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Old 05-08-2008, 11:45 AM   #15
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:21 PM   #16
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Peter H,
There are 2"X2" sheet-metal formed, angle brackets which are used to stiffen up wooden chairs. Wouldn't they work between the counter ends and the bottom of the back-splash frame? The brackets I've seen come in a variety of finishes to compliment different wood finishes. It might then not be necessary to fasten through the fiberglass. Trimming around the window frame may be an interesting experience if the back-splash can't be sandwiched by the frame.

As you've demonstrated with your many other mods, have fun with this one!!!
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:30 PM   #17
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I have a new D-19 with the factory installed full backsplash (one of the secret options you only seem to learn about from forums like this one and yahoo scampers)

It was appled over the ratfur, bubble wrap etc..

IT DOES NOT QUITE REACH THE WINDOW, a little bit of rat fur is visable around the window frame, maybe an inch or two. To make it look neat, the backsplash is edged with wood around the window area.

It is caulked at the countertop, but I can't tell how it is attached to the back of the overhead cabinets.
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:47 AM   #18
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In reviewing the above post, I realized just how poor my descriptive writing abilities are. Here (I hope, this is the first time I have tried it) is a picture of the secret option FULL backsplash with optional window.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:57 PM   #19
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Just wondering how this turned out or if anyone else has ideas. My main concern is attaching it; screw through outer shell? With what? Rivet? Will that work? We cook in our 16 and I'd like to protect the rat fur from getting too disgusting. Thanks for tips!
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:06 AM   #20
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Peter,

I used linoleum and only put it behind the stove not all the way across. I cut the hole for the window, pressed the linoleum over the window and simply slid the linoleum behind the upper cabinet and the lower cabinet. I did have to do a couple of notch's for the rivets.

The rat fur caused the linoleum to pooch out a little on the edges. I had some of the small white trim that is used around the cabinet door openings so I used it on the two sides and that solved the problem.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:27 AM   #21
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Joy, did you have to remove the trim piece around the window where the screws or rivets go through to put the vinyl piece inplace, or did you just cut the whole exactly the size of the window trim piece and slide it over it?

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Old 01-05-2013, 11:36 AM   #22
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Deryk,

I just cut the hole the right size and slipped it over. It was tough going with a utility knife and making it a perfect size. It's been some 11 years ago but I think I might have made a template first out of card board or 1/8" plywood. That's what I generally do with on a project that needs precise measurements.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:39 AM   #23
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Thanks, yeah I have ratfur behind my stove..why they do that and not cover it is beyond me lol... but we are here to make improvements lol

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Old 01-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #24
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Deryk for whats its worth on my Scamp it has Formica over the rat fur in the bathroom - but they have put the Formica behind the window trim piece.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:32 PM   #25
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I used some thick fairly clear shelf liner material I got at IKEA. I used velcro between. I do not like the Velcro showing through, but I do like protection from water over the sink and stuff from behind the stove. If I used the trailer much I am sure I would make some small change. Wish I had known when I ordered the Scamp I could have requested fiberglass in that area.

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Old 01-05-2013, 05:51 PM   #26
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Yeap Nancy it would be nice if the factory would add all those little touches they do for people to their list of options. You know when you are new to having an RV you simply don't know enough to ask the right questions.

I, for one, would have had them install linoleum flooring if I had known enough to ask for it. As it turned out it was a simple job to remove the carpet from the main walking area and replace it with linoleum. Since I had the carpeting to start with I know I won't be wanting for it as I might have, had I not had it to begin with.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:57 PM   #27
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The PO of my casita bought a 2x4 ft piece of stamped tin ceiling tile; it is thin enough and flexible to slip between the rat fur and countertop. Secured at the top with from the outside with a few small bolts that use stainless cap nuts on the inside. Comes in many designs, even Home Depot carries it

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:31 PM   #28
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Thanks to everyone for your tips. I think I just need to pick a material and go for it. I am wondering if we all agree that this would be an improvement that would HELP resale. What I mean is that I am always hesitant to do anything that isn't stock for fear that if we want to sell it some time in future folks won't like our taste. Do you think this is one of those things or should we just do it?
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