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Discussion in 'My Favorite Mods, Tips, Tricks (and Blunders!)' started by Jose, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. CamperLover

    CamperLover For evil to triumph, Good men do nothing

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    It's just house fittings its not hard. There are options in fold down boat faucets. Just FYI



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  2. ArizonaJoe

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    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. 20171205_155057.jpg 20171205_155049.jpg 20171113_141937.jpg 20171113_141919.jpg 20171113_141858.jpg 20171113_141550.jpg 20171113_141541.jpg 20171113_141518.jpg
     
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  3. dkellogg3

    dkellogg3 New Member

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    Hey Jack. Do you have a post with how you mount that sink?

    Thanks,
    Don

     
  4. davido

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    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.
     
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  5. crackerJack

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  6. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma


    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.
     
  7. CamperLover

    CamperLover For evil to triumph, Good men do nothing

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    So doss mine, It just stores there under the pup till use
     
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  8. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    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.

    But....
    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.
     
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  9. leftfootmoe

    leftfootmoe New Member

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    Joe,

    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.
     
  10. mrkrag

    mrkrag Active Member

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    OK, its not just me then..
     
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  11. kitphantom

    kitphantom Well-Known Member

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    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,
     
  12. Orchid

    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

    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?
     
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  13. ArizonaJoe

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    I put them single thick under the matresses pad.
     
  14. PopUpSteve

    PopUpSteve Administrator

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    You could build a PVC stand for your solar panel like I did.

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  15. CamperLover

    CamperLover For evil to triumph, Good men do nothing

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    If I understand your question. Your talking about the port a tank I think. I used a plate and cut triangles in 2 corners bending the sides and back. Rounded the two back sides and drilled 2 holes for the pivot shaft. I then bent 2 L brackets with holes to support the shaft. Then capped it with compression caps over the shaft ends like you see on cheap grills. lol
    My Nevada only has a triangle gravity fresh water tank I think 15ish gallons. No gray water tank. The gravity tank feeds the water pump when you don't have city water hookups
     
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  16. Cheesehead RV

    Cheesehead RV New Member

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    Wouldn't mind seeing a picture of your luggage rack mounted to your Aliner if you get a chance sometime.
     
  17. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    I haven't mastered the convoluted process of posting pictures to this particular site, but the hitch is just like this one, and it goes right in the factory 2" receiver on the back bumper of our camper. It won't hold the advertised weight due to the lightweight camper receiver, so we just pack lawn chairs, ground mat, and lightweight screenhouse wrapped in a tarp on it for travel.
    https://www.amazon.com/Mounted-Carr...ons&keywords=hitch+mounted+luggage+rack&psc=1
     
  18. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    It is easy to " upload a file" for your PC with the middle orange button on the bottom right side of the page when you are writing a post. The Third party BS is not necessary any more.
     
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  19. Cheesehead RV

    Cheesehead RV New Member

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    Cool. Thanks!
     
  20. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    Got it now. Thanks!
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