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Old 05-03-2014, 12:53 PM   #15
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Love the motion detection light idea, have to get me some of them.
I should add that the lights have adjustments for sensitivity, brightness and for how long they can stagy on for (20/60/90 seconds).
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:13 PM   #16
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Im gonna order those lights, great ideas.also using them on my fishing tabled I dont have to keep turning the light switch on and off all the time especially if fish-on im hooked up to one lol.

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Old 05-03-2014, 01:17 PM   #17
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I should add that the lights have adjustments for sensitivity, brightness and for how long they can stagy on for (20/60/90 seconds).
I went to link you posted on amazon. Can you change the internal batteries? Couldn't find anything on that, or maybe missed it.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:20 PM   #18
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I went to link you posted on amazon. Can you change the internal batteries? Couldn't find anything on that, or maybe missed it.
Yes, they run on 3 AAA batteries
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:26 PM   #19
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Thanks Gus, just bought 4. Great Idea. BTW like the Raptor, went with an Eco myself but it was a hard decision.
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A few more convenience and space-saving items that my wife reminded me of. Might also be of help to some....

- Frosted glass in bathroom. I really didn't like that I had to keep the shade pulled down in there so I ordered some frosted window film and applied it to the bathroom windows.



- Didn't really want to drill the wood in order to install some key hooks, so got some of these.
Amazon.com: Nite Ize GTU4-01-2R7 4-Inch Gear Tie Mountable Twist Tie, Black: Home Improvement




- Easy way to save on the space that a few pans will take up. These are camping pans from GSI Outdoors. My wife thought I was crazy and that she wouldn't like them. Once she used them she almost bought them for the house.
Amazon.com: GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Frypan: Sports & Outdoors






-This spice rack saves a lot of space as well:
http://amzn.com/B0002TG3GO




- For a small trash can we use this:
Amazon.com - Clear Magazine Holder - Clear Magazine Rack


-Last bit not least, my wife made these to wrap the front curtains. They have a small snap on the other side:
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:39 PM   #21
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Gus, Thanks so much. Shower then pump it. Sounds easy enough.

And if it's not a hijack or too far off topic, any advice or opinions on the 16 vs 19 and boon docking? Curious on why particularly you changed sizes? Thanks, as we are looking and have only been able to see in person so far a 16 and 20 in the Bambi.
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For water hauling I purchased a Harbor Freight Spot Sprayer. It's 15 gallons and has a 12 volt pump on it and a 15 hose. I cut the alligator clips off and wired it to a 7 pin plug. I then plug it into the trailer plug and turn the pump on via the on/off switch. I though it was pretty clever and a lot easier than holding 5 gallon tanks and get wet shoes.
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I have the dishpan but I use it to dump the water into the toilet. Now I have a second possibility. The LED lights are great.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:18 PM   #24
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Love the motion lights but wish they were solar. Looking for a solar night light. Maybe a lantern to light inside at night then a dog walker light if it not enough light outside. I have the dishpan and also a lavatory plastic liner. We do have two 5 gallon containers to reload FW. We use plastic tubing and it loads fast.
Keep those wonderful tips coming.
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How to dry-camp forever (almost) and a few other tips....

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Gus, Thanks so much. Shower then pump it. Sounds easy enough.



And if it's not a hijack or too far off topic, any advice or opinions on the 16 vs 19 and boon docking? Curious on why particularly you changed sizes? Thanks, as we are looking and have only been able to see in person so far a 16 and 20 in the Bambi.

We loved the 16 and would have been plenty happy keeping it, but we knew we'd eventually upgrade to the next size up. The dealer offered us even money for the 16 on trade and gave us almost $9k off of the price of the new 19. So.....if we were going to do it, why not then, right?

To us the difference between the 19 and the 16 was:
- obviously a little more space. Just consider that the extra space is almost like adding another of the rear bed width. I think one way to explain it is that with two people, you don't have to move out of each other's way as much.
- separate vanity/sink
- separate shower/toilet (16 has marine style combo bath) - not having to dry everything when your done showering is a real plus.
- separate grey/black tank: with our current setup this wouldn't be too much of an issue. This wasn't a deal breaker for us necessarily, but it is nice to have the extra capacity if you need it.
- decor - we really liked the international series and one can no longer get the international 16. Only sport now.
- rock guards, bumper (storage), stainless propane tank covers, electric tongue jack, etc. we were going to add some of these things if not all of them and probably would have ended up spending as much as just buying the new 19. (Bumper $900, stainless propane covers $700, rock guards $1,300, etc, etc)
- inverter - 16 didn't have one
- bigger fridge - if you're going to be out for a while this is also a nice thing to have
- towing, for us is no different but that of course depends on your tow vehicle.
- no fantastic fan in the 16. The 19 has 2 of them.
- (edited) 16 has only one battery vs 2 in the 19

I really don't want to make it seem as though there is anything "wrong" with the 16. It has it's merits. It IS less weight and easier to tow with some vehicles. It is also of course more maneuverable as well. It just depends on what you want. To me, the 19 was just more finished and left less to be desired or needed. No different than someone that has a 25 vs our 19. It has a lot more room and amenities, but for us, the benefits of having the smaller unit outweigh the extra room.

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Awesome!
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:55 AM   #27
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Love the tips, and the motorcycles too. I use a Condor steel chock with quick mounts on the bed to hold the bikes; rock solid and you don't have to compress the forks so much when hauling. Also use a Big Boy single 9' folding ramp to load them.


Even though I have an 8' bed, the roll up bed cover takes up a foot, and the bikes don't fit with the tailgate closed unless I angle them. I like the idea of moving the tanks back so towing is possible when the tailgate is down. How hard is it to remove the batteries with the propane rack in the way?
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