What's the best thing you've done for your MH

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  1. wintercamper

    wintercamper Read Only Funster

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    This is my first chat post so forgive me if it's naff.
    For 20 years we've put with a large sycamore tree in our garden. Our two previous home built vans had permanently blackened roofs from this. So with the arrival of our proper job we
    gave the tree a good haircut not a pretty site now but i didn't fancy spending all my time trying to keep all the roof lights, tv aerial etc clean. Probably the best £150 we could spend on the MH.
     

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  2. Jaws

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    I suppose the best thing I have done is sort out all the stuff we do not ACTUALLY use and simply carry around 'just in case' !

    Even managed to get rid of the top box which allowed the addition of another solar panel AND gave us extra mpg :thumb:

    Today I am going to remove the microwave, as the last time that chap was used was last November !!
     
  3. haganap

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    No not naff at all.:BigGrin:

    Well for our van and both too it.

    For our van? well when we knew we were going to be getting a motorhome we had to factor about 4k in to the price to enable us to have our front garden converted to a drive way to enable us to get about 4 cars and a motorhome on. It worked out really well and meant we never had to worry about storage or anything like that. It also meant we could have guests to park there vans next to ours occasionally

    too it? must be the Camos dome, my van loves it :BigGrin:
     

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    Fit a driver's seat swivel. Extra, comfortable free(ish) seat.

    or maybe fit Gaslow.
     
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    Living full in the RV,it was without a doubt, fitting a Whirlpool automatic washing machine..
    every time Jan used she would have a huge smile on her face ... priceless

    runner up would be the Victron Multi Plus 70A, 1600watt charger/inverter..

    third place, Honda 2kw genny.
     
  6. Ralph-n-Bev

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    It will be when we re-foam , re-upholster , re-carpet and re-curtain our MH . Mizzy is booked in for a week in the school holls , for a total make over .
    Cant wait.
    She will be absolutely perfic ( for us ) then.:thumb:
    If we are happy with the result , and I'm sure we will be :Blush:, i shall post some before and after pics.
    P.s oh and a man thing , fitting the trojan batteries. Brilliant with the solar panel . havnt used the genny once since doing it.
    Bev
     
  7. Jaws

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    And to continue on from my previous post......................... :Smile:

    Just removed the microwave AND swapped the double overcab foam mattress for a single sprung one ( and yes, must remember to turn the mattress over every time we change the sheets ! Good tip from all you guys ! Cheers !! :thumb: )
     
  8. Larrynwin

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    We put full services , electric, water and sewage dump under the drive to where the rv is parked.
    makes life easier
     
  9. Road Runner

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    LPG conversion simpals:Wink:
     
  10. chrisboyo

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    1 Buying it !
    2 Engine remap
    3 Changed steering wheel
    4 Camos sat dish
    5 Handbrake extender
    6 Fluffy seat covers

    I sure there are other mods we have done but these are the ones that made it 'ours' :thumb:

    Happy Daze
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  11. madbluemad

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    That souds a brilliant but expensive job. I'd love to do that.

    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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    I think the best thing I added was a rear view camera as we have no rear window to use. It has made life so much easier.


    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
  13. Terry

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    Hi WC :Rofl1:
    Here goes all extras what we have done for our camper :Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Alarm immobilizer
    Full size cooker
    Trauma blow air heating
    Trauma hot water heater
    Dometic 3 way fridge
    Sink & taps
    5 x new windows and seitz blinds
    Shower tray
    Swivel loo
    Plastic combination sink cupboard, taps & shower
    3 x mirrors
    5 x drawers
    Full size wardrobe
    12 x cupboards & 6 doors
    18 push button locks
    20 spring door assisters
    2 gas bottles & regulators etc,
    6 x 12v metal spot lights to replace 6 crap plastic ones
    2 x 240v spots
    4x twin sockets
    2 new clean & waste water tanks
    Approximately 30 boards & 72 tubes glue
    50 metres edging strip
    2 swivel seats modified & moved from back to front
    New seating / beds for rear
    New seating foam & covers inc drivers / passenger seats cab roof & door panels
    Heki roof vent
    Roof rack & ladder
    Roof box
    Status 530 Ariel
    Lcd tv/dvd player
    12volt on digi box
    Cd mp3 player & speakers
    3 stage battery charger
    2 x 10 x 5 ft alloy sheets-roof / back
    New custom rear bumper
    5 litres fibreglass filler
    5 litres bodywork filler
    Full re-spray
    Graphics
    Tints
    And a lot more,
    It was an ambulance!!!
    BTW WELCOME !
     
  14. MikeandCarolyn

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    For it,has to be, extending one driveway and putting a hardstanding at end and an EHU on house wall.
    To it,thats difficult to choose between:
    1. 2 x 80w solar panels.
    2.40ltr fixed lpg tank.
    3.Remap.

    Mike.
     
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    It was something we knew we wanted to do when we bought it last November.
    The fabric hadn't worn too well , and looked a bit dated. It was also a bit clicky on the seat cushion edges. It was a known fault with the "Burgundy,gold Aztec" pattern.
    We have been saving up our pennies since.
    We hoped to "win" the 45% funsters discount at the upholsterers in the competition , but didn't:Sad: .
    Oh Ralphs put EHU on our house wall too.
    Bev
     
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    Fitting air suspension made a huge dofference to the ride. :thumb:
     
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    Fit a S.O.G. toilet modification and fit a Nature Pure water filter.

    Doug...
     
  18. brodie

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    The best thing we/hubby has done is re-fit the shower room.

    We have re-lined the walls in white bought new shower,taps,mirror,storage,toilet seat,basin & taps & towels. Only thing we couldn't replace was the shower tray which is a one piece moulding which the toilet is fitted on and is an odd shape, but it still looks fab - light, clean, spacious and I can't wait to use it!:thumb:

    This weekend hubby has put another gas point on for the bbq on the opposite side to where it was so he doesn't have to sling the connector underneath that will probably be his best bit.:thumb:

    I gave my mum the microwave on Sunday so got an extra cupboard, never really used it and tend to wild camp anyway. It was one of those things where you go and buy everything you can the first weekend after you get your motorhome!
     
  19. Rainbowchaser

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    MH came with all conceivable toys installed already, but......

    Best things added?
    Velcro!
    Telesteps telescopic ladder.
    LED lighting.
    Honda Genny.
    Did I mention Velcro?
    X-Box.
    George Formby grill.
    Hose reel.
    Home-made ramps.
    Duvet.
    External gas bottle.
    Extra shelving.
    2 x110 amp batteries.
    10 ton bottle jack.
    Flight cases for everything.
    Storage box on bike rack.
    DAB antenna.
    Vacuum cleaner.

    Movans phone number :Wink:


    Stuff taken out?
    Underused swivel seat.
    Collapsible outdoor table.
    Chucking out all the cd cases.
    Clothes unworn in 6 months.
    [FONT=&quot]Unused Sky box.

    Use it, or lose it...
    :thumb:



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  20. trophychap

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    Jaws, not only turn the mattress over, but swap head end for feet end too!

    Ooops again, Jenny again!
     
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