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    • #28715
      Mark
      Participant

      We all do stuff to our campers that may seem minor to others, but we think it’s pretty cool. Well, some of us would like to see it as well. It often gives us ideas. This is a thread to share what you’ve done recently.

      For example, I just added a pair of dock bumpers to the front of my camper.
      They only cost $5.44 with $5.00 shipping for the pair. 2″ x 2 1/2″ x 8″ long.
      dock bumpers

    • #28716
      Mark
      Participant

      Dock bumpers pic.

      dock bumpers

      • #33545
        Cheesehead
        Participant

        Hey Mark,
        Was wondering where you got the dock bumpers?

        2019 NorthStar 8.5 Adventurer
        2018 Ram 3500 Crew SB SRW 6.7 Cummins Diesel
        2018 Jayco Eagle RSTS 5th Wheel

    • #28733
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Matk, nice safety mod.

      What I’d like to know is where that pic of your truck was taken? Beautiful view!

      Lately all I”ve done for my TC is hug her and assure her she is about to go on a nice long trip.

    • #28739
      Mark
      Participant

      That photo was taken at the overlook on the Top of the World Trail in Moab, Utah. The experience was breathtaking, and a wonderful reward for rock crawling our way up the “trail”. The altitude gain was just over 2,000 feet from trailhead to overlook.
      I’m sure you can google and youtube Top of the World Trail for more info.

    • #28879
      azguy
      Participant

      Today I replaced my old white (now yellow) porch light to a black one with an external switch. I also went to LED from incandescent.

      Porch Light

    • #29698
      Mark
      Participant

      I connected my rear view camera into my new flip screen stereo’s “Front Cam” input. Much better than the little flip up monitor that I used to use. It was small, and it slid around on the dash.

      src=”http://photos.reserector.com/images/20190309_125207.jpg” alt=”Rearview Cam1″ />
      src=”http://photos.reserector.com/images/20190310_115019.jpg” alt=”Rearview Cam2″ />

    • #31426
      Joel
      Participant

      I finished up my Solar Power Installation. 200 watts of panels and 230 amp-hrs of flooded golf cart batteries.

      More pics at:

      https://www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-9xfpPC/

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    • #31449
      ardvark
      Participant

      The first thing I did with our new NorthStar was move the gray water dump from the center back of the camper to the driver’s side back edge. Who the heck wants their dump in next to their door and why a 3″ when it is just gray water?

      You will note the gate valve is tilted. I did that on purpose to gain a bit more clearance. Let’s see now if the link to my Flickr account works.

      New 1 1/2" connection at tank

      Steve and Andra
      2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
      Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
      2019 Northstar Laredo SC

    • #31451
      ardvark
      Participant

      New connection to hose
      New 1 1/2" gray water drain

      Steve and Andra
      2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
      Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
      2019 Northstar Laredo SC

    • #31615
      ardvark
      Participant

      My latest changes to our 2019 Laredo SC include boxing the riser to bridge the rails for our fifth wheel hitch, adding a small shelf over the door, adding an additional 12 VDC receptacle and coax in the galley, relocating the battery disconnect next to the entry, and relocating the clock so it does not hit whomever is sitting at the dinette in the back.

      Notched Riser to bridge rails

      Small shelf above door

      Additional 12 VDC receptacle and COAX

      Relocated disconnect switch

      Relocated Clock

      Steve and Andra
      2012 F350 6.2 gasser SRW LB
      Fab Fours front and rear in case we run into a rhino
      2019 Northstar Laredo SC

    • #34510
      wellsdesigned
      Participant

      I just put a new truck under my camper.

      Tom
      Sacramento CA
      2003 Eagle Cap 850 Camper
      2019 Ram 3500 SRW 6.4 L Gasser

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    • #35112
      Travels with Yoly
      Participant

      One of the many upgrades made to our new Travel Lite 840 SBRX was the addition of a 32 inch 1080p TCL Roku enabled flat screen. Like may TVs, the relatively small speakers leave a lot to be desired. We have always found it difficult to hear dialog when running the A/C are full capacity and I have in the past installed small stereo soundbars in the forward section of the cab over ceiling. This has worked great in all three previous applications. Having the sound 24 inches from your head eliminates the A/C drowning out the sound. It also allowed us to listen to movies in the wee hours of the morning with the volume set so low, not even dogs could hear it outside but we could hear it fine, so it’s nice to know we’re not bothering anyone else.

      The drawbacks have been the overhead proximity seems to attract Yoly’s noggin on an occasional basis and they have required routing power and audio cables. So this time I searched for a bluetooth soundbar that would connect to the TV wirelessly. Although advertised as such, none of the 3 soundbars I tried would pair with the Roku TV. These soundbars typically have two 5 watt speakers and cost less than $50. In searching for an alternative, I chose to add a set of Roku home theater speakers. They are made for the Roku TV and pair effortlessly. They include 2 bluetooth remotes with voice command so you can call up programming and movies by name. They weigh 4 lbs apiece and have 3.5 inch sub woofers in them. I cannot find any wattage specs anywhere on the internet. They list for $200 but can be had routinely for $150. They do require 110 volt for power. The upside is that they do not encroach on headroom space and since they’re made for a home living room, they are as loud as you could ever possibly need. We had been watching the TV with the built in speakers at the maximum 100 setting. The Roku speakers are much louder set at 20 (out of 100).

      They typically rest on a flat surface but come with a 1/4-28 nutsert built in to the back of the housing for wall mounting. This is quite secure with the 3/4 inch wood backing that I’ve added on the inside of the cabinet walls where they’re mounted. Knowing the road conditions in this country and the shock loads involved, I also added steel shelf brackets to support their weight in addition to the provided wall mount design. Just for test purposes, I turned them up louder than we could almost stand and went outside. Since all the windows were closed (A/C running on max) I was totally blown away by the absence of sound outside. I literally couldn’t hear a thing 3 feet from the truck camper for the entire perimeter. I would not have thought that to be the case but we love it !

      Neil & Yoly
      2016 Ram 2500HD Tradesman, 2WD Crew Cab, 6.4L Hemi
      2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX
      Honda EU2000i

    • #35114
      Travels with Yoly
      Participant

      I just put a new truck under my camper.

      Quite the expensive accessory !

      Neil & Yoly
      2016 Ram 2500HD Tradesman, 2WD Crew Cab, 6.4L Hemi
      2018 Travel Lite 840 SBRX
      Honda EU2000i

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