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Old 01-31-2013, 09:30 PM   #15
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King Sized Loft - Relocate Night Stand

To increase the bed in the loft (our OEM was a RV Queen) to a King Sized mattress you have to:

1 - Obtain Mattress - King size is 76" x 80" and California King is 72' X 84"
Note: Either will fit 'cuz the loft is full width 96" and about 78" front to back.

2. - Raise or Remove Night Stand (See picture of it moved up).

3. - Install the new mattress.
Note: This is the fun part with hours and hours of trying to roll it up or whatever you need to wrestle it up there. Be strong. You can do it!

Viola' - Big Bed!

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Old 02-02-2013, 10:42 AM   #16
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Front HItch Box

My space in the 3612 is a little more limited than the rest of y'all, so anything I can do to save floor space I've tried to modify or install.

Last year while roaming the midwest, I found a fabricator in Des Moines that built and installed a standard box hitch for the front frame so that I could move (when I wanted to) my Segway elevator from the TOAD or the garage out to the front of the rig and haul it that way. I also had a 7 pin connector installed for the power and invertor.

This installation provides the added benefit (if I want) of multiple use for mounting a bike rack, a bumber tray, or anything else that fits on a standard 2' reciver. I love it.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #17
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Food Pantry

Shortly after I took delivery of my Outlaw, I ran into a carpenter who lived at the park in Texas. He had performed a number of cabinet modifications on my buddies 2008 Outlaw which I found useful, so I asked him to make a few for me.

The clothes cabinet seemed like a far too big of space for the amount of clothes I'd be storing, so I asked him to modify it. He installed a solid wall between two halves, cut shelves, installed adjustable brackets, and shortened the clothing rod for the remaining half. I now have a functional food pantry for the food stock. He also modified the cabinets above the sink in a similar fashion.

It's functional and I've found it practical. I'll include some pictures below - but y'all give me a break about the disorganization of my cabinets. I'm single and retired. . .what do you expect?
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Grrrrrr! I just hate it when the pictures are rotated during the posting process!

Sorry guys.
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I too didn't need all the hanging space in my Outlaw. I bought some interlocking wire cubes and put them in the closet thus making all the space usable. There is still a little hanging space but all of my ball gowns are foldable so really don't use what I have! My 3808 already has a pantry (Love My Outlaw!).

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We wanted to organize our shelves to make sure things don't move around while driving so we added a couple of racks and lined the cabinets with the sticky rubber stuff that is sold for tool chest.

Here is a spice rack from Camping World (about $5):


And here are the Rev-A-Shelf racks from Lowes. These are $18 at Lowes stores, $43 if you buy them on their website and about $24 on Amazon so if you want any I would try and pick them up in store at Lowes. I was going to screw them in but it was a nice flush and very clean install to use some outdoor double sided 3M tape. We put one in the lower and one in the upper area of the bathroom cabinet:
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You guys are just too innovative. RV designers should have you on speed dial!
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Bathroom Upgrade

Mostly for appearance...we wanted to lose the yellowing white plastic faucets and shower head and hose. They are plentyful in the aftermarket and not too expensive:

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Access is good for an easy Mod, and to us they look much better.

An unexpected improvement is in the shower head - with increased flow and therefore better pressure.
(I know, Don - it's not an Oxygenics - but it is still pretty nice)
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An unexpected improvement is in the shower head - with increased flow and therefore better pressure.
(I know, Don - it's not an Oxygenics - but it is still pretty nice)


The only reason I'm an oxygenics promoter is for water conservation since we like to go to state parks and most don't have sewer connections.

For the record, the new rig has that exact same shower head and I've decided to leave it in there for now.

Your additions look great. You can do a lot for a little in the right areas.

I replaced all of the floor registers with really nice home style ones with balancers which only required me lengthening the hole by about 2". A multi tool made quick work of that.
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I too didn't need all the hanging space in my Outlaw. I bought some interlocking wire cubes and put them in the closet thus making all the space usable. There is still a little hanging space but all of my ball gowns are foldable so really don't use what I have! My 3808 already has a pantry (Love My Outlaw!).

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I'm shocked!!! I thought you just hung the ball gowns from the rear view side mirrors on the smart car in the back.

My gosh we FT's are a creative bunch, eh?
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I put most of my older modifications into a Blog (link in the signature line), but have some additional ones I just completed recently to add.

Battery Monitor for house and chassis, and added Marine deck lights to provide foot well and other spot lighting on switched power. I'll have them up shortly.
Dan,

Regarding your battery monitor set-up, did you add a switch so
one monitor can 'read' each battery bank independently?

Which model did you get?

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I put most of my older modifications into a Blog (link in the signature line), but have some additional ones I just completed recently to add.

Battery Monitor for house and chassis, and added Marine deck lights to provide foot well and other spot lighting on switched power. I'll have them up shortly.

Dan,

Regarding your battery monitor set-up, did you add a switch so
one monitor can 'read' each battery bank independently?

Which model did you get?

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I added a single monitor for each bank. One for the vehicle batteries, one for the house batteries. I bought the digital monitors off eBay (from China of all places), and had a spare "project box" from Radio Shack laying around that I used to mount the two displays. I left some space on the mounting box to add a volt meter for the house batteries later.

Bottom line? Nothing fancy, just straight forward wiring from the batteries to the monitors, and mounted them on the wall.

Sorry for the quality of the pictures, but you get the idea. Let me know if I can answer anything else.

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So your set up looks like voltage monitoring only.

Can you also see amp-hours remaining?
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He sticks his tongue in the 12 volt accessory plug for that
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