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Old 09-18-2016, 05:51 PM   #11
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We love ours. We've had it almost two years, 6 trips, no issues. I posted pics and info on our TV mount. It's great! I'll try to post it to you. I'm a fan of "stick and tin" model fan myself, so I'm with you on aluminium siding. Part of it is the somewhat retro feeling.

Post your adds and mods as you go along.

Enjoy!
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Old 09-18-2016, 05:58 PM   #12
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Try this link for TV mount...

Ordering info...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00LZ...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The bracket had three holes, so that was extra insurance vs only 2. I used stud finder to make sure where backer board was, and also measured to make sure where bracket needed to be sotv would fit as high as possible. I measured for depth very carefully and took bracket with me to hardware store so I could get biggest lag screws possible that would fit bracket holes and not go through the wall. I used lock washers and drilled small pilot holes too. It works well. We do take tv down and put it on bed during travel. Probably more than you need, but it's my best project on the TT so far.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:07 PM   #13
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Thanks for the link
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:09 PM   #14
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More TV bracket info.

This bracket had three holes, so that was extra insurance vs only 2. I used stud finder to make sure where backer board was, and also measured to make sure where bracket needed to be sotv would fit as high as possible. I measured for depth very carefully and took bracket with me to hardware store so I could get biggest lag screws possible that would fit bracket holes and not go through the wall. I used lock washers and drilled small pilot holes too. It works well. We do take tv down and put it on bed during travel. Probably more than you need, but it's my best project on the TT so far.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:18 PM   #15
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tdk2765 Thanks. I am going to order that bracket now. Let me know what mods you have done. I know I need a ladder for the bunks. What did you do? I welcome any info and suggestions? Anybody repaired wall leaks in metal vs fiberglass? I'm told the metal is easier and doesn't ruin an entire wall. Any input? Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:02 PM   #16
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We got the two foot plastic folding step stool for bunks which sticks away under table, etc when not in use. My wife uses Command Hooks like a boss for most of the adds below.

I'll try to remember the biggest adds, mods:
Gas shocks to raise bed platform
Shelf which raises, lowers on end of cabinet for more counter space
Canvas shoe bag on end of bed
Another hanging shoe bag on bathroom wall behind toilet for toiletries, meds, first aid
All sorts of over door hooks for potholders, hand towels
Large towel rack over bathroom door for bath towels
Collapsible canvas totes for kids clothes to keep in bunk areas
Canvas baskets for overhead storage in bedroom
Small baskets on bunk walls for kids phones, ear buds, etc
A metal shower organizer which we put on wall by vanity for toothbrushes, etc to use as medicine cabinet
We used various wire shelving units inside cabinets to maximize storage of food, plates, etc
All the little stuff underneath the trailer is in plastic totes with lids
(Did I mention my wife has a certificate as a professional organizer? )

We also got a drying mat and small dish drainer, set of runner and rugs for floor, and drying bath mat.

I'm sure I'll think of more later!
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:20 PM   #17
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tdk, Thanks. I need all the organizing tips I can get. I got the TV mount ordered. We have had so many sewer hoses recommended. Which one should we get? We are confused. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:43 PM   #18
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I use only Rhino. I got two 10' so I never worry about being short. Both store in bumper. I also replaced the bumper caps with better ones from Camping World which are less likely to fall out over time. I also recommend a clear sewer elbow in order to truly tell when the tank water runs clean at clean out. I use a flex wand and a 100' coil house to take inside to flush tanks since I don't have the outside flush valve (but yours might).

While we're at it, be sure to have a decent surge protector, and a true RV heavy duty extension cord since not all parks are set up as well as others in terms utilities being located well.
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One more sewer tip, get a folding support for the hose. Some parks even require them.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:51 PM   #20
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