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Old 10-02-2017, 04:47 PM   #1275
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Very nice mod!
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:05 PM   #1276
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Bed Extension

The bed in our coach is a short Queen on a slide out. The bed platform is actually only 72" long, so the mattress is a bit longer than the platform. I'm 6'-2 and the wife is 5'-12 on a good day, so you can see, there isn't quite enough bed there. I built this folding extension to the bed platform so we can pull the mattress several inches away from the wall and give us the needed length. The corners are to match the existing platform and attached with a 48" piano hinge. i also used short lengths of piano hinges to attach the folding support brackets. It was important that no extra length be added to the bed platform as there is very little clearance between the foot of the bed and the wardrobes on the opposite wall when the slide is retracted. I'm going to order a section of foam to put between the head of the bed and the wall when the mattress is extended to finish the project.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:44 AM   #1277
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Extra Sewer Hose Storage

There was an empty spot next to my DEF tank just itching to be used for something. Mounted a plastic kitchen trash bin with a couple of bolts and fender washers. Drilled a hole in the bottom to drain any "left-overs". I store my extra sewer hose in it. The main hose has a dedicated compartment already.

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Old 10-08-2017, 05:15 PM   #1278
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The bed in our coach is a short Queen on a slide out. The bed platform is actually only 72" long, so the mattress is a bit longer than the platform. I'm 6'-2 and the wife is 5'-12 on a good day, so you can see, there isn't quite enough bed there. I built this folding extension to the bed platform so we can pull the mattress several inches away from the wall and give us the needed length. The corners are to match the existing platform and attached with a 48" piano hinge. i also used short lengths of piano hinges to attach the folding support brackets. It was important that no extra length be added to the bed platform as there is very little clearance between the foot of the bed and the wardrobes on the opposite wall when the slide is retracted. I'm going to order a section of foam to put between the head of the bed and the wall when the mattress is extended to finish the project.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:18 PM   #1279
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Thanks, but I have already seen that. Not interested in spending $75, and certainly not at CW. I can get the foam I need from an on-line source for about $20 or less. And the way it is working out, I only need it about 4" deep, not 6, and only 9" thick. I do appreciate the thought though.
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:57 AM   #1280
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There was an empty spot next to my DEF tank just itching to be used for something. Mounted a plastic kitchen trash bin with a couple of bolts and fender washers. Drilled a hole in the bottom to drain any "left-overs". I store my extra sewer hose in it. The main hose has a dedicated compartment already.

I am looking to do something like this to hold my 2.5 gallon DEF jug. This may be to heavy.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:32 AM   #1281
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My most recent mod was to fix something the dim-wits at Coachmen did when they build this POS.



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Uh, those are electric connectors, right? And the black color is burn? Where did you find these and what year and model is your RV? Coachman built mine, too. This is a real nightmare.
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There is a tool to crimp them correctly and its not that expensive. I don't know why people that do this kind of wiring don't use one. I loaned mine to a guy and he thought he broke it. He did not tighten the tool enough to release. When he did it released and a perfect crimp.
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Uh, those are electric connectors, right? And the black color is burn? Where did you find these and what year and model is your RV? Coachman built mine, too. This is a real nightmare.
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There is a tool to crimp them correctly and its not that expensive. I don't know why people that do this kind of wiring don't use one. I loaned mine to a guy and he thought he broke it. He did not tighten the tool enough to release. When he did it released and a perfect crimp.
Thread on this exact subject and how NOT to crimp a terminal.

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