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Old 03-02-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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2014 264BH mods so far

Hello to all. This is my first post in the mods area. I just got a 264BH 5 weeks ago and have used it over 2 weekends so far and we love it. We bought it because we can tow it with our 2013 V6 Durango and it will sleep 10 people!!!! It pulls it just fine. First trip at a campground and second boondocking in the mountains. This is not our first trailer but is out first Jayco and it's been a few years without one. We are planning trips every 2 weeks and are even going to tailgate at monster trucks this year. We need to get out. Lol. We are in Las Vegas and the weather has been incredible. It's been in the high 70's for a couple weeks now. We will go to Utah as soon as it thaws but for now we stay close where it is warmer.

Many mods so far. I can't seem to leave anything alone. Here is my list.

2-stabilizers on each scissor jack. This eliminates 95% of the rocking. A must have IMO this was the first mod the day it came home!!!!!!!
Tornado black tank jet. This is a must if you want a clean tank.
Wrapped loom around the wires below the trailer- the factory left all the wires exposed
Added a propane line and quick disconnect for the camp chef( don't leave home without it)
Max air vent cover
All LED light bulbs everywhere
2-6 volt batteries - Costco 205 amp hours
Inside fridge fan with switch and wire thru drain
Propane tank gauges
Carpeted step covers
Metal door hold open - plastic always breaks.
Reinforced back of front dinette seat with metal braces and screws - pulled apart on first trip
Countertop extension - always need more counter space
Light in front pass thru - makes setting up in the dark much easier
Built wall separating front pass thru and under bed storage
Rear bumper rack - receiver hitch on bumper and aluminum rack
Rear bumper flag pole holder - custom modified. Always need the American flag flying!!!
Reese dual cam hitch set up with 1,200lb bars and friction sway
Storage spot for hitch bars in front pass thru
Lockable BAL where x chocks
Wheel covers
3" thick mattress pad - soooo much nicer
22" TV and wall mount above dinette and DVD player
Kipor 3500 generator
3M hooks. Many of them
Key hooks by door
Sealed floor around bathroom with clear silicone. Always gets wet with the kids.
New hitch power jack
Clear sewer hose adaptor.
Water filter
New shower head with shut off

Mods still left to do:
2000watt pure sine inverter and rewire batteries with larger wire. Trying to figure out where to put it still - any ideas? Will be here this week.
Propane tank covers
Solar back of fridge fan
Solar panels and controller
Move 12volt outlets on the interior
12 volt TV DVD combo
Water heater electric lightening rod heater
New toilet
Possibly another roof vent in bedroom
LED under awning strip lights
Another pair of batteries
New tank level sensors in percent full
Digital volt meter
New security locks on compartments and entry door that match with same key!
Larger fan in bathroom
Bring hammock to put between trees


Wow writing this all out seems like a lot. I guess I have been busy.

This seems to be a great forum. I have gotten some great ideas. Thank you for all of the ideas.

What have you done?

Thanks to all!!
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:28 PM   #2
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Welcome apscubaman....nice list of mods under your belt. When you get the chance, put up some pics!
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Can you explain you stabilizrer on the scissor jack mod? Sounds like something I may want to try on my 26 bh
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:57 PM   #4
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Can you explain you stabilizrer on the scissor jack mod? Sounds like something I may want to try on my 26 bh
Please see the link
http://www.amazon.com/BAL-23216-Lock.../dp/B001UGNJ60

I added 2 of these on each corner and it makes a huge difference. It is. Rey solid now. Very easy to install. It took me less than 2 hours by myself to install all 8of them. You need to drill and bolt the mount to the frame. Then it replaces the bolt in the jack

Thanks!

I will try to add some pics soon
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:58 PM   #5
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Can you explain you stabilizrer on the scissor jack mod? Sounds like something I may want to try on my 26 bh
x2, we have a deposit down on a 2014 264BHS and are supposed to pick it up within the next 2 weeks...

And I like some of the mods you have done and plan to do. Giving me ideas already.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:17 PM   #6
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Just bought 2014 Jayco White Hawk.....has the Glacier Package underneath.....sounds like I might want to install tornado black tank jet after looking at forums on this topic but underbelly might be a problem.....can't get out there now because of snow...any thoughts on difficulty?
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I'm not exactly sure how that underbelly works but if you can get to the side of the black tank opposite the drain.Mine was the back of the tank it is very easy to install if you can get to the tank fairly easy. Hopefully that helps a little bit. It is a must if you want to keep your tank clean. There is no other easy way to spray the inside of the tank to clean it. A hose In The toilet is a rough way to do it but if there is no other way then it's worth it to keep the tank clean.

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snip...... Wow writing this all out seems like a lot. I guess I have been busy....snip
...... to say the least, and all completed inside of 5 weeks along with a couple camping weekends thrown in !!

My TT is an '05' and my MODS list still falls short of yours

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new inverter install

Just installed my new 1500w inverter and it works!!!! It is not 100 percent complete but I wanted to post a couple of pics.

I will explain also.
I wired it completely with 1/0 stereo power wire. I installed a fuse right after the battery on the 1/0 wire just to be cautious.

I installed a round box on the front of the trailer in the diamond plate. I installed wood backers so the it would be solid.

I wired the positive to a 12v switch mounted in the counter on my side of the bed so I can turn it on and off while in bed.

I got a 12/3 heavy duty extension chord and ran it into the same box and out to below the trailer. This will go back to a weatherproof box with a 30amp RV plug so I can plug in the shore power chord to it.

I ran a 12ga speaker wire with that power chord below the trailer and that will go to a relay that will shut off the converter when the inverter is switched on. This will prevent the converter from trying to charge the batteries from the batteries. This is not completed yet but it will be soon I just need to go get the parts.

And the amount of wire on the positive and negative sides of the inverter are both 7.5' each. I used more wire than I thought I would considering it is so close to the batteries.

I am running this off 2 6v golf cart batteries.

The first pic is of the light inside the front storage compartment and the separation between the storage and under bed storage. I added an area for my weight distribution bars when they are not on the vehicle. There is never a good place to put them so I found made a place and gave me an area to mount hooks to hang items from.

The second pic it the inverter installed. That is 1 1/4" plastic electrical conduit coming through the front wall from the box. The positive go up to the switch and then back to the inverter.

Third and forth pic are the box on the front of the trailer. All the wire in loom.

Thanks!! Let me know what you think.

I will post pics of the other mods soon.
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As Rustic Eagle said you have been busy!
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