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Old 03-10-2010, 12:11 PM   #183
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Upgrading the mechanical thermostat to an inexpensive (~$25) non-programmable digital thermostat really helped to control temps.
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:50 PM   #184
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From page #8, post #102.

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Hi, in these pictures you should see my digital thermostat for my furnace. The manual thermostat was cheap junk.
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Upgrading the mechanical thermostat to an inexpensive (~$25) non-programmable digital thermostat really helped to control temps.
Hi, changing from the factory manual thermostat to a digital thermostat was one of the best improvements I've done. This allows you to more accurately control furnace temps in your trailer. [no more guessing and/or reseting in the middle of the night]
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:28 AM   #185
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Chandelier and neon

I installed this chandelier, that we use on very special occasions (every camping trip), over the dinette. It hangs from a hook I installed in the frame of the vent opening. The cord runs down the ceiling, attached to Velcro clips made for hanging holiday lights (they stick to the mouse fur liner), and plugs into an X-10 wireless dimmer transmitter module in the receptacle. In addition to wirelessly switching and dimming the chandelier, it can control the lights plugged into the outside receptacle, and 14 additional devices. Each light/device requires a module, but can all be controlled from the same remote control and transmitter module.

The blue light above the cabinets is 12 volt neon. I wired it to one of the lights located on the bottom of the cabinet. I put a switch that controls the light, and other 12 volt devices, on the wall inside the cabinet. There's plenty of room on the ledge above the cabinets, so I think I'll put more lights up there.

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1. This one was taken with flash.
2. Taken without flash.
3. A shot taken from outside the door.
4. This picture shows the controller module, remote control (and an aluminum clock from Ikea - $7)

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The chandelier has real glass crystals, folds flat and lays on the bed during transport, and only takes about 2 minutes to set up. It has a halogen bulb that produces a nice warm orange glow when dimmed. It cost $17 - Ikea. The neon light cost $7. The X-10 wireless controller devices cost $20.
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:55 PM   #186
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hshovic ,what is the purpose of the hitchholder on the Frame ? Thank's in advance.
Great thread !! Going to do some of these this summer. Thank's.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:31 AM   #187
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A chandelier! That's max class.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:45 AM   #188
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Slide the trailer hitch stinger in to this holder. It is used to store the hitch while truck is disconnected. Keeps it out of the dirt and away from bonking my knees. Also convenient to re-attach. And another thing....

Here finally is an excellent hitch ball cover. After years of using those stupid glove things, and getting grease all over, this works great! And avoids the bonk of the knees on the ball..

About $15 from Campingworld.
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Old 03-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #189
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KISS....shin avoidance system..
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Frantic,

HA! And try driving down the street with that outfit. Prevents tail gaters.
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Old 03-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #191
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HA! And try driving down the street with that outfit. Prevents tail gaters.
I do and it does...yes it IS a haha cover.
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50 amp service

Intsalled a 50 AMP cord(4 wire) and a small 240 VOLT breaker box.
Plenty of electrical power! Less the $100 in parts.
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:33 PM   #193
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bath curtain

Not my unit - it's listed on classifieds here. Replacing bathroom door with a curtain - a great idea.

I've got the horrible bedspread leftovers from the midnight sun interior under my bed. It's going to be turned into a curtain tonight!

The bath gets very cold in the fall and winter when the door is shut, and the door blocks the hall if it's left open. Plus with a curtain a tall person can let his/her knees move toward the hall if needed.

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Old 04-04-2010, 10:23 AM   #194
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Armrests

IKEA to the rescue, again!

Last year, we bought one Beddinge armrest ($20 for the foam) and found an ivory cover in the As-Is room ($5). It was such a great addition that we bought another armrest over the winter and 2 new covers in charcoal (about $20 per cover). With two, we have even more versatility.

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SuEllyn designed and built a shelving/counter unit for Lucy that has worked out great for us. It provides shelves for our microwave oven and printer/scanner/copier. It also provides extendable counter top space for packing/shipping duties.

The whole unit cost about $60 in materials. Now that we have decided that it works for us, we plan to cover it with laminate and cabinet edging.

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Hi, I just changed my bathroom faucet to a taller, single handle, and nickel finish model. The faucet was on sale, but I had to buy a crimping tool for this job and still made it under $100.00 for this mod. The PEX [plastic tubing] had to be shortened a little more than one inch. I re-used the fittings, but had to crimp them on with new copper rings.
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