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Old 01-28-2016, 06:25 AM   #645
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Modmyrv.com has a decent write up on wiring an A/C - heat system with hi and low fan speeds:

http://www.modmyrv.com/2012/01/03/mo...tal-thermostat
That's what I needed, thank you! The Dometic stat the poster took out looks just like the on in my unit.
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Old 01-28-2016, 10:07 AM   #646
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I ordered thermostat researched by LB_3 while we are camping in Pismo Beach. According to Amazon it was delivered to my sticks and bricks yesterday. I will install it this weekend when we return home. I use a Renology 100 watt solar suitcase. My volt meter was showing 12.05v when we woke up this am and it's currently reading 12.81v and climbing. I don't have the skills to fabricate the brackets for a rooftop set up like the one's LB_3 has made.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:39 PM   #647
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Added a very high end organic latex full time bed
Some decals and cool pillows to personalize it a bit....as well as a small mirror and Airstream dry erase board.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:08 AM   #648
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New table for Interstate lounge

We hate the stock table for the Interstate. It's too small for the lounge area, and too far away from the sofa for comfortable eating.

My DH made a prototype table which we like a lot. The prototype is Masonite with stick on floor tiles for the eating surface; eventually he'll build a permanent table with birch plywood and laminate.

The table is rectangular. The base is mounted on a slide and is offset from the center of the table. This gives lots of options for orientation and positioning. The slide is 2 wood strips with slots cut in them. A heavy coat of wax makes sliding easy.

It fits behind the drivers seat where the stock table sat, but extends to the bottom of the slide out shelf. This required removing the bracket for the old table and adding bigger spacers on the floor.

A new bracket cut to the shape of the table's corner holds it in position. The bracket contains a t nut for the screw in clamp.

We are enjoying all the extra space! Photos below.

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Old 01-31-2016, 09:21 AM   #649
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Nice table setup!


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Old 01-31-2016, 04:43 PM   #650
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We arrived home and, as tracked on Amazon, my new Honeywell thermostat was waiting. The thermostat was a breeze to mount and works perfectly. The back lit LED is much easier to see with my ageing eyes and the on/off switch is considerably easier to operate. Today I also reversed the swing on our closet door. We like to leave the rear bed made up while camping which makes it impossible to get anything out of the closet without climbing on the bed first. This new arrangement will work well for the way we use our Interstate. Can't wait for the next trip!
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Old 02-01-2016, 03:34 AM   #651
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Hubster and I never know in advance which ideas of ours might appeal to others. Thermostat turned out to be one of them. I got email about it as well, describing folks having done the switch. Glad it worked out for more than just us.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:05 PM   #652
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Yes I'm constantly on a quest to improve. I added rubber washers to the genset mounting points today, but it doesn't make a noticeable difference so I don't recommend going to the trouble. AS mounting studs for the generator are welded in place so adding an isolating damper would be a major job. If I get industrious one of these days I'll drop the genset and dynamat the housing, remove the AS studs and install isolation dampers. It would have been so easy for them to do this OEM.
If you are not handy as Nekit, you could buy one from Onan.
Onan 026-00123 Isolated Underfloor Mounting Kit.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:36 AM   #653
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T1N owners - Tiny modification, large reduction in aggravation.

Do you know how the second 12 volt dash outlet is inside the ashtray, but you can't use that outlet and have cups of any size in the cup holder at the same time? Because when you pull out the ashtray to access it, it blocks the cup holder space? OMG that makes me furious, that some automotive engineer would be THAT DUMB to create a design like that.

We can use a USB splitter on the other 12 V dash outlet, but sometimes I want to put an inverter there instead, and it gets cumbersome to have everything coming off that one other outlet. So my husband bought a low-profile adapter and then took a dremel tool and made a tiny cut-out in the bottom left portion of the ashtray. You can see it where the white iPhone cord is emerging through the bottom.

The point being, now we can now plug in at this second location in the dash, and still have access to it when we close the ashtray. We can now use the outlet and we haven't defaced the OEM ashtray in any detectable way in the process.
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Old 03-13-2016, 01:21 PM   #654
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I got tired of our limited USB charging options so I purchased a 12v charging hub and a keystone wallplate to add 50 watts of charging bliss to our Interstate.

I cut off the plug and hard wired the charging hub in an overhead cabinet.





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Old 03-17-2016, 09:33 PM   #655
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Is that a phone jack I see?
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Old 03-17-2016, 10:16 PM   #656
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Yes it's a phone/fax jack. Early Interstates came completely equipped for land lines in the event of cell tower overuse or outages. Those were the good old days. AEW
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:09 AM   #657
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Is that a phone jack I see?
That will be coming out as soon as I find a new gizmo to take its place. Apparently back in olden days, chuck wagon hookups even included a complementary phone line.
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Old 04-03-2016, 08:54 AM   #658
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Reflectix window liners for improved stealth capability. May also help with interior temps in some scenarios. And noise. About 30 bucks to create. Details in the blog post.

http://interstateblog.blogspot.com/2...airstream.html
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