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Old 10-21-2012, 12:59 PM   #351
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:02 PM   #352
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One day I will figure out how this thing works. The photo is of my new shelves to hold my morning coffee. Ikea,$9.95, through bolted so they wouldn't fall off.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:17 AM   #353
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Regarding the heated mattress pad - I took a king size and just tucked it in on a queen - works!
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #354
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No need for a pump - just a small step ladder (cost me $15) plus a brass tap with some hose ($10).
Good one. No power needed. Love this thread.
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #355
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Mod or just a repair job?

Hi, on our last trip, somehow our sliding pantry shelf got loose. It opened the cabinet door and went back and ripped off the wooden stop. The wooden stop, then got jammed in the slider track. After I got it loose and removed the stop board, I could see that it was just held in place with a bit of glue and several staples. Using scraps from my garage, I made an aluminum stop bracket and mounted it to the front of the pantry slider, as it would be next to impossible to re-install the wooden stop without removing the entire cabinet. I used a piece of angle aluminum, some 3-M two sided tape, and some foam weather stripping.

(1.) Our pantry shelf.

(2.) Board that was supposed to stop the pantry shelf from going too far in.

(3.) Chipped vertical cabinet board where wooden stop used to be.

(4.) Aluminum angle with 3-M two sided tape and slots cut out to fit around the shelf hooks.

(5.) Aluminum angle installed.

(6.) Foam weather seal installed.

(7.) Finished product. Pantry sliding shelf stop, now in front.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:58 PM   #356
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Dog blockade to bedroom.

Hi, we don't want our little dog Boo-Boo to get into our bedroom, mess up the carpet, get stepped on, or whatever else he might think of. We have three orange cones for roadside repairs or emergencies and have been using them to block Boo-Boo from getting into our bedroom. My wife asked me to make a child gate or something like one. I use a child gate, cut in half, for use in our house. Low enough to step over and yet high enough to keep him out. With my creative thinking, I was able to buy what I needed and just install it. I bought an expanding window screen and four screen brackets. I stuck the brackets to the walls with 3-M two sided tape. We just got home from another trip yesterday so it will be a while before it gets the real test. Cost was was under $10.00 for the screen and two packs of screen brackets. [I had the tape]

(1.) Boo-Boo on kitchen rug with orange cones in the backround.

(2.) Screen brackets stuck on curb side wall.

(3.) Screen brackets stuck on street side wall.

(4.) Screen expanded and in place. View from inside of bedroom.

(5.) View of screen from hall way entering our bedroom.

(6.) Screen removed and collapsed.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:31 AM   #357
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Poor Boo-Boo gettin the cold shoulder. I also called my Sasha booboo.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #358
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Poor Boo-Boo gettin the cold shoulder. I also called my Sasha booboo.
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Hi, Boo-Boo's real name is Dusty. Grandma called him Dusty-Boo. And we call him Boo-Boo. He might get a cold shoulder, [not really] But his kitchen rug and his bed, [not shown in the picture, is closer to the oil filled heater than we are.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 AM   #359
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We added an indoor/outdoor wireless thermometer. Our old 72 had one but it never worked very well. When we got to 2007 there was no thermometer so we added one. About $26.00
The other mod was the refridgerator fan. The first night in the camper the fan cut on and woke me from a dead sleep. I just mounted the fan on a heavy rubber strip to insulate it from the trailer. No more noise and cost zero dollars.
Next cheap mod; add a small baggage door for a dirty laundry space.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #360
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Hi, many Moons ago I replaced the sewer light switch. The original switch stopped working, even though I never used it. I replaced it with a heavy duty toggle switch. Since then I actually used my sewer light a few times. Then one day, I noticed the switch was in the ON position. My trailer was in the store mode so the light wasn't on and draining my batteries. I think, but not sure, that my gardener accidentally hit the toggle switch and turned it ON. Well for $4.50 I bought a toggle switch cover and installed it today. Kind-of makes my sewer light switch look like something important.
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My four + top mods:
Baby safety latches to replace broken overhead bin latches $5 /box of 20 at target.

Small screen door flap on rear bath window with new solar screen to use as a pass thru, use shower wand outside, and reach in to turn on bath faucet to flush line. $20 amazon cat screen door (snaps on, i turned sideways) could also send a small child thru to unlock door!

Re-screen windows with new "solar" screens (dark privacy screens) $20/roll x 2 big box store.
Door photo has the old screen door and new screen on the window on the right.

Tile the kitchen counter using left over granite tile using "tile mat" ( instead of mastic, home depot $25/box) and sanded caulking for the grout ($8/tube HD). Husband bet me that it would pop off on our first trip- its been a year and haven't lost one. I used approximately 3sf of tile that I cut into 18 pieces to fit my limited counter around sink and stove.

Best mod is re-skinning the whole front interior, refrigerator , and overhead bins with alumni steel (spelling?) using scraps from a local custom refrigerator shop. granted this would have been a $1000 job if I had to buy it!

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:39 AM   #362
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................ for $4.50 I bought a toggle switch cover and installed it today. Kind-of makes my sewer light switch look like something important.
Robert, nice touch on the switch - where did you buy the cover. I have been looking for some switch covers and perhaps your source would also have what I am looking for.
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Robert, nice touch on the switch - where did you buy the cover. I have been looking for some switch covers and perhaps your source would also have what I am looking for.
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Hi, Alphonse; I bought the switch cover from Amazon.
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Robert, nice touch on the switch - where did you buy the cover. I have been looking for some switch covers and perhaps your source would also have what I am looking for.
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I have seen them at either HomeDepot or Lowes
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