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Old 05-15-2010, 08:23 AM   #197
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I just changed my bathroom faucet to a taller, single handle, and nickel finish model.
I installed a single-lever some time ago because my sink is right over the water heater and it was very hard to regulate the hot water so as to either not get burned or else waste a lot of water.

I didn't need any other plumbing modifications. The only problem was that the plunger for the sink drain is so close to the back wall that it is very hard to operate, especially to close the drain. We simply push the drain closed directly and then the plunger works well enough to open the drain.
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Old 05-16-2010, 09:32 AM   #198
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:54 PM   #199
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Shower mod

I love my re-worked shower, but I found I was using way to much water with the new water heater. Between the half inch lines, and the luxurious shower head a lot of water flows. In established campgrounds this is all well and good- fantastic in fact, but not so much for boondocking. So what I did was get a solar shower type hose and mini shower head and put an adapter on it that fits where the shower hose goes into the fixture. The result is a shower sufficient to get clean while not draining the fresh water tank. Switching between the boondock rig and original shower scheme is trivial. Maybe not a mod for everyone, but for the boondocker it is a great conservation move.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:56 AM   #200
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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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That's a nice faucet, looks like it also gives you a bit more room to get your hands under it. What's that black pipe in the last picture?
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #201
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:43 AM   #202
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Favorite mod? Under $100? Geez... Tough decision on that one...

It wasn't a mod unto itself, but one of my fav's so far was a recent one. When we re-did the kitched, I replaced the single cabinet door under the sink with dual doors. I made the doors myself (cope and stick with flat panels), so the cost was well under $100 - unless you consider how much I spent building the new router table!
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:12 PM   #203
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Wine bottle storage

Last week I made a cool mod for wine storage under the bed of our 27'FB. I found some crates at The Container Store called Storvino ($19.99/ea, they stack, and hold 6 bottles each). Two of them side-by-side fit perfectly in the under-the-bed hatch. Photos and links here.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:03 PM   #204
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Towel rack/bars.

Hi, some time back I had a great idea for a way to hang wet shower towels so they can dry. The factory installed towel bar is only large enough for one towel. I would hang the second towel over the shower curtain bar, but it couldn't be there while the shower was in use. [can't close the curtain] Hey I know; I'll buy a few suction cup towel bars and stick then inside of the shower. I hang the wet towels in the shower stall until dry. well the suction cup towel bars worked pretty good, but there isn't any air flow in the shower, so the towels didn't dry very well. I bought a triple bar towel rack from Ikea. I had to make a mounting board because the rack was a bit too wide. Now I can fan out the towel rack arms so the towels can dry. I don't remember how much this cost, but I'm pretty sure the whole job was around $25.00 or less.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:59 AM   #205
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I like that one! We too have had difficulty drying the towels (unless it's nice outside) and washrags. Is there enough friction in in the mount to prevent the rods from swaying while driving down the road, or have you found a good way to secure them so they don't damage the interior of your trailer?
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I like that one! We too have had difficulty drying the towels (unless it's nice outside) and washrags.
Much as plush towels are nice, the best towels for traveling are cheap, thin ones that dry much faster. You will spend a lot less time (and quarters) in laundromats with thin towels.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #207
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I like that one! We too have had difficulty drying the towels (unless it's nice outside) and washrags. Is there enough friction in in the mount to prevent the rods from swaying while driving down the road, or have you found a good way to secure them so they don't damage the interior of your trailer?
Hi, I haven't got that far yet; I think they will stay against the front wall by themselves. There isn't very much friction, but they don't swing like on bearings either. I thought of maybe putting soft tips on the ends.
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It's a great mod... I'll be using it. Thanks for sharing!
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Wny not just put a towel on them?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:20 PM   #210
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