Bonus Topic: Installing a new USB Port
Today we begin talking about the modifications we have working on this fall <insert happy dance>! Besides adventuring outside, working on the rig is so much fun! I think it’s all about watching our ideas come together and creating a space that just makes us smile every time we open the door.
This video is an overview of what is coming up in the series of RV renovations and modifications. I will link all of those topics as the videos come out. But for now, here is what modification we made and included in this video. Here is what we have been working on:
- Installing a backup camera
- Finding a better use for those countertop covers
- Removing our u-shaped dinette and putting in a free-standing table
- Wallpapering the slide out
- Installing Fantastic Fans
- Upgrading our stabilization
Installing a USB Port
I should be clear, there was a port already in there but it didn’t work. When we first bought the rig it worked intermittently, we checked the wires and tried to tighten things up, but it stopped working altogether. We originally bought a standard USB charger from Lowe’s but we learned we needed a 12-volt charging station vs. a standard residential port. The other big lesson here was RV wiring colors. I don’t know about you but we don’t have the standard red and black wires. We have white (ground), blue (12 volts), and green (shore power). You will see us talk more about wire colors when we install the Fan-tastic Fan <insert face palm>. It all turned out fine in the end but we learned a lot about video recording, wires, and just because one fan goes in easy doesn’t mean the other one will too.
This is the USB port charging station we purchased. It works great. The only challenge we have is that it’s not the same size so we need to wood putty the old holes and color match the paneling so it doesn’t show. That is easier said than done.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them below. We don’t claim to be experts but we are certainly always willing to give something a try. Maybe it’s the teachers in us or we don’t have the time to wait a month for an RV shop to finally have the time to help us out.
Until next time, take an adventure!