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Old 07-21-2014, 11:10 PM   #11
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wow looks cool....im gonna steal the support idea for the bed! anymore pics of that?
Just this one really-
Basically I cut stiles to fit between the floor and the underside of the rail that the table rests on (in the bed position.) I stained them with whatever dark that I had kicking around. Then on the backside, cut a stile to fit inside the rails of the seat. Secure them together by using Chicago bolts. I did three on each side. The ones in front of the water tank are a little tricky, but do-able. I also threw in some extra screws to supplement the factory ones. These ones go into the bed rail from the inside of the storage compartments. I was amazed how few they put in.

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Old 07-21-2014, 11:30 PM   #12
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Perfect thanks!
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:39 AM   #13
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Have to went after the 2nd battery yet?
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Old 07-22-2014, 09:24 AM   #14
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Have to went after the 2nd battery yet?
Not yet. I did find Trojan T-105s at a local battery store for $160 ea. That was a way better price than I had expected. Unfortunately, we just bought a mattress topper, step rugs and stabilizers, a new shower head, water filter, propane campfire and an LED strip light...So my better half has requested that I stop spending money! At least for now.
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Old 07-23-2014, 12:00 AM   #15
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what mattress topper did you get? is the led strip for the canopy? what did you get?
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Old 03-12-2015, 07:15 PM   #16
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Sorry for the delay Socalken:
I can't remember what brand the topper was. It came from the local Costco and was damn near a perfect fit.

Yes, the LED strip did get put on the canopy. This is the one I used:

Amazon.com: Abco Tech 16.4Ft Smd 5050 Waterproof Rgb Flexible Led Strip Light Lamp Kit + 44Key Ir Remote Controller: Home Improvement

Sorry, more pics and updates to follow... Wife says its time for dinner
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Old 03-12-2015, 08:30 PM   #17
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Nice work on the mods. Keep em coming
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Old 03-17-2015, 09:36 PM   #18
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So in preparation for this years camping trips, I tackled two more items on my wish list. The first was correcting the woefully inadequate means that Jayco used to secure the propane tank to the A-frame. You know, the two bolts through the foot ring?? How absurd. I ordered a proper tank support bracket from a local Forklift repair shop. It fit nicely within the frame rails. To mount it, I just bolted the plate to the existing rails which the tank sat in. I cut four 1" long spacers out of square tube to keep the rails from twisting.


No more monkeying around with the nuts and bolts when I need to remove the tank. Just release the latch and your done.


Next item is the standard upgrade to Dual 6V batteries. I had been putting off this expense, but we're planning on a week long stay at a site without power. I settled on a pair of Trojan T-105 Plus from my local battery store. He also supplied the end-to-end tub and the 1' long cable to connect the batteries. I was happy to have found everything just a mile from home and support a local store. The tub just fit within the existing frame rails for the battery. I did have to relocate the propane regulator to the side as the hose which goes to the TT interfered with the lid. The only laborious part of this job was replacing one of the battery rails which was barely welded to the frame. It would have been good enough for one light Group 24, but those T-105s are 62 Lbs each. I couldn't see it lasting long down a bumpy road.

The problem: Angle iron cut too short, only lightly welded on the bottom.


The solution: Cut new angle iron and welded on both the horizontal and vertical.


The result. Sorry for the bad pics, I took it just as I was dropping the TT at the storage lot.

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I love the supports you added and the detailed pics! That was our biggest complaint on our first trip out with the 184BH! Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:33 PM   #20
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Another little upgrade... Cut holes under the lower bunk and the bench seat nearest the door Fab'd up some doors to cover them and added some support around the holes. Now I don't have to lift everything off the top reach the storage space beneath. Its great for the frequently used stuff. The doors are 12" x 20" IIRC.
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