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Old 04-24-2020, 08:53 PM   #1
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Summary of your modifications

It's been over a year since I bought our 2018 Vista 32YE. I've made so many modifications and additions to the rig, I thought I would to summarize the changes, just to keep track of things. It wasn't until I finished the list that I realized that we seem to be a bit picky how we need our rig equipped. I'm wondering if others are doing this much, or is this just me? Please let me know if I'm nuts or not.... Do you guys have a list of your mods?

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Old 04-24-2020, 10:44 PM   #2
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Very nice! I listed all our mods on our registry page in this forum. Like your putting everything on your floor plan. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Gonna flatter ya!

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Old 04-26-2020, 03:01 PM   #3
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It's been over a year since I bought our 2018 Vista 32YE. I've made so many modifications and additions to the rig, I thought I would to summarize the changes, just to keep track of things. It wasn't until I finished the list that I realized that we seem to be a bit picky how we need our rig equipped. I'm wondering if others are doing this much, or is this just me? Please let me know if I'm nuts or not.... Do you guys have a list of your mods?

Here's my drawing. You may need to click it to read everything.
I like how you used the floor plan to list what you did, and where.

I did a video, to help others, and nice to have for insurance purposes. I posted it on the forum here...

https://www.winnieowners.com/forums/...nt-356824.html
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Old 04-26-2020, 07:05 PM   #4
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You guys have way more documentation time than I do.


Here's my current list:


Remove StudioLoft bed
2 custom wooden LED light fixtures in its place, switches on dash
TPMS
Coach battery circuit run to fuse panel under dash for powering added equipment
Amateur radio with GPS and APRS
GlobleStar phone and car kit
4 extra 12 v or USB outlets dash and bedroom
12 v LED reading lights over couch
12 v reading lights each side of rear bed
500 watts solar and MPPT controller
2 100 AH Battle Born batteries
HF full articulated mount for TV
Drop door and laundry bag under front booth seat
Pantry drawer under rear booth seat
Full tech install in cabinet over TV (MultiWAN load balancing router with WiFI and 2 cell routers (ATT and Google Fi), PC with wireless keyboard and mouse, wireless headphones, Dish Wally, 2 line POTS phone connected to the cell routers for backup (yeah, not counting cell phones, our Sunstar has 3 phone numbers.. ))
Z fold table over the doghouse (removable for travel)
Grandpa’s trunk table
Dash cam
2 Tablet install on dash for Waze and OBD2 dashboard (“glass cockpit”)
“Window” cam to make the TV look like a window when parked
Hughes Autoformer permanent install in the Utility bay
Xantrex Freedom XC 2kW PSW inverter/charger
Many coat/clothes hooks
2 towel bars in the bedroom
Additional shelf in the bathroom cabinet
Side shelf left of bath sink for toothbrush chargers
Replaced all lamps with LEDs
Pinter shelf and printer in the lower cabinet kitchen counter next to the door (under the TV and tech cabinet) (stll needs a dedicated AC outlet)

Insulated the ceiling of the trunk with rigid foam to mitigate mattress condensation and noise
Installed 2 12v fans, one on each B pillar
Antennas on the roof: amateur radio (on a motorized mount), SiriusXM, GlobalStar, 2 cellular router, 2 GPS, In motion Dish satellite
Primping mirror
Hung 4 pieces of art
Digital programmable thermostat
Battery LED lights in cabinets, closets, and basement
Victron battery monitor
Sturgi-Stay propane adapter
Safe, in a hidden spot
2 coat hooks outside the door for dog leashes or coats


Etc.
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Old 05-03-2020, 06:24 PM   #5
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Great upgrades, thanks for sharing. I don’t have nice drawing. Here are a few I recall.
Fantastic fan, two max air covers,bug screen and rock guard on front of ford chassis, tie down rings and cargo nets and fall retainers on cab over, two drawers below dinette, cargo net and rolling storage boxes below couch, keyless entry lock, led outside light, wiring for dish and Wally, gutters, screens on HWH, furnace,refrigerator outside air entrances, solar with controller and triklstart to charge house and chassis batteries, wheel liners and stem extenders, bathroom door lock, plug molds and usb outlet towers, black tank rinse, lock on tv cabinet, ford mud flaps, hanging trays in bathroom, and kitchen, power protector.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:48 AM   #6
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It's been over a year since I bought our 2018 Vista 32YE. I've made so many modifications and additions to the rig, I thought I would to summarize the changes, just to keep track of things. It wasn't until I finished the list that I realized that we seem to be a bit picky how we need our rig equipped. I'm wondering if others are doing this much, or is this just me? Please let me know if I'm nuts or not.... Do you guys have a list of your mods?

Here's my drawing. You may need to click it to read everything.
This is great! Thanks John. When you get a chance, can you send info on the convenience rack you installed for you glasses, phone etc? I've been looking for a solution to the nightstand problem.
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Old 05-04-2020, 06:49 AM   #7
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Great upgrades, thanks for sharing. I don’t have nice drawing. Here are a few I recall.
Fantastic fan, two max air covers,bug screen and rock guard on front of ford chassis, tie down rings and cargo nets and fall retainers on cab over, two drawers below dinette, cargo net and rolling storage boxes below couch, keyless entry lock, led outside light, wiring for dish and Wally, gutters, screens on HWH, furnace,refrigerator outside air entrances, solar with controller and triklstart to charge house and chassis batteries, wheel liners and stem extenders, bathroom door lock, plug molds and usb outlet towers, black tank rinse, lock on tv cabinet, ford mud flaps, hanging trays in bathroom, and kitchen, power protector.
Where did you find Ford mud flaps for the Vista? Did you install them yourself?
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Old 05-04-2020, 05:40 PM   #8
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Interesting and cool thread with great ideas! John, what is the added 50A connector for?
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:19 PM   #9
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That is very cool. I do a lot of modifications to our rig and would like to keep track as you did. May I ask what program you used to insert the information on the floor plan?
Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-05-2020, 09:53 PM   #10
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Here's a list of most of my mods for the Minnie Winnie. Have an even longer list for our 5th wheeler.

Mods for the Minnie Winnie

1. Added built-in power protection unit
2. Upgraded to two 6 volt batteries
3. Added Battery Protect device (EMS), with remote LED
4. Added switch and breaker for entire 12 volt system
5. Added Bogart Trimetric battery monitor
6. Added upper and lower frig chimney fans
7. Add automatic frig chimney Halon system, plus four other fire extinguishers, foaming and dry chemical types
8. Added frig interior fans
9. Added two 20 amp 12 volt power outlets, one exterior on passenger side and one on driver’s side
10. Added three 12v/USB charge points
11. Added cell phone booster with exterior antenna
12. Replaced bed mattress
13. Replaced table support with a swivel mounting system
14. Added one screen door grab bars
15. Added Borg steel valve stems
16. Added TPMS
17. Added review camera
18. One sewer hose drawer under the frame
19. Water pressure gauge inside
20. Added a 2 gallon water pressure tank
21. Added a whole house water filter
22. Added a residential water pressure regulator
23. Upgraded the water pump
24. Rear LED backup lights under bumper
25. Replaced bedroom room Maxxair fan
26. Added fan and vent dome covers on roof
27. Upgraded to LED interior lighting
28. Added LED makeup light in bathroom
29. Added motion senor light in most cabinets and closet spaces
30. Converted bedroom 120 volt outlet to include two USB chargers
31. Fitted Reflectix for all windows and skylights
32. Added tile back splash around stove
33. Added a quick disconnect propane line inside for a indoor radiant heater
34. Replaced old flooring with new vinyl plank flooring
35. Added variable speed control for kitchen exhaust fan
36. Added a swivel base for the passenger seat
37. Added under awning LED lights
38. Replace covering used on bed headboard
39. Added two interior 120 volt outlets
40. Add automatic transfer switch
41. Added additional shelves in bath cabinet
42. Add variable speed control for lower and upper chimney fans
43. Added high pressure propane access for both external cylinders and grills
44. Relocated latter used to access front loft
45. Added reinforcement kit to the frig door
46. Add built-in propane pressure testing system
47. Replaced rearview camera
48. Added WiFi booster
49. Added counter top drop extension
50. Added VHF weather radio
51. Added two towel rings in bath, plus two towel hooks in bath
52. Added cargo restraint straps to overhead bunk
53.


Pending Mods
1. New spare tire carrier
2. Add Frig chimney Halon fire extinguisher
3. Add dash camera
4. Upgrade door window with one-way view glass
5. Add second Maxxair fan in front of unit
6. Add electronic valve to fill fresh water tank from city water connection
7. Replace dinning room table top
8. Add HDMI to TV cable
9. Upgrade tank monitors to SeaBreeze units
10.
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We have Spirit 31G
Ford mud flaps on Amazon -$50-60
Just bolted to metal within wheel well
Just cut flap to fit your situation
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