Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-17-2011, 05:10 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
Mods to RVs

I don't see any place on the forum to put mods that you have done
or see what mods others have done to there rv its nice to see what
ideas people do to there rv's and show what you have done to yours.
don't you think
__________________

__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-17-2011, 05:44 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
sdennislee's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,404
What Have You Done To Your Motorhome?
mods - Google Search
diy - Google Search

The ones shown as google urls are from the iRV2 search feature, click on them and you will see a listing of different mods, DIY projects and mods specific to a particular RV manufacturer.

Also look in the owners forums for your manufacturer and there will probably be a sticky for mods and DIY
__________________

__________________
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Theberrys's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,586
All the Mod's I've seen are in the Owners Forums. Here is a link to some of the Mods we've done.
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=ae67f...2766057%211671
The Monaco folks have a thread called "Quick Tips and easy Mods" worth looking at.
Quick Tips and Easy Mods (Monaco Style)
Dick
__________________
1999 Tradewinds 7372 Cat 3126
Albuquerque, NM
Theberrys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 07:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
I didn't want to Google any where to find mods I was thinking
in general ALL mods on rv's does not matter what type of rv
It would be nice on this forum IRV2 a place where everybody
puts there mods in the same place
I don't care what kind of rv you have a mod is mod lets share
__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 456
Don't have a motor home but here is what I've done to our '09 5th wheel Challenger:
1) replaced the underbelly with alum. siding. Had to tighten all hydraulic fittings since they leaked from day one and that involved cutting the old fabric underbelly and could not repair that stuff.
2) While I was under there, I improved all the insulation and stopped up all the holes I could.
3) Installed a trailer hitch, trailer wiring plug and a pair of back-up lights. Electrical wire for the lights was there from the factory.
4) Replaced most of the interior lights with led's.
5) Installed a solar system, mppt controller, and a 1200w inverter.
6) Rewired the back 110w circuit so it could be switched from shore power to the inverter by interior switch.
7) Built a 500w portable wind generator.
8) Added 3 more batteries for a total of 4 but have since gone back to 2 deep cycle 6v. (We no longer boondock.)
9) Had to replace the front storage door (it had an argument with the truck's tail gate) so I made one out of 3/4" marine plywood and cut it in half, installed chains on both sides of the lower half and now I have a table under the overhang.
10) Redid the wall in the basement storage because I did not like the one that was there.
Lots more but DW has rang the dinner bell, Gotta go.
__________________
Dick Noble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 08:27 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
sdennislee's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,404
Quote:
Originally Posted by larcougar View Post
I didn't want to Google any where to find mods I was thinking
in general ALL mods on rv's does not matter what type of rv
It would be nice on this forum IRV2 a place where everybody
puts there mods in the same place
I don't care what kind of rv you have a mod is mod lets share
Then check out the "what have you done to your MH" thread, lots there
__________________
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 07:52 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
ctpres's Avatar


 
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chasing 70 degrees in lower 48
Posts: 1,596
I agree. I posted a couple that seemed to apply only to my Damon, then got carried away and posted a bunch. I have twenty or thirty more to go. Maybe this will help.
Damon mods
__________________
ctpres is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 08:36 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
TitanicPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Southern Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by larcougar View Post
I didn't want to Google any where to find mods .... lets share
OK, you go first.
__________________
Dave & Marilyn - Southern Wisconsin
1985 33' Pace Arrow "Titanic", 454+.040", Thorley Tri-Y
Quadrajet, Torque Cam, TH475 w/Cooler, No Dash A/C
TitanicPilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
this is one I did put in a fireplace in before and after pic
will put more up just have to find pic they are never
where you think they are.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P2010008.JPG
Views:	1086
Size:	128.0 KB
ID:	16427   Click image for larger version

Name:	P7070018.JPG
Views:	1240
Size:	111.4 KB
ID:	16428  

__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 11:30 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
back with more first screen door magic mesh works great,
had to cut down to fit doorway next kitchen pull down
facet easy install next stairs before and after last for
now lights the short shade with bulb sticking out
replaced with longer shade with 15degree led lights up
the bar and counter very good.
more to come.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P9190305.JPG
Views:	1185
Size:	107.1 KB
ID:	16430   Click image for larger version

Name:	P9190313.JPG
Views:	1176
Size:	100.8 KB
ID:	16431  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P9250341.JPG
Views:	1122
Size:	120.5 KB
ID:	16432   Click image for larger version

Name:	PC050021.JPG
Views:	1144
Size:	113.2 KB
ID:	16433  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P3240089.JPG
Views:	1108
Size:	102.6 KB
ID:	16434  
__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 02:13 PM   #11
Senior Member/RVM #90
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 19,797
I fully agree with you. This forum should have a "Upgrades and Modifications" forum like another RV site that I am a member of. It would be so much better than having to look in all the individual forums to pick out info on upgrades. Are you listening Administrator??
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 06:47 PM   #12
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1
Are you happy with the magic mesh screen?
__________________
JohnS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
1stCougar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 316
yes the screen is great no flies get in like when you
open the screen door.
__________________
1stCougar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
powerboatr's Avatar
 
Damon Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North East Texas
Posts: 3,359
Quote:
Originally Posted by larcougar View Post
this is one I did put in a fireplace in before and after pic
will put more up just have to find pic they are never
where you think they are.

I will add
i removed our fireplace and made a great place for the printer and dog toys
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture 006.jpg
Views:	1011
Size:	150.3 KB
ID:	16468   Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture 079.jpg
Views:	932
Size:	150.1 KB
ID:	16469  

__________________

__________________
USN Retired, Life time member of the DAV.
Enjoying the 2008 Damon Tuscany 4056, no your eyes are fine, there are 6 slides
powerboatr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
rvs


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 4 (0 members and 4 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Card Lock fueling for RV's kraig Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 15 03-16-2012 11:09 PM
State says it's after owners of RVs who've dodged sales tax Paul "Sully" Sullivan Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 63 11-30-2011 01:14 PM
Why are most RV's white? Always-RVing iRV2.com General Discussion 23 06-08-2010 08:54 PM
Texas non-CDL requirements for RVs chasfm11 iRV2.com General Discussion 57 04-01-2010 07:40 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.