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Old 03-04-2015, 06:08 PM   #1
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Our 31FS

I just wanted to share my diy upgrades to my new motorhome. I've learned a lot in the few weeks I've been cruising these boards and would like to give back. This Friday will be our maiden voyage and I have been trying to foresee any issues I might have. I like pics so there will be a lot.

I don't really see myself using an outside tv often but thought it would be convenient anyway. I had an old lcd flat screen I wasn't using so I got tinkering.









The tv just slides out and tilts up and swivels to any viewing angle. I do see myself relaxing in my hammock with a beer watching it while I baby sit the smoker .
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:17 PM   #2
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Next is my outside lighting. I wanted something to light up the camping side without bothering anyone else around us. I actually have these all over my house as well!



They are rgb, I can change them to any color I want. I know, I'm such a child.



The biggest problem with the 31FS is the lack of outside storage for bigger items. I bought a cargo carrier that I'm going to build a chuck box to go in as well as my grill, smoker and lawn chairs. I screwed some d rings to the top bunk so I can run bungy cords around things like my sons stroller.



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Old 03-04-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Just a silverware divider I put together with some scrap maple.



I took the bottom of the couch off and put hinges on it. Now I can just lift it up and use all that space under the couch. You can pull the couch halfway up to access it as well. Its just easier with the hinges.



Xbox . I put a surge protector on the inverter powered outlet. There's a blu ray player there as well.

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Old 03-04-2015, 06:29 PM   #4
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Very Nice.
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Old 03-05-2015, 12:20 AM   #5
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Love the idea of hinges on the kick panel on the front of the couch. Will steal that one for sure.
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Love the idea of hinges on the kick panel on the front of the couch. Will steal that one for sure.
I found that hanging it a little bit lower than its original position kept it from binding against the seat cushion. Just get wider hinges to allow for the adjustment.
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These mods are great. Thanks for sharing. How did you do the lights? Are they hard wired in? Are they just "plugged" in? Do you have a link on where to get them? Thx
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Old 03-05-2015, 09:52 AM   #8
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I get the lights from amazon.
Amazon.com: TaoTronics® RGB SMD Led Strip Light Kit(TT-SL001, 16.4ft, 150 LEDS, 24K remote & 60w Power Supply, Waterproof): Home Improvement

The power supply runs 12v on the controller side. All you do is separate the ac adapter and use the positive and neg wires. I believe I took a reference pic, I'll look. From there you have many options for hook up. You can pull power from the exterior lights so they come on with that switch. I chose to wire them to a constant power source so I can use the outside lights and led's independently.

I found a constant power under the steps. It was an orange wire not hooked up to anything. It wasn't even capped. Just hanging out there with constant 12v going to it. Big fail for whoever installed those steps.

I mounted the lights themselves to a piece of 3/4 aluminum L. That is screwed to the inner wall just in front of the edge so the lights shine downward. I put big gobs of silicone over them because I don't trust the adhesive back to last in the elements. You can't see the actual lights unless you crawled under the rv.
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Found the pic of the power supply. The blue wire is neg and the reddish one is pos.

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Great looking mods
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