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Old 05-18-2016, 02:47 PM   #673
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I hung (Velcro) two 9" fans under the galley cabinets, one at each end to try to blow some cool air from the front to the rear. Looked good on paper but didn't help much.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:20 PM   #674
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Installed an LPG switch inside the coach in series with the external LPG switch on our '16 GT. With the help of wiring diagrams discover the Red Wire 6A that comes from the external switch behind the bottom drawer below the microwave. Once I discovered that it was an easy cut, splice and install.
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Old 06-12-2016, 04:52 PM   #675
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I thought you always cut the blue wire, never the red wire.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:50 PM   #676
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Mcrider...where did you install the LPG switch?
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Old 06-13-2016, 09:25 AM   #677
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Mcrider...where did you install the LPG switch?


Above the gas detector. It is shown in the inset picture. The black switch is not labeled in the picture, however my wife has vinyl labels ready to go on when I get to it. The location is convenient, relatively protected and very convenient to install. I did consider the control console, but there is insufficient room for the switch I wanted and routing to the location was going to be a hassle. So I compromised.
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:43 AM   #678
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Update on the use of Reflectix... I decided that I like it, I'm keeping it, and it's staying in the vehicle at all times because it helps with stealth camping black-out as well as interior heat gain.

The question then became how to create more efficient storage because I was DONE rummaging around each time for the correct subset of pieces in the stack that we were keeping on top of the fresh water tank. That was awkward and inefficient.

I decided to use the same non-destructive method that I'd originally used to secure the Heatshield jumbo interior windshield cover - I inserted Velcro strips behind existing trim screws and use them to cinch around the rolled-up Reflectix pieces.

Initially I thought it might look tacky or cluttered with them all out in the open like that (six windows!), but I can live with them. The metallic Reflectix and the black Velcro correspond so closely to the Interstate's existing decor that my eyes don't single out the rolls when I glance around. They blend in.

It is a major advantage to store each Reflectix next to the specific window it was cut for. Very organized. No more rummaging.

Details in the blog post (not that this is a very difficult or sophisticated project) and one pic below.

STORING REFLECTIX SHADES IN THE AIRSTREAM INTERSTATE
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:07 AM   #679
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That is a great idea, IB, and they do blend in nicely.

Also uses some of that otherwise wasted and vertical space.


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How did you get the screw covers off in the corner?

Nice job,

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Old 06-19-2016, 10:09 AM   #681
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That is a great idea, IB, and they do blend in nicely.



Also uses some of that otherwise wasted and vertical space.





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I agree - that is a great idea. I'll have to figure out a way to do it on my NCV3 model Interstate.

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How did you get the screw covers off in the corner?

Nice job,

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They are just friction-mounted little decorative covers, so they can sometimes be pried off with the fingernails, or else a tiny standard screwdriver with a thin edge... insert the edge under the lip, being careful not to gouge the vinyl covering on the trim piece, and pop it off.
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I made windshield and front side window covers from Reflectix. Used suction cups for the sides to hold them. I think they will work better than the bulky AS ones as the inside surface temperature is 12 degrees cooler with Reflectix.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:35 AM   #684
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Rear Overhead storage solution

Not sure about the rest of you, but my arms are not long enough to reach the far back of the rear overhead storage area above the couch/sofa.. Especially true for the back of the side cubby areas. Recently while wandering around an IKEA store, I came across a solution that I think is going to work out great..

In the accessory area for closet storage, I came across these


They are made of a flexible thick felt like material that conforms well to the area.



And once installed in the upper area, they fit rather nicely and allow me to easily reach the bin and get my hands on what I need.

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What a great find! Did you have to cut or modify these?

Really like their contour and being soft, they can keep some the rattling down.

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I'm having a hard time visualizing where you put these. Can you zoom out a little? Not sure mine has the same configuration.
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