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Old 05-27-2014, 10:22 AM   #757
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Well, not too exciting, but installed a Milton V Style Hi-flo coupler yesterday. Started with a 1/4" ball valve off the air tank, then a 3' section of 250# Goodyear hose. Coupler is easily accessible, yet hidden from view when the luggage compartment doors are closed. Can fill inflatables, tires and at 145# of pressure, run pneumatic tools if I so choose.

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Old 05-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #758
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After discovering that gas station air compressors aren't very good at inflating to 90 plus psi I followed recommendations on this site and got the 6 gal 150psi compressor from harbor freight and 50 ft of air hose. Mounted it solid in one of the bays so I'm self-sufficient for air now. Got just enough room left in that bay for the golf cart charger so will mount that next. Then will run 120v line for plugs in the bay so don't have to use extension cord to outside plug.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #759
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Hey all, just bought a shadow cruiser S314TSB for the family and I to enjoy our time together camping. After a couple of trips you always make notes of what/how you can make the next trip better with access to storage and/or opening up storage to make it easier. some of the simple mods we did (sorry no pics yet) were:

Jack knife sofa storage: removed the bottom cover and installed cabinet magnets door closures, which allowed us to remove the fascia and access the under sofa storage easier.
Added folding drink holders to the master bed and bunkbed areas for us to have drink access during the night.
Added another gas door shock to the master bed since it wouldn't stay up on its own with one shock. With 2 shocks, we can open the under bed storage and it stays open.
Installed a 200W solar panel array with controller.

More to come as we make small mods. Love the TT so far, and plan on many more family memories as time goes on...
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:09 PM   #760
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Removed the hide-a-bed and replaced it with 2 swivel recliners.
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Not really a mod, but replaced the EPDM roof on our 42 footer.
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All work done by yours truly, with an assist from my son to get rubber up to roof and glued down.
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:07 PM   #761
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Old 06-11-2014, 02:07 PM   #762
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Nifty way to run a Honda or Yamaha inverter Generator from your motorhome.

I have been a fan of the Inverter generators since they came out. They are the quietest most economical Generators on the market. I run my entire hunting camp on one. Nine hours per gallon. I bought a motorhome last year and had to run the onboard generator for several days. (5500 Generac) I was amazed at the amount of gas that it used.
At my camp we use an ‘extend a tank’. It holds an extra 5 gallons and the EU2000 sucks the gas from it before running out. Run time with it is about 3 days. I found a guy who made me a quality hookup that allows me to draw right from my onboard gas tank. He made the aluminum cap, the proper hookup and the “T” for my gas line for a little over $100.
Last week I didn’t have to run the AC and just used the Honda for 5 days. Worked like a charm. I probably saved the price of the hookup. I already had the generator. I could have put the generator in one of the bays, but made this rack so I could also carry an extra cooler. I did find that I had to put the generator on the ground to get it to feed properly.
Just thought this might be of interest to someone, If so, I can post this guy’s e-mail. He has some health issues and only does this part time.
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My brother lost a brand new EU2000 at the Richmond Nascar race. His lock was cut and from then on he only used the round locks. They are designed so that you can't get a bolt cutter in there very easily.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:33 AM   #763
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Map and Tour Book Cabinet

The Fleetwood (and American Coach) Revolutions do not have a convenient space to store maps and tour books. Directly in front of the passengers feet was a carpeted panel that is not intended to be opened. After some investigation I was able to remove the panel to find 3" of usable space. I constructed a shallow box with hinged doors and wrapped everything in black vinyl to match the lower portion of the instrument panel. The door handles match the rest of the coach. There is enough space for 2 dozen maps, a few tour books and a couple of compact umbrellas. My wife loves it!

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Old 06-12-2014, 04:05 AM   #764
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Removed the hide-a-bed and replaced it with 2 swivel recliners.
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Not really a mod, but replaced the EPDM roof on our 42 footer.
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All work done by yours truly, with an assist from my son to get rubber up to roof and glued down.
Wow, that roof looks great!! I'm planning on doing my roof very soon. I'm going to be using Pro-Flex Primer and then Liquid Rubber. Do you just roll it on? Is it difficult? Any tips for a rookie like me??
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:44 AM   #765
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Nice find and nice work sport tech" t love it when folks discover unused space and turn it into something useful!
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:48 AM   #766
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The Fleetwood (and American Coach) Revolutions do not have a convenient space to store maps and tour books. Directly in front of the passengers feet was a carpeted panel that is not intended to be opened. After some investigation I was able to remove the panel to find 3" of usable space. I constructed a shallow box with hinged doors and wrapped everything in black vinyl to match the lower portion of the instrument panel. The door handles match the rest of the coach. There is enough space for 2 dozen maps, a few tour books and a couple of compact umbrellas. My wife loves it!

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:28 AM   #767
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Wow, that roof looks great!! I'm planning on doing my roof very soon. I'm going to be using Pro-Flex Primer and then Liquid Rubber. Do you just roll it on? Is it difficult? Any tips for a rookie like me??

This was a full EPDM replacement.
Old roof off and new EPDM down.

Liquid rubber goes on with a roller. Tape off edges, so excess doesn't run down the sides. It will volumize (get thicker) as it cures. Be careful not to run drips across already coated areas, or you will have "tracks" in your newly coated roof.
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Suspension lift Fifth wheel 3"

Well I bought a new truck, and the new one is three inches taller than the old. Pulled 550 miles with stock trailer height, weight of the trailer axles had a substantial difference, don't remember the weights exactly, but do recall that I was over on the rear axle by about 600Lbs. and was pushing near the tires limits. I only did this because I had no other choice at the time, had to move for work.

Enter the research, I did many Google searches for information on lift blocks, suspension modifications, taller springs, different hangers etc. In my research I found many interesting things, one of which is the idea of a full air ride suspension replacement. For now I have Installed a three inch lift, in the form of billit aluminum blocks. This method will induce greater torsional loads to the springs during braking and increased side loads during turns,increasing with the severity of the turn. This is understood and the suspension will be inspected more often and is only to be a "temporary" fix.

My plans involve building a replacement suspension system using Air ride technology to create the towing clearance needed, be able to lower trailer in campsite for better step access and stabilizer jack operation, and create a better,softer ride for trailer and contents. The suspension will always have equal load on each axle due to the front and back bags being tied together.

But this post is to show the installation of the three inch lift blocks.

Kind of self explanatory, old suspension showing factory set up, with 1/2 inch U-bolts. Next the block installed with the new 9/16 inch U-bolts which required opening up the holes in the spring plate for clearance. and lastly a picture of the beautiful blocks. also had to cut the excess U-bolt length after torquing the bolts down, handy 6 inch Metabo grinder with cut-off wheel made quick work of them.

Boy is that first step tall now! 6'5" to center of door handle from ground gonna have to build a step box!

When I build the replacement suspension system I will document and post that mod. I have to get time off at home first.
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Our master bed was sinking in the middle because of the cheap mdf board that they use so we opted to rebuild the top and increase its size to fully support the entire mattress. We also added supports across the under side of the What a difference, it feels so much better!





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That looks great! I would round those corners though. Your shins will appreciate it.
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