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Old 04-23-2016, 09:53 AM   #1
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2016 Eagle HT 29.5 Mods - Continue

Another mod checked off the list. After opening the paneling inside the rear storage to install my surge protector, I decided I wanted to insulate it. So I added a 1/2" to the wall behind the panel. Cut the insulation into 2 pieces for easier installation. Plus I wanted the top half to fill in the gaps in between the floor braces. Plus the insulation has an L shaped lip so the 2 pieces fit nice and tight together. I used 1 1/8" square-drive screws. Easy job and only took about 30 minutes.





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Nicely done.


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Old 04-23-2016, 03:41 PM   #3
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Another mod finally done. I knew early on the space above the cabinet to the left of the microwave seem wasted, but useable. But not the way it comes from the factory. Anything you put up there will slide right off. So I had an idea to add some cabinet trim. So with a little measuring, cutting, staining, pre-drilling and installing you're all set. Now the space is useable and things won't slide off.







It may not be a lot of space but it's better than nothing. I will probably add the same trim to the other cabinet to the right just so they look the same, even though you'll never get anything up over it.

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Old 04-24-2016, 07:55 AM   #4
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Added the refrigerator fan mod yesterday as well. The fan comes with an alligator clip to mount it on the cooling fins. I didn't like it so I came up with another way to mount it. It took a couple of paper clips, removed the springs & drilled a hole in them. Then drilled a hole in the fan and used rivots to mount them. Using one on each corner of the fan, is all it needs. I ran the wire down the water drain and connected it using the supplied piggy-back clip. Fits perfect on the 12v positive connection on the back of the fridge. I also cut a slot in the water drain for the tray and cut a small V in the tray so the wife could still remove the tray for cleaning. The fan mounts easy by just pushing the clips on the cooling fins. Another easy mod that only takes about 45 minutes.











The fan is now controlled by the switch on it. I can run anytime I want it to. Even if the fridge is off for air drying it before storing the camper.

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Where did you get that fan?
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Where did you get that fan?
Ebay seller.

Norcold Refrigerator Fan w on Off Switch to Increase Cooling Standard Model | eBay

Added a few clamps for the rear stabilizer crank and front spare tire crank. Again I used rivets to hold them on the thin walls in the storage compartments.




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Yesterday I added the Awning LED Light MOD. Super easy & took about 20 minutes. That included waiting for the Liquid Electricians Tape to dry. Now I can pre-set the light to 100%, 50% or 25% brightness. Use the + & - to get any level of brightness or use the Mode buttons to great different Flashing / Effects. Never thought about any real good use for the flashing, until I read someone post about this could be useful in case you ever called 911 and they needed to come to your campsite. Sure will be easy to find your camper with a Flashing Awning!

BTW just a note for other 29.5 owners. This Mod has Zero affect on the 2 front LED lights. They still are either On or Off. So now I need to look inside the control panel to see if the front LED's are directly wired to the switch. If so, I will buy another switch and wire the front LED's so I can control them separately.

Open Awning, peel back the plastic cover on the right side. Cut the Black & While wires. Splice in the LED controller.





Replace cover & your done!

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Where did you find the LED remote control/dimmer? That's one mod I definitely want to do.
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Yesterday I added the Awning LED Light MOD. Super easy & took about 20 minutes. That included waiting for the Liquid Electricians Tape to dry. Now I can pre-set the light to 100%, 50% or 25% brightness. Use the + & - to get any level of brightness or use the Mode buttons to great different Flashing / Effects. Never thought about any real good use for the flashing, until I read someone post about this could be useful in case you ever called 911 and they needed to come to your campsite. Sure will be easy to find your camper with a Flashing Awning!

BTW just a note for other 29.5 owners. This Mod has Zero affect on the 2 front LED lights. They still are either On or Off. So now I need to look inside the control panel to see if the front LED's are directly wired to the switch. If so, I will buy another switch and wire the front LED's so I can control them separately.

Open Awning, peel back the plastic cover on the right side. Cut the Black & While wires. Splice in the LED controller.


Replace cover & your done!

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wow...that didnt take long for you to get those parts!
Wasn't that the easiest ever!?
Glad it worked it out for you!
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