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Old 03-24-2007, 07:13 PM   #99
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Battery Disconnect For Under $100

I'm always forgetting to disconnect my battery, in addition, no matter where they are, they always seem inaccessible.

The older I get, the more I forget.

This is my solution for my CRS disease.

I mounted the Marine Grade Battery Selector Switch where I could get to it, tapped into the positive lead to the battery - all for well under a C-note.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:31 AM   #100
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Hi, hopeing to post pictures for the first time.

Eight hundred hours later and finally a picture apears.

This is a picture of the toilet base where the vinyl floor kept lifting up so I bought some carpet trim [aluminum] and made it narrower, cut the angles and screwed it in place. Problem solved!
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:45 AM   #101
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Hi, in the next two pictures, it shows where I made to fit and installed quarter round oak mouldings for my bathroom floor.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:51 AM   #102
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Hi, in these pictures you should see my digital thermostat for my furnace. The manual thermostat was cheap junk. Also my Sanyo 15" LCD TV sitting on the counter top; When traveling, the TV fits nicely in one of the overhead cabinets.

On the right, is our "Peep" from Malibu. He loves Airstreams.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:00 AM   #103
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Hi, My folding table had a habit of coming unhooked and sliding down to the floor when traveling. C&G Trailer Service replaced the catch with a better one, same as the ones used on the closet doors, and I drilled a 1/4" hole in the wooden slide track table extender and stuck a 1/4" clevis pin with a ring on it in the hole. Problem solved.

Can you see the scrape/dent on my trailer? Of coarse not. To dress up our Safari we had C&G Trailer Service add the blue stripes on both sides, back, and propane tank cover. I special ordered the American flag decal to cover my boo boo.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:25 AM   #104
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Any problems with water spraying in when it rains or when you drive?



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I'm always forgetting to disconnect my battery, in addition, no matter where they are, they always seem inaccessible.

The older I get, the more I forget.

This is my solution for my CRS disease.

I mounted the Marine Grade Battery Selector Switch where I could get to it, tapped into the positive lead to the battery - all for well under a C-note.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:32 AM   #105
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Hi, we sometimes like to leave the bathroom door in the open position so I bought and installed this plastic door holder to hold it in place. I mounted the catch pin to the top, right of the door and the latch part to the wall near the bedroom.
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:39 AM   #106
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Hi, in these last two pictures, the one on the left shows the door catch in the latched position. And the picture on the right shows the door opened and out of the way.

It took me forever to be able to post pictures of my improvements under $100.00 so I did them all at once. Note: All of these modifications cost well under $100.00 each, if not, about that much, for all of them together except for the Blue stripe kit installed by C&G Trailer Service In Bellflower, California. And I did not count the LCD TV as part of my modifications.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:30 AM   #107
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Any problems with water spraying in when it rains or when you drive?
None so far - the battery box and battery switch are marine types typically found in small watercraft in unprotected areas. I have seen these items in mounted in boats where they are subject to bow spray in addition to being out in the weather. I used #4 wire to minimize the % voltage lost in the hookup, and all of the connections are siliconed and waterproofed with rubber electrical tape.

The battery leads going into the AS are well sealed and insulated from abrasion. I did drill several drain holes into the bottom of the battery box mounted on the tongue to provide an outlet for any water than may get in through the vents. The drain holes are positioned such that the water will drain on the ground, and not anyplace which would provide a conduit to the frame, bellypan, or shell.

The frame was drilled and tapped with a 1/4 - 20 thread, and a pair of Stainless Steel Hex Head cap bolts secure the switch to the frame.
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:36 AM   #108
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This is a picture of the toilet base where the vinyl floor kept lifting up so I bought some carpet trim [aluminum] and made it narrower, cut the angles and screwed it in place. Problem solved!
I had the same problem, but the vinyl kept separating on the edge that meets the floor. I fixed it by tacking an oak quarter-round to the floor, tight against the vertical. So far so good. (On mine, the vinyl is a curved one-piece coming over the top edge.)

Whoops! On Edit, I see you also had a problem at the floor level and also cured it with quarter-rounds.
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Old 02-06-2008, 11:55 PM   #109
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Screen Door Handle.

Hi, I got this idea from "Silvergate". I found a matching handle [same as rest of trailer] and put it on my screen door. It is easier to hold on to and works as a temperary place to hang my jacket until I have a chance to put it in the coat closet. Thanks Silvergate.
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Holmes ceramic heater. Plug it in and it heats the entire trailer, very quiet. 1500 watts with built in t stat. 35.00
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After years of using ceramic heaters, this year I bought a Honeywell 1500-watt oil radiator with a digital thermostat. It was $55 at Wally World, but what a difference! It heats much better than the ceramic ones that I swore by for years, and it is totally quiet. The digital thermostat works perfectly, too. Next best is a set of Sony speakers, also from Wal*Mart for $39 a pair, photos at http://www.airforums.com/forums/f450...ent-38596.html. Vast improvement for the money and time involved.
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Old 07-19-2008, 12:04 AM   #112
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Storage above refrigerator

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]
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