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Old 07-23-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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Cabinet doors or No cabinet doors?

I know this is just preference but we took our 300 trillium camping before we were finished with it. One thing I actually liked was not having the cabinet doors in the way. We didn't have time to decide what we wanted or put them on. Just curious how others use your top cabinets? We decided not to reinstall the top trays as well and found that to give us a cleaner, more open feel. I would love to hear others thoughts on the idea of no cabinet doors.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:12 PM   #2
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I know this is just preference but we took our 300 trillium camping before we were finished with it. One thing I actually liked was not having the cabinet doors in the way. We didn't have time to decide what we wanted or put them on. Just curious how others use your top cabinets? We decided not to reinstall the top trays as well and found that to give us a cleaner, more open feel. I would love to hear others thoughts on the idea of no cabinet doors.
I think that something is needed to restrain things because the laws of physics will prevail.

I do think that the upper cabinet doors that lift by means of gas struts are better suited to small spaces.
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Old 07-23-2016, 04:26 PM   #3
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I think that something is needed to restrain things because the laws of physics will prevail.

I do think that the upper cabinet doors that lift by means of gas struts are better suited to small spaces.
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:36 PM   #4
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I think that something is needed to restrain things because the laws of physics will prevail.

I do think that the upper cabinet doors that lift by means of gas struts are better suited to small spaces.
I resisted adding a link to Bobby Fuller's "I Fought the Law" here.

I have consided making cabinet doors that could be readily removed at the destination, but I haven't come up with anything that's working for me. Like, where would they be stored?

Here's a few alternatives to struts for holding overhead doors open. I am currently employing a wooden spoon in the Casita as I ponder other possibilities. I'm not saying I'm proud of that, it's just a fact.

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Old 07-24-2016, 09:35 AM   #5
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I prefer the doors. It gives a less cluttered look
and I really like the look of the birch.
I hand picked and cut the lumber to get the
most interesting grain patterns. One of these
days I will learn how to post photos!
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:42 PM   #6
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Bill, I would love to see your pictures. Its really easy if you know a young person with a phone! FYI, after I preview my post, first I browse my computer, then upload, then wait. After about a minute I press the button to preview again. Try it, I'm really interested in seeing what you've done!
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Old 07-24-2016, 09:15 PM   #7
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+10 Install doors.

No doors = stuff will end up scattered all over the trailer. We had one upper cabinet on our Casita without a door. Ended up stopping by the Casita factory and having one made.
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Old 07-25-2016, 04:33 AM   #8
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Without something to restrain things your storage is limited to the height of the lower lip. We experienced the same issue with the front and rear shelves. We add netting there. Perhaps you could use netting on your cabinets instead of doors. Raz
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Raz, I love the netting - how does one install it?

I really like the shelf along the top as it holds all sorts of things I like to grab and go - saves me rooting around in a cupboard or remembering what cupboard I put it in. Maybe I don't camp enough to remember my belongings in the trailer!!
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Maggie did the sewing, I did the install. Netting, shock cord, Velcro. Had to stiffen the front of the shelf with metal to stop it from buckling. Here's the original thread.

Netting for the Trillium's upper shelves
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I just want to thank everyone for posting. It's really good input. Netting is a very original too. Thank you all for your pictures!
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Doors, definitely doors.
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Door, oh my stars... doors. No one needs to walk into my trailer and be horrified at my messy cupboards. Ignorance is bliss.
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Door, oh my stars... doors. No one needs to walk into my trailer and be horrified at my messy cupboards. Ignorance is bliss.
Tough to hide stuff in a 13' Trillium with open shelves at each end. Besides once you're in there's no room for guests. Raz
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