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Old 05-25-2019, 11:48 PM   #1205
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:24 PM   #1207
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We use the local sani stations quite a bit. Our wind River has the sani rinse to flush our black tank. In most cases the end of the rinse hose at the sani station the finished end has been cut off, leaving the cut end only.
So I bought a garden hose repair kit to splice the sani station hose to my fittings. Works like charm.
Our local Sani-station has a straight metal nozzle and trying to figure out a way to make an adapter. Would this work to tighten on a metal nozzle?
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Old 05-26-2019, 06:47 PM   #1208
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Slick cooktop

I am looking for a mod or fix for my cooktop. The metal top covering the burners are shiny black and very slick making my pans slide off easily when not perfectly level. Anyone have an idea on how to fix that?
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:36 PM   #1209
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Mods to 24LRS

After going through like 80 pages of this forum, I did a few modifications that I found here. Awesome forum!

First one I did was changed the frosted windows to the tinted windows with build-in shades. This was a very easy job to do except taking the old ones out. Needles to say, I was unable to save the clips holding them in. I ended up breaking them all.

I added access hatches to get to the dump valves. I only needed the 4” size but didn’t do so well with cutting the holes so I had to buy the 6” ones, they do work though.

Some small adds were some cup hooks or hang up coats and battery operated sensor night lights, one in the bathroom and one in the hallway.

Lastly I added some LED backup lights, but because the trailer does not have these, I used a switch that I installed on the battery box lid.

Next add-on is a trailer hitch receiver I will be welding to the tongue to hold the hitch while camping. Will be adding the sway bar holders I have seen on here too.

Thank you all for posting great ideas.

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Lastly I added some LED backup lights, but because the trailer does not have these, I used a switch that I installed on the battery box lid.


Just a FYI: your 7 pin connector will have back up light. “Center pin” nice work, good job. Welcome.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:09 AM   #1211
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After going through like 80 pages of this forum, I did a few modifications that I found here. Awesome forum!

First one I did was changed the frosted windows to the tinted windows with build-in shades. This was a very easy job to do except taking the old ones out. Needles to say, I was unable to save the clips holding them in. I ended up breaking them all.

I added access hatches to get to the dump valves. I only needed the 4” size but didn’t do so well with cutting the holes so I had to buy the 6” ones, they do work though.

Some small adds were some cup hooks or hang up coats and battery operated sensor night lights, one in the bathroom and one in the hallway.

Lastly I added some LED backup lights, but because the trailer does not have these, I used a switch that I installed on the battery box lid.

Next add-on is a trailer hitch receiver I will be welding to the tongue to hold the hitch while camping. Will be adding the sway bar holders I have seen on here too.

Thank you all for posting great ideas.

Gert
I put backup lights on my 20fq by setting a weatherproof box at the front of the trailer intercepting the yellow wire from the 7 wire cord. Ran 1/2" EMT down the frame to the back and installed LED work lights from Northern Tools($44.00). I also recently upgraded by adding another weatherproof box in the EMT right about where the dump valve are and ran another piece of EMT across the trailer so I could add two more smaller LED($14.00) work lights for side illumination. My bride and I can never seem to guarantee we get to a camp site during daylight, so this way she is not tripping over rocks and bushes as she is guiding me back. All four lights come on when put the truck in reverse. Suddenly it's daylight around the trailer!

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I put backup lights on my 20fq by setting a weatherproof box at the front of the trailer intercepting the yellow wire from the 7 wire cord. Ran 1/2" EMT down the frame to the back and installed LED work lights from Northern Tools($44.00). I also recently upgraded by adding another weatherproof box in the EMT right about where the dump valve are and ran another piece of EMT across the trailer so I could add two more smaller LED($14.00) work lights for side illumination. My bride and I can never seem to guarantee we get to a camp site during daylight, so this way she is not tripping over rocks and bushes as she is guiding me back. All four lights come on when put the truck in reverse. Suddenly it's daylight around the trailer!



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Love that idea! Totally jacking that one!
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Old 05-27-2019, 12:41 PM   #1213
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Yes like the side illumination.

Tracking where the wheels are going is important too.
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Old 05-27-2019, 01:12 PM   #1214
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Giving back a little!

A big thank you to all the past posters in the thread for some great ideas to spring us into the world of RV'ing in style!

DW and I did a marathon drive to Idaho from TX a few months ago to purchase our first TT, a 2016 Black Rock 19b. We're both a couple of avid ultralight packers, so now we're well and truly glamping!

We're getting ready for a 5 month roll through the Great Plains, up to Northern Montana, over and down through the parks and forests of California, before doing some winter camping in the desert states.

First mod was an addition of 320W Renogy PV panels, through a Zamp 30A pwm controller. I'll lay some photos of the work that followed.

Next, we scored from CL a never-- used Camco 5500 stainless grill. I installed a French cleat and teed a quick disconnect into the black pipe for some easy on the spot BBQ'ing.

Hey to all!
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Old 05-30-2019, 02:01 PM   #1215
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Recent work on my 19b

I wanted to pass on a few upgrades, in preparation for pulling out soon for a 5 month circle through the Great Plains. Comments and critiques are welcome!

I put a backsplash from home depot faux(that means fake in French) beaten copper panels with trim in the kitchen for about 60bux. Secured with pl400.

I need production space in the little kitchen so I found a misused chunk of hardwood laminate, installed camber legs, chamfered it and cut to fit just over the stove or just in the sink. 4th coat of mineral oil applied and a few more to go before it's ready to use.

Installed paper towel holder and door grab bar.

Fashioned a couple of mag racks/ bookshelves over the bedroom windows. Planning on getting some back copies off Good Housekeeping and a Boy Scout manual for the trip.

In the bathroom, a $10 Target plastic drawers, reinforced with self taps and glue. Mounted on a ply base sitting on the shower lip. Installed feet that key into the holes so it can't move when in transit. We're not going to be spending a lot of time in the tub, so it made sense to use the space.

New Oxygenics shower head with cut off, bc I'm 6'4" and rising.

12vdc and usb2A jacks on both bedsides and under the table. I can't believe the trailer didn't come with these. We're not using an inverter so it's our primary plug in.

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More to come!
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The work you've done looks very nice and sure it will make your trip more enjoyable. That's what RV mods are largely about.


Not sure what kind of comments you're looking for. I could provide a list of the mods we've done. But, mods become tied with each of our lifestyles and where/how we use our RVs. We have a 5th and a small MH and some mods have been made in both, while others are unique to each rig. We use them differently.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:48 PM   #1217
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Installation of Slow rise roller shades

Our 2014 WindRiver came from the factory with day-night pleated shades. For us the concept was fine but the implementation was weak. Specifically these shades were very hard to raise and lower, almost impossible to adjust the tension, and the pleats in the day section would not hold their shape. So after 5 years of frustration, we changed to Slow Rise Day-Night shades (made by Irvine Shade and Door, Elkhart, Indiana).

The reason it took 5 years to decide to make a change is that I anticipated the replacement task to be very difficult for me to do personally. And was I ever right! So the reason for this post is to caution any of you who might be considering making the same swap-out.

In our trailer, the front to back space under the valences varies from one valence to the other and is very small. Thus there is very little room to access the screws for the various mounting brackets for the new shades and the old valences. The general method I used was to remove all the old shades and valences, install the new shades into the valence, and then re-attach the valence (with the new shade mounted in place) in its original location. Sometimes I could not access the screws to re-attach the valence because of interference by the new shade. So I took down the valence, slightly moved the shade, and tried again. And sometimes, again.

I eventually succeeded, but only with the help of a willing, able and strong grandson. We are very pleased with the new shades. They are a major improvement over the originals.

If you might be considering making this same mod, good luck. PM me for any specifics, if you wish.

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I know this has been done many times, but I can't believe that this is not the way RV stoves are built.
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