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Old 07-09-2017, 02:23 AM   #1
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My Mods so far

Bought my fe29 in dec 2016.

Here are my mods so far.
1. 4" gap between sofa back and wall, cat kept falling in.
moved sofa back 4".
2. Added outlet strip to wall between window and backsplash.
3. Added lockout pin to use/store switch, people would turn it to store when trying to turn off outside lights.
4. Added locking lid supports to sewer and power compartments.
5. Added eggcrate to bath cabinets.
6. Added door stop to bath door,can now be used as room divider.
7. Added 12vdc recepticle to forward end of sofa,can now run electric cooler while moving.

Todo.
Add usb charging port to left side of bed,to use phone as bedroom clock.
Add grab bar to screen door.
Dim bedroom reading lights.

Happy Camping!
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:13 AM   #2
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The first one is hilarious! Cat kept falling in! LOL Dimming bed reading lights is top of my too do list! Dang! I just want to sleep when I go to bed! Wife... a different story (book).
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:33 AM   #3
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Bought my fe29 in dec 2016.

Here are my mods so far.
1. 4" gap between sofa back and wall, cat kept falling in.
moved sofa back 4".
2. Added outlet strip to wall between window and backsplash.
3. Added lockout pin to use/store switch, people would turn it to store when trying to turn off outside lights.
4. Added locking lid supports to sewer and power compartments.
5. Added eggcrate to bath cabinets.
6. Added door stop to bath door,can now be used as room divider.
7. Added 12vdc recepticle to forward end of sofa,can now run electric cooler while moving.

Todo.
Add usb charging port to left side of bed,to use phone as bedroom clock.
Add grab bar to screen door.
Dim bedroom reading lights.

Happy Camping!


How did you add a lockout pin to use/store switch?
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:42 AM   #4
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I used a stiff wire, made sure use was active heated wire and pushed thru store end of switch. If I want to store remove wire hit store and reinsert wire
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I used a stiff wire, made sure use was active heated wire and pushed thru store end of switch. If I want to store remove wire hit store and reinsert wire


Could you send a pic?
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:47 AM   #6
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Yes tommorow bedtime now
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:39 AM   #7
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Nice, would like to see as well.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:22 PM   #8
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Here's the pick.
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:29 PM   #9
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The first one is hilarious! Cat kept falling in! LOL ).
I agree!
Do you think that velcroing the cat in place might have been cheaper?
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Old 11-16-2017, 04:50 PM   #10
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I think that pin idea is brilliant!
I haven't had a problem at all with my switch getting pushed. Mine is off to the side enough.....but that is a great solution!
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:04 PM   #11
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Here's the pick.
I like it! Found my switch in the store position last campout because the DW was turning off the porch light.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:56 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=edr;76265]Bought my fe29 in dec 2016.

Todo.
Add usb charging port to left side of bed,to use phone as bedroom clock.
Add grab bar to screen door.
Dim bedroom reading lights.

Happy Camping![/QUOTE

On your to do list...regarding the reading lights...we grappled with same problem in the bedroom and above the couch...we found a 4 pack of led , battery operated sticky lights at Home Depot for about $12 .. they turned out be a good solution for our particular problem.

The grab bar for the screen door...YES...many of us have done this

How about a plug in USB port in your elec. outlet in the bedroom .. in the Axis we are fortunate to have a charge station in the bedroom.

Have FUN ! Those mods are great ! our next mod is adding the extension to our bathroom sink !
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:03 PM   #13
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I just installed a 2 port USB lighted charger on left side of bed,
Drill I hole wired to panel under bed. 8 bucks at Amazon. It does well as a night light too.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:09 PM   #14
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For reading lts I used an old lens from exit sign ,cut out a disk drilled hole in center and installed between lens and led assembly, nice dim red Glow you can use any color you like just make sure it won't melt or burn.
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:24 PM   #15
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Thanks for the idea I'll do that to several of mine. The light switch in the bed room has the slide switch right below it and reaching in in the dark I hit the retract switch
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:10 PM   #16
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Best mod I made to our 29FE was to install the rotating ceiling vent in the air conditioner shield. What a difference that made
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Old 04-25-2018, 02:18 PM   #17
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My Mods so far

Just replaced the manual slide thermostat on my 29 FE with the LED digital readout thermostat that I purchased from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Works great,more precise, took me about 15 minutes.

Also switched out the plastics large/small double sink with a stainless steel double bowl (equal size) sink, that I purchased from Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). Took about 2hrs hardest part was removing the mounting screws holding down the back of the sink. That was tough on my arms and shoulders.
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