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.
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.
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.