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Old 06-14-2016, 09:15 PM   #71
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The #1 BEST Improvement

I've got several. My favorites are:
1. Cut a hole in the side of the curb side dinette to allow access without having to remove the seat cushion. I built matching Hickory doors to cover the hole and then added a large drawer on full length glides so I have access to everything in that space.

2. Removed the drop down door fronts under the street side seating and installed drawers with full length drawer glides, then finished the drawer fronts with matching Hickory.

3. Reworked the inside of the clothes closet. Added a shelf above the closet rod and another shelf about a foot above the floor. Almost doubled the available storage.

4. Added shelving in the "wardrobes" on each side of the bed for bins to hold socks & shorts etc.

5. Converted to 16" Sindel rims and Michelin tires.

6. Built a new dinning table that is about 6 inches narrower so it was comfortable to sit and enjoy a meal. No kids, so the bed option wasn't important.

It's a work in progress.

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Old 06-14-2016, 10:36 PM   #72
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Since everything is better with sleep, I'm going with the mattress as the winner at this point.
As a very wise man once told me, the two most important things in the world are comfortable shoes and a comfortable bed. If you're not in one, you're in the other."
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:15 PM   #73
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Nothing worse than a lumpy bed or a hole in a sock.


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Old 06-15-2016, 12:11 AM   #74
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I apologize for the long list, but I have enjoyed reading all other modifications. I gives me something to dream about and plan around. Beside, my '06 Classic is here to stay. I can't afford to sell it.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:03 PM   #75
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What rear camera did you use and did you need to hardwire?
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Old 06-20-2016, 11:07 PM   #76
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We use the Voyager wireless camera that was installed by our dealer. Works great!
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:36 AM   #77
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:13 AM   #78
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Lots of the changes we make are for convenience or personal preference.... as full timers I'd have to say there was one change that made the biggest impact (and continues to..) on a daily basis.


A simple fridge fan....
Our original Dometic didn't have one. ( Do any come with an interior fan ?)
The difference it made was amazing and while it's still no residential refrigerator, it was money well spent.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:45 PM   #79
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Great thread! Fun to see what others have done to tune things up a bit.
We've (he's) made similar changes to our 2007 25'fb Safari to those already mentioned, including:

~Changing out to 16" wheels with Michelin tires.
~Adding latex foam mattress toppers for the beds.(Including custom mattress pads and sheets.)
~Replacing flooring. (we had "the leak", and sub floor was replaced, leaks caulked, etc.under warranty) We then put down an inter-locking floating floor from Home Depot-- which we would have done anyway, since the original flimsy floor covering was….flimsy..
~New table made out of quarter-sawn oak to replace the white formica original.
~Changing out to new "marine grade" upholstery on all cushions to replace the very thin original in the sofa/dinette area.
~Changing out all the lower cabinet fronts under sofa/dinette from fabric-covered to the same oak used on the table. Changed all pulls to brushed nickel.
~Adding rear and street-side awnings.
~Replacing the plastic toilet with porcelain.
~Changing all task lights to LED and added a dimmer switch.
_Changing entry steps to the curved ones & adding step covers,

-But the #1 favorite change? LIke many others have said, it's the solar panels.
Having 300 watts available from that source has completely changed our camping experience. We mostly dry camp in state parks, etc. and those panels from A&M in Oregon combined with the AGM batteries and the triple-charge converter have made us generator-free happy campers. Even on a recent trip to Colorado rife with thunderstorms and overcast days, we had a full supply of decadent watts.

That said, after ten years of frequent use we think getting this Airstream is one of the best moves we've ever made in our already very full lives.

And we thank this forum for the wealth of info from so many incredibly awesome and generous folks!

Happy trails to all~
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Old 12-11-2016, 05:50 PM   #80
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Not number one but organizers certainly rank high with the wife.
Do this come already with that shape or you cut them? Where can they be found?
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Old 12-11-2016, 06:52 PM   #81
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Aside from Solar..

Best interior mod was adding a Bose Solo 5 sound bar to my bedroom TV. The factory stereo system on 25FB is on the side, and doesn't reproduce sound very well for audio, and it would go from very quite to overly loud. This sound bar changed everything... and we use the remote to control the DVD and TVs. Bass is very rich and deep, and no over-loud parts of action movies.

Sound quality is excellent, and the size is perfect. Not cheap, but not many options. the bracket I made gets sandwhiched between the TV and the factory swing arm, using its 4 bolts, and drops below the TV to provide a mounting point for the bar. swings out of the way with the TV.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:02 PM   #82
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Lots of the changes we make are for convenience or personal preference.... as full timers I'd have to say there was one change that made the biggest impact (and continues to..) on a daily basis.


A simple fridge fan....
Our original Dometic didn't have one. ( Do any come with an interior fan ?)
The difference it made was amazing and while it's still no residential refrigerator, it was money well spent.
I like this one. Our freezer doesn't even have a light, I was thinking on some kind of motion detection battery operated light. Has anyone done something similar ??
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:14 AM   #83
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Our fridge is right under a ceiling light. It does require reaching up to flip the switch, but it is no additional cost and no other batteries to replace.


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Old 12-22-2016, 07:57 AM   #84
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My "best" upgrade is the Progessive Dynamics 4655 and the Trojan batteries. They have been flawless since I installed them.

On the wish list is a new mattress, recliner replacement for the dinette, LT tires, and new tow rig. Tires are likely to happen this spring.

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