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Old 03-11-2012, 05:49 PM   #253
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One more mod. Wife asked me what I wanted for Valentines day. I got her a 3 inch lift, new rims and 35inch Mickey Thompson mud tires for her Jeep. I asked for a sewer hose real. After convincing her I was serious she obliged as long as I never posted it online for her friends to see. Well she is not on IRV2 nor are her friends.

I also added a hose real for city water and a dual filter. I relocated the 3 way valve that was located in the backof the bay. I wired in a macerator i had from an old travel trailer. I didn't take any before pictures but I am very happy with the results.

Now the DW can even work the hookups and put them away without getting messy.



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My RV's headlights never seemed bright enough to me, even with the expensive Sylvania Ultrastar bulbs that I installed last year.

I installed an HID kit today. I haven't driven with them at night yet, so I can't comment on how much difference they make, but I'm going to assume they will be much better than what I had. I only hope they are not too bright, as to blind other drivers.

Can you guess which headlight is factory and which one is now HID?

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My RV's headlights never seemed bright enough to me, even with the expensive Sylvania Ultrastar bulbs that I installed last year.

I installed an HID kit today. I haven't driven with them at night yet, so I can't comment on how much difference they make, but I'm going to assume they will be much better than what I had. I only hope they are not too bright, as to blind other drivers.

Can you guess which headlight is factory and which one is now HID?

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Let us know how they look at night, I feel the same way about my headlights.
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Let us know how they look at night, I feel the same way about my headlights.
Just took a short night drive. The difference is amazing. The HID beam on the driver's side extended at least 20 feet further down the road than stock halogen on the passenger side did, which was EXACTLY the result I was hoping to achieve.

I parked the coach with the lights on and walked ahead to see if the HID side was too bright. They didn't seem over-bright or offensive at all, just a whiter light. No one flashed their high beams at me, so I assume so far, so good.

Great upgrade.

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That's good to know. Our headlights are wimpy, too.
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Just finished adding a 'bay' to hold our iPod dock next to the stereo. Got tired of trying to keep it balanced on the shelf by the TV, and when it was inside the cabinet we couldn't use the remote control.
Contacted Cruiser RV and bought a piece of paneling (great deal, 3'x4' shipped for under $18). Knocked out the false front and inserted by homemade box. Trimmed it with some aluminum painted with black lacquer. Routed all the cables inside the cabinet behind the stereo.

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Very nice. But i like gumby and pokie the best.
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Not really a mod, but I'm replacing the screens my dog knocked out.

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #261
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Who is replacing your screens? I have one with a hole from our chew everything puppy. I could do it myself, but I no longer have the tools. I'm thnking Ace Hardware unless someone has a better Idea. Also considering metal instead of fiberglass screen material for durability.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:49 AM   #262
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I did it myself. The tool is about $4.00 and the screen is $7ish. I got them both at Lowes. I only takes about 1/2 hour. You can reach everything just standing on the steps.
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After missing coach due to service work for almost eight weeks I finally can get stated on the mods again. First up, to make DW a happy camper, is installing ceiling fan over the bed. Ceiling panel is way to thin to support fan and I had a hard time finding beams without making unnecessary holes. So the mounting board ended up being longer than I wanted. To keep this install simple I tapped into power at light fixture and mounted fan control switch on ceiling close to light. Fan draws 1.5 amps @ 12vdc which is not a problem on lighting circuit due to earlier LED conversion reducing power drain. Won’t say any more as pictures should say it all. Project cost - under $100 and 1.5 days.
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As always, nice workmanship and a great mod!

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Our galley faucet has never performed well....water flow has been dismal since day one. Thinking the spray head had built up calcium deposits, I soaked it in some CLR for a few minutes. Stupid me, this ruined the finish on the head.


Old Faucet




I bought a new Delta faucet today and installed it. 100% flow improvement. Very smooth action and the DW loves the larger spray wand/head.


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Next time just use plain white vinegar. It takes longer, but it does the same job without the damage. I have a bottle that I use just for removing lime scale on shower heads and other plumbing. I pour it back into the well marked "plumbing only" bottle and reuse it many times.

I really like the new faucet! Nice upgrade.
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