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Old 02-29-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Crabman Mods

I thought I would put all my mods in one thread so they can all be easily accessed instead of being spread across several threads. I can also update the thread as necessary. After all, we`re never done with our mods now are?





Water pump silencing and accumulator tank mod:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...PUMP+SILENCING




Front storage insulation, luan finish, hangars:




Battery disconnect switch:




Vortex Fan upgrade:


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Old 02-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Frig fan, pic borrowed from tafische:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...highlight=frig







Curt Class V Hitch Upgrade:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...t=hitch+update






Reese Spring bar, Hitch Head and Dual Cam upgrade:
https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...ght=reese+dual











Others include:

Barker VIP 3000 Jack
Barker 22 tote with 10" pneumatic wheel mod
Wireless weather station
Articulating TV mount in bedroom, 19" TV
Imitation Chrome plastic Hub covers
LED Puck lights in front and rear storage compartments
Crab signs
Va Campers index flag
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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I really like what you did with the front storage and the accumulator. I have to work on those areas too. Did you block off the storage area to segregate access to the under-the-bed area or did your TT come like that?

My battery box currently looks the same as yours too with the same type of switch. It works well until I change out my single 12V for two 6Vs (coming soon).
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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I really like what you did with the front storage and the accumulator. I have to work on those areas too. Did you block off the storage area to segregate access to the under-the-bed area or did your TT come like that?

My battery box currently looks the same as yours too with the same type of switch. It works well until I change out my single 12V for two 6Vs (coming soon).
My trailer came with the partition in the front pass through under the bed that you see in the pic. But it was unfinished. So I filled it in with 3/4 block insulation and then covered it with luan. There is another under bed storage area behind the partition. I wanted to keep the bed and bedroom a bit warmer for those cold Fall camping trips. But there is still a gap between the mattress and the nightstand where cold air can enter. I can close that off with a small towel or such. You can see I also insulated the bottom of the bed, but still have not finished that off with luan yet.
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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought Nambarc had made some changes to Crabman.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #6
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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought Nambarc had made some changes to Crabman.
nambarC was a big help in compiling this thread. I should have mentioned that in the credits.
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nambarC was a big help in compiling this thread. I should have mentioned that in the credits.
You definitely should have. Otherwise, it might have not been just his finger up his nose.
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Lee, Great job on the mods! I like the way you finished the storage area. At the top of your storage area you have some boards stored. Are these your crab signs? I saw a real neat sliding storage drawer a guy made for the back of his truck using 3" castors. I want to make something similar for my truck and also for the pass thru storage. The guy has a website called "there's a better way".
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Lee, Great job on the mods! I like the way you finished the storage area. At the top of your storage area you have some boards stored. Are these your crab signs? .


That is actually sheets of foam insulation that is attached to the underside of the bed. I used gorilla glue and a strip of luan to hold it in place. My intention is to cover it entirely in luan but I`m concerned the bed may be so heavy it will be difficult to lift, even though luan is fairly light weight.
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My trailer came with the partition in the front pass through under the bed that you see in the pic. But it was unfinished. So I filled it in with 3/4 block insulation and then covered it with luan. There is another under bed storage area behind the partition. I wanted to keep the bed and bedroom a bit warmer for those cold Fall camping trips. But there is still a gap between the mattress and the nightstand where cold air can enter. I can close that off with a small towel or such. You can see I also insulated the bottom of the bed, but still have not finished that off with luan yet.
You're right, of course. Mine is also partitioned off. I must have been sleepy when I typed that. I knew yours looked different so I guess it was the luan that threw me. It's always bothered me (a little) that you can access that area with the common 751 storage key and push up on the bed to gain access to the inside. I may try to devise some sort of locking mechanism for that, along with changing out those common locks for something more secure. In my spare time of course. LOL
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