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Old 03-21-2018, 08:17 PM   #81
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Thought I would start a new thread to share helpful add ons, tips, can't live withouts that all you creative people have come up with!
After reading Lmnhead's post, I was inspired to try to screen in the trap door for our Basecamp. I discovered that Home Depot sells screen kits and screen. I created a custom, removable screen for the trap door. I've posted some pictures here.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-21-2018, 08:52 PM   #82
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updates to our entrance area
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Old 03-21-2018, 10:12 PM   #83
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After reading Lmnhead's post, I was inspired to try to screen in the trap door for our Basecamp. I discovered that Home Depot sells screen kits and screen. I created a custom, removable screen for the trap door. I've posted some pictures here.Attachment 306840Attachment 306841Attachment 306842

How did you make the screen frame?
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Old 03-22-2018, 05:37 AM   #84
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The screen frame came in a kit from home depot and I cut it on my power miter saw worked like a champ
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Old 03-23-2018, 04:52 AM   #85
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After reading Lmnhead's post, I was inspired to try to screen in the trap door for our Basecamp. I discovered that Home Depot sells screen kits and screen. I created a custom, removable screen for the trap door. I've posted some pictures here.Attachment 306840Attachment 306841Attachment 306842
That looks fantastic!
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:55 AM   #86
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Excellent work ChrisandSue!
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:01 AM   #87
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Added runners to drawer - works just like home! Made a new drawer with thicker bottom to accept screws and dividers for my specific implements. Wanted this since day one. 22" guides juuust work. You can juuust reach to screw them down in the back, beyond the recess where the original tray sat.
I think I'm going to take a swing at this today! Do you find the drawer wants to slide out on it's own? I see that they are side mount designed but we're using it in a flat (bottom) configuration. Any issues? Weight is probably so minimal, it doesn't matter.
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:35 PM   #88
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Solution for garbage

Find a solution to fit a small garbage spot..using a soft vinyl container 😋
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Old 05-06-2018, 07:56 PM   #89
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Dinette and lounge...😜

Dinette and lounge!
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Old 05-07-2018, 04:14 AM   #90
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Gomex bags

Gomex bags fit very well on the top baskets...
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:29 AM   #91
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For windy days...

Cosy..with clear shower curtains blocking the wind without blocking the view...��
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Old 07-09-2018, 10:23 AM   #92
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Basecamp Upgrades

Hello Basecamp fans,

Roc Ingersol here reporting on some new improvements.

1. Installed offroad tires as we do remote camping in desert southwest. See attached picture.
2. Removed Dometic refrigerator and replaced with Engel 12V/120V unit - please see Refrigerator performance thread for description and pictures.

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Old 07-10-2018, 08:01 AM   #93
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Roc - what Engel model did you install?
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:02 AM   #94
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Engel Refrigerator Installed

Responding to Q re: Engel refrigerator Model:

See attached picture and go to website for other models, here is the link for the model I installed:

https://www.engelcoolers.com/mt45f-u1.html.

Also, as an fyi, I used a Black Forest Cargo Tray slider. Just Google and you will see sellers. It is made by Webasto in Fenton, Michigan.


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Old 07-18-2018, 05:04 PM   #95
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Leaks from where the roof vent.?
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:44 PM   #96
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Napier Sportz for Basecamp

Has anyone tried the Napier Sportz SUV & Minivan Tents, Sportz SUV Tent 84000
on the rear of the 2008 basecamp, from the measurement I have seen sounds like it would work .

Or is there any cargo door/SUV type tent anyone recommends?
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:51 PM   #97
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Nice!

http://www.napieroutdoors.com/shop/s...ortz-suv-tent/

Not sure the tent needs to connect with the trailer.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:34 AM   #98
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2019 Airstream Solar Window Guards

Hello Basecamp fans,

Relative to the X-Package for the 2019 Airstream Basecamp, the solar window guards may be a good option to prevent glass breakage while under tow. I am currently using plastic sheeting w/industrial UV stabilized Velcro to attach the panels to protect the windows under tow (please see earlier post to this thread. See pictures attached. Cost was about $80).

Anyways, I contacted Airstream and my dealer and here are the details for the solar window guards:

P/N 923378 Guard Assy-CS Solar BC X. Cost $422.95
P/N 923380 Guard Assy-Center Solar BC X. Cost $422.95
P/N 923379 Guard Assy-RS Solar BC X. Cost $422.95

Lead Time is about 6-8 weeks.

These will fit the 2018 model also. If using these guards you would need the new door stop to prevent door from hitting the window guard assembly. I have not asked about the cost/availability of that.

I may do this as it a permanent fix and more elegant approach (yes, a lot more money) than my Basecamp "Hack".

Anyways, just providing information.

Best Regards,

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Old 08-25-2018, 09:53 AM   #99
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Platform Bed with piston lift

We found we rarely ever sat indoors in our Basecamp and the act of taking down and putting up the bed was tiresome. And finally, accessing the storage was a burden. Decided to remove the bench seats and hinges and replace with 40# gas piston assisted platform bed we made that rests upon the short table legs. Cover it with a Tochta 7" custom cut rv mattress and now sleep like never before! With the 40# assist one person can easily lift and hold the platform up while another accesses the storage. We're considering replacing them with a pair of 60# pistons to see if that would hold the platform up.
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Old 08-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #100
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Suction cup hooks

Love these suction cup hooks I got on Amazon. We have six of them we travel with. In the kitchen I use them to hang dish towels. Back by the bed we hang headlamps, hats and sweatshirts. We even use them on the outside of the Basecamp for wet towels and clothes. The suction is super strong and Iíve never had one fall. YutaoZ 2 Pcs Stainless Steel Powerful... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IP6JVIC?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
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