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Old 08-14-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Just thought would list upgrades or changes we have already made to our 36RE
1) Awning switch covers on basement switchs
2)Upgraded to 235/85R16 G 14 ply all steel tires
3) new dvd player on the way to replace defective RCA unit
4) Rubber bumper on shower so door handle won't hit shower
5)Max Air covers on all roof vents
6)replaced sheet metal screws in fender braces with stainless machine screws,stainless fender washers, and stainless nyloc nuts
7) touched up caulking on roof perferations
8) up sized from 30# LP cylinders to 40# size
9)fixed white light bulb over door ( PDI tech didn't know it wasthere)
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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Here are some of my changes and fixes:
- added awning switch cover
- added sewer hose container underneath unit in the back
- added key hooks in hall cabinet
- removed stock sofa and replaced with custom made chaise lounge (much deeper than old sofa). Added new blocking to prevent lounge from moving while traveling
- removed both stock recliners and replaced with Lane leather recliner from home
- installed HDMI cable from TV to Blue Ray
- wired/installed Direct TV Wingard 3000 SK satellite
- installed towel hangers in bathroom
- installed hooks and strap to hold bedroom TV in place
- installed TV swing out arms in bedroom and basement
- installed 3 closet bars and a metal basket hanging from bars in the basement for added storage space
- added bike rack to back of trailer
- performed roof caulking
- made bracket for bottom of table so it can be removed or turn 180 degrees
- pulled out metal table brace and made it removable with net fasteners (table and post can now be fully removed for additional space
- greased all zerk fittings
- caulked shower
- replace water filter
- built a hidden storage area under the stairs
- added support bracket to one fender
- replaced sewer boom
- upgraded tires to G14
- added glass shelves on either side of bed
- installed coat hanger next to entry door
- added 50 amp surge protector
- installed additional sewer valve so both grey tanks can be equalized

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Old 08-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #3
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Wow !!! Quite a list of enhancements

Pics or it didn't happen

Would appreciate write-ups/pics of what you did...

Was the awning switch covers to protect them from being accidently turned on and where /what did you get?
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:45 PM   #4
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I just used weatherproof switch cover from Menards. Trying to list all mods is too time consuming since I,m on the iPad. Maybe when I,m on the laptop.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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johnboytoo, plastic outlet covers from Home Depot to keep switches from being hit by anything in basement. Got idea from earlier post in forum-it has pictures, don't remember title of post. Most of our changes are due to other members posts that we have read prior to us purchasing our RW. Just thought we would share so other newbies could gain knowledge as we have on how to improve an already very nice RV. Thanks to all of you who have shared in the learning curve of RedWood.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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Here are the covers

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:42 PM   #7
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I will take some pictures next week and post.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:57 AM   #8
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Here are a couple of images of my sewer hose storage modification.


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Thanks ! keep the pics and diy's coming, getting closer to our delivery and anxious to plan the mods

but actually have two of the 'pipes' on the 'old' 2012 5th wheel !
It holds the extra sewer hose that doesn't fit in the boom and the other holds misc 'long' things... Will probably movee them over but the white ones would be SO mismatched the wife may balk !

for those of us that are newbies to the RW line,
these mods are great and pics ARE worth 1000 words !!!
like for the:
Rubber bumper on shower door ?
bracket for bottom of table so it can be removed?
pulled out metal table brace and made it removable with net fasteners ?
built a hidden storage area under the stairs (don't hide from us !)
replaced sewer boom? why ?
added glass shelves on either side of bed?
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Here some additional modification images I previously mentioned.
















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Sinder - great pics - but what are they of ?!?

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Sinder, not sure what we are looking at on some of these. Can you caption them?
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Sorry I thought I had done so in photo bucket.
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Image 1 - I modified the metal post under the table so it can be removed. Used T nuts and thumb screws. The floor carpet was originally stapled down. I riveted on velco so the 4 screws on the bottom can be exposed

Image 2 - in the basement I added storage by installing 3 closet rods and a hanging metal basket. The closet rods give me upper storage and the basket is used to hold wife's art supplies. I can easily adjust the height of the basket with the chain and S hooks. Also the closet rods pop out easy for wall access

Image 3 - shows TV mount and awning switch cover in basement

Image 4 - view of basement storage basket from opposite side

Image 5 - I used magnets so I can remove my air vent between the living space and the basement. I made an area inside the vent space to store some hidden items. In order to access this area for modification I removed the basement wall under the steps on our 31sl. I still have plenty of space for heat ventilation in the pass through under the steps

Image 6 - shows the thumbs screws/T nuts I added so the table mount can be removed. Note my coach does not have a free standing table

Image 7 - I made this modification under my table so it can be rotated or removed entirely. Newer RW model may already have the factory modification that allows you too rotate the table.

Image 8 - I added glass shelves to either side of our bed as we have the king size mattress
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You did, but you have to click on the pics to see the comments. Thank you for the mod pics.Do you have any problems rolling over and hitting the night stand shelf?
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We have not had a problem hitting into the glass shelves while sleeping. I mounted them ~19.5 inches above the mattress.
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Thanks, I like the way they look, good place for glasses and remote.

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BTW the glass shelves are 3.5"deep and 19" long
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Oops, been a while since I posted...sorry about the blank post. I really wasn't trying to increase my numbers.

The serious question for Sinder...what size TV goes on the mount and did you have to reinforce the back of the wall to get sufficient strength to support it.

I have a 42" Vizio LED in the basement that is great, but mounting it on that wall will certainly make it more user friendly for storing additional "stuff". Football season is here so the TV is essential.

Also, has anyone successfully added a U-Line or comparable icemaker in the basement area? We use a lot of ice at the beach in FL.

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