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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2019, 08:48:00 AM »
Here's a few upgrades we've done:

One of the selling points of this particular trailer was the large shower. This was a requirement for M.Brane as he is 6-feet plus. However, most RV shower heads are pretty anemic but we found this one and it has pretty good reviews. It's the Oxygenics BodySpa RV

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In addition, M.Brane's big paws wouldn't fit under the bathroom sink faucet, so I found this one on Amazon.

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So now back to the furnace.... as it turns out the wall thermostat was pretty crappy, so we bought a new thermostat and M.Brane is currently installing it in the trailer. We had previously discovered that some portion of the wiring between the old thermostat and the furnace was not good. The furnace is on one side of trailer and the thermostat on the other so M.Brane cut the wire as far as he could on the furnace side and that portion of wire is good. So we're going to mount the new thermostat on the same side of the trailer as the furnace. To be continued....
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2019, 04:56:17 PM »
So the thermostat got mounted and tested. Works well enough. They are all pretty cheap.

We finally were able to spend a night in the trailer last night. It was down into the 40s overnight, which is normal this time of year. Furnace and water heater worked great!! M.Brane approves of the shower head. Not sure how much propane we used last night, but it didn't run all night, just off and on. Comfortable enough.

Need to replace the outside vent cover for the stove. That got ordered today, plus some corner wire baskets for the toilet room to put stuff so it doesn't roll around on the floor.

M.Brane took down part of a cabinet today. This particular part of the cabinet contains a TV and was angled so you could sit on the couches and watch it, but it jutted out so much both of us nearly clobbered ourselves on the sharp, pointy corner. We will simply make a cabinet flush with the one next to it. We don't watch TV, so no loss there.

Decided we were ready for a trip with the motorcycles. I booked a site at the Flying Flags RV resort in Buellton, CA. for a long weekend later this month. Stay tuned! (Finally some motorcycle content!)
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2019, 07:06:49 PM »
Woohoo! looking forward to hearing how the fruits of your labor pan out. Enjoy!
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #53 on: March 09, 2019, 09:16:56 PM »
Way cool!  It's fun to see the projects go...
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #54 on: March 10, 2019, 08:05:29 PM »
It's almost riding season again in the rust belt great North East.

In the mean time,
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #55 on: March 12, 2019, 09:17:37 AM »
Bravo bravo.  I love seeing this. 

Like everything else, be careful how much weight you put in those corner bathroom thingies during transit.  You can only put so much screw in there to hold them up and there's only so much bite regardless.  If you leave full bottles of shampoo and conditioner in there all the time, the constant bouncing may very well pull them out of the wall.  Ax me how I know.  Same with too many canned goods on a shelf in the pantry or too many tools in that cubby.  We have plastic bins on the bottom of most of the shelving areas where we throw the heavy stuff for transit.  Then when we're set up, stuff gets put back in its place of convenience. 

Hope to see a write up in the trip reports section of this trip with emphasis on the trailer and maybe some motorcycles in the background. 
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #56 on: March 16, 2019, 08:07:39 AM »
Great read and excellent tips here.  I'm making written notes.   ;D   

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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2019, 07:51:47 PM »
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Oh good grief. Haven't updated this since March. Gaah!

And now we have the camping/glamping thread. So let me finish this off.

We took our trip mentioned above but it was a bit misty/drizzly, so we lost a day of riding and I didn't take any pictures while riding. But it was a great park and a nice place to hang out for the weekend.

Next up: The table.
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2019, 08:01:43 PM »
So M.Brane made a narrow table to fit in between the two couches. In this picture, it's sitting on a keyboard stand. Also shown is the collapsible trashcan, which is quite handy.

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In further improvements, he added legs, bolting to the floor but hinged underneath so it is removable if needed.

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Lastly, we are slowly changing out the old interior lights with new LED lights. Even changing some of them has been an improvement!
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #59 on: August 27, 2019, 09:06:11 AM »
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Which you've never actually posted in.   :augie: :wave: :lol:
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Re: New to Us Toy Hauler/RV
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2019, 09:29:14 AM »
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And now we have the camping/glamping thread.


Which you've never actually posted in.   :augie: :wave: :lol:

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