countertop. I used a small 1x4 board from the sink side to reinforce the wallboard. I also installed a No Slam toilet seat. (not shown)
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