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Old 08-12-2019, 08:21 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, 08:29 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, 08:32 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, 08:38 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, 08:43 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, 08:51 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, 08:54 PM   #7
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Wow, very nice - you have been a busy guy!

Can't wait to see what's next....because it never ends, does it?
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Old 08-13-2019, 12:30 AM   #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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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, 12:31 PM   #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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Old 08-13-2019, 12:36 PM   #11
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Here you go
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:31 AM   #12
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Finished up my mod's for the time being, added lights to upper cabinets and pantry/closet as well as the street side dinette storage area.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:34 AM   #13
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Installed the "Fridge Fix" fan and light set up inside the refrigerator and hardwired to the 12v system in the refer rear. I snaked the power line down where the the mister exits, I also added some putty to the hole as it allows some warm air inside.
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Old 09-04-2019, 08:36 AM   #14
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Installed the teak bath towel holder to reinforced bed wall. matches the teal hand assist on outside of bath....
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:58 AM   #15
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Today I cut the plexiglass for the storm door insert onto the screen door. The bottom was relatively easy 21x19 square to fit with some plastic tabs. The top rounded corners will take some time using a oscillator saw.....to be continued.....
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I also removed the door stop and now the door opens all the way and purchased a suction hold back.
For some reason your pictures in post #15 won't open for me.

While we like the 90 degree door, we'd like to go back to the full swing sometimes when we endure endless rainy days to see if we really would use that extra space. When you changed the 90 degree door to full open, what did you do to the brush at the bottom?

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Old 10-28-2019, 01:51 PM   #17
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I got the top cut and installed and a small piece of clear vinyl held in place with Escape rally magnets.....notice the reflection seen in the first picture
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:13 PM   #18
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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.
Could you explain how you wired the extra 7 pin into your system? Having the running lights on would also mean that your backup camera would be on, right? Thanks.
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I got the top cut and installed and a small piece of clear vinyl held in place with Escape rally magnets.....notice the reflection seen in the first picture
I like this mod. Took a cursory look at my door. Still not exactly sure how your panels are retained. It looks like the recesses around the perimeter could be used if the panel is inserted in one side and then moved sideways half the amount of the recess. Do you do that or just cut it to the screen size?

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Could you explain how you wired the extra 7 pin into your system? Having the running lights on would also mean that your backup camera would be on, right? Thanks.
If you fuse connect #11am and #1pm on the connector, this will allow your lights to remain on. Plug your cord in and test the lights. As far as camera, I do not have one.
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