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#21 OFFLINE   PigPen

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:52 PM

A built in knife holder around the stove area would free up space in one of the drawers.


Actually, I did like that one in my Adventurer. It was behind the stove top.

Back up cameras are another issue. Trouble is you have to determine if they are standard wiring for a wired version. Wireless would be better if you can perfect it. I know you said you had a 9V one working, it just occured to me that you can get a cheap transformer from radio shack to drop 12V DC down to 9V.

I much prefer a sliding bath door. I found the hinged one in my Adventurer a pain. Each to his own I guess.

Another possible cheap option, a 12 v computer fan in the fridge compartment to help cool the condensing tubes, operated by a switch on the inside. Might be useful when camping in extreme heat to improve fridge efficiency.

Cupboard TV with a built in DVD player to cut back on wiring & remotes. Go to a Radio CD player with an audio input jack (newer ones have them). This will enable hooking in an mp3 player or satellite radio receiver.

Small 3/4 or 1/2 inch plastic PVC (like electrical conduit) conduit leading from underside for the overhang near teh truck cab cab to roof that a satellite antenna extension or GPS antenna extension could be fished through later. (or cb antenna wiring) It could be open at each end, as long as it does not permit water ingress into the roof itself. This would also allow back up camper wiring to be fished out of sight & run along roof top. later.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:52 PM

I still am going to suggest that those great steps be incorporated into the rear ladder to free up the center basement section for larger tanks and/or storage.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:58 PM

So far some good suggestions. I'm making a list and checking it twice. This couldn't happen on RV.Net.
Some things we have already done, some things we will do. Magic finger Command Seats ? Wife gave me the magic finger on this one. How about I leave some bolts loose and call it a rocker/recliner?

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:24 PM

I have a few of my own too!


Church key standard.

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What's this for??? I have a church key for my '58 VW Bus to open the gas tank door & Engine compartment lid.

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 07:39 PM

Shorter closet doors that clear any extra bedding that you put on the mattress.

As big as possible fresh water tank.

Access to the inner wheel wells for storage (for beer), like on the ol Vanguard.

Softer customs for the dinette seating.

Maple cabinets and nickel handles.


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Posted 25 October 2007 - 11:07 PM

Would love to see the bumper step extended out another three inches for though quick stops. AC plugs in step at dinette. Auto slide is great now if you could just add auto retract antenna. Darker tinting on windows. Your new enterer really looks great. Bottle opener buy back door we don’t all drink out of the can. Black tank flush system. 10.8 rear kitchen. Love my Snowriver just looking for reason to make a trip up there for a few new goodies.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:05 AM

Full hookup in Naramata with on site maid & cleaning service.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:34 AM

Okay Little man,

Glad to see your finally starting to listen; aside from the new length of 11' 6", I think it would be handy to incorporate an accumulator tank in the water system as they do in marine apps. This is done to account for the constant rocking and occilation caused be the vessels motion in water. It would also save alot of un-needed pump run in order to maintain line presssure.

You may recall the fiddles we built for our camper, these line the counters in the galley forward bunk, they're great for leaving stuff and keeping it there till we pull in at night. They are all removable for cleaning of the counter space; we have also made a small removeable bow for the table which stores cards,candles and note pads etc, the great part of this is that it also provides an excellent little serving tray if needed for outside apps.

I know this will add extra weight, so carry less beer and drink Scotch instead.

On a pers note, I am still comming your way for my AC unit, but will be in touch to confirm dates, lifes a bit crazy at BCIT these days, everyone keeps wanting more tradespeople to build stuff like bridges,boats,planes,buildings,mills,research platforms,truck conversions,laser tables and now F.......CAMPERS.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:03 AM

Hey Paul you better go back to work. Custom built Snowbird $125,000.00 :lol:

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:11 AM

Naw, I just signed over my first born.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:22 AM

OK, now I am getting worried, when I bought my Snowriver, the guy who made it said it was a perfect camper, only the people who own them were less than perfect.

I would like to see MaxAir or some other vent cover standard on every vent.

I would like to see more LED lights and less florescent lights for longer battery life.

I would like to see a propane quick disconnect pre-plumbed on both the inside of the camper and the outside. The outside would be for a BBQ or light, the inside would be for a Wave 3 catalytic heater which as we all know, does not require the house batteries like the furnace.

I would like to see some sort of vinyl sleeve/boot that would come out and retract with the steps, keep rain, dirt, cold and critters at bay on the basement of the camper.

Get rid of that lower door window, does nothing except collect condensation between the glass and the vinyl covering.

Rear view camera with sound (so you can hear the wife yell at you that you are about to hit a tree) with wiring incorporated into the camper wiring package so that a quick set up could be made when loading or off loading the camper.


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 07:43 AM

Not sure if your just funn'in with us or not here "spkcarl", but a real church key opens up bottles of beer........... :1056:


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:lol: see my mind was somewhere else. Guess I missed that one.... :huh:

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 09:29 AM

Just a couple of changes I would have made to my Snowriver, would have replaced the plastic sink in the bathroom with a small porcelain one, a little extra weight but worth it in my opinion. Would have wired in an outlet above the dining table, nice place to plug in a cell phone charger or toaster and would have put in a smaller a/c unit, most t/c's have way too big of a/c's as did mine and couldn't run it with a Honda 2000. 9000 BTU is plenty big for a truck camper. Digital thermostat is nice, make it a remote controlled unit and you have it. Also agree with SnowyBird about shorter cabinet doors, I was always hitting mine on the mattress. Looks like you have plenty of ideas Bob, some good, some great, and some out in left field. Am looking forward to seeing this camper when it is finished, it will be a masterpiece.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:28 AM

guys, what do you mean by shorting the cabinets doors?
I am pretty much happy with what's there as is!

I like to add one, have a valve to open or close the shower drian, ethier drian it outside or drain inside the grey tank.
I wondering is it possible to do one today? I mean for my presant SR!

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:39 AM

[quote name='mdw60' date='Oct 23 2007, 10:28 AM' post='2902295']
guys, what do you mean by shorting the cabinets doors?
I am pretty much happy with what's there as is!

I like to add one, have a valve to open or close the shower drian, ethier drian it outside or drain inside the grey tank.
I wondering is it possible to do one today? I mean for my presant SR!

:lol: Mark

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We can do it on all Snowriver campers. Except the 10'2. Don't that frost ya.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:48 AM

Mark,
We can do it on all Snowriver campers. Except the 10'2. Don't that frost ya.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 05:16 PM

guys, what do you mean by shorting the cabinets doors?
I am pretty much happy with what's there as is!

I like to add one, have a valve to open or close the shower drian, ethier drian it outside or drain inside the grey tank.
I wondering is it possible to do one today? I mean for my presant SR!

:sign0087: Mark


We're talking the closet doors that swing open over the mattress on the cab over. If you camp in very low temps you need more blankets, mattress warmers, and more blankets.
The doors scrape on top of the covers when you open them.


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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:07 PM

We're talking the closet doors that swing open over the mattress on the cab over. If you camp in very low temps you need more blankets, mattress warmers, and more blankets.
The doors scrape on top of the covers when you open them.



I added insulation on the cabover floor and that effectively raised the mattress a couple of inches which then caused the cabinet doors to hit the mattress. The cabinet openings and doors could be a couple of inches shorter and still be big enough. Heck maybe Bob could build the new camper with a two inch thick cabover floor and eliminate the need for added insulation in cold weather.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:15 PM

Probably a good point since a lot of people put a 2 inch memory foam topper on the mattress (I do). My Adventurer closet door barely cleared it.

This is probably one you should implement, Bob.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 06:20 PM

Hello Bob ...... it's be a while
Well since I haven't posted in a while I should probably add my two cents worth.

#1 Black tank flushing system
#2 Larger black tank on models the shower drains to black
#3 shower drain bypass to dump shower water outside the camper (sure be nice if that bypass handle was in the bathroom)
#4 scrap the happi jacks......... they suck( I see you already are doing that)
#5 A stereo that incorporates a DVD player aswell with RCA jacks in closet or upper cabinet to hook to a TV
#6 A built in 1500w electric heater below fridge as I have done (It sure would be nice to have a multi fuel digital stat to control both sources of heat that would run the furnce fan only when in electric mode to enable heat circulation to the basement.)
#7 Thermostat relocated closer to the slide instead of the bed
#8 upper bunk option in slide outs similar to Artic Fox for families with kids ( this is a big one for me BOB!)
#9 bathroom light switch on wall
#10 arched roof (as apposed to flat) with foam insulation as apposed to fiberglass batts
#11 optional large white rear bumper and step to increase basement storage.
#12 slide out trays standard for 2 6 volt batteries and propane
#13 slide out tray for gen compartment with 110volt shore power cord relocated to or close to that compartment for easy hook up.
#14 city water hook up under wing of camper
#15 more insulation under bed cab over floor


Well what do you think? Am I asking for too much?

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