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What have you done to your Travel Trailer lately?

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LOL.  What have we done to the TT lately? 

It was a blank slate so, since bringing it home late April:

2 coats primer on floor plus 2 coats latex

scrapped with wire brush the small amounts of rust I found on the new 2018 frame.

sprayed primer on all the galvanized steel inside

took off all the screws, tie downs, staples, trim board

took off all wall boards and primed all sides.  Using Zissenger Bullseye 123 mold and mildew resistant film.

took the Multimaster plunge blade to the ATM diamond plate with self-tapping screws at the border to remove the front wood.

covered the holes found hidden there - I think a rat could have gotten in.

put Thermasheath-3 insulation boards in all walls.  Put reflectix and polyfil in all channels and sealed those with aluminum tape.

put the walls back up.

put most of the insulation up on the ceiling curves (still have some plus ceiling to insulate)

partially laid down plank flooring.  ripped it up because my arthritis didn't like cutting the thick planks

laid down vinyl squares (mistake I'll live with for awhile)

painted IKEA modular counter/sink frame copper and painted aluminum front pieces copper (spray paint)

Trudged through dirt to find 4 windows at salvage yard.  Have been painting the frames black but not yet done.

Ordered and received a Lippert bathtub and a Dometic 3-way fridge.  Wayne made enclosures for each and we are painting these and working on the finishing touches

Put everything in we think we want to take before making any vent or window cuts.

painted the fantastic fan we already had and some other "furniture" pieces made of plastic into a metal-type finish due to our steampunk theme

had the propane installed professionally with 2 20-lb tanks, cover, gages and auto flow regulate and added 2 quick release valves for stove and bbq use

....... I probably forgot some things but that's where we are at.  I've lost almost 10 pounds LOL.

I wish you all lived next door and would drop over and finish it for me.


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HMMM, Maybe I've made a few this summer...

 Progressive industries Surge protection (permanent under counter, behind cabinet drawer)

Third Brake light mounted on a carry rack on hitch mount.

3" wide Copper Tape used to cover every inch of the vent cover over the main bed to make it darker.

Slim Shade for RV doors (both doors) mounted upside down so I can have a little privacy by peeking out the top of the shade.

Turn Signal indicators 1/2 way down the side of the rig

Bright LED back up light.

pressure tank added by water pump to stop the on-off cycling

Blue Ray DVD player under cabinet near entertainment center.

Reclaimed space under the cafe bench seats (both) and above the drawers. There's about 3 1/2 inches of space to store documents.

motion sensing LEDs under sink cabinet, side slide out compartment and directly over the main entry door.

HUGE Camco level to front of trailer, so I don't need to get out and check 4 or 5 times...

TST 507 TPMS Installed on truck and trailer



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added TPMS install

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Installed a DTV Travler .. Found a used like new one for $600 and it  works great..Love to watch the ball games

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I just sold my cl c RV and bought an R-Vision Trail-Lite Sport 25'.

  • Reconfigured A frame by moving propane tanks forward and adding a second battery where the tanks were.
  • Replaced the Husky WDH with a Hensley Cub Hitch. Will tow with it tomorrow for the first time.
  • Reinforced the rear square tube bumper by welding 1/4" thick steel plate from the frame and under tube.
  • Fabricated cargo carrier then attached it to the square tube bumper.
  • Mounted aluminum diamond plate cargo box on the carrier.
  • Removed spare tire bracket that was attached on the square tube bumper then mounted tire between the cargo box and trailer. Note: Strap will be replaced with tow dolly wheel strap.




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I'm going to do this today. bought a new shower head the original cheep little plastic pos that came with the rig was never much good. I got one yesterday with three settings  and a shut off.

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