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Old 07-08-2019, 12:18 PM   #16041
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Upgraded the stock grill that came with the MicroLite with the 17" Blackstone and quick connector adapter. Allows for a more versatile cooking experience outside.
Any worry about heat coming out of the back of the Blackstone and heating up the wall behind it?
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:25 PM   #16042
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No more than the stock grill. It offsets a good 6 inches away. So far so good.
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Old 07-08-2019, 12:27 PM   #16043
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No more than the stock grill. It offsets a good 6 inches away. So far so good.
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:03 PM   #16044
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Cheaper yet tongue jack cover. Rubbermaid plastic trash can with bungie cords to keep it held in place.


Hey, that was my idea!
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Old 07-08-2019, 04:55 PM   #16045
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I went out to turn on fridge for upcoming Wednesday trip and it was 99.5F in the camper so I turned on AC and opened fridge doors to cool it down some.

I left front and back bedrooms closed off and left slides in.

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It was hot and humid here in NC today
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:05 PM   #16046
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Not to my camper but for it! We keep ours at our house and always fought the small incline, not anymore! Makes it easier in and out!Click image for larger version

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:45 PM   #16047
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Wow!

Where are you located that you had to winterize in July?


In West Texas it may not even get cold enough in the winter to need. Although it has the past several years. I keep trl on storage lot. While I hope to go out again before it gets cold enough to freeze. If I canít then itís already done. August thru November I will average an easy 80 plus hour work week every week. I would hate to forget or have early unexpected front hit.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:08 PM   #16048
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Not to my camper but for it! We keep ours at our house and always fought the small incline, not anymore! Makes it easier in and out!Attachment 209410


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Old 07-10-2019, 12:51 PM   #16049
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I did all sorts of stuff in preperation for our recent trip (from MI) to Shanendoah NP.

Installed a 12v to 7.5V supply for our baby monitor (no pictures).
This is it though: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I installed a powered roof vent and cover; took out the non-powered one.




I installed an outlet set in each bunk (and the head of our bed) with a 12v and 2ea USB with a switch that I had to drill/add myself. Also bought some 12v fans to help air flow while sleeping. we didn't have power in Shanendoah, and I didn't know how hot it'd be at night (turns out, pretty chilly at night).

This picture also shows a dimmer knob, which I installed 5 of (bathroom, "hallway", youngest kid's bunk, and 2 above our bed......i hope that's 5).



Also installed a charging center on "my" side of the bed. I could have gotten a cheaper setup, but this one matches "her" side...



While dumping the pooper, I found this:


Which lead to this:


these are the fans:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Batteries / dedicated 12v camera battery charger:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bag holder:
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Spice holders:
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Hose (didn't use it yet):
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Grey water drain adapter:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Grey water tote (at least hopefully only grey water):
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:24 PM   #16050
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Installed the Stromberg -Carlson extend-a-shower curtain rod. Makes the BR feel much more roomy. Might use the old shower curtain track for privacy curtain for the lower bunk. Price has dropped over the last year from $35 to $30 on Amazon for the basic white version.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:43 PM   #16051
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Took down some of the side pieces of the window valance things. Probably will remove the tops, too. But had to take it one step at a time for spousal approval. She has curtains that we bought a week or two ago.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:05 PM   #16052
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Pics, too late to edit in. Extend a shower shown pushed in for more room when not in use. Little holes in ceiling by vent are from the original curtain track.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:05 PM   #16053
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There was a flyer in the RV Resort clubhouse for a RV cleaning/detail service so I gave them a call and had all the carpeting shampooed in our 5th wheel here where we are staying. Great people who are in the Mesa Az. area and get short on customers during the summer months down there so they come up to the Arizona mountains and drum up a lot of business. A man and his wife and their two sons plus the guys dad. Man they can wash and wax a trailer quick and did a great job on all the carpet in our wagon.

They had their own 5th wheel plus a van with all the cleaning supplies. They were in the area for a week and serviced units in three RV resorts.
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:32 PM   #16054
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Finally installed a three slot DC panel with two 2.4amp USB chargers, VDC meter, and 12VDC jack. The "wood" section I hole drilled through was really compressed paperboard 1" thick. I spliced this into the lines supplying my dinette overhead light. Pryed up the stapled down inner cabinet floor. I placed this panel where I did to have all the wiring and backs of the electrical components protected. The many built in USB chargers are all too weak for tablets at 1Amp plus now IF I boondock I can have an idea of battery power.
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:52 PM   #16055
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While showing DW my handiwork withe 12VDC panel and discussing other TT items, she mention it was a PITA to reach the outside areas though the center doors in the above bed cabinets. She was stunned when I carefully punched in the panels They were only held by four tiny staples. I threw some plastic tubs in them for now. Might put bungees across the openings.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:13 PM   #16056
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Elbow grease, and Motherís Carnauba Wash and Wax.
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:37 PM   #16057
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Wow!
Where are you located that you had to winterize in July?
He lives in the desert not far from Notrees, Texas.
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:56 PM   #16058
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Yesterday, in anticipation of what happening now with hurricane/tropical storm Barry, I replaced 3 roof vents with the "guaranteed unbreakable" new ones. Two of the old ones were so brittle while still under 1-year warranty that they got punctured and cracked in a small hail storm.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:26 PM   #16059
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Upgraded USB charging station

Replaced the small USB port charging station with a bigger one
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Old 07-14-2019, 01:50 PM   #16060
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Replaced the small USB port charging station with a bigger one


I like that panel. Got a link for it?
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