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Old 10-06-2016, 06:24 AM   #41
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Winegard Mission to Trav'ler Swap

I recently removed the Mission dish that only gets SD DirecTV for the Trav'ler that gets HD. I finished off the job by adding power, coax and HDMI at the outside entertainment center in order to connect the mini DirecTV box that will feed off the main box at the inside entertainment center. I'm still debating adding the Blu-ray player and I could always use the HDMI input for Blu-ray as well. I used textured paint on the outside entertainment center to match the Leviton switch plates.


Next I'd like to swap the outside TV for the 39" Furrion that Jayco is now using. So I need to get busy getting one of those adaptor brackets made (like Robbyr fabricated) so that I can add the articulating arm as well.


If you are thinking about doing this then definitely purchase "loop" stock from Winegard and put your Mission unit on eBay. I was able to sell it for $700 and purchase the Trav'ler from Winegard for $950 plus shipping. I thought this was a great deal.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:24 AM   #42
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Looks great! Nice job.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:33 AM   #43
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Thanks. I think you and I may be related!
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:39 PM   #44
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New cab bunk ladder and central vacuum system

First the bunk ladder:
The original cab bunk ladder Jayco supplied with my Seneca was very uncomfortable to climb in bare feet, even my young grandsons complained. I purchased an aftermarket RV bunk ladder from Amazon, it had wider rubber-covered rungs, but was flimsy and still hard on the feet.

I recently decided I needed to do something better. So I sourced a "shelf ladder" from Amazon which is somewhat like half a stepladder. I then fabricated two adapters out of 1/8' steel stock. I riveted these adapters to the outer beams, and the top of the adapters were heated and bent to form hooks for attaching to the existing bunk. I then painted the whole ladder in black textured finish.

New ladder is very sturdy, no deflection at all. And the rungs don't hurt the feet! I still may cover the rungs in carpet so they are not are not so cold.

Here is the Amazon link for the ladder: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Now the vacuum:
I also finished installing an Intervac central vacuum system today. I located it in the the void space in the sink base on my TS. I had to slightly modify the cabinet below the sink, but that cabinet is relatively useless anyway. We haven't found anything to store there so far, maybe just spare vacuum bags for now! Should make cleaning up easier than messing with the portable vacuum we use now.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:45 PM   #45
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I really like that vacuum! Might be my next upgrade. I don't think my 37FS has a cabinet like yours but I'm thinking I could mount it in a lower storage compartment.
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Old 10-10-2016, 03:18 PM   #46
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I don't think my 37FS has a cabinet like yours but I'm thinking I could mount it in a lower storage compartment.
I was lucky I had a void space to work with, I didn't lose but a fraction of a relatively useless cabinet on the front of the sink base.

InterVac makes a "remote mount" model of the same unit that has a interior hose connection you can place inside the unit and use hose to connect to the power unit itself.

Here is their website if you had not already found it: InterVac Product Lines
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:33 PM   #47
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I didn't like my ladder that came with our Jayco, so I made one for about $5.00. The design is not my idea, but it works so much better than the stock ladder. I visited our local metal scrap yard, found a 6ft. Aluminum ladder. I cut the support legs off the back of the ladder, and left them at the scrap yard. I then measured the ladder, and cut it to the correct length. Next I Reinstalled the rubber feet for the bottom of the ladder. I made the ladder hooks out of strapping, and bolted them to the top of the ladder. I then cleaned it up, and gave it a coat of paint. The last thing I did was cover the steps with carpet, as well as the top of the ladder. It works great is very stable, and easy on the feet! Robby, yours looks great!
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I have just ran into an issue with my shower light, sink light and exterior lights. The fuse keeps blowing. I know there is a short but I was wandering if this may have been something that others have come across and I can get a quick fix before i start ripping things apart to find the short.(Not what i want to do)
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:06 PM   #49
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Wow, I don't know. Try pulling each bulb out one at a time, see if the fuse still blows. If it doesn't that light may be the problem.
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Old 10-20-2016, 03:10 PM   #50
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Added an Atwood range

Since we got our Seneca the DW and I have missed the propane oven our last two motorhomes had. Yes the Seneca has the convection microwave, and it did "okay" baking most items. But the Frigidaire Conv/MW oven has less capacity than the traditional RV ovens. And if you are using the Conv/MW to bake part of your dinner, you can't also microwave something else simultaneously and have a meal all come together when you need it to. We frequently cook for 4 or more and we eat many meals at the RV. After some research I decided on an Atwood RA-2135BGPA part #52782 range. This is a black, 21" oven, sealed burner, black glass door range. It better "matches" the Conv/MW than the original grey Suburban cooktop did.

We knew we would lose one storage drawer, but it is a small price to pay in our opinion. Installation was actually quite straightforward, I am very pleased on how it worked out. I have to find more unglazed tiles for the bottom to help even out the oven's heat, a trick we learned long ago with our first RV.

Next trip Halloween weekend to Gettysburg, can't wait to put it to real use!
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