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Old 12-27-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Pimp My 25RR :)

Since the Pimp My RR threads seem to be popular, I figured I would start one for my 25RR. First a cpl pics of the unit we took delivery of on Dec 8th 2012. It is a 2013 model

Planned mods include, LED Awning lights (on order), Power Awning Remote install, Replace all interior trailer lighting with LED lights, Replace electric heater outlet with a duplex outlet, Possibly adding a 3rd heater vent to the furnace, extending & boxing in the heater outlet by the sofa to under the sofa, Rebuild bed frame, toss crappy mattress, add lift assist shock, remove left sofa, build storage benches & wardrobes in that space, toss too large & too heavy table. Add bench under large window, wardrobes/linen closets on both sides of the entrance door, modify current TV mount to open cabinet, add shelves, new TV mount & 27" LED TV; add stabilizer jacks to the 4 outside corners; Open up wasted storage space inside cabinet radio is mounted to; add a switched LED light to that same cabinet, add lift assist shock to that door, add coat hooks to rear of helmet storage shelf

Already added a Coleman motion sensor light to interior light switch panel

Thought I should add that our 25RR weighs almost 700lbs less than Forest River states as it's claimed weight







Pics of the Interior for comparing changes made

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Bathroom will get a cpl tweaks




Bed frame will be rebuilt, helper shock added & crap mattress tossed



A wardrobe/Linen closet will be added to the left of the door as you look at it from the inside



Left sofa will be removed, table tossed and custom cabinets & benches will be built along the left wall as viewed in this pic
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #3
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A paper towel rack will be added under the cabinet & LED lighting will be added to the range hood



Opening up the TV Cabinet



Braced both sides for the new TV mount. Used 5/8 th plywood sanded, stained & clear coated



TV Mount installed

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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Nice looking unit. Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:04 PM   #5
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Shelf brackets going in





27" Samsung LED Tv with Connect Share. This TV will play pictures & music from a USB key, but more importantly it will also play movies & it connects into the stereo so the sound comes from the units speakers. I'm already debating on replacing the small speakers with 6X9 speakers for better sound. The_Filly has an older surround system that may be installed and thus negate the idea of hooking into the stock system



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Old 12-27-2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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Will be a while before more pics are posted as it's winter and damm cold here currently. Temp was minus 37 yesterday
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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Had a cpl nice days with temps right around freezing so it was time to get going on some more of the interior mods

Our 25RR has access to the valves on the water heater under the bed. Had a look at it & though it was an awfully small opening. While myself & The_Filly were picking up some stuff @ Home Depot I saw this 9X9 access panel which should be perfect for the task. Think I had my camera on the wrong setting as some of my pics are way too dark

What was on the package



Here is a pic of it in the now enlarged opening



Next was to seal the edges of the bed from cold air, drafts & bugs

Caulking around the outside edges



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Old 12-30-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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Next up was to place a vapor barrier as I have heard some folks mention they had water under their mattresses



Going to use some of the wasted space from the way the frame was constructed.



After the vapor barrier was in place it was time to add some bracing & insulation. I used 2x3 lumber and 2" styrofoam insulation.

Again space was left for the access panel



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Old 12-30-2012, 10:53 PM   #9
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Now that the bed was sealed & insulated it's time to install new sheating. I'll mention here the stock sheating appears to be about 1/8th of an inch thick I decided to go with 3/8ths sheeting

Again a hole was cut for the access panel



Access panel piece was trimmed to be a wee bit smaller than the opening to facilitate easy access as was the insulation under it



In stock formation the flip up end piece wasn't as wide as matress so it could be opened. When I added my 2x3 lumber I extended it all the way to the end & the cut a piece of plywood to fit. The new flip up piece will be shorter so it can be opened without scratching the end of the camper wall.



I'll be working on the hinged section tomorrow as long as the temps stay reasonable
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:02 PM   #10
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I had some plywood laying around so I decided to use it for 2 shelves in the TV Cabinett. Sanded, stained & a coat of varnish and they are now installed. Will be cutting a trim piece for the front edge which will also help keep items from sliding out when we are travelling down the highway





The TV mount will also sit flush with the front of the shelves and be strapped in place to keep items from falling out when the trailer is rolling down the highway. The TV mount we used, allows the TV to be removed easily so it will be stored when the trailer is in motion

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:35 PM   #11
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Some more progress was made over the last cpl days.

I cut plywood to fit the curve of the wall to completely close in the end of the bed, then sanded, stained and added varathane as a clear top coat. The plywood was the same 3/8ths sheeting we used on the bed. Sanded it with 100 grit sandpaper and then stained. Surface isn't "perfect" but it will work great where it's located.

Curved section for wall


2nd piece needed at the foot of the bed



3rd piece for side of the bed frame



A corner moulding will be added here

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Old 01-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #12
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More pics of the new bed frame sheeting




The_Filly couldn't get out of the pic fast enough. Shows the completed bed



I think we'll be staining this once it warms up & adding a clear coat




We are thinking of using an air mattress as the stock matress seems a wee bit soft



We are discussing at least trying the stock mattress now or possibly the two sofa cushions. Either of our 3 choices will see us use the "memory foam" topper we already own
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:49 PM   #13
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Since the bed is finished, my next task was to remove the sofa on the left wall


This is what supported the rear of the sofa



Pryed the 1/8 panelling off and discovered 2 pieces of 2X6 lumber. The top piece was "secured" to the first piece with 4 screws. & the 2X6 attached to the wall is held in place with 5 screws.



Now that the sofa was off it was time to strip the hardware from it to be re-used later. Again the sofa base was skinned with that same 1/8th sheeting. Once it was apart The_Filly suggested that we cut it down to use for our table. Smart gal as we had already determined that the stock table is going to be scrapped. Our plan now is to attach the stock table legs to our "new" table

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:17 PM   #14
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Too many pictures of the modifications? Let me know

Well we removed the valances in the bed room area as The_Filly din't like the material compared to what the rest of the trailer had & she recovered them


What they looked like


Starting to strip covering



Ready to recover

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:23 PM   #15
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Back side of the material, while it's not a direct match to the rest of the camper material, it will work nicely. We plan on redoing the header over the door too



Starting the recovering


1 finished



1 down, 1 to go
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #16
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Two newly recovered valances ready to be re-installed



They will be installed after we build a closet/cupboard at the end of the bed. Since we took apart the one sofa, we used the skin to make a template following the curve on the front of the trailer. If anyone is interested in a "rough" template, we are planning on using graph paper and "plotting" the curve as well as the depth of our cabinet. I say "rough" as this template fits the outside wall perfectly, but will need some "trimming/sanding" to get the same type of fit at the end of the bed. We'll scan the dimensions if anyone is interested in doing something similar



The old sofa base has also been re purposed; we trimmed the length & will resheet with a new top. Here's a pic of the new size as it sits on the table that came with our trailer

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:13 AM   #17
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Since my 3 week winter holiday is over no more mods for a cpl weeks. Next mod is to work on the closet/cupboard at the end of the bed (if the temps are conducive to outside work) add another heat vent and extend the one that hits the side of the sofa to under the sofa
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:10 PM   #18
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WOW! You shoudl have ordered a trailer with nothing in it! So jealous.... wish wqe were as handy as you. *sigh*
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Can't wait to see your closet at the end of the bed. Will definitely have to do the same because that is a must for Melissa. The dimensions and a template would be a very very big help. Thanks,Ronnie
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Can't wait to see your closet at the end of the bed. Will definitely have to do the same because that is a must for Melissa. The dimensions and a template would be a very very big help. Thanks,Ronnie
Picked up two sheets of plywood yesterday and had them cut to 60.5"s. Today I took a 16" strip off the 48" width and began "shaping" the curve along the back wall. Currently they are too deep passing in front of the window, so now that the curves are done they can be trimmed to the proper depth need to fit behind the window valance.

Once that is done we'll graph the curvature in relation to the front. We already know each square on the graph paper will equal 2.33 inches. We'll scan the drawing and definately post it for others to use. I'll advise doing the same as us and cutting it wider than what you'll end up with, so the "shaping" doesn't make the piece too narrow. Supposed to be very cold here again tomorrow so I don't know if I'll have a chance to get any more work done & I head back to work for 2 weeks shortly
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