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Old 06-29-2014, 04:34 PM   #31
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TV holder

We don't watch much tv and often don't have a connection but when we do want to get caught up on the news, setting up the small TV took up time and a lot of counter space. Found a small articulated tv holder ($15) and installed it on the side of our cubby. We will remove the tv for travel and secure the bracket with a small bungee. We still like this Viore 10 inch tv/dvd player that also has a rechargeable battery. It's great for a small trailer.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:41 PM   #32
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I hooked up my TV to campground cable once at Osoyoos. Twenty minutes later it was still "memorizing" channels. Never did get around to watching it.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:43 PM   #33
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I hooked up my TV to campground cable once at Osoyoos. Twenty minutes later it was still "memorizing" channels.
That's a problem with the software design of current TVs. There doesn't seem to be on option to just set the over-the-air channels yourself in the last two or three that I have tried, which is no problem for most users but a pain for travelers.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:20 PM   #34
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I do not think we turned the tv on once on our trek to Osoyoos and back. Between watching the scenery change and the beautiful cg at NkMip we both were too tired to watch anything but the sunsets.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:22 PM   #35
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Truck Sled
Not exactly a mod to the Escape but to our new tow. The Nissan's all have "utilitrack" rails inside, so I decided to use them to mount some boards, bearings, and a box to hold bikes and stuff so I don't have to crawl inside to get them. Cone nuts from electrical department fit perfectly and allow the mounting of the boards. Attached are some pictures of the components. Even without a Nissan, anyone towing with a truck (except 5.0's) could adapt this for their tow vehicle. If you need details or have questions send a pm and I can send you more specifics.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #36
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A few more pictures of the finished product.
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:31 PM   #37
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Just finished a couple of projects. One was adding simple awnings for the rear and side windows. I used canvas, pvc pipe, suction cups and a product called awning track and awning rope from Sailrite. Lightweight and simple and for those needing more darkening, you can let them hang down over the windows. The other was a duplication of a previous post; a small catch all for little things. Thanks to the previous postings. I had some baltic birch so didn't spend the money on oak. I also had to devise a way to anchor mine since my cabinet top was not level. I used a filler board and put two T-nuts in the top of the cabinet and used set screws to push against the top cupboards. You can see there is more than 1/4 inch difference from right to left. Pictures below.
Glad to see someone has made awnings, especially that do not involve holes, which I knew was possible. Very clever! When owners of large trailers and motor homes were asked about their best mods, individual window awnings were at the top of their lists. Of course, theirs use holes but they don't usually have fiberglass.

We have a clothesline made with PVC pipe that fits into flag brackets on the bumper. Light useful stuff.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:04 PM   #38
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The middle dark wood is some kind off hard almost iron wood( not sure of what it is called) but no problem cutting on it.And I used olive oil to seal it.

Hey There Woodie .... for an oil finish on cutting boards or wooden food items ... its better to use mineral oil. Vegetable oils will turn rancid with time discolor and smell. Mineral oil (drug store variety) is what bowl turners use.

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I do not think we turned the tv on once on our trek to Osoyoos and back. Between watching the scenery change and the beautiful cg at NkMip we both were too tired to watch anything but the sunsets.
You've got 2 TVs in your 21 foot trailer don't you?
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Yes, one in the rear dinette - 19" and a small one on the night stand,10" both 12v with the bigger one dvd combo.
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