Some RV manufacturers seem to have missed the mark on simple necessities such as paper towel and toilet paper holders in their motorhomes, fifth wheels, and travel trailers. So, after living in our fifth wheel, we’ve added some custom interior RV modifications that were out of necessity while others were to make our RV more aesthetically comfortable.
If you’ve ever stepped foot into any RV straight from the factory, you’re sure to notice how bland, boring and brown their interiors are. RV manufacturer prescribed decor, in general, lacks personality, creativity and zest. So, being the creative type, I set myself on a mission to make our new RV look homey and reflect our personalities with customized features. This is how I completed our toy hauler interior makeover.
Since we are not television satellite dish users, we rely on our over-the-air (OTA) television. We enjoy at watching at least a little local television stations to catch up on the news, watch a game or regular television programming. However, our old Winegard antenna was just not hacking it to do the job. So we replaced our old RV television antenna with the Winegard RVW-205 Sensar IV with Wingman.
Recently, we were provided the opportunity to work with Anderson Brass Company by testing their improved RV water service panel. We replaced our existing plastic-fitting Anderson 200RV water service panel in our fifth wheel’s utility distribution center (UDC) with a better-engineered retrofit panel. Unlike the old plastic leaky and unreliable valve system, the Kantleak MANRV101-RF is manufactured with all brass fittings.
We hope you’ve been enjoying our RV Interiors blog series. In the past six months, we’ve been remodeling and personalizing our fifth wheel RV.. We’ve researched many different products that made ours a little unique than standard 5th wheels.
Stained glass…who doesn’t love gazing through the many colors when the sun shines through? It reminds me of when I was a little girl staring at the stained glass windows in church instead of paying attention to the gospel and readings. I’d study every color, every soldered line, and the artistic characters. I was thinking, “why couldn’t we apply that to our home on wheels?” Not that we want our RV to look like a church but adding a little artistic impression is a good thing.
Recently, we looked into acquiring a better and more attractive set of entry steps to replace the ones that came on our 2016 Heartland Landmark 5th wheel. Unfortunately, the manual pull-out steps appropriated for our 5th wheel were rapidly degrading and looking deplorable.