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Old 09-08-2008, 07:51 PM   #127
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And another for less than $10

For some reason the door threshold in our CCD was made of oak and really did not fit with the rest of the interior. Bought a new piece of wood, chiseled on it a bit, painted it black -- one less eyesore.

Also replaced the inside screen door pull handle as others have done.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:36 PM   #128
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Hi, one of my latest mods was for the toaster/coffee maker cabinet door above my refrigerator. I had to lift the door and hold it up with my head so I could retrieve my toaster and/or coffee maker. I bought some spring loaded lifts from Camping World [same ones Airstream used on my folding table] and installed them to the door. Now I can open the door and easily gain access to my toaster and coffee maker. "That's useing my head." [Pun Intended]
These lifts are the same ones that Silver Streak used as a pair on all overhead cabinet doors starting around 1980. The ones in mine seem to be all the same (original) and the replacements (2 or 3) seem to be well-made. I like these better than the overhead magnets the doors used to "catch" on in earlier models (even though that is a simpler method, it may not be more reliable).

My favorite mod came in at just above $100 and it was the replacement (exact shape and size) of the running lights with L.E.D. pieces.
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:53 PM   #129
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I was looking for more storage space. The early Tradewinds had plenty, but I wanted MORE!

The streetside bed has a storage area underneath the bed, but you need to lift the matress to get at it.

I built three drawers, and the bill came to around $70. The center drawer is notched to fit around the water heater.
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Old 10-31-2008, 06:41 PM   #130
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I love this thread! What good imaginations and fixes folks have!
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:30 PM   #131
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I added a cutoff switch (under the propane cover) for the power jack so I don't have to worry that someone will come along and lower or raise the power jack when the stabilizer jacks are down.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #132
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Here's a quickie 'addition'...we found a Stainless Steel toaster at Target that's got that airstream 'Shape'...now I've got to make a small 'airstream' name plate for the ends!

Oster 2-Slice Toaster – Stainless Steel : Target
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:52 AM   #133
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Like this?

Hi, Mexray. Like this one we bought at Target? Like to see your Airstream name plates.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:58 AM   #134
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Here's a quickie 'addition'...we found a Stainless Steel toaster at Target that's got that airstream 'Shape'...now I've got to make a small 'airstream' name plate for the ends!

Oster 2-Slice Toaster Stainless Steel : Target
What a riot! We have the same toaster! Funny thing is that we bought it for use in our little motor home (pre-AS)...we think of it as the universe directing us to our AS...
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:35 PM   #135
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:48 PM   #136
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Bumpy Roads.

Hi, occasionally after driving on rough roads, our bathroom cabinet [sliding] doors come off track and end up on the floor. Our running gear is balanced, [Centramatics] but they still came off on our last trip. So I drilled a hole through both doors and the upper track to install a clevis pin with a pull ring. Now we just need to remember to re-install the pin when we hit the [rough] road.
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No more sink covers.

Hi, we haven't used the sink covers for quite a while since I bought a wooden top for my stove. I bought two little white plastic tubs that fit inside of my twin sinks pretty well. This prevents things like silverwear from damaging the stainless steel sinks. And if boondocking we can pour the dish water into the black tank since the grey fills up so much faster. You can buy these tubs at Target or Wal-Mart and probably some other stores that carry this brand.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:13 PM   #138
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Wife's choice.

Hi, I have been looking all over for a dish rack that would fit inside of my sink. I finally found what I have been looking for. This dish rack comes with a removeable drip tray and without the tray it will fit inside of one of my sink tubs. It will also fit inside of the sink without the tub. Wife said, remove one of the sink tubs. I also found this at Target.
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My dad added aromatic cedar to the shelves in the clothes closets and trimmed them off with aluminum. The box of cedar was about $25. The closets smell great!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:24 PM   #140
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My dad added aromatic cedar to the shelves in the clothes closets and trimmed them off with aluminum. The box of cedar was about $25. The closets smell great!
Hi, bolerama. This is one of the things that I may want to do in the near future. Can you post pictures of what your Dad did?
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