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Topic: Some of our mods so far.. with pics.
Posted By: furpod
Subject: Some of our mods so far.. with pics.
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2011 at 12:36pm
So far we have added a mirror to the back of the bath door, magnetic/white board above controls by main door, changed to a much better mattress, and today added a 12v outlet and modified the street side dinette bench to gain some storage space..

I am slowly rebuilding this thread after Photobucket destroyed it..

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Posted By: kymooses
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2011 at 1:17pm
Some very nice additions.  Can never go wrong with more storage space!

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Travis & Carrie
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Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2011 at 6:13pm
So   ...you cut the box lid in half or was it already in 2 pieces?

MJ


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 19 Aug 2011 at 6:15pm
So   ...you cut the street side seat box lid in half or was it already in 2 pieces?

MJ


Posted By: Caverkim
Date Posted: 20 Aug 2011 at 9:21pm
What kind of mattress?  Where did you get it and how much, if I may ask? 

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2011 at 3:07pm
We got the mattress from Camping World, this one:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/eurotop-innerspring-mattresses/2571 - http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/eurotop-innerspring-mattresses/2571

They had $5 shipping, it was $337 to the door when we bought it three weeks ago. It's a little higher now I see. It beats the stock mattress by about 1000%.




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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2011 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by Footslogger03 Footslogger03 wrote:

So   ...you cut the street side seat box lid in half or was it already in 2 pieces?

MJ


Cut it in half, added a cross piece, two cleats to the floor, secured a "wall" to the cross piece and cleats, added hinge and finger hole to the right hand piece of lid.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2011 at 5:22pm
Smart    ...very smart. We all know storage is at a premium in smaller campers. Will probably copy your design.

MJ


Posted By: podsible dream
Date Posted: 22 Aug 2011 at 8:05pm
Here's another space generator. I was under all the cabinets in our 171 looking for a possible water leak source. I pulled out the panels the factory places in front of the utility spaces. When I put them back, I pushed them up against the wires etc, I gained 6 inches under the refrigerator and two or three under/ behind the center cabinet and door. The only thing I could figure out for the leak was high pressure on the input from the camp water system putting to much on a connection.


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2011 at 8:46am
I saw there may be some to be gained under there when I was looking under it to get a general idea about placement of the outside shower box. A 177 already has a storage nook under the fridge, thats where dog bowls and chow go..Smile

But under the sink and stove top, in the slide there are two panels, and a small "box" could possibly be added there..

about your leak.. do you use a water pressure regulator? 'tis a good idea... We got to "dry camp" after some unknown pressure level disintegrated a couple lines in our all original (at the time) 30y.o. Airstream.  


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: podsible dream
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2011 at 1:18pm
Good suggestion, Furpod. I don't use regulator now. But it is on the shopping list for sure!

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Chris and Walt
'10 RP 171 'Free Spirit'
'13 Durango Crew 5.7l Hemi


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2011 at 4:22pm
Did a couple more things today..

Mostly 12v outlet in the "bedroom" area.. this picture also shows the replacement mattress..

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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2011 at 5:15pm
Furpod - Nice additions.
 
Is that the mattress from Camping World? We looked at one at Camping World and we're thinking about getting one. From seeing the way they're packed when new, putting one in place in a 177 seems like it would be easy. However, I'm wondering how tough it would be to get it out of there if I needed to (e.g., when I need to get to the water valves for winterizing or whatever). What do you think? Does it seem like you could get it out of there if you had to?
 
Thanks,
-- Steve


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Steve, Anne, and Paige the Rat Terrier
2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid AWD
2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 24 Aug 2011 at 6:38pm
Pulled it out today, all by myself, no problem at all.

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And, yes, it's from CW.. innerspring eurotop..




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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: FISHTAIL
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 5:12pm
Furpod,

Saw you were thinking of doing something with the undersink space in your slideout...there is more room down there than you realize.  If you remove those panels that make the small "box" you'll find that the bottom is finished clear to the back of the slide.  I took mine out, moved the wires to a more tidy location, took one of the smaller "sides" and used it to block the area behind the drawers and called it a day.  Now I have access to the entire area under the sink.  Takes about 20 minutes, and gives you TONS more space.


Posted By: bumc1
Date Posted: 14 Sep 2011 at 11:57am
I have to say I am very excited to have found this site and my "daughter do list" is going to be lengthy and have to compete hard with my dad's honey do list when he get back to Texas in October. LOL

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Lisa


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2011 at 10:02pm
OK, so it has been a bit quiet around the house.. but here are a couple new things we have done..

1st.. LED lights.. these are the eBay flat panel lights.. I think we have about $20 in the whole camper. The lights are all 12 LEDs except over the sink and in the bath, those are 24's.. They look good, but it's hard to photograph them well..

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Our old dog REALLY struggled with the step, so I built a platform to extend it both under the camper and out about 2" also, much better for him now... I have thought of a couple changes already, so will be redoing it soon, but it will look the same...

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and finally, the mini blinds were driving me crazy because I kick them regularly.. so we replaced the ones in the "bedroom" with drapes she made.

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I really don't like the job the factory did hanging the valances, so I am going to make and hang new ones, and the one over the "foot of the bed" will incorporate a shelf.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: Caverkim
Date Posted: 27 Sep 2011 at 6:38pm
Love the curtains!  

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caver*pod 175/Louisville KY


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 04 Oct 2011 at 8:54am
OK, so I don't want you all to think we have not shown the Pod some love the last couple weeks..

Battery cut off switch for storage..

But it did occur to me that the pod will likely stay plugged in all winter.. so not necessarily a massively useful mod for us, but hey.. I had the switch..

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It's fall, GO CAMPING!!!

Oh, and the observant may just notice the LP tank cover doesn't seem to "fit right"... we took one of the 30 pounders off the stream and mounted it on the pod for extended winter/cold weather abilities... Have not thought of a good plan for a cover change just yet...


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: kymooses
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2011 at 12:50pm
Where did you buy your battery switch at Furpod?  I eventually had to remove the one I had all together.  Somehow it was the cause of my battery draining all the time.
 
Not a necessary mod for us either, as the Pod will most likely just stay plugged in but your switch looks of better quality than mine so I might be inclined to try again!


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 06 Oct 2011 at 6:42pm
I looked and looked, finally found it at the boat shop in E-town. I really don't like them (R&W Marine), but darned if they didn't have what I needed. was under $20, seems very well made, but only came with 1 key.. hence the lanyard.

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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: kymooses
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2011 at 8:24am
Originally posted by furpod furpod wrote:

I looked and looked, finally found it at the boat shop in E-town. I really don't like them (R&W Marine), but darned if they didn't have what I needed. was under $20, seems very well made, but only came with 1 key.. hence the lanyard.
 
I think I'll head down that way then.  The one I bought was like $2 from Amazon and I guess I got what I paid for.  Thanks for the name of the place also.  I hadn't thought about boat places.  Not sure if the 'ville has any that I know of left so a quick ride down the expressway seems in order!
 
Thanks again!!!  Smile


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2011 at 10:02am
You *might* try Salty Paws in Fern Creek.. pretty neat little shop. I got a marine "outdoors" 12v acc. plug from him, and a adapter to blow out my water lines.. good guy.. great dogs.

I didn't notice if he had a switch, since I had already found one, but it's close, and you like dogs, and it just might save you a trip..lol


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: kymooses
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2011 at 12:39pm
Thanks again, I think that place warrants checking out.  Seems great from their website!


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Travis & Carrie
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Posted By: Sixgunner
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2011 at 8:32pm
That looks like a fine mattress, furpod. I plan on replacing my own before next camping season. What type is yours and where did you buy it? An particular trouble squeezing it in?

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2011 at 9:47pm
Originally posted by Sixgunner Sixgunner wrote:

That looks like a fine mattress, furpod. I plan on replacing my own before next camping season. What type is yours and where did you buy it? An particular trouble squeezing it in?


http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/eurotop-innerspring-mattresses/2571 - http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/product/eurotop-innerspring-mattresses/2571

No problem putting it in..lol, it comes rolled up. You put it about where you want it and carefully unroll it in place.. it's a pretty neat deal, but it is under some tension.. Ouch


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: kmcmurph
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2011 at 1:18am
I like what you did with the step. Our dogs always seem to navigate our step poorly. Can give ge me some details on what you did?

Karl


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2011 at 5:48pm
Originally posted by kmcmurph kmcmurph wrote:

I like what you did with the step. Our dogs always seem to navigate our step poorly. Can give ge me some details on what you did?

Karl


Just used 1/2" 7 ply plywood, cut it to width, for depth I went back to the "stop" and came forward 1-1/2" past the front of the existing step, drilled holes corresponding with the holes already in the metal step, bolted it down with a couple 1/4"x 20 x 2" bolts and washers, using a lock nut underneath. (I have decided to drill new holes because the plywood is not supported under the addition very well) painted the plywood with indoor/outdoor paint, then cut the carpet to match, stapled it down..


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 3:04pm
An update to the step mod.. I did this earlier in the year, but have been meaning to get a picture up.. My painted plywood "beta" version did OK, but started to delaminate in the spring..

I found a 48" oak stair tread on sale at the local home store, cut in half, which gives me enough tread to make a second one in the future if needed...  I stained it, put 4 coats of spar varnish on it, then added some non-skid tape. I actually bought 1 large piece of non-skid and cut it as you see.

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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 13 May 2013 at 5:48pm
Alright, couple that haven't been covered yet.. so here is one I did today.. You can never have enough "plug in spots" These are USB chargers, 120v powered, putting out 2.1 amps to both receptacles, meaning TWO iPads can charge at once..




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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: jjkd
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 12:17am
Nice, which brand is it that will do two iPads at nce? Most I've seen don't go that high...

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Joe Kyle
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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 14 May 2013 at 8:21am
Originally posted by jjkd jjkd wrote:

Nice, which brand is it that will do two iPads at nce? Most I've seen don't go that high...


CurrentWerks Duo


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 26 May 2013 at 7:16pm
Latest mods.. She made custom curtains and pillows to match for the dinette area..

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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 02 Jun 2013 at 1:15pm
We were running the spring door hold open mod.. found some actual door supports thsi weekend, so installed one..

spring removed, new support next to it..
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support installed..
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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 03 Jun 2013 at 7:01pm
I think I did a whole thread on this.. but to get them all(ish) in one place.. we also added a slide topper/awning last year..

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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2013 at 1:56pm
So today.. added a conversion kit to the Fantastic Fan, which of course is already Fantastic..

But Like most podders, we roll with dogs. And we worry about hot weather camping and the a/c going down, tripping a breaker or losing shore power.. What we have been doing is leaving the windows open on the dome side, and the vent open. So that some air flow would happen in an emergency. Not ideal. So I ordered the 6000R/417 upgrade for the FF..

It's the bombdiggity for sure. Took about 20 minutes to instal. It has reverse flow, rain sensor, and fully automatic operation. So IF the a/c quits, the vent will come on at a pre-set temperature, and turn back off if the a/c comes back on..

here is a quick video of it coming on and opening..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwXKuZ1sP4E&feature=youtu.be - Fantastic Fan


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2013 at 4:00pm
Is this a complete swap out of the fan with just a simple electrical hook up or something different ?

We have the "auto-on" feature on our model but only 3 speeds "outbound". On our previous camper we had the ability to change the direction of air flow and I miss that   ...

Thanks    ...

MJ


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2013 at 10:17pm
Originally posted by Footslogger03 Footslogger03 wrote:

Is this a complete swap out of the fan with just a simple electrical hook up or something different ?

We have the "auto-on" feature on our model but only 3 speeds "outbound". On our previous camper we had the ability to change the direction of air flow and I miss that   ...

Thanks    ...

MJ
It's a kit that replaces just the controls and base, the motor, lid and outer housing all stay in place.

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Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 22 Jul 2013 at 10:19pm
Thanks    ....did you go through Forest River ?

MJ


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 23 Jul 2013 at 8:18am
Originally posted by Footslogger03 Footslogger03 wrote:

Thanks    ....did you go through Forest River ?

MJ


Amazon. Wink


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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 01 Aug 2013 at 12:05pm
Latest mod was to move the TV to a spot it's actually viewable while in bed. This is the only place we watch TV from/in, if we watch TV. In the stock mounting location, it's way to close to you, and it can't actually be tilted to view well. So I removed it from the bottom of the center head bumper cabinet (though we have never bumped into it, many report doing so...)

Hung some cleats on the side of the shower enclosure and rear ceiling, cut a shelf and added a lip, placed a 120v outlet left over from the iPad charger mod to the shower wall, taping into the power running down to the outside outlet. The shelf is also supported by the valance, which I remounted to make sure it was firm and screwed into the aluminum framing studs of the outside wall.

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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2013 at 3:55pm
So we went to the 2013 F.R.O.G. rally in Goshen IN.. Several things happened to the FurPod during the week..

We got a new sign.. The vendor didn't have a picture of a Pod, so Sue hooked them up..

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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2013 at 3:57pm
It was a very busy week.. We also found out we didn't need to make a door for our entertainment center, which we were planning to do, we were able to get one from FR. Thanks to Susan and Kristen in the parts and warranty dept.

Most of you probably already have one of these.. but we didn't..

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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2013 at 3:59pm
We also added a couple new stickers.. the Rally stickers we had made for everyone who attended, the peeking frog was from FR..

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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2013 at 4:56pm
Originally posted by furpod furpod wrote:

We also added a couple new stickers.. the Rally stickers we had made for everyone who attended, the peeking frog was from FR..



The peeking frog is great. We got one of those from Susan 2 years ago and I put it on our rpod in exactly the same spot.

-- Steve

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Steve, Anne, and Paige the Rat Terrier
2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid AWD
2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2013 at 1:40pm
Had this done while there at the rally.. don't know that we NEEDED it, but is handy, and has 18" of travel.. about 6" more than the manual crank had, I like that...

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 16 Aug 2013 at 3:31pm
Because the weather was awesome today, I went ahead and knocked this out.. Early R-Pods didn't have an outside shower option..

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2013 at 4:23pm
Another rally mod.. Several people bought these and got them installed.. but I will point out..

WE WERE FIRST!!! LOL.

We have had keyless entry on our last couple trucks, and really like it.. so..

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It is a "Bauer NE" keyless entry system. So far it works great.. of course, it's only been a week.. but probably 40 cycles so far.


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Posted By: headcold
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2013 at 11:17am
Great mods.  Would you be so kind to tell us how you wired that 12 volt D.C. outlet?  I really want to install one, but I am no electrician .... not even a amateur one.  I know that it probably had to be tied into the breaker box, but where, how, and .... is a mystery.  


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 18 Aug 2013 at 3:15pm
Originally posted by headcold headcold wrote:

Great mods.  Would you be so kind to tell us how you wired that 12 volt D.C. outlet?  I really want to install one, but I am no electrician .... not even a amateur one.  I know that it probably had to be tied into the breaker box, but where, how, and .... is a mystery.  


I did not run a new circuit. I used squeeze taps to tap into the power lines for the propane detector in the front, and the heater fan power in the rear. Those are two circuits that are always energized if 12v is available. Just use a DMM to probe the wires, + to + and - to - it really is that simple.

here is a video that shows their use..

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Posted By: PodBlogger
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 4:55pm
I like the outside shower cubbie.  Where did you purchase it and can you provide a link? 

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2003 F-150
2013 176-T


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2013 at 7:12pm
The shower boxes are available at most RV dealers, or PPL, or CW, etc.. I didn't buy it online.. so no link to this very one..

http://www.google.com/#fp=ac5cd14244ff53f4&q=rv+exterior+shower - RV Exterior Shower


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 23 Aug 2013 at 12:59pm
Dang, it's a never ending thing..

Another thing we have "done".. this is a 1 piece carpet set, fitted to the 177 pod. It was originally available from Forest River, but they dropped it from the catalog not long after we bought our pod..

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I have no idea if these are still available. And most people don't want carpet in the pod/camper anyways, but we find it's easier for an old dog to stand or walk on..


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Posted By: RRL
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2013 at 7:49pm
Hi There! Could you tell me the model # of the CurrentWerks Duo that you installed? I see quite a few -- UI-2222-DLA, UI-2222-DW, UI-2222-SW, 2216-3232TRW, and more! I'm so confused    

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2006 Tundra


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2013 at 10:34pm
Originally posted by RRL RRL wrote:

Hi There! Could you tell me the model # of the CurrentWerks Duo that you installed? I see quite a few -- UI-2222-DLA, UI-2222-DW, UI-2222-SW, 2216-3232TRW, and more! I'm so confused    


SKU: 2216-885-TRW


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Posted By: RRL
Date Posted: 31 Aug 2013 at 12:40am
Yay!! That's the one I saved in my favorites -- thank you!!

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 18 Oct 2013 at 5:55pm
Finally got around to adding the dual LP bottle rack.. Unbolted the tie downs and such from the factory rack, then cut the welds holding the base plate with a side grinder, a sawzall would work also, then ground down the welds, spot painted the bare metal, found if I turned the new rack "backwards" (I think), I could even use the factory bolts and holes in both pieces.

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Now to decide on a cover.. I like the hard ones with the little door in the top.. probably what we will go with.

EDIT:

yep, went with the hard cover.. added the cross tie down bungies over the lid, as on-line, many seem to have lost that cover on the road..

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 4:23pm
Added a 64 inch sewer hose holder, because the 15 foot Rino hose wasn't going even halfway into the factory tube.. lol. The sewer tube mounting holes are 64 inches on center.. the frame rails 61 and 3/4..

On the curb side I used rivet insert nuts into the bottom of the frame, then on the street side I made a bracket out of 2x2 angle, attached it to the frame with the same, then just drilled and bolted the tube to it.




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Posted By: headcold
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 6:00pm
I put something similar on my 172.  It was very handy.  Unfortunately, I must have scrapped on a nasty road in Utah and tore loose one end from its bolds because, midway through rush-hour Salt Lake City traffic, one end of it began dragging.  Passersby frantically motioned to me but I had no idea what they wanted.  I pulled on shoulder and discovered the problem.  I had to unbolt the whole tube, throw it in the back of the SUV ... from there it worked just fine.  Ouch 


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 6:49pm
When we got our 177 several years ago, I bought a 72" holder for a long waste hose. I've never seen them advertised but you can buy them directly from Valterra. You have to call and ask for them.

The 72" tube is a perfect length to fit inside the outside storage compartments. For our 177, the ends of the tube are available from either of the 2 rear cargo compartment doors.

And, no, before you ask, it doesn't smell inside the rpod and, no, there are no nasty drips inside the storage area. If it had either of those problems, I can assure you that I wouldn't be using it because my wife wouldn't stand for it <LOL>.

-- Steve


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2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid AWD
2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: headcold
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 7:11pm
I was looking for a place on my new 177 to bolt on the waste hose as I did on my 172 (see Furpod picture above.)  However, where I bolted it on the 172 between the tires and the end of the Pod seems to be occupied by water tanks.  There may be a place on the front just behind the tiny factory tube, however.  But that's a project that awaits the spring.  Problem with fitting it in the inside the pass-through storage compartment is that I have it pretty much filled with "stuff" but I might resort to that.


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 8:00pm
Originally posted by headcold headcold wrote:

I was looking for a place on my new 177 to bolt on the waste hose as I did on my 172 (see Furpod picture above.)  However, where I bolted it on the 172 between the tires and the end of the Pod seems to be occupied by water tanks.  There may be a place on the front just behind the tiny factory tube, however.  But that's a project that awaits the spring.  Problem with fitting it in the inside the pass-through storage compartment is that I have it pretty much filled with "stuff" but I might resort to that.


It doesn't take up much space and you can put stuff on top of it.

-- Steve

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2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 8:28pm
Yeah, our inside storage is full also. You can't quite tell by the picture, but it's just in front of the black water valve.

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Posted By: headcold
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2013 at 9:27pm
Thanks, folks.


Posted By: thinkcooper
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 11:09am
Originally posted by furpod furpod wrote:

Latest mod was to move the TV to a spot it's actually viewable while in bed. This is the only place we watch TV from/in, if we watch TV. In the stock mounting location, it's way to close to you, and it can't actually be tilted to view well. So I removed it from the bottom of the center head bumper cabinet (though we have never bumped into it, many report doing so...)

Hung some cleats on the side of the shower enclosure and rear ceiling, cut a shelf and added a lip, placed a 120v outlet left over from the iPad charger mod to the shower wall, taping into the power running down to the outside outlet. The shelf is also supported by the valance, which I remounted to make sure it was firm and screwed into the aluminum framing studs of the outside wall.







Any chance you could post a picture of the area between the shelf and your original media center? Did you reposition the light on the shelf side so it's not obscured?


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 11:26am
I just rotated the light 90 degrees. the sun IS shining on the door side of the pod today, 1st "sunny" day in a couple weeks, if it melts the inch of ice that has the pod sealed like an Egyptian tomb, I will take a pic of that angle..


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Posted By: thinkcooper
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by furpod furpod wrote:

I just rotated the light 90 degrees. the sun IS shining on the door side of the pod today, 1st "sunny" day in a couple weeks, if it melts the inch of ice that has the pod sealed like an Egyptian tomb, I will take a pic of that angle..


We were taking a look at doing a similar shelf idea, and thinking of getting another of those light fixtures; keep one for above the shelf, and add in a new one for under. Before doing that, I'd dig to see how much light you're getting with it projecting right in the middle of the shelf. Efficiency is king.


Posted By: jj188
Date Posted: 10 Feb 2014 at 7:18pm
Think cooper how did you find the aluminum studs in the wall


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 11 Feb 2014 at 2:17pm
Originally posted by thinkcooper thinkcooper wrote:

Any chance you could post a picture of the area between the shelf and your original media center? Did you reposition the light on the shelf side so it's not obscured?


OK here are two pics..

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2014 at 3:03pm
Added a hard wired surge protector today..
I did a write up in the main podmods forum area..

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 27 Feb 2014 at 1:22pm
Man I need to get caught up here.. last fall we added full, wrap around, under body LED lights.. I have not been able to get a video or picture of them that really looks like they do in person.. but here is a link or two..


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and poor Maggie, during the testing phase...


It's been a couple years, still work great, here is a picture from Nov '15..



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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 12 Mar 2014 at 10:30am
Added some frog drawer pulls.. 'cause you know.. frogs and pods..








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Posted By: IPodAlong
Date Posted: 13 Mar 2014 at 8:15pm
Poor Maggie is so confused!

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2010 Rp 171
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Co-pilots: Abby & Brownie
"No one can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -- Anon


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 26 Mar 2014 at 10:11am
Originally posted by IPodAlong IPodAlong wrote:

Poor Maggie is so confused!


It ain't the lights.. LOL.

as our vet says.. "she ain't no rocket surgeon"

But she's a good dog, and of our 3 rescues over the years, far and away the best.


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2014 at 12:32pm
Another from last year, that didn't get uploaded.. In case you don't know, there are only like 3 key patterns for the cargo doors. And while it's not like we keep a lot of valuables in there, still like to lock them and at least frustrate a bad guy a bit.. lol

So we installed these, there are two cargo hatches on a 177.. they are :
Combi-Cam 7850R-L Large 1 1/8" combination locks. Very nice, and you can set the combo to any 3 digits you want. Install was pretty straight forward, just unscrew the current ones, and place these in position. We reused the pull, and really had to, because without it in place, the turn dial rubbed the trim..






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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 16 Jul 2014 at 4:45pm
Ok, so some more mods have happened.. Here is a gauge panel I put in because the factory battery/sensor gauge doesn't cut it for me. I ordered the display and switch on eBay for about $3 total, had the piece of panel laying around.. This mounted on the wall next to the thermostat and bathroom light switch in a our 177. I stole the power from the lead to the light switch.





So now when off grid I know how my battery usage is going a whole lot more accurately.



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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 7:38am
Added a door port hole... Bought the window on Amazon.

Added tape to the door for protection and to lay out my cut line using the inside circumference of the window frame..


Drilled a hole, then followed my line with a jig saw. The door is 1 1/2 inches thick, nothing but foam core and fiberglass.


Removed tape, put in/on a bead of silicone, screwed the two halves together, clamping the door with the window flanges.





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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 8:00am
We changed out our converter, the factory one isn't/wasn't bad, I just had never seen it go into bulk mode, and I tried to send it there on purpose, it also doesn't have a de-sulfation mode, and I think that is important. AND, I had this converter for the Airstream, and then found the issue with the 'streams 35 year old converter and fixed it... So this was just sitting on a shelf..

So I cut all power, removed the front of the power distribution box, and pulled out the WFCO converter to compare.. Looked pretty close..



After removing the stock converter from it's hold down tray, I was able to mount the new, had to drill one hole. Wired it up.



I discovered, that in order to get the tray back in and clear the front of the panel, a little Dremel work would need to be done. So I removed the back of the WFCO box. Better airflow now!



All bolted down..





I was going to use the same wires that were on the WFCO converter, but they are aluminum, and just a shade to underrated for the load because of that. So I sourced new wire at Lowes for about $2.

Reference view of the stock converter..






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Posted By: 2DogSeniors
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 11:03am
Mark,  what size, brand electric jack is that?  And where purchased?  You obviously installed it yourself but I'm not sure I could do that.  Will probably have to have the trailer shop do it.

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 17 Dec 2014 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by 2DogSeniors 2DogSeniors wrote:

Mark,  what size, brand electric jack is that?  And where purchased?  You obviously installed it yourself but I'm not sure I could do that.  Will probably have to have the trailer shop do it.


http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Jack/Stromberg-Carlson/JET-3500.html" rel="nofollow - It's this one . I did not in fact instal it. I intended to, but a FR tech at Goshen had a moment, and did it for me while we were out sight seeing. I bought it directly from FR while at the International Rally. It was supposed to just be delivered to the pod..

You really should be able to do it yourself, it's 3 bolts, and a simple 12v DC hot wire hookup to the battery. I have changed out a couple tongue jacks in my day..

Park the pod on level ground, level and chock it. Put stabilizers down firmly. Raise foot of manual jack off the ground, remove 3 bolts that hold it on the tongue, put electric jack in it's place, tighten 3 bolts. Run wire to battery box, hook + to +. Enjoy the wrrrrrrr of success.


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 15 Apr 2015 at 4:37pm
Did a faucet change today. There have been several instances of the factory $4 faucet failing in truly dramatic fashion, and ours has always felt "iffy". So we picked out a new one and I installed it today. We also decided placing it off center would make it easier to work around/with in the small Pod kitchen.





Removed the old 2 hole, and found the old one used a 1 inch hole, and needed 1 3/8th for the new one hole fixture. So I made a guide to fit in the 1" hole, and drilled out with a 1 1/4 hole saw.





After that it was just a matter of dropping it in, tightening down and hooking up. The water lines were threaded the same as the old one. :)



After leak testing, ready to button furpod back up.





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Posted By: Foukers
Date Posted: 19 May 2015 at 11:47pm
How do you like your new faucet? We are about to replace the wobbly faucet on our 2011 177 and I was curious if you like the peerless?


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 20 May 2015 at 11:03am
Originally posted by Foukers Foukers wrote:

How do you like your new faucet? We are about to replace the wobbly faucet on our 2011 177 and I was curious if you like the peerless?


Only 2 trips so far, but it's great. Way better feeling than the factory one. Having it off center is also handy. We needed as much room as we could get in there at the Spring Fling Rally to make our pasta salad for the bring your own protein cookout. Also makes it easy to get out of the way when you are working in the sink.


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 04 Jun 2015 at 11:03am
OK.. so she wasn't really happy with the first go 'round of decorating.. so here is the 5 year re-do.. LOL












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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 12 Jun 2015 at 9:38pm
We were able to get to the slide area today, and get it's fabric areas updated..






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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2015 at 9:08am
Well, after 5 years we decided it was time to do a couple preventative maintenance items, so we ordered 3 new D rated tires from eTrailer, and installed them.. No pictures.. they are same size as originals, 205 75 14.

We also swapped out our dual battery set-up from 12vs to 6v's. Our batteries were also 5 years old, and while in good shape, we wanted to do them BEFORE they might fail when needed.. so..

http://www.allbatterysalesandservice.com/browse.cfm/4,576.html" rel="nofollow - Ordered a box that holds a pair of GC-2 batteries end to end.. Bought Trojan T-105's from Batteries Plus locally.

Then it was a pretty straight forward installation.. Just need to remember the batteries now get wired in series, vs parallel with 12v's. I made up a short jumper cable myself, and reused the battery cutoff we already had. Bolted it down with some self tapping screws, put a drain hole in one corner.



Fits on the factory battery tray just fine..


Few seconds with the dremel to install the switch.



Wired up and tested..


Had to find some longer battery box straps to get around the new box, I screwed the guides down and ran the straps around the box and tray.
I also needed a longer propane hose between the regulator and camper itself, I think if you have the single propane install from the factory, this wouldn't be an issue because the regulator is mounted closer to the trailer, and lower.



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Posted By: RandyB
Date Posted: 18 Nov 2015 at 2:28pm
Just an FYI for those that don't have a water regulator, don't turn the outside faucet on all the way, only open it as far as you need to, 

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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2016 at 5:38pm
Back on page 1 I think I showed that we put in a couple 12v outlets.. well in the last 5 years, USB powered devices have overrun our lives.. LOL, So I upgraded to outlets that give us 12v outlets AND USB chargers powered on the 12v system.






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Posted By: TPS
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2016 at 12:55pm
Hi furpod
Your mods are amazing! I only wish I had the skills to do some of them. One question I'd really appreciate some help with is how do I re attach a valance that came down (long sad story!). I see the 2 screws going thru the fabric but can't see how they are attached to the valance and the wall. Looks like there are some plastic anchors in the wall? If you have any pics or detailed instructions, I sure would appreciate it!
Thanks...
Tim
2014 R Pod 178


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 28 Jul 2016 at 1:08pm
Originally posted by TPS TPS wrote:

Hi furpod
Your mods are amazing! I only wish I had the skills to do some of them. One question I'd really appreciate some help with is how do I re attach a valance that came down (long sad story!). I see the 2 screws going thru the fabric but can't see how they are attached to the valance and the wall. Looks like there are some plastic anchors in the wall? If you have any pics or detailed instructions, I sure would appreciate it!
Thanks...
Tim
2014 R Pod 178
 
On our Pod, the valances are held up with "L" brackets. Two screws into the wall, two into the inside of the valance box. I have heard of some being done where the screws literally just went through the fabric at the top and sides, into the wall. Ours had no inserts or anything, they were just into/through the wall board. When I remounted them, I made sure to catch the window framing with the screws. It meant lowering the valance about a quarter inch. Since we were doing curtains.. no big deal.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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Posted By: GUNNY
Date Posted: 10 Aug 2016 at 10:39pm
Hi furpod:
How did you tie in to the electric for the 12 volt.
    thanks LT.


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Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2016 at 10:14am
Originally posted by GUNNY GUNNY wrote:

Hi furpod:
How did you tie in to the electric for the 12 volt.
    thanks LT.


I used squeeze taps. Simple, safe, UL approved.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2016 at 8:29am
So.. the newest pods come with a recessed cook top. The slide kitchen models have the least counter space of all the pods, so having a flush area to work for prep, doing dishes, etc, seemed like a good idea. So I picked up the new style mounting kit at Goshen during the big rally. The factory said they didn't think it could be installed without removing the counter top.. BAH!!

So here is a BUNCH of pictures of the install...















































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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: gnawbone
Date Posted: 17 Sep 2016 at 3:38pm
very professional....you're good.


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2016 R-180
2017 Toyota Tacoma
2004 Dodge 3500






Posted By: kpieper876
Date Posted: 22 Nov 2016 at 7:13pm



Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2016 at 9:23am
kpieper876,

Thank You.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: kpieper876
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2016 at 10:11am
No need to be so rude. It was an honest mistake.


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2016 at 3:39pm
Again, Thank You.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
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'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: PodPatrol
Date Posted: 24 Nov 2016 at 6:14pm
Let's please keep this forum civil. Rudeness will not be allowed. We should welcome all.


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 29 Nov 2016 at 8:31pm
While at the Goshen rally this summer, we had the front rock guard, which is now standard on R-Pods, installed on ours. We ran through tar or fresh asphalt a couple different times this year, this will make clean up much easier. Wink




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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
'11 RP177(sold) '17 Lance 2295 http://www.rpodnation.com/some-of-our-mods-so-far-with-pics_topic2786.html" rel="nofollow - FurPodsMods
'17 Ford F250 CCSB



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