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Old 03-17-2021, 06:01 AM   #1
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Inexpensive Upgrades

  • LED Corn Cob Bayonet Bulbs - if you don't already have them, get them to replace your incandescent bulbs. If you boondock, you can have all the light you want without draining the battery.
  • Tabata Mats - Much nicer on the feet and easy enough to hose off or replace
  • Bathroom Fan - Original was obnoxiously loud. Replaced with a Noctua computer fan. Even if it fails, it's 15 USD and moves lots more air.
  • Bathroom Vanity LED Bulbs - definite upgrade over the old, dim incandescent bulbs
  • Reflectix Insulation inside the closets and cupboards - pain the butt but totally worth doing
  • Hard styrofoam insulation under the sofa and kitchen cabinets. Lifting the ducts off the cold metal floor makes a world of difference.
  • Upgrading the cheesy mattress that comes with the RV (ok this one might not count but OMG what a difference) with a bed in a box - better mattress means more between me and the fresh water tank. No one who's ever slept on an unheated water bed would put that tank under the bed without heating it.
  • and the mattress warmer. When we have shore power, its really nice to climb into an already warm bed.

I thought I'd start a thread about inexpensive upgrades that others might have done and share the ones we've done that we especially like.

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Old 03-17-2021, 12:49 PM   #2
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I like the way that you think!
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Old 03-17-2021, 01:35 PM   #3
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Some good ideas to consider.


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Old 03-17-2021, 02:07 PM   #4
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I picked up a 1/2 fips to 3/4 ght pvc coupler for a buck at home depot. I replace my outside shower head hose with this so I can hook a garden hose up to it. This gives me 50ft of hot water to spray off the kids.
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Old 03-17-2021, 02:38 PM   #5
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Here are some that I did:
- Installed a shampoo/soap dispenser in the shower
- Replaced the shower nozzle with an Oxygenics nozzle
- Added a ventilated memory foam mattress topper to the overhead bunk
- Built a cover for the stove to provide more counter space (we rarely use the inside stove)
- Replaced the analog thermostat with a Coleman digital thermostat
- Installed a Scan Gauge II to monitor fuel economy, coolant temp, etc.
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Old 03-17-2021, 03:20 PM   #6
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We bought one of those "grasping arms"; that you can use to pick up jars and cans on a top shelf. The Missus also uses it to help her make the bed..
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Old 04-13-2021, 01:59 AM   #7
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Good ideas. I also added LED tail lights to ours.
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Old 04-13-2021, 05:21 PM   #8
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whats the best mattress for the foldout sofa of a THor vega class A, , and for the drop down overhead bunk ? I dont have any for those two sleep areas.
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