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Old 08-30-2019, 04:48 PM   #43
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Got tired of a/c not functioning to itís fullest. Removed both units, sealed duct work, made collars to raise enough to install condensate drip lines and insulated the metal plentums so the hot air discharge didnít reduce the efficiency. Now no more water on roof and ripping down sides then splashing dirt on coach and the air has never been as cold even on the hottest Florida day. Canít stop smiling when walking up to the coach and not see water everywhere.DW is dancing with me on this one.
Where did you route the condensate lines? I like your ideas.

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Old 08-30-2019, 07:31 PM   #44
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Replaced No-Cold with residential, best money we've spent yet.

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Old 08-30-2019, 07:48 PM   #45
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Roof air

Front unit goes to gray tank vent and rear goes to black tank vent. Used 3/8Ē clear reinforced tube with 3/8Ē hose barb tee close to each a/c unit as vent and a clean out if necessary. Have been using for about 9 months now full time and no issues to report.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:02 PM   #46
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- I would say the best mod anyone can do, who have lead acid batteries, is to add the battery watering system. Acid eliminated and battery life extended because it's no longer a chore to fill batteries.

- On my current and last coach, I added the SaniCon macerator system (have now been using it for 16 years) with switches for the drain valve and SaniCon inside the coach. I can now dump from inside whenever it's needed. Really nice before departing, once outside, the tanks are already drained and ready to go.

- Added electric bed lift to the king sized bed. No more breaking my back to lift the bed and access the storage. With the wireless remote....I just push a button. $200 project.
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Do you have a spec sheet on how you added the switches? I added the Sani-Con many moths ago and am very happy with it and would now like to make it automated.
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Old 08-30-2019, 11:10 PM   #47
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The SaniCon I wired so it can be turned ON/OFF at either position, but you can't turn it ON from one and OFF from the other, simple wiring done with two hots. I bought the Drainmaster 3" electric valve and ordered it with a second switch and wiring. It can be turned ON/OFF from either position. The wiring is pretty easy, phishing it to a place inside is a little tougher. I had Newmar add six additional wires as a special order when the coach was built.
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Old 08-31-2019, 12:08 AM   #48
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Residential refer and pure sine wave inverter best modification period! Drawer dishwasher by Fisher and Peykel in place of the RV stove and an inductive cooktop and new convection electric oven and microwave combo. New Corian counter tops. On my fiver there was nowhere to store the sewer hose other then in the inside storage compartment. I built a 4 inch plastic pipe about 8 feet long with holes drilled on the bottom between the frame rails and a door through the bottom trim to access it right next to the sewer outlet. Lights wired with magnetic switches in all storage cabinets in kitchen and bedroom hardwired to the RV batteries, a 4 inch memory foam mattress topper, surround sound in bedroom and living room, new rectangular instead of round kitchen table, new 65 inch LED TV, and honorable mention goes to a roll up stainless drying rack that lays inside the counter cut out for a new stainless sink high rise, and pull out faucet, and a new high pressure shower head.
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Old 08-31-2019, 08:18 AM   #49
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Here's another one the DW reminded me of. Fridge does not have a built in icemaker, so we were constantly fill trays. Took out the oven and replaced it with a built-in ice maker.

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Old 08-31-2019, 08:52 AM   #50
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Removed the bedroom TV and made a bookshelf. We never watch TV in our RV. Made space for the books that we enjoy every day we use the RV. Lined the space with some spare lauan I had around, small bungee to keep everything in place. Gained an easily-accessed outlet for the vacuum.

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Old 08-31-2019, 02:14 PM   #51
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Cooktop Cutting Board

I made a cutting board to cover the 2 burner-electric cooktop on our Entegra. I ditched to factory cover with its high gloss finish for a replacement that will appreciably help in food prep. Made the cutting board out of hard maple, end grain up for long wearability. We use it every day.
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Cut out 6 of the 8 holes of the wine rack in the pantry. What a waste of space.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:53 PM   #53
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I removed the Bounder from our driveway & added the Phaeton. our Phaeton.

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Old 09-05-2019, 03:54 PM   #54
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My house battery cut-off switch.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:56 PM   #55
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Electric Driver's Seat in E450 chassis

My wife could not see over the steering wheel even though she could get close enough to the wheel and brake pedals. Bought a conversion set to make the driver seat 6-way adjustable so she can drive now.
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Old 09-05-2019, 04:01 PM   #56
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Our favorite mod by far is our Amazon Firestick, AT&T Modem, and streaming TV & music combination. We now get unlimited & unthrottled internet, all TV channels worldwide without commercials, & all streaming music channels for one very reasonable, low price. Connectivity at all times while full-timing, is the ultimate coach modification for us.

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