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Old 06-05-2016, 09:13 PM   #85
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Velcro----the new duct tape.

The Velcro works great, but the sticky stuff is the issue. I've never had a velcro failure but that self adhesive can really let you down.
That's why I urge you to get the industrial strength stuff. It's solid. It's expensive but you only do it ONCE.
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Don't know if you mentioned it, but do you own stock in Velcro products?
Lol nope. Not at all. Just think it's great for RV'S as you don't want to be poking holes for screws everywhere BUT use INDUSTRIAL strength velcro. The household stuff is useless, especially when it gets really hot.
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So yes ...the mods continue...

I got a nice vertical fishing rod holder off Amazon. I was worried that my rods would be damaged pulling things in and out under the TT so I'm they are in the coat/shoe cupboard now.

Talking about shoes.. it drives me crazy with all that mess piled on the floor at the entrance and in the cupboard so I installed a door shoe rack and stuck them on with. .. you guessed it Industrial strength velcro. No need for the ugly hooks over the door.

I also installed a grocery bag holder/dispenser by Simple Human) This really tidied up the cupoard too.

Here are the pics.
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That's why I urge you to get the industrial strength stuff. It's solid. It's expensive but you only do it ONCE.

Just know that if you peel it off, it'll take whatever finish that was under it off - like the "veneer*" that was on my paneling.


* - not wood veneer, more like contact-paper.
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Just know that if you peel it off, it'll take whatever finish that was under it off - like the "veneer*" that was on my paneling.


* - not wood veneer, more like contact-paper.
Fair point. But what I have there I'm probably gonna have there for a VERY long time
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Today I put up three more shelves in one of the RV cuboards. Gives us so much more real estate. Was pleased with the result.

I also made a metal bracket to hang my new Hughes Autoformer voltage regulator off the ground as well as the sutge proector. Its hangs on to the frame of the RV.

I cut my stock power cord down to 4ft and made an extention cord with the remainder to come from the power stall to the voltage regulator. That way my voltage regulator is now under the RV away from rain and out of puddles and also prying eyes. Also there's only 4ft of cable to travel before it gets to the RV, hence less voltage drop.

I also was worried about spillage when we take a shower (caused by not closing the shower curtain properly, so I placed industrial strength velcro on one side in the shower and siliconed the edges to water proof it. Then placed velcro on one side of the shower curtain and "permanently" held the curtain that side (the side that gets most force of the water. Then I also did the same to the other side but that side is where you open and close it. It seems to work great and the shower curtain feels better to open and close it now. Made sure the shower curtain velcro, doesn't get any water as its on the opposite side of the shower. Hope that makes sense. Had to change the shower curtain though from fabric to a nice quality PEVA one.
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Good Lord have mercy!

TheMatrix, geez Louise but you've done a lot of mods to your trailer! I do agree though that INDUSTRIAL velcro is great stuff, use it myself.
But i got to wondering, if you've done that much to your trailer, what have you done to your Ram? We have a 2012 Ram 1500 hemi that tows our 5000lb 25' Surveyor travel trailer just great. So far, I've added the BullyDog tuner set to 93 octane, true dual exhaust, Sprint Booster for the accelerator pedal to cure the fly by wire pedal lag Ram's have, AFE drop in dry filter in the stock airbox (had a Vararam CAI but it fell apart after less than a year and I love the AFE and have not noticed any difference in power, mpg and it's quieter), Michelin LTX AT2 tires, air bags for the rear coil springs (great mod and not expensive) and Leer topper.
Please keep the posts and pics coming, you're doing great things there!
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TheMatrix, geez Louise but you've done a lot of mods to your trailer! I do agree though that INDUSTRIAL velcro is great stuff, use it myself.
But i got to wondering, if you've done that much to your trailer, what have you done to your Ram? We have a 2012 Ram 1500 hemi that tows our 5000lb 25' Surveyor travel trailer just great. So far, I've added the BullyDog tuner set to 93 octane, true dual exhaust, Sprint Booster for the accelerator pedal to cure the fly by wire pedal lag Ram's have, AFE drop in dry filter in the stock airbox (had a Vararam CAI but it fell apart after less than a year and I love the AFE and have not noticed any difference in power, mpg and it's quieter), Michelin LTX AT2 tires, air bags for the rear coil springs (great mod and not expensive) and Leer topper.
Please keep the posts and pics coming, you're doing great things there!
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Thanks pt1655, I appreciate your comment. Very nice of you to say that. I always believe in sharing ideas so people can make improvements more easly.

Don't even get me started about the new Ram Laramie Longhorn lol. As soon as I got it I dropped another $7K+ of mods into it. Not sure this is the right place to talk about it... then there's the V8 Camaro 😨 I wont even begin tell you what I dropped into that (It's frightening) !!

I won't say anything about the wife's car either lol.
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Velcro----the new duct tape.

The Velcro works great, but the sticky stuff is the issue. I've never had a velcro failure but that self adhesive can really let you down.
Is "industrial strength velcro" the standard you buy at Home Depot or Lowes? Or do I get it somewhere else?
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Is "industrial strength velcro" the standard you buy at Home Depot or Lowes? Or do I get it somewhere else?
Got mine at Lowes
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TheMatrix, are those gullwing doors stock on that Camaro? Looks really cool!
I don't think anyone would mind if you posted what you have done to your Ram, I know I would be interested. Up to you. Also, one of the best things I ever did to my Ram was put a Moroso oil/water catch can in. Works great.
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TheMatrix We have been watching your entrance into the camping life, and loved your journey , and love watching it here on IRV2. Don't get this wrong as this is not a personal attack,we bought our first camper used , got screwed, and spent the next few months rebuilding it, the positive is i now know all the systems in a TT., sold it and now have our Grey Wolf 26RL, no where near your Lance in quality .
Your upgrades are great ! As a retired geisser i bow to you. So i hope if we get to set up next to you at the campground so i can but the put the hamburgers and hot dogs away for your steaks !
But i make great Hamburgers !!
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TheMatrix, are those gullwing doors stock on that Camaro? Looks really cool!
I don't think anyone would mind if you posted what you have done to your Ram, I know I would be interested. Up to you. Also, one of the best things I ever did to my Ram was put a Moroso oil/water catch can in. Works great.
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ditto I wanna see what mods the Matrix has done too
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Thanks pt1655, I appreciate your comment. Very nice of you to say that. I always believe in sharing ideas so people can make improvements more easly.

Don't even get me started about the new Ram Laramie Longhorn lol. As soon as I got it I dropped another $7K+ of mods into it. Not sure this is the right place to talk about it... then there's the V8 Camaro I wont even begin tell you what I dropped into that (It's frightening) !!

I won't say anything about the wife's car either lol.


How much velcro is holding those doors up?
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