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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Extra Jack Stands to Reduce Bounce

We're going to be going camping soon and my Son, his wife and my new grandson will be joining us.
Now my wife and I are good with the little bit of bounce in the trailer when we walk around, but let me tell you, my son is a Big Guy and when he walks in my house I feel it move.

So I bought a pair of these Eaz-Lift 48860 Telescopic Jacks off Amazon.

Each can handle 6000 pounds
And they are adjustable from 16" to 30"
They work sort of like a regular jack stand in that you use the pin to get it close in height then spin the top and crank it up tight.

I tested them in the driveway last night putting them midway between the stabilizers (right in front of the wheels) to reduce the overall bounce from the suspension.
WOW what a difference it made.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bed Support

My wife and I started to notice that we were meeting each other in the middle of the bed at night.
Not necessarily a bad thing, but when it's not intentional, it becomes an issue.

After doing a little looking around I realized that the thin plywood being as the mattress base used was bowing in the middle. It had plenty of bracing and support for front to rear but not so much left to right.

So I installed a 2x6 across right where the pass through meets the under bed portion of storage.

I also attached a 2x2 post in the center going down, it sits on a small piece of plywood to displace the load.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Outside Antenna connection

So I made some modifications inside my trailer to turn the Cable In jack on the side of the trailer to an Antenna Out. But that still left me with the problem of the antenna jack being on the wrong side of the trailer. So I bought a couple of weatherproof Cable TV jacks.

I put one on the lower skirt below the factory one.

And one on the other side where I put the table and TV.

Then I ran a piece of RG6 cable between them.
So when we go camping I have 2 three foot jumper cables.
One goes from the Antenna out to my little jack.
The other goes from the little jack on the awning side to the TV.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Shower updates

I made a lot of changes in the shower.
First we added a new shower head with an on/off valve.
But I hate standing in the shower and trying to get the
temperature correct while avoiding getting sprayed on.
So I installed this little valve right off the main spigot.

I then threaded a small plain shower head onto this valve.
Not only does this allow me to get the temp right before I jump in, but it's
perfect for just washing your feet or your privates while leaving both hands free!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Outlet move and USB Charging outlet.

There is this nice little table at the rear of the 28RLS between the recliners.
The problem was the placement of the electrical outlet.
If you put a lamp on the table you had to run the power cord around front to plug it in.
That was ugly and just didn't work for me.

So I found a spot on the drivers side rear of the table and cut a new whole.

And moved the outlet back there.

Then I installed one of these Twin USB/12v wall mount sockets
in the existing hole. (It's also available in white).


I had to run a 12v supply line into the table, that was a chore!

I ran a line down from the lights in the overhead storage.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Insulating under the bed

I realized that we were getting a lot of heat from under the bed thru the mattress.
So I got some foam board and cut it to fit and insulated under the bed.
It made a world of difference.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Camco Insect Screen on Furnace exhaust

On my last trailer we had Mud Daubers building nests in every opening they could find.
Not this time! One of my first purchases was this Camco 42144 Flying Insect Screen - FUR 500, it fit PERFECTLY without even having to use the springs to hold it in place. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I can get it back off, it snapped on over the vent.

I got it where I get everything, Amazon!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Kitchen back-splash update

So the first ting we knew we wanted to do was replace the ugly wallpaper type back-splash with something more like real tile. My wife found this nice peel and stick and it was so easy to do, we did it while camping. You can find the Peel and Stick here on Amazon