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Old 11-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #29
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The mod that didn't happen

Radio antenna on our Damon is mounted on drivers side in fixed horizontal position (AM is vertically polarized) and does not have ground plane resulting in poor AM reception. Finally got the marine/grounding rubber whip antenna out of the box and started removing trim to access the antenna base. About one hour later I decided this mod ainít gonna happen. Picture gives rough idea why. Angled plate is part of steel structure holding cabinets up. It totally blocks any hand access to antenna base behind the plate. I tried removing end board on cabinet but couldnít, actually two pieces of wood and lots of staples. Conclusion: to MAYBE get access, remove widow curtains and track, all trim across top of windshield, padded trim under curtain track to expose the full length 3/8 plywood which MIGHT be removable and MIGHT allow hand into space behind metal plate. Need a free rubber antenna? The only good to come out of this is I may solve one of the ellusive rattles. The wire bundle behind wjndow trim is not secured to anything for about three feet vertically. Before I put it back together I'll add some foam pipe insulation.
If you need to troubleshoot antenna the, antenna plugs into an extension going to radio, behind the vertical windshield trim.
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Extra storage above the propane tank for light stuff, fishing rods, brooms, etc.

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Old 11-06-2011, 08:55 AM   #31
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Prop rods for bay doors under slides.

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Spending a lot of time in the Florida Keys, This mod was a must for me.
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Great projects guys, only problem is my list is getting longer. Just added twenty amp service and Propane storage to list. Not very likely to post em all but I have "38" more to go! Opps now 40.
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Just got a 2&1/2 yr old Belgian Shepard from rescue. We are going cross country this Sat. so I had to build a fence to keep her 60 lbs off my lap and her head out of my side mirror. At HD, I pick up some plastic fencing and some 1/2" PVC. Made it so I can lift to the door to get to the back when needed.
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One less rattle

Working on another Mod I discovered a bundle of unsupported wire hanging behind drivers side widow trim. Couple pieces of scrap pipe foam and done. Cost: Under a $1 and about fifteen minutes
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Kickspace heater

Big project so summary first and details follow in phases. Each phase is actually a Mod by itself. Added kickspace heater below kitchen sink with dedicated 15 amp circuit and programmable thermostat. Cost: about $250.00 and four days

Phase one: Decided space directly under sink was best central location for heater. Problem was not quite enough room due to two piece floor mounted partition protecting plumbing and electrical wiring. Removed and found lots of wasted space. Rotated right partition 90 degrees with floor cleat vertical and facing forward, slipped it into adjacent drawer cavity and screwed to vertical (first picture, cherry wood is former floor cleat.) Left partition (with notch or hole at floor for wire) mounted at an angle with left side covering wiring and right side touching right partition (second picture). Added flooring at top of toe space. Had to make two piece cardboard floor pattern first due to numerous angles. Sorry but I lost picture of storage space gained but picture three should give you a good idea. You could stop here and DW will be happy with new storage. Cost: for moving partitions only $0.00 and thirty minutes, the new floor was from scrap and took about one day for framing supports, cutting floor and finishing
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Kickspace phase two

Installed Qmark 1,500 watt heater per instructions. Ran 110 wire following factory wire under sink, range, frig, shower, in bedroom wire chase, under floor to breaker panel under bed. Added 15 amp breaker to empty space at top. Hint: bottom half has no power in 30 amp models. Iíll cover that in my water heater mod. Cost about $200 for heater, wire, breaker, can of fire block foam and two days.
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Installed Qmark 1,500 watt heater per instructions. Ran 110 wire following factory wire under sink, range, frig, shower, in bedroom wire chase, under floor to breaker panel under bed. Added 15 amp breaker to empty space at top. Hint: bottom half has no power in 30 amp models. Iíll cover that in my water heater mod. Cost about $200 for heater, wire, breaker, can of fire block foam and two days.

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thats is very nice
I have been looking for a heater like that to put in the master bedroom, was going to go lp, but now i have found the solution
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WOW
thats is very nice
I have been looking for a heater like that to put in the master bedroom, was going to go lp, but now i have found the solution
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That's Qmark or Marley QTS 1500T. Did a lot of research before buying. Features: 750 or 1500 watt, squirrel cage blower, delayed blower start and shut off, ie. dosn't blow cold air on start and fan runs after heat off to move the last bit of heat, metal fins as opposed to open hot wire and over temp sensor. Also has built in thermostat integrated with on/off switch - but as you will read when I post phase three, I disconnected that and installed wall mount digital thermostat. DW much happier not having to get on knees to operate and temp regulation much smoother.
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That's Qmark or Marley QTS 1500T. Did a lot of research before buying. Features: 750 or 1500 watt, squirrel cage blower, delayed blower start and shut off, ie. dosn't blow cold air on start and fan runs after heat off to move the last bit of heat, metal fins as opposed to open hot wire and over temp sensor. Also has built in thermostat integrated with on/off switch - but as you will read when I post phase three, I disconnected that and installed wall mount digital thermostat. DW much happier not having to get on knees to operate and temp regulation much smoother.
thanks i was at the site reading about the different ones and found several to work in the master bedrm
the wall on the back of the shower wall is ideal as i can mount it at a ht just above the bed to flow warm air across the whole room.
or i thought under the bank of dresser drawers, but would require a wall t-stat...agree to far to bend
and i have a space in the kitchen between the heater intakes screen and the fridge that would be perfect..

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