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Old 06-01-2016, 10:26 PM   #1
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We just purchased our first TT and I have already done some "much needed" upgrades. I added 4 outlets (2 with dual built in USB ports) to accommodate the TVs/AppleTVs/Airport Express I also added that weren't included in the original build of the trailer. Replaced the outdoor kitchen faucet/bathroom faucet/kitchen faucet. Added backsplash to the kitchen and bathroom. Being a plumber by profession, I also found it necessary to build a filtration/pressure regulation system that I can connect easily with hose thread fittings. Replaced master mattress with a nice memory foam one, because the original was horrible. I also plan on replacing all of the interior lights with LEDs as soon as that order shows up. Here are are few pics. What do you guys think and any other suggestions are welcome.
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I would have thought the interior lights would already be LED's in a 2016 model. I have a 2014 Palomino Puma and it had LED lighting inside. I did replace the exterior lights with LED's.
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Old 06-01-2016, 11:08 PM   #3
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Nice mods. I agree with KT4WEXTRA, I'm surprised that a 2016 model didn't have LED as standard together with the USB charging. I love the filtration mod, looks really well done. Bravo. I kinda did the same, nothing as classy as yours but I hung my filter to the frame using wing nuts etc, keeping things off the floor. Great to see your mods. Wish all the best!
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Old 06-02-2016, 07:05 AM   #4
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I have been wanting to do some electrical upgrades also but fear if I have a warranty issue they could blame it on me messing with the electrical system. Think I will wait till the warranty expires.
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The electrical, 110v at least, is a joke in these things. There aren't junction boxes behind the outlets, it's incorporated in the outlet it's self. If anything, the changes I made were an improvement. They were done in a manner that meets building code standards. Where I made my tie-ins I removed the factory outlet and used a standard outlet with a "closet" (shallow wall) outlet box. Then under the counter in the outdoor kitchen I put a junction box to give more room to add additional outlet to the bunkhouse.
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BTW, the filters I used are 4.5" x 10" 5 micron whole house filters, 1st is a spun polypropylene sediment and 2nd is a premium coconut carbon block, in 1" housings. The regulator is a standard residential pressure regulator and added a pressure gauge to monitor it. With this set up I have no flow loss and anywhere we go the water will smell and taste better than any brita out of all fixture. That way we won't need to bring a bunch of drinking water with us.
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BTW, the filters I used are 4.5" x 10" 5 micron whole house filters, 1st is a spun polypropylene sediment and 2nd is a premium coconut carbon block, in 1" housings. The regulator is a standard residential pressure regulator and added a pressure gauge to monitor it. With this set up I have no flow loss and anywhere we go the water will smell and taste better than any brita out of all fixture. That way we won't need to bring a bunch of drinking water with us.
Agreed. I put a sediment filter on the outside of the RV to filter ALL water coming in. Then one under the sink ONLY for drinking water (5 micron). I use the same filters AR my home RO system. This saves a lot on cost and hassle buying the right filter each time.
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Agreed. I put a sediment filter on the outside of the RV to filter ALL water coming in. Then one under the sink ONLY for drinking water (5 micron). I use the same filters AR my home RO system. This saves a lot on cost and hassle buying the right filter each time.


The ones I used are similar, except a lot larger. I would recommend using a carbon block filter under the sink. That will change the quality of the taste a lot, over a sediment filter. I buy the by the case on Amazon and get a really good price that way.
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