Monday, September 5, 2011

RV Mods...

When you buy a new RV there are things you want to add.  Those are "mods".  Short for Moderation's.   Here are the ones that we have done so for.  This is my DH's favorite.   This is a sliding drawer that the slides are made to hold 160 lbs fully extended.  He did loose a little space under it by installing the drawer. 

This is what he build the drawer for, his grill!  It fits perfect!   Yes, it takes up one whole side of the nose space, but oh the cooking on it is worth it.  

There is space to put fold up chairs on each side of the drawer in the nose.  He seems to have found a home for everything else. 

Next mod...
 This is the pantry.  The shelves were 14 inches wide or so and 27 inches deep.  There was no easy way to see or even reach what was in the back of any shelve, much less the top ones that were over my head.  He took the shelves out and installed drawers.  Yes, he was in a drawer making frame of mind.   I love this mod most!  
 All the drawers will extend as far as the bottom one.   I still can't  "see" in the top one, but I saved it for extras and things like Ziploc which I can see when they are stood on end.   I tried to pack heaviest things low to the ground and lighter things high to help with weight in the camper. 

 One thing I do not like about our new RV is the lack of storage in the bathroom.  There just isn't any.  One little med. cabinet.   I decided to use the space behind the toilet to hang the broom and dustpan.   I hadn't found a good home for them yet either as the "hall" closet was shorter than the old one and they wouldn't fit.
 Add one surge bar below the window to plug the coffee pot or fan. There is a plug on the under side of the cabinet, but this is right by the door and I really didn't like the thought of the coffee pot being plugged in upward by the door with our Indians. 
 This is the indoor out door thermometer.   It has a new home right by the door on the side of the cabinet.  
I forgot to take a picture of the relocated plug in by the master bed.  It was against the nose and very hard to reach.  Dh extended the wires in the nose space and brought it to the edge of the storage space.  Making it about 3 ft easier to reach.  

He also added stabilizer bars to the jacks.   Not even sure what they do other than make it more stable when we are camping.  I will let you know how they work out down the road.