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Old 04-18-2014, 09:41 PM   #491
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How about a screen door handle we can get our hands around? We love this little mod.
Hi, changing the screen door handle makes a huge difference. I was able to change mine to one that matched the rest of my cabinet handles. I couldn't get my fingers in the factory screen door handle.
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Old 04-19-2014, 05:32 AM   #492
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I made similar mod for show, I built a 40" square of piping and use a tarp cut to correct height and shower curtain hooks. My roof if needed was beach umbrella minus the pole kept on via bungee. It worked great, on one side door of my teardrop.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:52 AM   #493
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I just peeled the Thor sticker off my AS on a warm sunny day. Our 2014 trailer hadn't suffered any damage from the infamous Thor sticker, but I saw it just sitting on the trailer, which was warm enough to soften the glue and the decal...it just peeled right off, no fuss, no muss, and the trailer looks happier now.

I also made our trailer into an LRF-compliant device by applying Little Rubber Feet to the sliding cabinet doors above the galley so it has a little more friction on the slide. We're hoping that will solve the problem of those doors sliding open during travel. Lastly, we added the same LRF to the frame of the bathroom door. Now it doesn't rattle every time someone walks by, and instead closes quietly and gracefully.
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Old 05-08-2014, 12:09 AM   #494
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Here are two photos of an inexpensive mod I just made.


Splatter on the veneer beside the range top has been a mild concern. We first thought of covering the whole partition with aluminum sheeting and I troubled myself with thoughts of how to attach it, how to make it lie flat etc etc....


An ad in the local paper solved those problems! I found some aluminum tiles with a self adhesive backing that we think worked out quite well. Judge for yourself.


While you are judging, look at the last photo which was another wonderful mod - perfect for an Airstreamer - for under 5$ which we enjoyed while admiring our work!
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Old 05-08-2014, 09:06 AM   #495
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Love the aluminum tiles. Where did you find hose? Looks like a perfect solution for my bath shower wall! Thanks!
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:34 AM   #496
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Added shelving with drawers (amazon $55) to the pantry. Now there is room for veggies and fruit in the lower basket and bread on the shelf. Added a second wood shelf up above. Then I got a two pack of automatic motion sensor battery LED lights (costco $20) for the pantry in the A/S and in the house. Now you open the doors and go ahhhhhhh because you can actually see what's in there!
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:56 PM   #497
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Re tiles:

They are made by a company called "STILEST".

They come in vertical or horizontal , long or short grain and are available in aluminum or stainless steel They consist of two pieces of metal with some kind of sandwich material in between - about 1/8" thick.

I experimented with one tile and banged it with this and that to see if it would dent....short of a hammer blow or a chisel, no dents. Its not fragile.

They are easy to cut - band saw, hack saw, scroll saw - leave a clean edge and are bendable. To go around corners the manufacturer suggests using a router to cut a v notch on one side or a round groove depending upon the corner you want to wrap.

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:05 PM   #498
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Replaced the two fluorescent lights in the bathroom with 2, 12 volt bulb units. The fluorescent lights didn't always work properly when using battery power, so now I don't have that problem anymore!
Also replaced the light in the shower area with a slightly yellow colored LED bulb which we use as a "night light" when we camp with only battery power.
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This was an easy change that almost doubled the available storage space under the refrigerator. It also takes care of the annoying problem of the drawer coming off the flimsy track.
First, I removed the drawer front from the drawer box, removed all the slider track hardware, added hinges & a closure andů.wala we have a cupboard that's much bigger than the drawer. (8" wider, 6" deeper, 6" taller)
Down the road, I'll ad a back board, & some sort of dividers or organizers. Might even put a wine rack in there.
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Folding Stool

Hello Airstreamers!

I found this folding stool and I must say that it's awesome! Folds flat, not heavy and provides a place to sit (I use mine in the kitchen). Who doesn't need an extra place to sit?
Amazon.com: TG 82-0827 24-Inch Cushioned Folding Stool, Black: Home Improvement

I even bought one for my house kitchen and I use it all the time! Price? Such a deal at about $25.00! Wt. limit ~300 lbs.

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Old 08-05-2014, 12:43 PM   #501
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+1 for the stool! About 2 years ago I picked up the identical stool at an estate auction for $5.
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You've got to love those estate auctions! Bravo on a great find!
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About 3/4 hour south of where we live there is a weekly estate auction - not every auction is loaded with goodies for us, but there is variety. Ken Finnerty also sold my AS LY motor-home for me when I bought my current 32-ft Excella. Generally it's a weekly affair and it is really quite entertaining, especially when Ken gets gets ticked when there is too much chatter - he'll often say "Cut the noise, I'm here to see this S--t!"
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Bought 8 interlocking 12 x 12 inch vented tiles 1/2 inch thick. I placed them in the rear outside tray where I store the outside rug. Once in a while some water gets into the tray and even though I have drilled holes in the bottom the rug gets wet. These tiles should keep the rug above any water that might accumulate in the tray.
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