I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been known to go a little “over the top” in my RV modifications. I’ve taken hacksaws to refrigerator doors, gutted entire galley cabinets in search of a better fridge, and rebuilt entire electrical systems, all in the name of improving the RV. But not all mods have to be epic. Not everyone wants to buy 3D printers and CNC routers just to make someplace for their cat to go to the bathroom! Well, in this video, we show you that there are plenty of mods you can tackle without needing $30,000 in tooling. Behold!
Most of the mods in the video are pretty self-explanatory, and don’t require more than a drill, screwdriver, and maybe some denatured alcohol. So I’m guessing you’re not here looking for more instructions. I’m willing to bet you’re here looking for a link to that cool whatever-it-was you saw in the video! So, below are the links to everything I can remember that we used or showed in the video. Where we link to Amazon, those are affiliate links, so if you choose to buy something, we’ll get a small commission. But that doesn’t change the fact that these are the actual things I chose to put in our own RV. Here we go:
These are the battery powered lights that will keep Mel’s litter box illuminated, and keep our storage compartment lit up so we can find things.
I had this tape for RV projects before this video, but this is the stuff I use when I want something to stick with tape and not come down.
This stuff is a commodity, but there’s a link. Probably quicker and cheaper to get this at your local hardware store by the gallon.
I use this stuff all the time, so I keep a bottle around. Unfortunately, the exact bottles I’m using don’t seem to be available anymore. Something like this would be a good approximation.
This is the mirror you see in the video. I liked that it had rounded corners, and that I didn’t have to try to cut it.
And these would be what you see me using to hang the mirror with. Used ’em before with no issues. Don’t expect any this time around.
This is the one you see us mounting in Number One. The ratcheting action really does help when you want to tear off a sheet one-handed.
These are the same calipers I’m holding in the video. If we can believe my Amazon purchasing history, I’ve been using them since 2016 with no issues whatsoever. I’ve changed the battery once.
This is *not* the switch you see me using in the video. Because the one I’m using came from my giant pile of miscellaneous RV parts. But literally almost any Single Pole Single Throw switch would work. It only needs to handle 12 volts and about 2 amps.
Had this one for years as well. It’s probably been in about 30 videos by now, but I don’t think I’ve ever linked it before. Now I have.
Believe it or not, I have more than one “Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper”. This is the one you see in the video. I use it for the insulated terminals, but NOT for the heat shrink terminals. What can I say… I’m picky like that.
These are the ones I tried. They didn’t work in this application. But if you have someplace else where they might, it’s a good hinge.
Again, this is the one in the video. We’ve used others in the past, but I like that the “string” in this one isn’t “string”. It’s cable.
This is the actual one you see in the video. It’s the second one I’ve purchased, but I’m still just calling it a trash can.
Hospeco – GID-HOSKL-260 KL Waxed Kraft Feminine Hygiene Liner Bag with Gusset ,10.25” x 7.5” x 3.5”,(Case of 500)
OK. So it’s not 5,000, it’s 500. But we’re still working off the same box of liners I purchased in 2015!
Forgot this in my initial posting, but here it is. I can’t remember if we got the chrome or the satin. But thinking about it now, the satin would be less likely to show hard water stains or soap residue, so I’d recommend the satin. I’ve linked that one above.
These are the gas struts I used on the bedroom overhead cabinets, and also on the galley overhead cabinet.
I used two of these to hold open the large cabinet door in the dinette area.
I used one of these for the bathroom cabinet. I had to find a really short one, because there is a shelf in the center of it that would block out a longer strut. You’ll see what I mean when you get yours.
These are the snap-on screw covers you see me using in the video. They come in all kinds of colors, so you can pick something that blends in, or something that stands out. I’ve used them going all the way back to our Das Bus days, and I always keep some on hand.
I mentioned that I had tested the Crystalline film before, and here’s the experiment. Ever since that time, we’ve continued to get it on all our cars and RVs.
Whew! So there you have it. All the links to almost all of the products that we used in the video. None of these links were over a thousand dollars, so I feel like I’m doing pretty good!
I’m sure that someone will find something I haven’t linked, so if you do, please leave a comment and I’ll update the links as best as I can.
That’s it for now. Happy Modding!