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Old 08-14-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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fixed temporary water connections. Only cost about 15.00 . cheap cutting boards from Ikea and locking door . When I get the time will change to the better door with brass connection for water . Need to cut out fiberglass about 1 in , install everything back . Did't want to mess with now . This will help so I don't lose cap because , the lanyard broke from sun which I almost lost . Want a door over my water connections as I always have had . four a lamp I had in garage 3m taped to underside and screwed lamp to wood .
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:57 PM   #2
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few modifications to my 19

had some plastic panels left from greenhouse . Cut to fit inside front cover . Panel are about 1/4 thick . fits snug and glued top with silicone in case ,leaving bottom open in case water gets in there so it can run out . It had eliminated the wrinkles a lot, at least by half . Also this insulation will help the window in hot or cold , because it is the one window not insulated . Pat
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:10 PM   #3
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Ah-Hah! Great timing. (WallyWorld, 4 for abuckandahalf.)
Myron thought of a little chain on cap . But decided I wanted a door . Will change at a later date to better water connection which are brass and keyed door . they are about 50.00 , but need to cut fiberglass and uninstall and install everything back . Don't have the time right now . Screwing the metal water connection to cheap plastic is not going to last long. Pat
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:43 PM   #4
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had some plastic panels left from greenhouse . Cut to fit inside front cover . Panel are about 1/4 thick . fits snug and glued top with silicone in case ,leaving bottom open in case water gets in there so it can run out . It had eliminated the wrinkles a lot, at least by half . Also this insulation will help the window in hot or cold , because it is the one window not insulated . Pat
I like it Pat. Over time the "wrinkling" on the rock guard seems to get worse. Might just have to try that.
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In your picture, where are the 2 latches on the backside of the panel?
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:59 PM   #6
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Want a door over my water connections as I always have had .
Me too. Good solution.

My Scamp had a water filler that looked like a tiny urinal. I always hoped some bored kid in a campground wouldn't think the same thing.

So when we did our initial visit to ETI I was happy to see that they had a locking water filler cover. During orientation, when heading towards that area and water filler was mentioned, I said how happy I was that they had a locking cover. Imagine my surprise when I found that they no longer provided them. The reason given was that they couldn't buy them anymore.

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In your picture, where are the 2 latches on the backside of the panel?
If you mean the rock guard, they're in the photo.
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:21 PM   #8
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I like it Pat. Over time the "wrinkling" on the rock guard seems to get worse. Might just have to try that.
Hi Robert you will really like this improvement . It is really hot here and when I opened up the trailer it seemed to be a little cooler considering the sun is beating down right there on the front . And you are right the wrinkling was getting worst . I can't remember what you call these panels but if you need me to I can go take a picture of a panel I still have not used . They are very often used on green houses . Pat
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Me too. Good solution.

My Scamp had a water filler that looked like a tiny urinal. I always hoped some bored kid in a campground wouldn't think the same thing.

So when we did our initial visit to ETI I was happy to see that they had a locking water filler cover. During orientation, when heading towards that area and water filler was mentioned, I said how happy I was that they had a locking cover. Imagine my surprise when I found that they no longer provided them. The reason given was that they couldn't buy them anymore.

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Same for us Ron . And just in case as you said also my reasoning was disappointed not having the little door however you can purchase the locking system all over the place . Camping World , RV stores , Amazon . May help to stop a prank or losing your cap or a better brass connection for your hose to connect too . Pat
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:32 PM   #10
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If you mean the rock guard, they're in the photo.
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Old 02-24-2017, 06:32 PM   #11
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modifications to my 19

finished a new mod on trailer . Needed extra shelving in bed area . Also moved lights a little lower . We never used them too high when reading in bed . Pat
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Old 02-24-2017, 08:27 PM   #13
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Nice work, Pat.
Thankyou Greg ! More to come , have to do something if I'm not camping . Probably our trailers might float but don't want to find out . Pat
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finished a new mod on trailer . Needed extra shelving in bed area . Also moved lights a little lower . We never used them too high when reading in bed . Pat
Hey, looking good!

What, you didn't want to use a stick to reach up and turn the lights on and off?
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Thankyou Greg ! More to come , have to do something if I'm not camping . Probably our trailers might float but don't want to find out . Pat
Oh they will float alright.
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Hey, looking good!

What, you didn't want to use a stick to reach up and turn the lights on and off?
Naw ! Thankyou Laura !Pat
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finished a new mod on trailer . Needed extra shelving in bed area . Also moved lights a little lower . We never used them too high when reading in bed . Pat
Nicely done, always nice to do a mod that you know will make the trailer more comfortable for you.

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Nicely done, always nice to do a mod that you know will make the trailer more comfortable for you.

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Thanks Ron ! Pat
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Old 05-16-2017, 07:18 PM   #20
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Thankyou Greg ! More to come , have to do something if I'm not camping . Probably our trailers might float but don't want to find out . Pat
Added more jewelry to trailer . A stainless door latch . The plastic one was getting brittle . Found a little net at Harbor Freight to hold back paper towels etc. and added to bench , my side keep moving off at that end . Have cut table down so it still will make into a bed . One of these days get cushions recovered so won"t see added foam / Pat
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