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Author Topic: Mods to the Travel Trailer  (Read 3710 times)

Offline ridesolo

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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #30 on: Mar 17, 2018, 18:04:07 »
Levi is an awesome dude ;)

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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #31 on: Mar 17, 2018, 18:14:10 »
Side Note:
Any Firestone Auto Care Center will check tire pressure, tread wear and depth, as well as balance FREE of charge to anyone.
They also offer "free air" to anyone needing to check/fill their own tires. 

Thanx for that info.  These are Firestone tires and I'll store that nugget into the gray matter for future use.  The tires were getting squatty enough that I wouldn't have towed it very far to have anything done to them.  I've got a compressor and would have fluffed them up myself but it's obvious that they would have had to be remounted soon anyway so I just got it into my head to take 'em off and get it done before I move it again.  Laying on the driveway positioning the the jack and jackstands in below freezing temperatures was such a grand treat!  I got the thing up and got 'em off in record time!  When I put them back on the temperature has gone up enough to make it much less of an "adventure".
« Last Edit: Mar 17, 2018, 18:17:23 by ridesolo »
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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #32 on: Mar 17, 2018, 19:13:20 »
Earlier on I mentioned that most of the work we've done could be considered optional, personal choice items.  However the bathtub had to go.  It's 24" X 40" and pretty much useless as a bathtub. I think that even the more compact among us would sit in it with their chin on their knees. But even worse, it had some cracks in the bottom that had been repaired.  The repairs weren't pretty and there was no guarantee they were trustworthy.  The vinyl flooring was also dated and had ripples so we decided that a re-do was needed.









I started searching for a 24X40 shower pan and at first thought I was going to be out of luck but then found one but the cost was almost $200 plus about the same amount for shipping!  I kept up the search and eventually found a vendor with one for much less AND free shipping.  SOLD!  It came in and though the box was marked correctly as a right side drain, there was a left side drain unit in the box!  I contacted the seller and the sent out another... same thing!  Obviously somebody in the Lippert Controls factory was having a bad day on 1/29/2018!  They sent a third pan from a different warehouse and we finally got the right one!  By this time we had the old tub and surround torn out and I had made a new, more substantial base for the pan.





I cut some panels of FRP to make a surround that's well attached and calked.



New faucet, shower head, and grab rail/shelf as well as a new sliding shower curtain thingie and we've got a new shower.







And finally we put down new floor and used some pre-finished door stop trim as mini baseboard material.



Oh yeah, and while I had the toilet up to replace the floor I discovered the base seal needed to be replaced.  I guess there isn't anything that hasn't been rehabbed, renewed, and redone.  So, that's got us pretty much up to date for the moment.

« Last Edit: Mar 17, 2018, 19:59:30 by ridesolo »
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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #33 on: Mar 17, 2018, 21:16:30 »
Darn, forgot one thing.  The Ti originally came with a TV ('02 vintage) in the living room cabinet and the original owners had replaced it w/ a flat screen ('09 vintage).  You know how much technology has advanced just in the last few years so we replaced it with the one in the earlier pictures.  There was also a place to put a TV in the bedroom but if we had installed one there we would have been sacrificing the largest area we had available for clothes on hangers.  (The left side cabinet in the pix below.)



We got an incredible deal on a 24" model and I modified a mount.  Here's the result:





Guess that's all for now, at least until I remember something else. 
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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #34 on: Mar 17, 2018, 21:55:13 »
You guys are to kind! Glad I could help even in a small way. The trailer is looking great Cory, in person as well as in the pictures. After the past winter, I'm very glad you and mrs ridesolo have a way to spend the winter's in warmer weather. I was sorry to hear about Rudy. He was a sweet ol boy.

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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #35 on: Mar 18, 2018, 21:09:01 »
Thanx, Levi!

I was going through pictures and remembered a few other things.  Earlier in this thread I mentioned that we had run a de-humidifier (and electric heater) in the other trailer and that we fished a cord under the slide to the power stand.  Running a separate cord for hi amp draw appliances allows for operating them while the coffee maker or toaster are in use w/o popping a breaker.  When I installed that heater/fake fireplace unit I wanted to do something similar.  This trailer is better built and it would have been very difficult to fish a cord under the slide (every time we set up) so I came up w/ this solution from Amazon.  It wasn't very expensive, is very high quality, and was easy to install.  It was difficult to take a 2" hole saw to the side of the trailer, but sometimes you have to jump in and go for it.





   
“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

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'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0

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Re: Mods to the Travel Trailer
« Reply #36 on: Mar 18, 2018, 21:37:03 »
And speaking of electrical issues, I rehabbed the 30 amp AC system by adding two additional outlets for the kitchen and put them on two different outlet circuits so they'd be less likely to pop breakers if the toaster and coffee pot are both on.  Also consulted w/ the licensed electrician step-son and changed the breakers on the two outlet circuits from 15 amp to 20 amp.  I didn't add outlets so we could plug in more stuff, just added them so that appliances can be used in better locations.  It's hard to believe but as original the thing had a decent amount of strategically placed outlets throughout but only one very poorly placed one in the kitchen.  Go figure. 



AC breakers on the left, DC fuses on the right.



Buttoned up:



Final result.  The two new outlets can be seen in this picture, one at the end of the cabinet and the other on the wall under the microwave.  The original (and only) kitchen outlet can be seen next to the light fixture under the overhead cabinet.


“Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart.”
— Baron Manfred von Richthofen

Please check out:  http://www.VetTix.org

These are on a low simmer out in the shop:
'75 Honda CL360: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=56547.0
'70 Rupp Roadster: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=67459.0