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Old 07-25-2017, 06:17 PM   #897
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Mods i have done so far:

- Added front and back camera and connected to the Kenwood radio. The reverse cam is not giving me a good view of the back
- Installed Canbus Viper Alarm. This uses the same OEM remote
- Changed the front speakers/tweeters with component speakers
- removed the so called "subwoofer" and replaced it with 2x 8" sub with amplifier. One is located in the passenger front seat, the other is at the rear passenger lounge seat (same location as the old subwoofer).
- added Kenwood amp to the factory radio via RCA outs.
- ripped out the cheap PWM solar controller and replaced with MPPT controller. A good start as i am also planning on adding 2x more solar panels and 2 more house batteries.
- added bidet on toilet. It was so hard to find the correct T connector. I think i got it from ebay.
- replaced the USB ports with high amped USB that supported fast charge.
- also added the USB in front just below the 12v outlet. I realized i needed one to keep my phone charged.
- and believe it or not, i also changed the single horn with high/low bosch horns, super loud.

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- really want to change the Kenwood radio. A very expensive device but not very intuitive.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:25 AM   #898
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Another small mod to be filed under the heading of, "OMG, I can't believe we didn't do this two years ago".

We (mostly LB_3) trimmed the protruding corners off the shield that covers the exhaust pipe, thus allowing a drive-on ramp approach rather than restricting us to a back-on method.

It was hanging down too low to start with, and here's the hell of it - if you look at that shield system, it wasn't even intended to protect the pipe. It was intended to protect nearby propane appurtenances from the intense heat radiated by the exhaust train. So the hang-down portion wasn't even serving a functional purpose, but it sure was wreaking havoc on the breakover angle.

Our dog approves, as you can see.

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Old 07-29-2017, 11:39 AM   #899
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Reminded me of my sister-in-law who always wanted to live in a converted school bus
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I have a client who did this. He wanted to convert ONE bus so his kids could have an adventure-mobile.
If you convert a school bus into a motorhome, is the resulting RV a Class A or a really big Class B?
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:55 PM   #900
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2015 Interstate Grand Tour. Quick backstory: Somehow in the process of replacing the solar controller in our solar upgrade (very happy with that result), the AS dealer techs managed to eliminate the power to both front and rear TVs. Have no idea how, but the answer is somewhere in the back of the bathroom/refer/panty cabinetry. Anyway, since the outlet where the rear tv was plugged in still worked fine, though just not with the factory 20" Samsung (go figure), we decided to upgrade to a 24" Samsung Smart TV so we can get Netflix, Amazon, etc. anywhere there is reasonable cell reception through our Mifi device. I was concerned the extra 3" of width would obstruct the aisle, but it actually is in the same plane as the widest part of the bathroom compartment, so not a problem. Then...because the TV speakers are quite tinny, especially for dialogue in the British mysteries we love, I found a soundbar that fits perfectly on the cabinet wall, plugs into the outlet and connects to the TV.
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Then...because the TV speakers are quite tinny, especially for dialogue in the British mysteries we love, I found a soundbar that fits perfectly on the cabinet wall, plugs into the outlet and connects to the TV.
More info on the soundbar, please?
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:43 PM   #902
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ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker, available on Amazon, $249
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Just added it to my Amazon wish list so I can buy it after I get my next retirement check. Thanks!
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Old 07-30-2017, 05:24 AM   #904
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I made shelves from 1/4" plexiglass for the overhead compartments. You can stack more stuff and have it stay put. Before the dividers everything seems to lean toward the front and fall out when opening the door.
The next project was a trash can extension. (This might be a first ) l gained 6" of wasted space under the sink. I cut up a storage box that was close to size.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:28 AM   #905
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When taking photos with IPhone and IPad
Turn to IPhone and/or IPad to horizontal position with the home bottom on the right side.
This should correct it when uploading.
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Old 08-01-2017, 03:22 AM   #906
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I did try to fix it but it still went sideways. I will try your suggestion.

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If you use the edit function in Photos to make your pictures a bit smaller, that should fix the problem...it works for me.

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I made shelves from 1/4" plexiglass for the overhead compartments. You can stack more stuff and have it stay put. Before the dividers everything seems to lean toward the front and fall out when opening the door.
The next project was a trash can extension. (This might be a first ) l gained 6" of wasted space under the sink. I cut up a storage box that was close to size.
Outstanding! Been noodling on these same mods for a while and you nailed it. Since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, do you mind getting specific for us about the shelf support clips, and the treatment you did on the shelf face? Looks like a tape of some sort. Very pro looking. I'll also look for some battery operated motion sensing LED strips to illuminate the cabinet.

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Such a simple solution, I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner…

Childproof latches on cabinet doors that have come open in transit in the past.
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Yup. I use a black version of the bottom strap to keep the desk drawers in the rear desk in my AS from launching during heavy braking while passing through Phoenix, AZ. **

For my fridge, oven and closet door I have a set of "footman loops" and a flat nylon strap and quick-release buckle to keep them shut. Much neater than bungee cords, IMHO.

** I'm quite convinced that traffic in Phoenix is worse (crazier drivers) than Southern California. Only place I have smoked ALL tires on TV and AS trying to avoid collisions.
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