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Old 07-07-2016, 06:44 AM   #141
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We have just purchased the 22FB and look forward to making some changes. However, FYI, AS has implemented some of the suggestions made in this thread:

1. Bed is hinged and with gas struts to make access to the storage area more convenient.
2. The mini blinds have been replaced in the bedroom with black out curtains on tracks - similar to those on the wrap-around windows. This will be good for keeping light out, but a disadvantage will be blocking any air from the open windows. Not sure yet how to overcome this problem.

I think the 1000 watt inverter might be one of the first things I add.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:11 AM   #142
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LED Dimmer

Has anyone replaced the on/off switch for the overhead LED lights with a dimmer that matches the factory switches?
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:08 AM   #143
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2015 22' Sport - We Made Some Changes

Our 2015 model year 22 FB came with incandescent lights that we changed them out to LED's before our first camping weekend. We found 2 bulb options and used the easier on the eyes soft white (yellowish color) in the bedroom and bathroom and the brighter white LED in the main cabin, closet and above the kitchen counter.
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:15 AM   #144
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2015 22' Sport - We Made Some Changes

We removed the mini blinds in the bedroom of our 22 FB and installed the roll up shades from Ikea. That mod has been posted in our specific forum. With the roller shades installed and raised, the bed to be lifted up past the window without catching the old blind hold downs.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:42 PM   #145
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Great idea. Question how far do you have to drill down and what type of plugs did you use on the holes?
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:44 AM   #146
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I like your cushions. Did they come that way or did you recover them? HOw much material if so. My 16' 2014 Bambi is too plain.
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Has anyone replaced the on/off switch for the overhead LED lights with a dimmer that matches the factory switches?
I've been watching this post for some time now and to my knowledge it still hasn't been answered. So for "redundancy sake" I'll ask it again...."has anyone replaced the factory "on/off" switch which is just inside the door on the 22FB with a "factory "on/off dimmer"?
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Great idea. Question how far do you have to drill down and what type of plugs did you use on the holes?
Is the question related to installing the shades? If yes, I only tapped into the wall to create the hole ... barely drilled into the wall ... maybe 1/8 " into the wall. I would recommend plugging the holes from the mini blinds using rivets.
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I've been watching this post for some time now and to my knowledge it still hasn't been answered. So for "redundancy sake" I'll ask it again...."has anyone replaced the factory "on/off" switch which is just inside the door on the 22FB with a "factory "on/off dimmer"?
We never replaced any of the switches with dimmers on our 22' Sport ... but I wanted to when we had our 22' Sport. Our new Flying Cloud has the dimmers throughout and we like them very much. I would encourage you to replace the switches with dimmers ... you won't regret it.
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I like your cushions. Did they come that way or did you recover them? HOw much material if so. My 16' 2014 Bambi is too plain.
Which posting? One of us may be not answering because we're unsure whose posting you're referring to.
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I've been watching this post for some time now and to my knowledge it still hasn't been answered. So for "redundancy sake" I'll ask it again...."has anyone replaced the factory "on/off" switch which is just inside the door on the 22FB with a "factory "on/off dimmer"?
Well, this appears to be either a "Yes" or "No" question.
If the answer is "No"... then how would any individual be able to authoritatively answer for "anyone" ? (There may very well be "someone" who had done this...and they simply may not be reading this thread.)

If the answer is "Yes"... then it's implied that a follow-up is appropriate, and that person will likely explain their actions.

Since a "Yes" has not yet appeared... then a "No" might be the only thing the rest of us could offer you...and there'd be little more to the thread extant.

Is there a "factory" dinner switch available? If so, then I guess you could follow that route and post your own answer. 12v dimmers are certainly available in the automotive market but beware.... many of them create a lot of heat (and therefore be unlikely to save any energy)... and can be a fire-hazard installed behind a wall.
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2017 Sport 22 FB - Medicine Cabinet Added

The small make-up mirror that is stock is OK, but we wanted to add more bathroom storage. The IKEA Gunnern is a locking medicine cabinet that installs easily. You will need to reuse the screws that were used to hang the previous mirror as the Gunnern does not come with screws.

I re-used an existing screw hole from the old mirror location and the bottom right mounting hole in the cabinet to locate where to place the cabinet. I then drilled small pilot holes and used the two remaining screws in the top two slots. I then removed the cabinet and applied silicone caulking to the wall to help hold the cabinet in place while travelling (probably not necessary, but I didn't want to just rely on the screws.)

The locking feature is used for keeping the door of the cabinet firmly closed while travelling, however the cabinet would be useful to lock away valuables or meds while camped too.

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In the install photo you will see a hand towel ring that I purchased at Lowes. I used a short stainless steel screw and re-used one of the screw holes from the stock mirror for the top screw and drilled a pilot hole and another stainless steel screw in the bottom hole.
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Oh, I like that a lot! Good way to sneak a bit of storage in & have a slightly larger mirror.

How heavy is it?
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How heavy is it?
About 4 kg, but the old mirror weighs about 1.5 kg for a net of 2.5 kg.
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