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    Posted: 02 Jun 2020 at 1:58am
Better audio!!! That cannot include Blose, the opposite of quality. Better may require a marine subwoofer, but not a boomy one. Rpods aren't juke joints.

Pass-through storage in the front.

Cooktop hood & power vent.

Window in door.

Shelves above & around bed.

Inverters.

120v circuit in bathroom.

Second circuit and 2 more 120V outlets in cabin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2020 at 2:45am
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2020 at 8:08am
I think that a 120v outlet/circuit inside the R Pod bath area is an electrical code violation.
Many owners have installed shelves over the bed.

Window in the door is pretty easy-lots of choices. We used a 14x21 model from Tear Drop Trailer Parts
https://www.teardroptrailerparts.com/windows.html
modding the Pod is a lot of fun-
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2020 at 8:32am
My comments:

Can't really put a pass through up front without relocating the water heater. If you want to carry something long and skinny how about a pvc pipe mounted in front of the spare tire?

I think someone on this forum has done a stove vent. A 12V mushroom fan and a dryer vent should work.

A GFI circuit in the bathroom should be OK, its a dry bath. A second circuit for the trailer might not be
worth it, you are limited to 30A anyway. It would either require surface mounted conductors or keeping the outlets low and coming up through the floor on interior walls, its not practical to run conductors inside the exterior walls. 

Shelves, inverters, and door windows are common mods. 

Don't know about changing out speakers. It should be pretty easy to install a sub in one of the lower unused boxed in areas.  Shouldn't need to be marine rated unless you live in a humid area and don't condition the interior while in storage. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Apr 2021 at 11:12am
I rediscovered this post.  I've fixed some of the items.

For sound, I installed a wee soundbar with subwoofer.  The bar is installed under the TV on brackets and the sub (well, woofer module, really) is under the platform I built to turn the dinette into a couch.  Still, no obvious way to get FM radio into the soundbar, but I can stream music and TV from my phone. 

Window in door is done, but a little awkward with the screen in the way. 

FR could move the furnace and water heater around a little and get more room for a pass through.  As is, my R-dome will just go in and the front door shut. 

I should have clarified, a stove vent that looks attractive and not shade-tree, which is beyond my fabrication skills. 

I have looked at the wire shelving others have done.  I may try that when I can find the frame supports to drill into. 
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