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Old 08-21-2011, 11:39 PM   #1
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Little changes that you really like...

I thought I'd start a thread on changes to our motorhomes that really worked out. I have several I'd like to post about, but let's limit it to one per post. Hopefully lots of other people will post ideas and some may be useful to me!!

We added a ceiling fan to the bedroom. We found a 12 VDC fan on eBay with very short blades and put it in the ceiling in place of the existing light fixture. We needed short blades so that the slides would clear it when retracted. It works very well. The only drawback is the need to come up with another light! But we love the fan at night.
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Where on eBay did you purchase the fan? It looks great.

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Window shades mounted out side along the sides and front.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #4
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Where on eBay did you purchase the fan?

It was $160 here: 12V Electric Remote Ceiling Fan, RV, Motorhome W/W 36" | eBay
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This one maybe? 12V Electric Remote Ceiling Fan, RV, Motorhome W/W 36" | eBay
We also thought about replacing the light with a fan but really need a light too. I was shocked at the price of the 12V fans compared to 120V that look similar.

Never gave the slide a thought. Will have to measure how much room we have before even thinking about one again.
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Moving the Thermostat

The thermostat for our furnace and A/C was inside a cabinet in the hallway with the rest of the controls. We pulled it out and mounted it on the wall of the kitchen. It never correctly sensed temperature when in the cabinet (low air flow and too much heat from other electronics).

It was easy because there was enough RJ11 wire included in the unit. Just have to poke a hole in the wall next to the cabinet.
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hair filter on shower drain

I know this is small and easy, but it has made a difference for us.
We bought a cheap "hair filter" for our shower drain. It keeps hair from clogging the drain and keeps it out of the grey water tank. We just clean it after each shower.

Simple and nice.
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sfrantz, Thank you.

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These mini-shelves can be installed anywhere you might put a drink. Very handy and very little space required. This one was made from a small piece of varnished oak (4"x6") and supported with two small corner brackets. We have then next to chairs and next to the sofa.

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Where did you get these little shelves?? I need some. Thanks

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DW loves it and wants one. I suspect the real attraction for her is that it would whack me in the head each time I passed.

I don't think I'll spend too much time finding one.

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The thermostat for our furnace and A/C was inside a cabinet in the hallway with the rest of the controls. We pulled it out and mounted it on the wall of the kitchen. It never correctly sensed temperature when in the cabinet (low air flow and too much heat from other electronics).

It was easy because there was enough RJ11 wire included in the unit. Just have to poke a hole in the wall next to the cabinet.
My Tstat is in the same place, but the temp sensor is remoted...shouldn't yours have a remote sensor too?
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My Tstat is in the same place, but the temp sensor is remoted...shouldn't yours have a remote sensor too?
The bedroom has a remote sensor, but I don't think the living area does. At least, I've never found one!

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These mini-shelves can be installed anywhere you might put a drink. Very handy and very little space required. This one was made from a small piece of varnished oak (4"x6") and supported with two small corner brackets. We have then next to chairs and next to the sofa.

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Cool. Did you buy something or just make it yourself. It looks pretty easy.
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