June 25, 2014 at 12:01 pm #4801
Foam Vent covers to keep the heat out in summer and cold out in winter
Installed a 30amp RV plug in our garage. Even though we can’t store the coach at home we can plug in and stay comfortable while loading it up for our trips.
Cup holder mount for my tablet/phoneJune 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm #4808
Here are a few pictures of the Old light bulbs and new LEDs for comparison. The new LED has white color and brighter.
Old shower bulb
New LED shower bulbJune 26, 2014 at 10:24 am #4879
I’m adding that cell phone holder to my RV wishlist! -NancyJune 26, 2014 at 11:00 am #4880
Nancy- it has come in handy for holding my cell phone, 7 inch HP slate tablet and my mp3 music player. As luck would have it my radio has a USB port so i can plug them in and keep them charged.June 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm #4884
COOL B-) -NancyJuly 6, 2014 at 11:55 am #5129
MaxxAir and MaxxAir II vents
Hitch extension and bike rack – extension gets the bikes a little higher from the ground
30 amp surge/low voltage protector
Insulation between plastic skylight covers – helps reduce head gain/loss and light
Solar heated water bag – not really a mod but useful. Used it to wash off the sand from the kids legs and feet before they entered the coach. Helped keep down the sad infiltration and wife was happy not to have to sweep all the time. we where parked north/south so the bad had the sun all day long. by early afternoon the water was very warmJuly 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm #5211
I like the hitch extension. We don’t have anything on our 5’vr to carry our bikes. I’ve crawled around under the back end and maybe we can get something welded in but I don’t know if that is a good idea.July 9, 2014 at 4:56 am #5276
Found a bike rack that clamps onto the rectangular bumper of the RV. Our bumper is aluminium so I’m concerned about the strength. Has anyone used this style?July 10, 2014 at 6:52 pm #5296
We are also looking for the best way to carry our bikes. We will stay tuned to this station for updates and will add when we can.
Bob :mail:July 11, 2014 at 6:05 am #5300
I noticed on one of the pictures that Ray and Maria posted they have a bike rack on their aluminium bumper with what looks like 3 or 4 bikes. We already have a spare tire rack mounted on ours so I am concerned with extra weight. I’ve looked at a few bike rack systems on line but they all say “for use on steel bumper”. Last thing I want is to rip the bumper off!July 11, 2014 at 8:33 am #5305RayKeymaster
I’d be a little concerned about putting too much weight on an RV bumper. Ours came from the factory with a slide out bike rack which is attached to the frame underneath but even with that the max weight is stated as 200lbs. I move the spare tire to the truck when I put the bikes on it. If you have ever driven behind an RV with bikes on the back on a bumpy road you’ll see they really can bounce around and place pretty good force on the holder.
I’d check how the bumper is attached to the RV, if it only has a few spot welds holding it I’d be concerned. Maybe you could ask a welding shop to have a look, they usually know metals really well and may be able to re-enforce the bumper is necessary.
Here is a link with some good info –July 11, 2014 at 9:10 am #5306
The bike rack we have isn’t attached to the bumper it is connected to the hitch assembly that is rated for towing 5k lbs. I believe the tong weight is 1k lbs. I added a hitch extension that allows me to have the bike rack and pull a trailer or car.
I would consider something like this for putting a bike rack on the bumper. with 4 attach points you would be able to spread the weight across more of the bumper close to the where the frame and bumper connect. There are 2 bike and 4 bike versions available.August 4, 2014 at 11:21 am #5507
additional 12v ports
110v plugs with USB ports
12v USB charging station with volt meterAugust 5, 2014 at 7:58 am #5520RayKeymaster
I like the digital thermostat, very slick looking. Nice job on the mods.
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