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Old 05-03-2016, 11:19 AM   #1065
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I removed the carpet and vinyl throughout the coach. My Winegard MV-35 wasn't working properly and being a discontinued model, I couldn't get any parts. So I replaced it with a Roadtrip Mission in motion satellite. I added a tv to the galley area, and moved the tv in the bedroom from inside to outside the cabinet. Now I have more storage space. Very happy with my modifications. Next is replace the mattress in my couch bed. Any suggestions are welcome! Happy Travels
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:28 PM   #1066
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I removed the carpet and vinyl throughout the coach. My Winegard MV-35 wasn't working properly and being a discontinued model, I couldn't get any parts. So I replaced it with a Roadtrip Mission in motion satellite. I added a tv to the galley area, and moved the tv in the bedroom from inside to outside the cabinet. Now I have more storage space. Very happy with my modifications. Next is replace the mattress in my couch bed. Any suggestions are welcome! Happy Travels
How do you have a mattress in your couch bed? Isn't it just a fold out lumpy sectional? I need to get some sort of rolled up foam pad for mine.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:38 PM   #1067
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:46 AM   #1068
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Beautiful ghostman!

I also need to do something about my Flex Steel fold out sleeper. It has a bar that sticks in your back even with two layers of thick foam.
Have wondered about putting a thin air mattress over top.

And I hate the adjacent Villa J sofa. The J part just sticks out and obstructs movement when slides are in when on the road, and is utterly useless and uncomfortable to try to get comfy in that position. Would have much rather had two sleeper sofas. Bars and all.

I believe this is close to what I have now. Leather with microfiber inserts.

Flexsteel 4320 Easy Bed

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Our couch is also a pullout sofa sleeper, I added a memory foam topper and I also cut a couple pieces of 3/8" OSB into approx 16"-18" strips that fit under the mattress do you don't feel the bars. It also all folds up nicely just as original.
Makes the sofa sleeper actually pretty comfy.
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Mine is a sleeper sofa. Folds out to a queen side bed. It has an air mattress with an electric pump. It is actually very comfortable. I was surprised.


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Old 05-04-2016, 01:19 PM   #1071
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How do you have a mattress in your couch bed? Isn't it just a fold out lumpy sectional? I need to get some sort of rolled up foam pad for mine.

It's a sleeper sofa with a mattress. I want to replace it, or may do as others have mentioned and add a foam topper. As for the master bedroom I'm just going to measure the mattress and go to a local mattress store and try and find one that fits.

My next big project is replacing the dinette with a booth for more sleeping room.
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I removed the carpet and vinyl throughout the coach. My Winegard MV-35 wasn't working properly and being a discontinued model, I couldn't get any parts. So I replaced it with a Roadtrip Mission in motion satellite. I added a tv to the galley area, and moved the tv in the bedroom from inside to outside the cabinet. Now I have more storage space. Very happy with my modifications. Next is replace the mattress in my couch bed. Any suggestions are welcome! Happy Travels
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Old 05-05-2016, 07:53 AM   #1073
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Is anyone aware of the Regulation to stop us from living in our RV,S?

We have till the 11th of April to give our conversation concerns!
Please go to www. Regulation.gov and read FR 5877-P-01.
We must try to stop this!!!!
It's a manufacturer classification and labeling regulation, nothing to do with stopping anyone from living in their RV full time.
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Expanded the capabilities of my new smart lights to where them and the HVAC are all controlled by voice via an Amazon Echo device. Wish I could call it the name of my trailer so it is more personal given I'm talking to my house but control is as simple as 'Alexa, turn on the living room lights,' or 'Alexa, dim nightstand lamp to 30%' or 'Alexa, turn the Air conditioning off'
My DD and SIL have one and "she" is great for giving current time and weather info, but they are both geeks and love those sorta toys.
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How do you have a mattress in your couch bed? Isn't it just a fold out lumpy sectional? I need to get some sort of rolled up foam pad for mine.
Costco sells 3" memory foam mattress toppers that will greatly improve any bed.
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I added the Echo because it integrates with LIFX (the maker of my smart lights) and Wemo (smart outlets) and because I watch a lot of Star Trek and wanted that computer for decades!

I also have Iris by Lowe's but it is used mainly to automate and works silently in the background (it allows me to control the air and heat and even check on my dog visually while away via remote camera link) and is often used for security.

The lights are just individual bulbs that fit in any standard Edison fitting (the 12v stuff was ripped out years ago from another project) and they connect to wifi and are controlled via app, like Hue but without a hub being required. Originally I bought the bulbs because Iris depends on a hub and often goes offline meaning my lights wouldn't come on at night and the app wouldn't work so I'd be in the dark troubleshooting for hours. The new bulbs work independent of that and hardly ever have issues. There's 9 of them and it's not likely all 9 will go out.
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I also have Iris by Lowe's but it is used mainly to automate and works silently in the background (it allows me to control the air and heat and even check on my dog visually while away via remote camera link) and is often used for security.
Nick, I searched your posts for one about your mod regarding the thermostat being automated. Would you elaborate for me please on what equipment you used and how you set it up?

I want remote control of mine, and looked at the Ecobee3, which I have at home and like. But wasn't sure since some people said it could work even though current system is 12 volt, and residential thermostats are 24 volt. Plus I would need two for both zones.
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I don't know about modern campers but the ducted Duo-Therm air conditioning unit in my 1995 Sportsmen's is a standard 24V unit for that. I don't use propane or the furnace and have Iris set to turn electric in wall heaters on if a contact sensor falls below a certain temp.

I replaced the original thermostat with the one in the Iris kit, it's a radio thermostat that pairs to the system, and is controlled via the Iris app on your phone.

I can't speak for the likes of EcoBee (intended for zoned systems or homes with more than one HVAC) or Nest since my system isn't compatible (I only have one system, and Nest requires a C wire)
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