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Old 11-20-2016, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hurricane Upgrades/Modifications/Repairs

Researching what brand and how to add a solar battery maintainer for my coach batteries. My 2013 THOR Hurricane 34F is parked in a storage area and I have no access to a power source. Any ideas on the equipment and brand I could use? Has to be mounted so it cannot be stolen easily.

I also bought a US Flag to fly. I plan on installing the holder somewhere on the awning arms. Ideas?

My upholstery is peeling apart too. Any ideas? Is there a class action lawsuit yet? Nobody is willing to help.

I have owned my first class A for only 3 months now. I will go into more depth of the numerous upgrades and even more repairs later. Needless to say it's been very eventful and shocking.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:49 PM   #2
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Fireplace addition

PROJECT: Add Fireplace to 2013 THOR Hurricane 34F -

PURCHASED: Best Choice Products SKY1826 Embedded Fireplace Electric Insert Heater Glass View Log Flame Remote Home, 28.5"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

$135.00 on Amazon

Purchased vent covers from Lowes - $6.00 each x2
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:00 PM   #3
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Storage Door Magnets for 2013 THOR Hurricane

I found these magnets that work pretty well. I used Command Strip adhesive refills to attach them.

RV & Trailer Magnetic Door/Baggage Door Catch - #1 Selling/Rated (Black 2-Pair)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Amazon - $20.00 per pair (will do two doors - four magnets)
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:03 PM   #4
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Ideas on how/where to mount my US FLAG

I am still looking for ideas on where/how to mount my US Flag. Not on the front or back. It will not work mounted to either of the awning rails. I want to mount the holder somewhere on the passenger side. Any ideas are appreciated. How did you mount it?

Allied Flag American Home Nylon 3 by 5-Feet US Flag Set with 5-Feet Spinning Flag Pole

Amazon - $30.95

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KING HDTV Antenna - Awesome!

PROJECT: Remove old batwing Winegard antenna and install a King Jack HDTV Antenna

USED:

Dicor 501LSW-1 Lap Sealant - 10.3 oz. - Amazon - $11.31 each

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DEWALT D180036 2-1/4-Inch Standard Bi-Metal Hole Saw - Amazon - $11.29

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Dicor BT-1834-1 1/8" x 3/4" x 30' Butyl Seal Tape - Amazon - $11.62

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KING OA8201 Jack HDTV Over-the-Air Antenna with Mount and Built-in Signal Meter - Black - Amazon - $113.10

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KING MB8000 Mounting Plate for Jack OA82 Series Antennas (Discontinued by Manufacturer) - Amazon - $19.41

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Bicycle Rack for 2013 THOR Hurricane Rear Ladder mount

I added a 2 bicycle rack to the ladder of the coach:

Surco 501BR Ladder Mounted Bike Rack - Amazon - $76.57

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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More details to follow on numerous other upgrades

1. Changed small 18" rear TV to 32 inch
2. Changed small Living room 32 inch to 42 inch
3. Added memory foam topper to mattress
4. Removed all closet maid metal shelving and added stained wood shelves and created a closet and a second pantry. Second pantry was from the washer/dryer closet.
5. Added Sirius Satellite and roof mounted Marine antenna
6. Portable Ice maker
7. Portable Gas Grill
8. Parrot Spinner and other spinners
9. Patio Mat
10. LED Rope lighting
11. Airflow director for black tank vent
12. Added two MaxAir II vent covers
13. Added a medicine cabinet to the bathroom
14. Changed the bathroom faucet to residential style
15. Changed the shower head to massager
16. Changed all lighting to LED including storage areas
17. Added a Queen size air mattress to the front drop down bed
18. Awning lights
19. Phone mount on dash
20. HDMI DVD and ran HDMI cable to TV's

A lot of repairs were also down as I had a lot of problems. That will be a book on its own that I will pass on later.

I am sharing all of this information because so many people have posted things that has helped me. I am trying to post the things I have learned, experienced, changed, added, and repaired or replaced since there are not too many places you kind find some things.

I will post much more as I have the time.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:55 PM   #8
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Fireplace intake vent design completed

I completed designing and making the intake top vent for the fireplace.

I purchased two metal a/c vents that were 4 inches by 8 inches

I will glue this piece above the fireplace.

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Old 11-22-2016, 08:02 PM   #9
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Charbroil Gas Grill added

I purchased this gas grill which fit very well in the smaller rear bay.

It's a nice grill but if I bought another I would probably spend more money and get one that has a stand.

Char-Broil TRU-Infrared Portable Grill2Go Gas Grill - Amazon - $124.95

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My off line list is as long as Adam1219's. The latest mod was to add LED flood lights to the rear cap to light up a camp site when arriving after sunset. very bright and can see everything in the rear camera. Paint white with simple spray paint.



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Concerning the flagpole question I think a labber mount would be a better choice. Even with a 12' pole my flag is about 20' up from the ground.

https://www.amazon.com/Flag-Pole-Bud...9867329&sr=8-3

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Camco 40597 Black Cyclone Sewer Plumbing Vent

Camco 40597 Black Cyclone Sewer Plumbing Vent - Amazon - $24.84

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SQ1K19A...ing=UTF8&psc=1

Cyclone sewer vent has worked great!
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Maxxair II Vent

Maxxair II Vent (black in color) - Amazon - $42.36

https://www.amazon.com/Maxxair-00-93...rds=max+air+ii

Looks great and helps a lot.
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Dometic HZB-12A Compact Portable Top Load Ice Maker, Black

Dometic HZB-12A Compact Portable Top Load Ice Maker, Black - Amazon $159.60

I have seen this price cheaper in the past. I paid $120.00 but I cannot find that price now. This unit works great so far. My wife lets it continuous run at first and bags the ice we don't use immediately and puts it in the freezer.

This was a must since our freezer does not have an ice maker nor the option of adding one.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EVIIBWQ...ing=UTF8&psc=1
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Wall sconces

This one we put together but I'm sure you could find something online close. My wife had a pair of wall sconces that the light which was permanently affixed inside each burned out. The company no longer existed. I removed all of the wiring and lighting apparatus from the inside of the sconces. We used a small piece of Velcro in the base to place a battery operated LED candle inside. Remote control turns it off and on.

Saved the nice sconces and was able to repurpose.
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