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Old 05-25-2018, 05:26 AM   #13361
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I went into the TT last evening and made a list of the things that I want to buy and do for upgrades. I also checked to see if the fridge was still keeping my beer cold.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:33 AM   #13362
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Constructed wireless observation camera...

Assembled wireless observation camera that will mount where the Furrion mounted. I had too many monitors hanging around the cab of the truck (TPMS, GPS, aftermarket backup camera, cell phone) and didn't want to add another monitor by using the Furrion system.

The aftermarket backup camera monitor had 2 inputs that I used....input 1 for the reverse camera, input 2 for the trailer observation camera. I wired everything to a switch so when I am not pulling the trailer the reverse camera works...when I am pulling the trailer the trailer observation camera works. It's all assembled in a waterproof box.

(note: don't know why the picture is sideways...just envision it rotated and mounted...which it will be on Monday)
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:47 AM   #13363
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garbage drawer

Our garbage can used to go in a base cabinet. Every time that you needed to throw something away, you had to pull the garbage can out. This drove my DW crazy. So I built a slide drawer and attached the door to it.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:59 AM   #13364
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Assembled wireless observation camera that will mount where the Furrion mounted. I had too many monitors hanging around the cab of the truck (TPMS, GPS, aftermarket backup camera, cell phone) and didn't want to add another monitor by using the Furrion system.

The aftermarket backup camera monitor had 2 inputs that I used....input 1 for the reverse camera, input 2 for the trailer observation camera. I wired everything to a switch so when I am not pulling the trailer the reverse camera works...when I am pulling the trailer the trailer observation camera works. It's all assembled in a waterproof box.

(note: don't know why the picture is sideways...just envision it rotated and mounted...which it will be on Monday)


Did you remove the mount for the furrion? If so, how hard was it?
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:34 AM   #13365
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Did you remove the mount for the furrion? If so, how hard was it?

Yes...removed mount. It was easy...removed 4 screws and it was off the trailer. Drilled holes in new assembly that matched the Furrion holes...no new holes in the trailer.
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Old 05-25-2018, 07:50 AM   #13366
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Our garbage can used to go in a base cabinet. Every time that you needed to throw something away, you had to pull the garbage can out. This drove my DW crazy. So I built a slide drawer and attached the door to it.
Nice mod!

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Old 05-25-2018, 08:06 AM   #13367
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Yes...removed mount. It was easy...removed 4 screws and it was off the trailer. Drilled holes in new assembly that matched the Furrion holes...no new holes in the trailer.


Can you share the kind of camera that you used?
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:45 AM   #13368
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Before our first outing with our new Roo 233S, my dad was over and said we need to move the spare tire. It was blocking the passenger side brake light. Wow it was driven from Indiana to Wisconsin and no one noticed or had any issues . I moved it over about 4-5". Just another thing to look at.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:15 PM   #13369
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I posted a pic of my solar panel and charge controller.
Yesterday, another part came (when FedEx needs a signature, it's such a PITA for me!).

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Old 05-25-2018, 01:09 PM   #13370
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How tight were the fasteners when you moved it? Looks like that's where it stopped sliding when it got to the bumper mount!
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Before our first outing with our new Roo 233S, my dad was over and said we need to move the spare tire. It was blocking the passenger side brake light. Wow it was driven from Indiana to Wisconsin and no one noticed or had any issues . I moved it over about 4-5". Just another thing to look at.
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:43 PM   #13371
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How tight were the fasteners when you moved it? Looks like that's where it stopped sliding when it got to the bumper mount!
The bolts we tight so that is where they installed it
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Old 05-25-2018, 02:18 PM   #13372
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That is very nice, good move
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Our garbage can used to go in a base cabinet. Every time that you needed to throw something away, you had to pull the garbage can out. This drove my DW crazy. So I built a slide drawer and attached the door to it.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:56 PM   #13373
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Can you share the kind of camera that you used?
Natika is the name...NATIKA Backup Camera with Waterproof HD Night Vision Rear View Camera and 170 RV...can be found on Ebay or Amazon.
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Old 05-25-2018, 06:03 PM   #13374
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Not what I did to my camper...this is what I did for my camper...

Removed the OEM mirrors from the F150 and installed power folding tow mirrors. Should make it MUCH easier to see the trailer and surrounding traffic while moving down the road.

I do not like how it changes the look of the truck...the OEM mirrors were chrome and the tow mirrors are all black...but you can really see what is going on around you...Overall a win.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:09 PM   #13375
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Bought a two way water splitter with valves, some awning clips to hang stuff with, another set of lego style levelers, cheap 18v rechargeable drill to be kept in the TT (harbor freight special), dug out and cleaned up a couple folding plastic patio tables for the TT.
Stocked up on frozen limeade and pineapple juice for camping drinks!
And most important...
Ordered a 8" memory foam mattress for the TT to keep SWMBO happy, expected Tuesday. Worse case, it will be stacked on top the original mattress.
While camping with no cell or data reception, installed separate small fridge & freezer digital thermometers in the plastic control panel above the freezer. I did just duct tape the wire and sensors in place down the inside corner of the door openings I'd have preferred them in F but they only came in C, so 0C (32F) or less in the freezer is cool and 4.44C (40F) or under is cool for the fridge, easy to remember. These thermometers are designed for mounting into a panel and snap into place. I think they were under $7 for the pair on eBay. Just used a cutoff disc on my Dremel tool to cut the rectangular openings and trimmed the melted plastic with my knife. The panel is held by two plastic snaps, easy to remove.
I took along a roll of Reflectix to make inside window covers but didn't work on that, I was too busy relaxing!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:48 AM   #13376
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Used a Dremel tool cutoff wheel on the shower hose retaining ring and the emergency window opener. Could not get the shower head where I needed it. The swing arm operator for the window got bent a couple times trying to open it. So I cut away some of the retainer bracket. I also took pics of the fridge & freezer thermometers installed. If you can read the display, you will see the fridge is not on. Could have been a little neater but not too bad and they work. Also have a pic of my fine one person duct tape sensor install
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:05 PM   #13377
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Pics showing carpet mods for dog

My dog would NOT go up or down the bare aluminum open steps.
Here is my solution. No probs now, he goes in and out like a champ.
I used old style indoor outdoor carpet, real astroturf, along with some metal strips.
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Pics of my burner and sink covers

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More storage space, semi free

You can see in the first pic the original drill hole where the inner partition angled into the exterior wall (directly above the tote's corner), wasting much space because of loose radio wiring. I added in a 2x2" and made the inner partition squared vice angled 45 degrees.
I did similar above the sink and the 2x2 supports the TV arm. Notice there are all these TV connections and originally NOT ONE AC outlet.
Last is my rubber band and 3M Command hooks on the ceiling to hold open those cabinet doors.
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Old 05-26-2018, 05:20 PM   #13380
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The fun task of under the awning cleaning. I must say not sure what you tube I watch not such a bad experience.

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I did about 1/3 bleach, just a squirt of dawn, rest water. Pumped it up and sprayed until it dripped. Then i rolled the awning in. I went about my other chores for about 1:40:00 (1hr 40min ) unrolled and hose sprayed no scrubbing

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A couple of stubborn spots that required scrubbing but not much

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The solution mixture did not seem to negatively impact top of awning

Nice easy process
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