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Old 08-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #785
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Thanks V-Rider...I guess I might need to pay more attention to what's posting on craigslist than what I am posting. I'll check it out.

Gave mine to my son for his kids playroom.... Maybe donate them.... We drove our rv to his house, unloaded them, then took our rv to the furniture store to pick up new reclining love seat and matching chair. They loaded them directly into the rv. Worked out great......



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Gave mine to my son for his kids playroom.... Maybe donate them.... We drove our rv to his house, unloaded them, then took our rv to the furniture store to pick up new reclining love seat and matching chair. They loaded them directly into the rv. Worked out great......



Diane is the original FTSFM........... (Fast Talking Sliding Finger Mutant, #64) and is retired, duh!
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:38 PM   #787
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anything RV on mine is a modification.

Everything it has I like,
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:43 PM   #788
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I did not read all 56 pages of this thread so I apologize if this has been addressed before.

When owners replace the original rv furniture with more comfortable or functional items, what do you do with the originals?? Is there a resell market or are they pretty much salvage??
The 20 year old TVs that we replaced with LEDs we bought from Best Buy got taken right to Best Buy to be recycled or what ever it is they do with old electronics. The same with the new microwave/convection oven we bought at the same time.
The J couch we replaced with an entertainment center from Ashely's Furniture store we just broke apart and thru the parts away.
The washer/dryer combo unit we just gave to an appliance store, we did not want to deal with trying to salvage it. We made the area into a storage area for towels and sheets and stuff.
The ice maker we sold on craigs list and made a storage area.
The RV absorption fridge we had Lowe's come and take to salvage when they delivered the new Frigidaire that we now use and love.

It all depends on what we take out as to what we do with it.
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Old 08-09-2014, 03:42 PM   #789
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The 20 year old TVs that we replaced with LEDs we bought from Best Buy got taken right to Best Buy to be recycled or what ever it is they do with old electronics. The same with the new microwave/convection oven we bought at the same time.
The J couch we replaced with an entertainment center from Ashely's Furniture store we just broke apart and thru the parts away.
The washer/dryer combo unit we just gave to an appliance store, we did not want to deal with trying to salvage it. We made the area into a storage area for towels and sheets and stuff.
The ice maker we sold on craigs list and made a storage area.
The RV absorption fridge we had Lowe's come and take to salvage when they delivered the new Frigidaire that we now use and love.

It all depends on what we take out as to what we do with it.

Have any pictures of how you did the storage where the washer and dryer where? We have the same idea but some people think we are crazy to remove the washer dryer but we have used it ones the the 3 yrs we have owned our Pace Arrow. Thanks
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:26 PM   #790
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We measured and figure that 2 of these would fit nice and we could pull out one at a time http://www.lowes.com/pd_278207-94604-58-12C-2-5_4294702508__?productId=3107327&Ns=p_product_qty_ sales_dollar|1&pl=1¤tURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sal es_dollar|1&facetInfo=

We took it out since Thom still works and between the 2 of us we generate quite a bit of laundry. With that combo unit I would be doing laundry all day, every day just to keep up. We just take the 5 to 8 loads down to the laundromat once a week and do it all at once. Within 2 hours its all washed, dried and folded.
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Sorry for not posting mods lately. Been real busy enjoying a cool summer in NW WA. Lost track of my mods on IRV2 but I know this one puts me well over 100. Magnetic surfaces are few in our RV and DW wanted a memo board for shopping list and reminders. I solved both problems with a DIY dry erase and magnetic board. Material needed one 18" x 6' (many different sizes available) roll of dry erase peel and stick/contact and a 8" x 12" sheet metal shingle from Home Depot. Washed sheet metal with Dawn to remove grease. Cut peel and stick about 1/4 inch larger on each side with excess folded over on back. Smooth/move bubbles out to sides with edge of credit card. If some can not be moved, just prick bubble with a pin and smooth again. I secured first one to inside of pantry door with very small pan head screw in each corner. More than enough peel and stick left to do several more cabinet doors.
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Bathroom wall switches

Two aggravations in the bathroom solved with wall switches added for ceiling fan and ceiling light. Running wire in the interior walls was just time consuming. Wire in ceiling was a real challenge until I figured out how to do it. Removed light fixture and ceiling vent housing. Using a pointed 1/4 inch dowel rod I pushed thru Styrofoam ceiling insulation from vent to light fixture and to side wall, Then pushed wire into light fixture hole and hooked it with a long stiff wire thru hole created above and pulled wire into vent opening. Added another wire for fan switch bypass and pushed all wire into space above medicine cabinet. From inside top of medicine cabinet it was an easy run to side wall and done. Now both switches are in easy reach.
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Dash Fans

Occasionally moisture/fog on windshield could not be removed fast enough for safe driving so I decided to add fans typically found on more expensive rigs. With padded panel under overhead cabinets removed wire running was easy.
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MCD Day/Nite shades

I would not call MCD day/night shades installation a mod. But it gave me a chance to really change things. The factory installed valence was partially blocking the view and light at the top of the window. Raising it about two inches opened up the view, increased room light and allowed for better ventilation. The side panels were pushed up inside valance so I was able to drop them down almost four inches. That brought sides down to bottom of the window frame blocking even more light for sleeping late. Note in one picture that you can not see the top rounded corners on the window frame but you can in the other - even with MCD shades hanging below edge of valence.
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Automatic storage lights

Deep dark cabinets and drawers have been a problem since day one. I experimented with various types and locations of lights and switches. Finally settled on warm white, waterproof LED light strips. Biggest problem was the switches - they had to be small, low profile, low cost, adequate power rating for high current situations, quiet and reasonably good looking. End of search when I found these on Ebay. 12vdc power for all cabinet and drawer lighting is controlled by a master switch to save batteries when needed. Note the round felt pad on door. That pad is required to close switch without fully closing doors. The switch mounting holes are very close to the front of the switch housing giving very little range for adjusting or mounting.
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Heads Up NAV Display

Trying to solve low intensity screen display in bright light I stumbled onto a much better place to mount the RVND 7710 or probably any other GPS. It turned out to be real easy with our Damon's nearly worthless sun visor. I added a 12vdc usb power supply in the cabinet above just for the RVND.
Not shown - When on long trips I plug the RVND audio output into a FM transmitter and get all GPS audio announcements thru coach ceiling radio speaker system. Fantastic sound quality and great GPS view without taking eyes off the road ahead. Windshield view obscured by solar screen.
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Two aggravations in the bathroom solved with wall switches added for ceiling fan and ceiling light. Running wire in the interior walls was just time consuming. Wire in ceiling was a real challenge until I figured out how to do it. Removed light fixture and ceiling vent housing. Using a pointed 1/4 inch dowel rod I pushed thru Styrofoam ceiling insulation from vent to light fixture and to side wall, Then pushed wire into light fixture hole and hooked it with a long stiff wire thru hole created above and pulled wire into vent opening. Added another wire for fan switch bypass and pushed all wire into space above medicine cabinet. From inside top of medicine cabinet it was an easy run to side wall and done. Now both switches are in easy reach.
It must reflect well on all that Aggie engineering back home I'm Texas. I had a buddy in New Braunfels who came up with a similar, and slightly. Modified version of what you've done. In his case he use the same type of dowel, moved 2-3 ins back from the pointed end, and carefully chiseled out a small hollow where he used a self tapping eyelet screw with the loop end towards the rear. He also made a single line channel from that hollow chamber towards the pushy end of the stick. The eyelet he used to secure either wire(s) to be run, or string as a guideline, and then secured the now attached wire down the length of the dowel. I saw to work well with a few applications, sound bar, speaker and electrical,wire, and even an odd HDMI and old coax cable (though, those, those were a challenge)

I guess we have to keep in mind I'm talking about a fellow Aggie here. I'm not going to guantee this would work for some of who, just perhaps, attended schools with a little less exposure to all collective, common sense, and educational opportunities such we humble and modest, yet enderingly handsome, cowboys.

But you do have a good idea!
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