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Old 11-10-2019
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Van's post needs to be made an M380 sticky called "we're all behind on our mods" - oh John Wyatt ... how much do you charge to replicate your solar setup - yowza !
Chip Lamb
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Old 11-10-2019
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Thanks Van, excellent write up and great information.
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Old 11-10-2019
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Was that Van's Washing machine woops
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Default M380 Description (as of: 1/09/2019)

Thanks gang! It would’ve been much simpler to purchase a coach with the “right” capabilities in a short maneuverable National Forest CG friendly size. Unfortunately none existed at the time and that’s still true today. No one is “behind” on their mods. Without a need for them you are up-to-date and some prefer totally original/stock. Something to be said for that too! Am sure I’ve missed something but a list of coach features is attached - see Bus Description below:

The solar setup could easily be duplicated Chip and no problem. If you can’t find the writeup here on the WOG let me know . It’s a very efficient system that fits in seamlessly without fanfare or user input. In fact the guiding principle for each of my upgrades has been that they needed to look and perform like they aren’t modifications at all. That has been the real challenge. For example, when looking up at the coach roof line it’s difficult to tell the coach has solar, the full length main awning LED lighting isn’t there until the switch is flipped and instant hot water arrives at the lav faucet with the push of a button... Each just works and that’s as it should be.

As Al noted not all of my modifications are listed above, not even close. One of these days I’ll do a one-stop listing of all those upgrades complete with direct links to the original postings. But for now you’ll need to do a WOG search as noted above. So it was Jim who really “stole” the washer?

Don’t want everyone to think my “To Do” list is complete! Have come to the conclusion that it never will be and is constantly being revised. Highly recommend every coach owner start and maintain a doc To-Do list with their most pressing items placed at the top, then revise as necessary - see DO attachment below:

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