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thor293 02-01-2018 07:50 PM

List of modifications on Ace 29.3
 
Added rear AC, Additional 30amp outlet

Satellite dome

Tank flush with momentary button for spray (Help remove the TeePee build up caused by faulty design on toilet placement on tank)

Inverter

Solar Panels

AGM Batteries

Rear Track bar

Sumo Maxim springs

CHF front and rear

Wheel balancers

Grill covers

Shelf unit on end of couch

LED lights in cab

Switches for power

Shelf to front bay under drivers area

Hose storage pipe in wheel wells

LED bar lights in some bays

Added different Horn

Storage boxes in tv bay (Pulled TV out and mounted Parts cabinets)

Updated refrigerator (Amish coils)

Washer/Dryer, make water and drain connections, Removed booths

Shower bypass valve (Great for recycling water from shower head till it gets hot.

EMS protector

Wilson Antenna

Sirrus radio and antenna

Electric water heater mod (Can set temp and never have to add cold water during a shower, just turn on the hot.)

LED lights in bays

Tire minder

Fantastic fan

Vent covers

Kitchen Base Cabinets added to replace table and used the top for a counter

Digital Thermostat

Spare wheel

12v air compressor

Tee for catalytic heater

Catalytic Heater and hose

Made new drawers for bedroom and outside kitchen

Washer/Dryer install

I know this doesnt cover them all but its what I could remember off the top of my head.

Wilsonjones 02-01-2018 09:35 PM

Wow now thats a lot of mods an good ones. Couple questions, what was the cost of 2nd ac and how was the additional 30 amp added? Do you just plug extra at the pedistal or all wired to 50 amp?

thor293 02-01-2018 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonjones (Post 106633)
Wow now thats a lot of mods an good ones. Couple questions, what was the cost of 2nd ac and how was the additional 30 amp added? Do you just plug extra at the pedestal or all wired to 50 amp?

The AC unit was a 15,000 btu, $750 and I had about $30 in a breaker and a box. I had to fish a wire from the vent opening over to the wall and down and then underneath the bed. I wired into the new box I bought and put a 20 amp breaker in it. Then ran a wire out the bottom of the bed area with the other wires into the rear drivers bay and installed an additional 30 amp receptacle. I can use a 30 to 15 amp adapter and plug into the post if need be but I bought a double 30amp dongle to a 50 amp plug. Installing the actual was the easiest part! lol. I also got the ac with heat strip.

This made a world of difference, with just the one air if we were in full sun on a hot day we couldnt get the coach below about 85* now its no problem.

Wilsonjones 02-01-2018 11:06 PM

Thanks for info. Will look into it. Yes our 30.1 doesnt like > 95 degree weather

thor293 02-01-2018 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Wilsonjones (Post 106652)
Thanks for info. Will look into it. Yes our 30.1 doesnt like > 95 degree weather

Downside if it bothers you is the unit runs all the time when you turn it on, you can set a temp but it just shuts the compressor off and the fan keeps running. We only run it during the day, fortunately it hasnt been that hot at night that we needed it :)

Wilsonjones 02-01-2018 11:37 PM

Thanks again

halfprice 02-02-2018 01:21 AM

I want to do the ac also. Would like to talk to you about the wiring run. Ill pm you

Jerry

thor293 02-25-2018 02:20 AM

Additional Bay storage
 
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I added a 5" square storage tube in one of the bays, the second bay back on the drivers side. I removed the board on the top left side and saw a lot of wasted space that could be used. For what?? Heck, I dont know but at least it will be available. :) only took 1/2 hour to do. I bought a 5" square vinyl post 8' cost $25 at Home depot plus 2 endcaps at $3.67 each. I cut the tube 52" long. Glued one end on, traced the tube on the board I pulled out and cut that out to fit over. On the opposite end I used plumbers hanging tape. Sealed the bay side with silicone and done.
PS: I also have an endcap with a knob for the inside.

Bob Denman 02-25-2018 02:12 PM

With all of these modifications: what do you do to relax? :o

:D Congratulations!! :thumb: :bow:

thor293 02-25-2018 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 109642)
With all of these modifications: what do you do to relax? :o

:D Congratulations!! :thumb: :bow:

lol, I suppose this is what I do to relax, soon as it get it all done I will probably have to buy a new rv lol

Bob Denman 02-25-2018 02:18 PM

Don't do that!! Just come on over to my house.. I'd like you to take a look at... :whistling:

JamieGeek 02-25-2018 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by thor293 (Post 109643)
lol, I suppose this is what I do to relax, soon as it get it all done I will probably have to buy a new rv lol

Don't kid yourself: You'll never be all done ;)

Bob Denman 02-25-2018 02:53 PM

Ain't that the truth! :coolsmiley:

JamieGeek 02-25-2018 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 109648)
Ain't that the truth! :coolsmiley:

We're often asked "Hey you're going to the RV show--looking for a new one?" and, lately, my answer has been "Nope, just getting ours to where we love it, just going for ideas" ;)

Bob Denman 02-25-2018 03:54 PM

"Just shopping..." Not for rigs: just new projects! :D

thor293 02-25-2018 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by JamieGeek (Post 109647)
Don't kid yourself: You'll never be all done ;)

LOL, yeah I know. There is always something else.

thor293 06-19-2018 09:14 PM

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Latest add is a water meter so when boondocking I know exactly how much water we are consuming daily. $15, I adapted it with some hose fittings to pex and put inline $15 Plus $6 fittings.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0058EOC5M..._t1_B007NHS9M4

thor293 06-19-2018 09:28 PM

Macerator mod
 
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What I am doing now to make use of both tanks is I put twist on shutoff on outlet, they after a couple days I slightly open the grey valve and then the black tank, that way the two tanks can level and you can get max use out of tanks. Chances are you will get more water into the black tank which never hurts. You could just then use the usual stinky slinky and dump, but I connected my macerator and pump it out. No mess that way.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

jwcorry 06-19-2018 10:32 PM

What did all those mods do to your GVW?

I upgraded front anti-sway bar, added SumoSprings on the front as well as a steering Stabilizer; added a supplemental rear anti-sway bar and added SuperSpring on the rear all for better handling. Also, replaced 12V house batteries with 4 6V Golf Cart AGMS along with a 2KW Inverter; as well as RV Armor Roofing System; in addition to a bunch of other enhancements none of which added appreciable weight. The above enumerated improvements caused us to exceed GVWR by 4% when traveling with full water and fuel. We do not, however, exceed either front or rear GAWR nor are we over the GCVWR.

thor293 06-19-2018 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jwcorry (Post 126873)
What did all those mods do to your GVW?

I upgraded front anti-sway bar, added SumoSprings on the front as well as a steering Stabilizer; added a supplemental rear anti-sway bar and added SuperSpring on the rear all for better handling. Also, replaced 12V house batteries with 4 6V Golf Cart AGMS along with a 2KW Inverter; as well as RV Armor Roofing System; in addition to a bunch of other enhancements none of which added appreciable weight. The above enumerated improvements caused us to exceed GVWR by 4% when traveling with full water and fuel. We do not, however, exceed either front or rear GAWR nor are we over the GCVWR.

I dont honestly know but I cant imagine much since they are mostly small items or replaced them altogether. My shipping weight was 14,760 and gvw is 18k. The AC would be the heaviest thing and it was probably 120# Opps, washer dryer was about #150


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