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Old 06-13-2018, 05:39 PM   #31
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What a great idea to put the fabric through the tests before purchase. With kids, you don't want to worry constantly about the cushions. It's camping!
Yes! At home, we have carpet under our dining table, so I have way too much experience scrubbing food out. I wanted the trailer to be easy to clean.
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Old 06-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #32
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WOW!!!

We have a much older 17B but I like some the things you have done---I wish we had the ledge in the bathroom and our screen door is a bi fold so the wall where your pegboard is--is taken up by it...

I carry probably too much stuff in mine--but we are only two people!!

We have a travasak (same idea as your bedding) I sewed a pillowslip on the bottom edge to tuck in under the cushions so one of us can't pull all the covers all askew. It stays in place nicely..
Thanks! We were pleasantly surprised by the ledge. Maybe it is newer?

I did come across Travasak when I was looking for bedding. Yes, they are exactly the same, but Travasak went out of business, so I believe RV Superbag is the only option for this type of bedding right now. That's a a good idea about adding the pillowslip so you can tuck something in. I'll keep that in mind if our bedding moves around too much.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:06 PM   #33
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Adrienne, that is also a great choice of flooring, because it won't show much dirt. I find that if I use one of the floor wipes that is available with a swiffer type wet mop--I can clean the whole floor in about 3 minutes. I just use my hand instead of a handle.

Walt, I love that bar on the screen door. I'm ordering today and will put in as soon as it gets here.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:14 PM   #34
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Clearly my mods are a lot simpler, but I think useful.
My main question is how did you go about attaching the backsplash tiles to the soft vinyl wall behind the stove? I think a re-design there by ETI would be welcome and I have already worried about that space close to the stove over time.
I like your bathroom mods. I had already added the tension bars in the med cabinet and over the shelf, and think I'll try the suction cup additions as well.
I've also added tension bars in some of the cabinets as well, and of course in the fridge.
Thanks for all the ideas and for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing your mods, Walt!

That is a really clever solution to make the upper bunk optional, so that you can comfortably sleep an adult on a single bed. That makes your trailer very versatile!

The grab bar and grill for the screen are also great ideas, I think I might get those. Thanks again for sharing!

As for the backsplash, it is a peel and stick kind. So it just sticks onto any smooth surface. It is not actually designed to take heat, but I think there is enough space between the stove and wall, it's just barely okay. I guess it would protect the vinyl wall behind it, but mostly it's just for decoration.
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:24 PM   #35
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Adrienne, that is also a great choice of flooring, because it won't show much dirt. I find that if I use one of the floor wipes that is available with a swiffer type wet mop--I can clean the whole floor in about 3 minutes. I just use my hand instead of a handle.

Walt, I love that bar on the screen door. I'm ordering today and will put in as soon as it gets here.
That's a good idea to just keep a box of those on hand. I'm going to get some, thanks for the tip!
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:10 PM   #36
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I cannot seem to post a picture but I just finished a backsplash using the same Formica as the countertop. It goes from the kitchen window, left, around the corner and on the back of the wardrobe (which would be the bathroom wall in a “B”).
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Nice upgrades to your 17B. What did you use/do for black out curtains? Thanks
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Old 06-14-2018, 12:37 AM   #38
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Nice upgrades to your 17B. What did you use/do for black out curtains? Thanks
We used these: AmazonBasics Room Darkening Blackout Curtain Set

I put the link for these curtains and the magnets in post #14. I noticed on a desktop, all my links are underlined and easy to see, but on my iPhone, the links are not underlined and are an almost imperceptible dark gray.

For the curtains, I think we are going to add a couple more magnets on the sides to give them extra holding power because the top magnets go to screws under the valances and are harder to attach.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:49 AM   #39
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We used these: AmazonBasics Room Darkening Blackout Curtain Set

I put the link for these curtains and the magnets in post #14. I noticed on a desktop, all my links are underlined and easy to see, but on my iPhone, the links are not underlined and are an almost imperceptible dark gray.

For the curtains, I think we are going to add a couple more magnets on the sides to give them extra holding power because the top magnets go to screws under the valances and are harder to attach.
My compliments on your customizations, this thread will be a sticky for me to reference in the future.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:01 PM   #40
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I cannot seem to post a picture but I just finished a backsplash using the same Formica as the countertop. It goes from the kitchen window, left, around the corner and on the back of the wardrobe (which would be the bathroom wall in a “B”).
Someone posted something similar in the Facebook Escape group, was that you? In the "Quick Reply" there is no attach picture option, but if I click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the comment box, then I can attach pictures. Was this your backsplash?
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