Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:17 PM   #155
Junior Member
 
KUZN EDY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 24
I modified an old pop up trailer to a Chuckwagon/Bar. We camp with large groups of 10+ families and we decided to take turns cooking comunity meals. This way only one family needs to buy eggs and bacon and one buys burgers and buns, and the other dinner... You get the idea. Just seemed that we would throw away soooo much food after a long weekend. Also have a full bar set up for when the kids go to bed or when we take it tailgaitng. Cost around $4k for everything and i never have to cook in my rig or pack/unpack cooking utensils or tables etc. Everything cooking or driking related just stays in the trailer. Its worked out great the past few years and always turns heads at the busy campgrounds.

I posted a video on the pop-up section... Conversion Pop-up
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1025.jpg
Views:	385
Size:	367.9 KB
ID:	17186   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1174.jpg
Views:	380
Size:	324.6 KB
ID:	17187  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2832.jpg
Views:	367
Size:	330.1 KB
ID:	17188  
__________________

__________________
KUZN EDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 01-18-2012, 03:52 PM   #156
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chasing 70 degrees in lower 48
Posts: 1,590
Add 110 outlet in slide

Only one outlet in slide and that one on bottom of overhead cabinet at oposite end from dinet, which is where we need power for computers. AC power gets to slide via umbilical cord which ends at junction box underneath slide floor. Slide romex wire went up inside slide wall from that junction box. Carefully measured using seatbelt bolt as reference and made small test hole above floor on inside wall - there was the romex. Actually wire was run inside aluminum wall stud which happened to be just wide enough to accommodate a receptical. Pushed new wire up in wall stud to new location and connected. Works great.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PC100003.jpg
Views:	277
Size:	305.8 KB
ID:	17190   Click image for larger version

Name:	PC120002.jpg
Views:	286
Size:	273.8 KB
ID:	17191  

__________________

__________________
Suzie & Chuck USNR USAF USCGA
Challenger Owners Club
2015 37KT Challenger, Demco Commander tow bar, Ready Brake, Sewer Solutions, Safe-T-Plus 41-230, 5-Star tune with 2014 Ford Fiesta behind us & 385 FastTrack kayak inside.
ctpres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 05:05 PM   #157
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chasing 70 degrees in lower 48
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by KUZN EDY View Post
I modified an old pop up trailer to a Chuckwagon/Bar..
Now that is a really good way to meet the neighbors. Super Idea and great job.
__________________
Suzie & Chuck USNR USAF USCGA
Challenger Owners Club
2015 37KT Challenger, Demco Commander tow bar, Ready Brake, Sewer Solutions, Safe-T-Plus 41-230, 5-Star tune with 2014 Ford Fiesta behind us & 385 FastTrack kayak inside.
ctpres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 06:05 AM   #158
Senior Member
 
BpK9Miami's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hollywood Beach, FL & New Braunfels, TX
Posts: 863
Quote:
Originally Posted by KUZN EDY View Post
I modified an old pop up trailer to a Chuckwagon/Bar. We camp with large groups of 10+ families and we decided to take turns cooking comunity meals. This way only one family needs to buy eggs and bacon and one buys burgers and buns, and the other dinner... You get the idea. Just seemed that we would throw away soooo much food after a long weekend. Also have a full bar set up for when the kids go to bed or when we take it tailgaitng. Cost around $4k for everything and i never have to cook in my rig or pack/unpack cooking utensils or tables etc. Everything cooking or driking related just stays in the trailer. Its worked out great the past few years and always turns heads at the busy campgrounds.
That's sweet!
__________________
Dan (Mack) (Former Outlaw owner, looking for a new ride!), w/2012 F150 FX4 and a 2012 Street Glide.
http://hulahutrvmods.blogspot.com
BpK9Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 07:38 AM   #159
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chasing 70 degrees in lower 48
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gma-n-Gpa View Post
ctpres,
So did you fasten the sofa in the "new" position? does the slide go in under the sofa? would like more details. this might work in my Class C... Thanks
I am working on idea to rotate couch, when parked for more than overnight, so it is facing TV for more than one person seating. In picture couch was just placed as a test. Slide could not be operated unless we give up second row passenger seat. I would be worried about floating end of couch in an accident. Long range plan is to replace dine booths with dinet and in that configuration a swivel under rear end of couch and a heavy duty latch in front seems to make sense. If it happens you will see it here.
__________________
Suzie & Chuck USNR USAF USCGA
Challenger Owners Club
2015 37KT Challenger, Demco Commander tow bar, Ready Brake, Sewer Solutions, Safe-T-Plus 41-230, 5-Star tune with 2014 Ford Fiesta behind us & 385 FastTrack kayak inside.
ctpres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2012, 12:05 PM   #160
Senior Member
 
Pricejh's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 452
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctpres View Post
There were a couple questions about the Lil blue fan, if not answered:
Where to buy the fan -
Try this email rvrefrigfan@yahoo.com or buy on eBay $15.00 with free shipping just look for/type
DOMETIC NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR FAN FOR RV 12 VOLT
For seventeen more days try this link
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=DOM ETIC+NORCOLD+REFRIGERATOR+FAN+FOR+RV+12+VOLT&_saca t=See-All-Categories
As to power source, for the fan. If your frig has a mechanical light switch, power comes from the light and wont take five minutes. Instructions with fan are adequate. Otherwise it gets more complicated.
Thanks for the pointers. I just ordered one.
__________________
John Price
2016 Denali 289RK w/a Hensley Arrow Hitch
2015 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummings
Pricejh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 08:03 AM   #161
Senior Member
 
BpK9Miami's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hollywood Beach, FL & New Braunfels, TX
Posts: 863
Credit to ctpres on this one

I took (stole?) this idea from a post by ctpres. . .I just want to make sure he gets credit for the original idea. I've been accused of never having an original idea in my life so I suppose that make sense!

Anyway, here's the link to my lastest little project. I hope it helps someone like it helped me. Thanks ctpres!

Hula Hut RV Mods and Changes: PVC Storage under frame

__________________
Dan (Mack) (Former Outlaw owner, looking for a new ride!), w/2012 F150 FX4 and a 2012 Street Glide.
http://hulahutrvmods.blogspot.com
BpK9Miami is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 11:25 AM   #162
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
Dan this is why I started this thread so I and
everyone else can see all the mods that all
us rv owners do and give ideas to others
__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #163
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 101
Waste Basket Slide

Here is an easy one! I used a 12" full extension drawer slide and make some tapered block front and back spaced to hold the basket. I added one vertical support in the center rear of the cabinet. Now the waste basket slides out easily and it's about 6" off the bottom of the cabinet too. My wife loves it!

Dave
Revolution 40E
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0198.jpg
Views:	270
Size:	218.0 KB
ID:	17226   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0199.jpg
Views:	283
Size:	303.6 KB
ID:	17227  

__________________
Sportech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #164
Senior Member
 
RVRoadTrip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 120
Our camper had an off brand bat wing on it that only did a so-so job of picking up digital channels. We could have bought a Sensar IV and put it up there but that would mean we still had to remember to lower every time we move. So, we opted for the Jack Antenna that replaces the mast and all.

It works really, really well and the picture is amazing. We are in the RGV and picked up 4 English channels and several Spanish channels before... now we get 6 English channels and tons of Spanish channels. The signal meter is great for pointing it from the inside and not having to worry about lowering it is awesome.

We did a write-up with lots of pictures, you can see it at RV Road Trip Library - Jack Digital TV Antenna Installation.

__________________
2004 Gulf Stream Conquest 6236 Ultra Limited Edition 24' Class C towing a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4x4
RV Mods and Upgrades | The Blog - Full-Time RVing on a Budget | RVnumber.com?1
RVRoadTrip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 03:54 PM   #165
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
I took out those ugly trailer lights that
are in all rv's and put led lights in, the
switch is in the cabniet.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PC200030.JPG
Views:	275
Size:	146.7 KB
ID:	17249   Click image for larger version

Name:	PC200033.JPG
Views:	273
Size:	138.2 KB
ID:	17250  

__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 05:07 PM   #166
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 157
I was just wondering. Did you have to insulate between stovetop and dishwasher? I thought the heat transfer might damage the tub on washer.


Thanks
__________________
Deas
Tiffin RED 34
deasnealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #167
TAZ
Senior Member
 
TAZ's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Heaven's Scene
Posts: 803
Quote:
Originally Posted by deasnealy View Post
I was just wondering. Did you have to insulate between stovetop and dishwasher? I thought the heat transfer might damage the tub on washer.


Thanks
The heat is transmited up. The stove is designed to be intalled over wood with a small air gap. No problem at all. Let me know if there is anything i can add to help.

I have some more to post and a bunch of upgrades planned for this spring. Cant wait for camping season.
__________________
2010 Damon Daybreak 3204 Sport, bunkhouse with Jeep Wrangler toad.

Improvise, adapt and overcome... "Semper Fi"
TAZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #168
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chasing 70 degrees in lower 48
Posts: 1,590
"Free" shelves

No way this is a true Mod - but, I think somebody, besides me, will like it. The factory sun visors are totally worthless in our A. Up until today they have done nothing more than gather dust. Since a picture is worth a thousand words - I quit.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PC170002.jpg
Views:	340
Size:	191.5 KB
ID:	17298  
__________________

__________________
Suzie & Chuck USNR USAF USCGA
Challenger Owners Club
2015 37KT Challenger, Demco Commander tow bar, Ready Brake, Sewer Solutions, Safe-T-Plus 41-230, 5-Star tune with 2014 Ford Fiesta behind us & 385 FastTrack kayak inside.
ctpres is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rvs


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Card Lock fueling for RV's kraig Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 15 03-16-2012 11:09 PM
State says it's after owners of RVs who've dodged sales tax Paul "Sully" Sullivan Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 63 11-30-2011 01:14 PM
Why are most RV's white? Always-RVing iRV2.com General Discussion 23 06-08-2010 08:54 PM
Texas non-CDL requirements for RVs chasfm11 iRV2.com General Discussion 57 04-01-2010 07:40 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.