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Old 02-13-2017, 04:02 PM   #941
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Thank you ,the garage keeps the rv young.
When we moved to North Carolina from Connecticut 4 years ago one of the differences I noticed was how strong the sun is here.
With that in mind we budgeted enough money to house our rv when we bought it.
My neighbor is a builder and he was able to sneak the structure in next to my shop at a very reasonable price.
As he says you pay for a garage down here one way or another.
Hey Pete where in Ct. are you from ?

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Old 02-13-2017, 05:48 PM   #942
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Grew up in Greenwich , lived the last 20 years there in Redding and worked in Stamford.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:32 PM   #943
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Grew up in Greenwich , lived the last 20 years there in Redding and worked in Stamford.
Ok I lived and worked in Redding for 6 yrs. and grew up in West Haven.

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Old 02-13-2017, 08:44 PM   #944
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[QUOTE=shawnpst1;57947]I like the idea of storing the sewer line outside. Has anyone tried mounting a sewer line carrier, like Valterra's product, on the bumper?[/QUOTE

Most of us have mounted our sewer line either under the rear carriage of the motorhome or bumper mounts...it all depends on preference.
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This is how we store our sewer hose ... some use square fence post ...
and there are the commercial applications available.
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:56 PM   #945
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Okay...now I'm getting depressed

That is some sweet RV garage!

I have a Rhino Shelter to store my Axis. I have lights and a 30 amp line. However, if I had to do it over again I would definitely choose stick shed.
AGREE !! we are storing our Axis for 6 months of winter ... and, in addition to that...we have a 4 vehicle wide double length driveway...and the city has advised us that we cannot park our motorhome in our driveway for more than 72 consecutive hours a month !!
We are working on either building a pole barn on our property...wherever they will allow it !!
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:18 PM   #946
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I like the idea of storing the sewer line outside. Has anyone tried mounting a sewer line carrier, like Valterra's product, on the bumper?
That's how I did mine . Works great , very convenient to get to and when I wash the rig I generally pull the hose out and wash out the tube.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:20 PM   #947
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:21 PM   #948
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:41 PM   #949
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Inside storage measurements Axis 24.1

As a family of 4, my main goal is how to best utilize the storage spaces. There are a lot especially for the size of this rv which is helpful for accessing things easily. To help with shopping for solutions, the first thing I did was make a list of all cabinets, and drawers With the measurements for each.

Above cabinets in kitchen: D-13.5 W-17.5 H-12.4 (1) Upper 5.5H (1) [7wx4.5+h] next to DVD player
Above couch: 16H 19.5W (3)

Under kitchen- 8.75wx 28h under sink
(3) drawers- 15.25L x8.75w x 3.5d (1) 11.25L
(2) drawers- 15.25L x 18.5W x 7D

Middle console- 16w 9d 5.5h
Table closet- 42.5h 14.5w 24d
Drawers- 15.25L 14.75w 3.5d (2)

Back cabinets- (6) 23w 16.5L 11H

Mirror cabinet- 42.5 x 16 w

Mirror- 28x30 38w X 40L free area
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:54 PM   #950
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As a family of 4, my main goal is how to best utilize the storage spaces. There are a lot especially for the size of this rv which is helpful for accessing things easily. To help with shopping for solutions, the first thing I did was make a list of all cabinets, and drawers With the measurements for each.

Above cabinets in kitchen: D-13.5 W-17.5 H-12.4 (1) Upper 5.5H (1) [7wx4.5+h] next to DVD player
Above couch: 16H 19.5W (3)

Under kitchen- 8.75wx 28h under sink
(3) drawers- 15.25L x8.75w x 3.5d (1) 11.25L
(2) drawers- 15.25L x 18.5W x 7D

Middle console- 16w 9d 5.5h
Table closet- 42.5h 14.5w 24d
Drawers- 15.25L 14.75w 3.5d (2)

Back cabinets- (6) 23w 16.5L 11H

Mirror cabinet- 42.5 x 16 w

Mirror- 28x30 38w X 40L free area
Hanging Cabinet Modification

For us, we needed lots of room for a pantry. Inside the hanging closet I added an awesome metal drawer unit from The Container Store. Elfa - secured to the hanging bar with a bungee cord. Attach a bungee cord strung down front during travel. You can't believe how everything fits in there. Baking sheets, cutting board, frying pan, grilling tools, placemats and trays are in the open space inside on the left.
I'll include a pic if someone tells me how to post? I have a rubber carpet pad under everything to prevent rattles. Dry erase board double stuck on inside of door.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:11 PM   #951
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Hanging closet to pantry-Axis 24.1

For us, we needed lots of space for a pantry. Inside the hanging closet I added an awesome metal drawer unit from The Container Store. Elfa - secured to the hanging bar with a bungee cord. Attach a bungee cord strung down front during travel. You can't believe how everything fits in there. Lots of unrefrigerated food, storage containers, asstd. ziplocks, paper plates, napkins, bowls, pans, strainer, foil, aluminum pans, wash bin. I put baking sheets, cutting boards, frying pan, grilling tools, placemats and trays are in the open space inside on the left.
I'll include a pic if someone tells me how to post? I have a rubber carpet pad under everything to prevent rattles. Dry erase board double stuck on inside of door.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:20 PM   #952
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:35 PM   #953
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Mirror Redo

Does anyone like or find purpose in having the mirror by the couch since there's already one in the bathroom and on the hall closet?
I went to a metal supply place with my measurements and got a piece of galvanized sheet metal. Not only does it compliment the decor but it's a dry erase board and magnets stick to it. We use a few photo maganet sleeves to hold photos. My boys like to post the artwork they've done on the trip, you can post campground brochure, wifi info, phone #s, etc. You could post a map marked with places you've visited too.
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As a family of 4, my main goal is how to best utilize the storage spaces. There are a lot especially for the size of this rv which is helpful for accessing things easily. To help with shopping for solutions, the first thing I did was make a list of all cabinets, and drawers With the measurements for each.

Above cabinets in kitchen: D-13.5 W-17.5 H-12.4 (1) Upper 5.5H (1) [7wx4.5+h] next to DVD player
Above couch: 16H 19.5W (3)

Under kitchen- 8.75wx 28h under sink
(3) drawers- 15.25L x8.75w x 3.5d (1) 11.25L
(2) drawers- 15.25L x 18.5W x 7D

Middle console- 16w 9d 5.5h
Table closet- 42.5h 14.5w 24d
Drawers- 15.25L 14.75w 3.5d (2)

Back cabinets- (6) 23w 16.5L 11H

Mirror cabinet- 42.5 x 16 w

Mirror- 28x30 38w X 40L free area
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:50 PM   #954
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Installed MORryde TV56-129H Drop Down TV Wall Mount

Only had the Axis 1 day and managed to complete the first mod (started with this because it was the first of many parts to arrive).
I wanted to be able to lower and turn the living area TV in order to make viewing a little more comfortable so I purchased a MORryde TV56-129H Drop Down TV Wall Mount
Installation took about 1 hour after I figured out how I wanted to mount it (took me longer than that just to figure out how to post this stuff).
This mount blocks a considerable portion of the doorway when the TV is lowered so exercise caution if you have people running in and out of the RV

1st I removed the TV, there a 2 release levers behind the TV that separate it from the wall bracket. Then I removed the existing bracket from the wall, and the plate attached to the back of the TV.
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The wood backboard that the wall bracket was attached to was actually 2 pieces of 1/2 inch plywood stacked on top of one another, so I removed one and left one in place.
I then cut a window into the existing wood trim and trimmed around it with some mahogany trim I had, this would allow the new TV bracket to mount flush to the 1/2 inch backboard.
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Unfortunately the new mount has a much larger foot print so the bottom extends onto the trim above the door, I didn't screw into the bottom of the mount and through the door trim, so I added extra screws into the upper part of the mount and found it to be more than adequate.

Finished install.
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upnyfolks, your TV modification is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing the link and the pic. I'd like to do this one.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:25 PM   #956
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Cup Holders

I have a Thor Axis 25.2, and although there are 3 seat belts, there are no cup holders by the jackknife sofa. I was wondering if anyone used a door saw blade and cut holes to insert cup holders in the table that goes in front of the sofa.
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Old 03-14-2017, 09:55 PM   #957
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We have been thinking about the cup holder situation as well and have been looking at some clip on cup holders from Amazon.
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Old 03-15-2017, 02:34 AM   #958
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I have a Thor Axis 25.2, and although there are 3 seat belts, there are no cup holders by the jackknife sofa. I was wondering if anyone used a door saw blade and cut holes to insert cup holders in the table that goes in front of the sofa.
Don't know what a door saw blade is but get some cup holders on Amazon and use a hole saw to drill holes and bingo. Instant cup holder
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:17 AM   #959
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Sewer valves mod

Had a macerator system put in. Two trips and the pump jammed and died. Put in a new pump myself and first trip it died.

Currently going back to original 3 inch system. I have all the parts now and will take pictures.

First step was draining the tanks. I had just flushed out the black tank so not too bad. And the water looked fine nothing to clog the mascerator pump and looked at it when I took it out. Got the bleach cleaner out and the compartment is looking good. I got a small sheet of ABS from Amazon to patch all the holes in the compartment. Hated the original bayonet mount in the back of the compartment. My back hated it especially. So plan to have it angled down and towards the door but still out of site. Best layed plans....
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:18 AM   #960
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Had a macerator system put in. Two trips and the pump jammed and died. Put in a new pump myself and first trip it died... Currently going back to original 3 inch system. I have all the parts now and will take pictures...Best layed plans....
I tried the 12V macerator pump years ago and found it to be more of a PITA than the 3" stinky slinky hoses. The macerator and 50 feet of hose have been since sitting in my crawl space. I then switched over to the Valterra Sewer Solution, which uses pressurized water (rather than a motor) to force solid waste through a 3/4" hose. The system also works to back flush the tank. When not emptying the black tank, the grey tank valve can be left open to continually drain it while hooked up to a campground sewer. I've got to tell you - after 8 years of using it, it does a very job. I still carry a 3" hose for when I have to use the dump station at a state park that doesn't have sewers, but that doesn't happen too often with me. Here is a link to a Youtube video on the Sewer Solution:

My new Hurricane has 2 sets of black and grey tanks, and I did not want to go back and have to buy a lot more 3" hoses, sewer line supports, and a wye adapter. So, I bought a second Sewer Solution and bought some PVC pipe, valves, and adapters and devised my own setup. I've used the system twice now, and it works exactly as intended. The whole system takes up much less space than 2 sets of 3" hose and accessories. I realize that some may think that it's overkill, but what what's the fun of having a motorhome if you're not constantly doing mods on it? Here's a picture of my new sewer setup (I did put 25' hoses on each system, and you don't need sewer supports like you do with 3" hoses).
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