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Old 08-05-2014, 08:53 AM   #407
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Flipped the wardrobe door over so it opens from the front instead of from the rear. Much more accessable now.
I've been meaning to do this since our first outing - haven't looked at hinges in a while, did you have any issues or was it a simple "remove & replace" Seems I looked at it and determined it would have taken more than an hour or so and left it at that.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:33 AM   #408
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My poor bald head has a couple of permanent dents and scars from pumping into sharp corners
"pumping" into sharp corners? Geez! I'd better learn to proofread my posts insead of just relying on spell-check. That was supposed to be "bumping."
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:07 PM   #409
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I took a file and sanding block and did a small bevel on the edges and corners of the cabinet doors. Not so sharp now and haven't needed a bandaid for a while.



Flipped the wardrobe door over so it opens from the front instead of from the rear. Much more accessable now.

I did the same on our wardrobe door - much easier access now. Next I need to do the beveling on the edges.


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Old 08-05-2014, 01:08 PM   #410
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Nice work:

I took a black sharpie to seam edges of our cabinets since it is onyx color to hide the exposed joints.


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Great idea - I need to the same.


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Old 08-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #411
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Hope someone from Jackson Center follows the AirForums and reads this. My poor bald head has a couple of permanent dents and scars from pumping into sharp corners of the overhead cabinet doors that protrude into the aisle when open.

I haven't bothered to sand down the corners and edges, though; I learned by Pavlovian negative reinforcement to never leave an overhead cabinet door open when it is not in my direct line-of-sightó always open the door while you're looking at it, and close it again before looking away. But it was a VERY painful and bloody lesson to learn!
Mine wasn't so much the overhead doors although they got "the treatment" too. It was all the edges were just way to sharp. Small metal file held at 45 degree angle and just a slight bevel, makes all the difference in the world. This is really how they should come from the factory.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #412
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I've been meaning to do this since our first outing - haven't looked at hinges in a while, did you have any issues or was it a simple "remove & replace" Seems I looked at it and determined it would have taken more than an hour or so and left it at that.
It took around 20 or 30 minutes.

First I took the door off with hinges attached.
Carefully measured the bottom & top hinge holes and drilled new pilot holes on the opposite side.
Removed latch and remounted on opposite side.

Pretty easy deal. Came out sweet and really makes life easier, especially when the bed is made up.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:11 AM   #413
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We created a custom frame for our front license plate because our T1N model year has that odd trapezoid inset area where a plate ought to be. Sourcing and installation details in the post.

THE INTERSTATE BLOG: FRONT LICENSE PLATE FRAME FOR THE T1N AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #414
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I don't think I posted this before. I'd prefer to see Airstream use the MB factory back up camera. It will work with aftermarket dash radios. I hated the little tiny camera right over the 3rd brake light. When at night backing up and raining, useless and if you left it on via the cheap Pyle screen over the mirror again when you had brake lights on the red glare was terrible. Now that I have a new unit from Roadtrek it uses the factory camera with the factory radio. Much better camera position. Not that the MB radio is anything great though.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:55 PM   #415
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I don't know how well this camera would work but I like the design.

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Old 12-27-2014, 07:09 PM   #416
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We are discovering, in our new Grand Tour, that there is no such thing as "too much storage"...not just the big items, but just places to put "stuff". For example, we find that once the bed is set up and we are stuffed snugly inside, there is no place to put the cell phone, eyeglasses, tv remote, etc. So I took some scrap wood in the workshop and made these little holders that will hang over the edge of the window trim near the head of the bed. No more cell phone lost in the bedding!
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #417
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My rear doors have pockets just below the windows that are very handy for that purpose. Did Sprinter delete those?
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We are discovering, in our new Grand Tour, that there is no such thing as "too much storage"...not just the big items, but just places to put "stuff". For example, we find that once the bed is set up and we are stuffed snugly inside, there is no place to put the cell phone, eyeglasses, tv remote, etc. So I took some scrap wood in the workshop and made these little holders that will hang over the edge of the window trim near the head of the bed. No more cell phone lost in the bedding!
This thread overlaps a bit with the Small Space Living thread, where this was posted. I adapted a canvas bedside caddy from Bed Bath and Beyond to perform the same function. I am never without a large book by my bed (wherever it may be), so I needed something to hold that also. I hang mine on the edge of the galley counter but the hooks could also be modified to hang from a window frame.
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We added a Tri-Metric battery monitor (white gizmo photo left), which gives much more detail than the simple lighted bar scale (how accurate is it?) that our 2007 was born with. The brand was chosen based on the recommendations of the well-known RV blogger known as "Handy Bob". This addition will definitely help my husband to relax while boondocking.
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Looks like you have a jackknife couch. We took ours out first thing, installed a hinged plywood platform for easy assess to storage below and a nice foam mattress. I sleep like a baby.
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