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Old 10-16-2007, 07:15 AM   #1
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Just bought a new 35' XL. Looking for ideas on upgrades/additions/info.

I added pull out drawers to replace the 4 shelves in pantry. 20" slides give you full depth.

Built a drawer for under curb side couch and attached couch face to front of drawer. Mounted on 22" slides.

Moved subwoofer from under dinette to under dirver-side couch. Base much improved as sound isn't caught under dinette bench.

Put kich-down door open holder on nathroom door to hold in open position against pantry cabnet. Better than a slide lock in that you could open with foot from kitchen side in emergency.

Built tray for computer/food/etc to sit on top of steering wheel. Then run USB cord to back of TV for big pictures.

Door awning was pulling away from side of coach in high cross winds. Added second lock on rear arm of door awning to the same as the one on the front aem. Provides positive lock.

Built food tray that fits in top drawer of center console when drawer is open. Same width as center console. Holds two plates, side by side.

Took out 4" thich headboard above bed and installed wifes quilt hanging instead. Gave us back four inches of the bed.

Anyone have a clean solution to tow hitch receiver dragging on street approaches?

What is reseonable interval for Cummins oil change? Book says 15K, local Cummins dealer says 6K?

Look mforward to sharing ideas.........

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Just bought a new 35' XL. Looking for ideas on upgrades/additions/info.

I added pull out drawers to replace the 4 shelves in pantry. 20" slides give you full depth.

Built a drawer for under curb side couch and attached couch face to front of drawer. Mounted on 22" slides.

Moved subwoofer from under dinette to under dirver-side couch. Base much improved as sound isn't caught under dinette bench.

Put kich-down door open holder on nathroom door to hold in open position against pantry cabnet. Better than a slide lock in that you could open with foot from kitchen side in emergency.

Built tray for computer/food/etc to sit on top of steering wheel. Then run USB cord to back of TV for big pictures.

Door awning was pulling away from side of coach in high cross winds. Added second lock on rear arm of door awning to the same as the one on the front aem. Provides positive lock.

Built food tray that fits in top drawer of center console when drawer is open. Same width as center console. Holds two plates, side by side.

Took out 4" thich headboard above bed and installed wifes quilt hanging instead. Gave us back four inches of the bed.

Anyone have a clean solution to tow hitch receiver dragging on street approaches?

What is reseonable interval for Cummins oil change? Book says 15K, local Cummins dealer says 6K?

Look mforward to sharing ideas.........

DB
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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Nice list of mods! On dragging the hitch on driveways, approaches, drop offs. I always try to approach them at an angle, not head on, an do so very slowly. I have a steel dolly wheel that I'm going to install on the bottom of my hitch receiver as soon as I get time to have it done :-). On the oil change interval, I follow the one year or 15K miles, which ever comes first, rule.
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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Dancing Bear....I welded a 3" steel wheel to the bottom edge of the hitch. Camping World sells them. It works great and looks clean.

If you do a search on this (Monaco Owner's forum) you'll see where a couple of us listed all of our upgrades. The upgrades are only limited to your abillity and checkbook.
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Dancing Bear....
As Diplomat Don stated...
you can go here to this link and find over 10 pages of mods listed by everyone here at the Monaco forum...
You will find many great ideas there!



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Old 10-18-2007, 06:40 AM   #6
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Don,

Did you weld it all the way back on the receiver or move it forward some to provide as much clearance as possible before the wheel hits?

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