Dog and Trailer

Technical Resources => Camper Modifications => Topic started by: clarkely on January 14, 2011, 02:59:04 pm

Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 14, 2011, 02:59:04 pm
Compilation of Trailer Mods and accessories
1. ProPride Hitch (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect019.jpg)
2.Outbackers.com Stickers (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect018.jpg)
3. Outbackers.com license plate frame (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect021.jpg)
4. Pantry Top pull out (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect030.jpg) New Doors (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods008.jpg)
5. Bottom panel removed, new door and bottom pull out (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect031.jpg)
6. Coat hooks and matching board in hall (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect026.jpg) and in bathroom
7. Matching shelf above medicine cabinet (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect027.jpg)
8. Deep Pull out drawers under the Dinette, new drawer added to the other bench. Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods006.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect025.jpg)
9. Shelves in vanity cabinet (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/RileyandMommylocksforlove021.jpg)
10. Vertical Dividers in cabinet above sink (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/RileyandMommylocksforlove020.jpg)
11. Shelf added in Deep cabinets next to the bed up front (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/DSC_0308.jpg)
12. Tornado Tank Flush and a added city water connection for it; Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods003.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods004.jpg), Pic 3 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods005.jpg)
13. Vent Covers (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/aero-flow-vent-cover2.jpg)
14. Shoe Rack to hank on suction cup clips out side for all the Little Stuff (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/organizeeverything1_2052_1219233737.jpg)
15. Rear Hitch Receiver; Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/Bikehitch005.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods008.jpg)
16. Bal Scissor Jacks (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods014.jpg)
17. Range topper (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods015.jpg)
18. Paper towel Holder (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods015.jpg)
19. Bumper Latching Hatch Cover (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods007.jpg)
20. Surge Protector Keeping appliances safe (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods009.jpg)
21. Roomba making cleaning easy (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods010.jpg)
22. Power Tongue Jack (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods011.jpg)
23. Slide Toppers on both Slide outs (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods012.jpg)
24. Swing Handle added at 2nd door (bathroom door) (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods013.jpg)
25. Awning Dimmer Switch with 1/4" table pad and 90' plug elbow, also makes it easy to reach out and turn off lights; Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods005.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods006.jpg)
26. Added a Gas quick connect up front for the Big Grill; Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods002.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/mods004.jpg)
27. Camp Chef 3 Burner Grill (http://www.campchef.com/store/item/152/TB90LWCG_expedition_3x_triple_burner_stove.html), With Big Griddle (http://www.campchef.com/store/item/124/SG100_professional_37_x_16_fry_griddle.html) and Barbecue Box (http://www.campchef.com/store/item/16/BB90L_professional_barbecue_grill_box_for_3_burner_stove.html)
28. Fishing rod rack (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/Fishingrodrack.jpg)
29. Magnetic floor vent covers
30. Skylight/Vent Cushion to block out the sun and Cold.
31. Lynx Levelers
32. Fold out shower curtain holder Pic with it folded in (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/DSC_0089.jpg), pic with it folded out (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/DSC_0090.jpg)
33. Flag Pole and Holder, this is now used to hold our family sign :)pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/DSC_0087.jpg), pic2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/DSC_0081.jpg)
34. Sewer pipe cap with hose hook up for trickle draining Grey water when boon docking
35. Push on connectors for cable wires when Rv'ing :)
36. To be done, outside TV cable connection in the Camp kitchen area
37. A lockable Bathroom door (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/DSC_0088.jpg)
38. Outdoor Entertainment Hookups (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG00002-20100520-0103-1.jpg)
39. Home made Bumper Clothes Drying Rack
40. Bumper Storage Containers (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG00010-20110202-1108.jpg)
41. 30 Amp, cable, water hookups - Sewer on hit list (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/exterior30amp_cablehookup.jpg)
42. Bed spring Lift (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HMDAwNjQtMjAxMDA4MTYtMjIwOC5qcGc.jpg)
43. Dexter Ez Flex and 5 Leaf springs (from 4 leaf) (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110501-00205.jpg)
44. 12 gal. Water Heater (Had to cut a larger hole in the side :) ) (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110502-00210.jpg)
45. Aluminum 5 spoke Wheels and E rated Tires (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110422-00170-1.jpg)
46. Screen Door handle/bar (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNTE3LTAwMjQ4LmpwZw.jpg)
47.  Campground Bike rack (knocks down to flat) (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNzExLTAwMzY2LmpwZw.jpg)
48.  Lippert under belly spare tire wench - spare relocated under the camper (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDExMDgxMi0wMDQ2Ni5qcGc.jpg)
49.  added the Camco Cyclone vent to the Black Tank vent (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDExMDkxNy0wMDAzNC5qcGc.jpg)
50. Rear LED Floods on the Camper (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMxMS0wMDUzMi5qcGc.jpg)     Image 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMxMS0wMDUzMS5qcGc.jpg) Switch at back of camper (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQxNy0wMDY0NS5qcGc.jpg)
51. Bal Stabilizer Bars (http://norcoind.com/bal/products/consumer/stabilizing_products/lockarm.shtml)
52. Pictures hung with Velcro (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20120505-00696.jpg)
53. Digital Thermostat with toggle switch
54. dual 6V Battery install (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDQ2LmpwZw.jpg)
55. Battery shut off switch (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/?action=view&current=utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDQ3LmpwZw.jpg)
56. Progressive dynamics 9260 intelli power converter (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDQ5LmpwZw.jpg) Picture 2 installed (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDUwLmpwZw.jpg)
57. New coat board and hooks for keys at the front door (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/?action=view&current=IMG-20120726-00075.jpg)
58. New Board and coat hooks in the kids Bunk Room (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/?action=view&current=IMG-20120726-00076.jpg)
59. Metal T-Valves For tires Hawkhead T-Valves (http://www.tpms.ca/ACCES.html)
60. Added a third set of stabilizer jacks in front of the axles Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/20130310_180413.jpg) Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/20130310_173842.jpg) Pic 3 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/20130310_173848.jpg)
61. Added new tv and wifi bluray player in kids room ....added framing and put it on an adjustable pull out arm
62. Englander custom queen mattress.

Compilation of Truck Mods and accessories - on 2008 2500 Suburban - Now back up TV (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/)
1. Hitch receiver re-enforcing, since it is integrated and cannot be replaced with anything better; Pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/Hitch1.jpg), Pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/Hitch2.jpg), Pic 3 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/Hitch3.jpg), Pic 4 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/Hitch4.jpg)
2. S&b Cold Air Intake (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/EaglesPeak2009036.jpg)
3. Air Lift Wireless air * on board compressor and Firestone Heavy Duty Air Bags (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect022.jpg)
4. PressurePro Tire pressure monitor (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect023.jpg) in the truck but monitoring the Trailer tires, Truck tires are monitored by the truck
5. Gm Bug Shield (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/Truck_ProPride018.jpg)
6. XD Spy Wheels (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/DSC_0773.jpg)
7. Tinted the front driver, passenger windows (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Truck_ProPride/Truck_ProPride020.jpg)
8. black Bow tie (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/suburban_Bow_tie.jpg)

2011 2500 Duramax Silverado (http://s291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/)
1. Dual DVD Head Rests (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0781.jpg)
2. RDS 40 gal. Gravity Fed Auxillary tank with Tool box on top - all under cover pic 1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0777.jpg), pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0778.jpg), pic 3 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0775.jpg)
3. Moved USB and Accessory plugs to the glove compartment (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0785.jpg)and routed wires through dash for GPS and Tire Pressure monitor
4. GM Bug Deflector (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0779.jpg)
5. Nfab Steps/nerfbars (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/IMG00098-20101209-0836.jpg)
6. Truxedo Deuce Bed cover - pic1 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0775.jpg), pic 2 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0776.jpg)
7. Yakima Roof Tracks (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0783.jpg) and Bed rail Tracks (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/DSC_0780.jpg)
8. Air Bags (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG00034-20110216-1539.jpg) pulled compressor and airlift wireless air off the burb and moved here - manual fills on burb now
9. AFE Exhaust
10. HS Mini to watch parameters
11. Heated Seats (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/Heatedseatsinstalled.jpg)
12. Adapter put it to plug and play my Prodigy P3 in the event i ever had a Integrated brake failure - or use in burb
13.  Black bow tie on the Silverado (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTAyLTAwMzI1LmpwZw.jpg)
14.  T Rex Black Billet Grille (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTE3LTAwMzg5LmpwZw.jpg)
15. Ready Lift Leveling Kit (http://www.readylift.com/)
-- Truck/camper lighting and switches15. Rampage Products Tailgate LED light Bar 6 function 960136 (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjI5LTAwNDg5LmpwZw.jpg) - I like it and it had the most functions at the most reasonable price at 49.97 (http://www.xtremediesel.com/rampageledtailgatelightbar.aspx)
16. Dual Viar 480 Compressors (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY3Mi5qcGc.jpg), 8.5 gal. onboard air tank tucked in front of rear wheel between frame and truck body (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2OS5qcGc.jpg)
17. Air quick connect for plugging in and filling anything (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2Ni5qcGc.jpg)
18. Leslie RS3K Train Horns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J32lnsZkbCY&feature=youtu.be)
19. Bilstein 5100's all the way around
20. Debadged
21. Good year Duratrac LT275/65R20
22. Banks CAI
23. Anzo Headlights AZ111107  (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/20121220_085854-1_zps5e022b98.jpg)
24. Anzo Rear lights AZ311081  (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/image-2012-12-15-17-49-26.jpg)
25. Line X (first thing i did - just realized i never added it here)
26. Custom Painted A pillar for Gauge mount (just realized i never added it here)
27. Garmin 465T truck navigation (just realized i never added it here)
28. Air Dog II Lift Pump 165gph
29. AFE Allison Deep Pan
30. AFE Rear Diff Cover
31. LED Reverse, Cargo, License Plates, third brake light, interior domes and visors - Retrosolutions.com
32. HID 35w 6000k Into the projector and in fog lights - high staying halogen for now - Retrosolutions.com
33. Bilstein steering Stabilizer
34. XDP Sump Kit
35. EGR Blocker Plates
36. turbo resonator delete
37. stock fuel filter delete
38. Diode Dynamics XML2 (http://www.diodedynamics.com/store/led-bulbs/listed-by-size/h11/h11-xml2-pair) Bright fog lights - awesome bright
39. Rancho 4" Lift (they say its more like a 5") and adjustable rancho9k shocks all the way around (loved the bilsteins - but figured i would upgrade with the lift)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 14, 2011, 03:03:11 pm
How do i do this..what am i doing wrong?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Ace on January 14, 2011, 04:05:53 pm
How do i do this..what am i doing wrong?

I took the liberty of fixing your post and it wasn't easy.  Only drawback to this forum (and many others) is that it doesn't support straight HTML, you have to use BBC code.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Ace on January 14, 2011, 04:30:23 pm
Oh and by the way...that is quite and impressive list of mods.  I look forward to seeing your TT in person so I can pick and choose which ones I want to do as well!  ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 14, 2011, 04:50:20 pm
Thanks :) I plan on starting the season late march.........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on January 21, 2011, 01:28:58 pm
I've done a few. The three best for safety are hard wire surge protector, a tire pressure monitoring system and a wet bolt kit. The wet bolt kit is heavy duty spring shackles and bolts with brass bushings. Best part they can be greased, yes i said greased. I had one year of travel and the original bushings and bolts and they were already shot. (Plastic bushings). A pull down picture window shade. This shade is mounted on the outside and pulls down to block the sun from coming through the window. when it's down we can see out and no one can see in.  I put a slide topper over the bedroom slide, pull out basket shelves, bigger fire extinguisher in bedroom, many hooks and fastened bins in the basement and front storage area, TurboMaxx fan and vent covers. I almost forgot, we camp in the southern states a lot when it's hot. So I bought a roll of insulation stuff. Same stuff as the silver windshield shade for your vehicle. I cut it to fit all windows and fasten it with pieces of velcro. This is for the dogs, keeps it very cool and the AC keeps up easily.  As for the truck, SuperSprings and dark tint windows and tinted windshield sun shade. The only other thing I'm looking for is a  30 to 40 gallon in bed fuel tank.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 21, 2011, 03:32:23 pm
Me and jim have had success with this brand http://www.rdsaluminum.com/auto-transfer.html (http://www.rdsaluminum.com/auto-transfer.html)

I have this one amazon rds tank combo (http://amazon rds tank combo) and love it!! Called RDS for info - good folks - basically said to buy from Northern tool as they can ship it cheaper (with their contracts) I then looked and found by buying through amazon shipping is even cheaper, and they r just getting from northern shipping from RDS - go figure :)

Jim has this one http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=71804&Nty=1&D=71804&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial (http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=71804&Nty=1&D=71804&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Dx=mode+matchallpartial)

easy install http://www.amazon.com/RDS-Diesel-Install-Auxiliary-Fuel/dp/B000K2CYWK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295641924&sr=8-2 (http://www.amazon.com/RDS-Diesel-Install-Auxiliary-Fuel/dp/B000K2CYWK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295641924&sr=8-2)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 21, 2011, 04:34:12 pm

2.Outbackers.com Stickers (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect018.jpg)
3. Outbackers.com license plate frame (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect021.jpg)



Guess we need some D&T.com stickers and license frames!

matt
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on January 21, 2011, 09:27:11 pm

2.Outbackers.com Stickers (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect018.jpg)
3. Outbackers.com license plate frame (http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect021.jpg)



Guess we need some D&T.com stickers and license frames!

matt

Stickers are always good. And as soon as I told my wife the name of the site, she immediately had an idea for a t-shirt when you are ready.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 23, 2011, 10:24:02 am
will need an official D&T Rally somewhere, then we can do Shirts :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 23, 2011, 10:57:26 am
I think a rally is in the works... Ace and I have to get together and coordinate some of our summer plans!

Keep you guys posted!

Matt
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on January 23, 2011, 01:18:40 pm
will need an official D&T Rally somewhere, then we can do Shirts :)

I knew "the T-shirt guy" would chime in, I can attest to his good work.

I think a rally is in the works... Ace and I have to get together and coordinate some of our summer plans!

Keep you guys posted!

Matt


Will be patiently waiting   ::)  Well I will try my best anyway
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 23, 2011, 04:13:30 pm
Why r u making us wait for the design ......get kristen to put it on here :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on January 23, 2011, 07:21:15 pm
Why r u making us wait for the design ......get kristen to put it on here :)

Will do. Of course I will have to wait until tomorrw. If she does anythig tonight it will have a Packers theme. Go PACK!! Superbowl bound.

Just to get ya going, she mentioned something like a group of different breeds of dogs pulling a camping trailer, like an Iditarod sled team. Mix in beer and fire and thin k we have a good start.  ;D

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 23, 2011, 10:00:54 pm
That sounds like a pretty cool start. We have been working on a couple other prototypes but nothing has been set as of yet.

Even if we have multiple images, we can use one for stickers and one for a shirt...

Thanks to your wife for helping us out too!!

Matt
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on January 24, 2011, 12:15:06 am
The more ideas the better.

She was excited to offer it up. If there are two things she likes more than me is Doggies and trailers (camping). Well actually there are probably alot of things she likes better than me sometimes, but dogs and trailers are definately on the list.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 02, 2011, 12:04:14 pm
Picture added of my bumper storage boxes

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG00010-20110202-1108.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: ZoccNY on March 26, 2011, 02:57:54 pm
Clarkely, you either have:  A - too much time on your hands... 2 - a "Tim the Toolman Taylor" complex where EVERYTHING needs to be modified... or D - missed your calling as an RV designer. :goodjob:

Man, that's an impressive list!   :thumbsup:

I feel so inadequate...  aside from the Maxxair vent covers, a NY Yankees spare tire cover, and some stickers, my biggest modification is the PitBull trailer restraint system in the cargo area for the motorcycle.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii4/pjzocc/Outback%20RV%20pics/IMG_20101018_170522.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii4/pjzocc/Outback%20RV%20pics/IMG_20101018_170458.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii4/pjzocc/Outback%20RV%20pics/IMG_20101018_170332.jpg)
I can fit two sportbikes in there facing opposite directions.  You can see the 2nd mounting plate in the floor by the top of the ramp.  The PitBull setup makes loading/unloading a ton easier and a one-man job!

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: go6car on March 26, 2011, 04:25:02 pm

I feel inadequate with the mod list as well, LOL!!

In addition to the regular add-ons (electric tongue jack, slide out cover, flagpole for front and rear, drying rack on bumper, etc), we have a Dale Earnhardt #3 license plate frame (wow how unique, LOL), a Dale Jr. Spare tire cover (it's not for me, I'm the Mark Martin fan, although the other half now has a penchant for Kevin Harvick), and beauty rims for the tires. Which, oddly enough, have not fallen off or come loose in the 4 years we have had the Sydney. Of course now that I've said that....   ;)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: JewellFamily on March 27, 2011, 12:26:40 am
I have purchased the firestone ride rite airbags for my pickup and will try to get them installed in the next month or so.  The only mod I have done to my new 312h (non 10th ann. edition) is replace the 19" front TV with a 24" unit.  Fits nicely.  There is a good post on the OB website and have attached a link but dont know how to hijack the post and put it over here.  Maybe Clarkley or someone will know how, but give the link a try.  Has a few pictures, an IR repeater info, and some wiring issues discussed.

http://www.outbackers.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31968&view=findpost&p=401035&hl=&fromsearch=1 (http://www.outbackers.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=31968&view=findpost&p=401035&hl=&fromsearch=1)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on March 27, 2011, 03:02:11 am
Joonbee, you asked for it....................

Sorry for the repost for those of you who saw this on the other site.


Full Gallery Of All 21RS Mod Images  http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/579965399RKvyHV (http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/579965399RKvyHV)

Bunk Ladder  I needed a ladder stout enough for my oldest son. He is 5’-4” now but is still not quite tall enough to climb up in the bunk. The material is poplar and it locks to the upper bunk rail with two half turn latches so it won’t come off when in use.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/8/33/62/2680833620055249345aLznrL_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2680833620055249345aLznrL) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/6/51/35/2362651350055249345APqcSk_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2362651350055249345APqcSk) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/4/85/92/2215485920055249345sOpzmj_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2215485920055249345sOpzmj) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/6/99/38/2985699380055249345neQmiy_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2985699380055249345neQmiy)


Magazine Racks  We love the 21RS but the one thing it needs more of is storage space. Added five magazine racks which are good for more than just magazines.

(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/4/42/1/2320442010055249345AIjeEX_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2320442010055249345AIjeEX) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/9/52/70/2608952700055249345eUTpBa_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2608952700055249345eUTpBa)


Dynex LCD TV  After the stock Legend TV/DVD player died, I purchased a Dynex (Best Buy house brand) to replace it. Can’t complain about it so far. Bigger picture and a low price.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/0/33/65/2106033650055249345GiPXbT_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2106033650055249345GiPXbT)


Rear Slide Support  I posted this one last week but thought I would throw it in the mix. It’s made of 1” x 3” clear vertical grain fir. I just swing the upper pad into position and turn the lock at the bottom a quarter turn. It’s very solid when installed.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/7/8/87/2822708870055249345YtPRsH_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2822708870055249345YtPRsH) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/4/75/70/2292475700055249345DCbGLb_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2292475700055249345DCbGLb) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/9/2/67/2291902670055249345qkDgCq_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2291902670055249345qkDgCq)


Tongue Floor  This was one of my first mods and has been one of the best. I had problems with the front tank cover trying to blow off when on the highway. Many times when we would stop we would find one or two of the rubber latches had either come loose or had broken. I finally figured that the air moving under the trailer was trying to lift the cover off. My solution was to buy a 4’ x 4’ piece of fluted plastic sheet that is used for greenhouses. It’s fairly stiff and UV resistant. I mounted in on the inside of the tongue and tied it down with UV resistant zip ties.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/6/10/31/2522610310055249345iIdZCz_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2522610310055249345iIdZCz) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/3/66/87/2864366870055249345jtrIQk_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2864366870055249345jtrIQk)


Outdoor Kitchen Trivet  The outside kitchen is nice but really, who ever uses the outside sink? My wife wanted a place to sit down hot pots on. My solution was a 12” x 12” tile with wood blocks glued to the back that fit snuggly into the outside sink. If we need to put something hot on the picnic table it is an instant trivet.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/8/71/77/2602871770055249345IlXpoB_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2602871770055249345IlXpoB) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/6/62/14/2084662140055249345lQmAHb_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2084662140055249345lQmAHb) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/6/44/11/2015644110055249345ahbQAL_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2015644110055249345ahbQAL) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/9/33/87/2329933870055249345mgnqCF_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2329933870055249345mgnqCF)


Water Heater Exhaust Deflector  When the water heater is on, all the exhaust rises straight into the window above our sofa. Since I like to keep the windows cracked I had to change the path the exhaust takes. This is made from a couple bent up galvanized shingles and pop rivets. It may not be pretty but it does exactly what I need it to do.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/8/90/32/2862890320055249345RfDuQV_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2862890320055249345RfDuQV) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/6/49/68/2539649680055249345TrbJcW_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2539649680055249345TrbJcW)


Hose Hanger  I absolutely hate it when the fresh water hose get dirty. Found an “adjustable” rubber strap that makes a great hanger for it at Home Depot. The strap has holes every few inches for relocating the hooks where you want them. I just make one loop around the post to mount the hanger and another loop to hang the hose.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/1/9/45/2101109450055249345IDGURr_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2101109450055249345IDGURr)


Wood Quicky Chocks  I wanted a pair of chock that were sturdy but could be thrown down in an instant. I don’t like the little plastic ones you find at most rv stores so I built my own. They fit between the tires with about ½” to spare. The best part is that they can’t flip up out of the way if a tire rolls onto them.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/7/48/24/2359748240055249345vJzVHF_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2359748240055249345vJzVHF)


Stabilizer Pads  2” x 12” x 12” blocks with rope handles so they are easy to grab. Even easier for my eldest son.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/9/40/48/2207940480055249345DvtODD_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2207940480055249345DvtODD)


Storage Compartment Drawers And Levelers Shelf  The 21RS is short on storage inside and out so I have to make the most of what there is. I lined the floor in inner wall with OSB. Then I found a pair of plastic storage drawers that I could fit inside (just barely fit through the door) and strapped them to the OSB so they won’t go anywhere. I added a shelf for the linx levelers. The totes fill the rest of the space.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/0/15/83/2615015830055249345Oslqva_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2615015830055249345Oslqva) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/0/30/44/2441030440055249345HsotIG_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2441030440055249345HsotIG) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/1/49/12/2169149120055249345RZzgYl_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2169149120055249345RZzgYl)


Combi-Cams  I was appalled when I found out that all storage door keys are the same. Found these on-line only to discover that the company that makes them is less than three miles from my house.  The 1-1/8" length Combi-Cams had just enough thread length to get the retaining nuts to engage.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/6/5/21/2740605210055249345ltdHcr_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2740605210055249345ltdHcr)


Boss Outdoor Speakers  The Jensen speakers that came with the trailer died the second year we owned it. The replacements are Boss MR50W 5.25-Inch 2-Way Marine Speakers from Amazon. They required a hole about ¼” larger diameter than the originals. I enlarged the holes in the exterior skin with a sanding drum on a cordless Dremel tool. They even use the same hole pattern for mounting. The sound is much better than the originals.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/0/30/37/2666030370055249345soDbXR_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2666030370055249345soDbXR)


Beavers Spare Tire Cover  Can’t go anywhere without this.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/8/21/48/2728821480055249345riyasu_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2728821480055249345riyasu)


Beavers Tacky Lights  They are 110v. If we were dry camping I wouldn’t want to use the battery power for tacky lights. Still need to have them hanging all the time because everyone can’t see the spare tire cover when we are in a back in site.


(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/2/82/21/2563282210055249345FdiWoq_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2563282210055249345FdiWoq)


Tornado Black Tank Rinser  Had bad black tank smell no matter how much I used a wand to clean it.  Installed this and I think it is the best mod so far.  Whenever we have full hookup I connect a hose and let it run for a half hour or so.  No smell problems at all since I started using it.  I try to make sure and have a site with sewer hookup for the last night camping each year to give it a good clean out before the winter.

(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/9/56/72/2445956720055249345dZzDYf_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2445956720055249345dZzDYf) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/5/34/68/2760534680055249345TBOcoX_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2760534680055249345TBOcoX) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/1/21/33/2080121330055249345EUfybr_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2080121330055249345EUfybr) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/8/44/5/2158844050055249345AqOvjy_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2158844050055249345AqOvjy) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/8/94/34/2033894340055249345uhDJAE_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2033894340055249345uhDJAE) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/87/87/0/72/88/2388072880055249345TkMuud_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2388072880055249345TkMuud)


Full Gallery of 2009 Silverado Mods  http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/579964214GQFXyY (http://outdoors.webshots.com/album/579964214GQFXyY)

Prodigy Brake Controller Location  Had to make sure it was in a place where I could see it but not smack my leg on it getting in and out of the truck.  Made a bracket that connects under the dash and extends about 3" so I can still reach it easily when needed.

(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/6/63/58/2961663580055249345ItOdIg_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2961663580055249345ItOdIg)


Truck Bed Drawer  Yes I know I could have bought a metal custom fit unit but I only use it for camping trips so I wanted to have something expendable.  It's has several coats of spar urethane since wet and soaked OSB is never a good thing.

(http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/3/83/12/2281383120055249345cygxfu_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2281383120055249345cygxfu) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/3/94/58/2348394580055249345MLKWAe_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2348394580055249345MLKWAe) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/5/93/72/2561593720055249345ruGxvN_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2561593720055249345ruGxvN) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/4/36/53/2308436530055249345NZYrOx_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2308436530055249345NZYrOx) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/3/45/13/2002345130055249345gXXpUN_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2002345130055249345gXXpUN) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/72/72/8/35/63/2984835630055249345ARcDZm_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2984835630055249345ARcDZm) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/0/40/26/2292040260055249345miKUON_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2292040260055249345miKUON) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/82/182/3/66/7/2917366070055249345KBFxcv_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2917366070055249345KBFxcv) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/3/65/64/2939365640055249345GPjCoa_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2939365640055249345GPjCoa) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/2/23/86/2343223860055249345agigpq_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2343223860055249345agigpq) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/76/176/4/2/31/2911402310055249345TMXUGH_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2911402310055249345TMXUGH) (http://thumb5.webshots.net/t/83/183/7/15/10/2533715100055249345oTcrXm_th.jpg) (http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2533715100055249345oTcrXm)


CIPA 10900 Towing Mirrors  Not shown.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Riz on March 27, 2011, 07:37:22 am
Our biggest mod was replacing the step tub for a full tub. I was thrilled with the results. I'd post pics if I knew how. I posted the entire job over on OBers.com druing the renovation.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Riz on March 27, 2011, 08:01:46 am
Our biggest mod was replacing the step tub for a full tub. I was thrilled with the results. I'd post pics if I knew how. I posted the entire job over on OBers.com druing the renovation.

I figured it out through photobucket.
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/Tami4Inclusion/Camper_034.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Riz on March 27, 2011, 08:08:38 am
I also replaced the blinds in the bedroom.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/Tami4Inclusion/Camper_007.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Calvin+Hobbes on March 27, 2011, 08:42:51 am
Fulminator.... You have given me some quick and easy mods to do (DW was drooling over your sink/tile cover- just for the fact its a level place for "stuff" when cooking). Awhile back I was seeking information on a bed slide on the internet....turns out it was your bed slide I pulled up and was mirroring. I recognized your garage and the fact all the "parts" fit into the drawer when not in use. What did you use for wheels, or does it just slide on the bed liner?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on March 27, 2011, 10:49:38 am
It just slides on the bed liner  When I originally made this mod on my 1999 Silverado, I had more room in the drawer.  The one complaint I have with the new truck is that the sockets in the bed for the support boards are a couple inches lower than in the old truck.  Stuff I used to carry in the drawer is too tall for the new drawer.   

Do you remember where else you found my pictures?  When the whole OB shutdown thing happened and I was searching for members, I found a diagram I had made on keeping the L-pins on an Equalizer hitch from making so much noise on rvnet.  I didn't have an account there so I know I didn't put the diagram there.  Someone grabbed it off OB and posted it there.  Makes me wonder how far other stuff I have done has gone.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: 4me on March 27, 2011, 11:33:22 am
I had the dealer replace the step tub with a full tub
tip out to drawer in kitchen
slide support (when in)
curtains between kit and bath
bunk ladder
cutains for rear slide
lights in pantry
rear bike rack
back up/rear view camera
bunk curtains
shower cutain
interior speaker replacement
26'' tv
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on March 28, 2011, 01:26:52 am
'come on, man.  There has to be more.

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-signs133.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on March 29, 2011, 03:48:39 pm
Just for you Tobyn!

Rear step storage
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSCF2184.jpg)

LCD Mount
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSCF2185.jpg)

Vent Covers
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSCF1668.jpg)

Sliding Shelf Latches
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSCF1855.jpg)

Black tank Flush
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSCF1874.jpg)

30A service at home
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSCF2153.jpg)

Removed tip out drawer
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSC_0002.jpg)

Added shelf where tv shelf is
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DSC_0062.jpg)

And I borrowed your under propane protection with the corrugated plastic as well as bought Combi-Cam locks for the outside compartments.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on March 29, 2011, 05:54:02 pm
Jason, now you are just showing off.  You are making me jealous with the storage and power at home.  Unfortunately long term storage at home just isn't an option for us.  I wish I could have been around when our house was built and could have convinced the contractor to build it six feet farther from the property line.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on March 29, 2011, 06:35:56 pm
Funny thing is that we moved closer to the city to get more land. That doesn't happen often.

On the to do list is dual 12v batts with switch, fulminator's slide support & trivet tile.

I have also made the wasted space under the shelf next to the toilet accessible by pulling the staples out of the shelf and drilling a hole in it to pull it up. Perfect place for extra TP and tank tablets
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j113/featherworks/Outback%2025RS%20S/IMG_1678.jpg)
Photo borrowed off of OB.com

put carpet down on all beds so the DW doesn't get splinters when making the bed, put in a oxygenics showerhead.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Camping Loser on March 29, 2011, 06:42:57 pm
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/Tami4Inclusion/Camper002.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on March 29, 2011, 06:46:28 pm
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/Tami4Inclusion/Camper002.jpg)

That right there is the best mod ever!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on March 29, 2011, 06:57:44 pm
 :agree:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on March 29, 2011, 08:40:49 pm
Funny thing is that we moved closer to the city to get more land. That doesn't happen often.

On the to do list is dual 12v batts with switch, fulminator's slide support & trivet tile.

I have also made the wasted space under the shelf next to the toilet accessible by pulling the staples out of the shelf and drilling a hole in it to pull it up. Perfect place for extra TP and tank tablets
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j113/featherworks/Outback%2025RS%20S/IMG_1678.jpg)
Photo borrowed off of OB.com

put carpet down on all beds so the DW doesn't get splinters when making the bed, put in a oxygenics showerhead.

I have to show the wife your bathroom cabinet mod.  Might be able to add a couple hooks in there, add a mesh laundry bag and use it as a hamper.  Was there anything in this space?



(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/Tami4Inclusion/Camper002.jpg)

I've had the parts for this one for while.  Just haven't gotten around to the installation yet.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on March 29, 2011, 09:26:06 pm
nothinng in there! That is a great idea, then I can change the door to swing like a door should!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: chilipyro on March 30, 2011, 09:28:16 am
Mod season is just beginning again, but here is what I have so far:

For the Trailer:

(great mods think alike - eh Camping Loser!)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/TAkR-o5VMII/AAAAAAAAAlo/jVPVVAGOVV8/DSCF0112.jpg)

Battery cutoff switch

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd86HEvhFI/AAAAAAAAAGI/oLSmvzovEqw/s640/othermods-01.jpg)

Power tongue jack

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd86NeYFuI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/sESirT0Krxc/s512/othermods-02.jpg)

Trimetric 2025 Power Monitor

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd87XuUmMI/AAAAAAAAAGo/jjHE-e5jQZ4/s640/othermods-08.jpg)

Home sewer dump

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Sv6qrhlDj-I/AAAAAAAAAJ0/1zcEdIFvR6k/othermods-28.jpg)

Flojet Mascerator Pump (really a purchase, but required for the home sewer dump above)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Sv6qr4sgkwI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/Llfe6JKpHuw/othermods-20.jpg)

Folding side table by sink

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd87tJ5cmI/AAAAAAAAAGw/1di1EM3zoh8/s640/othermods-10.jpg)

Replaced all light bulbs with LEDs

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd871338dI/AAAAAAAAAG4/BmO-RULu_jM/s640/othermods-12.jpg)

Added water filter faucet to sink

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd88CWPkxI/AAAAAAAAAHA/TFvcy452JuU/s640/othermods-14.jpg)

Replaced pump with whisper king, wrapped all pipes with foam (nice and quiet)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd88YCEBhI/AAAAAAAAAHI/xGoisldWKG4/s640/othermods-16.jpg)

Transfer tank for hauling and pumping fresh water (tool box holds 12v pump)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/TAkSB7SiIAI/AAAAAAAAAmA/GGY_ps-jUHY/FreshPump-1.jpg)

Tool box pump

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/TAkSGQtP-AI/AAAAAAAAAmI/rl3Ywf4wCK0/FreshPump-3.jpg)

Entertainment ctr mod to hold 32" TV instead of a 19" TV (before - with 19" TV)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/S4GcxM9JAQI/AAAAAAAAAjI/hjiCR9ZyZEc/TVMod-01.jpg)

Entertainment ctr mod (after - with 32" TV)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/S4GcyB-VASI/AAAAAAAAAjQ/wRTOHBMTytk/TVMod-05.jpg)

Added spray port (outside water source) and outside sink

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Sv6q9do2hkI/AAAAAAAAALo/ENoUKRHq50o/SprayPort11.JPG)

Power switch to cut all power to stereo (removes background power drain when dry camping - power switch in rear)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd86yvHaFI/AAAAAAAAAGg/isrVqP8VUOg/s640/othermods-06.jpg)

Bunk rail and folding ladder

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd86V6-EqI/AAAAAAAAAGU/Ps7nJscjABo/s640/othermods-03.jpg)

Coat hooks

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd87CQtr6I/AAAAAAAAAGk/P-576jc8oBE/s640/othermods-07.jpg)

Robe/clothes hooks in bathroom

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/TAkR_A84ZhI/AAAAAAAAAls/3JWDWJcjVEI/s512/DSCF0113_edited-1.jpg)

Outside shower curtain

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd88-jnurI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/E7ugq2F6OpA/s512/othermods-18.jpg)

Wire shelves and baskets in bunk storage area

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/TAkSBPIdpAI/AAAAAAAAAl8/qE0ID2boXqA/s512/DSCF0117_edited-1.jpg)

Curtain rod in shower (for hanging wet clothes or swim suits), Oxygenics shower head replacement

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd87zbxC3I/AAAAAAAAAG0/VGJR2QQ7oQM/s640/othermods-11.jpg)

Replaced vent in master bedroom with MaxxFan w/remote

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Sv6q4zr1NwI/AAAAAAAAAK8/2wnKwwCpWf0/s640/MaxxFan-8.jpg)

Bumper clothes rack

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_EGxvwe_Wolc/Svd88tcRpdI/AAAAAAAAAHM/rr2JGRuzTzU/s512/othermods-17.jpg)


Details for some of the more involved stuff can be found here: Chilipyrophotos (https://picasaweb.google.com/chilipyrophotos)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 30, 2011, 09:47:47 am
Mod season is just beginning again, but here is what I have so far:

Excellent!! I like!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Camping Loser on March 30, 2011, 01:03:49 pm
thats is a beauty chilipyro !  impressive work indeed.
... and all that stuff after the bottle opener is pretty cool too.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Jakes Outback on April 20, 2011, 05:41:28 pm
Ah,  Clarkely, that is what that spot is for on the dash... he heated seat controls....  Now that bug deflector, the aftermarket one I had on the 2009 made the trim around the windshield vibrate. any noise with that one?

Nice truck! again! :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on April 20, 2011, 06:06:00 pm
Ah,  Clarkely, that is what that spot is for on the dash... he heated seat controls....  Now that bug deflector, the aftermarket one I had on the 2009 made the trim around the windshield vibrate. any noise with that one?

Nice truck! again! :)

There is a fix for the wind noise issue. 

From http://www.silveradosierra.com/exterior/windshield-noise-at-freeway-speeds-t763.html? (http://www.silveradosierra.com/exterior/windshield-noise-at-freeway-speeds-t763.html?)

I seem to have a very noticable noise from rt front of windshield while going freeway speeds.It seems to be worse on very windy days.Sounds similar to large raindrops hitting continually.Never seems to happen at lower speeds.Any help would be greatly appreciated,as I know taking it to dealer I won't be able to get sound as it seems to be intermittant.

I have a 2010 Silverado and had the same problem. It's an easy fix and cost around $6. It took about 10 minutes for the fix.

You'll need the following; 3M super strength, double sided, molding tape, a torx driver, and a razor blade.

The problem is caused by the plastic molding on either side of the windshield. The molding is held on at the sides with torx screws that are under the door molding. Nothing fastens it to the windshield and it rattles.

Loosen the screws for the molding about half way, no need to take them out all the way. Clean the window and the molding with alcohol or something that does not leave a residue. Apply the tape to the windshield first along the edge. Apply firm pressure to the entire length. Remove the other side of the plastic from the tape, and then press the windshield molding firmly onto it. Tighten the screws of the molding. Use the razor blade to cut any excess coming out from under the molding.

Problem solved no more noise.


Going to try it myself once the weather dries out.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on April 20, 2011, 07:56:53 pm
My mod list is pretty minor so far:

60W Solar with solar charge controller.

I currently am plotting the addition of 2 6V batts, in addition to the existing 12V with  switch for charging/using whichever is needed, or both....  Stay tuned.... ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 20, 2011, 10:42:59 pm
Dealer installed mods are listed in my sig.  Ones I did are below.  More will follow.....the gears are turning.

Added 32" Samsung LCD to entertainment center, making Jensen 24" that came with unit the bedroom TV (and outside).  No more spinning the TV around, and a DVD will play on both at the same time.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411131504-367616.jpeg)

Programmable thermostat with HI/LO fan switch.  Same unit I have in my house.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411234818-3891350.jpeg)

Screen door opener and grab bar.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411232511-380636.jpeg)

Bathroom heat.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411225533-372368.jpeg)

22" Samsung LCD in bunkhouse.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411001555-408648.jpeg)

Recessed TP holder.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411235515-395269.jpeg)

Oxygenics shower head.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000318-3981128.jpeg)

Accumulator and pump silencer kit.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411001551-4051055.jpeg)

Backup lights that switch on in reverse.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000917-402979.jpeg)

LEDs to light up wheels for backing and turning at night.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000914-4002466.jpeg)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 20, 2011, 10:58:21 pm
Kitchen cabinet towel bar.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411001549-404647.jpeg)

Outdoor kitchen towel bar.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000919-403406.jpeg)

Bathroom towel bar.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411001855-409711.jpeg)

Backup camera aimed right at hitch head.  You can see the tongue go right over the ball and hitch alone.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411231131-3782154.jpeg)(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411231133-3791970.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on April 20, 2011, 11:25:56 pm
Nice pics there srwsr!

Howd you do the screen door opener? Thats one of my pet peeves that I have to slide that white cover back just to open the door every time...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on April 21, 2011, 01:09:18 am
The screen door bar as well as an Extend-a-shower are sitting in the garage waiting for the TT to come home from storage.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 21, 2011, 08:28:23 am
My mod list is pretty minor so far:

60W Solar with solar charge controller.

I currently am plotting the addition of 2 6V batts, in addition to the existing 12V with  switch for charging/using whichever is needed, or both....  Stay tuned.... ;)

That is one i haven't looked at for the trailer - but there a lot of grants and incentives to do it for business's .......... i am getting a quote on it for work and may look at it for home as well......... Its my understanding (don't have the proposal yet) the electric companies are buying back "certificates" for the off hour power generation.......... they intern use them for their "green" compliance percentages to the government....... we do not camp with out electric that much........ yet.......
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 21, 2011, 08:31:55 am
Dealer installed mods are listed in my sig.  Ones I did are below.  More will follow.....the gears are turning.

Added 32" Samsung LCD to entertainment center, making Jensen 24" that came with unit the bedroom TV (and outside).  No more spinning the TV around, and a DVD will play on both at the same time.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411131504-367616.jpeg)

Programmable thermostat with HI/LO fan switch.  Same unit I have in my house.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411234818-3891350.jpeg)

Screen door opener and grab bar.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411232511-380636.jpeg)

Bathroom heat.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411225533-372368.jpeg)

22" Samsung LCD in bunkhouse.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411001555-408648.jpeg)

Recessed TP holder.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170411235515-395269.jpeg)

Oxygenics shower head.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000318-3981128.jpeg)

Accumulator and pump silencer kit.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411001551-4051055.jpeg)

Backup lights that switch on in reverse.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000917-402979.jpeg)

LEDs to light up wheels for backing and turning at night.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180411000914-4002466.jpeg)

I Like the Back up lights and wheel well lights.......... that has been on my hit list for a while....... might have to do that one :)

wheels under bumper ever have a clearance issue? My buddy put flush mounts in the rear bumper .....been considering them as we only use the rear bumper to carry the bumper clothes line.......
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 21, 2011, 08:35:14 am
Nice pics there srwsr!

Howd you do the screen door opener? Thats one of my pet peeves that I have to slide that white cover back just to open the door every time...

The local dealer sells it in their store.  Surely just about any RV supply has them.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-210411081510-4101600.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-210411081512-4112453.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 21, 2011, 08:36:46 am
Ah,  Clarkely, that is what that spot is for on the dash... he heated seat controls....  Now that bug deflector, the aftermarket one I had on the 2009 made the trim around the windshield vibrate. any noise with that one?

Nice truck! again! :)

I have not noticed any.. but i either have the music turned up :) or 4 kids talking at once - or both :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 21, 2011, 09:08:33 am
Mod plans for this weekend :)
Photo of the Wheels - they are around the corner getting tires mounted on them now :)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/7-210411090330.jpeg)

Next weeks mod will be the water heater :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: summergames84 on April 21, 2011, 09:49:07 am
Mods we have done:
1. Trade the '04 for the '11.
2. Cover the lower screen on the door to make it dog-scratching-proof. 
Uh, done! ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 21, 2011, 12:08:20 pm
I Like the Back up lights and wheel well lights.......... that has been on my hit list for a while....... might have to do that one :)

wheels under bumper ever have a clearance issue? My buddy put flush mounts in the rear bumper .....been considering them as we only use the rear bumper to carry the bumper clothes line.......

You probably can't tell from the picture, but the backup lights sit forward of the bumper.  I think I'd be scraping the stabilizer jacks at the point I'd be hitting with the backup lights.  The wheel well ones are not an issue.  Not a bad mod, <$75 & all done in one afternoon.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: JewellFamily on April 21, 2011, 07:46:35 pm
I really like the screen door mod with the bar and the toggle.  The bottle opener is a great one too.  I put a 24" RCA (mine 312bh had the 19" Jensen) before the 10th anniversary series came out.  I went with that size as I didnt want to lose the ability to spin the tv to the front room.  Also added the IR repeater to the stereo so the dvd will work when the tv is turned in the bedroom as well.  great looking mods!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 22, 2011, 12:07:34 am
Just wanted to add, for all of those with the outside TV hookup.  I grabbed an old computer power cord (fits my Jensen that came with the TT) and 3-4' cable wire that I had laying around and threw them in the TT.  That keeps me from having to fish them in and out of the entertainment center to take the TV outside, I just unplug them from the back of the TV and grab the spares for outside.  Also, for the kids TV in the bunkhouse, I found an extra power cord that fits their PS3 and an HDMI cable, and they stay hooked up and laying in the compartment below the TV.  Now we just unplug them from the back of the PS3 in the house, and just take the console & games.  Makes disconnect and reconnect a whole lot easier.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TroynDeb on April 22, 2011, 04:25:59 pm
I want to share my list of mods but I'd have to think of them all and write them down.  I see a lot of you make provisions for the TV's and kids computer games and charge this and that.  I do occassionaly catch parts of a Penn State game when camping but usually don't have reception.  WHAT?????  Are we not supposed to go camping to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature with our family.  Also to get away from all the crap and distractions of daily life.  I don't have any kids to entertaine so I may be speaking outta place.  Oh wait I did camp since I was a baby with my parents and we did NOT have any of that crap and we had one heck of a good time.  This is why I still camp to be outside and enjoy nature and conversations with friends.  Let me guess now campfire conversation is when you sit there and don't talk to each other instead text.  I'm done ranting a raving but some modern technology just doesn't need to be.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 22, 2011, 07:05:36 pm
I want to share my list of mods but I'd have to think of them all and write them down.

I believe the title of the thread is "What Mods Have you done?"  Write them down, then post them.

....  I see a lot of you make provisions for the TV's and kids computer games and charge this and that....I don't have any kids to entertaine so I may be speaking outta place.  Oh wait I did camp since I was a baby with my parents and we did NOT have any of that crap and we had one heck of a good time.

I believe most/all of us refer to our TTs as our second homes or homes away from home, therefore SOME have equipped them with the "provisions"/amenities of home.  I think we all know we could have bought tents or found caves, obviously we opted NOT for a reason.  Have some kids in this day and age, I don't hear anyone in this thread complaining of not having "one heck of a time"....oh yeah, 1, you. 


...I do occassionaly catch parts of a Penn State game when camping but usually don't have reception.  ...I'm done ranting a raving but some modern technology just doesn't need to be.

There's "technology" available to remedy that.  Maybe make better use of your time on the forum and search it.

...  WHAT?????  Are we not supposed to go camping to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature with our family.  Also to get away from all the crap and distractions of daily life.....This is why I still camp to be outside and enjoy nature and conversations with friends.  Let me guess now campfire conversation is when you sit there and don't talk to each other instead text.

I don't know about everyone else, but I bought my camper and outfitted it as I have for the way that "WE" choose to enjoy it.  I think there's a new member introductions area where you can check in and rant and let everyone know how you camped since you were a baby, and enjoy exploring nature and the outdoors, and conversing with friends.  This thread, however, is about showing and sharing your mods, of which it appears you have NONE!!!!!!!  Why do you give a crap if we just decide to use ours in our backyards, driveways, KOAs, rest stops, wherever. 


I want to share my list of mods but I'd have to think of them all and write them down.  I see a lot of you make provisions for the TV's and kids computer games and charge this and that.  I do occassionaly catch parts of a Penn State game when camping but usually don't have reception.  WHAT?????  Are we not supposed to go camping to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature with our family.  Also to get away from all the crap and distractions of daily life.  I don't have any kids to entertaine so I may be speaking outta place.  Oh wait I did camp since I was a baby with my parents and we did NOT have any of that crap and we had one heck of a good time.  This is why I still camp to be outside and enjoy nature and conversations with friends.  Let me guess now campfire conversation is when you sit there and don't talk to each other instead text.  I'm done ranting a raving but some modern technology just doesn't need to be.

THE NERVE OF SOME PEOPLE.  If you're not into/interested in what the thread's about, READ ANOTHER ONE.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TroynDeb on April 22, 2011, 08:23:26 pm
You people are way too serious and you misunderstood partly of what I was trying to say.  Relax people I was making a simple observation.   
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on April 22, 2011, 08:36:47 pm
I want to share my list of mods but I'd have to think of them all and write them down.  I see a lot of you make provisions for the TV's and kids computer games and charge this and that.  I do occassionaly catch parts of a Penn State game when camping but usually don't have reception.  WHAT?????  Are we not supposed to go camping to enjoy the outdoors and explore nature with our family.  Also to get away from all the crap and distractions of daily life.  I don't have any kids to entertaine so I may be speaking outta place.  Oh wait I did camp since I was a baby with my parents and we did NOT have any of that crap and we had one heck of a good time.  This is why I still camp to be outside and enjoy nature and conversations with friends.  Let me guess now campfire conversation is when you sit there and don't talk to each other instead text.  I'm done ranting a raving but some modern technology just doesn't need to be.

I don't know about PA but here is rains.  It rains a lot here.  It rains to the point where camp fires are not an option at times.  It rains to the point where nobody in there right mind would stay out in it.  Don't get me wrong, I love the rain.  I actually grew up in place where it rains more than here and I'm fond of it.

There are times when you are stuck inside while camping in Western Washington.  When my family and I are inside we want to be comfortable.  That is what most of the mods we have done are for.  The last thing I want to do is have my kids be miserable and never want to go camping again.  We talk.  We play games.  Sometimes we turn on the radio or the DVD player. 

If you don't want to mod your rig then don't.  Nobody is going to force you to.  If you don't want to read about mods then don't.  Nobody is going to force you to do that either.  Just don't trash people who like to mod because it's not your thing.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Calvin+Hobbes on April 22, 2011, 09:18:18 pm
Most mods are just simple ones that make life easier. Maybe it's something the camping industry/trailer manufacturers hadnt thought of, and I believe that some new options/ or standard equipment actually come from some of these forums. I'm sure some people dont even do a single mod, and use their camper up to the day they sell it without even adding a pot holder. This thread is just highlighting the ingenuity of us campers, who see a problem and fix/modify/improve it. Nothing more, nothing less. I can remember camping with my parents in our 12 foot slide in camper on my dads truck, in a three day pouring rain storm while in Maine. I was 12. I was miserable. I could hear every tick of the second hand of the clock as it rounded the dial. There was no awning on the camper, no where to get out of the rain except the cramped quarters of the camper. There were no TV hook ups, just an AM radio. I read- for what seemed like hours on end- a book I found at the campground about breeding horses. If that same scenario were to happen today (and it did while at ANP last August) I entertained a 14, 11, 5 and 4 year old in the RQS with a DVD of "Chicken Little", and served popcorn while I enjoyed a beer (thanks Eric!) and surfed the web and did some work, in the pouring rain..... We've come a long way, and it's all because of "mods"!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TroynDeb on April 22, 2011, 10:16:15 pm
Everyone just calm down a bit.  I am a modder myself and enjoy trying to find things to do or change myself.  I am just not that much into the IT part of the trailer because that isn't what I choose to do.  Ok maybe kids do need some things to do when weather is inclement but I hope it's not all they do when camping.  I have done some of the very same mods as listed on this site.  Many of you have great ideas and some are even the techno upgrades but that's not my thing.  I will make a list to share with you all so that you don't think I'm putting anyone or anyone's forum down.  I'm not the b-hole some of you probably think I am I would be willing to assist anyone who asked for help or advice when doing a mod. 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 23, 2011, 01:02:57 am
Here's some pics of the wheel well lights in the dark.  Just snapped these tonight after the tornado passed through.  My power is out, so it's pretty dark out by the camper.  I will try to get some night pics of the backup lights, but I didn't get the truck out, I just used a fuse in the harness to light up the running lights, which I didn't want to try for the backups.
 
The package said these are white, but you can obviously see the blue hue. 
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-230411001843-4121196.jpeg)

The trash cans are about 7' away from the wheel well, directly in front of it.  Hopefully, this gives a better idea of how they light the area and could be beneficial for turns and maneuvering in the dark.  I'd hate to catch a curb.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-230411001845-415641.jpeg)

This is the opposite side, and though you may not be able to tell, they do a far better job of lighting up the ground than what you see from the amber marker light.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-230411001846-4161999.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on April 23, 2011, 01:17:41 am
Everyone just calm down a bit.  I am a modder myself and enjoy trying to find things to do or change myself.  I am just not that much into the IT part of the trailer because that isn't what I choose to do.  Ok maybe kids do need some things to do when weather is inclement but I hope it's not all they do when camping.  I have done some of the very same mods as listed on this site.  Many of you have great ideas and some are even the techno upgrades but that's not my thing.  I will make a list to share with you all so that you don't think I'm putting anyone or anyone's forum down.  I'm not the b-hole some of you probably think I am I would be willing to assist anyone who asked for help or advice when doing a mod.

No problem.  Sometime people's sense of humor are on different wavelengths.  When you are joking around it's a good idea to follow it with a smiley of some sort just to let everyone know you aren't really steamed.  If everyone did that there would be fewer hurt feelings on the forums.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 23, 2011, 10:34:31 am
my suspension mod is waiting a break in the Rain :) The wheels are off the Bus :)

flexibility is needed, especially with children........ especially if you are going to be successful in keeping them camping into and through their teenage years...........

Nothing wrong with ranting on the IT mods.......... there are times i see the kids playing a game and i am telling them to go do this or that cause its a nice day........... Raining here, I am typing on the PC, my girls aare watching a movie streamed to the wifi LCD, boy 1 is on the Ipad, boy 2 is playing lego's and Mom is getting a Spa Day for her B-Day........ lots of technology :)

Technology can defanitely help and also clutter our lives - reality is probably clutter.......

Reality is there are apples and oranges and i don't expect everyone to agree with my opinions a 100% and don't expect to agree with someone else a 100% .....what we can do is respect peoples opinions and get along
:)
Different strokes for different folks.........and its all good :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TroynDeb on April 23, 2011, 11:02:39 am
Thankyou I will keep that in consideration.  Here is a list of most of my mods that I have done.  I am not against modding at all.  I enjoy it.
OUTSIDE
-15" aluminum spoked wheels with new tires
-Tire pressure monitoring system
-Dexter EZ flex suspension with wet bolt kit
-water/mud flaps to cut down on road dirt
-Maxx air vent covers
-2 12V batteries with disconnect
-Covered in below batteries to keep out road debris
-Electric tongue jack with a solar panel/flag mount
-12V waterproof outlet on battrey box for solar panel and imaceator pump
-removable solar panel to charge batteries when not in use
-propane T for grill
-Diamond plate mounted on kickplate of door
-Amber step light
-Clear utlity light on rear below slideout
-LED light by outdoor cooking area
-Solar refrigerator fan with switch
-Anode rod with petcock on water heater
-gutter diverters
-Non caster wheels on back (Steep driveway)
-Armaflex all water lines underneath and inside camper
-Life is Good spare tire cover

INSIDE
-full tub mod (GREAT IDEA WHO STARTED THIS) (NEW this year)
-Oxygenetic shower head with full shutoff
-2" heat duct in bathroom (NEW this year)
-Colonial casing around bathroom door
- 2 1/2"Colonial baseboard around where applicable
-Adjustable jack support under bed during travel made from tractor trailer brace
-Shelf above headboard
-Inside/outside weather station
- XM docking station ( I'm not totally against technology)
-IPOD mount for radio  ( I'm not totally against technology)
-Removed tip out for full depth drawer
-New Shurflo variable speed water pump
-shelves in cabinet above sink
-carpet for front storage area under front bunks ( beds not used)
-Carpet in rear storage area
-Clear utility light mounted in rear storage area
-Brackets in storage area to hold 1/2 drill extension for leveling jacks
-little watchamacallit that flips screen door lever open

TRUCK
-4 place Yakima bike rack mounted above the bed
-Removeable roof mount wind diflector to get air up and over bikes
-Firestone Airbags
-Billstein heavy duty shocks
-custom mud/debris flaps that mount to hitch to protect front of camper

Thanks to all who have posted their mods I have enjoyed reading and doing some of them.
We all here enjoy our campers using them and working on them that's the important thing. Once again I apologize if I cheesed anyone off it was just meant to bring light to all the stuff we take/mod that we really don't need.  ME INCLUDED!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 23, 2011, 11:45:56 am
Its All Good :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 23, 2011, 11:50:10 am
1 mod i want to do is to get my spare tire up front in the A of the frame, underneath - i have not come up with a solution i like yet :)

I added weight to rear with storage trunks - took if room the front, so i want to put spare in front.....currently it goes in the truck bed.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 24, 2011, 04:35:16 pm
...flexibility is needed, especially with children........ especially if you are going to be successful in keeping them camping into and through their teenage years...........

Agreed.  Especially, after trading a paid for truck to take the plunge for a diesel to pull the trailer you just bought because wife and kids say they would soooooo love to have it.  We took the "all in" approach, and are pretty comfortable with it.

.......... there are times i see the kids playing a game and i am telling them to go do this or that cause its a nice day........... Raining here, I am typing on the PC, my girls aare watching a movie streamed to the wifi LCD, boy 1 is on the Ipad, boy 2 is playing lego's and Mom is getting a Spa Day for her B-Day........ lots of technology :)

There's times we say the same thing at home......and there's days spent like you described, at home

Technology can defanitely help and also clutter our lives - reality is probably clutter.......

Reality is there are apples and oranges and i don't expect everyone to agree with my opinions a 100% and don't expect to agree with someone else a 100% .....what we can do is respect peoples opinions and get along
:)
Different strokes for different folks.........and its all good :)

Agree again,  proper mixture of indulgence and moderation.  Not to strike up debate, but I'm more of the "there's no bad dogs, just bad dog owners", or "guns don't kill people, people with guns kill people" type of guy.


Thankyou I will keep that in consideration.  Here is a list of most of my mods that I have done.  I am not against modding at all.  I enjoy it.

No harm, no foul.
OUTSIDE
...
-Tire pressure monitoring system on the fence, can see the benefit....just need to look into more
...
-Anode rod with petcock on water heater curious about this one,  I have the little flusher tool that requires the anode be removed anyway
-gutter diverters I noticed that on the 312BH, the rear gutter drips right by the outdoor kitchen.....might want to divert that

INSIDE
...
-Oxygenetic shower head with full shutoff  have the head, no shutoff, seen somewhere where someone said shutoff goes at opposite end from head???????
...
-Inside/outside weather station been thinking about one of these
- XM docking station ( I'm not totally against technology) Currently got it in the truck, might be worth considering the add on for the TT
-IPOD mount for radio  ( I'm not totally against technology) not a fan of IPOD (too proprietary for me) but any kind of "mount" that makes the install for MP3 player or cell phone look craftsmanlike is worth seeing
...
-shelves in cabinet above sink might impress the DW, otherwise, I'll probably take the easy route and buy something stackable
...
-Brackets in storage area to hold 1/2 drill extension for leveling jacks highest priority on my list, a mod for the storage area, and the hitch and bars.

TRUCK
...
-custom mud/debris flaps that mount to hitch to protect front of camper definitely might want to protect that nice new cap on the 10th anniversary 312BH

Thanks to all who have posted their mods I have enjoyed reading and doing some of them.
We all here enjoy our campers using them and working on them that's the important thing. Once again I apologize if I cheesed anyone off it was just meant to bring light to all the stuff we take/mod that we really don't need.  ME INCLUDED!!!

Again, no harm, no foul.  The tornadoes that tore through here (St. Louis) on Friday definitely reinforced the hole Need/Have point.  Impressive list of mods, but I gotta do it  :ttiwwp:  Pics inspire thoughts for me, which turn into MODS.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 24, 2011, 06:38:44 pm
1 mod i want to do is to get my spare tire up front in the A of the frame, underneath - i have not come up with a solution i like yet :)

I added weight to rear with storage trunks - took if room the front, so i want to put spare in front.....currently it goes in the truck bed.


Some day when I figure out how to post pictures I will get some up....
   
I love this thread!      ;D

And clark, I am working on the spare to go under the a frame also, as i have a weatherguard box on the back.  My old jayco hybrid had it that way, with the holder being hinged to the a frame.  I think I can re-work the bumper mount spare holder to mount horizontally on a hinge under there....still playing with it.

I have the spare in the front storage compartment now, and its killing me taking up space and awkward to pack around. :'(

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2011, 07:19:07 pm

Some day when I figure out how to post pictures I will get some up....
   
I love this thread!      ;D

And clark, I am working on the spare to go under the a frame also, as i have a weatherguard box on the back.  My old jayco hybrid had it that way, with the holder being hinged to the a frame.  I think I can re-work the bumper mount spare holder to mount horizontally on a hinge under there....still playing with it.

I have the spare in the front storage compartment now, and its killing me taking up space and awkward to pack around. :'(

Shoot me a message if you need help with pictures :) Or email me - or i can give you my phone # if you don't already have it.

srwsr - I have the TPMS for the trailer - went with Pressure pro - I have had two flats two years in a row on a tandem axle snowmobile trailer, and the first one we never heard or felt, until someone came up next to us..... Driving that long on that one tire severely stressed that one ......... After that i got it so i would know as or before it happened..... cheap peace of mind in my opinion
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 24, 2011, 08:00:42 pm
Shoot me a message if you need help with pictures :) Or email me - or i can give you my phone # if you don't already have it.

srwsr - I have the TPMS for the trailer - went with Pressure pro - I have had two flats two years in a row on a tandem axle snowmobile trailer, and the first one we never heard or felt, until someone came up next to us..... Driving that long on that one tire severely stressed that one ......... After that i got it so i would know as or before it happened..... cheap peace of mind in my opinion

Exactly the reasoning and justification I'm looking for.  I'll look into systems, and thanks for recommending one.  Sure I'll find this out as I look into them, but are they just a matter of new valve stems/caps communicating to a wireless transmitter in/on the TT that in turn reports to a receiver in the TV?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Sled Hill on April 24, 2011, 08:08:18 pm

Some day when I figure out how to post pictures I will get some up....
   
I love this thread!      ;D

And clark, I am working on the spare to go under the a frame also, as i have a weatherguard box on the back.  My old jayco hybrid had it that way, with the holder being hinged to the a frame.  I think I can re-work the bumper mount spare holder to mount horizontally on a hinge under there....still playing with it.

I have the spare in the front storage compartment now, and its killing me taking up space and awkward to pack around. :'(

I'm still waiting....  Just joking.  I still have to figure out how to post pics myself. 

I have done a few mods. (probably not worth mentioning compared to what some of you have done)  I built shelves in some of the closets and I re-hinged the door under the bathroom sink to open to the left toward the tub instead of from the bottom of the door.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2011, 09:01:55 pm
Exactly the reasoning and justification I'm looking for.  I'll look into systems, and thanks for recommending one.  Sure I'll find this out as I look into them, but are they just a matter of new valve stems/caps communicating to a wireless transmitter in/on the TT that in turn reports to a receiver in the TV?

Yes correct - read reviews, some brands have had trouble with longer distances - they all seem to be relatively the same cost. I also added stainless (rigid) stems to the tries........i could see where the tpms sensor was rubbing against tire (bending valve at speed) so i would suggest if you do put one on, you mine as well put rigid valve stems on as well.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2011, 09:04:15 pm
I'm still waiting....  Just joking.  I still have to figure out how to post pics myself. 

I have done a few mods. (probably not worth mentioning compared to what some of you have done)  I built shelves in some of the closets and I re-hinged the door under the bathroom sink to open to the left toward the tub instead of from the bottom of the door.

if you click the image above next to you tube link - it will give you exact code - and you insert link in between - or use button below that says attachment and other options.

http://www.dogandtrailer.com/index.php?board=40.0 (http://www.dogandtrailer.com/index.php?board=40.0) might help as well
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 24, 2011, 09:24:45 pm
here is a picture of my rear storage box, seeing if i can get it posted correctly.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2011, 09:53:51 pm
here is a picture of my rear storage box, seeing if i can get it posted correctly.

Looks good!!

But I got to tell you.........they are the worse........when you are travelling with someone, and they are behind you........the reflective glare is BAD!

I discovered last year when we were driving to Acadia with "sydmeg1012", just how reflective they are, needless to say, I quickly switched to lead vehicle :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dub on April 24, 2011, 10:01:39 pm
1 mod i want to do is to get my spare tire up front in the A of the frame, underneath - i have not come up with a solution i like yet :)

I added weight to rear with storage trunks - took if room the front, so i want to put spare in front.....currently it goes in the truck bed.

Mine is in the front storage compartment...fits through the side door no problem.  Stays out of the weather and UV and as a bonus it doesn't slide around so it keeps everything else from moving around.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 24, 2011, 10:46:25 pm
Looks good!!

But I got to tell you.........they are the worse........when you are travelling with someone, and they are behind you........the reflective glare is BAD!

I discovered last year when we were driving to Acadia with "sydmeg1012", just how reflective they are, needless to say, I quickly switched to lead vehicle :)

all i can say is that's what polarized  8)'s are for....
 ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 25, 2011, 08:03:50 am
all i can say is that's what polarized  8)'s are for....
 ;)

LOL - I wear my sunglasses at night........ wasn't bad during the day......... it was our 12:30 am departure and headlights that were a real &^$@%
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on April 25, 2011, 09:08:29 am
LOL - I wear my sunglasses at night........ wasn't bad during the day......... it was our 12:30 am departure and headlights that were a real &^$@%
That was my line. :ohyeah:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on April 25, 2011, 09:11:23 am
here is a picture of my rear storage box, seeing if i can get it posted correctly.
How did you mount the box. I have the same trailer and might do the same.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 25, 2011, 09:29:40 am
Looks good!!

But I got to tell you.........they are the worse........when you are travelling with someone, and they are behind you........the reflective glare is BAD!

I discovered last year when we were driving to Acadia with "sydmeg1012", just how reflective they are, needless to say, I quickly switched to lead vehicle :)

At least thats what you told him, do you could get in fron t and "pick up the pace".  :poke:

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 25, 2011, 04:56:50 pm
How did you mount the box. I have the same trailer and might do the same.

i did not want to cut the bumper off, and weld a support frame right to the trailer.  so i re-inforced the bumper and bolted on two curt 4" square tube hitch adapters, and then created a support system that bolts into the two 2" hitch receivers.  that bumper material is pretty thin stuff, so welding the reinforcement brackets to it turned out to be the worst part.  i just kept burning through the steel at first, had to turn the power down there and up again on the frame part. 

this is the curt part:

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200317256_200317256?cm_ite=125576&cm_pla=Towing%3EHitch%20Adapters&cm_cat=Google&cm_ven=Aggregates


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 25, 2011, 04:58:07 pm
At least thats what you told him, do you could get in fron t and "pick up the pace".  :poke:

Jim

that's a duramax for 'ya.....just sayin'    :o
 ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 28, 2011, 11:12:50 pm
Got the itch to do a mod today. We had the common bbq hose being too short issue, so our dealer gave us an extension hose that's about 6' long.  Perfect, when you really only needed about 6".  So, I figured I'd hook it up and measure to put a nipple in the line ahead of the valve, to extend it closer to the grill, and get rid of the extension hose.  I got it all setup, and guess what?  The hose reaches.  I've only used it once, and don't know if that made it relax or expand, but I kid you not, it reaches.  Has anyone else experienced this?  Now, I gotta try to come up with a mod for the weekend.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 01, 2011, 11:21:32 pm
Well, I was all wound up to tear into the under belly and inspect Keystone's craftsmanship and see if there was anything I needed to tweak.  DW informs me that the boys' track meet is at 8:30 Saturday morning.  Didn't get out of the track meet until after 2, then we had to go to Costco.  By the time we got in, obviously to late to start that project.  So.......cracked the Jack.  Overcast all day today, so didn't want to get it opened and then get rained out.  The only thing I was able to get out of this weekend was pics of the backup lights in the dark, so here they are.  The first one was taken without the flash, and the second one was taken with the flash.   Both were taken in the rain from about the front of the trailer and you can also see the wheel well lights.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010511215750-4211677.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010511215749-4201923.jpeg)The blueish light in the wheel well is about how the LEDs actually look in the total dark.  Don't know why it doesn't show as well on the other side, except I didn't use the flash.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 02, 2011, 01:48:57 pm
New mods completed or almost completed :)

Ez Flex Kit and 5 NEw 5 leaf springs (upgraded from 4
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110501-00205.jpg)

New Wheels and E Rated tires
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110422-00170.jpg)

12 Gal Gas Electric Water Heater - upgraded from 6 gallon :) - meant new hole (larger one cut in the side of the trailer - ended up being a late night for me :)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110501-00207.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110501-00208.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110501-00209.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20110502-00210.jpg)

Need to do the Screen door handle mounting - i got one :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dub on May 02, 2011, 02:34:23 pm
The water heater looks awesome and you'll have to let me know how it tows with those new springs. I'm curious about those e rated tires--they seem a bit close to each other.

I took your guys advice And got one of those Oxygenics shower heads ($23 at amazon) and boy was it worth it. Wife was also able to make it through and entire shower without the water getting cold which was a first. Also added some of those BAL lacking chicks and they pretty much stopped 90% of the movement inside of our camper, I think most of the movement now is just the vibrations of footsteps.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 02, 2011, 03:28:33 pm
The water heater looks awesome and you'll have to let me know how it tows with those new springs. I'm curious about those e rated tires--they seem a bit close to each other.

I took your guys advice And got one of those Oxygenics shower heads ($23 at amazon) and boy was it worth it. Wife was also able to make it through and entire shower without the water getting cold which was a first. Also added some of those BAL lacking chicks and they pretty much stopped 90% of the movement inside of our camper, I think most of the movement now is just the vibrations of footsteps.

The Tires close together are sitting in garage :) not mounted :)

Shower head is nice :)

Friends built one of these - http://norcoind.com/bal/products/consumer/stabilizing_products/lockarm.shtml (http://norcoind.com/bal/products/consumer/stabilizing_products/lockarm.shtml) stabilizing lock arms - they really stabilize.... i plan on doing this and/or adding another set of stabilizers in front of the axles
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on May 02, 2011, 06:36:47 pm
Clarke- Great pics!

You do really good work. Nice job!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: dontonvi on May 02, 2011, 06:42:43 pm
Clark, where did you purchase the Ez flex at?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 02, 2011, 08:10:13 pm
lookin' good, clark.  that 10gal water heater might have to go on my list at some point...... :drool:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 02, 2011, 11:43:15 pm
Clark, where did you purchase the Ez flex at?

Cheapest price is direct from Dexter (they charge you tax - unusual for internet sale ) 173.88 including tax and shipping. - for the kit - includes ez flex all all 8 bronze bushings - shackles and wet bolts...... I also went with 1 more leaf on springs- increased spring ratings, as 3 years of max loads were tiring those springs out - springs were like 28.00 a piece from e trailer..
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 02, 2011, 11:47:32 pm
lookin' good, clark.  that 10gal water heater might have to go on my list at some point...... :drool:

Paul, Actually i put the 12 gallon in :) i stayed with the suburban....was looking at the atwood, which is a couple hundred bucks more........ but actually puts more hot water out ... a 10 gal claims to be equvelant to a 16 gal. WH by over heating the water and then using a mixing valve on the hot water exit side.......... but i read of lots of problems with that mixing valve and decided to stay traditional ... suburban SW12DE.......

ironically there is a switch relay on our "stock" units to use an inside electric switch for water heater that the new one doesn't come with ........... at midnight last night i was trying to find "that other wire' :) ended up dissecting old one to find the relay i needed :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 03, 2011, 07:14:58 am
Paul, Actually i put the 12 gallon in :) i stayed with the suburban....was looking at the atwood, which is a couple hundred bucks more........ but actually puts more hot water out ... a 10 gal claims to be equvelant to a 16 gal. WH by over heating the water and then using a mixing valve on the hot water exit side.......... but i read of lots of problems with that mixing valve and decided to stay traditional ... suburban SW12DE.......

ironically there is a switch relay on our "stock" units to use an inside electric switch for water heater that the new one doesn't come with ........... at midnight last night i was trying to find "that other wire' :) ended up dissecting old one to find the relay i needed :)

thanks for the clarification on that, clark.  it was a typo on my part, i meant to say 12gal.  and they saved a few cents on not including the relay, those cheap ba$tard$ ! 

going the traditional water heater route that was cheaper probably makes sense.  if you were full timing then maybe the continuous duty units could be worth the risk and cost.  cheaper, less complicated, and less to break / fail wins the day.

however, one concern  :thinking: that i have with your setup is the extra 6 gallons of water in the tank.  that 48 pounds should not be an issue with your spring / axle upgrades, but are you sure the duramax can handle it ?  you might be getting over on the max capacity there; please do give us an updated towing report after the rig is road ready again.....

 :o :devil: ;)


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 03, 2011, 07:37:51 am
thanks for the clarification on that, clark.  it was a typo on my part, i meant to say 12gal.  and they saved a few cents on not including the relay, those cheap ba$tard$ ! 

going the traditional water heater route that was cheaper probably makes sense.  if you were full timing then maybe the continuous duty units could be worth the risk and cost.  cheaper, less complicated, and less to break / fail wins the day.

however, one concern  :thinking: that i have with your setup is the extra 6 gallons of water in the tank.  that 48 pounds should not be an issue with your spring / axle upgrades, but are you sure the duramax can handle it ?  you might be getting over on the max capacity there; please do give us an updated towing report after the rig is road ready again.....

 :o :devil: ;)

No worries :) Tuners are coming out now :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 17, 2011, 07:26:23 pm
added the screen door handle
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNTE3LTAwMjQ4LmpwZw.jpg)

and shower dispenser
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNTE3LTAwMjUwLmpwZw.jpg)

12 gal. hot water heater hooked up and operational
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNTE3LTAwMjQ5LmpwZw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on May 17, 2011, 08:21:04 pm
and shower dispenser
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/IMAG0075.jpg)

Nice shower dispenser!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 17, 2011, 08:59:14 pm
Nice shower dispenser!

Yeah, custom corn hole shower dispenser, eh ?

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on May 17, 2011, 11:02:46 pm
Thats the finest shower dispenser I have ever seen! NICE!!!  ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 18, 2011, 12:21:32 am
thats what happens to rookies driving an Ipad - u get cornhole :) Fixed now
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on June 28, 2011, 09:05:16 pm
got a refurbished Boliy 3600 generator........ So a tray on casters to lock into the hitch reciever mod will be coming up next :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on June 29, 2011, 11:02:24 am
Added an extend-a-shower, computer fans at the back and inside the refrigerator and most importantly, a bottle opener to the front frame last week.  The interior frige fan works really well.  I'll add some pics if I get a chance.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 12, 2011, 12:58:47 pm
made the campground knock down bike rack last night :) I glued everything together except the angled support section - so it is a 2 piece knock down rack to keep the campsite a bit more organized.....

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwNzExLTAwMzY2LmpwZw.jpg)

will be painting it yet as well :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on July 13, 2011, 08:58:29 pm

Looks more like directions on what to do with that big hole in the middle

just put a bucket underneath it...could be yer outside facilities..

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/IMAG0075.jpg)


And the challenge is after a case or two trying to actually hit the hole... :ohyeah:

(Orioles Fan)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on August 12, 2011, 07:52:40 am
Finally got around to doing the spare tire relocation :)

Spare is now under neath (upfront) hanging on a lippert Spare tire winch - With a backup all thread and steel support underneath it :)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDExMDgxMi0wMDQ2My5qcGc.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDExMDgxMi0wMDQ2NC5qcGc.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on August 12, 2011, 03:20:29 pm
clark that looks awesome.  that is my next mod....
i love it...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on September 18, 2011, 10:24:05 am
Camco cyclone vent installed

Was cleaning and inspecting the roof

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDExMDkxNy0wMDAzMy5qcGc.jpg)

So i figured i mine as well install something :) so i put the cyclone vent cover on the Black tank vent

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDExMDkxNy0wMDAzNC5qcGc.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: 4me on September 19, 2011, 01:53:57 pm
Step tub changed to full tub
Extend a shower curtain
tension rod in linen cab for TP holder
New locking bath door hardware
curtains in hall and in front of bunks
Curtains in rear window instead of blinds
rear view camer in back window of trailer
27 '' tv
Sony explode speakers
Full drawer instead of tilt out
removed pantry pullout and put tension rods in
touch lights in pantry
rear quenn slide support while stowed/towing
hitch pins for support rails to allow being broken down.
rear bike rack hitch on trailer
magnetic spice racks on range hood
larger outside entry handle
carpeted steps
bunk ladder
various coat and towel hooks also used for curtain ties
mattress topper in queen slide

Soon to be mod will be some new stickers/badges
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on September 19, 2011, 06:24:04 pm
Hey Clarke; was lookin at  the photo's, nice MOD...  Q. how'd you get the Basketball hoop on the fold down Antenna?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on September 21, 2011, 06:07:36 pm
Hey Clarke; was lookin at  the photo's, nice MOD...  Q. how'd you get the Basketball hoop on the fold down Antenna?

MAGIC!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on September 27, 2011, 02:12:39 pm
Have been looking at LEDs lately and am currently leaning towards these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Warm-White-Light-Panel-20-SMD-LED-T10-BA9S-Fe-stoon-12V-/280728371557?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item415cb70165 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Warm-White-Light-Panel-20-SMD-LED-T10-BA9S-Fe-stoon-12V-/280728371557?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item415cb70165)
Seems to be a good deal at $1 each, but was wanting to hear from the masses before I pull the trigger.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on September 27, 2011, 05:49:14 pm
2009 3465sa Montana to a 2012 3625re Montana. does this count?

kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on September 27, 2011, 05:51:19 pm
2009 3465sa Montana to a 2012 3625re Montana. does this count?

kevin

did you convert it or buy New :)

Counts in my book :)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on September 27, 2011, 05:51:52 pm
Have been looking at LEDs lately and am currently leaning towards these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Warm-White-Light-Panel-20-SMD-LED-T10-BA9S-Fe-stoon-12V-/280728371557?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item415cb70165 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Warm-White-Light-Panel-20-SMD-LED-T10-BA9S-Fe-stoon-12V-/280728371557?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item415cb70165)
Seems to be a good deal at $1 each, but was wanting to hear from the masses before I pull the trigger.

i dont know much about this ..... but i will follow and learn from your decisions and outcomes :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joeymac on September 27, 2011, 08:25:04 pm
I just did the Vortex Fan upgrade over the weekend.  It took about 1 1/2 hours to install two new fans.  I replaced the wimpy fan in the bathroom that came with the camper, and installed one in the main living area.  That was the most difficult (not that difficult) as I had to tap into the 12V electrical system.  Now when you run the fan in the bathroom with the door closed, you can actually feel the air getting sucked in under the door. As far as the main living room vent, it is located close to the stove, so I am thinking it will help suck the heat and smoke that the stove/oven create when we cook inside the camper.   Wish I would have done this mod sooner.  It was a cheap and easy upgrade. 
I paid $52.99 at Camping World, with free shipping.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on September 28, 2011, 06:40:44 am
2009 3465sa Montana to a 2012 3625re Montana. does this count?

kevin

that's an awesome new rig....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 28, 2011, 07:40:31 pm
I haven't done this yet, but.......I've decided to make this my mod for the offseason. I've found the WF-8930/50 power distribution panel for $41, and a 36' cordset rated at 50A for $119, both w/ shipping. In the 312BH, the cord stores in the bottom of the pantry between the 2 slides. My plan is to mount the new distribution panel in one of the sides of the pantry, and refeed the original power center off of a 30A breaker in this one. My unit is currently at the dealer to have the black tank replaced (don't ask), so while the underbelly is off, I'm going to, or going to have them to run a 3/4" flexible raceway from the existing power center, to the cord storage area. I'll use this to run circuits over to the original panel area, where I'll transfer some of the heavy loads (water heater, microwave, AC) off of the 30A panel to the 50A panel, and split up some of the other circuits if possible. I'll try to get the converter on it's own circuit, and I'm thinking that if the refrigerator only draws 4-5 amps, I'll try to put it and the microwave or the outside refrigerator on their own shared 20A circuit, if they're wired with 12 awg wire. I'm also gonna add the receptacles to the sides of the pantry, and make that 2 separate circuits. In the end, for about $200, I should be able to run all electric without discretion, and basically just use gas for cooking and occaisionally heating. The savings on propane ought to make this payoff rather soon. If I add the 2 circuits to the pantry, I ought to be able to run 2 space heaters easily in the colder months, and I'll be able to run a portable AC unit to assist the rooftop unit, in the hotter months, and still run the water heater on electric. I figure I can somehow get the condensate drain line for the portable AC squeezed out of 1 of the slides, without pinching it off. I just have to come up with something for removing the exhaust.....trying to come up with something that doesn't require me to make a permanent hole in the Outback. I'm thinking I can make an insert for the small rear window in the bunkhouse, and just pop it in where the screen goes. My alternative to this, is to replace the 13.5 btu AC unit with a 15 btu unit, and just sell the 13.5, or install both on the roof......sounds like a hole in the Outback, and a lot of work. So far, the only downside I'm seeing to any of this, is that I have 30A extension cord and adapters, and a 30A hardwired SurgeGuard that's only seen 1 short camping season, that I'll have to part with, and replace with a 50A model. If anyone's interested in any of it, PM/email me. I'm not going to post any of it in the classified area until I get it out of the camper.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on November 28, 2011, 09:47:33 pm
Nice :) Looking forward to seeing the photo's and the update son it :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 23, 2011, 01:47:18 am
Nice :) Looking forward to seeing the photo's and the update son it :)

I changed the plan a little bit..... I decided to upgrade to the 15K BTU unit.  I had the 13.5K BTU moved over to where the Fantastik Fan was installed near the stove, and had the Fantastik Fan installed in the bathroom.  This way, the 15K unit will be the ducted unit, and the 13.5K unit will blast the living area.  It has controls on the unit and the 15K works off of the thermostat.  I had the dealer do the work on the roof, and I did the job of getting the electric to the relocated 13.5K unit.  That saved a bunch of $$$$, as the hard part of the job is getting the power to it.  For all the work they did istalling the new unit and relocating the original unit and Fantastik Fan, I paid 1.5 hours labor.  I also had them run the raceway through the underbelly for the service upgrade, while they were replacing the black tank.  The new Surge Guard should arrive tomorrow, and this project will be in full swing.  Here's some of the pics, and there's more that have explainations in my gallery.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211003504-672531.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211003506-6972172.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211003508-6981586.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211003509-699755.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211003511-700480.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211004816-701660.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211004818-7021986.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211004819-7031802.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211011338-717702.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-231211011337-7161164.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 26, 2011, 03:44:06 am
More progress.......almost done

AC complete
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211025425-727792.jpeg)
Added a receptacle
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211025423-7262079.jpeg)
Added another receptacle
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211025422-7251556.jpeg)
New 50A Hardwired SurgeGuard
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211025421-7242004.jpeg)
New 50A panel installed
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211025419-718169.jpeg)

All in all, not a bad 3-4 days of modding.  I got the new AC unit wired.  I totally broke up the electrical circuitry to give us unlimited scenarios of not tripping a breaker. 

The bunkhouse receptacles have been put on a seperate circuit than the bedroom/entertainment center receptacles.  The GFCI circuit has the kitchen receptacle removed and put on it's own circuit.  The old panel is now fed from the new panel on a 30A breaker, and now only feeds the water heater, converter, refrigerator, microwave, all of which are on their own circuits. I added a receptacle on each side of the linen closet, each on their own circuit.  Each of the AC units are on their own circuits.  Aside from seeing the added panel and the 2 added receptacles, the rest looks untouched.  For those contemplating the receptacles on the linen closet, be advised that each side of the closet has a double wall, and there's only about 3/4" between the layers.  Here's a pic of that, and a few more of other steps along the way.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211032601-7312267.jpeg)
Microwave cabinet after removing kitchen receptacle from original GFCI circuit
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211032559-730322.jpeg)
New J-box under stove where I did most of the splicing.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211032553-7281875.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211032557-7292235.jpeg)
Power routing through refrigerator access
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-261211032603-732923.jpeg)

I've got more pics, if anyone is interested in anything in particular. To the best of my knowledge, for those interested in the receptacle circuitry, it appears that on my unit, for the regular receptacle, they left the panel and went to the receptacle on the bunkhouse rear wall, then to the one in the bunkhouse cabinetry....refrigerator.....entertainment center.....bedroom slide side receptacle, then bedroom  door side receptacle.  The GFCI circuit, I believe went to the bathroom GFCI first obviously, then to the kitchen, then the outside TV receptacle, then outdoor kitchen counter, and last, outdoor kitchen refrigerator.  I broke/intercepted the regular receptacle circuit in the refrigerator access where the original refrigerator receptacle was.  I broke/intercepted the GFCI circuit in the microwave cabinet.  Everything basically got fished down the left side of the refrigerator.  The kitchen counter receptacle is protected by a GFCI breaker in the new 50A panel.  I don't think you could get a box big enough for a regular GFCI  to fit in that location.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 27, 2011, 05:37:31 pm
The new cord hatch came today and I installed it, and that makes me officially done.  It's opening is big enough (6.25" x 6.75") that I can actually reach in and form the cord as I put it in.  I can also see the LEDs on the Surge Guard through the new hatch, in case it needs to be viewed.  At $9.99 shipped, that was much better than the $30+ that the RV centers want, and I didn't have to do the expensive marine cord type setup.  There's also plenty of room in the space for me to put adapters and such in.

Now that it's done, I think it'll prove to be very worthwhile.  Last summer we camped once in June, 4th of July, and not again until mid September.  Now I feel like we are equipped to make the best of the entire season, even the heat of July and August.  Spreading the electrical loads will definitely give more flexibility in using things throughout the camper, without constantly having to turn something off to turn something else on.  It's great to know that there are so many more things we can do now, and not have to worry about stressing the 30A system.  For those of you who aren't totally getting the whole electric scope of this, let's just make it make sense numerically. 

Watts (W) are essentially how much power you are using/consuming.  It is the product of Volts (V) x Amps (A).  In my original setup, the TT had a 120 V service rated at 30 A, so if you maxxed it out, you could consume 3600 W (120 x 30 = 3600).  With my new setup, the TT now has a 240V service rated at 50A giving me the potential to use up to 12,000 W, more than 3 times what the original service would allow.  That all comes into play when you consider the essential loads in the TT: water heater 1440 W, AC 1900 W, microwave 1350 W, refrigerator 330 W, and converter 1380 W (potentially based on input current).  That totals 6400 W, and you haven't plugged in anything.  For me, add another 1900 W, and I'm at 8300W, running both ACs.  Now, I can run all those items simultaneously, and still have room for TV(s), coffee pot, electric skillet, griddle, blender, whatever.....not that we're not out to enjoy  camping, but we now have a lot more options.  Now, think about camping in cold weather.  Most electric heaters run at about a max of 1500 W.  With the way that I've broken the circuits up and added circuits, subtract 3800 W from the 8300 W  (wouldn't be using the ACs when I'd be trying to heat the trailer), and I'm back at 4500 W of consumption with the other essentials.  I can easily accomodate up to 4 electric heaters, 5 if I cycle one with the microwave.  I really think that 3 would do it for most cold situations that I'd want to camp in, and I think 3 would have it pretty cozy.

As I stated earlier, I had the dealer do all of the roof work for just under $200.  None of the rest of it was hard or strenuous, it just took a little thinking on fishing power cable through some of the areas, and electrical knowledge to figure out where/how to break the circuits up.  Once I figured out how I thought things were wired together, I broke a couple of splices to confirm it, and then proceeded to get the new power to those locations.  Obviously, it helped that I had the dealer run the raceway from under the stove (power center) to the new panel location, while they were replacing the black tank under warranty, but it wouldn't have taken much effort to open the underbelly, just more time. 

Here's the last few pics. 
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-271211101135.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-271211162506-7332270.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-271211162508-7352311.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-271211162509-7361500.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-271211162510-7371438.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on December 27, 2011, 08:36:28 pm
I can only think to say WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to double check that I plug the trailer in correctly at the cg, hope to god nothing happens that I have to anything, I repeat ANYTHING like this work, but if I do, we apparently have a resident guru.

Unbelievable work again.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 28, 2011, 01:11:10 am
I can only think to say WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to double check that I plug the trailer in correctly at the cg, hope to god nothing happens that I have to anything, I repeat ANYTHING like this work, but if I do, we apparently have a resident guru.

Unbelievable work again.

Jim

Thanks Jim, I'm sure it helps that I'm an electrician by trade, IBEW Local #1.  I've been a tearer upper for most of my life, getting in the trade refined me enough to transform me into a fixer upper.  Your sig says it all.....trailer's so right, it doesn't need any mods.  I think I can say that now, too.  Just kidding, that's one super nice setup you got.  I seen all the truck stuff in your sig, and all I could think is that if another package comes, and I tell her, "well yeah, I had to have this for the truck", she's gonna kill me.  Actually, as ecstatic as she is about the 2 AC units and not tripping breakers to make the trailer cozy when it's cold, I probably could slip something in. 

Just think, all this stems from suffering through the 4th of July heat of Branson, MO, on our 2nd camping trip ever.  Now, we're all stoked for the next camping season.......come'on, bring on the heat.  I just figured, while I was taking care of being prepared for the heat, I might as well take advantage of the added electrical capacity, and work out the other little bugs.  I'm just glad that I got it knocked out now, and freed myself up to not be worried about it in the spring, when I could be camping.

Oh,  and salutes and hats off to you for your service and sacrifice!!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on December 28, 2011, 08:44:03 am
Thats very impressive work. I wouldnt even want to consider cutting a hole in the side of my trailer. Id be so scared! HAHA

Did you find a lot of room behind the 120vac to 12vdc converter for the surge gaurd? I guess that is where you put it, correct? I want to find a place to mount one as well, but hvent taken the converter cover off yet to look at how much real estate is back there.

Matt
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 28, 2011, 11:41:27 am
Thats very impressive work. I wouldnt even want to consider cutting a hole in the side of my trailer. Id be so scared! HAHA

Did you find a lot of room behind the 120vac to 12vdc converter for the surge gaurd? I guess that is where you put it, correct? I want to find a place to mount one as well, but hvent taken the converter cover off yet to look at how much real estate is back there.

Matt

Thanks Matt.  I'm not a fan of cutting holes in the trailer either, but since it was only enlarging an existing hole, I felt a little better about it.  After I removed the original cord hatch and marked up my new hole, I took a small piece of stiff wire and poked it all 4 directions in the existing hole to make sure that I would miss any structural members.  After that, it was no issue. 

No, I did not put the surge guard where the converter is.  In my unit, the original 30A power center with the converter is under the stove.  The 30A surge guard that I had installed when I bought the trailer, was in the cord storage compartment which is in the bottom of the linen closet behind a removable front panel.  Keystone ran a piece of 10/2 romex from the power center under the stove to the cord storage compartment, and  just spliced the cord to the romex in that compartment.  The dealer opened that splice and put the surge guard between the cord and the romex, which I think is the best spot. I'd suggest you look around where your cord stores, to see about putting yours there as well.  That way, the surge guard protects from the point that power enters the trailer.   I replaced the removable front panel with a thicker piece of wood, and mounted the 50A panel in it, and put the 50A surge guard where the 30A one was.  Now, my 50A cord lands on the 50A surge guard, and there's a short piece of cord from the surge guard  feeding the 50A panel.  The original piece of  10/2 romex is now landed on a 30A breaker in the 50A panel, and still feeds the original power center/converter under the stove.  The 50A panel doesn't have a converter, it's all AC.  I wasn't adding or changing anything DC, so I saw no need for another full setup with another converter, and it was just fine to leave the DC system as it was.  There is space for DC in the 50A panel, but nothing's connected to it.

Hope that helps ya.  The pics I've posted in the thread, are also in my gallery, and there, they have descriptions to help you understand what was going on.  Well, at least that's what I was trying to describe.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on December 28, 2011, 01:53:55 pm
My cord is not attached to the trailer when its not being used. There is an outlet on the side of the trailer and I plug it in. Where the power comes in is by the tub/sink area and i dont have good access. Im not really looking to hang a 300$ piece of gear from the power outlet outside for somebody to take it, so I was lookign for options inside to put the surge gaurd. I think ill have to pull the power distribution panel out and see what space is back there for me to do what you did.

Matt
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 28, 2011, 02:26:32 pm
My cord is not attached to the trailer when its not being used. There is an outlet on the side of the trailer and I plug it in. Where the power comes in is by the tub/sink area and i dont have good access. Im not really looking to hang a 300$ piece of gear from the power outlet outside for somebody to take it, so I was lookign for options inside to put the surge gaurd. I think ill have to pull the power distribution panel out and see what space is back there for me to do what you did.

Matt
I get ya.  I don't like tempting people with the portable one dangling there either.  I also don't like that where you plug your cord into the portable one is exposed to rain.  Take a look at your setup and maybe post some pics for suggestions.  I have a lightly used 30A hardwired one looking for a new home.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on December 28, 2011, 07:27:51 pm
Thanks Jim, I'm sure it helps that I'm an electrician by trade, IBEW Local #1.  I've been a tearer upper for most of my life, getting in the trade refined me enough to transform me into a fixer upper.  Your sig says it all.....trailer's so right, it doesn't need any mods.  I think I can say that now, too.  Just kidding, that's one super nice setup you got.  I seen all the truck stuff in your sig, and all I could think is that if another package comes, and I tell her, "well yeah, I had to have this for the truck", she's gonna kill me.  Actually, as ecstatic as she is about the 2 AC units and not tripping breakers to make the trailer cozy when it's cold, I probably could slip something in. 

Just think, all this stems from suffering through the 4th of July heat of Branson, MO, on our 2nd camping trip ever.  Now, we're all stoked for the next camping season.......come'on, bring on the heat.  I just figured, while I was taking care of being prepared for the heat, I might as well take advantage of the added electrical capacity, and work out the other little bugs.  I'm just glad that I got it knocked out now, and freed myself up to not be worried about it in the spring, when I could be camping.

Oh,  and salutes and hats off to you for your service and sacrifice!!!!

I think you would be good. I mean wants another box or two in the mix, besides its all for the "comfort and safety of the family". ::)

Thank you for the kind words for my service. And I know what a Branson Summer feels like. I didnt move to NJ until after I got out of the MArines. Before then I grew up in Potosi, Mo. A born and raised Missoura boy here and all of my family is still there. Used to go to my aunts and uncles place on Lake of the Ozarks in the summer and fish and ski. Long before it became the madhouse that it is now.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 01, 2012, 12:31:36 am
Okay, I'm taking your advice.  Got a front mount hitch and folding cargo carrier in the cross hares.  Not the smallest of boxes, but I'm off next week, maybe I can receive them and proceed directly to the garage..........we'll see.  That'll give me room to haul the generator and firewood, or the kids' bikes, when the golf cart's in the bed of the truck.

On another note, who'dve thought that we'dve washed the camper and car and truck in the driveway on New Year's Eve in St. Louis, MO???  I hope we don't have to pay for this like we did last spring!!!!!!  Tornado.....storm.....hail......tornado.......storm.....hail!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 01, 2012, 01:39:19 am
I think you would be good. I mean wants another box or two in the mix, besides its all for the "comfort and safety of the family". ::)

Thank you for the kind words for my service. And I know what a Branson Summer feels like. I didnt move to NJ until after I got out of the MArines. Before then I grew up in Potosi, Mo. A born and raised Missoura boy here and all of my family is still there. Used to go to my aunts and uncles place on Lake of the Ozarks in the summer and fish and ski. Long before it became the madhouse that it is now.

Jim

Dangumit Joonbee......I think we're in trouble.....I might be needing your address......I sent that order off, and the confirmation said it won't be delivered until after I go back to work.  Don't worry, you'll just need room for me and the Outback......she won't let me take the 2 lil' guys, and the 2 other boys.....well, they're too big for me to even think about you and me having to feed!!!!!!!!  It's good they got jobs, maybe they can help the ol' man out.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 02, 2012, 12:16:56 pm
Bored yesterday so painted the Bow ties on the Suburban and Silverado :)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTAyLTAwMzI1LmpwZw.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTAyLTAwMzI2LmpwZw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 02, 2012, 04:19:04 pm
Nice Clarke- what did you use to do that?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 03, 2012, 11:57:19 am
front ones were easy to take off as they were clips on the PU and little Stem nuts on the SUB - back ones were more difficult as i was only removing the Clear plastic as it is Chrome underneath so that i could leave it Chrome if i wanted to ......that needed heat and a careful putty knife as it is double stick taped.....

I am leaving the SUB chrome - PU i painted black and still deciding on leaving it chrome or putting the black on that i painted :)

I simply used Krylon Fusion Plastic paint and top coat ........... I will wet sand and polish yet as well :)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/utf-8BUHUgYW5kIHN1YiBnZXR0aW5nIGZyb250IGJvd3RpZSBwYWludGVkIGJsYWNrIHRvZGF5LmpwZw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on January 03, 2012, 02:45:30 pm
Thought maybe you got into the kids water colors again. 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on January 04, 2012, 07:13:45 pm
the blue oval never needs painting....

just sayin'

 :devil:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on January 04, 2012, 09:05:14 pm
the blue oval never needs painting....

just sayin'

 :devil:

 :agree:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 04, 2012, 09:13:40 pm
The Blue oval is a good look - especially with the Big Chrome grill on the new Trucks :)




























Stands Out and Looks good in my rear view mirror :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 05, 2012, 03:42:55 am
The Blue oval is a good look - especially with the Big Chrome grill on the new Trucks :)




























Stands Out and Looks good in my rear view mirror :)


I stand by ya, fellow Bow Tie Boy.  You know how it goes, everybody picks on the "QUIET" kid in class.  You would think that they'd already know that the bow tie is an obvious mark of distinction!!!!!  I have a little "badging" mod as well.  Also put the front mounted hitch on yesterday.....will post the pics after I get up later this morning.  I know, sounds crazy, but I'm about to go to bed, and when I get up, it should still be this morning.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 05, 2012, 07:41:18 am
What brand did you put on? That is one i plan on doing as well :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 05, 2012, 08:30:33 am
What will be the purpose of the front hitch?

I wanted to do the same thing... sometimes trying to get the trailer out of storage it would be easier to have a front hitch, btu then i checked the hitch rating and it was only like 300lbs tongue weight.

They do make mounting a winch quick and easy... store it in the toolbox when not needed so it doesnt get crudded up.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on January 05, 2012, 09:34:23 am
the blue oval never needs painting....

just sayin'

 :devil:

Well I must admit that now that I am nearing 200k miles, the Blue Oval has taken the brunt of a few rock chips, so I polished off the Ford letters and repainted the background Arizona Beige, formerly Blue. So now its the Arizona Beige Oval. Not that anyone would have noticed, at least in their rearview mirror.

Funny, my Chevy I painted all of my badging black also and the Dodge, I completely debadged. But the King just screams look at me, so I couldn't change much on him.

As for front hitches, I have always had a Ranch Hand front replacement bumper on my trucks. Just havent been able to free up the extra money for the King yet. They have a front hitch and winch mount on the Legend Series. I am not sure what the capacity is on the 2" receiver, but they are beefy, cause the bumpers weigh nearly 300lbs.

http://www.bumpersandbeds.com/index.html This is where I have gotten all of mine. You can also lurk on ebay and find some good deals on scratch and dents from them.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 05, 2012, 08:46:51 pm
I went with the Reese Towpower Front Mount Hitch model 65050 ($111 on Amazon, free shipping) and the Curt 60 x 24 Folding Cargo Carrier model 18132 ($144 on Amazon, free shipping).  Carrier came today, thus the delay in posting the pics I was supposed to do this morning.  Both the hitch and the carrier are rated for 500 lbs.  I think the carrier itself weighs 60-70 lbs, which subtracts from the 500 lbs.  The hitch has a 9000 lb.  maximum winch line pull.  The 500 lb. hitch rating is secondary to Gross Axle Rating on the front, so don't exceed that.  The carrier will haul bikes, generator, firewood, coolers.....whatever the need for the trip at hand.  The install of the hitch was easy and could be done in an hour or less.  Cut a hole in the lower bumper fascia per the instructions and crawl under there and mount the hitch.  4 bolts total.  Once you punch your razor knife through the fascia, it cuts pretty easy.  The hitch came with a washer for putting between the side of the hitch and the inside frame rail.  In my case it was not thick enough, so I used a thicker washer that I had.  The hole in the fascia is dead center, but one side of the hitch rubbed, so I had to enlarge it a bit.  The opposite side has a gap as a result, but the next truck could be different.  The carrier leans to one side, but that appears to be a common problem.  I think if i ratchet strap it to the tow hooks, that would stabilize it.  Pics as promised, as usual, the ones in my gallery have explanations.......

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112195601-738662.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112195603-7392100.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112195605-7402140.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112195607-7411237.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112195609-7422329.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112200138-7432062.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112200154-7451377.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112200156-7462473.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112200157-7471624.jpeg)

And.........the badging pics I promised

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112201556-7481999.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112201558-7491499.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112201559-750302.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-050112201601-7511560.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 06, 2012, 06:56:56 am
The basket idea upfront is really nice. Good job!!  :goodjob:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on January 06, 2012, 08:30:55 am
yes, looks great.  the ones i have seen for a ford cause me to lose my factory fog lights, IIRC.  the chevy front end design looks like it lends itself to an easy install.

and a bowtie on the golf cart too, huh ?  like a rock..... ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 06, 2012, 09:29:44 am
Looking good - Love the cart and truck personalization :) I usually don't give my

If you have considered doing the Dumbo ears (camper Mirrors) they are easy mod and a plug and play :)

I love mine :) I can guarantee you will to!! My wife loves them on our 3/4 ton Burb - except when she ear butted a truck going the opposite direction......... thus we broke one ..... thus i know they are easy to install/replace :)

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/accessories/frameset3.cfm (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/accessories/frameset3.cfm) will probably be this if wood grain on interior http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19158391&partnumber=19158391 (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19158391&partnumber=19158391) or if no wood grain then this http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19202235&partnumber=19202235 (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19202235&partnumber=19202235)
like 420 something a pair including shipping and handling - that varies on which ones are correct for your truck.......

take off the door panel and bolt it on :) there are also you tube videos that will show you how to remove the door panel if you haven't done one yet..
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTExMjMwLTAwMzEwLmpwZw.jpg)

And finished Product :)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTExMjMwLTAwMzExLmpwZw.jpg)

and Black Bow Tie that compliment the Pink Cat Eyes nicely :) (she wanted something pink on the truck and i would not allow a pinstripe - so the eyes were the compromise :) )
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTAyLTAwMzI2LmpwZw-1.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 06, 2012, 11:48:50 am
You going to put snow plow rookie poles on there?

Ya know, so you dont hit anything with it down low infront of the truck?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 06, 2012, 12:41:26 pm
Looking good - Love the cart and truck personalization :) I usually don't give my

If you have considered doing the Dumbo ears (camper Mirrors) they are easy mod and a plug and play :)

I love mine :) I can guarantee you will to!! My wife loves them on our 3/4 ton Burb - except when she ear butted a truck going the opposite direction......... thus we broke one ..... thus i know they are easy to install/replace :)

http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/accessories/frameset3.cfm (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/accessories/frameset3.cfm) will probably be this if wood grain on interior http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19158391&partnumber=19158391 (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19158391&partnumber=19158391) or if no wood grain then this http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19202235&partnumber=19202235 (http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results.cfm?singlepart=1&AddPartNumber=19202235&partnumber=19202235)
like 420 something a pair including shipping and handling - that varies on which ones are correct for your truck.......

take off the door panel and bolt it on :) there are also you tube videos that will show you how to remove the door panel if you haven't done one yet..
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTExMjMwLTAwMzEwLmpwZw.jpg)

And finished Product :)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTExMjMwLTAwMzExLmpwZw.jpg)

and Black Bow Tie that compliment the Pink Cat Eyes nicely :) (she wanted something pink on the truck and i would not allow a pinstripe - so the eyes were the compromise :) )
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2008%20Suburban/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTAyLTAwMzI2LmpwZw-1.jpg)

I looked into the mirrors back when I first got the truck and trailer.  I also found the  best price at gmpartsdirect.com.  It costs about $600 to have it done at the dealer with them providing the parts, and about $555 if I buy and install them, and just have the dealer do the reprogram of the BCM.  I decided to try the CIPA clip ons for $60, at the advice of my truck driver buddy who coached me on driving the setup.  I also hooked up to a buddy's F250 that has the telescoping tow mirrors.  My observation was that my vision down the driver's side was about the same, and on the passenger side, I'd still have to use the blind spot mirror about as much as I use the CIPA.  So, the jury is still out on that.  I'd really like to hook up to a Chevy with the tow mirrors and get a fair assessment for myself.   I want to do them, just not sure that they'll be that vast of an improvement over the CIPAs.  So far the CIPAs do well and don't move around a lot.  They also are about the most "non add-on" looking that I've come across.  I'm sure some of my other pics show the truck with them on, I just took them off for the winter last week.

You going to put snow plow rookie poles on there?

Ya know, so you dont hit anything with it down low infront of the truck?

Already got that in the scope.  I'm trying to come up with a way that doesn't require me to drill the carrier, and they have to be quick remove/reinstall, for when I need to fold the carrier.  I'd also like to store them on the carrier so that I don't forget to put them on because they're not right handy.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 06, 2012, 01:32:17 pm
you could use a CB atenna set up with the 1/4 turn quick disconnects...

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 06, 2012, 05:22:01 pm
you could use a CB atenna set up with the 1/4 turn quick disconnects...
Good idea, I'll look into that.  I picked up the 2 reflective rods today.  I got more mods and pics to post later.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 06, 2012, 07:39:16 pm
(http://www.walcottcb.com/images/products/M164A/M164A.jpg)
This mount... you can put one of the bars between the aluminum and sandwich it in there.

Then, you can use this...
(http://www.walcottcb.com/images/PTKD2.jpg)

Use the quick connect to mount your poles...

I found this on www.walcottcb.com

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 07, 2012, 12:22:55 am
(http://www.walcottcb.com/images/products/M164A/M164A.jpg)
This mount... you can put one of the bars between the aluminum and sandwich it in there.

Then, you can use this...
(http://www.walcottcb.com/images/PTKD2.jpg)

Use the quick connect to mount your poles...

I found this on www.walcottcb.com

Thanks, that's a great lead.  I visited that site, and I think I'll check Radio Shack tomorrow.  The fiberglass rods I bought have rubber caps on one end and are sharpened like a pencil on the other end.  I may see if they are the right size to try to run through a die and thread them.  If not, I'll look at epoxying them to something that I can bolt to the brackets, or into the quick connects.

Got more boxes today, and was able to add a carrier for my WD bars, an extra sewer hose carrier, and a hitch head storer.  All without drilling a single hole in the Outback.  Here's the pics.......

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234951-752131.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234952-7532006.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234954-7541204.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234955-7551476.jpeg)

The only reason the carriers are different colors is because D&W charges an extra $25 for a 4' or larger carrier, and I got the 46" one for $29 vs. $50.  I bought spray paint for plastic but then decided that it probably wouldn't take long for knicks and scrapes to make it look like crap.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234957-7561878.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000012-7572072.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000015-758300.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000018-759908.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000020-760382.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000021-761484.jpeg)

Got 6 of the Aireport vents and the Cyclone vent still to do yet.  D&W is really reasonable, $2.75 ea. for Aireport vents, and if anyone knows where to get the black pipe for the sewer hose carrier, they have the caps/doors for $2.50.  That way, you could make it whatever length you need. 

Unfortunately, it's back on the grind Monday morning.  My recycling can is overflowing from all of the cardboard boxes and packaging from this week.  I think it'll take the mail man and the UPS man a while to realize they don't have to stop at my house.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on January 07, 2012, 09:18:51 am
Thanks, that's a great lead.  I visited that site, and I think I'll check Radio Shack tomorrow.  The fiberglass rods I bought have rubber caps on one end and are sharpened like a pencil on the other end.  I may see if they are the right size to try to run through a die and thread them.  If not, I'll look at epoxying them to something that I can bolt to the brackets, or into the quick connects.

Got more boxes today, and was able to add a carrier for my WD bars, an extra sewer hose carrier, and a hitch head storer.  All without drilling a single hole in the Outback.  Here's the pics.......

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234951-752131.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234952-7532006.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234954-7541204.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234955-7551476.jpeg)

The only reason the carriers are different colors is because D&W charges an extra $25 for a 4' or larger carrier, and I got the 46" one for $29 vs. $50.  I bought spray paint for plastic but then decided that it probably wouldn't take long for knicks and scrapes to make it look like crap.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060112234957-7561878.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000012-7572072.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000015-758300.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000018-759908.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000020-760382.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-070112000021-761484.jpeg)

Got 6 of the Aireport vents and the Cyclone vent still to do yet.  D&W is really reasonable, $2.75 ea. for Aireport vents, and if anyone knows where to get the black pipe for the sewer hose carrier, they have the caps/doors for $2.50.  That way, you could make it whatever length you need. 

Unfortunately, it's back on the grind Monday morning.  My recycling can is overflowing from all of the cardboard boxes and packaging from this week.  I think it'll take the mail man and the UPS man a while to realize they don't have to stop at my house.
you could buy cheap cb antana's they would screw right into the quick connects. 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on January 07, 2012, 08:49:15 pm
The Blue oval is a good look - especially with the Big Chrome grill on the new Trucks


Stands Out and Looks good in my rear view mirror :)

Don't get too confident there.  Remember they warn you that objects in the mirror maybe closer than they appear.  ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 08, 2012, 11:25:41 pm
Don't get too confident there.  Remember they warn you that objects in the mirror maybe closer than they appear.  ;)
Yeah....but if they're in that mirror, they're still behind ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you could buy cheap cb antana's they would screw right into the quick connects. 8)

Ah ha.......now is this gonna turn into now I want a CB, and maybe I should just get a nice pair and run the cable out to that location, and add an additional bumper mount......and .........thank GOD I'm going back to work tomorrow!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on January 09, 2012, 09:19:13 am
Yeah....but if they're in that mirror, they're still behind ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ah ha.......now is this gonna turn into now I want a CB, and maybe I should just get a nice pair and run the cable out to that location, and add an additional bumper mount......and .........thank GOD I'm going back to work tomorrow!!!!!!!!
Ha ha I didn't mean to start anything. 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 09, 2012, 10:32:45 am
Unfortunately, it's back on the grind Monday morning.  My recycling can is overflowing from all of the cardboard boxes and packaging from this week.  I think it'll take the mail man and the UPS man a while to realize they don't have to stop at my house.

I figured all of the increased modding meant increased beer consumption - leading to overflowing recycling bins :) LOL
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 10, 2012, 12:31:05 am
I figured all of the increased modding meant increased beer consumption - leading to overflowing recycling bins :) LOL
True, but when you crush them, it's easy to drop them through the cracks in the cardboard.  Didn't even bother with the beer today....opened the cabinet over the entertainment center and voila......1/2 gallon of vodka......now need to replace it before the Warden does inventory......see what happens when a buddy stops by to shoot the shiznit with ya.................
Ha ha I didn't mean to start anything. 8)

Nah....just doing my due diligence.....at the point I'm buying "CB antennas" (antennae), I may as well consider if I would ever think of doing a CB.....nothing like a purchase serving a dual purpose, and there's nothing worse than spending $10-$20 shy of satisfaction!!!  I'm of the belief that I have more time than money.....so, I'll use the time I've got to make the best of any money spent to mark the front of the cargo carrier.

At any rate, this thread's about mods, and today, I did install the Aireports.  Really, nothing to see, except for my near miss.  The first hole I drilled, I made the most rookie mistake.  Measure twice, cut/drill once.  Did that.  Use common sense to consider stud/roof truss layout.  Didn't do that.  Drilled the center of the first vent right into a roof truss....luckily, only the 1/4" pilot bit, so a little spackle should  remedy that.   Called the Warden out for an executive decision, and to checkout the airflow, what's the first thing "Mrs. Never Pays Attention To Detail" notices......the 1/4" boo boo...."Oh my GOD....He Is Mortal".  Fortunately, that occurred well before the point of admiration time put the serious dent into the 1/2 gallon.

The Aireports are a little misleading....you don't always physically "feel" the actual airflow due to the 360 degree diffusion.  I ran the unit on fan only, and played with them a bit.  Also, instead of installing one in the front bedroom, I installed it just inside the front door, in front of the entertainment center.  It looks like Keystone added/moved one to that location on the 2012 models.  I'll at least try to get the pics uploaded to my gallery or my mods link, tomorrow.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 10, 2012, 07:55:41 am
MOD MANIA :) I LOVE IT!!!

a CB is an excellent thing to have - just have to watch volume and language on it......... it can be quite entertaining - and also derogatory and flaming......

They are good to have - especially if you are on any trucking routes, as you will know of anything going on down the road in front of you ....... can be a big help with traffic, delays and weather.....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 10, 2012, 11:36:12 am
Pics as promised
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100112112546-7741737.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100112112548-7752420.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100112112549-7762105.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100112112551-777119.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100112112552-7782367.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on January 12, 2012, 11:18:19 am
Been thinking about adding the option to just run the fan on the furnace.  Figured it would aid in evening out the space heater heat.  I'm thinking that it would also be pulling outside air in as well, or does the outside air just serve the combustion chamber.  I don't want to introduce cold air into the trailer.  I also think it would be effective in circulating the air conditioned air in the summer also.  Hmmmm.......has anyone else done this, I'm wondering if outside air is an issue.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 17, 2012, 01:44:43 am
Adding # 14 to the Silverado

Black Billet Grille
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTE3LTAwMzg5LmpwZw.jpg)

next up Truck bed LED'S as well as rear auxiliary lights on the truck and camper
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on January 17, 2012, 09:13:36 am
Clarkley did you have to cut to install?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 17, 2012, 10:51:04 am
You can mount it as an overlay - but i did not like it - it stuck out to far, co then i had to cut the mesh out to do the insert

I used the T-Rex Brand - couple of the brackets really should have been re drilled for better alignment - but it was getting late and you can't tell (its behind the grille)
Over all a nice Grille - took longer to do than i expected as i was not planning on cutting :)

Actually had to have the wife run down to the firehouse with my jigsaw at 9:50 :) had her look at overlay or insert methods as well .......... Showed her the overlay and she turned her nose up at it and said that looks like a cheap add on....... I agreed............. cutting it in looks like it is supposed to :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on January 17, 2012, 11:46:41 am
Looks good Clarke!

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 09, 2012, 09:09:24 am
Added Ready Lift Leveling Kit (http://www.readylift.com/)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTMxLTAwNDE2LmpwZw-1.jpg)

Next up Is fog lights added to the back of the camper and the back of the truck as well as Truck bed lights and my cargo light on a dedicated switch.....and all lights including trailer to be switched from the truck cab.........and a switch for reverse lights and the rear led light bar i am adding to be turned off on the truck, so i dont have the reflection against the camper when backing in at night....... and a mod to the front truck llights so i can have an all lights on mod of driving lights, low beam and high beam :)

Rest of the materials are here - i just need to find some time to do it :)

Camper rear fog lights will be able to be turned on from the cab and from the back of the camper - when unplugged
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on February 11, 2012, 02:45:32 pm
just added a tv in the master, also removed the bed frame and made room for 4 kids to sleep in their, but the truck is a little different

06 CC 4x LBZ
predator
4inch turbo back
reroute
105 gal aux tank
guages
Nicktane cat adapter
air dog real soon like weeks
jason cab level topper
some other DYI mods

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on February 11, 2012, 06:40:39 pm
Added Ready Lift Leveling Kit (http://www.readylift.com/)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTMxLTAwNDE2LmpwZw-1.jpg)

Next up Is fog lights added to the back of the camper and the back of the truck as well as Truck bed lights and my cargo light on a dedicated switch.....and all lights including trailer to be switched from the truck cab.........and a switch for reverse lights and the rear led light bar i am adding to be turned off on the truck, so i dont have the reflection against the camper when backing in at night....... and a mod to the front truck llights so i can have an all lights on mod of driving lights, low beam and high beam :)

Rest of the materials are here - i just need to find some time to do it :)

Camper rear fog lights will be able to be turned on from the cab and from the back of the camper - when unplugged

Lookin good Clarke!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on February 11, 2012, 06:50:06 pm
Added Ready Lift Leveling Kit (http://www.readylift.com/)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMTMxLTAwNDE2LmpwZw-1.jpg)

Next up Is fog lights added to the back of the camper and the back of the truck as well as Truck bed lights and my cargo light on a dedicated switch.....and all lights including trailer to be switched from the truck cab.........and a switch for reverse lights and the rear led light bar i am adding to be turned off on the truck, so i dont have the reflection against the camper when backing in at night....... and a mod to the front truck llights so i can have an all lights on mod of driving lights, low beam and high beam :)

Rest of the materials are here - i just need to find some time to do it :)
I see I like. 8)

Camper rear fog lights will be able to be turned on from the cab and from the back of the camper - when unplugged
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 12, 2012, 10:21:47 am
just added a tv in the master, also removed the bed frame and made room for 4 kids to sleep in their, but the truck is a little different

06 CC 4x LBZ
predator
4inch turbo back
reroute
105 gal aux tank
guages
Nicktane cat adapter
air dog real soon like weeks
jason cab level topper
some other DYI mods

I have been thinking of the airdog lift pump as well........... i am torn as i really want train horns........... but want really good ones like the nathan's ........ i just have to devise away to justify the expense :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on February 12, 2012, 10:34:47 am
i just have to devise away to justify the expense :)

Safety, safety, SAFETY!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 12, 2012, 10:53:26 am
completed some items...... all switches are blue LED light Rockers from Del City (http://www.delcity.net/)
Switches

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjExLTAwNDQ2LmpwZw.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjExLTAwNDUwLmpwZw.jpg)

Rear truck lights
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTEVEJ3MgZ29pbmcgb24uanBn.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjA5LTAwNDM1LmpwZw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 12, 2012, 10:56:48 am
Safety, safety, SAFETY!!!

I have trying that :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on February 12, 2012, 11:07:12 am
I have been thinking of the airdog lift pump as well........... i am torn as i really want train horns........... but want really good ones like the nathan's ........ i just have to devise away to justify the expense :)

a lift pump is more useful than a horn, that CP3 will like you for it, I have a 6.5 inline lift pump and I can tell the differance, it idles a lot better (no surge)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 12, 2012, 11:12:56 am
a lift pump is more useful than a horn, that CP3 will like you for it, I have a 6.5 inline lift pump and I can tell the differance, it idles a lot better (no surge)

I know - i have only heard good things and benefits all the way around with a lift pump ......... they have a CP4 on 2011 and up - but would still be a benefit!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on February 12, 2012, 11:21:17 am
yea that CP4 will like it even better, plus the extra filtering will protect your injectors, I lost #8 last spring and it took 3 week to get one, so I went with a nicktane cat filter adapter which is a better filter and larger and also with with a under cab nicktane remote filter and soon I will have a AD2 or I might just get a holly black lift pump , the holly is much cheaper but it does not have the air removal feature
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 12, 2012, 06:13:53 pm
yea that CP4 will like it even better, plus the extra filtering will protect your injectors, I lost #8 last spring and it took 3 week to get one, so I went with a nicktane cat filter adapter which is a better filter and larger and also with with a under cab nicktane remote filter and soon I will have a AD2 or I might just get a holly black lift pump , the holly is much cheaper but it does not have the air removal feature

I was looking at the ADII - have you done the relief valve shim kit? simple easy way to maintain, on yours, if you are losing pressure.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 12, 2012, 06:17:59 pm
Truck and toolbox lighting completed pressure switch on the toolbox lid - master switch in cab - and a secondary switch at rear of truck

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjEyLTAwNDUyLmpwZw.jpg)

All Light on mod complete - controlled by in cab switch

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjEyLTAwNDUxLmpwZw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on February 12, 2012, 06:34:51 pm
I was looking at the ADII - have you done the relief valve shim kit? simple easy way to maintain, on yours, if you are losing pressure.

I did not do the shim kit since I dont drain the rails (yet) when I get efi live I will get the shim kit but I need a upgrade tranny before I get efi (which will not happen because wife says no), I also did the all light on mod with a diode from the shack
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 29, 2012, 08:25:17 am
added a rampage light bar - does reverse lights (white) as well - good buy at under 50.00 ........ comes with a 4 prong plug in, it is easy to find turn signal harness and splice into it.....

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMjI5LTAwNDg5LmpwZw.jpg)

need to do a couple more mods - back up lights on camper, a switch to turn off all reverse lights on the back of the truck (at least white/reverse) to avoid glare off the camper when backing in at night, and a generator box for the bumper (like a hayes product box)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on February 29, 2012, 08:53:30 am
I have been thinking of the airdog lift pump as well........... i am torn as i really want train horns........... but want really good ones like the nathan's ........ i just have to devise away to justify the expense :)

Get Grover Stuttertone air horns... might not be as loud as train horns, but the distinctive sound really sets them apart from the others....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 29, 2012, 11:02:17 am
Get Grover Stuttertone air horns... might not be as loud as train horns, but the distinctive sound really sets them apart from the others....

Yeah i like them .......... but I really Really have my heart set on a Nathan Train Horn ............. i just need to find one reasonably priced :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on February 29, 2012, 11:45:21 am
  • Cargo Light mod its on its own switch now - switch is on overhead console

Crap...there went another 65 bucks to eBay!!  Well...I will also have a nicely illuminated bed in just a few short days  :yay:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 29, 2012, 03:14:28 pm
Crap...there went another 65 bucks to eBay!!  Well...I will also have a nicely illuminated bed in just a few short days  :yay:

Don't you have a decent light in your "Cap"? I know my brothers illuminates decent..... but the under Bed rail lights work well .............. you will like them :) regardless of if you have a cap light or not............ they do a nice job... IMO
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on February 29, 2012, 03:38:48 pm
There is a light in the cap, but I would call it far from decent.  The light does a poor job of illuminating the front of the bed with a truck load of camping gear in there.  I'm hopeful these will do the trick for me.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on February 29, 2012, 03:43:15 pm
Don't you have a decent light in your "Cap"? I know my brothers illuminates decent..... but the under Bed rail lights work well .............. you will like them :) regardless of if you have a cap light or not............ they do a nice job... IMO
Where's everyone buying?  I see them for $100 on eBay, but not $65.  Way to go Clarkely, you always gotta come on here flaunting all your new bling.....now just look at the rest of us scurrying!!!  My buddy's get'em, I've been intending to get'em, now you've just reminded me.

Also, you guys were talking lift pumps, my understanding is the pump for the 6.5L will suffice, because the CP3/CP4 just needs a little positive pressureto keep it from working hard.  Then all the rest is about filtration....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Ace on February 29, 2012, 04:16:18 pm
Where's everyone buying?  I see them for $100 on eBay, but not $65.  Way to go Clarkely, you always gotta come on here flaunting all your new bling.....now just look at the rest of us scurrying!!!  My buddy's get'em, I've been intending to get'em, now you've just reminded me.

Also, you guys were talking lift pumps, my understanding is the pump for the 6.5L will suffice, because the CP3/CP4 just needs a little positive pressureto keep it from working hard.  Then all the rest is about filtration....

I was looking into these the other day.  Auto Anything has pretty good prices and several options, plus free shipping.

http://www.autoanything.com/AccessoriesGuidedSearch/SearchResults.aspx?N=0&Nu=p_group_id&Ntt=bed+lights&Ntk=primary&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&D=bed+lights&Dx=mode+matchpartialmax+rel+static&Nr=AND(OR(Vehicle:2012:Dodge:Ram,Vehicle:NON_VEHICLE_SPECIFIC))
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on February 29, 2012, 04:56:26 pm
I was looking into these the other day.  Auto Anything has pretty good prices and several options, plus free shipping.

http://www.autoanything.com/AccessoriesGuidedSearch/SearchResults.aspx?N=0&Nu=p_group_id&Ntt=bed+lights&Ntk=primary&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&D=bed+lights&Dx=mode+matchpartialmax+rel+static&Nr=AND(OR(Vehicle:2012:Dodge:Ram,Vehicle:NON_VEHICLE_SPECIFIC))
Thanks, might have to get a set for the pass thru storage and maybe even the pantry in the Outback.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 29, 2012, 06:10:57 pm
i got mine at XDP (extreme diesel performance $67.05) free shipping on orders over 50.00 - i actually had a 15% off coupon and paid 56.99 for it :)

They often have 10% off specials........ Ebay and other stores seem to have right around the 65.00 price as well :)

The rampage products light bar 960136 can be had for around 41.00 on sites (i saw it on amazon) i paid 42.30........ It is a good product and the least expensive i found........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on February 29, 2012, 06:39:49 pm
This is where I found mine --> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130640232768&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 01, 2012, 08:49:03 am
XDP will also work with you on larger orders to give discounts.......... you just need to ask :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 11, 2012, 08:13:38 pm
While emptying the Pond.... well ice rink......... okay Pond

I decided to wrap up putting the rear LED Floods on the camper i had gotten.....

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMxMS0wMDUzMi5qcGc.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDMxMS0wMDUzMS5qcGc.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on March 11, 2012, 09:37:13 pm
I'm in the process of adding shelves in some of the bigger cabinets. These are permanent shelves, I'm tired  of the wire things. Also going to add a pullout for the garbage in the kitchen. Then I will probably be putting my Turbo fan and cover over the bathroom vent. I have a sun shade for the back picture window to install, I have a slide topper for the bedroom slide. But nice weather is finely coming so I guess I'll be busy.

Kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on March 12, 2012, 11:24:28 am
Clark,  Where did you get those rear LEDs?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 12, 2012, 02:19:23 pm
they are Anzo - bought them from XPD diesel - as i was getting 15% off my order - buying a bunch of stuff together.........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on March 22, 2012, 01:39:02 pm
put the airdog 2 165 on a few weeks ago, been towing my trailer with 3 yards of stone  back and forth from the stone yard (working on my driveway) my truck loves the air free fuel, I can wot from 5-60mph and no smoke and it pulls the 10k trailer with ease, with  the downpipe and 4inch exh it does not go above 1300 degrees exh temp, usally hangs around 750-850 at 55mph
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 22, 2012, 01:50:40 pm
put the airdog 2 165 on a few weeks ago, been towing my trailer with 3 yards of stone  back and forth from the stone yard (working on my driveway) my truck loves the air free fuel, I can wot from 5-60mph and no smoke and it pulls the 10k trailer with ease, with  the downpipe and 4inch exh it does not go above 1300 degrees exh temp, usally hangs around 750-850 at 55mph

Nice!!! I have heard great things about the air dog lift pump and better filtration
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 01, 2012, 01:16:38 am
Added 2 cyclone vents today, a Wingman on the antenna,  and installed some truck bed lighting in the pass thru storage.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412005503-8871362.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412005505-88880.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412005507-889567.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412005509-890888.jpeg)


(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412005510-891877.jpeg)

 (http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412010022-892171.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412010024-8931976.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-010412010025-8941871.jpeg)

I think I need to update my sig!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 01, 2012, 05:59:19 am

I think I need to update my sig!!!

'ya think ????? you have been going nuts !  looks great !
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 01, 2012, 08:16:19 am
Modding Machine!!! Did you put the bed lights in the truck as well? I love it!!! I want to encourage our Sickness!!!
I have one coming up that will literally knock your socks off :)

The lights are bright :) I put the same lever switch on the two lights i put in my tool box....... can you buy just a string of 4 of them? i might want to put them in my front compartment .......... I saw talk of that but never saw them anywhere other than the full set of 8
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 01, 2012, 10:15:01 am
'ya think ????? you have been going nuts !  looks great !
Thanks....I don't remember when I last updated it.  I know I never added the super top secret truck mods to it.

Modding Machine!!! Did you put the bed lights in the truck as well? I love it!!! I want to encourage our Sickness!!!
I have one coming up that will literally knock your socks off :)

The lights are bright :) I put the same lever switch on the two lights i put in my tool box....... can you buy just a string of 4 of them? i might want to put them in my front compartment .......... I saw talk of that but never saw them anywhere other than the full set of 8

Oh boy....are you about to have me forking out cash again!!!!  It doesn't take much to knock my socks off when it comes to modding and gadgetry.

I've only seen the full sets.  For the pass thru, it worked great because on the stringer, I'd say the lights only span about 4'- 5', so it was nice to be able to start them from opposite ends and be able to double illuminate the center/furthest area from either door.  It took a little ingenuity on the micro switch lever.  I had to fold it back over itself at a 45 degree angle, and then bend an offset in it, to get it to hang where it was not intrusive and the door would still hit it. 

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on April 01, 2012, 07:42:05 pm
Great idea with the lights and nicely done.

kevin

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 02, 2012, 10:41:21 pm
'ya think ????? you have been going nuts !  looks great !
Actually started to update it, and I'm out of space.  I'll have to sleep on it, and see what to take out.

Did you put the bed lights in the truck as well?
....... can you buy just a string of 4 of them?
i might want to put them in my front compartment ..........
I did the truck bed a few weeks ago, just realized I never posted it.  I won't bore you guys with posting it now, I'll just add it to my gallery.   I'm thinking about ordering another set to use 1 of the stringers in the pantry in the 312BH, and wire them so that when you open the doors, the lights come on.  I bought a macerator pump, so I'll have to get 12V to the bottom of the pantry where I added the 50A panel.  That way, I can just open the electrical hatch door that I installed, and plug the macerator pump up.  I'll just tap that same 12V source to run the pantry lighting......that new panel actually has a receptacle mounted in the rear of it, so I guess that while I'm in there, I'll mount a charger for my cordless drill, and that way I've always got a battery charging............it's neverending!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 03, 2012, 05:31:20 am
  I won't bore you guys with posting it now, I'll just add it to my gallery.   

bore us ?????  BORE US ?????

never !!!!!!!

i gotta do something with my electrical cord.  just not sure what.  the idea of a hatch is a good one, though, as that spot under the pantry can be used for more storage......hmmmm......

after i get the maxxfans cut in, though.  they have sat for over a year now !

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 03, 2012, 08:26:41 am
bore us ?????  BORE US ?????

never !!!!!!!

i gotta do something with my electrical cord.  just not sure what.  the idea of a hatch is a good one, though, as that spot under the pantry can be used for more storage......hmmmm......

after i get the maxxfans cut in, though.  they have sat for over a year now !



I'll have to bore you later....I just realized the reason I didn't post them is because I didn't take any.......SHAME ON ME!!!!!!

I will say though, after putting all of my gear back in the pass thru storage, it's plenty bright in there.  It'll be perfect for the dark campgrounds.

Another thing I forgot to mention is how stable the roof felt while I was up there.  At 278 lbs., I was impressed.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Ace on April 03, 2012, 09:50:17 pm
Great idea with the lights and nicely done.

kevin

+1  I haven't done anything to my trailer since I bought it, but I do have a list!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 09, 2012, 12:49:49 pm
Well you gotta get going.....I just finished another mod.   Well, almost finished.  I added the TST TPMS system to keep watch on the trailer tires.  It monitors tire pressure and temperature.  I just have to figure out how/where I'll mount the monitor in the truck.  It came with a suction mount for the window, and a dash mount, I'm just looking for the cleanest install. Will post pics when I figure it out.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 09, 2012, 12:58:56 pm
i have the pressure pro and its only about a 1/4" thick and light ............. i put it on velcro on the glove compartment............only have it out when in use...........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on April 09, 2012, 05:02:59 pm
Well you gotta get going.....I just finished another mod.   Well, almost finished.  I added the TST TPMS system to keep watch on the trailer tires.  It monitors tire pressure and temperature.  I just have to figure out how/where I'll mount the monitor in the truck.  It came with a suction mount for the window, and a dash mount, I'm just looking for the cleanest install. Will post pics when I figure it out.

I have a link in my signature you can click on. Once in the site scroll down the 2009 Montana Mods and Additions. I have pics as to were i placed my display. It's hard wired and connected to the dash with the small plastic hook.

kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: DHDB on April 09, 2012, 05:28:24 pm
Recently added: new vent cover, digital thermostat, and exterior led lights (markers and tail lights).
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 09, 2012, 09:25:57 pm
Well you gotta get going.....I just finished another mod.   Well, almost finished.  I added the TST TPMS system to keep watch on the trailer tires.  It monitors tire pressure and temperature.  I just have to figure out how/where I'll mount the monitor in the truck.  It came with a suction mount for the window, and a dash mount, I'm just looking for the cleanest install. Will post pics when I figure it out.

which one did you go with and where did you get it, pretty please ?

this is something i think i will do before we head out to yellowstone next year....


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 09, 2012, 10:39:12 pm
which one did you go with and where did you get it, pretty please ?

this is something i think i will do before we head out to yellowstone next year....

http://www.tsttruck.com/Product_List.html (http://www.tsttruck.com/Product_List.html)

It's the system that everyone was ordering over on Outbackers, a while back.  I think I paid $240, and for some reason they sent me 6 sensors instead of 4.  I got the new style sensors where you can change your own batteries, instead of having to send them in.  I just took the tires off the TT, and took them to the local Autotire to have them switch the stems, and that's pretty much it.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: GB on April 10, 2012, 06:28:12 pm
So if I follow your note above you went with the new style system where the monitor is on the inside of the tire instead of the type that can be screwed on?  Am I reading your post correctly in that you took off the tires and had the valve stems changed?  Why did you choose to go this way?  Have you heard of any that had problems with the ones that screw on the existing valve stems?  They seem to work okay.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 10, 2012, 06:54:12 pm
So if I follow your note above you went with the new style system where the monitor is on the inside of the tire instead of the type that can be screwed on?  Am I reading your post correctly in that you took off the tires and had the valve stems changed?  Why did you choose to go this way?  Have you heard of any that had problems with the ones that screw on the existing valve stems?  They seem to work okay.

I dont know what system was used.....but i will add to this on the system i have.... i have the pressure pro that has the screw on monitors........ i had stainless valves put i in as i noticed or believed i did....... the valves flexing to the rims ..........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 11, 2012, 12:16:39 am
I dont know what system was used.....but i will add to this on the system i have.... i have the pressure pro that has the screw on monitors........ i had stainless valves put i in as i noticed or believed i did....... the valves flexing to the rims ..........

These just screw on too.  I took the wheels to have new valve stems installed because the OEM ones were all rubber, and the TPMS instructions specifically say to use metal valve stems.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-110412001210-8951353.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-110412001213-901658.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on April 11, 2012, 01:08:16 am
I installed a Vortex II fan upgrade kit in our bathroom vent a couple weeks ago.  It was pretty easy.  All I needed was a screw driver and a pair of pliers to break free a couple crimped wire connectors free.  The difference in the air movement is amazing.  Should really help keeping the bathroom mirror from getting fogged up during showers.  Three speeds blowing out, two speeds blowing in.

This is the unit I installed but got it off ebay for substantially less than it is at Camping World.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/vortex-ii-vent-fan-upgrade/59009 (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/vortex-ii-vent-fan-upgrade/59009)

(http://images.campingworld.com/is/image/CWI/5000/59009n.jpg?wid=325&hei=325&op_sharpen=1&layer=1&src=CWI/logo.gif&sizeN=0.1,0.1&posN=.42,.4&opac=20&align=0,-1)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: GB on April 11, 2012, 11:55:31 am
Thanks LaydBack, now I understand.  When I first read your post I was confused. :D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 11, 2012, 12:06:38 pm
Thanks LaydBack, now I understand.  When I first read your post I was confused. :D

No problem, that's what it's all about, sharing and inspiring.  Now, I can't wait for the new shower curtain setup to arrive...........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on April 16, 2012, 08:55:42 pm
Got heat in th bathroom done today....... 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on April 16, 2012, 09:38:48 pm
I installed a Vortex II fan upgrade kit in our bathroom vent a couple weeks ago.  It was pretty easy.  All I needed was a screw driver and a pair of pliers to break free a couple crimped wire connectors free.  The difference in the air movement is amazing.  Should really help keeping the bathroom mirror from getting fogged up during showers.  Three speeds blowing out, two speeds blowing in.

This is the unit I installed but got it off ebay for substantially less than it is at Camping World.
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/vortex-ii-vent-fan-upgrade/59009 (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/vortex-ii-vent-fan-upgrade/59009)

(http://images.campingworld.com/is/image/CWI/5000/59009n.jpg?wid=325&hei=325&op_sharpen=1&layer=1&src=CWI/logo.gif&sizeN=0.1,0.1&posN=.42,.4&opac=20&align=0,-1)
I had a Jay Flight TT in '05 that had a fan from hell in it. This is no exaggeration, it would literally stand the toilet paper up and onroll it off of the roll. Bad thing was it only had one speed too. Wide open. :(   
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on April 16, 2012, 09:45:48 pm
I had a Jay Flight TT in '05 that had a fan from hell in it. This is no exaggeration, it would literally stand the toilet paper up and onroll it off of the roll. Bad thing was it only had one speed too. Wide open. :(

I had the same fan in my Cherokee... the new outback fan is nothing compared to that...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on April 16, 2012, 10:01:20 pm
So you know what I'm talking about then. It was too much fan. It was almost like it was a 12V fan hooked to 120V .HAHAHA!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on April 16, 2012, 10:08:41 pm
Actually, the wife liked it... said it made the trailer "odor free" at potty time...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on April 16, 2012, 10:31:01 pm
These just screw on too.  I took the wheels to have new valve stems installed because the OEM ones were all rubber, and the TPMS instructions specifically say to use metal valve stems.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-110412001210-8951353.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-110412001213-901658.jpeg)

A word from expeirence, I noticed the stems you have are high pressure stems, metal & rubber. I also have the TST sensors. The first setup I had was the same as yours. In one summer of traveling I had a stem fail, it failed at the area where the stem came through the rim.  The stem i had were factory new. We got lucky the system picked up the leak in the CG soon after we pulled off of route 95.  The repair guy said this isn't the first time he's seen this, so I went all metal. Be careful with the setup.

Kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 17, 2012, 09:52:21 am
X2 on all metal - i saw wear on my valves....... and went with all metal - i was looking my photos do not show it well - but i put stainless valve stems on them.

Note: I know Swanny does a lot of miles and i generally do 4-5k miles a year ........ i would think there are multiple contributing factors to valve failure.......

Also  - Sorry - i didn't even think of mentioning that when you said you were putting a tire pressure system on......... i thought about it after i saw the photo's and subsequently felt a need to add to swanny's comments on his experience.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 17, 2012, 10:09:26 am
A word from expeirence, I noticed the stems you have are high pressure stems, metal & rubber. I also have the TST sensors. The first setup I had was the same as yours. In one summer of traveling I had a stem fail, it failed at the area where the stem came through the rim.  The stem i had were factory new. We got lucky the system picked up the leak in the CG soon after we pulled off of route 95.  The repair guy said this isn't the first time he's seen this, so I went all metal. Be careful with the setup.

Kevin
X2 on all metal - i saw wear on my valves....... and went with all metal - i was looking my photos do not show it well - but i put stainless valve stems on them.

Note: I know Swanny does a lot of miles and i generally do 4-5k miles a year ........ i would think there are multiple contributing factors to valve failure.......

Also  - Sorry - i didn't even think of mentioning that when you said you were putting a tire pressure system on......... i thought about it after i saw the photo's and subsequently felt a need to add to swanny's comments on his experience.

Thanks to both of you.  I originally purchased metal stems, but they wouldn't fit in the recess in the wheel....you couldn't get a socket on them to tighten.  I'll keep watch on the stems and continue to try and find stainless ones that will work.  This was the best that the local shop had.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on April 17, 2012, 05:27:30 pm
Laydback, the stems you need are called "ENKEI" these are metal and the nuts are on the end of the valve stem. The nut are then inside the rim and the shoulder of the stem goes inside the pocket. This is what I had to do.

kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 17, 2012, 09:26:56 pm
They are both right, metal is the recommended way to go. I put them on my other trailer for a few trips with regular valve stems and then switched them to metal, but it was easier cause they were just plain steel wheels. I have used them on this trailer for a few short trips last year adn will this year until I get ones that will work with my new aluminum wheels, cause I knew I would have the sameproblem you ran into. Was going to start researching, but now thanks to Kevin, I don't have too. Enkei it is. Thanks Kevin.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 18, 2012, 08:49:59 am
Thanks Kevin for getting me on the right track of what to look for.  It seems  the technical term is "inner mount valve stem", that's seemed to get me more results.  I'm finding all kinds of chrome, but no stainless though.  Now I just have to see if someone has them locally, before I order them online.  Now hopefully the new shower curtain/door shows up today and I can get it installed.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 18, 2012, 09:46:59 am
i have to talk to my garage and get a better luck at them (they do do large trucks as well) - i am not seeing stainless in quick searches........ i do find aluminum and chrome
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 18, 2012, 02:19:24 pm
Well didn't find stainless, and didn't find the Enkei style, but these should work.  I took 1 apart to show how long the spacer is on the nut.  It should definitely be out of the recessed part of the wheel, which was the problem with the nut on the original ones I purchased.  Thanks guys for pointing it out.  Now I just have to debate on whether or not to order wet bolts since I have to take the wheels off again now.  UPS tracking shows that they delivered the shower curtain.........tune in later this evening.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412141307.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on April 18, 2012, 05:14:26 pm
And thank you, the stems you have I've never seen. Sweet. Now, about the wet bolt, If you have the tools and the ability  DO IT YOU"LL BE GLAD YOU DID. The setup you have now is either metal on metal or a cheap plastic bushing that's will fail in probably 1 year. A lot of the fivers are come through with them now. You can see pics of mine after one summer of use. Click the link in my signature and once loaded scroll down the 2009 montana mods the pics are on the second page. I installed them, Joonbee has also so help is here.
kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on April 18, 2012, 06:48:05 pm
And thank you, the stems you have I've never seen. Sweet. Now, about the wet bolt, If you have the tools and the ability  DO IT YOU"LL BE GLAD YOU DID. The setup you have now is either metal on metal or a cheap plastic bushing that's will fail in probably 1 year. A lot of the fivers are come through with them now. You can see pics of mine after one summer of use. Click the link in my signature and once loaded scroll down the 2009 montana mods the pics are on the second page. I installed them, Joonbee has also so help is here.
kevin
I have them also thank's to Swanny. 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 18, 2012, 10:58:19 pm
New shower curtain to keep the water in the shower instead of on the floor.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412205530-909623.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412215603-9192370.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412205832-91366.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412205537-9122424.jpeg)


And added my Outbackers decals finally

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412205835-9151092.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-180412205834-9141289.jpeg)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 18, 2012, 11:31:11 pm
no dog and trailer decals???????? dude really???? ;-)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 18, 2012, 11:47:33 pm
no dog and trailer decals???????? dude really???? ;-)

In the works....I saw your variations and have been to the site......just ciphering on what I can do.

Joonbee, you better get yours ordered, he'll be on you next!!! :poke:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 18, 2012, 11:55:46 pm
:) i resemble that remark :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 18, 2012, 11:57:44 pm
:) i resemble that remark :)

What size is everyone getting them in to go on the trailer?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 19, 2012, 08:17:12 am
What size is everyone getting them in to go on the trailer?

I did 10". I think 10" or 12" is about right IMHO.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 19, 2012, 09:03:51 am
What size is everyone getting them in to go on the trailer?

Photos of mine are in this thread on here http://www.dogandtrailer.com/site-news-and-announcements/dog-trailer-rv-decals/135/ (http://www.dogandtrailer.com/site-news-and-announcements/dog-trailer-rv-decals/135/) page 10

Mine are 8" wide - i would probably do 10" if i did it over again - or even 12 ............... i see paul answered while i was typing.... the same answer
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 19, 2012, 11:52:03 pm
I actually plan on doing some research this weekend and check out a few pwoples decals at Gettysburg. I will probably order them while down there in hopes of having them for the rally at Charlie Brown.

Laydback, what brand are those stems and where did you find them?

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 20, 2012, 04:11:33 pm
I actually plan on doing some research this weekend and check out a few pwoples decals at Gettysburg. I will probably order them while down there in hopes of having them for the rally at Charlie Brown.

Laydback, what brand are those stems and where did you find them?

Jim

Fill me in on your research, so I can get mine ordered.  On the stems, I called the place (Tucker Tire) and the guy couldn't give me a brand, he said they just order from a supplier.  I'm working close to there, so if need be, I could pick you up however many you need and drop them in the mail.

EDIT:
Just googled "bolt on valve stem", and looks like Drag Specialties and BK Rider make some that look like them.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 23, 2012, 11:29:04 pm
I thought I'd fill everyone in on the first trip with all of the mods that I did over the winter.  We just went to a little nearby state park that had electric only hookups, but we did get a 50A site.  Friday was cool, and I'd guess it got down to 40 or maybe the high 30s overnight.  We ran the water heater, refrigerator, outside refrigerator, microwave, 2 sometimes 3 TVs, converter and 2 space heaters all with no problem, as expected.  I had to turn heat down thru the night.  When we got up Saturday morning, the digital thermostat was registering 76 degrees in the trailer.  We had the heaters out in the common area with the bedroom and bunkhouse doors open. 

In the bathroom, the new shower door kept every drop of water contained, and the fantastic fan was drawing lots of air under the door when closed, so it should work well as a bathroom and kitchen exhaust fan.  It should also help if you need to draw a little more heat/cold air when showering, though I might have to manually operate the damper to keep it from exhausting too much conditioned air. 

I switched over to the 800 lb. bars on the Reese dual cam, and I think I need to do a bit more adjusting to get the right amount of tension on the bars. The TPMS system worked well, I just need to get the new stems installed for greater peace of mind. 

The truck bed and  pass thru LED lighting is to die for.  Absolutely a must have.  If you don't think so, you're just kidding yourself.

I put the Swagman 4 bike XP  on the TT hitch with 3 bikes.  4 wouldn't work due to the spare tire, so I'll be looking into relocating it possibly.  It seemed to bounce around a little more than I'd like to see it, but the 3 bikes  traveled safely.  I may just need to look at ratchet strapping it somewhere.

All the tongue storage items worked out well, though I didn't bother removing the hitch head from the truck.  I have however been keeping it stored on the TT here at home, and it's nice to be able to open a door on the respective side of the trailer to store the bars, and not be concerned with mixing them up. 

All in all, I'm happy with things....can't wait to experience the 2 AC units.  I ordered a trolling motor plug and receptacle to install for the macerator pump, so that's on the list of things to do soon.  I liked the effectiveness of the space heaters, so I will probably also proceed with wiring the furnace motor to run without the furnace heating.  I think that will work great to circulate  heat and also get it going thru the underbelly on the cooler nights, and it should also help circulate the air conditioned air, as well as pump AC into the bathroom.  Today I installed a MaxxAir 850 fan mate over the fantastic fan, to be able to allow it to vent the trailer when it's just being stored on side of the house, as well as be able to use the fan if it's raining .  It didn't seem to hurt the air flow, there was still good air movement under the closed bathroom door. 

I've been looking at wet bolts and came across Lippert's (Trail Air/EquaFlex) site earlier today and saw the Never Fail Bushings.  I then seen Clarkely post a link to them in another thread.  Has anyone tried/had experience with these?

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-230412231953.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 24, 2012, 09:45:38 pm
Added the macerator pump receptacle today.  I ran 10 gauge wire fused at 20A direct from the battery.  Unfortunately the eBay seller that I bought the setup from sent me 2 female receptacles, so I have to wait to get the male plug to put it on the pump.  Tank maintenance should be a breeze now that I can take as long as I want, being able to dump at home.

 (http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-240412213631.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2012, 10:01:55 pm
i finished on board 8.5 gal. air tank install, dual air compressors are in and rear air quick connection is done.......just need to do electrical for it..........i have wireless smart air installed with a separate compressor.......i will now figure out how to incorporate it........

air tank is in front of the rear wheel between the frame and fender - side of truck bed
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2OS5qcGc.jpg)

connection mounted to the hitch
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2Ni5qcGc.jpg)

dual compressors mounted in a small space in the truck bed between the auxiliary tank/tool box and the head of the truck bed
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY3Mi5qcGc.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on April 24, 2012, 10:08:12 pm
i finished on board 8.5 gal. air tank install, dual air compressors are in and rear air quick connection is done.......just need to do electrical for it..........i have wireless smart air installed with a separate compressor.......i will now figure out how to incorporate it........

air tank is in front of the rear wheel between the frame and fender - side of truck bed
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2OS5qcGc.jpg)

connection mounted to the hitch
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2Ni5qcGc.jpg)

dual compressors mounted in a small space in the truck bed between the auxiliary tank/tool box and the head of the truck bed
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY3Mi5qcGc.jpg)

So now you are rockin 3 compressors?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 24, 2012, 10:09:31 pm
Nice work Clarke.....give me some info on those compressors.....I was contemplating whether or not an airbag compressor could be piped to an auxiliary tank.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 24, 2012, 10:14:17 pm
clark you do realize that you can never sell or trade in your truck after all this is done, right ?????

i think your mods might be worth more than the truck !!!!!!   ;)

and rich (snowhawk2), it IS THE BEST LOOKING CHEVY I HAVE EVER SEEN, HANDS DOWN.  i said that to clark down in PA, and i gotta give props when they are due and call them when i see them.  it is a very sharp look. 

it looks so good, it had to look really awesome connected to the tow strap behind joonbee's ford.   :poke:  i mean i'm just saying that if i have to tow out a chevy, i want that truck to look as good as clarks.  does that make sense ?   



Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 24, 2012, 10:22:26 pm
Nice work Clarke.....give me some info on those compressors.....I was contemplating whether or not an airbag compressor could be piped to an auxiliary tank.

viar dual 480 compressors........ should not be a problem to do it from a tank .......... i just haven't done one yet to figure it out....... its a little down o the priority list right now....

Yes matt 3 compressors - but the one that comes with the wireless air system or smart air ( i forget what it is called) is small .........

Paul - you A$$ - you make me laugh :)  that was a good one :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on April 25, 2012, 06:41:58 am
clark you do realize that you can never sell or trade in your truck after all this is done, right ?????

i think your mods might be worth more than the truck !!!!!!   ;)

and rich (snowhawk2), it IS THE BEST LOOKING CHEVY I HAVE EVER SEEN, HANDS DOWN.  i said that to clark down in PA, and i gotta give props when they are due and call them when i see them.  it is a very sharp look. 

it looks so good, it had to look really awesome connected to the tow strap behind joonbee's ford.   :poke:  i mean i'm just saying that if i have to tow out a chevy, i want that truck to look as good as clarks.  does that make sense ?

It looks like a nice truck clarkely and great mod. I agree with Paul that you won't be able to afford to sell or trade that truck with all the TLC and mods. I hope you have contacted your insurance company to document the mods? 

Paul, tell us more about the tow strap and clarkely being pulled by joonbee's ford.  Inquiring minds want to know.

Nice truck Clarkely and I'm not kidding about the insurance company.  They have receipts for all of my accessories.

Rich :popcorn:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 25, 2012, 01:53:07 pm
Rich i will let jim tell you the story in Person at charlie brown 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 25, 2012, 03:51:08 pm
Rich i will let jim tell you the story in Person at charlie brown 

With out photo's - it never happened........ :)

Now i do have photo proof of Jim pulling another member out...........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on April 25, 2012, 06:53:24 pm
Clarkely you need to put your drain peacock in the bottom of you tank so it will drain the moister out.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on April 25, 2012, 09:14:21 pm
Rich i will let jim tell you the story in Person at charlie brown


Can't wait!

Rich :popcorn:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on April 25, 2012, 09:16:26 pm
With out photo's - it never happened........ :)

Now i do have photo proof of Jim pulling another member out...........

The plot seems to be thickening here.  Any story of pictures involving different brand trucks is always good entertainment.

Rich
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 25, 2012, 09:26:29 pm
Clarkely you need to put your drain peacock in the bottom of you tank so it will drain the moister out.

ya think? ;-)

tank is installed on an angle.......drain is at bottom........best scenario i could come up with with wherei was pouting it ....... if necessary i will also throw a separator on out bound air....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 26, 2012, 10:11:30 pm
Been at it again.....making way to mount the spare tire beneath the battery tray.  I don't think it'll be much if any lower than the bars when hitched up.  Just gotta finish the hitch head storage and find a spare tire winch, and find the heavy duty tie straps in black......considering the WD bars aren't in the carrier going down the road, I didn't think that it was worth drilling/welding on the frame for it.  I should've done it this way the first time.  I think everyone might like the new sewer hose carrier location.  Drum roll please..............

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-260412220144-9202055.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-260412220146-9261464.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-260412220148-92719.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-260412220149-9281972.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-260412220152-9292013.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-260412220340.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Maddog on April 26, 2012, 11:17:00 pm
Added a Barker fifth wheel leg leveler and silenced the water pump just recently

 (http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/223-260412230954.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/223-260412230256.jpeg)

 (http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/223-260412230208.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 26, 2012, 11:33:43 pm
laydback - lippert makes a spare tire winch - you can see how i did mine in my list on the first page of the thread

http://www.lci1.com/storecatalog/spare-tire-winch-with-offset-cable.htm (http://www.lci1.com/storecatalog/spare-tire-winch-with-offset-cable.htm)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 27, 2012, 07:41:12 pm
laydback - lippert makes a spare tire winch - you can see how i did mine in my list on the first page of the thread

http://www.lci1.com/storecatalog/spare-tire-winch-with-offset-cable.htm (http://www.lci1.com/storecatalog/spare-tire-winch-with-offset-cable.htm)
Thanks, I'd taken a look at that, as well as your install.  There's a couple of things I couldn't make out in your pics, but it looks like you're behind the battery tray, and maybe have the winch mounted to the bottom of the trailer.  I also can't tell how you're operating the winch, but I'm thinking of setting it up to be easy to operate from that general area where the battery is, which makes me wonder if a taller winch off of a vehicle, might work better.  I'm thinking that the crank will be above the A-frame in my install, but that's just a thought.  It was threatening to rain after work today, so I didn't make the trip to the salvage yard.  I'm gonna see if I can get the dimensions of the Lippert winch body, then maybe I can just figure out how to make it work, and get it ordered.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on April 27, 2012, 07:58:53 pm
I like your leg a lot, wait, the landing gear that screws down. I have been buying one of those for about a year now.

kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 28, 2012, 07:00:11 am
I like your leg a lot, wait, the landing gear that screws down. I have been buying one of those for about a year now.

kevin

That is some extremely slow shipping right there   ::)

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 30, 2012, 01:18:54 am
Thanks, I'd taken a look at that, as well as your install.  There's a couple of things I couldn't make out in your pics, but it looks like you're behind the battery tray, and maybe have the winch mounted to the bottom of the trailer.  I also can't tell how you're operating the winch, but I'm thinking of setting it up to be easy to operate from that general area where the battery is, which makes me wonder if a taller winch off of a vehicle, might work better.  I'm thinking that the crank will be above the A-frame in my install, but that's just a thought.  It was threatening to rain after work today, so I didn't make the trip to the salvage yard.  I'm gonna see if I can get the dimensions of the Lippert winch body, then maybe I can just figure out how to make it work, and get it ordered.


What i did (sydmeg1012's idea - a 1/2" piece of conduit to pin to the winch part - then screw in a bolt in to the end of it - drill and pin it (if you have a welder - then go to it :)

winch is bolted to flange of front of trailer and then ran "L" back to first frame section to give room for a cross piece for the winch be bolted to on the other side of it - L- also provided a bump stop for the tire....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 30, 2012, 11:42:33 am

What i did (sydmeg1012's idea - a 1/2" piece of conduit to pin to the winch part - then screw in a bolt in to the end of it - drill and pin it (if you have a welder - then go to it :)

winch is bolted to flange of front of trailer and then ran "L" back to first frame section to give room for a cross piece for the winch be bolted to on the other side of it - L- also provided a bump stop for the tire....


Thanks, I tried the salvage yard Saturday and came up empty, after getting caught in the hail storm, so I ordered the Lippert Sunday morning.  I'm sure it'll take form once I get my paws on it.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 04, 2012, 08:37:58 am
Spare tire relocated.  Went with the Lippert winch.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-040512082854-9302074.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-040512082856-941772.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-040512083512-942376.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 04, 2012, 03:16:18 pm
gotta do this one too !

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 04, 2012, 05:49:20 pm
2nd Battery Box for storing the sewer fittings, and I can access the spare tire winch with it in place.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-040512174424-9431888.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-040512174428-9444.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 06, 2012, 10:54:29 am
NeverFail bushings are installed, got them from Tweetys.com for $65 shipped.  All in all, not hard to do.  Jack the trailer up and get it securely supported.  Place jack between U-bolts on axle to support the axle, and remove bolts.  Lower axle to get leafs low enough to remove bushings.  All of the bushings came out and went in easily.  None of my nuts or bolts were a problem.  I ran into one back side shackle where the bolt ends were too far apart to get the shackle on.  After fighting it for an embarassing amount of time, all I really needed to do was squeeze them toward each other with a big pair of channel locks, and then they stayed where I could put the rear shackle on and the nuts.......silly me!!!!!  Inspite of my over cautiousness, I would still say attach the shackle ends last vs. first, as there is more play on that end to be able to get things back together.  Not much for pics on this one, but here's how I supported the trailer doing one side at a time, and my old bushings.  I actually had another jack under other axle, pic was just taken after I was done and about to put the tires back on.  I also had the proper valve stems for the TPMS sensors installed on the wheels while I had them off.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512104629-9451336.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512104631-946517.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512104631-947940.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512104632-9481626.jpeg)

Also, if you notice in the pic, the jack no longer has a handle.  Well let's just say, no pain no progress!!!  On the side in the pics, there's not a lot of space between the rear wheel and the bathroom steps.  Positioning the jack where I could operate it left the handle unnoticed under the steps.  As the trailer went up, the rear cross support popped the lower weld on the jack handle, and weakened the top weld to where it broke completely off when I grabbed it.  Otherwise, it was an uneventful mod, just glad it's done.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 06, 2012, 09:33:57 pm
glad to hear all went well!! Saw Pauls shower ........ good find on that :)

I finished up a Mod in the works last weekend ......... put a set of restored leslie RS3K restored train horns....... they are .....well loud and pretty impressive....... and are a great rebuttal to someone honking at you :)

Ran the air lines up through the floor behind the plastic at the doors
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BU291ZGVydG9uLTIwMTIwNDI2LTAwNjc5LmpwZw.jpg)

Graham White metered train horn valve mounted at bottom of the dash
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNDI2LTAwNjc0LmpwZw-1.jpg)

Horns are tucked up in the wheel well in front of the rear wheel well ..... pointing/angled down and back..
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BRnJhbmNvbmlhLTIwMTIwNDMwLTAwNjg5LmpwZw.jpg)

air tank in front of other rear wheel well
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/utf-8BTG93ZXIgU2FsZm9yZC0yMDEyMDQyNC0wMDY2OS5qcGc.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 06, 2012, 11:02:16 pm
glad to hear all went well!! Saw Pauls shower ........ good find on that :)

I finished up a Mod in the works last weekend ......... put a set of restored leslie RS3K restored train horns....... they are .....well loud and pretty impressive....... and are a great rebuttal to someone honking at you :)

Yeah, I'm sure Paul was probably the cleanest guy at the rally.....it's so much easier to shower without being concerned with having to mop up afterwards.  I'm glad he got a chance to show it.  I'm sure the train horns were a big hit.

I just finished the furnace blower mod today.  I can now run it without it igniting for heat.  I plan to use it to circulate the heat from the space heaters, and also run warm air through the underbelly.  The air from the AC can now get recirculated thru the floor vents, as well as into the bathroom now.  I can also use it in conjunction with the Fantastic Fan, to ventilate the camper when it's stored on side of the house.

It was a pretty simple mod.  The furnace wires go into the refrigerator access area and splice to the 12V power source wires and the thermostat wires.  Once you undo those splices, after pulling the fuse, then you can remove the furnace.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512223711-9491251.jpeg)

The flat side of the curved metal bracket on the blower housing holds the control board.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512223712-9501874.jpeg)

On that board below the power terminal (PWR) where the red and blue wires are landed, is a terminal that says "BLO", which is the blower motor terminal.  I made a little jumper to accomodate the red wire that was landed there and my new override wire.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512223713-951844.jpeg)

I ran this wire back out to the refrigerator access with the rest of the furnace wires when I reinstalled the furnace.  I also pulled a 2 conductor 14 gauge cable from the refrigerator access area, thru the furnace compartment, under the stove and sink, and to the master control center.  At the control panel, I found the existing -12V wire that was serving all of the other lighted rocker switches and tapped onto it, and installed the lighted rocker switch.
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-060512223714-9521377.jpeg)

Outside in the refrigerator access area, I remade all of the existing splices, and spliced one of the conductors in my 2 conductor cable to the +12V coming from the converter, and the other wire spliced to my new wire coming from the furnace control board "BLO" terminal.

Not much to it, but I did find that you cannot remove the furnace without undoing the splices in the refrigerator access area.  The wires are just long enough to go there and splice.  I also found that a couple of the wires were pinched under the refrigerator mounting frame/rail. 


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 07, 2012, 01:31:34 pm
Laydback, I am making a trip out to MO to drop my trailer at your place.  I will leave a list on the counter with a check, and come back in 2 weeks to fetch it. You are a modding animal.  On the way back I will stop in PA to see Clark also.  Between Clark's train horns and your trailer mods, I am not worthy to call myself a modder of anything significant.  I am barely a hanger - on and coat - tail rider at best !


I think we have a business opportunity here, though.  Clark can impress the campers around him everywhere he goes and spread the word like we know only he can.  Then he will say " wanna live the life of Clark ?  You must make the trek to Missouri....." and he will refer them to " Mods for the Masses " by laydback.  I will struggle but do my best to do the same, so we just just need a couple of west coast sales agents to spread the word from the baja to the space needle.  And then they will come, just like to the cornfield in "field of dreams", to be dipped in the liberating waters of modding !  We can hire James earl jones to do the first round of TV advertising, extolling the virtues of leaving " stock " in your rear view mirror in a way only he can do.

I can hear it now.......go the distance.....mod it and they will come.......Ease your camping pain......








Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 07, 2012, 02:20:59 pm
If i could be guaranteed my income and potential earnings from my current .......... I would be in........... I would love to be an accessory Mod guy..........

Unfortunately....... It takes me as long to figure out the "best" (at least in my mind) application and "best" (at least in my mind) way to install it that is both the most efficient (from a service side) and best way to integrate and make it look seamless or factory.......... which usually means more install time as well as the extensive playing out every install in my mind.......... I am quite confident Laydback does the same.......

Thus are mods would be hard to quote and in today's economy finding customers that hire you on a time and material basis ..... especially to work on a trailer that costs less than 30/40k would be hard to find.....

We would need to work on the 500k and up pushers to find work..........

Thanks though :) but as they say i will stick to my day job :)

I do tell my wife and others..........about this legend from Missouri who mods more than me :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 07, 2012, 11:46:44 pm
Paul, I'm with ya.  I always tell my dealer service manager that I'd come in on a moonlight shift and do custom work.  I figure if people would pay $119/hr for some of the little trivial services, they'd surely spend a fair price for some custom tweaking to make things a bit nicer.  It's like when people take their units to the dealer for winterizing/de-winterizing, surely they're just too busy to do something so simple. 

Fortunately for me, craftsmanship is high on the priority list, so I tend to "not clock out", as my wife says.  When she came out to look at the spare tire relocate, the first words out of her mouth were "let me guess, now you're gonna take it off and paint it?"  So far I've only "thunk" about it .....several times.....had/have intentions.....  Clarkely, yes I do like to make things look as if they were untouched.  I don't cut, drill, alter unless I see no way to avoid it, and I typically go for mods that are functional and equitable.  I think most people wouldn't mind paying for those things, they probably just don't have a good source other than the dealers and their inflated hourly rate.  I mean.....what's a few bucks here and a few bucks there, when you're blowing them on the man cave....oops, I meant the family camper!!!

I'll have it on display at the Midwest rally, and leave you and Clarkely to be the pitch men on here. 

I honestly think that there's only 1 other thing I have in mind.  I'm still dreaming it up, but I don't like to leave the awning out overnight or when we're not around.  I'm working on lighting that I don't have to put up, take down, put up.......and possibly onboard storage for the macerator hose.....uh oh....that was 2 things wasn't it .....darn it!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 08, 2012, 09:33:23 am
yeah i currently only have one or two left........... and i still need to pull off my spare tire stuff and paint it.....

- the stabilizer bars (already have need to install)
- the digital thermostat (already have need to install)
- Weather Proof box for generator - hitch mounted to back
- possibly dual 6v install
- maybe some black out shades or Curtain backer
and maybe LED's

I think that's it though :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on May 08, 2012, 09:45:33 pm
I have been looking for a Bluetooth receiver that I can plug into the OB's radio to stream Pandora Radio from my phone.  I have found this --> http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Speaker-Bluetooth-980-000540/dp/B004VM1T5S does anyone have any comments on it or recommendations for something like it?

BTW, I got a new view from my office chair, does that count as a mod?
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/H2oSprayer/Outback/340BH/photobucket-1232-1336527435378.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 08, 2012, 09:55:59 pm
nice view !

i have this for our ipad and my iphone:

http://www.amazon.com/Jawbone-JAMBOX-BLACKDIAMOND-Black-Diamond/dp/B004E10KI8/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1336528457&sr=1-4

it ain't cheap, but it's totally portable, has good battery life, and sounds awesome.


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 10, 2012, 10:51:05 am
I put on the Bal stabilizer rods on last night ..... two up front and two on the back ........ had to modify the foot mounting bracket to a 45' angle to match my stabilizers that are all oriented on a 45' angle...... triangulation theory is still the same so i am expecting good results for me and the DW :)

also finished up a three position switch for the reverse lights on the truck (i had run the wires previously) so i can have them work as usual when in reverse or turn them off when trailer is connected to avoid glare off of the trailer .... or turn them on when not in reverse to give more light........

also added a regulator to the Train horns - i read that most folks say no more than 150 psi to the horns..... sound gets distorted with to much air and risk of damage increases over 150 psi
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on May 10, 2012, 07:42:30 pm
I put on the Bal stabilizer rods on last night ..... two up front and two on the back ........ had to modify the foot mounting bracket to a 45' angle to match my stabilizers that are all oriented on a 45' angle...... triangulation theory is still the same so i am expecting good results for me and the DW :)

also finished up a three position switch for the reverse lights on the truck (i had run the wires previously) so i can have them work as usual when in reverse or turn them off when trailer is connected to avoid glare off of the trailer .... or turn them on when not in reverse to give more light........

also added a regulator to the Train horns - i read that most folks say no more than 150 psi to the horns..... sound gets distorted with to much air and risk of damage increases over 150 psi

The king of mods is at it again.:thewave:

Rich :popcorn:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 10, 2012, 10:15:10 pm
The king of mods is at it again.:thewave:

Rich :popcorn:

what did Laydback install now?? he is the KING!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on May 11, 2012, 06:56:29 am
what did Laydback install now?? he is the KING!!

Perhaps the castle is big enough for two kings? :shake:

rich
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on May 11, 2012, 11:36:17 pm
I have finally been able to dig into some of the boxes that the brown truck has dropped at the door step over the past few days. 

I was able to get up on the roof to get the MaxAir covers installed:
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/H2oSprayer/Outback/312BH/photobucket-507-1336759366449.jpg)

I ordered a Husky Brute HB4500R tongue jack.  With 4500lbs of lifting capacity, I should have no problem lifting the rear of the truck to get the Equalizer arms in place.  It even comes with a tricky little key fob remote which should come in handy when trying to level front to rear.

The jack comes with a bracket to secure your trailers umbilical cord.  With the LP cover bring directly behind the jack head, I had to remove the bracket.  Simply removed the 5 screws and slid it down and off the head. 
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/H2oSprayer/Outback/312BH/photobucket-26646-1336759399603.jpg)

And here is a shot of the jack mounted up with the umbilical cord bracket secured to the side of the LP tank cover.
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l72/H2oSprayer/Outback/312BH/photobucket-25327-1336759349882.jpg)

That was unfortunately all I had time to get accomplished today, but I still have more boxes waiting for me to open!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 12, 2012, 06:10:33 pm
Perhaps the castle is big enough for two kings? :shake:

rich
It's big enough for kings by the masses......think it, get the tools out, and make it happen.....

That was unfortunately all I had time to get accomplished today, but I still have more boxes waiting for me to open!!

Load the rest of them in the trailer, bring'em to the rally, and be like Clarkely.....camping and modding at the same time!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on May 13, 2012, 09:37:46 am

Load the rest of them in the trailer, bring'em to the rally, and be like Clarkely.....camping and modding at the same time!!!

Just for the record, at CB Clarkely helped install a mod, on my Ford... that's right, he had a small part of my dash apart and I think for a moment, he wanted to replace the parts with chevy parts....or was he thinking about installing the Ford part on his Chevy??????  Eitherway, he is a gentleman among modders!

Rich
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 13, 2012, 12:07:52 pm
All of us Chevy boyz are gentlemen, hence the "bow tie"!  He was probably just trying to let you enjoy a bit of the Chevy experience, I'd do the same.  I don't doubt I'll be elbow deep in something next weekend at the Midwest rally.....I just can't help myself!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 18, 2012, 11:59:29 am
what did Laydback install now?? he is the KING!!

Have no way of posting video, but I got the awning lighting working (color changing LEDs), and wifey likes it.  Now she doesn't have to yell at me every time she sees someone else all lit up.  Maybe someone at the rally will be able to post video. 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 24, 2012, 01:41:59 am
Added a real custom made hitch to the rear.  It's setup for safety chains, hide a key hitch safe, and tie downs for the bike rack or cargo carrier.  3/16" stock for everything, and more pics in the link in my sig.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Maddog on May 25, 2012, 08:42:01 pm
Steve, I'm going to just let you take mine home in June after our trip and let you go at it! :notworthy:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: DHDB on May 26, 2012, 09:55:17 am
We're on Cape Cod camping for the weekend.  Last night while making dinner, we hear a train whistle about a mile away.  There are no tracks anywhere near us.  We looked at each other and started laughing "Clarkely's here!".   Hands-down my vote for "Best Truck Mod"!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 29, 2012, 03:26:38 pm
We're on Cape Cod camping for the weekend.  Last night while making dinner, we hear a train whistle about a mile away.  There are no tracks anywhere near us.  We looked at each other and started laughing "Clarkely's here!".   Hands-down my vote for "Best Truck Mod"!

That's Funny .......... i got a text the other day......... friend tells me he is in a meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa and keeps hearing train horns..........and can't stop smiling thinking of the "Clarkely Express"

Has made for some good laughs :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 29, 2012, 04:03:19 pm
Color changing LED awning lights.  Permanently installed, 10 seconds and they're setup. 

<iframe width="2400" height="1800" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/zEKhmBJKQyY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Used 2 of these

http://www.hitlights.com/led-strip-lights/outdoor-led-waterproof-strip-light/ls5050-rgb300wp44k.html
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 29, 2012, 04:14:26 pm
Very sweet!!! Mood lighting to boot.......
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: DHDB on May 29, 2012, 05:15:49 pm
Very nice.  Did you use the 3M tape to secure them to the awning roller?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 29, 2012, 05:33:22 pm
Very nice.  Did you use the 3M tape to secure them to the awning roller?
Yes, they came with it already on the strip.  The other strip is on the bottom of the rain gutter.  Watch out, some strips only have 150 LEDs, and don't get as bright.  I just dim these when I want less light.  I really don't think my cell phone video does them justice, but those who saw them at the rally can chime in.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on May 29, 2012, 05:46:06 pm
I really don't think my cell phone video does them justice, but those who saw them at the rally can chime in.

Chiming in....I think they look good, they are waterproof and they are permanently installed.  No more putting them up and taking them down each time you setup.  I have a similar setup that I will have to record a short video of when I get our unit back from the dealer (minor repairs found at the PDI).  I used one strip with 300 LED's mounted under the awning drip rail and a strip of 150 LED's in the cook center.   

I am interested to see what Steve comes up with for the folding fabric door.  I was planning to head up to Home Depot and get one of these ordered --> http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100006601/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=accordion+doors&storeId=10051&superSkuId=202954889, but now I may have to wait  :popcorn:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 30, 2012, 11:48:19 am
Someone on the other site wanted a bit more details, so I figured I may as well cut and paste the post over here too.

What I did was, first I confirmed that I could get inside the trailer where the awning arms/tracks are located.  I looked up and ordered the wireway covers for the awning arm that didn't have them, from Dometic.  These ran about $30 with shipping, and you have to give them the numbers off of the awning arms, not the roller or the fabric.  Typically only the arm that they ran the power to the awning roller has the covers already.

From there, I ran the cabling out to the 2 locations where I would feed power to the LED strips, and made my penetration into the trailer, leaving enough cabling to make it to the location where I would make all of my other connections.  The LED strips come with the 3M tape already on them, so I just took measurements to center them on the roller and rain gutter, and installed them.  I soldered a female connector onto my cable at the roller.  I cut that female connector off of the controller that came with the strip, because I wanted something small that I could tuck into the wireway cover.  Under the rain gutter, I used a molex connector because I didn't want to get the heat so close to the trailer and the awning fabric.  You could solder it prior to installing though, and really the one under the rain gutter doesn't need a modular connection because nothing moves there.  On my unit, I wanted the remote to work the lights from outside, so I decided to place the controllers in the refrigerator access and just dropped the IR receivers thru the bug screens, kind of out of sight.  I didn't use the transformers that came with the strips, as you would have to have 120V power to use the LEDs, so I just used a spare 12V circuit off the trailer.  Those that were at the Midwest rally may remember that I had issues when I would set them to flash, and they would have to be reset.  As I figured, it was the cheap power supply that they come with, and I haven't had that issue using 12V from the trailer.  I installed a switch to be able to turn them on/off from inside and it just interrupts and returns them to whatever mode they were in.  When I setup, I just have to let the awning out, pull down the 1 side and make the connection at the roller, and I'm done.  I'll try to post some more pics of the finsihed connections, but that's pretty much it.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 31, 2012, 10:02:44 am
Chiming in....I think they look good, they are waterproof and they are permanently installed.  No more putting them up and taking them down each time you setup.  I have a similar setup that I will have to record a short video of when I get our unit back from the dealer (minor repairs found at the PDI).  I used one strip with 300 LED's mounted under the awning drip rail and a strip of 150 LED's in the cook center.   

I am interested to see what Steve comes up with for the folding fabric door.  I was planning to head up to Home Depot and get one of these ordered --> http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100006601/h_d2/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10053&langId=-1&keyword=accordion+doors&storeId=10051&superSkuId=202954889, but now I may have to wait  :popcorn:

Chris, for that price, you could get 2 of these, if they have the right finish. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CSII90/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00005C1WK&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1DEHJJR8ZF945HRM05H8

What I have in mind is a lightweight door slab made to pivot like a bifold door does, but with the ability to slide once it's pivoted.  As of yet, I haven't quite came up with the right hardware for the slide part.  I'm thinking that the track can be mounted to the top and bottom of the door, and basically have the pivots in the existing header and floor.  I don't know that I'll manage to do that, but I'm looking for the right pieces.  My second option is a bifold door that folds into the bedroom, with both sides being finished, so that it looks good from both sides.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on June 28, 2012, 05:54:06 pm
Just wanted to do a bit of a follow up on the AC upgrade.  Since we're experiencing record temperatures, I called the wife at lunch (noon) and told her to turn on the 15K BTU (ducted) AC unit.  At that time she said that the stat in the trailer registered 91 and I believe my phone said about 100 at work.  I got home at 4 and checked the stat in the trailer and it registered 81 and the trailer is comfortable as I sit here typing (wife said she'd probably dawn a light sweater, but I think she has body temperature issues....always cold).  I stuck my thermometer on the outside of the window and it reads 101.  A 20 degree difference from ambient is pretty good.  I turned the 2nd unit on lo cool and turned on the furnace blower, and within 10-12 minutes the stat in the trailer was at 77.  Unfortunately I can't see how much lower it will drop because I've been lazy and never truly converted my power hookup to 50A, it's just the 30A 120V power wired to both hot legs of the 50A receptacle, and the breaker is tripping.  I've run both on this setup before without issue, but today I guess the heat is playing a role.  I don't doubt that it would approach 70 with both units running.  I'm posting a pic to give an idea of shade/sun exposure.  Also, didn't realize that when I told her to turn the unit on, the 2 original vents in the main area of the camper were closed, so the 81 reading was with just the bedroom and bunkhouse vents open, and the one I added at the front door.

Hopefully, this helps anyone trying to contemplate 15K BTU vs. 13.5K BTU.  Personally, on a trailer this size, I think 2 is the way to go.  I think the 15K unit is doing great to get the 20 degree differential in 100 degree temps with decent shade cover, but I like knowing it's got backup for when there's more bodies in the camper and 81 doesn't feel so comfy.  As I finish this up with just the 15K unit and furnace blower on with all vents open, the stat is at 79 degrees and outside thermometer is still at 101.7.  I guess the furnace blower mod gained me 2 degrees of comfort from just the AC unit.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-280612172848.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 06, 2012, 03:22:22 pm
if i get time next week - I will be doing the twin 6volt battery mod with a disconnect and a new progressive converter..........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 21, 2012, 06:25:35 pm
Some mods today - Thanks twoelkhounds and willingtonpaul for your input on these :)

dual 6 volt battery install today
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDQ2LmpwZw.jpg)

Shut off switch
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDQ3LmpwZw.jpg)

Progressive dynamics intelli power converter 9260
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDQ5LmpwZw.jpg)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TwoElkhounds on July 21, 2012, 06:34:33 pm
Looks great Clarke!!

Did you leave your old converter in place and just wire in the new one?

DAN
Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 21, 2012, 07:51:43 pm
Nah...... Easy enough to heat up the solder joints to factory board..... So I took it out and this one just fit in the space in its place.......

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIxLTAwMDUwLmpwZw.jpg)

If I would have had some large 4 gauge wire laying around ...... I may have left it......but didn't.......so out with old in with new :)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on July 22, 2012, 08:37:34 am
awesome clark.  building the dry camping machine ! 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on July 23, 2012, 01:32:29 pm
Paul and Clarkely, you guys are really making the city kid glad that he's all about the full hookup campgrounds, or at least ones with electric.  All this solar array and added battery capacity isn't light on the pocket$.  Of course golf carts aren't either, when you get to modding them.....TOYS!!!   I think I could have a garage sale to get rid of all the OEM stuff I've taken off of the truck, camper, and golf cart.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 23, 2012, 02:05:52 pm
Ebay the used stuff - I sold my 6 gallon Hot water heater for 130.00 :)

I hope to get a large portion of My hitch mounted generator box done tonight.......

This will be the base for it - hope to get a lot done on it tonight
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwNzIyLTAwMDYwLmpwZw.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on July 23, 2012, 10:03:06 pm
Paul and Clarkely, you guys are really making the city kid glad that he's all about the full hookup campgrounds, or at least ones with electric.  All this solar array and added battery capacity isn't light on the pocket$.  Of course golf carts aren't either, when you get to modding them.....TOYS!!!   I think I could have a garage sale to get rid of all the OEM stuff I've taken off of the truck, camper, and golf cart.

It is pretty crazy. But when you are totally off grid and doing whatever you want, it feels awesome. Like Nathan said, my tanks are the only limiting factor. I have the fresh tank solved, and am working on a grey / black solution so I can make runs to the dump station without moving the trailer.......

 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 30, 2012, 12:42:48 pm
finished up some more boards with hooks - for keys and stuff up front and towels/clothes in the kids room.......
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20120726-00075.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20120726-00076.jpg)

did it while camping at Elk neck state park (which needs a pull when its that hot out) we weathered the storms there .....

our site (site 20 NE Loop)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2012%20Camping/Elk%20Neck/IMG-20120727-00078.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2012%20Camping/Elk%20Neck/IMG-20120727-00077.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on July 30, 2012, 04:41:49 pm
What you don't carry a inflatable pool with you. 8)
Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on July 31, 2012, 03:12:52 am
What you don't carry a inflatable pool with you. 8)

Have you seen what he brings with him? Where would it fit?

We used to have a hard plastic kiddy pool we would throw in the camper. Usually had a 100 plastic balls in it for the boys to throw all over the place and was occasionally filledwith water for the kids and dogs to share. Yes that was some site. The boys are big enough for the cg pools now and the girls just get the ol hose down now.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Kobuyashi on July 31, 2012, 08:15:56 pm
finished up some more boards with hooks - for keys and stuff up front and towels/clothes in the kids room.......
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/IMG-20120726-00075.jpg)


I see you have remote start on your Silverado.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on July 31, 2012, 11:22:00 pm
Nice mod Clarke!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on August 01, 2012, 11:15:58 am
Looks good, don't know where I'd add any yet, but just in case, what stain/polyurethane are you using?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on August 01, 2012, 11:45:55 am
Not sure if this will help or not......
ML Campbell Cinnamon stain - and ML Campbell Pre-catalyzed lacquer - i have a wood shop - i am not sure if you can buy this over the counter...... a wood shop should be able to sell it to you if they use it.....

I have found lots of wood work to add over the years
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect026.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect028.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect027.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods006.jpg)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/flushandmods008.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/outbackdefect025.jpg)



Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on August 01, 2012, 01:10:07 pm
Amber shellac is very easy to find and matches nearly perfectly.  Shellac does not repel water well at all, so put a coat of clear poly over it. You can put any finish, water based or oil, right over the shellac.
Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: KristinU on August 01, 2012, 02:44:50 pm
It is pretty crazy. But when you are totally off grid and doing whatever you want, it feels awesome. Like Nathan said, my tanks are the only limiting factor. I have the fresh tank solved, and am working on a grey / black solution so I can make runs to the dump station without moving the trailer.......

 8)

Something we have but you don't???? :o
The setup is easy - a macerator pump and a wheeled tote and you're golden.   
Title: Re: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on August 01, 2012, 04:21:33 pm
Something we have but you don't???? :o
The setup is easy - a macerator pump and a wheeled tote and you're golden.
Yeah, in fact I mounted the wheeled tote on my tounge so it's always with me.
Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on August 01, 2012, 09:35:48 pm
Something we have but you don't???? :o
The setup is easy - a macerator pump and a wheeled tote and you're golden.

I don't have it yet but i will !  Working on it !  Finally decided it was a must have.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on August 02, 2012, 08:45:01 am
Paul, if Adele already thinks you're crazy for showering in the trailer just because you got a new shower curtain, wait until you get the macerator pump!!  I agree it's a must have.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: KristinU on August 02, 2012, 02:04:29 pm
For us, the macerator was pretty close to a "must have" due to the low-profile Euro styling of the Visa.  The tank drain valves are just too close to the ground to let gravity do all the work at many sites.  A couple of rounds of slinky juggling were enough to convince us we needed one.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on September 29, 2012, 07:48:04 pm
Took door bumpers off today
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on September 29, 2012, 07:51:18 pm
Now you need some wide Stainless on the bottom and on the bed rails and it would be set! ;) ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TexanThompsons on October 01, 2012, 10:58:32 am
No, now what you need is a new 5th wheel!  haha!~!~
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on October 05, 2012, 04:18:14 pm
I took off the door bumpers

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/20120929_164028.jpg)

Wife says i should take off the Chrome lettering.......

Opinions - photo shop of it off
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/without.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on October 05, 2012, 07:37:37 pm
my vote is leave it....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Red Beard on October 05, 2012, 09:15:43 pm
I can understand your reasoning for the removal; your ashamed that your rollin in a GM  :o.......couldn't resist that one.... ;D....
Without looks cleaner....like a well cut suit or dress no need for bling. At least thats what you can tell everyone!
Roll-on
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: KristinU on October 06, 2012, 04:00:57 pm
I vote leave it on, looks cooler to me.  But don't tell her I said so!
Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on October 06, 2012, 09:30:28 pm
It came off...... A did lettering on the tailgate....... Left the Bowie :)

Bill steins 5100's went on as we'll today

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/th_20121006_152051.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on October 07, 2012, 06:01:52 pm
Clark, if you want, I could get you some good badges to dress that truck up a bit.  ;)

Maybe some Blue ovals?

:D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on October 07, 2012, 07:28:56 pm
Clark, if you want, I could get you some good badges to dress that truck up a bit.  ;)

Maybe some Blue ovals?

:D

Finally a mod for Clarkley that he would have never thought of!  Well done Nathan!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on October 07, 2012, 08:02:55 pm
What are friends for?  :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Red Beard on October 07, 2012, 09:38:19 pm
What are friends for?  :)

Blue ovals would add some much needed class to Clarks ride....just sayin.
Friends need to look out for each other;besides we wouldn't offer up coveted Blue Ovals to just anyone.   ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on October 08, 2012, 12:25:11 am
You guys are the best!! Well the best ford friends a guy could have!!

And thanks but no :-) im good ;-)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on October 08, 2012, 03:18:39 am
Clark, you have to name your truck "Chippendale".....

Naked except the Bow tie.......

We're you a male exotic dancer in a past life ?  You can't go back, you know.....those days are gone.....

You've already dropped the Australian accent; it's time to let the rest go, too.....

 ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: RVnMC on October 08, 2012, 04:07:18 am
You've already dropped the Australian accent; it's time to let the rest go, too.....
 ;)
Curious... :thinking:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on October 08, 2012, 07:37:22 am
Clark, you have to name your truck "Chippendale".....

Naked except the Bow tie.......

We're you a male exotic dancer in a past life ?  You can't go back, you know.....those days are gone.....

You've already dropped the Australian accent; it's time to let the rest go, too.....

 ;)

I told you to keep that on the Down Low ;-)

Curious... :thinking:

Careful what you wish for - LOL  :yikes:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on October 08, 2012, 09:24:47 am

We're you a male exotic dancer in a past life ?  You can't go back, you know.....those days are gone.....

You've already dropped the Australian accent; it's time to let the rest go, too.....

 ;)

Now there's an idea for your Halloween costume this weekend, Clarke, But please warn us ahead of time so we can shield the kids eyes   :yikes:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: RVnMC on October 08, 2012, 12:48:34 pm
I was curious about the dropped Aussie accent!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Jaydogg on October 09, 2012, 03:39:21 pm
Now there's an idea for your Halloween costume this weekend, Clarke, But please warn us ahead of time so we can shield the kids eyes   :yikes:

Heck, shield the adults eyes too    :rotfl:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on October 15, 2012, 06:30:59 pm
So howd the cyclone work? We backed into the guy next to you and PA Outbackers to use the sewer and he said that there was an overflow issue up the hill a little ways... guess it worked well!!! :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Jaydogg on October 19, 2012, 03:41:23 pm
sorry to hear about overflow, lol, but the vent worked great. a mod worth having
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on November 03, 2012, 03:34:17 pm
installed the EGR blocker plate today and thursday installed a DSP5 switch with EFI live tunes from ATP trucks, towed the 5er friday and on the heavy tow tune it was 100 times better then stock or the diablo sport predator, the tune has a turbo brake and egts stayed below 1250 lugging in 6th and at WOT, finished with mods on the truck for now untill I can save money for a suncoast trans
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on November 03, 2012, 04:19:04 pm
Awesome!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 03, 2012, 08:00:17 pm
installed the EGR blocker plate today and thursday installed a DSP5 switch with EFI live tunes from ATP trucks, towed the 5er friday and on the heavy tow tune it was 100 times better then stock or the diablo sport predator, the tune has a turbo brake and egts stayed below 1250 lugging in 6th and at WOT, finished with mods on the truck for now untill I can save money for a suncoast trans

How are you lugging your auto trans? Will it hold the 6th in manual mode? To me , lugging is 1000 RPM's with foot on the floor.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on November 03, 2012, 08:29:16 pm
installed the EGR blocker plate today and thursday installed a DSP5 switch with EFI live tunes from ATP trucks, towed the 5er friday and on the heavy tow tune it was 100 times better then stock or the diablo sport predator, the tune has a turbo brake and egts stayed below 1250 lugging in 6th and at WOT, finished with mods on the truck for now untill I can save money for a suncoast trans

Before you go all the way to a new trans from suncoast. Read up about doing the Transgo Jr. upgrade. I did that to mine and it is supposed to help the longevity of the trans on "moderatley" built or tuned engines. Its only about $100 and the cost of replacing the fluid, so I would look into doing that and running it til you need a trans, which I think would give plenty of time to save for a Suncoast.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on November 04, 2012, 03:57:43 am
all ready did the transgo, and manual mode it will still downshift I do not tow it that range, as for lugging I should of dropped to 5th but stayed in it lomger the temps will climb,
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on November 04, 2012, 08:18:02 am
all ready did the transgo, and manual mode it will still downshift I do not tow it that range, as for lugging I should of dropped to 5th but stayed in it lomger the temps will climb,

Guess if I would have read your signature, I would have realized that, duh. You can also try towing with the other tunes and see what gives you the best results. I actually tow with a hot race tune, which against all opinions or reasoning on the forums. But I get the best mileage and the worst my egt's get is just over 1000*, that's since the Banks Intercooler, which lowered it about 150*. I should be using the heavy tow tunes cause we are over 22k truck and trailer, but they are usually low hp tunes and the truck is just a dog and seems like it is working REALLY hard. My mileage and egt's are about the same on either tune. But I use a local stretch of highway here to do my testing and it includes a decent little hill. With the tow tune, the truck downshifts 2 gears and is turning around 3k rpm's. With the hot tune, I pull it in OD, no downshifting and at about 1800rpms and I also maintain 75mph, when the tow tune drops to under 65mph.

Jim

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 08, 2012, 10:09:54 pm
I did EFI Live by ATP as well, back in February.  Transgo Jr, rerouted PCV, Transynd fluid.  Truck really woke up, I'm sure you'll love it even more. 

I've been keeping a watch on the forum, though I haven't been posting much.  I sold the Outback and the golf cart....put both on Craigslist at separate times, and had great luck.  A guy from Florida called me 4 days after posting the Outback, and was in St. Louis to get it a week later.  The golf cart went in about 2 weeks too.....now the hunt begins for the 1 1/2 bath, bunkhouse fiver with outside kitchen, fireplace, dual ACs, and 50A....planning on not having to do some of the mods I've done before.   So far the front runner is the Sabre 36QBOK with the super lounge.  Don't plan on buying until after the 1st of the year, so I've got plenty of time to do homework.  Considering moving up to a dually, so may be selling the 2500HD too....never should've gone to the fall show!!!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 08, 2012, 10:40:26 pm
I did EFI Live by ATP as well, back in February.  Transgo Jr, rerouted PCV, Transynd fluid.  Truck really woke up, I'm sure you'll love it even more. 

I've been keeping a watch on the forum, though I haven't been posting much.  I sold the Outback and the golf cart....put both on Craigslist at separate times, and had great luck.  A guy from Florida called me 4 days after posting the Outback, and was in St. Louis to get it a week later.  The golf cart went in about 2 weeks too.....now the hunt begins for the 1 1/2 bath, bunkhouse fiver with outside kitchen, fireplace, dual ACs, and 50A....planning on not having to do some of the mods I've done before.   So far the front runner is the Sabre 36QBOK with the super lounge.  Don't plan on buying until after the 1st of the year, so I've got plenty of time to do homework.  Considering moving up to a dually, so may be selling the 2500HD too....never should've gone to the fall show!!!!!

 WOW! Got rid of the OB already after doing all that work? This is not a bath and a half but it show it a nice bunkhouse......http://www.forestriverinc.com/ConventionalFifthWheels/CedarCreek/default.aspx?model=cedar&page=floorplandetails&floorplanid=4054&RVType=FHW (http://www.forestriverinc.com/ConventionalFifthWheels/CedarCreek/default.aspx?model=cedar&page=floorplandetails&floorplanid=4054&RVType=FHW)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 08, 2012, 11:23:43 pm
WOW! Got rid of the OB already after doing all that work? This is not a bath and a half but it show it a nice bunkhouse......http://www.forestriverinc.com/ConventionalFifthWheels/CedarCreek/default.aspx?model=cedar&page=floorplandetails&floorplanid=4054&RVType=FHW (http://www.forestriverinc.com/ConventionalFifthWheels/CedarCreek/default.aspx?model=cedar&page=floorplandetails&floorplanid=4054&RVType=FHW)
Thanks for the link.  That actually is a 1 1/2 bath.  I've looked at lots, perhaps even that one.  They all seem to have some, but not all of what we're looking for.  It amazes me how manufacturers have several lines, and get it right on one and wrong on the next.  Forest River makes the floorplan in at least 4-5 lines, but one has the full size shower then the others don't, or one is missing one of the appliances or the sink in the outside kitchen, or you can't get an air bed sofa in the bunkhouse.....and the list goes on.  We've looked at Columbus, Blue Ridge, Sandpiper, Heartland, Avalanche, Open Range, Durango, and many more.  So far, in the Sabre, we're only missing the gas grill (easy fix), 12 cu. foot fridge (maybe only available in 1 or 2 of the others, so more common to not be an option), and the auto leveling system (not a must have, just gadgetry).  So far, the only mods that I know I'll be doing, is going with a Jack antenna that you never have to raise/lower, cyclone vents, the furnace blower mod to make it blow without ignition, and maybe the LEDs.  I think I could get that all done in one day, definitely in one weekend.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on November 08, 2012, 11:46:29 pm
Selling one camper for another is probably the best mod around! Good luck on the search, Laydback!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 09, 2012, 06:30:18 am
Thanks for the link.  That actually is a 1 1/2 bath.  I've looked at lots, perhaps even that one.  They all seem to have some, but not all of what we're looking for.  It amazes me how manufacturers have several lines, and get it right on one and wrong on the next.  Forest River makes the floorplan in at least 4-5 lines, but one has the full size shower then the others don't, or one is missing one of the appliances or the sink in the outside kitchen, or you can't get an air bed sofa in the bunkhouse.....and the list goes on.  We've looked at Columbus, Blue Ridge, Sandpiper, Heartland, Avalanche, Open Range, Durango, and many more.  So far, in the Sabre, we're only missing the gas grill (easy fix), 12 cu. foot fridge (maybe only available in 1 or 2 of the others, so more common to not be an option), and the auto leveling system (not a must have, just gadgetry).  So far, the only mods that I know I'll be doing, is going with a Jack antenna that you never have to raise/lower, cyclone vents, the furnace blower mod to make it blow without ignition, and maybe the LEDs.  I think I could get that all done in one day, definitely in one weekend.

I remember you doing the blower mod. I haven't figured that one out yet. All 3 units that I have owned had a fan only option on the T-stat. Don't they all?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 09, 2012, 10:20:21 pm
I remember you doing the blower mod. I haven't figured that one out yet. All 3 units that I have owned had a fan only option on the T-stat. Don't they all?

As far as I know, the fan option on the stat operates the fan on the AC unit.  My mod operates the fan on the furnace, and in doing so, recirculates the air within the camper.  This recirculates the heat from the electric heaters that I use, and also circulates it through the underbelly, in the same way that the furnace does, without burning propane.  It also seemed to make the temperature even throughout the camper.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 10, 2012, 08:50:36 am
Now that I think about it, you are correct! I never thought about it that way. I would think the A/C would do basicly the same thing just won't pull the air through the basement. The A/C will take the rising warm air and force it down. They are just noisy. I do see where that mad would help though. ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on November 11, 2012, 04:44:34 am
....now the hunt begins for the 1 1/2 bath, bunkhouse fiver with outside kitchen, fireplace, dual ACs, and 50A....

we bought the wildcat 344QB bunkhouse, 1.5 baths, huge front master, check it out, we did not want the outside kitchen but it comes with. it is wired for 50 with only 1 A/C but provisions for another. and you can keep your truck because mine is a tow machine. I can tow at 75 all day if I wanted and never hit 1000 on the flats
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on November 11, 2012, 09:29:42 am
Selling one camper for another is probably the best mod around! Good luck on the search, Laydback!

Well said. It seems like our new camper mod always includes a slightly bigger payment!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 11, 2012, 10:47:10 am
we bought the wildcat 344QB bunkhouse, 1.5 baths, huge front master, check it out, we did not want the outside kitchen but it comes with. it is wired for 50 with only 1 A/C but provisions for another. and you can keep your truck because mine is a tow machine. I can tow at 75 all day if I wanted and never hit 1000 on the flats

I'll take a look at the Wildcat.  You touched on my other dilemma....the truck.  My GVWR is 9200, and max trailer is 13600.  The Sabre should be around 11600-11800, and based on my weights with the Outback, I'd say that we keep about 1000-1200 lbs. of stuff in the trailer, which the wife says has to be cut back after she spent all day emptying it when we sold it.  We don't really camp anywhere without hookups, so seldom are we traveling without empty tanks, except for a little fresh water for on the road.  Anywhere we go without hookups has always been within less than 2 hours.  I don't see where going to a 1 ton SRW truck will be much different than adding a set of Super Springs to what I have.  A dually obviously would be up for the task, but wouldn't fit in my garage, and it's a dually.  I know Kevin tows a pretty big 5er with a 2500HD  with just Super Springs and no air bags, and I think he says he's only experienced a slight bit of trouble when he encountered some really bad winds, which I figure a 3500HD SRW would have the same issue.  We're not travelling thru mountains or anything, and the only thing I could forsee remotely close to tha, would be heading out east to meet up with some of you guys, and I don't know that that would involve any mountains.....geography was not a subject I displayed much interest in....never thought about someday I might be pulling a camper and needing to know any of that stuff!!!!  I don't want to take this thread off track, but I'd sure like input on me going this route with the steed I have, especially since I've started looking at duallys, and would have to do a carport or detached.  PMs would be fine.

Well said. It seems like our new camper mod always includes a slightly bigger payment!


I notice you have the level up system.  How is it?  I don't think I'd pay the aftermarket adder $$$, but I have noticed it on some of the units  I've looked at, unfortunately, not the Sabre.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on November 11, 2012, 11:39:25 am
Similar to Kevin, I know another family that tows a big camper with an 06 2500 crew cab dmax with air bags on it. He is almost 3k on the pinbox and I think the trailer is 13k-14k. He didn't set out to tow that much with it, but it has not been an issue, even in the mountains of NH.

And as you know with my F250. I am towing (well hopefully was  :crossed:) those numbers and I added a set of new springs and the truck already had the airbags, but now with the new springs, I only have maybe 25psi in them when towing. Going to the 8800lb springs from the stock 6000lb made a great difference and the truck only drops about an inch and half max.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 11, 2012, 07:45:18 pm
I also pull heavy with my 3/4 ton. I am not quite 3000# on the pin but both of my trailers together are right at 18,000#. I handle 6% very easily.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on November 11, 2012, 08:11:38 pm
I am setting at 19.5 loaded for camping  and wife and kids take a lot. the only diff between the 3500 srw and the 2500 is the tires and spring pack 245 vs 265 i think . I towed 200 miles saturday and the truck loved 70 mph at 12.8 mpg on the heavy tow tune and the VVT brake is amazing, i could accell to 80 to get around slow traffic , and that was at 18 psi boost and lots of throttle left. i never towed that fast before but wanted to see what the truck could do at that weight behind it.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 11, 2012, 08:32:01 pm
How are you getting the Wildcat that heavy? The gross on that trailer is only 14,000 isn't it?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 11, 2012, 08:47:05 pm
This is all good feedback.  I'm getting more comfortable with the truck being able to handle the trailer.  I've no doubt that the powertrain will, and don't think we'd reach the 15800 lb. rating of the trailer.  I've come across a few items that I'm considering, feel free to chime in on any of them.  Also, what tires are you guys running?

http://www.torklift.com/s.php?w_page=qdsl (these won't work with supersprings)

http://supersprings.com/supersprings_overview_general.asp  (Kevin uses these)

http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1232

http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/hellwig-7654-front-sway-bar-chevy-silverado-2500hd-3500hd-2001-2010

http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3587

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 11, 2012, 09:11:04 pm
I take it you don't like air?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 11, 2012, 09:22:50 pm
I take it you don't like air?

I don't believe that air is always the best solution.  I don't anticipate the Chevy sagging, just want to have a fully active suspension and not stiffen things up.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on November 11, 2012, 10:54:21 pm
I'm surprised at the high weights some of the folks are pulling with 250s or2500s as they must be right at or over the GVWR of the truck. If you are not sure you might want to weigh your rig as here is something to think about.

I know in a New England state, a few summers ago, they were pulling all campers into rest areas to be weighed. On the Friday of Memorial day weekend, each truck, camper, and combo was weighed and in 28 cases one of the of weights was over limit, and their campers were impounded on the spot and end of vacation. They were cited and their weekend was over until they could return with a suited able tow vehicle. Some campers were able to reach their limits by draining fresh water on the spot and were allowed to continue.  My friend knows one of  the officers involved and the only thing that matters to them is the manufacturer's ratings on the factory sticker. To the law, it doesn't matter how many springs, air bags, etc. you have installed.

So be sure when you hook up. There was a time in my camping career when I towed a 29' Prowler Regal fiver with a Ford F250, with a GVWR of 8800.  When I finally weighed the rig, I was averaging 9500lbs on the vehicle.  I could tow it, plenty of power, could stop, but had I been pulled over, I was in trouble. 

Whith my previous Montana 3750 I towed it with a Ford F350 SRW. M y pin was around 2,300 lbs, my GVWR was 11,400, and I was consistently between 11,100 and 11,400.  Hence I went to a dually as that was too close for comfort, and that was with an F350.  If someone is towing a camper with a pin weight of 3,000, I can see how that could be legal with a 250 or 2500 diesel.  I'm not accusing anyone of being over their weight ratings, just sharing my experience and the caution about the weight police.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on November 12, 2012, 04:45:09 am
How are you getting the Wildcat that heavy? The gross on that trailer is only 14,000 isn't it?
stuff, I have a cat weight sheet, I am still under trailer gross and 200 lbs over truck gross, axles ratings are still under on the truck, advertised empty weight is 10.5 but my sticker on the coach says 11.7, but 2 30-lb propanes, and gear plus a nicer/ heavy queen bed all add up
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 12, 2012, 06:11:25 am
stuff, I have a cat weight sheet, I am still under trailer gross and 200 lbs over truck gross, axles ratings are still under on the truck, advertised empty weight is 10.5 but my sticker on the coach says 11.7, but 2 30-lb propanes, and gear plus a nicer/ heavy queen bed all add up

That 19.5 was truck and trailer. I'm sorry, I thought you were saying that the Wildcat weighed that. Sorry. I mis-read your post. ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 12, 2012, 06:18:33 am
I'm surprised at the high weights some of the folks are pulling with 250s or2500s as they must be right at or over the GVWR of the truck. If you are not sure you might want to weigh your rig as here is something to think about.

I know in a New England state, a few summers ago, they were pulling all campers into rest areas to be weighed. On the Friday of Memorial day weekend, each truck, camper, and combo was weighed and in 28 cases one of the of weights was over limit, and their campers were impounded on the spot and end of vacation. They were cited and their weekend was over until they could return with a suited able tow vehicle. Some campers were able to reach their limits by draining fresh water on the spot and were allowed to continue.  My friend knows one of  the officers involved and the only thing that matters to them is the manufacturer's ratings on the factory sticker. To the law, it doesn't matter how many springs, air bags, etc. you have installed.

So be sure when you hook up. There was a time in my camping career when I towed a 29' Prowler Regal fiver with a Ford F250, with a GVWR of 8800.  When I finally weighed the rig, I was averaging 9500lbs on the vehicle.  I could tow it, plenty of power, could stop, but had I been pulled over, I was in trouble. 

Whith my previous Montana 3750 I towed it with a Ford F350 SRW. M y pin was around 2,300 lbs, my GVWR was 11,400, and I was consistently between 11,100 and 11,400.  Hence I went to a dually as that was too close for comfort, and that was with an F350.  If someone is towing a camper with a pin weight of 3,000, I can see how that could be legal with a 250 or 2500 diesel.  I'm not accusing anyone of being over their weight ratings, just sharing my experience and the caution about the weight police.

Remind me to stay away from the New England States. They must be in dire need of some money to be picking on non-commercial vehicles. The Federal laws do not apply to RV's and even at that they don't care about anything but axle weights. We regularly roll through scale houses with our F550 grossing 36,000#. I'm grossing 21,000 with my 2500 and I'm legal on all axles.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on November 12, 2012, 08:26:27 am
Remind me to stay away from the New England States. They must be in dire need of some money to be picking on non-commercial vehicles. The Federal laws do not apply to RV's and even at that they don't care about anything but axle weights. We regularly roll through scale houses with our F550 grossing 36,000#. I'm grossing 21,000 with my 2500 and I'm legal on all axles.

No worries now so some on up to New England as they discontinued the program as it was hurting the economy. Many folks were avoiding CT.  Interesting though, that people were avoiding the state because they didn't want to be weighed?  Kind of validates the theory that many folks might be running overweight.  During that operation several rigs were impounded because of GVWR violations, when their axles were legal;  different issues.   I know on my trucks the axles always provided a cushion when combined, and were greater then the GVWR.  In the end, always be sure you have the right truck for your trailer.  Safe travels to all.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 12, 2012, 11:56:20 am
I don't believe that air is always the best solution.  I don't anticipate the Chevy sagging, just want to have a fully active suspension and not stiffen things up.
Take the leaves off and go total air. You won't be sorry. I very seldom use the motor on my landing gear on my fiver. Rides the same loaded as it does unloaded.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on November 14, 2012, 11:33:12 pm
OMG......there's a brand new 2012 Ford F350 DRW King Ranch in my driveway.....I know  :ttiwwp:.....I'lll try to take some tomorrow when it's not dark.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on November 15, 2012, 05:47:38 am
Well, no need to worry about payload now.  8)


CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
:D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on November 15, 2012, 06:12:11 am
OMG......there's a brand new 2012 Ford F350 DRW King Ranch in my driveway.....

I'm sooooo sorrrry! LOL!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on November 15, 2012, 06:51:35 am
OMG......there's a brand new 2012 Ford F350 DRW King Ranch in my driveway.....I know  :ttiwwp:.....I'lll try to take some tomorrow when it's not dark.

Congrats!  I have the 2011 Lariat version of you truck so I am not a king!  Hail to another king.  Now you join the king ranks with Chillipyro and Willington Paul.  You will love the truck!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on November 15, 2012, 12:21:27 pm
Congrats!  I have the 2011 Lariat version of you truck so I am not a king!  Hail to another king.  Now you join the king ranks with Chillipyro and Willington Paul.  You will love the truck!

i tell you what, i am feeling very inadequate right now, with only 2 rear wheels and whatnot......

i'm on the outside looking in.....


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on November 15, 2012, 02:24:03 pm
i tell you what, i am feeling very inadequate right now, with only 2 rear wheels and whatnot......

i'm on the outside looking in.....

We can still be friends even though your are rear wheel deficient! :dreaming:  Well Paul, if you recall several months ago, you were ready to pull the trigger on a dually.  They are still making then and selling them!!!!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on November 15, 2012, 07:46:12 pm
i tell you what, i am feeling very inadequate right now, with only 2 rear wheels and whatnot......

i'm on the outside looking in.....
me too, but this trucks still pulls like crazy
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on November 17, 2012, 07:52:00 pm
With out pics.....it never happened :) jes sayin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 15, 2012, 10:33:47 pm
I took some me time....good to clear the head of societal and world troubles.....and mod.....

New headlights and taillights on the truck


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 15, 2012, 10:36:12 pm
Forgot pics

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 15, 2012, 10:39:14 pm
Here they are
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 15, 2012, 10:39:54 pm
Looks like I double posted...... still figuring phone out
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on December 15, 2012, 10:42:31 pm
Looks good, BTW I ran your licence number, you should pay those parking tickets before you get a warrant issued.  ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 15, 2012, 10:57:45 pm
Looks good Clarkely.  I guess it's obvious that with the golf cart and camper gone, I've got nothing to tinker with.  I did install the B&W turnover ball and companion hitch and an Extang solid fold top on the F350, but that's about it.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on December 16, 2012, 07:45:54 am
clark they look great. so those are LED tail / signal lights and HID headlights ?  are they just bulb assortments that fit into existing receptacles or are they total replacement lenses / units that plug and play to the existing openings ? 

where did you get them ? 

snowhawk2 has been on me to upgrade my headlights to HID's, and i will at some point.  but i like the look of the tail lights you put on.  and i am still thinking about going to clear covers and amber bulbs for my cab marker and mirror lights.  i think if i do it i do it all at once. 

truck looks great too. like i said, it's the best looking chevy i have ever seen.  or put another way, it looks awesome, for a chevy.  or, if i had to own i chevy, because there were no more fords or RAM's available, i would like to own yours.  or if i had a month to live, and the only thing i could drive for the rest of my life was a chevy truck, i would want to have yours.  or if my dad said to me "son, i am disowning you and will never speak to you again, unless you start driving a chevy truck", i would beg you for yours (but that would never happen, as my dad is a ford or RAM guy).  or if adele said to me "i am leaving you now unless you get a chevy truck" i would call you and ask you to help me clone or sell me yours so she would stay with me (but that would never happen, as she is a ford girl; that much i have figured out about this confusing woman of mine).  or if i was stranded on a desert island, and all i could have was one supermodel and one chevy truck, it would be kathy ireland and your chevy (she wouldn't ride in it with me though, as i am certain she is a ford girl; i just can tell by looking at her, she is so classy.  and i would only drive it to get to the other side of the island to gather loads coconuts for us.  which we would crack open and eat and then pour the milk all over our bodies and then........ :censored:....)..........

oh sorry, i got off topic and this is a family site.   nice truck brother.

 :o



Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 16, 2012, 08:36:06 am
Thankaa bud :) on all accounts.......to be honest with ya....it was something I wanted to do..... and I have been getting good deals and treated fair....15% off theit price beat price from XDP ......so I called the fella and said I was wanting to do black housing headlights n tail lights and he has seen my truck and they only sell the Anzo.....so he said get the 111107 and black led tails....... so I did.....I axtually didn't have a lot of time last week to research. .....I had looked before and liked the recon and anzo products.....

Rear are led but it looka like a regular bulb for back up...

Headlights are halo projector ccfl........ thats all the bling..... not sure if headlighta are hid......there is a blue hue at the top of the lifht field..... and they definetly provide a wider spread.....morwe light to the sides...... I bought more for look..... and figured I could upgrade bulbs if I deemed it necessary....

And....if any fords surrvived the apocalypse. .....I am sure it would be a nice King.....  and I do believe I could fund myself liking a king........a highly modded king.....like with an allison.......

And if a dodge......id like trranzam air ride :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on December 16, 2012, 08:40:03 am
Here they are

Looks great mod master.  Your Chevy is looking good. Inquiring minds want to know about how much $ was it to do the front and rear lights? 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Snowhawk2 on December 16, 2012, 08:43:45 am

truck looks great too. like i said, it's the best looking chevy i have ever seen.  or put another way, it looks awesome, for a chevy.  or, if i had to own i chevy, because there were no more fords or RAM's available, i would like to own yours.  or if i had a month to live, and the only thing i could drive for the rest of my life was a chevy truck, i would want to have yours.  or if my dad said to me "son, i am disowning you and will never speak to you again, unless you start driving a chevy truck", i would beg you for yours (but that would never happen, as my dad is a ford or RAM guy).  or if adele said to me "i am leaving you now unless you get a chevy truck" i would call you and ask you to help me clone or sell me yours so she would stay with me (but that would never happen, as she is a ford girl; that much i have figured out about this confusing woman of mine).  or if i was stranded on a desert island, and all i could have was one supermodel and one chevy truck, it would be kathy ireland and your chevy (she wouldn't ride in it with me though, as i am certain she is a ford girl; i just can tell by looking at her, she is so classy.  and i would only drive it to get to the other side of the island to gather loads coconuts for us.  which we would crack open and eat and then pour the milk all over our bodies and then........ :censored:....)..........

oh sorry, i got off topic and this is a family site.   nice truck brother.

 :o

 ;) ;) X2

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on December 16, 2012, 08:52:26 am
Thankaa bud :) on all accounts.......to be honest with ya....it was something I wanted to do..... and I have been getting good deals and treated fair....15% off theit price beat price from XDP ......so I called the fella and said I was wanting to do black housing headlights n tail lights and he has seen my truck and they only sell the Anzo.....so he said get the 111107 and black led tails....... so I did.....I axtually didn't have a lot of time last week to research. .....I had looked before and liked the recon and anzo products.....

Rear are led but it looka like a regular bulb for back up...

Headlights are halo projector ccfl........ thats all the bling..... not sure if headlighta are hid......there is a blue hue at the top of the lifht field..... and they definetly provide a wider spread.....morwe light to the sides...... I bought more for look..... and figured I could upgrade bulbs if I deemed it necessary....

And....if any fords surrvived the apocalypse. .....I am sure it would be a nice King.....  and I do believe I could fund myself liking a king........a highly modded king.....like with an allison.......

And if a dodge......id like trranzam air ride :)

Clarkey, If I ever went back with a different make truck, the chevy would probably be it. I had an '02 the same color as yours and loved it except for the 6.0 gas.

BTW, watch those tail lights. I have a neighbor has them in his cheby and it is kind of hard to tell the difference between tail lights and when he applies brakes. They are fine when you stand right behind the truck but out on the road it's hard to see them get brighter. All I'm trying to say is watch your rear view mirror when you stop.

Everything looks cool as he!! though.... ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 16, 2012, 09:08:32 am
Trans- I have heard that.... I do have a full bar under the tailgate.....so hoping that helps..... and thanks :)

Sno - I think it was like 585 +/- for all.....

Xdp diesel in walk twp nj. .... nice folks...... I can forward th contact person I use..... he is nice....geta back to ya...call or email. .... when I started buying stuff I looked for a xompany with a good site close to me to keep business somewhat local and so I could go there if nees be.....they are a good bunch of folks and priced right in line with competition. And they have a nice open house free pigroast and giveaways for their customers......
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on December 16, 2012, 09:22:44 am
Looking good brother. I am finishing up an audio/video upgrade in the DW's truck. Just a little upgrade from the factory POS. LOL! I wish I could get my hands on a set of train horns. Something else I'm working on.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 17, 2012, 09:54:40 am
yes a whiter light ....... but not hid
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TwoElkhounds on December 17, 2012, 06:54:13 pm
Looking good brother. I am finishing up an audio/video upgrade in the DW's truck. Just a little upgrade from the factory POS. LOL! I wish I could get my hands on a set of train horns. Something else I'm working on.

Careful there on that train horn!!    It is actually not too hard to get a set of horns, just go to real-train-horns.net.   Ebay also has a bunch listed.     The hard part is coming up with the money.   ;)

I was inspired by Clarke's set of horns and fell into the trap.    I purchased an old cast Nathan P3.  It was the only horn that would fit in the space on the underside of the Dodge Megacab.   I of course underestimated the cost when I did my setup.   Problem is, once you start down the road, you have to finish it.  Otherwise all you have is a train horn sitting on a bench in your workroom.   By the time you purchase the tanks, valves, compressors, switches, fittings, hoses, wiring, and custom mounting brackets, the horn actually ends up being the cheap part of the job.   ;D   

Once you are done, it is fun to have, though you have to be really careful with it.  With great power comes great responsibility.  I use mine for fun, never to scare people.   I avoid using it on annoying drivers, but sometimes I can't help myself.  I also avoid using it around my house, don't want to PO the neighbors.   

If you do find yourself looking for a horn, feel free to ask questions.  I am sure Clarke and I can share some of the many lessons we learned on our installs.

DAN

 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: BrandonMH on December 20, 2012, 10:21:12 pm
Anyone use the Wingman for their sensar?  Was wondering how much better it makes things.  Sitting at my house I get a few pbs stations, wfmz (hd reg, and weather) and I think that is about it.  I don't have a 200' tv cable to run to the side of the house, and have yet to take the ps3 out there to see what a blu ray will look like on the legend.  Also, the toshiba we got for the popup is just a tad smaller than that legend, but might fit in the bedroom.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on December 21, 2012, 01:32:31 pm
Make sure it fits before you buy it.  The l last 2 trailers I had it would not fit on due other stuff on the roof when you stowed the antenna.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: BrandonMH on December 21, 2012, 05:19:45 pm
Yea, I might make a trip on the roof tomorrow.  Spotted a small leak at the antenna hand crank inside.  Then again, I do have the tounge jack up a bit high and did pour last night.  Was a fair bit of flooded spots I saw on the way to work.
Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on December 22, 2012, 08:44:41 am
Yea, I might make a trip on the roof tomorrow.  Spotted a small leak at the antenna hand crank inside.  Then again, I do have the tounge jack up a bit high and did pour last night.  Was a fair bit of flooded spots I saw on the way to work.
There's a gasket around the antenna shaft.  That could be the source.  Let me know if you want to see pics of the interior workings as my antenna is in my basement....  speaking of which, does anyone want a used antenna?  :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: BrandonMH on December 22, 2012, 09:05:51 am
That gasket, is it right under the metal baseplate on the roof or inside under the hand crank?  It doesn't look like I will be going on the roof today...i was woken up by the wind this morning.  Might still though.
Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on December 22, 2012, 05:28:15 pm
That gasket, is it right under the metal baseplate on the roof or inside under the hand crank?  It doesn't look like I will be going on the roof today...i was woken up by the wind this morning.  Might still though.
having a hard time finding the antenna to confirm (it must be in the attic), but I'm pretty sure you can access it from the crank inside.  If you peel off the sticker for raise and lower, you get to screws that lets you access the shaft that runs through the roof.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on December 22, 2012, 07:45:25 pm
A lot of times, the rubber "boot" on the coax at the base is loose, and that can allow water to follow the coax and then the shaft down to the handle.

Check to make sure the boot is tight up top.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: BrandonMH on December 22, 2012, 10:12:57 pm
I know the boot was somewhat off a few weeks ago, and I did put it back on then.  I did not get to that today with how windy it was and still is.  I see it is supposed to be alot better tomorrow and will take a look then.  Thanks for the help everyone.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: gasman28110 on December 23, 2012, 06:40:45 pm
I have been upgrading the "high usage" receptacles in our camper to the stick and brick style. I just like higher amperage wires held in place by screws, what can I say.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 23, 2012, 09:27:35 pm
I have been upgrading the "high usage" receptacles in our camper to the stick and brick style. I just like higher amperage wires held in place by screws, what can I say.
Hopefully, you are installing these "high usage" devices in "boxes".  You should not be putting devices in walls and not having the connections enclosed in "UL"listed/rated enclosures.  Otherwise,  in my honest opinion as an electrician, you're not really accomplishing anything. 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: gasman28110 on December 24, 2012, 02:14:29 pm
Yes they are going into boxes. It would be foolish not to put them int a box.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on December 24, 2012, 07:24:09 pm
Has anyone installed one of these directly to the roof?  If  so, can you post some info on the install?  I'm considering one, but don't want to do it if it won't cover all the holes from the original antenna. 

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on December 24, 2012, 08:09:16 pm
I have the replacement Jack head, and it works well.

It just replaces the Winegard batwing, and you can still crank it up and down.

The only benefit to that one, is it has the built in signal meter......but it stays in that position all the time, and if you have it at a high point on the roof, it might get taken off at some point by a tree branch.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: BrandonMH on December 25, 2012, 09:24:04 am
I took a look up there sunday and not too sure the wingman will fit, I kinda have the measurements memorized for when I go back to measure it.  I think there is a vent for either the furnace or the stove (big wide domitec shroud over it) right in front of the antenna.

Also that antenna LaydBack posted, Huntr70, you said that one does not rotate like the winegard or just stand up tall and doesn't collapse down after cranking it down?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on December 26, 2012, 06:49:28 am
The one he has posted is a full replacement for the complete Winegars set up. It will rotate to pick p signals, but stays that height all the time.

They do make a JACK replacement head, which is what I have. It just replaces the "batwing" on top of the double arms. It still cranks up and down, and rotates for tuning....

(http://rvingessentials.com/images/1323982700367-327971664.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on December 26, 2012, 08:27:34 am

They do make a JACK replacement head, which is what I have. It just replaces the "batwing" on top of the double arms.

does this replacement make a big difference huntr ?

i put a radioshack booster in, and it helped some. but i am still not happy with what i get most of the time.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: BrandonMH on December 26, 2012, 09:32:43 am
I thought the winegard had a booster?  I know it doesn't do much for me also.  I have played with the channels, did forget to hit the booster button in the bed room, but when I did it only made one other channel come in clearer.  That was why I was considering the wingman.  I think I get around 7 channels over the air, 3 are WFMZ, one is hd, one is reg, one is accuweather.  Several pbs stations, two rerun stations and a spanish channel in there.  I would imagine it would be pretty much the same anywhere.  I was sitting in there watching pbs about swiss apline area...decendants are from germany so was interested in that, until my sis came over and found me sitting in it on a sat night watching tv!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on December 26, 2012, 07:28:01 pm
does this replacement make a big difference huntr ?

i put a radioshack booster in, and it helped some. but i am still not happy with what i get most of the time.

It is a powered head, so it will use the booster that is in there.

It did improve reception for me....I think it really depends on where you are, and how many broadcast channels are really out there. I was getting 5-6 off the Winegard, in all directions. The JACK gets 8-10 when turned in all directions in the same spot.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 07, 2013, 01:22:20 pm
Thanks Jerry SYDMEG1012 for turning me on to these!!!! great find

http://www.tpms.ca/ACCES.html (http://www.tpms.ca/ACCES.html)

Metal valve stem so you can fill the tires with out removing the TPMS Cap .....i know not necessary.....but i have these new tires to put on and these valves are under 10.00 a piece.......

(http://www.tpms.ca/images/TV1.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on February 07, 2013, 03:10:27 pm
Do they have different lengths?

I don't think that second stem out the side would clear my rim. The valve stem is inset pretty deep into the rim.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 07, 2013, 03:25:09 pm
Do they have different lengths?

I don't think that second stem out the side would clear my rim. The valve stem is inset pretty deep into the rim.

Your new unit come in yet? - I didn't see the signature updated :)

I would think by rotating them you should be able to attain enough clearance to fill them ......... they are coming from Canada - 7/10 days ....... Jerry was ordering today as well.... so either one of us would be able to supply good measurements when we get them.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on February 07, 2013, 04:20:48 pm
Nope....probably be end of March before I see it come in.

Gotta sell the current one first, so I'm not in any hurry!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: egregg57 on February 07, 2013, 06:56:31 pm
I thought the winegard had a booster?  I know it doesn't do much for me also.  I have played with the channels, did forget to hit the booster button in the bed room, but when I did it only made one other channel come in clearer.  That was why I was considering the wingman.  I think I get around 7 channels over the air, 3 are WFMZ, one is hd, one is reg, one is accuweather.  Several pbs stations, two rerun stations and a spanish channel in there.  I would imagine it would be pretty much the same anywhere.  I was sitting in there watching pbs about swiss apline area...decendants are from germany so was interested in that, until my sis came over and found me sitting in it on a sat night watching tv!

 It does have a booster, but it isn't very good. That's why some people like the radio shack or other booster in addition too. The booster in the RV isn't very good at all.

Eric
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 03, 2013, 11:16:15 pm
Picked up the new 5er yesteday.  Either I've forgotten how to attach pics, or there's something not working right.  Here she is, will try to figure it out and post more pics.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030313231300-10932020.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on March 04, 2013, 05:48:41 am
Great looking rig! They match! One thing that I noticed and can't help to ask is why is the truck squatted so much? It looks like the front end is light.
Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 04, 2013, 08:26:10 am
Great looking rig! They match! One thing that I noticed and can't help to ask is why is the truck squatted so much? It looks like the front end is light.
I noticed the same thing..... Figured it was a Ford thing :)

Actually the angle of photo makes it look squattier i believe ......

Love the colors!!

Steve you need to check out Transamz9 air suspension - would be the prefect mod for you!!! as you are the Mod Master!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: egregg57 on March 04, 2013, 10:16:15 am
Very nice!!!
Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on March 04, 2013, 11:16:02 am
I noticed the same thing..... Figured it was a Ford thing :)

Actually the angle of photo makes it look squattier i believe ......

Love the colors!!

Steve you need to check out Transamz9 air suspension - would be the prefect mod for you!!! as you are the Mod Master!!

HAHAHA!!! My suspension is only good for 10,000# LOL!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on March 04, 2013, 11:36:37 am
Whats the overall height of that thing? Looks awesome. Love the color and graphics, just not a huge fan of having the AC right at the pinnacle of the roof like that.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 11, 2013, 08:45:40 am
Beautiful weekend found me doing some cleaning up ..... which led me to discover i still had two sets of stabilizer jacks laying around (upgraded them on the last camper - so had some extras)

So ....... we will call this the Boot knocking mod :)

In an effort to always better stabilize the camper ........ I decided i would take a set of the jacks and add a set in front of the axles ......

Not much to it really ...... Some 3/4" square stock doubled up and painted black - then drilled some holes and a couple bolts and they were ready to mount - square stock used to block down off of the frame to clear the gas line and to get adjuster nut down a little bit to clear the skirting...... Whala - done :)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/20130310_180413.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/20130310_173842.jpg)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Mods_Upgrades/20130310_173848.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 11, 2013, 08:48:55 am
ADII 165 Lift pump expected in this week for the Truck :) as well as a Deeper trans pan and rear differential cover :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on March 12, 2013, 08:27:05 pm
Beautiful weekend found me doing some cleaning up ..... which led me to discover i still had two sets of stabilizer jacks laying around (upgraded them on the last camper - so had some extras)

So ....... we will call this the Boot knocking mod :)

In an effort to always better stabilize the camper ........ I decided i would take a set of the jacks and add a set in front of the axles ......

Not much to it really ...... Some 3/4" square stock doubled up and painted black - then drilled some holes and a couple bolts and they were ready to mount - square stock used to block down off of the frame to clear the gas line and to get adjuster nut down a little bit to clear the skirting...... Whala - done :)


ah. midship stabilizers.  nice mod ! 

but you just voided your warranty by drilling into the frame.....

 ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 12, 2013, 09:55:37 pm
Lol.... I voided that a long time ago :)

Happen to void warranties on most things I own..... And ironically (knock on wood) I do think seem to have warranty worthy issues......

Don't you like the name - Boot Knocking Mod :)

Name was inspired form a friend....... the couple was "knocking boots" and their 4 yr old son fell off the top bunk :) LOL
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TexanThompsons on March 17, 2013, 09:48:10 pm
LEDs on the outdoor lights installed today....baby steps this year as we have a new house we have to furnish.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on March 18, 2013, 09:50:40 am
ADII 165 Lift pump expected in this week for the Truck :) as well as a Deeper trans pan and rear differential cover :)
you will like the AD2 as mine does, when I went to the deep pan with transgo it took 4 gals to service, before the upgrade/ rebuild...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 20, 2013, 07:39:43 pm
I can't wait to get some time for ad2 install..... I'm also thinking I need to give mike L a call for some trans suggestions.... As to what would be best for my use....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 22, 2013, 09:53:59 pm
Had a little little bit of time tonight..... Between running this kid here and that one there...... So......

My Led cargo, reverse and license plate bubs came in......  easy swap out.... Little trimming of reverse housing for bulbs to fit properly.... Nothing that couldn't be figured out and corrected in a few minutes......


I should have turned on the rear floods and light bar as well.....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 22, 2013, 10:14:04 pm
All rear facing lights on.... Will post another with rear light bar on.... When replacement one comes in next week

Light bar replacement came and is on .....

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/2011%20Silverado/20130327_212308.jpg)

Some HID in the projector lenses and fogs ...some interior LED's and lighting done......

Projectors in my headlight housings may not be god enough for HID - will have to try and see.... if not would have to consider HID specific projectors....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 29, 2013, 10:47:47 am
Got a good photo of the truck form family taking it.... Notice my first name on the trailer in front.....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on March 29, 2013, 12:10:03 pm
Got a good photo of the truck form family taking it.... Notice my first name on the trailer in front.....

What happened ?  Injector ?  Looks like you are getting a tow.....

 ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 29, 2013, 09:40:13 pm
After getting back from seeing Noah at sight n sound in Lancaster, pa......

I had time to put in the third brake light led bulbs that came in.... And interior led bulbs :)

Title: Re: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 29, 2013, 09:48:01 pm
What happened ?  Injector ?  Looks like you are getting a tow.....

 ;D

I saw one of your Ford brethren today..... Lol.... Maare couldn't get a pic quick enough...... And only shows one of the stacks.... Dual stacks with turnouts..... Sticking way to high.... technically i think they need to be that high to be legal .... but it looks plain dumb

picture doesnt do it justice...... they are up there

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: zookeeper on March 31, 2013, 08:05:56 am
   Don't know if this really gets to count as a mod or not, but I just installed the ramp extension on the 310 yesterday. Nice and simple just the way I like it. The ramp already had the holes and bolts in it all I had to do was take them out bolt on the hinges and slide the extension on. Crack open beverage and call it done. :cheers:


  David   
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 31, 2013, 12:31:39 pm
Sure does :) a 1 beverage mod? :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 31, 2013, 01:50:11 pm
Added TVs to the new unit
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313131449-1123823.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313131450-11281832.jpeg)

Matching black fan covers on the roof
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313132323-11351809.jpeg)

Hardwired Surge Guard and VacPan for central vac system
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313131451-11291288.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313131452-1130696.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313131453-11311901.jpeg)

Lock for sliding half bath door
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313132320-11322070.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313132321-1133266.jpeg)

SensarPro Signal Meter
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313132322-1134434.jpeg)

Extended gas piping and added 2 more quick connects
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-310313132324-1136472.jpeg)

I've also added a Vortex II fan in the half bath, locking knobs for bedroom, bunkhouse, and main bath, added a switch to run furnace blower independently, and still have a few more to go yet.

There's also a few more pics of the new unit in my gallery on the site here.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 31, 2013, 06:48:11 pm
Knew it wouldn't be long until you started making the new 5er home :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on March 31, 2013, 09:03:13 pm
nice work, as always, steve....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 03, 2013, 11:30:53 pm
Thanks guys, got a few more done this evening.

Step stabilizers
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231552-11521751.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231551-11512122.jpeg)

Slide Out TV Mount for Basement
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231118-11422162.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231120-1145584.jpeg)

Mounted In Basement
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231121-1146508.jpeg)

TV stowed for Travel
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231122-11471943.jpeg)

Setup
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231123-11481340.jpeg)
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231550-11501816.jpeg)

Stowed  when not traveling
(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231549-11491774.jpeg)

I used this mount http://www.wallmountworld.com/RV_and_Marine_Articulating_Tilting_TV_wall_Mount_p/rv-singlearm-tilt.htm, but lucked up and bought it from an Outbackers member for $50 shipped.  A pair of 22" full extension drawer slides I salvaged off of a trash can cabinet on a job, a 2' x 4' piece of birch from Home Depot, and a can of black spray paint.  I've got maybe $75 in building it and maybe $220 for the 32" TV.  So I'm at about $300 for what the dealer factory about $500 for and that would've been for a 22/23 inch TV.  I really wanted to use HDPE or something similar, but couldn't find it rea$onably.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 04, 2013, 07:42:03 am
Lookin Good!!!

ummmm...those steps look dirty......may need to be waxed..........
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 04, 2013, 08:19:10 am
Lookin Good!!!

ummmm...those steps look dirty......may need to be waxed..........

Thanks.......that dirt is a sign of ongoing progress.  The funny story of the dirt is that the kids decided to make ramps in the driveway with dirt, right next to where the camper sits, about a week before I was set to take delivery.  I tore them new tails and sent them out to get it back to wherever they dug holes.  Boys being boys, we got big snow a couple of weeks ago, I go out to shovel the driveway, and can't find the shovel........it's burried under the snow somewhere in the yard and they're both swearing they put it in the shed!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: CW3Jason on April 08, 2013, 09:00:35 pm
Started the mods already. Today I installed a pair of Camping world max air vents. A new shower head, and added carpet to the front and back steps 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 10, 2013, 10:30:07 pm
Added accessories to the inside and outdoor kitchens

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221419-11671726.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221231-1166286.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221229-11642269.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221230-1165788.jpeg)

Added storage for sewer hose and fittings.  I need lots of sewer hose with this unit.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413220431-11591241.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413220433-11601702.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413220434-1161581.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221707-1168458.jpeg)

Added a quad receptacle in the utility side of the basement, and a grommet in the skirting to pass the gas hose thru, for the outside stove.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221228-11631833.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-100413221227-11621719.jpeg)

I use the quad receptacle to power the central vac, cordless drill battery charger, cable TV signal amplifier, and an HDMI splitter.  The splitter allows me to play a movie on the inside and outside TVs at the same time and use the outdoor speakers for sound.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 11, 2013, 06:59:46 am
i think that's the last time you will ever see sewer hose on laydback's kitchen counter.....

looks great !
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 11, 2013, 09:19:58 am
i think that's the last time you will ever see sewer hose on laydback's kitchen counter.....

looks great !

Thanks, I figured Clarke would've beat everyone to that.  Luckily it's the new one from the free starter kit.  I've been intending to get a hold of you to see which front hitch you installed.   I did a Curt on the Chevy and was looking at a Curt for the Ford.   It has 2 mounting height options.  The higher option you have to cut the fascia like I had to do on the Chevy.   The lower option puts the receiver below the fascia with no cutting.   How's yours mounted?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 11, 2013, 12:12:12 pm
Thanks, I figured Clarke would've beat everyone to that.  Luckily it's the new one from the free starter kit.

that would have been a $hitty thing for me to say :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 11, 2013, 12:12:35 pm
Thanks, I figured Clarke would've beat everyone to that.  Luckily it's the new one from the free starter kit.  I've been intending to get a hold of you to see which front hitch you installed.   I did a Curt on the Chevy and was looking at a Curt for the Ford.   It has 2 mounting height options.  The higher option you have to cut the fascia like I had to do on the Chevy.   The lower option puts the receiver below the fascia with no cutting.   How's yours mounted?

I have the curt and I mounted it low. It is high enough to not hit curbs or anything, plenty of clearance. I use it to carry the bikes up front, and it keeps them low enough so that there is excellent visibility over the hood. Will post a pic from tapatalk......

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 14, 2013, 10:29:57 am
I have the curt and I mounted it low. It is high enough to not hit curbs or anything, plenty of clearance. I use it to carry the bikes up front, and it keeps them low enough so that there is excellent visibility over the hood. Will post a pic from tapatalk......

Ordered the Curt.  Found it for $185 shipped.   I should get it Tuesday, and based on what you said, I'll more than likely go with the lower option.   I just plan to use it for the bike rack or maybe the cargo carrier.   With the nice one on the back of the new camper, I don't know how often I'll need two cargo carriers.

I finally changed my sig and avatar, now I've just gotta get it out camping so I can get some new pics for my sig.   
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 16, 2013, 11:48:36 pm
Curt front hitch installed on the King.  Curt really makes a nice product, and I would encourage anyone in the market for hitching products to consider them.  The one I put on the Chevy was just as well made.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 17, 2013, 08:28:48 am
Curt front hitch installed on the King.  Curt really makes a nice product, and I would encourage anyone in the market for hitching products to consider them.  The one I put on the Chevy was just as well made.

I was also very pleased. Went in easy, and well made.  One thing I find though is that at freeway speeds it whistles a little. I put this on it:

http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Covers/DWD-Plastics/205713.html


With the bike carrier i use, I needed an extension on the receiver to keep it far enough away from the grill so the front most bike didn't hit it. What rack are you using, Steve ?  This is what I am using:

http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Highland/1370400.html

I really like the rack, as it comes completely apart for storage and keeps the bikes low. But you might have a better mousetrap, knowing you !

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: chilipyro on April 17, 2013, 09:01:28 am
Or, there is always this dual purpose hitch cover:

(http://accessories.etrailer.com/thumb.php?f=http%3a%2f%2fwww.etrailer.com%2fMerchant2%2fgraphics%2f00000001%2fpics%2fA%2fH%2fAH-10202_tn.jpg&s=160)

http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Covers/Alfred-Hitch-Cover/AH-10202.html (http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Covers/Alfred-Hitch-Cover/AH-10202.html)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 17, 2013, 09:20:01 am
I have the 4 bike version of this one http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Swagman/S64950.html.  I like that it can be stored easily in small space, and that when you assemble it, you can rotate the cradles that hold the bikes to whatever angles you need to get the bikes to fit.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 17, 2013, 10:47:43 am
I have the 4 bike version of this one http://www.etrailer.com/Hitch-Bike-Racks/Swagman/S64950.html.  I like that it can be stored easily in small space, and that when you assemble it, you can rotate the cradles that hold the bikes to whatever angles you need to get the bikes to fit.

That is a nice feature....let me know how this looks with the bikes on....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 17, 2013, 11:39:50 am
This is what my setup looks like. The main thing I like about it is that the bikes are kept very low. Steve let me know how your rack does up front....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 17, 2013, 09:44:16 pm
Can't help myself......



Hides the grill and blue Oval nicely!!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Maddog on April 21, 2013, 08:30:56 am
Can't help myself......



Hides the grill and blue Oval nicely!!!





Now Clark, quit being a hater!! Come to the Blue oval, you won't regret it! You know you want to  :poke:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 21, 2013, 05:15:18 pm
Nothing can completely obscure the blue oval.....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Lad79der on April 21, 2013, 09:26:58 pm
I just see "F" Hmmmm  :o
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 21, 2013, 09:44:32 pm
Nothing can completely obscure the blue oval.....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 21, 2013, 09:45:50 pm
Can't help myself......



Hides the grill and blue Oval nicely!!!

 :umno:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 27, 2013, 07:48:37 pm
Just ordered the following for $795 shipped. I'll have $100 in rebates to bring my total down to $695. I actually ordered from AutoAnything on a pricematch.

http://autoplicity.com/products/2192684-air_lift_57396_company_2011_ford_s_duty_4wd.aspx

http://autoplicity.com/products/285755-air_lift_72000_wirelessair_leveling_compressor_control_system.aspx

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YK44FA/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

It took me a bit of time to track the best prices down, but I saved atleast $400, probably closer to $500.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: CW3Jason on April 28, 2013, 06:59:58 pm
Finally got around to taking some pics of the little Mods/Upgrades that we have done so far
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: CW3Jason on April 28, 2013, 07:02:20 pm
A few more. DW says The entry rug is not a Mod. :o
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: CW3Jason on April 28, 2013, 07:03:56 pm
Last of the upgrades so far
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 29, 2013, 11:33:09 pm
Nice Jason!!

Rainy night here..... So finally got around to putting a 22" tv in the kids room.... And a blueray player with wifi...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 30, 2013, 07:35:18 am
Forgot photo
Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 30, 2013, 09:47:56 pm
Nothing can completely obscure the blue oval.....

This is the only way you are allowed to cover a blue oval.


Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 30, 2013, 10:16:09 pm
Yeah I would try to camouflage it as well... Lol
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on April 30, 2013, 10:27:37 pm
WHOOPS!!!! did I post this?????

































(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428673_640471319302428_866729696_n.jpg)
Title: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 30, 2013, 10:48:13 pm
How about the only way to make a blue oval cooler than it already is.

I sense jealousy from the cheby boys....but we are used to that.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 30, 2013, 10:49:48 pm
WHOOPS!!!! did I post this?????

































(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/428673_640471319302428_866729696_n.jpg)

That right there is hilarious my friends.   

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: RVnMC on May 01, 2013, 04:26:06 am
Goes along with...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v138/Bpete5/DodgeUterus.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on May 01, 2013, 06:00:54 am
HAHAHA!!! That is good right there! Great come back........LMAO!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on May 01, 2013, 06:24:15 am
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/922946_493798137334113_1545140251_n.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 01, 2013, 06:37:54 am
this is too funny.....

i "rise above" this nonsense....

 ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 01, 2013, 02:12:11 pm
Ordered a "Englander" custom length mattress a few weeks back from our local Mattress store ....... supposed to be in today and available for me to pick up after work :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 01, 2013, 05:10:49 pm
Ordered a "Englander" custom length mattress a few weeks back from our local Mattress store ....... supposed to be in today and available for me to pick up after work :)

does it come with redi - whip or some of that fancy schmancy organic brand whip cream ?????

custom made rhymes with organic in mattress, i think.....

 ;D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on May 01, 2013, 05:59:37 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/922946_493798137334113_1545140251_n.jpg)
No, that's taken out of context.  That oval is for the grill of the next F series.  ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 07, 2013, 01:28:41 pm
Airbags installed, will post pics later.  For those who have the Air Lift 72000 wireless compressor setup, does the compressor jog 2-3 seconds when you start up the truck?  I don't know that it's every time, and one time it sounded as if it may have exhausted some air on startup.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 07, 2013, 01:59:49 pm
Airbags installed, will post pics later.  For those who have the Air Lift 72000 wireless compressor setup, does the compressor jog 2-3 seconds when you start up the truck?  I don't know that it's every time, and one time it sounded as if it may have exhausted some air on startup.

We call it a "truck Fart" :) not all the time .......i believe condensation and freezing affect the solenoid - i had trouble with it on my suburban - it went right out of warranty ...... the solenoid is about the cost of the whole kit ......when buying just the part from them.....

I think a lot has to do with temperature fluctuations affecting the air pressure and how sensitive the solenoid is...... this one has lasted three years now...... so better than first time around...... If/When it goes i will see what it takes to adapt something to my onboard air.... or go back to a dial gauge and switch..... ideally i like the wireless .... i use it on a heavy load of firewood on my flat trailer to raise the truck and alleviate me having to crank the handle :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on May 07, 2013, 05:34:58 pm
What Ford owners are really looking for? :rotfl:

(http://th264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/autotorq_com/th_ford-logo-small.jpg)(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZSKN9aHUK_SgvhC1v9vW2hD0ltZi9kY5dolTJNhfM9JQM9g68Cg)



You be the judge.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 07, 2013, 09:19:55 pm
What Ford owners are really looking for? :rotfl:

(http://th264.photobucket.com/albums/ii163/autotorq_com/th_ford-logo-small.jpg)(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRZSKN9aHUK_SgvhC1v9vW2hD0ltZi9kY5dolTJNhfM9JQM9g68Cg)



You be the judge.

hey, i just noticed your signature and see that a new pooch arrived last year....what did you get ?????
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 07, 2013, 09:42:40 pm
I ordered the led strip to put on the camper wall and to ditch the globe lights....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 07, 2013, 09:55:23 pm
I ordered the led strip to put on the camper wall and to ditch the globe lights....

post it please....i want to do it also....

what did you get ?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on May 07, 2013, 10:31:42 pm
Wow, I was just shopping for the same thing. We're did you order from Clarke. Did you get the multicolor strip? Did you get the complete kit, I see some sites sell light strips and components seperate.

Kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 07, 2013, 10:59:38 pm
I got the one steve/landmark suggested.... From the company he suggested..... I actually bought it from the same store.... But on amazon from their amazon store..

Hitlights.com

http://www.hitlights.com/flexible-led-light-strip-easy-plug-kit-smd-5050-color-changing-rgb.html

HitLights High Density Waterproof LED Lighting Strip RGB Color Changing 300 SMD LED, 5 Meter or 16 Feet Plug-and-Play Kit, with 44 Key Remote and Transformerhttp://www.amazon.com/dp/B006L8UAZU/ref=cm_sw_r_an_am_ap_am_us?ie=UTF8

should be around $45 set. From hit, and re from amazon... Verify that it's 300 5050smd LEDs waterproof w/ 44 button remote. 

Item # LS5050_RGB300WP44K

This is the 300 led version.... They offer a 150 version as well.... Figure since it is dimmable.... I'll go with one lights like steve did.... As I can dim them...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 07, 2013, 11:01:18 pm
There are cheaper ones out there.... And also appears you can get what looks like the exact same thing for 1/2 the price..... But for the difference of 20 bucks I'll stay with companies where o know folks have had a good experience.... If you want to wait several weeks it appears u can order from China....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 08, 2013, 06:41:32 am
thanks clarke....

laydback's lead on this is the way to go i am sure....

ordering the same one....

we need to meet for a group install....

we could head out to st. louis for a weekend rally ?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: thefulminator on May 08, 2013, 11:05:10 am
hey, i just noticed your signature and see that a new pooch arrived last year....what did you get ?????

I got a Hershey!  He is a Welsh Terrier and just turned 9 months.  Imagine an Airedale that weighs 20 lbs.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: RVnMC on May 08, 2013, 11:35:23 am
Aaaawwww...How adorable!  :walkthedog:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 09, 2013, 09:48:12 pm
Thanks all you guys for reminding me that I still need to do the LEDs.......looks like Clarkely ordered the last set, they're out of stock now.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 09, 2013, 09:52:17 pm
I got a Hershey!  He is a Welsh Terrier and just turned 9 months.  Imagine an Airedale that weighs 20 lbs.

good looking pup !  look at that stance !  very nice, enjoy your new buddy....

our girl is getting on in age at very nearly 13.  she was fairly spry at the charlie brown rally, and i hope she can make it to next year's in good health....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 09, 2013, 09:53:44 pm
Thanks all you guys for reminding me that I still need to do the LEDs.......looks like Clarkely ordered the last set, they're out of stock now.

yeah he prolly did.....

 :banghead:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 10, 2013, 06:13:55 am
Cute pooch!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 12, 2013, 09:37:35 pm
Added a Bilstein steering stabilizer
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 12, 2013, 10:10:46 pm
Added a Bilstein steering stabilizer

my rancho dual stabilizer made a huge difference with the 20" tires....

i think you're gonna like it alot....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 12, 2013, 10:19:02 pm
I do already :)

We had to wait until after 9:00 for my oldest to get home from a field trip on Friday....... Before leaving for a two hour drive in a complete down pour rainy drive to knoebels....... So I put it on Friday.....

It worked excellent..... Definitely a noticeable difference....

And rain stooped before we got there for a dry 11:30 pm set up :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: zookeeper on May 19, 2013, 06:36:53 am
     I've been trying to do a few things to the new TT and I have a few more things in the works. Here's what I have done so far:


It had a small grab handle at the bedroom door.

Expansion tank to solve my water heater pressure issue.

Ramp extension.

Vent covers.

Paper towel holder above sink.

The next project is a vent for the range hood.

     David




OK...having problems with the pictures. I have resized them and it is still saying to large a file. I know I'm under the limit. I'll try again later, sorry.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: zookeeper on May 19, 2013, 07:16:33 am
Here's the other pictures. Sorry again.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 19, 2013, 08:24:34 am
Looking good!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 22, 2013, 01:00:06 am
Just in time for the maiden voyage, I got the LEDs installed, added a big level on the pinbox, and installed the  black tank flush on the half bath.  I went with LEDs off EBay due to hitlights.com being out of stock. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-5050-RGB-SMD-LED-Waterproof-Flexible-Strip-300-LEDs-44-Key-IR-Remote-/180992529478?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D7829939360217425084%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D8%26sd%3D190837545955%26.  I also posted pics of the airbag install in my D&T gallery.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-220513004351-1185174.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-220513004352-1186184.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-220513004352-1187601.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-220513004354-1188637.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jevanb on May 22, 2013, 07:38:09 pm
mounted on the pin box cover, the brackets are 7075-t6 Aluminum
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TwoElkhounds on May 22, 2013, 09:07:47 pm
Just in time for the maiden voyage, I got the LEDs installed, added a big level on the pinbox, and installed the  black tank flush on the half bath.  I went with LEDs off EBay due to hitlights.com being out of stock. http://www.ebay.com/itm/5M-5050-RGB-SMD-LED-Waterproof-Flexible-Strip-300-LEDs-44-Key-IR-Remote-/180992529478?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D7829939360217425084%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D8%26sd%3D190837545955%26.  I also posted pics of the airbag install in my D&T gallery.


Looks great.   What color LED strip did you get?   I am considering the white ones, but your look a little blue?  Also, I assume that is a relfection on you trailer, not another strip?  I want to do this mod but am a little worried about the hue of the LED lights.

DAN

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 22, 2013, 09:40:48 pm
Looks great.   What color LED strip did you get?   I am considering the white ones, but your look a little blue?  Also, I assume that is a relfection on you trailer, not another strip?  I want to do this mod but am a little worried about the hue of the LED lights.

DAN

there's 2 strips.  one under the rain gutter and one on the awning roller.  mine are the weatherproof rgb color changing ones.  that way you can set them to the color of your choice.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 22, 2013, 10:01:10 pm
X2
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 24, 2013, 11:01:56 pm
Finally got a chance to get my HID's in my low beams and fog lights...

I'll get some photos... Didn't have time....

Then did a fuse box mod... So that my DRL won't turn my low beam on.... But I stead fir to the front parking lights..... So now my DRL are the ccfl hall's, front accent LED's and front parking lamps (it doesn't fire cab lights or rear lights - like the parking light on switch would do)

This will save my Hid lows from firing on as my drls and I don't have to switch it....

Basically some diodes from the wire to fire the lows as drl's to the parking lamp wires....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on June 17, 2013, 10:46:37 pm
The first step was pretty high, so I added to sets of quadra steps to the new 5er.  I had to mod the steps and the factory brackets a bit, but managed to get it done in an evening after my initial attempt exposed the need to mod the steps and the brackets.  Thanks to the muscle power of my 2 oldest boyz.

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170613224146-1224903.jpeg)

(http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-170613224144-1213669.jpeg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: egregg57 on June 18, 2013, 05:40:24 am
That 5th wheel sits pretty high! Steps look good!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: CW3Jason on June 21, 2013, 08:57:44 am
My latest Mod. Power and surge protection while parked at home  :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Ace on June 21, 2013, 10:11:51 am
Liking those steps laydback!  Does the bottom step fold under if you don't need the extra height or does it old on top of the step above it?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on June 21, 2013, 11:42:35 am
Awesome campsite you've built there!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on June 21, 2013, 01:53:28 pm
My latest Mod. Power and surge protection while parked at home  :)

Nice !  Now I know where to go for a quick weekend getaway !
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: CW3Jason on June 24, 2013, 09:16:54 am
Thanks guys, My DW still won't sleep out there until I run cable television  ::)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dockside on June 24, 2013, 01:34:13 pm

Well if you happen to be away and WPaul didn't get first dibs - I'm up for a quick weekend getaway also.   :goodjob:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on June 30, 2013, 08:50:30 pm
Finally got around to installing rear differential cover....

Old

And then the new
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on June 30, 2013, 09:09:57 pm
i got all greasy and oily today too....

i did my wheel bearings....

i hate that job, but it needed to be done before i head west.  also adjusted the brakes.

at least i was not crawling around under the trailer, i guess....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 16, 2013, 10:16:24 pm
Long overdue mod......  Putting accuride 3832 full extension ball bearing drawer guides on the cabinet drawers
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on October 22, 2013, 07:32:44 pm
It  was brought to my attention that I've been quiet and might need to let all know that all is well in  the land  of  the LaydBack.  I've just been enjoying the new rig and can't think of anything to tweak on it.   I can honestly say that thus far, I'm impressed with the unit  and we absolutely love it.  It draws eyes everywhere we go, and I  don't know how many tours we've given.  The only other unit with the same floorplan that's even made me look hard at  is the Jayco Eagle Premier 375BHFS, but at $20+ thousand more, I'm not nearly that moved by it.  I've only seen it at my local dealer where I bought the Outback.  I'm eyeing the rallies on  my 3 camping forums  to see what we  can make next year.  So, no I'm not posting any new mods, just checking in.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TwoElkhounds on October 22, 2013, 09:49:15 pm
It  was brought to my attention that I've been quiet and might need to let all know that all is well in  the land  of  the LaydBack.  I've just been enjoying the new rig and can't think of anything to tweak on it.   I can honestly say that thus far, I'm impressed with the unit  and we absolutely love it.  It draws eyes everywhere we go, and I  don't know how many tours we've given.  The only other unit with the same floorplan that's even made me look hard at  is the Jayco Eagle Premier 375BHFS, but at $20+ thousand more, I'm not nearly that moved by it.  I've only seen it at my local dealer where I bought the Outback.  I'm eyeing the rallies on  my 3 camping forums  to see what we  can make next year.  So, no I'm not posting any new mods, just checking in.

Hi Steve,

Glad to hear that all is well.   Would love to have you guys join us at Cedar Point next year for our rally in late June-early July.   I think your boys would have a great time.  We may chain together another trip down to Kentucky after the Cedar Point rally, like some have been suggesting.    Maybe a Bourbon Trail tour?   Like others, our final plans are still in the air.

Great to hear from you.

DAN


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on October 22, 2013, 10:11:38 pm
Long overdue mod......  Putting accuride 3832 full extension ball bearing drawer guides on the cabinet drawers

I knew you were the guy to ask this.  I'm looking for some heavy duty drawer slides like you have in  the pic.   I'm currently using some 22" ones like you have, the length is fine, I just need some that are much heavier duty.  If  you can point me in  the right direction, I'd be grateful.  It'd give me what I need to redo my TV slide out mount inside the basement.  Thanks

http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231118-11422162.jpeg
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on October 24, 2013, 08:15:54 pm
I knew you were the guy to ask this.  I'm looking for some heavy duty drawer slides like you have in  the pic.   I'm currently using some 22" ones like you have, the length is fine, I just need some that are much heavier duty.  If  you can point me in  the right direction, I'd be grateful.  It'd give me what I need to redo my TV slide out mount inside the basement.  Thanks

http://www.dogandtrailer.com/gallery/198-030413231118-11422162.jpeg

Steve you can get heaven duty accuride glides on the web....they come in 3 different ratings, IIRC
Look on amazon or eBay....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on October 24, 2013, 10:14:48 pm
Pm was sent..... 9301 are heavy duty mobile rated.... 9308 have lock in and out mobile heavy rated..... 500 lb rating... Up to 60" long.... Used for truck bed slide outs.....

I can usually have them drop shipped for less cost than u can find online :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 09, 2014, 12:55:07 pm
finally got some new wheels .....had ordered method standards ..... they were out 6 weeks ...then called at 6 weeks and told minimum another 6-8 weeks ....and they cant guarantee that ...having trouble .... i said yeah ....better find a new manufacturer or it will be out of business trouble with tat kind of lead time....

Anyhow i got Gears .... ironically three hubs have gear written Black and one Chrome ...... liked all black but could live with either .....

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121400.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121400.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121259.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121259.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121329.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121329.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121336.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121336.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: RVnMC on July 09, 2014, 01:17:59 pm
Do they improve your mpg when towing?  :poke:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 09, 2014, 03:23:51 pm
No but cheaper.... Went from 20s to 18s cheaper tires!!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TexanThompsons on July 09, 2014, 04:37:43 pm
First...I thought your truck was black...second, what did you do with the old wheels/tires?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on July 09, 2014, 05:39:12 pm
First...I thought your truck was black...second, what did you do with the old wheels/tires?
It's turning gray as it gets older!   :D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TexanThompsons on July 09, 2014, 06:44:04 pm
It's turning gray as it gets older!   :D

I hear your winters up there do that to vehicles!    :D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on July 09, 2014, 06:52:03 pm
I hear your winters up there do that to vehicles!    :D
They can do that to people for sure.   Although with the new tread that Clarkely got,  it looks like he's ready for some sand or snow.   :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on July 09, 2014, 08:36:36 pm
Hey Clarkely, How much noise do the Duratrac's make compared to and normal AT tire? I really like the tread design but scared they would roar.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 10, 2014, 12:39:51 pm
I think noise is the same to bfg at ko from what I experienced....

I do think think they are that loud at all.... Remember I'm straight piped though.....

My wife doesn't think they are that loud...... I love em second set..... Stay on top of rotation and u get decent miles....  Great looking and traction tire.... Mine still had 2-5k left on mileage..... And I had gotten 40k my friends with similar truck (not as much power and easier on tires Than I am)  who pull similar campers, travel same roads, in same weather/geographic conditions are getting same mileage.....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on July 10, 2014, 07:22:19 pm
I see you stuck with the duratracs. Good call. Liked them so much you changed wheels to make the tires cheaper. Now that's some man rational there. Both look great. Congrats.

Trans. I concur with Clarke. I had a set and have always swore by BFg at's but got a good deal so I figured I would try them. Got similar wear and they have great traction. If you are driving next to a jersey barrier on the highway and am coasting downhill with the windows down you can hear them. Other than that your pretty good. Only dislike is that they are like marshmallows when brand new. Very soft, wear quickly and wander a bit until you scrub off about the first 1000 miles or so then they start to stiffen up and wear much slower. But they actually have 1/32 more tread depth than others too.

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: dan222 on July 10, 2014, 07:41:40 pm
My latest Mod. Power and surge protection while parked at home  :)
So jealous that you can park it next to the house.

I did do something similar when we first got it, I put an outlet in the garage so when it is in the driveway we can plug in.
Just need a bigger driveway.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: dan222 on July 10, 2014, 07:46:34 pm
finally got some new wheels .....had ordered method standards ..... they were out 6 weeks ...then called at 6 weeks and told minimum another 6-8 weeks ....and they cant guarantee that ...having trouble .... i said yeah ....better find a new manufacturer or it will be out of business trouble with tat kind of lead time....

Anyhow i got Gears .... ironically three hubs have gear written Black and one Chrome ...... liked all black but could live with either .....

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121400.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121400.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121259.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121259.jpg.html)


(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121329.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121329.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121336.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20140709_121336.jpg.html)


Looks nice clarkely, I quess the square wheels would have been an extra cost too???  Sorry couldn't resist. :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on July 10, 2014, 07:52:03 pm
I think noise is the same to bfg at ko from what I experienced....

I do think think they are that loud at all.... Remember I'm straight piped though.....

My wife doesn't think they are that loud...... I love em second set..... Stay on top of rotation and u get decent miles....  Great looking and traction tire.... Mine still had 2-5k left on mileage..... And I had gotten 40k my friends with similar truck (not as much power and easier on tires Than I am)  who pull similar campers, travel same roads, in same weather/geographic conditions are getting same mileage.....

My current tires don't roar but they sure do sing. They have a high pitched hum. It will put you to sleep. I also have loud exhaust and can here it over the tires but the singing with the exhaust will definitely make you sleepy. Almost hypnotizing. LOL!

Jim I also am a BFG fan and have run a lot of rugged trails a lot of miles but I just wanted a little more rugged look for ole Blacky and I just don't care for the AT's that much. I went with a Mastercraft CT but they are loud.

http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Light-Truck/Courser-CT.aspx (http://mastercrafttires.com/Tires/Light-Truck/Courser-CT.aspx)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on July 10, 2014, 10:14:07 pm

Looks nice clarkely, I quess the square wheels would have been an extra cost too???  Sorry couldn't resist. :)
I'm being the square tires might be noisier.   :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 11, 2014, 09:51:59 am
so you don't think i've been doing nothing .... been modding boat :) ...had the windshield tinted .... built a 12" sub woofer box and squeezed it in (gets metal grill on it), recovered two bow cushions, upgrading the 6 cabin speakers, adding two 8" tower speakers, a separate house battery, an alternating current battery switch, 2 farad capacitor, 3 amps, crossover, installed snaps and a cover for cockpit and bow - can leave bow cover on as it connects to windshield to keep out cool morning air in the fall....

should be good to go for raystown (knock on wood) more progress this weekend

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140628_204340.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140628_204340.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140623_105235.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140623_105235.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140623_105250.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140623_105250.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140616_193044_1.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140616_193044_1.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140603_180044.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140603_180044.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140620_185503.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/IMG_20140620_185503.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/download_20140711_094816.jpeg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/download_20140711_094816.jpeg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Boat%20Moomba/download_20140711_094812.jpeg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Boat%20Moomba/download_20140711_094812.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on July 17, 2014, 06:45:54 pm
looks awesome clarke !
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 17, 2014, 08:52:30 pm
Sub finished up..... Amps in..... Tower speakers up.... Come in raystown..... Leaving for Akron for soap box Saturday morning.... New black Bimini in the way as well....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: GB on July 30, 2014, 05:04:50 pm
Hi All,  I purchased the LED light strip to place on my camper and followed the directions but it has peeled off.  I'm wondering what did those of you who attached the strip used for adhesive.  I read in another forum that automotive molding tape would work too.  I had placed the strip under the awning on the side of the camper as opposed to rolling it in the tube but at this point I would consider whatever place works.  Is there anything anyone did special to the side of the camper where you adhered the LED strip to make sure it would stick.  When I did mine I rubbed the side with alcohol to clean off whatever might have been there.  Is there another product I should use to make sure there is no wax or other material on the fiberglass to prevent the lights from sticking.  Any advice you could offer would be welcome.  Thanks.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: H2oSprayer on August 01, 2014, 10:15:55 am
I stuck mine to the bottom of the metal drip edge / rain gutter.  I prepped the area with an alcohol pad and they have been stuck there with the original adhesive backing for two years now.  I did place a small piece of clear packing tape over the leading edge to keep from allowing any air from trying to separate it while driving. 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on August 01, 2014, 11:43:43 am
Hi All,  I purchased the LED light strip to place on my camper and followed the directions but it has peeled off.  I'm wondering what did those of you who attached the strip used for adhesive.  I read in another forum that automotive molding tape would work too.  I had placed the strip under the awning on the side of the camper as opposed to rolling it in the tube but at this point I would consider whatever place works.  Is there anything anyone did special to the side of the camper where you adhered the LED strip to make sure it would stick.  When I did mine I rubbed the side with alcohol to clean off whatever might have been there.  Is there another product I should use to make sure there is no wax or other material on the fiberglass to prevent the lights from sticking.  Any advice you could offer would be welcome.  Thanks.

either cheap or bad tape on your strip...... in any regards any good double stick tape should work - 3m has an expensive but good one that i used.... i put a couple inches on it at each end and it has held up.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 03, 2014, 01:52:11 pm
add some photos never added

Recently finally got around to having someone else do the work for me - been to busy

Had Lift pump put on
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/20141118_085122.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/20141118_085122.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/download_20141202_170047.jpeg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/download_20141202_170047.jpeg.html)


Had the fuel filter delete kit put on
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/20141203_130624.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/20141203_130624.jpg.html)

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20141201_121630.jpg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/IMG_20141201_121630.jpg.html)

XDP Sump kit - My mechanic friend struggled with having to drill a 3" hole in the bottom of a perfectly good fuel tank :) but this eliminates stock 3/8" ID pick up line and gives me 1/2" ID lines to lift pump and all the way to stock filter housing :)
(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/clarkely/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/download_20141203_133754.jpeg) (http://s291.photobucket.com/user/clarkely/media/Trucks/2011%20Silverado/download_20141203_133754.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 16, 2014, 03:33:33 pm
Turbo resonator delete plate and egr delete plates in

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on December 16, 2014, 04:51:40 pm
Turbo resonator delete plate

what is this ?  is it a wastegate type of thing ?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on December 16, 2014, 05:00:39 pm
No it's the fancy plastic box they put on top that reads 6.6. It's plastic and often cracks at the seams and allows dirt in and it is piped into the side of the intake tube just prior to turbo. So all that dirt goes straight to turbo. Guess they think it quiets the turbo noise, besides giving them a place to put some fancy etching and 6.6. People get rid of it and plug the hole with a delete plate.

On that note Clarke make sure it is so there are no nuts or bolts in the hole under the plate. If so make sure they are lock nuts or safety wired. You will get vibration there and don't want it to come lose and suck a nut thru the turbo. That would be catastrophic and have read about it happening.

Can't see in pic. Did you do egr delete/blocker plate or a plate for pcv re route? Both are great mods. It almost a Chevy I would own. Lol

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on December 16, 2014, 05:18:55 pm

suck a nut thru the turbo.

Omg that is some funny stuff right there .....

I cringed and said "ohhhhhhhhh that would not be good" when I read it !!!!!

Thanks for that description Jim !


Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on December 16, 2014, 05:21:19 pm

Omg that is some funny stuff right there .....

I cringed and said "ohhhhhhhhh that would not be good" when I read it !!!!!

Thanks for that description Jim !

My pleasure. And it would be catastrophic no matter the context with which you read it. Kinda chuckled when I wrote it honestly.

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on December 16, 2014, 05:31:54 pm
My pleasure. And it would be catastrophic no matter the context with which you read it. Kinda chuckled when I wrote it honestly.
Ooh la la
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on December 16, 2014, 07:40:18 pm
Yep pretty funny right there.   :)

Yes resonators are normally just there for nvh  (noise, vibration and harshness).  Don't know why they bother. ......  It's just a Chevy. .....  :)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 16, 2014, 07:56:02 pm
He said nuts :)
Just did egr blocker plates.... They say all that's really necessary on LML as it is all unplugged anyhow... Only gain on delete is losing the 40+ lbs of extra pipes that u don't need..... But a bit of a pia.... Only worth it if u racing your truck.....  IMHO

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 16, 2014, 09:08:43 pm
Little horn off with a commuter train at a crossing on the way home from shopping tonight..

Horn off with commuter train 12/14: http://youtu.be/7VcYOdsIQm0  (http://Horn off with commuter train 12/14: http://youtu.be/7VcYOdsIQm0)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYOdsIQm0&sns=em (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYOdsIQm0&sns=em)

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on December 16, 2014, 09:16:00 pm
Little horn off with a commuter train at a crossing on the way home from shopping tonight..

Horn off with commuter train 12/14: http://youtu.be/7VcYOdsIQm0  (http://Horn off with commuter train 12/14: http://youtu.be/7VcYOdsIQm0)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYOdsIQm0&sns=em (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYOdsIQm0&sns=em)

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

HAHAHAHA!!!! That's great!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: PA Outbackers on December 17, 2014, 05:19:16 am
Little horn off with a commuter train at a crossing on the way home from shopping tonight..

Horn off with commuter train 12/14: http://youtu.be/7VcYOdsIQm0  (http://Horn off with commuter train 12/14: http://youtu.be/7VcYOdsIQm0)

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYOdsIQm0&sns=em (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VcYOdsIQm0&sns=em)

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk
Clarkely just bullied the train 8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on December 17, 2014, 05:48:40 am
Clarkely just bullied the train 8)

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

he did !
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on December 17, 2014, 07:17:23 am

He said nuts :)
Just did egr blocker plates.... They say all that's really necessary on LML as it is all unplugged anyhow... Only gain on delete is losing the 40+ lbs of extra pipes that u don't need..... But a bit of a pia.... Only worth it if u racing your truck.....  IMHO

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Ah that's right. I do recall that now. I did that to mine as well just forgot the process. A lot easier to do on the Chevy.

I also did the pcv re route to outside air instead of pumping oily air back into the attention right in front of the turbo. Similar plugging process so watch your nuts. Lol

Jim
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dockside on December 17, 2014, 08:34:22 am
Everyone knows that old saying…  "It's all fun and games until someone get's a nut sucked through a turbo."   :rotfl:  :yikes: :rotfl:


Geez…. I crack myself up.   8)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on December 17, 2014, 11:18:15 am
I hate it when I get a nut sucked thru a turbo;  :o especially when drinking a Redline Doodler Hot Snout shot. :o :o




jus sayin...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 02, 2015, 05:06:25 pm
Rancho lift and 9k adj shocks on..... Had to use daystar cradle under the airbags and  have a custom block to space accordingly with the 3" rancho blocks with the kit..... Had a local suspension guy do it all for me....

Says I have to update Tapatalk to post pics... So be right back...

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 02, 2015, 05:14:38 pm
Some pics

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on January 02, 2015, 05:23:46 pm
Love it man! LOVE it! :applause:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dockside on January 02, 2015, 05:54:27 pm
Some pics

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

I like those rear lights - are they switchable?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 02, 2015, 06:11:07 pm
Thanks randy...

Yes Dan I have them on a switch of their own... I also put reverse light led's on a separate 3 position switch... Regular on with reverse..... Off all together... (So no glare when backing the trailer up) ..... And on no matter what... For extra light high and low.... Or to shine on an A hole that may be riding my tail...

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on January 02, 2015, 08:53:46 pm
Looks awesome Clarke....

I loved the rancho adjustable shocks....

Interested to hear if towing the trailer will feel much different with the lift.....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 02, 2015, 09:45:52 pm
Thanks Paul.... I can't imagine it will be all that much different... Rides way way better..... I had previously had to crank the bars some to clear the new wheel offset.... And it drove terrible....othwrs I know that tow lifted with good kits like it.....  I had bilsteins on....only 1 day.... But I feel these adj shocks are much nicer....

Truck makes the suburban lol small...


Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 02, 2015, 09:55:34 pm
http://www.daystarweb.com/videothumbnails/AirBagCradle.jpg

The daystar cradle idea is pretty cool..... In allowing the shocks to do their job when truck is not loaded and needing air bags...

Stock photo and one of nine with a block made to fit under it...



Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on January 04, 2015, 11:22:53 am
What lights are those? Looking for some to replace my stock fogs and for backup lights.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 04, 2015, 04:00:24 pm
For your stock fogs look at diodedynamics.com they have a lot of plug and play.... I can tell you their xml2 bugs are insanely bright.... Simply a bulb replacement.... But with their own driver....
Rear flood are anzo stealth

http://www.amazon.com/AnzoUSA-881001-Stealth-Vision-Power/dp/B003XVEW20

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on January 04, 2015, 06:34:24 pm
What lights are those? Looking for some to replace my stock fogs and for backup lights.

These are some really good lights for back-up lights. They are crazy bright, Lifetime warranty and really great people to work with. Don't pay any attention to the price. You can get 15% off if you want to order some or anything on the site. I have a pair of the 400's on our semi at work along with one on a crew truck I just up-fitted.

http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=93 (http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=93)

I also have these on a truck I up-fitted and they are crazy bright and small but they put out more of a spot than a flood.

http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=58 (http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=58)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on January 04, 2015, 06:38:09 pm
These are some really good lights for back-up lights. They are crazy bright, Lifetime warranty and really great people to work with. Don't pay any attention to the price. You can get 15% off if you want to order some or anything on the site. I have a pair of the 400's on our semi at work along with one on a crew truck I just up-fitted.

http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=93 (http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=93)

I also have these on a truck I up-fitted and they are crazy bright and small but they put out more of a spot than a flood.

http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=58 (http://bluewaterled.com/catalogdetails.php?id=58)

i need to do something like this on the back of the coach, in a way that they can be switched on from either the drivers seat or from outside.....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on January 04, 2015, 06:39:39 pm
i need to do something like this on the back of the coach, in a way that they can be switched on from either the drivers seat or from outside.....

Would you mount them high or at bumper height?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 04, 2015, 06:54:26 pm
I have a set in the back of the camper... That are switchable from the cab (when connected) and the rear of the camper..... Very handy...

Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on January 04, 2015, 07:10:08 pm
Paul, here are a few pictures of the pair of 400's I have mounted on our Freightliner. I have them mounted on the stacks right at the top of the cab. I have them aimed about 50' behind the truck (right at the back of the trailer).

The first picture is without the lights. The second picture is the same exact picture with the lights.

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/DSCF0438_zps3e8e6c85.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/DSCF0439_zps29cb608a.jpg)

Those pix were in our lot and really don't give a good example of how much they help to see out of a big rig so here is some I took when I was picking up an excavator on a job site . The first one is looking back through the drivers side mirror with the lights off and the second is the same picture with the lights on. The third picture is with the trailer dropped about 100' behind the truck.


(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/IMG_0038_zpsd1a7b5bf.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/IMG_0039_zps019398ab.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/IMG_0040_zpse2d0a201.jpg)

These last two are standing at the door of the truck looking back. This was about 4am pitch black out.

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/IMG_0041_zps158df3b6.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/IMG_0042_zpsd4ce8ab8.jpg)

If you want to see farther you could definitely aim them back farther but they work great the way I have them.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on January 05, 2015, 12:06:01 pm
Would you mount them high or at bumper height?

the back up camera has a light built into it for when you are in reverse....it helps, but does not do all that much.  the reverse lights kinda stink, too.  they are not LED, but the tail lights and clearance lights are.  not sure what the rationale there is, prolly cost, as it usually is.

so i was originally thinking down low, to augment the stock reverse lights. i was gonna swap out the stock reverse lights to brighter ones, but i wanted to be able to switch them on independently if i was hooking/unhooking the wrangler, so i figured i would add aftermarket ones that are switchable.  but now, you've got me thinking that up high and angled back might be a better idea. gotta run the wires and drill holes in the end cap, but after i am out of warranty i could do that....

hmmmm....those ones on your semi look really sweet.....

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on January 05, 2015, 12:29:07 pm
Why not just wait,  maybe your next motorhome will come with them pre-installed!   :D
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on January 05, 2015, 01:04:00 pm
the back up camera has a light built into it for when you are in reverse....it helps, but does not do all that much.  the reverse lights kinda stink, too.  they are not LED, but the tail lights and clearance lights are.  not sure what the rationale there is, prolly cost, as it usually is.

so i was originally thinking down low, to augment the stock reverse lights. i was gonna swap out the stock reverse lights to brighter ones, but i wanted to be able to switch them on independently if i was hooking/unhooking the wrangler, so i figured i would add aftermarket ones that are switchable.  but now, you've got me thinking that up high and angled back might be a better idea. gotta run the wires and drill holes in the end cap, but after i am out of warranty i could do that....

hmmmm....those ones on your semi look really sweet.....

You can hook you factory reverse lights to a switch on the back also. Just put a relay in. The 400's in my pictures would really be overkill for what you are wanting. Something much smaller would do just fine. I'm telling you, the last few pictures on the job site were taken with my old ancient phone. It does them no justice. I was following out truck driver on night and I was behind him and he flipped them on and off real quick and I'm telling you the interstate disappeared for a few seconds. After it came back I was seeing spots for a few miles. LOL! It would definitely make someone back off if they were tailgating. HAHA!!

These would be all you would want.  They are the Cyberlites. The protective mount I have them in is a 4"X4" square tube. The lights are about 2 1/2X 2 1/2. They work great for back-up lights and lighting up smaller areas.

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/069_zpsa9bc180f.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/067_zpsfb463580.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/066_zpsc7981f8a.jpg)

(http://i968.photobucket.com/albums/ae169/transamz9/075_zpscde683d2.jpg)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: DHDB on March 21, 2015, 06:59:29 pm
Someday, when I can finally see the wheels.  Someday.... 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on August 22, 2015, 05:53:07 pm
Outside kitchen counter top got damaged from refrigerator defrosting in travel.   Tore it out and put in corian.   Now the refrigerator door can open all the way without hitting the outside kitchen door! (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/80a47e9304e8d1ba6610a0e662df8749.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/7561eb084bc07d5166c17236b387b31c.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/22/9b5fac74242ff6689c3a5bc289f41dc7.jpg)

Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on September 22, 2015, 08:01:23 pm
Smelling a mod, but thinking no way I should attempt to put this behind the 42'er.  I know a certain member from KY is going to tell me piece of cake........
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/22/34862766b1c7ff13a820f7643f1aa866.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/22/4ccc1b77c85409a99765f9662d7b0eaa.jpg)
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/22/fed00da696350edcb4ecd50f805a4ac9.jpg)(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/09/22/c4f2e3a8f6b1c207cb001a3f74b35635.jpg)


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on September 23, 2015, 07:07:11 am
WHOA !!!!!!   i'm in LOVE !!!!!!!

 :drool:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on September 23, 2015, 08:38:07 am
corian looks awesome!!!

sure you can tow it..... no problem - who is going to give a ticket to a guy tandem towing that ....... they will bow down and praise you

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on September 23, 2015, 01:56:42 pm
No , I would never tell you it would be a piece of cake for you to double with that..........I mean, COME ON! You own a Ford. It might flex your frame to the breaking point.::)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 04, 2016, 10:10:38 am
Building some bad A$$ modified headlights for the truck. ...

https://youtu.be/pl4Mk5uEelQ

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 07, 2016, 10:00:11 am
Carpet inside RV was a mess; time for new carpeting:
removed furniture old carpet & padding.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 07, 2016, 07:24:18 pm
Well I went from a Class "A" to a Class "C" to a Truck Camper, so my next camper ....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 08, 2016, 10:42:10 pm
Finishing up carpet replacement:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on February 09, 2016, 06:19:38 am
Looks great. Now we know who to call when the carpet gets tired looking!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: dan222 on February 09, 2016, 07:41:04 am
Nice job with the carpet.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: TexanThompsons on February 09, 2016, 09:50:41 am
Looks really great!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 09, 2016, 05:38:31 pm
Finished product:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on February 09, 2016, 08:20:52 pm
Job well done but no surprise to me. Can't wait to see what's next,  because no one could ever accuse you of letting grass grow under your feet. 

Jim

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 10, 2016, 09:11:57 am
Job well done but no surprise to me. Can't wait to see what's next,  because no one could ever accuse you of letting grass grow under your feet. 

Jim

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk
Thanks, Jim and everyone else.
Next project is the dry camping 12V redux. I have two dead 12V coach batteries; Going to 4 Trojans 6V + a solar panel.
 
I've been trying to get the Truck Camper / Arctic Fox a true off the grid, go anywhere rig. Found out in the recent blizzard that the 4X4 didn't function right; glad I had the Dodge as a backup. Glad I didn't find that out on Assateague Is.  Brush guard/Winch Mount arrived Monday  http://autoplicity.com/830320-westin-sportsman (http://autoplicity.com/830320-westin-sportsman) putting 12K# winch on front. This past Monday afternoon I noticed an oil spot on the driveway under the F350.. it's got a small drip on the transmission case just behind the engine rear main seal; back to the shop..
Turns out the repair shop did not fix the Fox completely so I'm dropping it off at Camping World, Hanover PA, next week.  When the tree landed on it, it crunched the black tank vent; the repair shop repaired that, but missed the vent pipe caved in the top of the black tank, and black tank juice  :o  leaked out and rotted out the floor beneath it. Insurance company came out inspected it and said they will add it to the current claim.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on February 10, 2016, 01:18:20 pm
is the winch for the Ford or Dodge? I am guessing if its for the Ford and by looking at your Sig pic you won't be able to use the front basket and the winch.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 10, 2016, 02:36:45 pm
is the winch for the Ford or Dodge? I am guessing if its for the Ford and by looking at your Sig pic you won't be able to use the front basket and the winch.
Winch is for Ford F-350 not the one in Sig pic. Waiting for all the issues and mods before I load the Fox on F-350 and take a picture for Sig Pic. The basket plugs into a front hidden hitch which is well below where the winch mounts on the brush guard. I'm thinking it should fit, but wont know until I put the whole package together. Thanks for your concern. How long are you going to be in the DC Area (I think I read your job has taken you this way for a while)? 
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Draggin Wiggle Wagons on February 10, 2016, 02:57:23 pm
Nice job on the carpet! When you do the battery upgrade you might as well add a 2-3000 watt inverter. Wore it to your distribution box and all your outlets will have AC. Fresh coffee in the morning, even use your microwave. Talk to Two Elkhounds, he's an expert on the install.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 11, 2016, 08:08:32 am
Nice job on the carpet! When you do the battery upgrade you might as well add a 2-3000 watt inverter. Wore it to your distribution box and all your outlets will have AC. Fresh coffee in the morning, even use your microwave. Talk to Two Elkhounds, he's an expert on the install.

Sent from my SM-G920V using Tapatalk
The RV already has an inverter wired into a set of outlets for the entertainment center and the kitchen; I think it is 2K watts. Thanks for the suggestion.
How's that ankle doing?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: egregg57 on February 20, 2016, 06:51:25 pm
What a job! Very nice!

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 21, 2016, 03:37:02 pm
What a job! Very nice!

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Thank's Eric;
My Grand-pappy was a carpet installer, and a professional fisherman by trade. He ran the fishing boat "Viking Starlite" out of Montauk Point NY; God rest his soul.. He taught me to fish when I was a kid and carpet installation when I was a teen, shortly before he passed. He installed carpet and lived in New York City. left me the tools of his trade.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: egregg57 on February 21, 2016, 03:39:04 pm
I guess I know who I am looking up if I need some pointers!

Sent from my SM-N910V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on February 21, 2016, 08:41:50 pm
Winch is for Ford F-350 not the one in Sig pic. Waiting for all the issues and mods before I load the Fox on F-350 and take a picture for Sig Pic. The basket plugs into a front hidden hitch which is well below where the winch mounts on the brush guard. I'm thinking it should fit, but wont know until I put the whole package together. Thanks for your concern. How long are you going to be in the DC Area (I think I read your job has taken you this way for a while)?

We are in DC until November 2016.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 23, 2016, 09:50:45 pm
Carpet looks great

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: egregg57 on February 24, 2016, 06:28:53 am
 Clarkely doesn't seem all that impressed. Perhaps if you had installed a Shiatsu massage option under the carpet.....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on February 24, 2016, 08:10:09 am
We are in DC until November 2016.

I picked up from other thread that you're here but your camper is still on the left coast.. :( was hoping you could spend some campfire time with us east coasters while you're here.

Carpet looks great

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
Thanks Clarke! Coming from someone who is so quality oriented as you.. that means a lot.

Oh ....how about them CAPS!! :poke: best hockey I've seen them play in years..
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on February 24, 2016, 10:27:49 am
Looks great!! I would imagine it's no ez task.

kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on February 24, 2016, 01:32:24 pm
I picked up from other thread that you're here but your camper is still on the left coast.. :( was hoping you could spend some campfire time with us east coasters while you're here.
Thanks Clarke! Coming from someone who is so quality oriented as you.. that means a lot.

Oh ....how about them CAPS!! :poke: best hockey I've seen them play in years..

I would love to get out and camp!
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on December 21, 2016, 03:49:54 pm
Back on the West Coast! TT got a little gift,a new Equalizer 10k hitch(old one got stolen while we were in DC) & new LEDs for the interior. Got them off of Ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252448709991?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/252448709991?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

Here are some photos:
Left LED
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/BD3868C2-8483-47C5-B0BA-981B853268E9.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/wa_flyfisher/media/2008%20Outback%2021rs/BD3868C2-8483-47C5-B0BA-981B853268E9.jpg.html)

Both LED
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DA9F0282-27B8-4308-8C20-F85B70E473DE.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/wa_flyfisher/media/2008%20Outback%2021rs/DA9F0282-27B8-4308-8C20-F85B70E473DE.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 21, 2016, 05:55:30 pm
Sorry to hear about hitch....

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on December 21, 2016, 08:54:28 pm
Back on the West Coast! TT got a little gift,a new Equalizer 10k hitch(old one got stolen while we were in DC) & new LEDs for the interior. Got them off of Ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/252448709991?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/252448709991?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

Here are some photos:
Top LED
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/BD3868C2-8483-47C5-B0BA-981B853268E9.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/wa_flyfisher/media/2008%20Outback%2021rs/BD3868C2-8483-47C5-B0BA-981B853268E9.jpg.html)

Both LED
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/wa_flyfisher/2008%20Outback%2021rs/736D4AA0-7D1C-4E2F-BA75-EAA11E13C397.jpg) (http://s4.photobucket.com/user/wa_flyfisher/media/2008%20Outback%2021rs/736D4AA0-7D1C-4E2F-BA75-EAA11E13C397.jpg.html)
Sorry to hear that you had to replace the hitch. The LEDs look nice.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: chilipyro on December 21, 2016, 10:01:34 pm
Woah - you had a hitch stolen while you were camping ?? What did they take, the bars? The ball assembly from the receiver? That must have really sucked - I am sorry to hear. Can't imagine the kind of a-hole that would do that.

Nice going on the LEDs. I wish the RV versions would start to come down to the price that you pay for home LEDs. It still costs significant $ to replace all your RV incandescents with LEDs. At least the newer ones are better quality. The individual LEDs in the early arrays would start to go out in a few months. Some of the older ones I have only have 1 row out of 10 rows of LEDs still functioning. The more recent "bulbs" have not had similar problems - and the warmth of the light is much nicer too. Replacing your originals with LEDs makes a huge difference when dry camping. 1/10th the amount of power used.



Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on December 22, 2016, 12:19:14 pm
We mainly dry camp, which is the reason for switching, especially with only one group 27 battery.
As for the hitch, everything was stolen except the brackets on the TT. They cut the locking pin off the receiver. What made it worse is that a good friend had borrowed the TT while we were in DC and it was stolen off of his truck, so they had to replace it.

Original post says Top is LED, its the left, will edit post to correct. And I had the wrong photo link to the one with both LED, now fixed.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on December 23, 2016, 06:31:57 am
We mainly dry camp, which is the reason for switching, especially with only one group 27 battery.
As for the hitch, everything was stolen except the brackets on the TT. They cut the locking pin off the receiver. What made it worse is that a good friend had borrowed the TT while we were in DC and it was stolen off of his truck, so they had to replace it.

Original post says Top is LED, its the left, will edit post to correct. And I had the wrong photo link to the one with both LED, now fixed.

yeah that really sucks jason !  were they in a campground at the time, or was it parked at a house ?
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on December 23, 2016, 12:25:18 pm
He was parked at work after returning from camping.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on December 23, 2016, 08:31:08 pm
We mainly dry camp, which is the reason for switching, especially with only one group 27 battery.
As for the hitch, everything was stolen except the brackets on the TT. They cut the locking pin off the receiver. What made it worse is that a good friend had borrowed the TT while we were in DC and it was stolen off of his truck, so they had to replace it.

Original post says Top is LED, its the left, will edit post to correct. And I had the wrong photo link to the one with both LED, now fixed.
Wow, that's something to cut the pin. If I was going to go that far I'd probably take the trailer too.  And maybe the truck. ;)


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on December 24, 2016, 10:43:34 pm
Had some time yesterday ..... so got my rvsnappads on ..... no more blocks needed :)

T-valve adaptors on for tpms

And ladder mount clothes dryer

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161225/91a21024597b903293f7c0c5cf0c484a.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161225/9b163e9f8b4834f3ba503625d32bfcd9.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161225/c17cdc15469838d86bc6e1831ee2bdf1.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161225/43297fd0f8584920c7cc74360224542d.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 16, 2017, 01:34:10 pm
Trailer getting lifted (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170116/5971e5d3a82e43e145e6cece9cb1db85.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Happy Camper on January 16, 2017, 01:50:06 pm
T-valve adaptors on for tpms
Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Those T-valves gonna affect the tire balance?

Mine goes back into shop next week; awning still a disaster, 3rd Digital Panel is dead; I'm insisting they replace the entire multiplex system, the auto leveling system still does not function correctly, all these items were supposed to have been repaired by Camping World; this will be their 3 shot at making repairs. A  couple other lingering issues I thought were resolved too
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on January 17, 2017, 02:54:55 pm
Will you be under 13' 6" with that lift?

I'm at 13' 4" hooked to the truck to the top of the front a/c unit.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 17, 2017, 04:26:50 pm
T valves ..... I can always have a tire balanced :)

Height of trailer listed was 13'1 betting around that at pin level ..... I'm betting I'm around 13'4 before..... yes will be under 13'6 ....says the trailer shop .... they are a reputable shop....I shouldn't be really adding much to the front , high point of the trailer .... that is what it is off the truck .... 3 " lift....

I will take measurements when done to be sure.....

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 18, 2017, 04:03:50 pm
Didn't get a chance to check height ..... will do tonight or this weekend.... but she is level now....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/6a292837611e0246a77a9c12df21fbe4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/48c2662e05e6157ada9ff411e87e717b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/c605e8b788bb91236fa5e7bd5eccb7ce.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/3cc8326cab148b6e55949506758b16c7.jpg)

Need extensions for Jack pads

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: swanny on January 18, 2017, 04:48:52 pm
wow your tires are really dirty, just saying. must say never seen anything like that setup, pretty cool and pretty high i bet.

kevin
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 18, 2017, 11:44:28 pm
Working on overall height ...front AC is an inch high at 13'7 will figure it out this weekend..... may need to put a low profile ac in

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: jasonrebecca on January 19, 2017, 10:14:54 am
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170118/c605e8b788bb91236fa5e7bd5eccb7ce.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Might just be the structural engineer in me, but I would think about adding gussets to your square tube. Front, back and to the inside of the frame if there is something to weld to.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on January 20, 2017, 10:24:20 am
Might just be the structural engineer in me, but I would think about adding gussets to your square tube. Front, back and to the inside of the frame if there is something to weld to.

X10 ^^^^^^^ or if it were me I would make some struts to go from side to side and use the bolts (longer bolts if needed) to bolt them to the spring mounts. I swear sometimes backing in my driveway that I'm going to pop the wheels right off the hubs. I know the axles are putting a hell of a strain on them hangers. I could only imagine if they were longer like yours now.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 20, 2017, 10:33:30 am
If you look at other pictures you will see there is cross bracing across the width of trailer to the shackle hangers .... it is actually far better welded  and bracing strength then what the factory sends (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170120/348e118f3b48da2d84e3ad075655c0ed.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170120/2b56972ac30d72ef4374b1bc65877549.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on January 22, 2017, 10:31:08 am
Took another photo ....that you can see the steel block that comes with the Lippert kit that on fills between the shackle hangers and the cross bracing


 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170122/dbc1e3f4655a638d64f33185f57c8ecf.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: transamz9 on January 23, 2017, 07:43:48 am
AH , I see it now. ;)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on February 04, 2017, 12:10:50 pm
Mid and rear jack extensions completed and installed ..... had a machine shop I use machine them for me :)
Now I need to do the front ones..... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170204/74f07291d9944585117bd6192b6d1ad3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170204/304150275deae8e6f249aa44d83cd934.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170204/66f60da2d238fdab319da870078e1a35.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170204/84049c6d82d300c848f6d1a92b5e0ed6.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 09, 2017, 06:42:16 pm
Cabinet built..... circuit added....power chord and hose reels installed, hard wired surge guard added with remote interior display added ..... need to finish attaching water and the whole house filter...and load for vacation

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/8ab27196db743f1266e60df06049bf1d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/d687708f355597d6b75bfddb0c5b9312.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/05c15081bdee39be4f48e38ee843cee5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/5aa06f80058a04294bb66c8917b44873.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/9291b98a4a84ddc5d59a2b7aec6b5f02.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 10, 2017, 09:47:21 pm
Looks good!  Always did like the idea of the reels....Looks like you got room for at least 3 more switches/buttons in that command center!!!

Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on July 11, 2017, 07:04:54 am
Added some under camper shit pipe storage (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170711/933d679821885033464f01936eaffb48.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170711/b6e5c9d042d6b8f522ddfad66e30b8ab.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on October 27, 2017, 04:04:30 pm
Truck Mods on the New 2018 Dually can be found here

http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/aftermarket-mods/939762-my-mods-my-2018-l5p.html (http://www.duramaxforum.com/forum/aftermarket-mods/939762-my-mods-my-2018-l5p.html)
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 01, 2018, 11:43:57 am
Is this thread dead!!!! Hopefully not for much longer

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 01, 2018, 08:43:56 pm
My RV may be in Indiana for warranty repair of a stress crack.....

I may be picking it up the beginning of April .....

I may then be taking it to MORryde for an independent suspension install (has to be done by morryde only....their rules )

I may also be having disc brakes added .....

And I may have recently upgraded the tires and wheels from 16" G rated 14 ply tires to 17.5" H rated wheels and tires. ...

May have :) :)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on March 01, 2018, 08:49:41 pm
Had a defective spring break in highway .....45.00 spring ....as a result I changed both ....2 tires were rubbing together when this happened and were compromised. ...so I decided to put higher reayed wheels and tires on....submitted all my receipts for 2 new springs, new tires and new wheels ..... Lippert stood behind the failure ..... Reimbursed me for everything including my time .... I was surprised .....was done quickly and painlessly .....

Not sure if it's a result of the spring break ....but noticed a stress failure at nose slide out .....much like Jason had on his montanna ..... Reported it ....with in a week a transport company was arranged by factory to pick it up and take it out ....

I could have them delivered back.... But I want new better suspension ....so off to Indiana I will go to pick it up...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/77846ee2f96300d5d09f1154afe80edd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/19ed8dc0e5bbdf0485d384d003a76709.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/6c27446ba2edc9a39c803d96a069884a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/4521fc294cb058e3f1040340c28a1cf3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/ffb52784aac0445f2e5cf288bfa33c3c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/99c90fd0e74de2b21c9b9cb0b9b3a52b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/89413504098aeebb6448d4052d1d2522.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 01, 2018, 10:39:10 pm
I KNEW I'd get someone stirring...We ordered a new Montana 3731 a couple of weeks ago.  Seasonal site opens 4/1, it's due to come off the line 3/29....ordered it, so hoping to be accessorizing more so than modding.....but you KNOW ME...still haven't done anything to the new F350, but building a 2nd golf cart painted to match the truck
By the way sorry to see the damage and trouble,  but glad to hear they're taking care of you.  The Montana comes with the Sailun 637s, heard good things about them so far.
Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dockside on March 02, 2018, 09:09:12 am
Hmmm.....  :thinking:

Interested to hear about the golf cart build.  Was thinking of taking on a project in the late fall...
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 02, 2018, 04:18:25 pm
Hmmm.....  :thinking:

Interested to hear about the golf cart build.  Was thinking of taking on a project in the late fall...
Picked the cart up in an auction while buying a car for a kid (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/a364c944d9c3ee6bea871183cc2f098a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/db584ee52dc741ca1ba18785e77269a3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/1ba3623494664ea60c9a201e771edca4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/b40833ca1b8b488c1ced41a321df7b32.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/fbdbd8b89e142d28c9aca517a1e05790.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/8da490f4031244ad43dfce4cadb8897b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/63ec31b4c316ac58a18471a1f85a4986.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/363d3158641cf28406864e8b50218255.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 02, 2018, 04:24:07 pm
Still fitting and building.  Just got body back from being painted this week.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/92d36e006dc6eab9047d0d872ada180b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/0a722d966cb530100561baf8931263d6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/fe51078a140725578a3a9cbf3bd8191e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/2bb68c24f08b4cfba32f17f3048de93d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/a7fc3f1192a7b5c2f2bcf0a7e7f15ded.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/406b1341d814359df87d0c8426226b2e.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 02, 2018, 04:29:03 pm
Clarke, how do you like the snap pads?  They're on my list of things to get when it comes in.  Dealer supposedly gives a $300 gift card for their store, and they sell them.

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 02, 2018, 06:22:52 pm
Today's progress - finished the rear seat install(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/a72b199820bdfb7b92b6de2994be9544.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/6d438f83a03662cffdb36cb1fa6914d5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/76e14174d52ed60555b57df3815e92c1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180302/0729930086e6e438326bd6c6dc0a2b59.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dockside on March 02, 2018, 06:45:03 pm
Nice job on the cart.  :applause: :thumbsup:

That is some great stuff right there.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 02, 2018, 09:53:18 pm
Nice job on the cart.  :applause:

That is some great stuff right there.
Thanks,  got quite a bit to go...gotta do the 48v-12v reducer, stereo system & speakers, lights, final alignment, find or build a hitch,  fit the dash, new steering wheel...and I'm sure there's a few other things...I'm also thinking about converting from 4 12V batteries to 6 8V batteries...plus gotta get ready for the new camper....lots to do by 4/1

Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on March 03, 2018, 04:40:44 pm
looks awesome steve !

congrats / great work on everything....

damn that's a nice looking cart !!!!!

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on March 03, 2018, 05:39:49 pm
Yep, that's going to be a nice looking cart!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 03, 2018, 10:17:03 pm
My other 1 I built 2 years ago(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/2191f90b2f2ab23f4a782abded153331.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/45de8b1663ea342121b50724a5888930.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/e969dd333f33378fda590d299eac0bfd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/578fcf9787bce59657f58272c3adf6df.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/1bf8112ec9ab285cee23d3aff7520786.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/50ad75888aba2891d515a087cdb67c45.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/c83bfcf800ec38447913c32abefa78f4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/0d35d3408b68c5a6df3a174e88785bdf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/9d1c605932c1f81883bd80c3d47d4a4d.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 03, 2018, 10:19:16 pm
Yamaha Drive gas(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/b4aad821e62cccc14ff1a90d3623d58c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/6384ef280534992e6c3d026a1086bf43.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/443c4be2d8db1886a1ca526f3c8639cd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/da5ceb6d311e494839e4d23373e628d9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/e9e2fbc1aa8ed5c9aec7e624ea18a82e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/371edd9527f508fe59786eb52edffd75.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/213338acd6178519c33ae7317a88c075.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/c12bbd6967ac9be684540b306c48e578.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/155f07e035cb9c1193b070ba664f7b0d.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 03, 2018, 10:26:49 pm
Painted by the same guy(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/fb1e740a5ca4c25bc2a9f496cbf1e156.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/11c81aa5e67a1c1d530cb8f1649ee0ca.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/aff8631bf0f7483a1c3646ee25a8fbcb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/85c1e8fa45c8638c552b807c186ea93e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/c49e719c3c8c9d454ce1a14f817bd96c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180304/139fadc74fb713cdcf67f7d38960d0d9.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 06, 2018, 05:51:54 pm
Traded in the 4 12v Trojans for 6 8v Crown batteries...about to carve up the battery box to accept them(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180306/b3847ac2b7501c304a4cb6addabbd388.jpg)

Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Dockside on March 06, 2018, 09:27:48 pm
Been helping out a guy here trouble shoot an EZ Go.  Looks like a bad controller board.  I need to start searching for a project cart.  Looks like you are having just a little too much fun over there. :rotfl:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 06, 2018, 09:28:11 pm
Got them all in, the old Rockwell Sonicrafter 50 made small work of all of the cutting.  Had to order a hold down setup for the passenger side, the cart was missing one when I got it.  Next step is to make all of the cables out of #2 welding cable and crimp lugs... should have some stuff showing up tomorrow to start cutting into the dash...ahhhhhhh, the details, the details (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/086994b7b54502240968f5170ca5e004.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/6b403046e1171ae5bce5761ad7a7ec11.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/d3726c21e029ac09d1826fe770267f2b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/a7aabf2ead9cfa1f652cf6d7d30fb369.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/ad575164330aeb5856b9e2e588d708fa.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 06, 2018, 09:46:43 pm
Been helping out a guy here trouble shoot an EZ Go.  Looks like a bad controller board.  I need to start searching for a project cart.  Looks like you are having just a little too much fun over there. :rotfl:
Troubleshooting's always fun.  I'm much more a fan of gas carts, and like the Yamaha Drive and EZGOs... the blue one is my 2nd Yamaha, just put a 2" lift on it over the off season, so it's got a slightly different stance than in the pics above.  Oddly, the precedent is last on my list as far as personal preference, but got a good deal on the club car, so decided to play with it...was going to flip it, but don't imagine many people will be interested in the twin of my truck... I'm sure it'll be a fun cart by the time I'm done

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 14, 2018, 09:59:12 pm
Battery cables made and new batteries on the charger for the first time... hopefully tomorrow the brown truck will bring the parts to wrap up the dash(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180315/2e3b90d7001618ea9c3ca980ea88e449.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180315/6bf94d158d5947af105be8912e71da00.jpg)

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 17, 2018, 01:59:34 pm
Dash in...meters for 48v system and 12v system on the usb charge ports(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/975d72fa5d64cf6fa86e7e3ca8e41ab5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/6ba2447515082bccaed18e2406460d82.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/b2834d3c44cdf43852c49fb5cf2ddb49.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/b78dea419798ddc3c4e0f7d0488cbbb9.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 17, 2018, 02:05:02 pm
Time to put the top on...carbon fiber look brow to match the dash...had the original painted to match (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/de2bacb01606c5e4f444944aca79e82a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/86a9fa821c1bd188969596740398f8c4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/fac9803f85937e58394f1d2c432e1445.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 17, 2018, 06:06:12 pm
Almost done (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/fcffc119c6744fae6adb6c2a755f281e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180317/11101dd08f1ee0bd7baebe92d836fdb1.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on March 18, 2018, 09:04:16 am
Wow, that looks great!  How did you get a 12v feed out of 8v bats?  I'm asking because my spring project is going to be an electric Pontoon boat. It will be 48 v  and I will of course need 12v for accessories. I had thought of just taking it off of 12v worth of batteries, but maybe there's a better way?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 18, 2018, 09:38:05 am
Wow, that looks great!  How did you get a 12v feed out of 8v bats?  I'm asking because my spring project is going to be an electric Pontoon boat. It will be 48 v  and I will of course need 12v for accessories. I had thought of just taking it off of 12v worth of batteries, but maybe there's a better way?




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks Nathan.  I used a 48v to 12v converter.  That way it uses all 6 batteries,  instead of only two, spreading the 12v load across the entire bank.  You are better off loading the 8v batteries evenly  vs. loading 2 of them more than the other 4.

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on March 20, 2018, 06:25:33 pm
Thanks Nathan.  I used a 48v to 12v converter.  That way it uses all 6 batteries,  instead of only two, spreading the 12v load across the entire bank.  You are better off loading the 8v batteries evenly  vs. loading 2 of them more than the other 4.

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
Great, for it on the list along with a lot of other necessities.  Thanks


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 21, 2018, 06:53:04 pm
Complete!!!!  Rear cargo carrier w/ cooler, cup holders, signaling mirrors, 6" A-arm lift kit, 14" wheels w/ 23 x 10 tires, 4 speaker stereo, LED lighting with daytime running light, tinted windshield 12v to 8v battery conversion,  new floor mat, LED under lighting, all new DoubleTake seating,  carbon fiber (look) dash and brow, automotive style light and signal switch...


Anybody looking for a golf cart (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/773fe647e837a83c57d0a45218fbf9bc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/b42415a181edfceb6f6aeb0a1949f89b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/e5ceafd33b133f5ebfecbc3b88da4a19.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/b1ba9e0250502964b9364c15b88104fe.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/c7a734d59479a5a5b22d1c7122290276.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/aad148a7b313962d8f1483bbe9deb9cb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/0cfcf628607d04970fc8062af8a5cd83.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180321/e155f72e6b36f551a3fd26609c202d12.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on March 28, 2018, 07:13:19 am
steve, both of those carts are bad ass......

i don't think you'll have any trouble finding a home for that one !!!

 :notworthy: :notworthy:
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on March 28, 2018, 10:48:57 pm
Thanks Paul....I'm thinking that the kids will lay claim

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 05, 2018, 10:24:51 pm
Just added the MJFX nerf bars (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180406/241f98108ed702964f09cb012590950a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180406/11c4fe415834821397a3fedaccd00fa7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180406/610fffeeb0fe2ffae1fce95b13958404.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 16, 2018, 09:36:58 am
Picked it up Thursday, got it setup on the site Friday (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/416c92ce72b48770d00d13d396cc2be2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/34f83047d5d934ad45b66d8c905a60aa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/d760ee4807dbe45f6f73746888db5aa4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/502b5c558bf0e70daef1a907f7a90a28.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/f4176b5f4622600f0854a7420bf858aa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/5bf662e765edc4d897c02c1b84623a1b.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Nathan on April 16, 2018, 09:38:50 am
Now that's a sharp looking rig!  Congrats.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 16, 2018, 09:51:23 am
Now that's a sharp looking rig!  Congrats.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Thanks.   It was a big hit at the campground!!!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 17, 2018, 11:00:29 pm
Looks good !!! Like the whole set up !!! There are a few folks in here who know how to put a set up together ;)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 18, 2018, 07:34:52 am
Looks good !!! Like the whole set up !!! There are a few folks in here who know how to put a set up together ;)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
Thanks  Clarke.   It's been a setup in the making,  but I knew what color palette I needed to be in when I ordered the truck. 

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on April 18, 2018, 08:56:12 pm
Thanks  Clarke.   It's been a setup in the making,  but I knew what color palette I needed to be in when I ordered the truck. 

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
I went grays :)

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 19, 2018, 10:48:23 pm
Forgot to post inside pics(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/2ddc93fb44fa0b231104c97d4772c245.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/b1b26cf4764b56d0bc3d357f0759d366.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/04ecbda1b8a291f2e02b48080bff8c8a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/22991d869190b03a35bedf82fec1f69b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/f2b0653eb8ee5b9160776d468f1a65d6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/bf54c6f22eedaf54bd3cca2c2d4598c0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/9b862e08ecbfdcce1e0469b774077ec0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/a4fdbccadf7b46110ede4743f55620ad.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/a9f27a54ca088739730e9471e2cac2eb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/8bf7086da7891f56f5e0855208ea5ca6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180420/ae29a726b4bb8426acb6a9e68a145022.jpg)

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on April 22, 2018, 08:16:02 am
looks awesome steve !!!!!

is that breakfast on the table ????

 :P :P
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 22, 2018, 10:29:29 am
Yep...our first breakfast.   She had the table set up really nice,  so one of the other seasonals told her she actually wanted to see us "eat" at the table,  not just have it staged.

Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 29, 2018, 10:29:23 am
Beautiful and well put together as usual Steve. Congrats and many happy safe miles.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on April 29, 2018, 10:32:41 am
Thanks Jim.  Just stepped out of it and having morning coffee


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on April 29, 2018, 10:42:49 am
Coffee always tastes better in the fresh air and morning sunshine.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 04, 2018, 08:55:55 am
5er is back and all add oms installed properly!!

Had some hiccups, but MORryde is a stand up company and they did a 1400 mile round trip to pick my 5er up, take it back and make it right.....long story short they had lifted it to high (blocked down their suspension to far )..... I now sit dead level and just under 13'4

Independent suspension installed .....has to be done at MORryde in Indiana or Oregon

Disc brakes installed

MORryde pin box installed

H rated wheels and Sailun H rated 16 ply tires

......so much for not modding this unit lol......I have refrained from modding the truck at least

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/0f9938a260d959b8473519da139cbfcc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/c6f3c0856849fcb874dcbef2fbef77ee.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/dbd16fe9f0a9437c648297613b84feba.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/096e69b2382e9b819a966bc6c32529cf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/eb7cfc88978447271cf1a3f98dd38207.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/98462848d3fbf46881bb456536d2d5ac.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/b2a3f115155b5f66c502fa35272117dc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180504/6bb4693849c3581e7ccbf5ffe401293d.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: huntr70 on May 05, 2018, 06:07:43 am
Looking good.  Glad to see they got you fixed up. Would be a tough situation at over 13' 6" tall.
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 05, 2018, 09:48:09 am
In suspension photo with out wheels you can see 2x4 steel blocking below the frame and then 2x6 blocking below that.....then there is 2x6 cross framing front and back with intermediate cross framing as well..... That was 10" of blocking down ..... It only needed to he 7"

In the other photos you can see the bottom 2x6 is fine and there is now a 2x3 there.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: LaydBack on May 06, 2018, 09:15:48 pm
You ought to be able to roll down the road with the eggs on the counter....great mods!!!


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 08, 2018, 09:00:34 pm
I put a rubber grommet in top of Genny ..... 700 Mile's later .....it was right where I left it ;)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on May 30, 2018, 06:52:53 am
Mod suggestion for Joonbee.....

The hidden key box......simple, effective and yet something he has apparently overlooked :)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180530/be6e7ffd024d1dc784664da5850104bc.jpg)

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: Willingtonpaul on May 30, 2018, 08:06:36 pm
you're just still angry about that time you got stuck and his FORD pulled you out.....
Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: joonbee on June 08, 2018, 11:27:25 pm
Nah that never happened.

I don't need a hide a key when have an awning rod and skills.

Funny after I got in we found out my truck was faster than Justin's, which rumor has it was faster than his 2011.

I was just happy to be back camping and able to entertain all the Chevy guys for a bit.

Jim

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What Mods Have you done?
Post by: clarkely on June 09, 2018, 08:11:40 am
Lol .... I'm sure he was on a low tune .....doesn't expect much from a 2WD ford

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk