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Old 03-10-2021, 11:54 AM   #1
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Making my trailer my own.

Wondering what did you do to make the trailer your own and how long did it take.
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Old 03-10-2021, 02:06 PM   #2
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I wrote them a check and it took maybe 5 minutes!
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First thing was to bag up the original bedding & take down any artwork supplied by the mfr. Then I decorated with my own linens/artwork. Put the OEM stuff in spacebags & stored them at home until I sold the unit, then put that stuff back in for the next owner.
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Old 03-10-2021, 03:56 PM   #5
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I added flashers. I had to leave my TT on the side of the road because of a hitch failure. When I got back about 4 hours later, it was pitch black. So, after I got home I added a switch, a flasher like most cars have and some wire. I connected the wire to the battery, then the switch, then the flasher, then the tail lights. Flip the switch and the tail lights flash using the trailer's battery.
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It took me 3 summers of improvement mostly power related, 1440 watts solar, 700 amp-hours LiFePO4 batteries, 3000VA Multiplus inverter/charger. I added some additional 12 volt outlets and power to a dedicated inverter for the TV related stuff. Replaced air conditioner with more efficient version so I can use solar to power the air conditioner now. Added pair of 140mm fans to provide circulated air to pass through storage area to keep inverter/charger for getting too warm.

Replaced Norcold propane fridge with Unique 12 volt compressor fridge. Much more consistent cooling.

I upgraded the audio system with powered sub-woofer, new amplifier and speakers.

I replaced the rear stabilizer jacks with removable versions that don't drag. I added a WifiRanger and Cerbo GX to monitor all the Victron Energy gear. Upgraded the TV to a 4K 40 inch.

Add OTR roof mount antenna for the Weboost Drive Reach. Replace over the air TV antenna and added roof top Wifi antenna.

I need to replace the powered tongue jack and thats about it for this year.
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Replaced mattress and added 2 12v outlets for both CPAPs. Added two Fantastic fans and vent covers to the main bedroom and bunk room. Added slide out awning, back up lights, 2 TVs, small inverter, 3 extra batteries, and voltage meters
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NLOVINIT covered my process. Additionally, each year brings a few more minor changes of my own.
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I took the bunk beds out and made that area a closet and installed a cloth chest of drawers.
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It didn't take but one long trip for us to be over the uncomfortable couch and dinette cushions. Our only slide is the bed so I had to get creative with the only space I had to work with.

On the left side: I removed the backs from both sides of the dinette. That allowed just enough space for a queen size futon cushion. I couldn't remove the entire dinette because one side has electrical and the other has the fresh water tank.

On the right side: I removed the jack-knife couch. There was a metal bracket that secured seatbelts and it protected the outside storage compartment. So, I built around it. Four project source cabinets and a new countertop. I also moved the TV so we don't have to break our necks. I considered installing a motorized TV mount but really didn't want to loose the counter-space. I reshaped the wood from the sides of the couch to hide the metal brackets. I'm considering building a rack for shoes right next to the door.

We have two counter height folding chairs when we need to sit at the table.
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We've had our new TT for about a year and a half. We've done many things over that time to make it our own: a memory foam mattress, an improved access door for over the dinette storage, 2 dual USB chargers on each side of the bed, lots of shelving mods & plastic boxes, additional cast iron grills, a second 12v battery, a 12v outlet near the door, an iPhone to TV connector cable, additional bathroom storage, a curtain to cover the entry door window, a portable weather station, and a few others.

I'm also planning to make a sliding shelf for the outside front storage compartments.
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