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Old 09-09-2017, 12:40 PM   #1
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2018 28 FC RBQ Early Mods

Picked up Mobile Basecamp 1 (MoB1) last month after 3 yrs of research. Built in July, delivered in August. Some initial mods intended to appear original, plus our NH toilet install. Some pics are flopped despite attempting to post them in landscape format.

Magazine rack replaced with shoe rack
Thumb screws on air intake vents
Portal window on bathroom door
SS AC outlet covers
Kitchen sink side splash guard
Composting toilet

Probably more to come .
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:26 AM   #2
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Looks good. Specially like the splash guard. We have the same AS on order - getting here toward the end of the year.
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Old 09-10-2017, 09:40 AM   #3
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I like the splash guard, too. A lot. Most of your mods are self-explanatory, but would you mind a shot of the cabinet and guard from the tongue side of the trailer to help see how you attached it/shaped it? I'm assuming a it's a single piece of SS, maybe 18ga, attached with 1/2-3/4" pan head screws to the cabinet side?

Your improvements are simple, yet make a big aesthetic difference. Very nice.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:35 PM   #4
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I like the splash guard, too. A lot. Most of your mods are self-explanatory, but would you mind a shot of the cabinet and guard from the tongue side of the trailer to help see how you attached it/shaped it? I'm assuming a it's a single piece of SS, maybe 18ga, attached with 1/2-3/4" pan head screws to the cabinet side?

Your improvements are simple, yet make a big aesthetic difference. Very nice.
Just get this if you want one ready to go (yes, a little pricey but it's sturdy and ready to install as is). We think it is an excellent fit and very useful.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I loosened the 3 screws holding the right side of the countertop to the cabinet frame from inside the cabinet. Then sandwiched the lower lip of the side splash between the countertop and cabinet using Sikaflex 221 grey and 3 SS screws which are fastened pointing up under the far right side of the countertop. Easy to undo if ever needed and not thick enough to buldge the countertop or look unprofessional. I can take more pics if needed but this may be self-explanatory enough.

I did many mods to our 05 Dolphin that weren't so simple but am trying to keep things much simpler and aesthetically pleasing without so much clutter I see in a lot of pics with the Airstream. We don't intend to fill all the cabinets and little niche spaces just because they are there .

A little more info on some other mods that may not be apparent from pics alone:

The toilet vent T's into the black tank vent and is all reversible. I hid the original water line behind the curved wood finishing piece behind the toilet. Fan 12V is tapped from the bathroom side of the bedroom light switch. Factory wiring runs along the inside of the bedroom accordion closure pocket.

For the AC vent intake thumb screws, there are round T-Nuts in the ceiling for them to screw into so everything is nice and sturdy. No more screws only through the thin aluminum ceiling.

Wade
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:59 PM   #5
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Perfect. Thanks Wade.
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