Great thread . its along the lines of what i want to do to my 87 Dolphin 3100. im slowly doing the interior . remaking the cabinet doors in light Oak right now , next is the carpet to laminate exchange , while at it im also gonna switch out the old house batteries. so i can run my fridge on propane out boondocking. I like my old RV got it for a steal gonna maintain the net worth and sellit to a friend whos always wanting to purchaseit when i decide to upgrade.I know what you mean by somebody 1/2 @ssing a job. i've been finding all sorts of irregularities along the way . Im in the navy as a SHIPWRIGHT = jack of all trades and was formerly a HD diesel mech. so when i see stuff like wire nuts under the frame i shudder. My DW gets upset when i pull out a screw gun near the RV but in the end i get compliments as to the state of it . while shes not looking i plan on redoing the dash , at work i've found a 1/8th inch alum sheet that ill fit hole saw then expoxy coat black .while doing the remake ill also be saving weight by getting rid of the old T.V.s and going flatscreen . dumping old cabinets and making them fit our needs. so that means i will be able to loose some. While doing that i will aslo make it a little more space by moving some stuff around.
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This is a great thread! Even though our coach is a little newer, there always be a chance of upgrading pieces.
Right now I'm trying to figure out how to get rid of the old tube TV in the dash and install an HDTV. So far I've installed a converter that works OK. I ended up installing/re-installing converters for several people.
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Yes, LEDs are the way to go. Either get the ones made for 12v systems, or add the right size resisters. I have cut access holes on a trailer we had. I used a craft knife to cut the paneling for a close fit to the wall. I actually ended up framing the back side of the cut-out and making the cut-out panels into doors for extra storage under the wardrobe. If you get a good cut out, there is a vinyl welting the is usually stapled around the hole, and the access panel is screwed inside the welting and looks pretty good. Another fix could be a mirror or picture over the access panel. Something that I want to do with our MH, is to install shut-off valves on the sinks, tub/shower, and toilet. This is because we had a leak one time, and if were not near a hardware store, we would have been dead for water use because of one leak.
Lots of luck, and keep up the good work. Its always satisfying to do thing yourself.
Just a thought, but have you tried to access that leak area from the bottom through the storage compartment under it? There's got to be a better way then cutting into that shower area. Oh, BTW, I did a google search for shark fittings and found them. Wow, if they work and hold it will put a bind on the plumbers. I'm finishing my basement and the only area that was going to be a $$ killer was the mini kitchen and bathroom plumbing. Really gotta love this Forum.
Can you remove the vanity? Most of the time, that stuff is just screwed down. It may be a ton of things to unbolt to get it out, but it can probably be removed without actually cutting or breaking anything. What is on the other side? I assume part of the kitchen? Can you gain access by removing drawers, or is that cabinet easier to disassemble than the vanity? Make sure you have help - someone to drag you out by your feet once you get stuck crawling into a cabinet. Isn't working in close quarters fun?
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