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Discussion in 'My Favorite Mods, Tips, Tricks (and Blunders!)' started by Jose, Nov 29, 2017.
It's just house fittings its not hard. There are options in fold down boat faucets. Just FYI
We got our pup earlier this year and I redid all of the electrical adding 1200watt of solar, 690 amp hours of batteries and doing both dc and ac plugs thru out the camper. I updated the propane to dual tanks, added a gas/electric water heater, installed am outdoor shower, replaced all lights with LED bulbs, added Fan-tastic vent fan, added a box to the back end for storage, added carbon monoxide/ propane leak detector, and fixed questionable areas of the roof. Also re-did all of the water connections and routed a propane hose to run a Big Buddy heater.
Hey Jack. Do you have a post with how you mount that sink?
Hard to say what the BEST upgrade was. There were several that have been really nice to have:
Popup Gizmos, though I don't use them on every trip.
Air conditioning, which I use in Southern Utah when the weather gets hot (for those sorts of trips I plan ahead by getting an campsite with full hookups).
Second battery, which is vital to our comfort in cooler weather if we don't have hookups.
Fridge rear-vent fan, which keeps the fridge at a reasonable temperature under most weather conditions. Without it, the fridge was only useful in cold weather. ...like the car featured in the book Cheaper By The Dozen, which the father figure billed as "a good downhill car."
Free standing awning with a couple of attachable side-panels, which I use anytime it's too sunny or too rainy. Not really a camper upgrade, but a campsite upgrade.
12v cig adapter. Why do they manufacture pups without these? Anyway, added one so that we could keep our devices charged.
It sets up in less than 5 minutes with no tools required.
Our '99 Nevada came with one of these from the factory. However, it cannot accommodate a grey water tank of that shape and size. The one that fits it is triangular shaped, although I forget how many gallons. We just use it for our sink and have a huge one that we hook to the shower. The huge, rolling one rides on the hitch when in transit.
So doss mine, It just stores there under the pup till use
I think as an addition, as compared to a mod, I'd say our RV mat is best. That thing keeps so much dirt and grit out of the Pup it's amazing.
I've been thinking of doing this to ours as well, but not for the kids, they're all grown up now, but rather for me. I hate getting into the Pup at night and it's all dark in there and I'm stumbling around trying to find the light switch. Sometimes I don't even want to go into the Pup, but instead, just stand outside the door and reach in to grab something, but it too dark to see in there. I want to move the switch of the light over the dinette, down to around the door area. I also want to have that switch close enough to the front bunk, so it can be reached by my wife so she doesn't have to get up out of bed to turn the light on or off.
Where did you mount the solar panels? I am only going to be mounting 2-3 100w panels and was thinking of maybe on top of my suburban, so I can try to place them in the best lighting condition and have my camper maybe in the shade.
OK, its not just me then..
I'm not who you're asking the question of, but we have chosen not to mount the solar panels, on either the pup or TT. For one thing, it does mean we can orient them best for each site. Sometimes the camper is in the shade and we can place the panels in full sun - in those sites, mounting to the TV would not always be practical, since it's in the same area as the camper. In a few sites,
I was just wondering because we have the same camper and our grey tank underneath storage looks very different. Did you build yours, or was it already there?
I put them single thick under the matresses pad.
You could build a PVC stand for your solar panel like I did.