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#271 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 12:24 AM

Nicely done Andy!
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#272 Shadyapex

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 01:06 AM

Use the bungee cords that pull the fabric together when you lower the pop up to hang dish towels from. Just clip them to the scissor panels at the rear of the camper. We don't use paper towels or other single use conveniences. Yeah, I know, the high moral ground is so annoying. We even use cloth shopping bags! Freakin' liberals,,,,


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#273 Lighthawk

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 04:36 AM

We do same thing with the bungee cord with the top up.  I clove hitch the bungie to the push knob on the rear panel and stretch the bungie over the barrel bolt.  Great spot to dry hats and gloves, as well as dish towels.


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#274 Wandering Sagebrush

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 05:06 AM

We do something similar. Stretch the bungee across the lift panels and over the knob. The hooks are just right for grabbing the panels.
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#275 ski3pin

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 05:12 AM

Nicely done Andy!


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#276 ckent323

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 01:12 AM

Nice table idea if you already have folding camp chairs with no side table.

 

We have two older folding Director chair style camp chairs (Coleman) with attached folding side tables bought for about $20 each years ago.  We love them and use them for picnic outings with the car as well as for camping.  Ours have round tubing.  The newer chairs seem to have a rectangular flat tube.

 

Newer models have cup holders built in too.  

 

They can be had at Walmart, Target, Sears, Camping World and Amazon for as little as $35 - $40 each  (brands are Coleman, GCI, KampRite, etc).


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#277 ski3pin

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 12:33 AM

I good rainy day project was installing Love Lights in the camper. Someone other than me on Wander the West came up with the name. We have been lacking an interior light that had an easy on/off switch directly inside the door so might as well add a little romantic ambiance.

 

I used a strip of self adhesive led lights I bought from Amazon along with a 12V rocker switch -

 

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switch

 

Since I built the interior of the camper and ran all the wiring and remember where everything is tucked away at, this was a straight forward install and easy to add to my blue seas fuse block.

 

We are happy with the results.

 

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 03:33 AM

What is in the hole to the left of the switch?  An awesome idea on the love lights. I too wish I had something that operated from the doorway, but don't have the skills to do this. Very nice!


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#279 ski3pin

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 04:37 AM

That is the hole through which to run the rubber propane line to the wave 3 catalytic heater.
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#280 craig333

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 06:11 AM

I ran led strip lights in my bedroom, have a roll leftover. Hadn't thought of the camper. Not a bad idea.


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