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Old 03-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #15
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Okay...another question...our trailer doesn't have one (1972 Boler). & it wasn't removed by a PO, because there are zero screw holes in the area( & on our trailer there are old screw hole EVERYwhere....

We do have a ?support between the sink & stove, but it doesn't actually connect or support because it doesn't quite touch. We have no upper cabinets over the bed or bunks. I have been wondering if maybe the support wasn't used if there were no overhead cabinets? I have also been planning to put in a support as we are going to add overhead cabinets just for safety sake. But I am curious. anyone run into the same thing?
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:16 AM   #16
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Thats a bit strange Norm, mine has two supports on both sides of the trailer ..... wonder why the difference.....
i wonder if its an air conditioning difference? does one have it and one not? could air conditioner support be the difference?
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:18 AM   #17
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Okay...another question...our trailer doesn't have one (1972 Boler). & it wasn't removed by a PO, because there are zero screw holes in the area( & on our trailer there are old screw hole EVERYwhere....

We do have a ?support between the sink & stove, but it doesn't actually connect or support because it doesn't quite touch. We have no upper cabinets over the bed or bunks. I have been wondering if maybe the support wasn't used if there were no overhead cabinets? I have also been planning to put in a support as we are going to add overhead cabinets just for safety sake. But I am curious. anyone run into the same thing?
lol i had a motor home like that once,,,screw holes all over the thing. i never figured out if he was attaching things,,,or had just gone berserk with a screw gun.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:05 AM   #18
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In our '84 Scamp, the support was black. I removed it and painted it glossy off white to match the surrounding fiberglass. I reinstalled it with capped screws (have caps just like the rivets on the outside). It actually made a huge difference, because it no longer draws your eyes to it. Now it blends in and looks much more modern.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:37 AM   #19
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The supports prevent the sides from puffing out and the roof sagging down, so they are structural. I cannibalized four garden "Tiki Torches" from Lowes, cut them up, added some 1/2" steel strips (also from Lowes) and did my very first welding project with them to make my replacement supports. Add a little paint (and, perhaps, some LED candles for mood lighting) and this is what I got:
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:36 PM   #20
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Oh nice! I like the design! I've definitely decided to put the support back in (I took it out when we started doing mods so it hasn't gone anywhere). Just undecided on an "alternate" design.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #21
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Now THAT is totally GREAT! Especially with the "candles".

I"ll be going to Lowes.

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Old 03-12-2012, 02:40 PM   #22
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hmmmmmmm a place for one of those "leg" lamps?<_<
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a place for one of those "leg" lamps?
well, the leg part maybe...
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #24
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PeterH... Did you buy those lights recently and if so, do you have a Lowes part number for them, a brand name, or any other information? I couldn't find them on their web site.

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Old 03-12-2012, 05:24 PM   #25
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I've got that on my to-do list. My thought was that I'd replace the 50's look spiral iron with a stainless steel tube. Maybe incorporate a paper towel rack into it also. Not top of the to-do list but wrought iron is so yesterday.

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I gather you are not overwrought over wrought iron.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #26
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I got my support tubes at Lowes, in the closet-hanger-pipe department. Had my choice of white enamel or brushed aluminum. Used a hole cutter to make the upper and lower bracket bases.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:03 PM   #27
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If you're looking for something out of wood and glass... check out the top two pictures in this great Moguland thread: Moguland kinda makes a person go hummmm. Open and functional and would help prevent some water and/or grease splashing depending on sink and stove placement.
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Dan, I made those a few years back, but I've seen them at garden centers and hardware store garden centers fairly frequently for about $10 each.
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