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Old 06-23-2017, 06:50 PM   #1
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Thought I would start a new thread to share helpful add ons, tips, can't live withouts that all you creative people have come up with!
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This is our IPad Pro on a mount that can adjust. Download your movies etc and good to go
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That's pretty clever. What mount is that or can you pick it up most anywhere?
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Old 06-26-2017, 11:31 AM   #5
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We're pretty new to RV's and are going to pick up a new basecamp soon. Where / why would you need this?
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That's pretty clever. What mount is that or can you pick it up most anywhere?


Search on amazon ...this one is a bestek gooseneck tablet holder but here are many to choose from. It works great!
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We bought this memory foam plus mattress topper off Amazon. I laid out the memory foam over the opened bed area and cut it to perfectly fit the irregular sleeping area with a razor knife. It is more comfortable than our home bed!

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We store it along with all the pillows, sheets & blanket in this heavy duty canvas xmas tree bag that fits perfectly between the benches when we are traveling.

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I'm getting serious about ordering a 2018. Here's what I'm thinking to overcome most of the issues I have been getting from listening to all of you.

I have traditionally camped in NPs. So, you are kind of off the grid.

1. Upgrade the propane fridge to a 12v compressor model, similar to what they install in the class B Sprinter. These are very efficient. I plan to only use LiFo batteries ( currently I have 2 125Amp hr batts). They are much lighter (75 lbs. less) and have an incredible life (over 5,000 charges before they loose anything). Both the batteries and fridge do not have to be vented. So, no front vents, leaks and hot counter top. Will do the solar option to keep them charged. Basically you get 6 days without sun to keep everything running.

2. Separate black and gray tanks. Everyone knows the gray fills much faster than the black. I don't understand why they are combined.

I believe this is the way the BC should come standard. I'm hoping I can get the mods done.

What does everyone think?
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Here's another good hack - there's no place on the outside of the BC to hang a string of lights (or anything else for that matter). We bought a couple packs of these suction cups that are easy on-easy off of the aluminum. They work all over inside too and in the shower as well! Click image for larger version

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It's a joke about the insane amount of basecamps that have suffered from catastrophic leaks
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Tiny, but a gift that keeps on giving...

Camping in a trailer requires cooperation among several systems of varying complexity and frankly reliability. Given the admittedly low but often present degree of wonderment about all systems acting as they were designed, it's nice to find a quick and cheap and permanent fix for a potentially nagging issue.

Today, while zipping up the street side front curtain, I discovered that the handle for the zipper can fall into the bottom of the frame and become nearly impossible to retrieve without tweezers of forecepts.

Quick trip to REI and I installed 10 zipper extenders; problem solved.

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Camping in a trailer requires cooperation among several systems of varying complexity and frankly reliability. Given the admittedly low but often present degree of wonderment about all systems acting as they were designed, it's nice to find a quick and cheap and permanent fix for a potentially nagging issue.

Today, while zipping up the street side front curtain, I discovered that the handle for the zipper can fall into the bottom of the frame and become nearly impossible to retrieve without tweezers of forecepts.

Quick trip to REI and I installed 10 zipper extenders; problem solved.

Sorry about the lazy photos that fell over to the side.
Great idea. I too noticed that the zipper handles were often hard to retrieve.
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