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Old 05-19-2011, 11:12 AM   #15
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Great topic - we are in the middle of some modifications ourselves. Some small, some a little larger. We just bought new tires which was a sticker shock! Now we are doing some smaller projects - this weekend & over memorial day weekend we will be tackling the TV projects (removed a total of 200 pds of tv's!!) Here's our blog posts so far and the tire comparison & tv mods will be coming up soon.

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:23 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by NatureCalls View Post
Recovered window valances; laminate flooring through galley and bathroom; comfort-height, china-bowl toilet; new tub; new faucets; power mirrors; etc., etc.
The list is perpetual... never ending... never getting shorter... seemingly getting longer

Where are the before and after pictures?

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Old 05-19-2011, 11:26 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by MikeandClaudia View Post
Just replaced six tires on my MH.

Cost $ 200 more than my first NEW car!
Hell, I've bought DINNER that cost more than my first car!
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Old 05-22-2011, 08:15 PM   #18
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I got rid of all my Halogen puck lighting and converted to LEDs....very nice and COOL
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Old 05-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #19
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Just put a new vent cover over the bathroom and refrigerator due to the quarter sized hail the we survived from yesterday.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:55 PM   #20
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Spare under a windsport

Blew a new tire second trip out shoot no spare that is now been fixed easy as pie. a 245/70/195 with rim is about 33 inches tall weighs around 75 80 pounds though. I looked under my 2007 windsport 31 d and see that the frame rails at the rear are 35 inches wide with a 4 inch lip at the top I simply pressed the tire rim assembly up into the well just like it is a pickup truck and used some 1/4 inch steel to trap it in place with a couple of bolts. then I wrapped a chain around the frame rail with a turnbuckle to cinch it up and walla a spare tire is now in place. 12 ton bottle jack 3 foot breaker bar and sockets and I will not wait for hours and pay thousands on a emergency sunday evening call again. Next up I am putting in a wine cooler updates to follow
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Old 05-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #21
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We boondock a lot in wilderness type CG's - and water conservation is a must, so we have installed some extremely efficient garden type sprinklers with the rotating adjustable heads in our shower. The "Mist" setting has proved both efficient and extremely miserly as to water consumption - the one pictured is in our 5er, and a new dollar store just opened here locally, and had similar ones on sale for $1, so I just this morning installed one in our '88 Winnie MH.

Also recently installed a pair of PC type cooling fans to circulate interior refrigerator air in our MH for more efficient and even cooling from top-to-bottom of the interior - these are wired in series to place about 6 volts on each fan instead of a full 12 VDC - this cuts speed to a low and even volume that is perfect for the job - works great!

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Old 05-28-2011, 04:35 PM   #22
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Ran Romex cable from my inverter (front near batteries) all the way back to my shore power bay. Installed a 15 amp and a 30 amp outlet. Now I can turn off my converter/charger and plug my shore cord into the new inverter receptacle to power all my interior 120V outlets via manual transfer. Also can plug my rechargeable batteries for my power tools inside the shore cord compartment, the outlet is in the same place I keep all my tools.
(Lower right photo shows receptacles added, upper right is DPA)
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:44 PM   #23
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Got rid of the old basement TV and put in a slim, lightweight, HD TV in the basement so I can sit outside and softball!
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Old 06-03-2011, 11:25 AM   #24
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Talking wine cooler

Got tired of drinking good wine at a bad temp so I located a nice 4 bottle wine cooler at walmart.com and dedicated a half empty cabinet as my wine cabinet it now holds the wine cooler and wine glass rack that hangs my glasses nicely although they tended to fall out I simply strectched a throttle return spring across the mouth of the glass rack and now the glasses cannot fall out when I get sideways around corners. Next up hate the double sinks gotta do like my previous rig and make the small double sinks one big deep one.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:38 PM   #25
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The star nut on one of my ladder legs rusted out. Figured the rest would be hard to remove due to rust. To install new star nuts is a pain! Need to remove the whole ladder to gain access for install. The ladder rails are the same size as boat railing. I bought 2 boat mounts and installed. Had to cut the star nut off on the other bracket.

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Old 06-04-2011, 09:13 PM   #26
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I made my clear lexan entrance assist handle light up with the porch light.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #27
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Like Naturecalls, my RV is a hobby. I'm always modifiying or adding something just cuz I can.

Biggest mod was the shower valve. I don't like the el cheapo double handle jobs that come with these MHs so I installed a pressure balanced single handle shower valve. Also replaced the shower head with an $11 Home Depot head that uses much less water.
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Replaced the kitchen faucet with a single handle faucet. So now I have a soap dispenser, single handle faucet, and an under sink filter faucet for the galley.
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Installed Auto Transfer Switch.

Installed fitting and hose from propane tank so I could run the BBQ off the RV tank rather than those little one pounders.

Replaced bathroom faucet with single handle faucet.

Assembled and painted a towel rack to hang off the ladder for those trips to the swimming hole where you use a lot towels.
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Put brackets underneath the MH so I can bring my Port-a-bote.

Living room tv was just below the ceiling and not angled down. Viewing at this angle reduced the brightness. Angled the tv down about 15 degrees so it was viewable.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #28
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