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Old 09-15-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Letís see your mods

I'm always enjoy seeing what mods people have done to make their lives easier, here's mine

1) One of my favorites was getting rid of the bag awning and replacing it with the carefree manual retractable awning.

2) permanently mounted folding shelves
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:48 PM   #2
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I've got the same camper, and I've got problems with the awning. Tell me about this one you put on. Mine has a busted zipper, which I know can be fixed, but I wouldn't mind upgrading if I could.
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Old 09-15-2020, 07:50 PM   #3
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Looking at that picture, it sure looks like you'd be putting a lot of pressure on the roof if there is no legs to support it.
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Old 09-15-2020, 08:33 PM   #4
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It has legs which slide into the ends, just like a bag awning. I agree i would never consider leaving out without the legs supporting it. It's a freedom wall mount for carefree of Colorado. IT's a pricey bugger, but gone are the days of having to worry about stowing it when you go out for the day. the metal case keeps it out of the elements when closed too.
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:46 PM   #5
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I can't find it. Can you give a link to where I might find one? Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:09 AM   #6
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https://www.carefreeofcolorado.com/p...all-mount.html
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:25 PM   #7
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I loved my Fleetwood E2 Pop Up Camper and used it for 8 years before getting a small Motorhome. I installed a viair 150 psi compressor in the tongue, three batteries and a 2K Inverter in a metal toolbox on the front cargo area. A Flatscreen TV with Direct-TV Satellite Dish, three 80W Solar Panels and 30A controller, a custom shelf over the sink that removed for stowage in 30 seconds. A variable speed ceiling fan with remote, Satellite Radio and a removable cargo rack at the back for firewood etc. Also lots of trouble when people asked my Girlfriend if she was Casey (See Signs)
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Old 09-16-2020, 04:09 PM   #8
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$1600 ouch! I wonder what the difference is between vinyl and acrylic. The vinyl is cheaper. Did you get the 157" one? Why do you say "gone are the days when you had to worry about stowing it"? Do you mean because it's easier to put up? Or because it's inherently sturdier? I really didn't mind the Dometic that came with it, except the zipper is so light and cheap it had issues from the beginning, and now it's unusable.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:12 AM   #9
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Favorite mods

For our 2016 2304KS
#1,Fold away shelf for behind the Murphy bed
#2, fold away headboard
#3, shoe rack
#4, better 22 1/2Ēw X 30Ē t X 6Ēd medicine cabinet. With 3 adjustable shelves and under cabinet lighting.
Way too many more (Over 50) to list here.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:35 PM   #10
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Is that a HW296? If so I have the same pup. How did you mount the awning? And what shelves are you referring to?
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I loved my Fleetwood E2 Pop Up Camper and used it for 8 years before getting a small Motorhome. I installed a viair 150 psi compressor in the tongue, three batteries and a 2K Inverter in a metal toolbox on the front cargo area. A Flatscreen TV with Direct-TV Satellite Dish, three 80W Solar Panels and 30A controller, a custom shelf over the sink that removed for stowage in 30 seconds. A variable speed ceiling fan with remote, Satellite Radio and a removable cargo rack at the back for firewood etc. Also lots of trouble when people asked my Girlfriend if she was Casey (See Signs)
Love the custom shelf over the sink, did you make that?
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:09 PM   #12
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The only mod I have done this year in my ntm HW. I'ts mods like this one that make me pretty proud of myself, took me all of 19 minutes & I gained a whopping 6 x 8 inches of extra storage and we all know that's a premium in a pop-up
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Old 10-11-2020, 02:09 PM   #13
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I need this automatic awning in my life. Where did you get it? How did it install?
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:39 PM   #14
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That awning is baller!!! No freaking way I'd pay $1600 for an awning. Nice and very convenient nonetheless
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My custom mover

So my 2318g popup will fit into my garage, but its on a sloped driveway and I want to be able to move it easily into garage/or around the side of my home into my back yard. I looked at trailer dolly movers, but just didn't like what I saw for the price. So I decided to custom mount a motor mover(uk has them all over). Waiting on custom brackets to come in this week.
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So my 2318g popup will fit into my garage, but its on a sloped driveway and I want to be able to move it easily into garage/or around the side of my home into my back yard. I looked at trailer dolly movers, but just didn't like what I saw for the price. So I decided to custom mount a motor mover(uk has them all over). Waiting on custom brackets to come in this week.
One on each side with kind of a "game controller" for steering?

Sounds interesting. What about wheel for tongue jack? I've never been imoressed with the steel ones especially on rough or soft surfaces.
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One on each side with kind of a "game controller" for steering?

Sounds interesting. What about wheel for tongue jack? I've never been imoressed with the steel ones especially on rough or soft surfaces.
Yes it has 2 motors that push the aluminum rollers against the camper wheels to move it via a remote control. This version will move a payload way more than my popup weight. And yes my tongue has a wheel jack on it. Other people I have spoke with who have this showed me videos of it moving uphill, on wet grass/loose sand/etc. Pretty awesome stuff.
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Is that a HW296? If so I have the same pup. How did you mount the awning? And what shelves are you referring to?
Thes shelves, they are permanently mounted
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Dtptrson do you have more pics or a detailed sketch of the gold up shelves
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:55 PM   #20
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I did one major mod but that was only to make the refrigerator function as it should as Forest River should had added a fan from the factory.

I did mods on my earlier 2007 Starcraft 2406 pop up and found that I wasted a lot of time setting up all the mods.

Now I just bought a camper where I wouldn't need to do mods.

I use to connect all the drains together with hose, add exterior vents to make water more free flowing, and add more shelves and hanging pantries. It all was a lot of time in setup.

Now I just use more simple separate waste tanks with short runs of hose, and bought a camper with more storage for things. I save a lot of time in setup and breakdown.

Changes I've made actually are in the opposite direction. Instead of adding things, I've been taking things off to make more room to be comfortable.

I was always trying to make my pop up campers like a travel trailer camper, and wasted a lot of time. Now after having travel trailers, I found sometimes things are better being more simple so I try to keep things that way.

If I really wanted the extra travel trailer features, I would had bought another one. Instead I wanted the simplicity of a pop up and all the ease of use it provides next to having a house on wheels as I did with my previous 29' bunkhouse.

What ever floats you boats, but for me, I've now gone mod free. Maybe I'll change my mind later with small additions that don't add time to setup or breakdown unlike before.
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