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Topic: 177 mod: dining to living room + more
Posted By: CC
Subject: 177 mod: dining to living room + more
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 11:40am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150



Replies:
Posted By: The McLane's
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 12:07pm
Nice :)

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Pudderpod

Henry & Vicki

2010 RP-175 - Successfully towed by our Touring Pacifica 4L


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 12:15pm
Very creative and nice finishing work ! No limit to the creations that necessity throws our way.

We came from a smaller teardrop in which the bed area doubled as the dinnette - - talk about a PITA !! So for us, at least for now, having a dinnette area separate from the sleeping area is a real treat. But who knows what the future will bring.

Congrats on finishing a great makeover and thanks for sharing the "works-in-progress" and finished product pics.

'Slogger


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2012 at 10:15pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Little Sweet Pea Pod
Date Posted: 29 Aug 2012 at 11:32pm
Beautiful mods on your RPod. We too have a 177, I might be busy this winter. Keep posting all of the photos, nice to see the work in progress shots. Welcome to the forum.


Posted By: Racer|X|
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2012 at 8:40pm
Very nice...you are the Martha Stewart of campers...and yes...that is a compliment.  I would love to know what you did for curtains.  I am about to rip off the wall those dang noisy blinds.


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2012 at 11:45pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: BSAJim
Date Posted: 01 Sep 2012 at 8:00pm
Insert heavy sigh here.
 
My wife just saw the dining to bench conversion. She had but one question - when are you going to the hardare store to get started.
 
Congrats on a really great mod, but my todo list did not appreciate the hit.
 
So far, I have founf the 177 to be a great platform for multiple modifications.
 
Anybody have luck getting stain or drawer handles from Forrest River?
 
I am building drawers into the space above and below the fridge, and would like things to match.
 
Happy Trails,
 
Jim & Carmen


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Jim & Carmen - San Jose, CA
r-pod 177 and V-6 Highlander


Posted By: R&T's Pod
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2012 at 10:35am
I just had to respond to curtains.  Before our first trip, the mini blinds came down and curtains went up.  We are on our second set of curtains, and I keep hoping we don't find some fabric we like better that what we have now.  Rob

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2010 R-Pod 175 2007 F-150 Super Cab http://www.rtspod.blogspot.com - R&T's Podding Blog


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2012 at 4:39pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 03 Sep 2012 at 5:18pm
Beautiful work    ...and I really appreciate those bottom-up pics of the window boxes, showing the attaching points. I've already built small shelfs using 3" hobby wood and spindle railing sold at Lowes that is almost a perect match for the little railing over the microwave.

'Slogger


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 10:20am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 10:25am
I guess I should post some pictures    ...I really like the way our window shelves turned out. I had a little of that railing left over and made a small spice rack and mounted it on the wall to the right of the stove top.

'Slogger


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 11:39am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 5:08pm
As promised earlier    ...here are the little window shelves I built using spindle railiing I found at Lowe's (which almost matches the railing above the microwave perfectly).

'Slogger









Had a little of the railing left over so I made a little spice rack



This is what I did over the window in the back behind the bathroom.



Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 5:22pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Racer|X|
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 7:12pm
Slogg, how did you mount / securethe rack you made above the window curtain?


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 7:44pm
Originally posted by Racer|X| Racer|X| wrote:

Slogg, how did you mount / securethe rack you made above the window curtain?

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2 1/2" L brackets. Mounted them out near the ends of the carpeted box close to where they are attached to the inner wall so that they would be more secure. There is a little movement   ...but not enough to cause any problems. To get them off I just have to lift them straight up and off. I thought of attaching them to the walls of the Pod but didn't like that aesthetic. These look more like they are just "sitting there" - - kinda cool. Happy with the way they turned out. Cost about $11-12 per shelf, not including my labor. Well worth it in terms of providing an out-of-the-way place to stick things like lotions, glasses, phone/iPad chargers etc.

'Slogger


Posted By: BSAJim
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 9:17pm
CC,
 
Thanks for the updates. Any chance to get a pic of how you keep up the board filler behind the back cushions? It must be detachable in order to move to the bed support position.
 
Thanks!
 
Jim


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Jim & Carmen - San Jose, CA
r-pod 177 and V-6 Highlander


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 04 Sep 2012 at 10:30pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Racer|X|
Date Posted: 05 Sep 2012 at 7:55pm
Sweet...thanks!


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2012 at 8:52pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Seanl
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2012 at 9:22am
I have an idea for you. If you took a piece of 1x3 and glued and screwed it to the front of your backer board so that it formed a 90 degree angle it might give the front of you backer board enough stiffness so that you would not need stuts and the 1x3 would act as a spacer to keep the board away from the wall in the up position . I used to have a home made trailer and I did that on the front of the bed in it. The only thing I don't know is the span on my bed was only 5 feet. This is crude and not to scale but it gives the idea.



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Sean, 2011 Rpod RP-173,2009 Jeep Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition



Posted By: Racer|X|
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2012 at 9:37am
CC, have you ever considered a trip to Wisconsin?  I would be kind enough to allow you to camp at my place for free.  Just a little trade-out of some decorating and mod work, that's all.  Wink

Just kidding, but seriously....I love the mod.  And the Pod looks nice and homie.


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 08 Sep 2012 at 12:10pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 13 Sep 2012 at 12:35pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2012 at 5:24pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 23 Sep 2012 at 9:05pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Ratdog
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 2:24pm
CC - We're looking at new tires for our 177. It came with the same Tow Max Power King tires you had. We have about 10,000 miles on them. Tread is fine (only down about 1/3) but I've always felt uncomfortable with them and I've recently read a lot of bad stuff about them.
 
Looks like you have Goodyear Marathons. I'd be interested to hear how you made the decision to buy those tires since that's one of the tires I've been looking at.
 
Thanks,
-- Steve


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Steve, Anne, and Paige the Rat Terrier
2013 Lexus RX 450h Hybrid AWD
2011 RP-177 (aka: The Circus Wagon)


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 24 Sep 2012 at 2:53pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Heidi
Date Posted: 26 Sep 2012 at 10:20pm
I made an awning for our pod using a lightweight nylon tarp Waterproof and breathable from Campmore and attach it using an old track we had from a canvas awning from a popup we had. I wanted something that was lighter weight and dried faster than the canvas. Not to mention how small I can fold it. 

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we R-pod people
175 ,2 peeps and one small horse


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2012 at 10:04pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: brianc1959
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2012 at 2:52am
Love this mod. I may be doing this this winter.  I do have a question. you are kind of vague on the measurements of and how that back board is built.  Can you clarify, I may just not be seing it. 
Thanks


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2012 at 11:30am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: brianc1959
Date Posted: 08 Oct 2012 at 1:06pm
Thanks "Pod Couple" Like I said I love that modification....  I keep the table down and use the bed as a couch most of the time anyway, yours gives you tons of leg room as well...  I may just have to bite the bullet and do this.  I have a trip scheduled for October 18th to the Oregon coast so i will probably make this a winter project ;)  Thanks man, I love my pod.


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 09 Oct 2012 at 11:50am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: river rat
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2012 at 7:00pm
DAMN just seeing all this makes me real glad i joined this site as will be picking up pod in Feb 2013
177-H.R.E any way just one qustion if i may how do you find the wood studs to put all this stuff on?
as im not a real good carpenter (in fact when i see wood i think its for the camp fire)
You no measure once cut several times then go get an other pice of wood start over.
talk about thinking out side of the pod YOU folks did an outstanding job.
 
ps. sure would hate like mailto:H#@% - H#@% TO POKE A HOLE CLEAR THREW THE SIDE WALL.
 
 


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dog


Posted By: Footslogger03
Date Posted: 02 Nov 2012 at 8:28pm
I just took some 2 x 8"s and cut them in 11-12" pieces. Work well under the stabilizers. Got a 12" piece of 8 x 8 cedar and use that under the hitch post.

'Slogger


Posted By: anchor out
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2012 at 3:17pm
GREAT JOB.


Posted By: gnawbone
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 12:11am
Originally posted by river rat river rat wrote:

DAMN just seeing all this makes me real glad i joined this site as will be picking up pod in Feb 2013
177-H.R.E any way just one qustion if i may how do you find the wood studs to put all this stuff on?
as im not a real good carpenter (in fact when i see wood i think its for the camp fire)
You no measure once cut several times then go get an other pice of wood start over.
talk about thinking out side of the pod YOU folks did an outstanding job.
 
ps. sure would hate like mailto:H#@% - H#@% TO POKE A HOLE CLEAR THREW THE SIDE WALL.
 
 

CC----Wonderful piece of work, thanks for posting the project and measurements...BUT the question above from river rat still begs to be answered, if you please...fastening the wood.
This forum is soooo helpful and interesting. We have not purchased our R-Pod yet, we just got a Toyota Sienna and have to get it set up for towing before we find and buy one. Hoping to locate a 177 used. Hasn't happened yet.
Thanks to all


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Buck Gilpin
Always be sincere, even if you don't mean it!
2016 R-180
2017 Toyota Tacoma
2004 Dodge 3500






Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 23 Nov 2012 at 4:50pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 03 Dec 2012 at 12:00pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Pete Goodall
Date Posted: 07 Jan 2013 at 7:09pm
Thanks for all of these great modification ideas.  There are some very handy people around here!


Posted By: stephan
Date Posted: 02 Mar 2013 at 4:44pm

Wow great ideas ! I'll probably do the same thing, as soon the snow melt (someday)

I would like to know where did you find the small molding on your shelf above the tv?
 
Thank's in advance for your reply!


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Stephan & Carole
Santa fe 2012
R-pod 177 2012 (la grenouille/ the frog)


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2013 at 11:41am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: anchor out
Date Posted: 10 Mar 2013 at 10:47pm
Great mods. Wish I was that handy. Something else you might consider: As my wife and I retire at different times (She reads and Emails at the table as I sleep PM, and she sleeps and I read AM) I installed a curtain across the edge of the bed that blocks off light and gives privacy to the one in bed. We love it.
We used the same type bar as you used on the curtains. It extends and wedges itself by twisting the two parts.
As you seem to have a third sleeper, this might work for you.


Posted By: tturbo
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2013 at 12:55pm
CC thank you for renewing my love for my rPod I was beginning to get a little bummed out about the whole thing. (see  http://rpodnation.com/warranty-issues-wall-coverings_topic3554_post38900.html#38900 - http://rpodnation.com/warranty-issues-wall-coverings_topic3554_post38900.html#38900 ) 

So now I'm planning some quick mods as we speak and although my unit is a lot different from yours, I'm rethinking all the possibilities now thanks in a large part to your ideas and your photos! Drapes are #1 for me this year, like the tie backs and I have a sofa right now but that might change (idea to put in a more stable sofa system instead I just have to think about the limits of our time and our abilities)

Must be the sunny day today in spite of the three feet of snow still in our yard that's getting me into the RV mode today!
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Tess&Brad
R-Pod 173T
'07 Hyundai Sante Fe V6


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2013 at 12:01pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: happyrpod
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2013 at 8:09am
Wow CC what a fabulous job with your camper. I haven't been on here as much as I used to but must stay in better contact with all.  Tend to go to FB rpod group & have missed this one, just happened to notice Peggy mentioning your name when she helped me post pictures of our mods so had to snoop, wow what a fantastic mod.  Maybe you can help us would love to move or resize our furnace box in the back where we have put a slide couch bed , any ideas ?J  I kinda hate to loose the drawer under couch but I might have to.  Give me feedback if any ideas.  
Yours looks great  


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Steve&Kathy
2010 Traverse
174 2009
Sassy too Golden Retriever


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2013 at 12:18pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: happyrpod
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2013 at 8:58pm
Thanks for having your husband take a look.  I kinda hate to take my drawer out to put it in the center & not sure how hard it would be to vent it.  So if he comes up with an idea just pass it along. 

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Steve&Kathy
2010 Traverse
174 2009
Sassy too Golden Retriever


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 21 Apr 2013 at 10:17am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: 2PSNPOD
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 10:59am
Love the mods. Was wondering what you used to reinforce the wall with to mount to tv and how you ran your cable hookup?

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JUJUNAPRIL


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 11:47am



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 2:37pm
Originally posted by CC CC wrote:

Hi,

I'll post a pic when he gets it done. We haven't been out but once this year, so as we get out more and do more mods/updates, I'll put up more pics. That means I'll have to take some down since I'm at my current limit.

It will be hard to choose which pics should be deleted, though!


Try using a free hosting service like photobucket, then just link the pictures here.. That's how we roll.

Random picture from my library at PB:

(Bourbon basted ice cube recipe ingredients...)




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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
'11 RP177(sold) '17 Lance 2295 http://www.rpodnation.com/some-of-our-mods-so-far-with-pics_topic2786.html" rel="nofollow - FurPodsMods
'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 3:16pm



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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 3:30pm
OH... that's not party stocks.. that's just the byproducts of being a Bourbon snob. And living right in the middle of bourbon central. Some of those are VERY limited release stuff, some not opened yet.. Some open for years, but only tasted for very special occasions..

For instance, on the front left is a bottle of William Larue Weller, only bottled every couple of years, and even in those years, maybe only 7-800 cases for the whole world. Some are only available at the distillery, that kind of thing. Not shown is my favorite.. happened to be out when this picture was taken to tease my brother, Evan Williams 27y.o. only can be bought at the Bourbon Heritage Center, car payment a bottle.. Or "Parker's Distiller's Masterpiece" very NICE car payment a bottle..


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
'11 RP177(sold) '17 Lance 2295 http://www.rpodnation.com/some-of-our-mods-so-far-with-pics_topic2786.html" rel="nofollow - FurPodsMods
'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: 2PSNPOD
Date Posted: 07 May 2013 at 10:48pm
Thanks for the info. I may try to see what I can do. I love the dining to living area mod. I don't think I'm that handy. lol We've been out twice this year. We are in Ms. so the winters here aren't much at all.
Went to Buccaneer State Park in Waveland and had a great time. They have a dog beach which is what we were looking for.

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JUJUNAPRIL


Posted By: Zade
Date Posted: 13 May 2014 at 10:54pm
Anyone happen to save the photos that were originally posted here? I'm looking to tackle a similar remodel on our r-pod and would love to use them as a starting point.
Thanks so much,
Zade


Posted By: CC
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 11:19am
Hi, I removed the photos from this forum when I sold our rPod (I would have just deleted this thread but that wasn't possible). Your reply to this post sent me an email and since you have an interest, I'll again post the main photos required if you are trying to do this mod.
-CC









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Lighting a candle, not cursing the darkness
"The Pod Couple"
2011 RP-177
TV: 2010 F150


Posted By: Zade
Date Posted: 14 May 2014 at 2:48pm
This is great! Thanks so much for posting the photos.
Zade



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