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Old 10-31-2021, 03:44 AM   #1
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Our 2006 Hurricane 34N Mods

Purchased our MH in June of 2021. Doing a bit of work here and there, starting with some of the easier things.

Shore power protected with a Progressive Industries SSP-50X.

Replaced dual interior light fixtures with LED units
Noted that the original fixtures turned the ceiling liner darker
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Replaced vanity light bulbs with LED bulbs
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Replaced reading/spot lights above the bed and bar cabinet
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Next up when able to get under the MH is the CHF and check the underside. Also needing to replace the oil lines and check the carburetor on the Guardian generator.

On the top, going to redo a cracked skylight above the shower and put on a new top coating.

The nice thing about where we park is at our lake lot on Lake Livingston, the bad part is it takes about 1.5 hours to get there from SW Houston.
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Old 10-31-2021, 04:02 AM   #2
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Completed a bit of A/V upgrades:

Installed a Wifi Extender and a small wireless router, AmplifiHD. Have a Synology DS220+ where music, movies, and a Plex server extension is installed. Added a Roku stick+ to the two TVs and can stream content. Currently it all sits above the passenger in the A/V cabinet, though checking to see if that will be a long term home.

The Wifi Extender is configured to connect to a hotspot that I can turn off and on when internet access is needed.

Not sure if the Wineguard retractable TV will be replaced. The cable for it on the roof definitely needs to be replaced.

Have a couple of Sonos products, a Amp and speakers for outdoor music. A Roam to use as needed.
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Old 10-31-2021, 05:08 AM   #3
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Took me a bit to figure out the CHF, found a good article online and wanted to share
F53 - CHF (Cheap Handling Fix) - Fix for sway and handling - 1999 Southwind 35S
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Old 11-12-2021, 03:26 PM   #4
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Currently thinking about upgrading the Voyager VOM-78 B&W system. It may be a while, though did ask ASA/Voyager about using the in place wiring, here's what they said. Be interesting to hear if anyone converted to a color system using the existing wiring.

The extension cables that run through the coach for the rear and side cameras can be used still - no need to run new wire. The monitor can be replaced but if you use the existing cameras and they are black and white, the image will be in black and white. There are adapters needed when replacing - that part is OCA85E.
Our friends at RV Cams, https://www.rvcams.com/ specialize in retrofitting older systems with new. Please reach out to them at 877-378-2267 and they will be able to help with the new install of either the monitor, cameras or both.
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Old 11-25-2021, 01:37 AM   #5
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Upgrading the door lock

Upgraded to the RVLock Class C/A right handed door lock. Quite easy to do and took about 20 minutes. Only drawback is a bit of graphics where the original door lock was when the graphics were installed.
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Old 11-25-2021, 01:46 AM   #6
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Replacing the toilet flush valve

Recently noticed that the toilet would leak at random times. After looking at the installation and reading up on the Thetford valve. You can find replacement valves here https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002UC1AYQ

The installation was fairly easy and had enough room where the toilet didn't need to be removed. In the process, replaced the supply feed with a Shark Bite connector that has a shut off valve. A bit of thought in case needed to quickly turn off the water for maintenance or installation of a spray unit.

Decided to keep the old valve. After looking at it, the black portion of the valve is very soft plastic, so this is the cause of most leaks. If you don't connect the supply line correctly, the threads can easily strip. Will see if there can be a fitting that is a bit more sturdy so it can be a spare part.
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