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Old 10-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #295
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Flip up doors

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I would prefer flip up doors. Besides resisting opening, you never bump into them when they're open. In our Motorhome they were all flip ups (and oak). Defintely better looking than the faux wood look.

The existing hinge holes were the stopper. Where ever we have a potential 'travel door opener; we add a little bungee cord before leaving.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:47 AM   #296
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Flipping the upper cabinet doors was one of te first things I did to the egg camper, you only need one hand to remove items on those hinges that no longer work.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:53 AM   #297
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Jim,

What did you do about the holes where the former side hinges mounted?
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:28 PM   #298
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"What did you do about the holes where the former side hinges mounted?"

When I did my Trillium I simply used a hard epoxy and a brush tip of paint.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:06 AM   #299
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Closet Door

I've replaced all the cabinet doors and drawers, that leaves the closet doors to replace.

While replacing the upper closet door, I realized I could increase the size of the closet opening by removing a 2" strip from the top and a one inch strip from the bottom.

This doesn't add any more volume to the closet but does permit easier access.

The first picture shows the closet as purchased, the second after the cuts.
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Screw holes

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Marine-tex epoxy (white) is a pretty close match for the gelcoat on the Scamp cabinets. I use it for filling cabinet screw holes. I use a counter sink to slightly soften the edges of the hole. Tape around and overfill the hole slightly, just before it sets really solid tale a razor and slice off the excess flush. Then apply a super thin coat and sand and polish to a smooth finish.
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Eddie and Steve,

Thanks for the info. I have a couple of holes to fill, more if I change the cabinet's upper doors.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:55 PM   #302
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Doors Done

Finished the last door today. Now have about a 10% bigger opening and I am now in the process of re-orging the closet, making better places for things, making the space more useful.

I had some trouble re-inserting the hinge screws and tried an old woodworking trick, putting a little soap on the screw threads. It seemed to help.

I am really happy with the Birch plywood doors. The are definitely lghter and more attractive and lighter in weight and color than the previous faux wood.

From inside, I now move outside to install a second plastic fence post under the bumper box for awning storage.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:30 PM   #303
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Norm, do you have an pictures of how you did the bathroom door?
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Looks awesome!!!!
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #305
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Carol,

The only door I haven't donr is the bathroom door. We've decided to put it off until we have more time.

My plan is to cut a piece of 1/2 inch birch plywood to size and coat it with multiple coats of urethane to waterproof it.

If we have time before we're off I'll post it.

I went 315 days without being sick one day. A few days after getting home I had a wicked cold for 10 days...go figure...a little behind schedule.
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Look into a roll of real wood veneer. Some of it you can iron on, others you have to glue on with contact cement. It's very reasonable and easy to work with.
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How ironic you getting sick while home! Seems to me something is telling you to get back on the road to stay healthy!!!!
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Bumper Box

I just filled in the title when we had an earthquake tremor, shook the house pretty well. First time ever for us that we've felt, 4.9.

This is the bumper box. It was supported by the bumper, one plastic fence post and two right angle brackets. I'm removing the brackets and adding a second plastic fence post.

The first post holds our long sewer hose.

The second post wll hold our clothes line, useful to us because we frequently have bathing suits and towels to dry, and our awning poles.

As to my 'at home illness' I do need to get back on the road, it's a health issue. (Ginny's smiling)
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