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Old 09-23-2016, 10:20 AM   #1
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White Hawk 28DSBH - Past & Future Mods

We really enjoy our 2017 28DSBH, but living with it for a while has made us aware of several shortcomings that we needed/still need to address to improve convenience and enjoyment. If you're considering a 28DSBH, here are some mods you might think about making (of course, everyone's preferences are different). You can see pics and details of most completed mods in our signature block photo album:

-upgrade exhaust fan (we went with a Vortex II)
-upgrade shower head (we went with Oxygenics but then switched back after being unimpressed)
-upgrade towel hooks and rods (your preference, we shopped at Lowes)
-upgrade sink faucet (we used a Glacier Bay gooseneck with integrated LED light from Home Depot)
-add a sink back-splash (we used Smart Tile from Home Depot)

Main cabin and bedroom/bunkhouse:
-add photography gels to all LED lights to convert them to warm white color
-add Bluetooth dimmer switches to master bedroom and bunk reading lights, which are BLINDING without them.
-add a Coleman-Mach digital thermostat
-add a 2" memory foam topper and heavily quilted pillow-top mattress cover to the queen bed
-install child safety-locks on drawers and cabinets (not everyone needs this, obviously)

-add Marinco 701 battery cut-off switch
-add BAL Lock-arm stabilizers
-add a Camco bathroom vent cover
-add an exterior refrigerator in the front storage bay
-add TPMS sensors to the tires (we went with Carchet, inexpensive and works)
-add a Furrion Rear Observation/Backup Camera (best-mod-EVER)
-purchased a Stromberg-Carlson CL36 Extend-a-Line clothes drying rack that mounts on the rear ladder

Here's our list of "future" planned mods:

-install a Shurflo water-pump silencing kit and add some rubber underlayment and pipe insulation (we have the Shurflo 4008, a nice but noisy pump as currently installed). And if that doesn't quiet it down enough we'll add an accumulator tank as well...
-install an articulating TV mount so we can turn the TV toward the sofa for viewing (right now you have to be sitting at the dinette for a comfortable head-on view)
-caulk the edges of the entire bathroom floor w/clear silicone to prevent moisture from getting under the linoleum and creating bubbles or damaging the sub-floor)
-build or modify a custom child safety rail for the lower bunk
-install a Create-a-Breeze/similar fan in the main cabin - even with a 15,000 BTU AC and Glacier package insulation, the ability to move more air on hot days will be welcome
-install screen door locks so we can allow a breeze inside without our toddler tumbling outside
-install a Command Systems LevelMate PRO (as soon as they're available again)
-install an AP Products Bluetooth LP tank check with interior monitor (when we can afford one, gotta pace ourselves)
-upgrade to Maxxis M8008 ST tires when we need a new set

Future boondocking support mods (next year or two):
-Renogy 100w solar starter kit
-Two 6v GC batteries in series - leaning towards Trojan Reliant T105 AGMs
-AquaTank2 60 gallon water storage bladder w/12v pump
-Blue-boy waste tank
-Champion 3,400 inverter generator w/remote start (will run our 15,000 BTU AC and electric hot water heater simultaneously if necessary, plus its nice to have at home during winter storm season)

Anyone out there with other White Hawk mods you think we might want to consider?

2017 White Hawk 28DSBH, Glacier package
2010 F150 XLT SCREW, 4x4, 5.4L Triton, HD Tow
Andersen No-Sway Weight Distribution Hitch
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:48 PM   #2
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Wow, you did a lot. I have a deposit on one of these now and will pick up soon. Was the rear camera easy to do ? From what I understand it is pre-wired for it.

Did you buy a cover for your 28dsbh for when you winterize it


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Old 09-12-2017, 05:25 PM   #3
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Hi Mikey, we're in the process of getting the same trailer in a few weeks, I was wondering where you had gotten the hinge and magnet from, for your tv!
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