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Old 03-06-2019, 09:15 PM   #2017
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Nice upgrades! Looks much more open without the booth seats. The reclining sofa looks quite comfy. I predict many naps there. Enjoy!

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Old 03-07-2019, 02:45 PM   #2018
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My Providence’s driver side rear view mirror is mounted on the sidewall, but the passenger side mirror is mounted on the front cowling. This mirror always bounces while going down the road. I looked at the mirror mounting base and discovered that it was mounted directly to the fiberglass cowling without any type of bracket or backing plate to provide a sturdy support. I made two metal brackets and mounted them to the backside of the cowling. My first choice was to make a large metal plate to cover the entire surface of the mirror mounting base, but the cowling is curved in this area, so I had to settle for two reinforcing brackets. This is something the manufacturer should have done in the first place. The brackets have significantly helped to reduce the amount of mirror bouncing. Fairly easy mod.

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I like what you did here. The mirror shaking bugged me as well!!

I have a 2014 discovery I was going to attempt the same thing but quickly realized the metal bracket by itself wouldn't help all that much. I ended up bracing it to frame. I'm sure it could been done with some of the thinner angle iron with holes in it and some bolts, I just didn't have much on hand, so I welded one up.

For anybody else doing this, you shouldn't need to do the upper (straight back) brace. I started with that and realized it didn't help as much as I'd hoped. That has to do with the upper leverage on the mirror needs to be braced to the lower to the frame to better triangulate leverage to the frame.

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Old 03-10-2019, 09:43 PM   #2019
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Since my dinette was starting to flake and peel, I decided to go ahead and replace the dinette and the sofa. The sofa was not comfortable so this gave me a great excuse to remove them. This is still a work in progress but I thought I would go ahead show you what I have so far. You will notice I did have to shorten the valence a little so the sofa could fit closer to the wall, not that it was really needed. I looked at all kinds of sofa manufacturers but decided to go with the Thomas Payne Seismic. I had no way of removing the old stuff so I just had the local dealer pull out the old and put in the new (other than the valence).
Looks great, Ben!! Thanks for the update.
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Old 03-15-2019, 10:03 AM   #2020
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I like what you did here. The mirror shaking bugged me as well!!

I have a 2014 discovery I was going to attempt the same thing but quickly realized the metal bracket by itself wouldn't help all that much. I ended up bracing it to frame. I'm sure it could been done with some of the thinner angle iron with holes in it and some bolts, I just didn't have much on hand, so I welded one up.
Great idea! Did it eliminate the shaking for you?
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Don't have the pictures now to show it, but our 2012 Providence has a full plate on the inside right mirror, and it shakes very little.

The left mirror has a shake now that is very irritating, and I'd love to see if anyone has any suggestions from an experienced fix for that one.

As I move the mirror mount by hand, It seems too flexible at the mounting point.

I can't see the inside of the mounting point from under the nose cover/front hood area.

Pictures of this area would be greatly appreciated.

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Great idea! Did it eliminate the shaking for you?
Yeah the shake is pretty much gone now. There is a slight shake but it's no worse than the driver side mirror. This includes my last Drive which we hit 30 mph winds with 50mph gusts
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Wheelchair accessibility modifications

Wider door, wheelchair lift, and hand controls.
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Now THAT's some upgrade. Great job. You'll be RV-ing much longer now.

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Today I successfully got the Dish Hopper3 from the house working in the Moho. A useful How to video :
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Hardest part for me was figuring out that I had selected the wrong cable from the new switch. You must add a DPH42 and a couple of other parts in the Moho. If the Hopper will not power up you have the wiring incorrect. The video is correct just do the connections carefully and make sure cable 1 is actually correct inside the Moho. Two choices so it obvious that I would choose the one I had been using for the Wally and it was cable 2. Took me a while to figure that out and fired up correctly. No changes need to be made to the Hopper, it figures out everything as it powers up. Same thing when you move it back to the house.Click image for larger version

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I got a new throne in the library for the Queen!

Dometic 320 Revolution Elongated Toilet with Hand Spray and Soft Close seat.

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Also swapped out the incandescent Upper Clearance Light fixtures to LED and added Lower Clearance Light LED fixtures based on previous posts in this thread.

While I was at it, also based on previous posts, added an LED Light Bar to the rear to aid in backing into dark storage locations and for hooking up the toad in the dark. ...and, added additional LED docking lights behind the front wheels.

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Can't wait to get back on the road again. Having the RV in winter storage is costing me TLC (Time, Labor, Cash)!
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I got a new throne in the library for the Queen!

Dometic 320 Revolution Elongated Toilet with Hand Spray and Soft Close seat.

Attachment 239819 Dinky potty is now comfy! Attachment 239820

Also swapped out the incandescent Upper Clearance Light fixtures to LED and added Lower Clearance Light LED fixtures based on previous posts in this thread.

While I was at it, also based on previous posts, added an LED Light Bar to the rear to aid in backing into dark storage locations and for hooking up the toad in the dark. ...and, added additional LED docking lights behind the front wheels.

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Can't wait to get back on the road again. Having the RV in winter storage is costing me TLC (Time, Labor, Cash)!
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I really like the lights
Can you please send me more pictures and information on how I can do that.
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Sorry for the two photos each time not sure why it does that.
The leds under awning and on sign as well as all under coach all way around. All tie to an wifi controller and can be dimmed and change colors as not to be obnoxious to neighbors.
What brand out LED light strips did you use? Website?
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Hi there I'm interested talking to you your wheels.
Could you please call me when you have a chance at 307-421-8563

My name is Ron

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Hi there I'm interested talking to you your wheels.
Could you please call me when you have a chance at 307-421-8563

My name is Ron

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Hi Ron, Not sure whose wheels you want to talk to but mine don't say much! sorry, couldn't help myself! LOL
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