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Old 11-27-2016, 06:16 AM   #561
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Ok,
-L Brackets on Steps, this mod was done because the entire step unit would shift front to back of the RV. This really makes for a sturdier/safer entry into the trailer.

-Clear Door Glass, did this mod to have more visibility.

-Spare Tire Relocate, did this mod because I needed to carry bikes on the back and the tire mounted to the bumper was in the way.

-Thermostat, did this mod because the swing on the original thermostat was not adjustable. This thermostat is also programmable so I can set it back at night and automatically raise in the morning.

-Knife Sharpener, did this mod to gain more storage in the drawers.

-Charging Station, did this mod because with the TV mounted to the wall the 12v cigarette lighter was inaccessible and it seems that electronics now a days use a USB to charge.

-Hitch Bar Holders, did this mod because I do not like leaving items out for the temptation of others.

-Cable TV and 30amp Inlet Upgrades, did this mod because the factory inlets were of inferior quality.

-Equalizer and Shackle Upgrade, did this mod because I was looking for better ride and more stability from the trailer.

-Carpet Holder, its just that. It stores the patio carpet for quick access and use.

-Reading Lights, the trailer did not come with any reading lights so I added them.

-Shoe Storage, our model of trailer came with a panel closing this area off. After further investigation I removed the panel so that we can store our shoes in this cabinet.

-Shelf in TV cabinet, our model did not come with any shelves so I decided to add one in the TV cabinet to allow for more storage.

Any other questions fell free to ask.
What did you use for patio rug holder...great idea
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Old 11-29-2016, 05:19 PM   #562
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Lots of good easily done projects here. Enough o keep me busy for awhile. One item I knew I needed to do first thing with the new TT was to protect the lower portion of the hatch door frames. Getting heavy and clumsy things in like a tool box and ramps to get the dirt bike out of the box of the truck was sure to damage the door frames and compromise sealing and or make closing more difficult. I ripped and notched out some scrap 2x4's so they are about 1/4" higher than the frame pre-drilled and screwed them to the deck.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:35 PM   #563
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Mods to our 20FQ

This is my first post to this forum so I apologize in advance for whatever I screw up.

We've had our 20FQ since February and have made three trips from the Pacific NW to So. Cal. this year. Prior to that we had a hybrid trailer that didn't work well in cold weather. We're very happy with the quality and versatility of the 20FQ.

Here are the modifications I've made since getting the trailer.

Added wireless remote for light over dinette
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We are a vertically challenged family and the light over the dinette was too far to reach without standing on the seat cushion. These little switches come with an inline transmitter that is spliced into the hot lead on the light fixture. These are cheap and a little flakey and sometimes I have to pull it off the wall and hold it under the llight but even so it's a great improvement. The stock LED fixture works great with the dimming function so we can eat in the evening under dim light and see the view outside. Bought a pack of two from Amazon here:
AMAZECO Mini LED Controller Dimmer with RF Wireless Remote Control DC 5~24V 12A at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Replaced the full width bolster across the back of the trailer with four individual soft cushions. We find these much more flexible and comfortable to move around and lean against. Also good for sitting on at the campsite picnic table if you want to linger over dinner outside.
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Installed clear glass into the door as others have done:
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Replaced the tinny stock speakers with better units, also from Amazon (drop right in):
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Put up Command hooks and shelves EVERYWHERE.
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Installed a Fantastic Roof Vent Fan in the Bedroom:
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Added a 2X4 on edge across the stringers under the bed in order to reduce the sagging towards the center.
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I've also installed two 100W Renogy solar panels on the roof using the wiring that came with the trailer. I have a 100W portable panel that I plug into the side port if the trailer panels are in the shade. As our daily electrical needs are modest this works well for us if I remember to set out the portable early in the day.

We have a Big Buddy heater for emergencies but the trailer is well insulated enough that the stock furnace only ran twice at the lowest setting when we were in Yosemite Valley with the temps in the upper 20s at night.
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BTW Welcome to the forums!

I'm envious you've had it less than a year and already have some nice mods!
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I am putting of the mods and upgrades till I decide if I am going to keep this unit. I might be kidding.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:43 AM   #566
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Replaced factory installed 80 lb bed lifter Pistons with 120 lb purchased from Amazon yesterday. They just snap in place. 10 min. install.

Works well.

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We are a vertically challenged family and the light over the dinette was too far to reach without standing on the seat cushion. These little switches come with an inline transmitter that is spliced into the hot lead on the light fixture. These are cheap and a little flakey and sometimes I have to pull it off the wall and hold it under the llight but even so it's a great improvement. The stock LED fixture works great with the dimming function so we can eat in the evening under dim light and see the view outside. Bought a pack of two from Amazon here:
AMAZECO Mini LED Controller Dimmer with RF Wireless Remote Control DC 5~24V 12A at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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That Amazeco switch is pretty inexpensive. Hmmm... Wonder if it would work for turning the fan in the bathroom of our WR on/off? Looks like it is rated for 12A. I will have to check the draw of the fan, but this might be an easy solution. Still not sure why ORV didn't add a wall switch for this fan on the WR to start with...
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:15 PM   #568
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Mattress Replacement Alternative

Have noticed several have changed out their mattress. Now that we have been living in our Creekside for the past couple of months, we too were considering a replacement. Before paying for a new mattress, I decided to try a memory foam topper first.

Went with a 2" DreamFoam gel memory foam topper from amazon. It made huge improvement... for only $60.... no need for an entirely new mattress. We now sleep very well.

Here's the link for what I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Have noticed several have changed out their mattress. Now that we have been living in our Creekside for the past couple of months, we too were considering a replacement. Before paying for a new mattress, I decided to try a memory foam topper first.

Went with a 2" DreamFoam gel memory foam topper from amazon. It made huge improvement... for only $60.... no need for an entirely new mattress. We now sleep very well.

Here's the link for what I got: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Did you get the queen or short queen? Being 6'4", would this topper sustain someone my size?
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We have a topper in our TC, changed the mattress in the fiver on day 1. Topper is OK and does makd it better, but there is no substitute for a quality residential mattress.
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Just the regular queen. Only 2" too long. Easy to trim to size.
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I sleep like a rock on the factory installed mattress and so does Cannon.
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Steve, don't you know we're not supposed to like how the manufacturers build and equip their products!!!!
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The extended shelf and three drawers were order from Outdoors RV when we ordered the trailer. I had to buy the hinges locally and mount it. Everything else is from scratch. I installed the three drawers where there were pockets but no drawers. I put one under the drawer that is under the wardrobe next to the couch, the top one where the three drawers are next to the stove and one under the lower shelf, which I added also, on the pantry.
Just want to install a couple of reading lamps above the bed under the cabinet and a swing out rod with a curtain on the back side of the bathroom door.

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Wes,

Like your extended storage mods. Started a thread about these exact mods 1 few weeks back and did not get any good responces. I purchased a 2016 Creekside 23RKS in the fall and would like to do the exact mods that you did on your unit. I understand that you got most of the drawers/fronts from Outdoor RV. I have a few questions:

!) Who did you deal with at ORV? Phone #?

2) Will ORV fabricate the extended shelf to our specifications(20"D X 16"W) with matching counter top? Did they supply the hinge? What is the product # of the extended shelf hinge?

3)Did ORV supply drawers in pantry? Sliders? Product #?

4) Did you look at putting drawers(2) in unit across from bathroom door(under the radio)?

5) That slide out shelf under the stove. Did you order door or fabricate yourself? Slider product #.

6) Will ORV do the work or are they just an assembly/manufacturing company?

7) Do you have any kind of stops on the pantry drawers in case of rough roads?

8) Is your TT the same year and model as ours?

Hope to hear from you and again, nice work.

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