If a Winnebago engineer stepped onto our Micro Minnie 1706FB he or she might not recognize it. I have made many modifications to it, some myself, some with the help of professionals, in order to make it more comfortable, more reliable, more like home.
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One of the fist upgrades I did was installing a Fantastic Vent. All RVers seemed to rave about them, and while it doesn’t turn the inside of the RV into a category 3 hurricane, it does freshen up things quite a bit on cool nights. It is however useless in the south Florida summer, even at night. I make a video of the installation.
My second RV modification was a Solar system. I got a 100 watt kit from Renology which came with everything I needed to install it. All I needed to buy extra was the roof sealant. The main reason I wanted to get this, besides off grid camping, was not having to disconnect my battery every time we planed to leave the RV parked for more than a week. I also made a video of that upgrade.
We also replaced our dinette with two folding tables. This however is still very much a work in progress. We might go for a sofa in the future or perhaps something even more flexible. Stay tuned for that. Here’s that video, a playlist because there are two parts.
- Other Modifications: Wardrobe closet, TPMS and Water Heater
Finally, last month I did three major upgrades and modifications to Minitini: the Trailer. The first one was removing the TV set, and ripping apart the cabinet behind it. That gave us enough room to build a small wardrobe closet. That was something that our trailer hadn’t come with from the factory. I also bought and installed a tire pressure monitoring system, which is something I should have done from day one for safety. Better late than never, right? Finally I got the dealer to replace my faulty Atwood on demand water heater. I could have put up an uphill fight trying to get the to cover it under warranty. I decided my time is more valuable than that and decided to take the plunge on atop of the line, state of the art piece of German engineering. We went with a Truma AquaGo. I hope it will provide us with many warm showers in the future. Here’s the video of all this latest upgrades.
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My CAMERAS and OTHER GEAR
Main camera: Sony FDR-AX33
Action camera: Sony FDR X3000
Additional action camera: GoPro Hero 3 White Edition
Field Audio Recorder: Zoom H1
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro
CONVENIENCES and UPGRADES
TireMinder TM55c-B Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Fit System 3891 Deluxe Universal Clip-on Trailer Towing Mirror
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start
IN MY BASEMENT
Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black
Weber 6557 Q Portable Cart for Grilling
Coleman Outdoor Compact Table
Coleman 333264 Propane Fuel Pressurized Cylinder, 16.4 Oz
Quik Chair Folding Quad Mesh Camp Chair – Blue
Camco Mfg Inc 44543 Large Stabilizer Jack Pad with Handle, 2 Pack
Bulls Eye Level RV Appliance and Game Table Leveler Motorhome Level (Mini Level)
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10) by Tri-Lynx
Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench
Cartman 14″ Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench
Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD)
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp
Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C Portable EMS RV Surge Protector – 30 Amp
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