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Old 09-14-2017, 11:05 AM   #71
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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

Mine is barely a powerful enough. It could be that it’s switched inverter, or it could be my 6 V batteries are getting old and can’t provide enough power. I’m gonna try the batteries from my big RV which our group 31s. I have been fooling with the idea of putting a replacement switch up there for the microwave just need to figure out the wiring diagram

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Old 10-15-2017, 12:11 AM   #72
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There were several changes between the 2007 and the 2008 on Serenitys. Obviously the most important being that the base unit went from T1N to NCV3. There were surprisingly few changes considering the unit was being built on a completely different chassis. I wanted to take all the good ideas from the later models, like a TV above the bed. You may remember I purchased a 32 inch TV that barely fit above the drivers seat and moved the 23 inch TV to the bed.

The problem was that it was difficult to get behind the new TV position for the Co2 sensor and the thermostat and the 12v power point. You may remember me moving the thermostat to above the stove like on all the other models, running a phone cord thru the padded vinyl ceiling to the closet. That left me with the plastic fixture on the wall for just the Co2, which is now 10 years old and should be replaced.

Discovered that they now make combo Propane/Co2 sensors, so I got one and cut open the old propane sensor's installation location to fit the bigger combo box:

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Now the only thing I was keeping the crappy plastic fixture for was 12v power. So I bought a 12v USB charger and outlet on Amazon. I cut into the post above the 110v outlet and mounted the outlet using the same circuit as the old power outlet. This addition was made a lot easier by the purchase of the $59 Costco Scope Inspection Camera. Wish I could tell you who makes it, looks very similar to the $130 Amazon scope. This allowed me to remove the plastic that was mounted directly to the wall, giving me a mostly clean wall behind the TV and a couple of permanent USB ports in the bed area:

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I started the move 4 years ago, adding the TV to the bed, a long road. I don't know where I might find replacement for the laminate that got torn when I first tried to move the thermostat, so I tried to use wood repair markers. Its better but ugly. Glad there is a TV in the way.

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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

Kidde is sending me a new fire extinguisher, have you checked yours? I called the number on the recall:
Kidde toll-free at 855-271-0773 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on “Product Safety Recall” for more information.
I had taken photos of the extinguisher but didn't notice that there is a number on the tank but NOT on the label for my Airstream that I park in the Sierras. That didn't stop the process as I was able to give the man the serial and model number that were on the label (mine is an Elite10) and the VIN of the RV and he is sending me new tanks, actually for both my RVs.

Also posted yesterday about adding Bass Blockers for my 4" dash speakers and real connections to my 5.25" console speakers in the "What did you do today?" thread.

I posted a photo years ago about my Corian countertop coming apart.



I have spoken to cabinet makers kitchen up graders and even leisure travel bands themselves, and no one has been willing to tell me specifically what product I need to reattach the missing piece. So I finally decided that I'll use Gorilla Glue, it's supposed to stand up to anything...

Directions are to clean the surfaces, wet one and put glue on the other. Clamp them together for 2 hours and let set for 24 hours. Well it's been 18 hours and it looks great!

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The glue was squeezed out of the joint by the clamps and I had to keep wiping the extra glue off with a paper towel or 10. Looks like it lined up almost perfectly and when it's totally dry I'll sand off the extra glue. Had to remove the seat back in order to get the piece in place but after I removed the clamps I was able to put the seat back in place. Good way to finally clean the bottom of those magazine holders behind the seats. Probably could have put the seat entirely back together for the photo, but then I didn't even put the Keurig away...

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Old 02-08-2018, 11:34 PM   #74
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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

Inspired by the 2016 and newer Serenity I ordered those same reading lights to install in our bedroom. Looking at the 360° view on the LTV.com site I drilled holes in the shelf to pass the wires thru at each side of the window. I had already removed the upper surface of the shelf to access the speaker and the wiring for the light above the window. There is no power near by so I go a 20 foot wire and ran it to the two wires I had dangling that used to run the Carbon-Monoxide detector before I upgraded to the combo-with-propane detector that is mounted at the floor.

Unfortunately I had to move the piece at the end of that shelf to get to the wires which came up in the closed off box at the back corner of the cabinets. It's not possible to move it much and I made a mess trying to get to the wires with tweezers and knives. But I got the wires and I got the shelf back together and it's not totally ugly, and the lights themselves look awesome:

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Highly recommended upgrade. My wife was always doing the thing where she turned on the bedroom lights and got into bed and then turned all those lights off individually when she went to sleep. Now we can do like at home, she gets into bed, turns on the reading light and when I come to bed I turn off the bedroom lights at the wall switch and we can individually turn off the reading lights when we wish.

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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

Hey my new fire extinguisher from the recall arrived for free today:

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It's like the same extinguisher, only 10 years newer. Yay!

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Old 02-09-2018, 12:39 AM   #76
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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

An idea you have given is that wide angle stick-on on your rear glass. I am going to look for one.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:07 PM   #77
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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

My serenity did not come with a rearview mirror, so if yours did not either you'll need one of those first. But the wide angle means I can see what's behind me, works especially well at night.

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:16 PM   #78
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Default Re: Added stuff, too much for the What did you do thread...

Added a curtain rod behind the cab to hold a lap blanket between the cab and the cabin so the engine heat isn't lost to the cavernous RV during our long day driving thru winter:

https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...874#post627874

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