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Old 04-14-2017, 07:09 AM   #10221
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So first pic is after a night on the top shelf, second pic is after a night on the bottom shelf. Trying to keep the freezer door closed with kids is impossible so I had to do it overnight. I'm going to say there's plenty of airflow and no warm spots. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-15-2017, 05:43 PM   #10222
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Spent the day replacing wheel bearings then washed roof and sides... truck felt left out so she got washed too!
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:11 AM   #10223
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Actually, it was yesterday..... Got the Sunseeker out of storage!
Put some of the "stuff" back in their compartments and hooked up the shoreline to recharge my coach batteries. Checked all the air in the tires and Ride-Rite bags. Did a survey of the outside to see if anyone had banged into it while in storage and decided I need to give Sunny a major cleanup.
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:18 AM   #10224
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Glued outdoor carpet on the steps. We had ones from CW that covered the steps and were held on by springs on the underside. After 2 years they were tattered and worn out, plus they were thick and I had to remove the one on the bottom step in order to fold the steps for travel. These are much thinner and the steps fold no problem. They may wear out on a year or two but they were easy to install.

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Old 04-16-2017, 09:25 AM   #10225
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Sanitized water system, scrubbed/washed the black off the roof.
Also, removed the second roller-catches from the bedroom closet doors and moved the single to the center where the handle is. Still latches well and when you open it you don't get that "flex, pop, vibrate" that accented the lightweight thin door. Maybe they have this for safety, but when we are on the road with the bed slide in, the mattress butts against them. Nothing is going to fall out on anyone.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:23 PM   #10226
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Glued outdoor carpet on the steps.
What kind of glue did you use? Need to do the same on my rig.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:31 PM   #10227
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What kind of glue did you use? Need to do the same on my rig.
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Old 04-16-2017, 01:35 PM   #10228
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I used carpet tile......Was sticky enough......
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Old 04-16-2017, 02:01 PM   #10229
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Swapped out ST205X75R15 load range C With ST225X75R15 Load range E.
Added a Dbl 12v Outlet with dual USB ports by couch. Took out water pump and I'm experimenting best way to reduce noise from pump.
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:31 PM   #10230
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Swapped out ST205X75R15 load range C With ST225X75R15 Load range E.
Added a Dbl 12v Outlet with dual USB ports by couch. Took out water pump and I'm experimenting best way to reduce noise from pump.
Two pieces of heavy rubber. Mount pump to one piece and sandwich bolts with other piece and mount through both to RV. That should cut down on sound. Do the same with elec fuel pumps in cars.
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Old 04-16-2017, 03:49 PM   #10231
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I purchased the outdoor carpet from Home Depot. Color is ivy green. I used contact cement. I needed a pint sized can. After cutting the four pieces to fit, I used a cheap, disposable, paint brush and applied a liberal coat to the steps and the bottoms of the carpet pieces. After about 30 minutes I laid the pieces on the steps and used boards and concrete blocks for weight. It was that way overnight. All good now.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:17 AM   #10232
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:23 AM   #10233
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Nice Power!

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Attachment 134945Added a plug under the dinette so that we can plug in our electronics without cords running everywhere on the floor creating a trip hazard.
Nice! This is something I want to do too. I am new to modifications so please excuse if this is a silly question. What did you do to get power there in the slide out?
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:28 AM   #10234
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When I did that, I went with a plug in on the outside of slide and now just plug into Pedestal with an extension cord
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:33 AM   #10235
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Nice! This is something I want to do too. I am new to modifications so please excuse if this is a silly question. What did you do to get power there in the slide out?
I have an overhead light that I spliced into for a power source and zip tied the wires to the dinette frame to prevent hanging wires and the possibility of them being ripped out when stuffing things in the space.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:01 AM   #10236
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It's crooked... 😇
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Old 04-17-2017, 03:06 PM   #10237
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This may be going a bit overboard to get the illumination we want but I'm doing it anyway...

Over the past year and a half we have replaced the incandescent bulbs with LED's. We like the warm white so we sought bulbs around the 3000K range. We have tried 5 different brands but all seem to have their downfall. The first set was very inexpensive but some began to blink and flicker.

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The next set cost a little more but actually began to burn and melt and another set began to change color to a blueish white.
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Some were much more expensive but just too bright.
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I had some leftover LED tape that I had used for a project that was 3000K and after a year kept the color, didn't flicker, melt or burn.
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I cut them in lots of three and using a quick rig up figured out that I needed 12 LED's per bulb to get my ideal brightness. So I cut them into two strips of six LED's each.
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The tape itself if flimsy so I found an acrylic light cover at Lowes for just $1.74 and using a utility knife cut it in strips, just the right size for the two LED strips.
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I stripped away the silicone cover to expose the 12v contacts, tinned them and attached them to the acrylic with the self adhesive on the back of the LED tape.
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I used the base and socket contact wire from the previous LED's, soldering them to my 12 LED's. Also I jumpered the 12v +/- on the LED's at the middle to complete the circuit.
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I used hot glue to secure the base and contacts to the assembled bulb fixture.
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The "new" bulb slides right in with ease.
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Works great. The color and brightness we prefer. I hope they last and maintain their color, only time will tell.

Each bulb takes about 15 minutes to complete.
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Old 04-17-2017, 05:37 PM   #10239
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Finished the install of the slide topper on the main slide, I put the hardware on yesterday and got help from a friend to actually install topper @13' way to much for one person to do.
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Old 04-17-2017, 06:57 PM   #10240
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Finished the install of the slide topper on the main slide, I put the hardware on yesterday and got help from a friend to actually install topper @13' way to much for one person to do.
Looks good.
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