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Old 08-12-2019, 07:21 PM   #1
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I decided to copy several mods I have done in the past to my prior Escapes. One of the first completed while in Osoyoos, in preparation for the trip home was an extra 7 pin connector mounted on front storage box with a fused connection. I was able to plug in my 7 pin and leave my lights on while overnight in rest areas. I also had the propane hose wrapped with pipe foam for protection. The same pipe foam is cut up into 1" pieces to use on the awning window knobs to secure them. I removed the tanks and installed some automotive door edge guards on the tank bottoms. This should stop the rust as well as allow water to drain. Where the propane cover was scrapping the frame I put down some cushion material.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:29 PM   #2
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I had extra 12v outlets installed in all the compartments for ease of accessing 12v for lights and other items. First off was the under bench storage with these strip lights. I also found these neat connectors that allowed you to tap into a 12v line very easy. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:32 PM   #3
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I added a single red LED to several lights that stay on when the light is off and can not be seen when the light is on. I did the kitchen o/h and bath light and added one by the door
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:38 PM   #4
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I installed a Jensen am/fm/weatherband radio tapping into the o/h 12v outlet over the nightstand. It is set for hazardous weather alerts. I also installed a flush power receptacle in the dinette table for a lamp as well as 2 USB power ports for computers.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:43 PM   #5
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While under the sink I notice the water lines to the outside shower were not attached to any support, so I attached a strap and raised the pex lines for a gravity drain to shower. I also removed the door stop and now the door opens all the way and purchased a suction hold back. Teak grab bar at the edge of the bed and a teak towel rack still to be installed tomorrow.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:51 PM   #6
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I requested that the sink cover not have a hole so that I could use it as a flip up table at the end of the bed. Small enough for phones or iPads for charging right there. I also purchased a neat little silicone basket for sink that slips over the base and another metal cover. Finally I added a license plate light to the outside step light that shines down to illuminate the step area at night. It comes on with the interior switch and the amber light has its own on/off switch on the light.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:54 PM   #7
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Wow, very nice - you have been a busy guy!

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Old 08-12-2019, 11:30 PM   #8
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I installed a Jensen am/fm/weatherband radio tapping into the o/h 12v outlet over the nightstand. It is set for hazardous weather alerts. I also installed a flush power receptacle in the dinette table for a lamp as well as 2 USB power ports for computers.
Love all your mods! Pictures are great. You are making our 'to-do' list longer and longer. Hadn't thought of putting a power receptacle in the table for a lamp. Very clever! And sweet biscuits of mercy...is that a 12V lamp?? Nice!!! Did you make it?-Bea
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:23 AM   #9
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Really good stuff, Jim. Especially interested in that Jenson am/fm. May have to do an upgrade from my Sony.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:31 AM   #10
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Did Escape build in that little 3-shelf semicircular thing that's next to the flip-up table? Or did you add it? Looks really cool and useful.
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