Mods: Window Valance LEDs

We decided to add LEDs behind the valances of our coach windows.  We’ve seen some other brands that have a similar setup, but they appear to be down the sides of the windows and cause a lot of light bleed to the outside, even with the night shades down.  We only put them along the top valance and found that this gives plenty of light without any bleed outside when the shades are down.

The LED strips we used are color changing (red/green/blue – RGB) strips.  I also went with WiFi control modules for them so we could adjust the color and brightness from our smart-phones.

Thanks for the original idea from David of!

Pictures and parts list after the break… (more…)

Mods: Whole RV Reverse Osmosis Water

Spending a large portion of our time in the desert south west, we’ve come to the conclusion that 2 stage filtration and a water softener simply isn’t sufficient.  Plus, with the hardness of the water in this area, we’re having to regenerate the water softener every week (about a 30 to 45 minute job).  It’s not particularly difficult, but gets old after 10 weeks..

So, we decided to move to a Reverse Osmosis system for the whole RV. (more…)

Mods: Kitchen Magnet mounts

I am a big fan of the Cuppa. Republic of Tea sends me Christmas Cards. =) In the other coach I had tea shoved every where and had to brace myself for impact whenever I opened a cabinet to get out tea to brew. In this rig I decided that Read more…

Mods: Our View – now with LIVE video!

For a while now, our forward facing camera had uploading a new image every X seconds, and the Our View page would auto load a new image every 60 seconds. While this was better than nothing.. it wasn’t quite… live. We just upgraded our camera yesterday and we now have Read more…

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Mods: RV Power Protection

The provided power protection in the Tiffin Allegro Bus line certainly beats nothing (Surge Guard – Auto Transfer Switch – protects against open neutral, reverse polarity and surge)  However, if you want the best possible protection for all your sensitive gear, there are some additional things to add to the coach.

This is a longer post.. so (more…)

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