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Old 08-25-2018, 09:53 AM   #99
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Platform Bed with piston lift

We found we rarely ever sat indoors in our Basecamp and the act of taking down and putting up the bed was tiresome. And finally, accessing the storage was a burden. Decided to remove the bench seats and hinges and replace with 40# gas piston assisted platform bed we made that rests upon the short table legs. Cover it with a Tochta 7" custom cut rv mattress and now sleep like never before! With the 40# assist one person can easily lift and hold the platform up while another accesses the storage. We're considering replacing them with a pair of 60# pistons to see if that would hold the platform up.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #100
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Suction cup hooks

Love these suction cup hooks I got on Amazon. We have six of them we travel with. In the kitchen I use them to hang dish towels. Back by the bed we hang headlamps, hats and sweatshirts. We even use them on the outside of the Basecamp for wet towels and clothes. The suction is super strong and Iíve never had one fall. YutaoZ 2 Pcs Stainless Steel Powerful... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IP6JVIC?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:51 PM   #101
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Back door - clear plastic behind screen to stop wind

we wanted to keep the view while blocking the cold fall wind. The solution was to back the insect screen with clear plastic!
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Old 09-24-2018, 02:54 PM   #102
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Small table inside

It is getting cold here in Canada...we might spend a bit more time inside...a small table will be practical for breakfast and small snacks!
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Old 09-24-2018, 03:04 PM   #103
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Good idea...any traces when you remove them?
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Old 09-25-2018, 05:43 PM   #104
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Good idea...any traces when you remove them?
No. They come of clean.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:08 PM   #105
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Due to continued intermittent problems with the Basecamp fridge, we decided to add a 12-volt compressor fridge. I've installed two ports, one for it to run off battery and the second for the fridge to run off the MPPT solar charge controller that I added. Attached are photos.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:38 AM   #106
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Table new ideA

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:41 AM   #107
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Fire pit direct connect

We love the fire pit..and we cook with it!Click image for larger version

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Old 10-01-2018, 07:44 AM   #108
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Awning..tarp...

To stop the wind...we joined two tarps...
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Old 10-01-2018, 09:57 AM   #109
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The small table and trays look great and would work for a trailer too. We are always looking for ways to take food to potluck or outside. Are the trays just sitting on the table or attached.

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Hello -the tray is just sitting on top of the table. So - very practical to bring stuff in and out of the trailler!
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:02 PM   #111
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Shower curtain

To keep the cleaning to a minimum, We have added shower curtain in the wet bath using two tension rods.
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Old 12-28-2018, 03:38 AM   #112
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Hello Basecampers,

RocIngersol here with another modification/hack adding front exterior glass protection to prevent glass breakage from errant rocks/debris while under tow.

Please reference attached pictures.

The total cost was bout $85 for the 0.157" plastic waterproof panels (home depot) and UV extreme outdoor Velcro tape (amazon).

The first picture shows the unit with the Velcro, followed by the panels and finally with the panels installed.

Velcro is attached to all four sides of the panels.

There is an approximate 1/4" air gap between the panels and glass and does provide good protection for flying rocks - they bounce right off. Obviously, very large rocks/debris will cause damage.

The panels are for under towing conditions only and come off while camping (put in back of pickup) or inside unit when stored.

Just sharing information.

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Hey RocIngersol, how did those DIY window covers work for you? Any issues with them coming lose while towing?

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