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Old 06-28-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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I had a conversation with a couple of RVers last week and the issue of RV add-ons came up. Someone asked the rest of us what we thought were the three best add-ons we had ever purchased (or built).

We aren't talking about peripheral things like awning lights or gas grills. Instead, we're referring to purchased (or home-made) add-ons or accessories that have made a significant improvement to your RV. I would be grateful to hear about the three products (purchased or fabricated) that have made the biggest difference. I believe that this list could ultimately be very useful to other RVers. I'll add my own three favorites later on. Thanks in advance.

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I had a conversation with a couple of RVers last week and the issue of RV add-ons came up. Someone asked the rest of us what we thought were the three best add-ons we had ever purchased (or built).

We aren't talking about peripheral things like awning lights or gas grills. Instead, we're referring to purchased (or home-made) add-ons or accessories that have made a significant improvement to your RV. I would be grateful to hear about the three products (purchased or fabricated) that have made the biggest difference. I believe that this list could ultimately be very useful to other RVers. I'll add my own three favorites later on. Thanks in advance.

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Old 06-28-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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Old 06-28-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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This topic can be wide in range since an entry level coach could use a lot of add-ons just to ctch up on some of the mid level ones. It still shouldbe fun to see all the things.
We have added a full slideout tray with Norcold freezer/refrigerator and a U-Line Ice maker.
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- Solar
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- #3 could be a variety of smaller things, not as significant as the above:
<UL TYPE=SQUARE> *IR Security light- Streetside
*Dimmable high intensity scare light in the patio (WIP).
*Additional Fridge exhaust fans
*"Boondock" switches on unused radios, including the FRS
*Additional fridge insulation all the way around
*6V GC upgrade w/ Pro-fill[/list]
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:01 AM   #6
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:37 AM   #7
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Hi Jack,

1- Updated both TV's to LCD HD. Added Winegard Traveler 5 LNB antenna. Added a second Directv receiver.

2- Added a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter and a 1.5 cu ft freezer/refrigerator in a bay.

3- Modified the grill to stop the howling, roaring noise in the front of the rig.
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Old 06-29-2008, 03:53 AM   #8
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koni fsd shocks (think i'm driving a new coach)
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added howard steering (wish they were still in business) jim
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Old 06-29-2008, 04:58 AM   #9
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Here are my three.
1. MotoSat Rooftop Internet Dish - We couldn't be on the road without the internet
2. SeeLevel Tank Monitor - Tells us exactly what our tank levels are at a glance
3. Henderson Rear Track Bar - Took the wander out of the rear of the coach
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All items I have made or built:

Under dinette storage drawer built to use all the available space

Curtains made with my pick of fabric lined with light blocking fabric - esp important as when I'm at dog shows, they sometimes park us in BRIGHTLY lit parking lots.

Replace the flimsy factory shelves (that fell apart after the first trip) in the cabinets with adjustable 1/4 inch furniture grade plywood shelves.
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LCD TV replacement, which included audio amp, sub-woofer, and surround speakers.
2" riser on bottom of step well so all steps into coach are about the same height (hardly trip at all any more)
Foam mattress topper to make a good mattress feel great.
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1 - SurgeGard hardwired
2 - Added "shelf" all the way across a narrow pass-thru storage compartment so the small long items won't always be on the bottom and hard to get out!
3 - MotoSat MD500 automatic rooftop sat TV dish
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