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BrannonB
02-19-2018, 09:26 PM
After seeing Powerís DS310 thread I figured I would start my own too. We bought ours the last day of Nov. 17. We havenít had a chance to use it yet, but have done several mods. Iím bad about not taking before pics....only after pics. But I will post the mods here in this thread. Here is some that are either to come or have already been done.

Mod list.

Sewer hose holder
outdoor table holder
sewer connector holder
rear bunk storage mod
DIY tension rods
Master bedroom TV mod
Storage light strip

Power247
02-19-2018, 11:09 PM
Looking forward to seeing pics when you get a chance. [emoji106]

Greg
2012 | RAM 2500 | CCSB | Custom tuned by Double R Diesel
2016 | Heartland Pioneer | DS310

BrannonB
02-20-2018, 08:37 AM
One of the first mods was the wasted space under the TV location in the bunk house. Half of the cabinet was blocked off and when I looked behind the false wall the only thing it was covering was the toilet pex. Don’t know why such space was wasted, but I removed it and re did it.

i am by no means a carpenter, but I do enjoy to piddle. The stain on the trim didn’t match right, but the contrast looks good and nobody should be seeing it anyway. Lol

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BrannonB
02-20-2018, 10:49 AM
Another mod is cabinet tension rods. I had read that some of the spring rods donít have much tension on them so while at the hardware store I picked up some 5/8 wood dowel and cut it so it has to be tapped into place. These things are TIGHT!!! It didnít scratch or marr the walls and if need be I will put a little strip of Velcro on them and the cabinet to hold in place. But the only way I see them moving is if one of the kids uses it as a hand grab to reach the upper shelf. And I still donít think it would move then.

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I also took a weekly medicine box and notched out the bottom to hold our toothbrushes. The original purple just didnít go with the TT interior. And the wife wants everything Tiffany Blue.

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jbeletti
02-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Brannon - thanks for starting your mods thread. I love threads like this on the forum as it gives others ideas on what can be done. Thanks for documenting yours, including pictures.

Power247
02-20-2018, 01:48 PM
I really like what you did with the lower cabinet in the bunk house. That's on my list now. Thanks!

Greg
2012 | RAM 2500 | CCSB | Custom tuned by Double R Diesel
2016 | Heartland Pioneer | DS310

BrannonB
02-20-2018, 01:58 PM
Greg, I was looking under the sink at the pump, water heater and other things in there and mine has a pretty big void under the sink and towards the door/Wall. One day Iím going to attempt either a slide out cabinet for trash can or either some built in pockets to put misc. stuff in. Such a big area that would be great for misc. items such as flash light, shoes, lighters, or whatever else. Or like the original plan. A slide out trash can.


Ill Iíll try to get some pics this evening of the sewer mods. Iíve done all these little things to it and still never slept in it. Lol

Power247
02-20-2018, 10:55 PM
Greg, I was looking under the sink at the pump, water heater and other things in there and mine has a pretty big void under the sink and towards the door/Wall. One day Iím going to attempt either a slide out cabinet for trash can or either some built in pockets to put misc. stuff in. Such a big area that would be great for misc. items such as flash light, shoes, lighters, or whatever else. Or like the original plan. A slide out trash can.


Ill Iíll try to get some pics this evening of the sewer mods. Iíve done all these little things to it and still never slept in it. LolI like that idea alot. I hope to get by our camper this weekend, I'll have to check that out if I do.

Greg
2012 | RAM 2500 | CCSB | Custom tuned by Double R Diesel
2016 | Heartland Pioneer | DS310

BrannonB
02-25-2018, 10:10 PM
This weekend I ran some LED strips. Ran one along the awning rail, ran a loop along the top of the front storage comp. and installed a porch light. Iíll try to get pic of the new switches and light strips tomorrow.

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camplife
02-26-2018, 09:17 PM
Nice looks great!

Where did you get the 12v power from for the porch light?



This weekend I ran some LED strips. Ran one along the awning rail, ran a loop along the top of the front storage comp. and installed a porch light. Iíll try to get pic of the new switches and light strips tomorrow.

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BrannonB
02-27-2018, 10:25 AM
Campfire, I tied my power into the existing awning roll lights. I just have to use the remote to control the different strips. So I can have one on, or both on, so on and so forth.

What i did is i I bought the light strip and some clamp on ďteeĒ connectors. The panel on mine as you walk in the door to the left is

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awning lights, interior lights, slide, awning

inside of the cabinet there is a false wall

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I drilled my hole through the cabinet as high to the awning rail as I could and ran the ďteeĒ inside and picked up the power from the existing awning light switch.

I then drilled a smaller hole inder the ďteeĒ and put the remote antenna eye just flush with exterior wall and sealed everything up.

Put the panel back on inside the cabinet and it all looks factory.





On the storage comp. lights I just ran the lights around the top and tied a switch in with the electric jack power.

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I dont have no pics of the porch porch light and switch, but the porch light is just above door, aligned with the holes from led and antenna and switch is between interior lights and slide switch.

BrannonB
03-03-2018, 11:31 AM
Couple more mods.

One of the more popular ones is the sewer hose storage made from vinyl fence post. I like the added room for the hose, and I mounted it near the sewer connector.

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I also bought a battery box fom Walmart and mounted it with the other battery box. It holds all the sewer connections and the sewer incline/support thing.

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Drilled drain holes in it and itís also mounted to the trailer frame.

With no TV provisions in the master bedroom I had to find a mount that I could modify so it would allow doors to slide behind tv, but still allow tilt so we can see it good. I removed the panel on one side to make all connections and hide all the cable and wires.

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cookie
03-03-2018, 11:55 AM
Wow, you are doing some pretty nice mods.
Good job!

Peace
Dave

jbeletti
03-03-2018, 12:04 PM
I agree with cookie, Brannon, your mods are great. I hope you're joining us at a rally or 2 this year to show others your mods to give others ideas and confidence.

Power247
03-04-2018, 06:51 AM
Nice job! I really like the idea of using a battery box for the sewer connectors.

Greg
2012 | RAM 2500 | CCSB | Custom tuned by Double R Diesel
2016 | Heartland Pioneer | DS310

JWalker
03-04-2018, 07:37 AM
I did the ďVinyl fence post sewer hose storage modĒ a few years back. One of the best mods you can do.


Very nice!!

camplife
03-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Nice mods! I mounted me a porch light. So now when awning is rolled up i don't have to turn on the led light strip. I wired it directly to 12v at the switches in the cabinet and the light has a on/off switch on it. I like the tv idea in the front bed room.

BrannonB
03-06-2018, 09:07 PM
Couple more last min add-ons.

With 3 daughters and wife a full mirror is a must.
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I also plan to add one on the inside of the bunk house door.

We had these wine holders and since we donít drink and a 2 liter Mtn. Dew wonít fit in them we made them a towel holder. But they only hold 4.

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One of my pet peeves is I want everything in a nice tidy place where nothing gets mixed in with anything it shouldnít be with. So I have tubs for misc electircal stuff, a tub with extension cord, dogbone adapters, 15A drop cord and misc. plugs and I have a tub that I LOVE for my water hoses, filters, connectors. Both sides open and I have the fresh hose on one side and the general hose on the other. It all fits perfectly in the front storage compartment.

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justafordguy
03-07-2018, 03:55 PM
Nice mods.

Man I sure wish my storage compartment was that organized.;)

EugeneKemp
09-26-2018, 11:18 AM
Couple more mods.

One of the more popular ones is the sewer hose storage made from vinyl fence post. I like the added room for the hose, and I mounted it near the sewer connector.

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I also bought a battery box fom Walmart and mounted it with the other battery box. It holds all the sewer connections and the sewer incline/support thing.

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Drilled drain holes in it and itís also mounted to the trailer frame.

With no TV provisions in the master bedroom I had to find a mount that I could modify so it would allow doors to slide behind tv, but still allow tilt so we can see it good. I removed the panel on one side to make all connections and hide all the cable and wires.

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Love the Modifications. What TV mount did you use? We have been wanting to do this to our camper bedroom. And what did you mount the tv mount to on the wall? Thanks

BrannonB
09-26-2018, 06:47 PM
59528I used a tv mount that can swivel and tilt. Thereís a stud dead center of where the two doors meet when opened and just enough gap in between for the mount to fit without interfering with them. I just used 2 lag screws to attach.



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danemayer
12-10-2019, 08:23 AM
Re-opening

jbeletti
12-10-2019, 09:10 AM
Thanks Dan.

Brannon - got your PM but Dan beat me to it :)

BrannonB
12-30-2019, 11:50 AM
Been several mods made here and there, some on the fly and haven't been documented. I finally remembered to get some pics of a few of them and Ill try to get some pics of the others soon and post.

Plexi screen door glass. This is one of the best mods we have ever done. Our door is open 99% of the time no matter the temp outside. Just used Velcro to hold it in place so I can remove it when needed without tools.

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Another is the stabilizer foot and leveling wood storage. You cant really tell from the pic, but between the rear of the rig and the rear bumper i added some expanded metal. it holds the leveling blocks so when they are wet i don't have to have them in the pass-thru storage and getting stuff in there wet. I also added grab handles to my 6X6 blocks we use under our stabilizer jack feet.


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There are several more convenience mods I have made and will try to post soon.