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32' Coachmen Chaparral Fifth Wheel Trailer

It's pretty typical for people to constantly update their house for various reasons. Things become outdated or broken, tastes change, and sometimes you just need a change. Our camper is no different. Since we live in it full time, we want it to be as comfortable as possible. We have done quite a bit work both inside and out. Some of the projects are small scale add-ons to increase functionality, and some of them have been huge projects that took a few days to a few weeks to finish. 

The tricky part about modifying an RV is the small amount of workable space. You can't just knock out a wall or put plastic up in one room and live out of another. Redoing one part of the camper means living around that mess until it is finished. Another thing to consider is the noise generated from a project. Neighbors are only a few feet away, and most managers don't appreciate a work zone in the middle of their park.

Front Stabilizer Rods

Does your entire camper shake when someone walks inside? Ours sure did, but no more thanks to these homemade stabilizers!

Kitchen Electrical Outlet

The outlets in this thing drive me crazy. I was able to add an outlet with the breaker and wire from the old water heater.

Fifth Wheel Camper Electrical System

Electrical System Upgrades

To keep our lights on, I had to put in new batteries and a better converter that could charge them. What could go wrong? Lots of stuff!

Touch Lights

I stuffed these cheap fixtures with a bunch of LEDs controlled by a custom circuit to replace the original lights over the couch and table.

Tankless Water Heater

After a year and a half of quick showers and waiting forever in between, we finally upgraded our water heater to a tankless system.

Fifth Wheel Camper Custom Battery Slide Out Drawer

Custom Battery Slide Out

Tired of disconnecting and dragging the batteries out to check the water? I was too! Check out my battery tray.