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jtbeck

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Posted: 07/31/09 03:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mr.Usa wrote:

Was trying to figure out a mod to store some fishing poles but they fit real nice behind the (slideout) couch, No mod needed [emoticon]


I've seen people use the pass through storage and some fishing pole wall hangers. Just mount them horizontally instead of vertically. I'm thinking of doing something like that for our roasting forks.


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ndtiger

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Posted: 07/31/09 08:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Jeremy626

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I don't have a pic of it yet, but I just finished this on my HTT and my in laws HTT. On our trailer we have two cushions up front on the dinette bench that ALWAYS fell over....beyond annoying

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I had in my bin of assorted stuff a snap installer crimp thing. Got the wheels spinning in my head. So I took the "male" portion of the snap and there's three of those screwed into the wood cabinet for each cushion. The "female" piece of the snap is crimped on the back of the cushion. So now the cushions stay up (even when climbing over to mrs to go to the bathroom at night). Kinda funny how something so simple as 6 snaps could bring so much happiness.


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luv2travelnow

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Posted: 07/31/09 10:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

this is the lamanet i put in
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this one also shows the dual batteries on the toung
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BP88

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ndtiger,

Great idea on the DTV stand. I bought a tripod that is supposed to be for a dish, but it falls over. It comes with a screw, similar to those screw in the ground chain things for dogs. It is a hug pain to use.

I really like the shelf mounted on the outside as well.


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drenjoey

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A great idea would be for the folks to mention the brand and model of their HTT when they upload their mod pictures and post them.

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bamaram2002

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Posted: 08/01/09 07:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now that we have a "sticky" I'm reposting this here from an earlier thread...

The following posts chronicle the mods and improvements I've made to our 2003 Coyote 23CT that we brought home back in March.

I still have plenty more to do, such as covering the upper cubby holes with cabinet doors, adding a drawer under one of the dinette seat among others.

The first thing I did was clean it up as it was in pretty sorry shape. As far as exterior goes, the following pics show before and after from replacing some bad and faded decals, replacing the old screw-type bunk door fasteners with the new locking cargo vise fasteners.

I also added a cargo door under the right-side bunk to access a long, unused space similar to the one under the left bunk. This really added some usable space. Finally I repainted the A-Frame, stab jacks and back bumper to clean them up and added an LP Tank cover.

Front before:

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Front after:

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Left Side Before:

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Badly peeling decal:

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Left Bunk Before showing faded decal

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Left Side After:

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Left Bunk After:

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Rear Before:

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Rear After with painted bumper and new decal:

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Right Side Before:

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Right Bunk Before:

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Right Bunk After showing new cargo door:

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bamaram2002

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Posted: 08/01/09 07:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I also replaced the old tired 12V Marine battery with two 6V Interstate U2200s. I bought "blemished" ones for $45 each from the local Interstate distributor. They are perfectly good batteries that just have external blemishes but still carry the same warranty as the ones you buy in any store. As you can see I really had to squeeze to get them in there.

I also added a battery disconnect since I was changing everything out.

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Finally, since everything is so tight and hard to get into, I added this battery charger port - an idea I borrowed from someone in the TT forum. I made a mated cable that I connect one end here and the other to my battery charger

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bamaram2002

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Inside, I added shelves to one closet and a plastic drawer tower in the other for small items. The plastic drawers are fastened by industrial Velcro so that it isn't going anywhere.

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Right Side Closet

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Finally, we added a curtain in the hallway between the main area and the rear bunk area and bathroom. The two closets are on either side with curtain between them.

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bamaram2002

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Posted: 08/01/09 07:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here are the cabinet door mods I recently made.

Upper cabinets - open cubby holes

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Upper cabinets after with nice cabinet doors

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Closed area below front bunk. The only way to access this space was to turn yourself into a contortionist and access it through the outside cargo area.

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After - a cabinet door now provides easy access to this area.

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This dinette seat has the water heater under it, but there is still a lot of useable space under there

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Now a cabinet door allows easy access to that space.


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Finally... Someone wanted to see a pic of the cheap ($9) Wal-mart 12V fans I modified to use as bunk fans. All I did was cut off the cigarette lighter plug and soldered on a 1/4" stereo jack plug so that it could plug unto the bunk power port. These oscillate too. In order to use the bunk fan and light together, I tried using a 1/4" splitter, but its been blowing the fuse if I try and use both at the same time, so I think the splitter may be the problem - but I have an idea on that. I'm going to get some 1/4" receiver jacks and wire them on to this set-up and plug the light into that. That would fix the problem if the splitters I have are the culprits.

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* This post was edited 08/01/09 08:39am by bamaram2002 *

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