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Old 06-04-2011, 08:11 PM   #57
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Well, you are certainly doing a great job---using every nook and cranny!
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #58
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Today turned out to be an electrical day instead of front overhead cabinet. I added a 30 amp smart converter, a 1200 watt inverter and cleaned up hitch wiring, adding a permanent 12 volt charging capability from the tow vehicle.

The converter and the inverter are mounted under the front couch hatch near the bathroom.

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #59
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Fridge Fan Report.

It reached the 90's today with high humidity. Fridge set on 5 out of 7. Temperaature stayed at 35F.

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Old 06-10-2011, 05:19 PM   #60
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Corner Cabinet

I've completed the Corner Cabinet located next to and attached to the Bathroom wall. The cabinet is 27" deep, 32" high and 24" wide.

The left side of the cabinet is a hanging closet used to hold the 3 or so dress outfits we carry (I get one and she gets two).

The right side has four shelves. The top shelf is 14" deep but real tall; the other 3 vary from 22" to 27" deep. Our original intent was to use the shelf space for sweaters and sweat shirts (We do not carry coats other than a wind breaker, we layer). It now appears there is space for additional items.

For those interested in the hows, the cabinet is supported by two sheet metal right angle brackets hung upside down supporting the bottom of the cabinet. They are mounted with screws thru the bathroom wall. The inside bathroom wall has two floor to ceiling 1x3s. The screws for the two right angle brackets go thru the bathroom wall and thru the 1x3s spreading the load over the fiberglass wall.

The cabinet is also attached at the top of the bathroom wall as well.

At a future date the bathroom's door side 1x3 will have a small grab handle mounted on it. As well, up high a small, out of the way shelf will be added to store tall items like shampoo.

I still have to sand and urethane the front and mount the doors.

With the insanity of all the curves, the project took longer than I thought.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:37 AM   #61
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Corner Cabinet Done

I've completed the Corner Cabinet, urethaned and doors mounted.

The doors are intentionally different widths, the hanging section is narrower than the shelf section. Both doors open from the center. (We are missing the door knobs.)
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:03 AM   #62
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TV Mounted

We have a 15", 38 watt LCD TV that we've had in various RVs for 7 years. It's survived all kinds of roads.

We do lie the TV (and our computers) on the couch/bed cushion while driving as we do our computers. This behavior resulted from a trip to Alaska where a closed laptop literally jumped off our motorhome's dashboard desk to the floor.

We have two locations for the TV. The first is in the corner at the foot of the bed/dinette. The second is over the dinette's table.

Both locations are simply brass hooks that connect to the overhead cabinet. The TV has a brass hook on the rear that simply hangs from the hook shown in the second picture.

The 38 watt TV and the 40 watt Satellite Receiver draw less than 100 watts meaning we can use a cigarette lighter Inverter (Typically $19.00 Inverter)
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:34 AM   #63
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Ok Norm you have got to stop it! Way to many good ideas happening here!

So now I have a few questions.

How did you mount the drawer sliders on the sink side? I looked on mine above the hot water tank and see that Scamp had a wood piece fiberglassed into the underside of the counter top just to the right of the sink which might do for the left slider of the drawer but it seemed a bit high and nothing on what would be the right side of the drawer to attach too. Did you fiberglass in a couple of pieces of wood for the sliders on the underside on the counter top?

Also on the sliders you put into the long tall opening on the stove side - what did you attach the sliders to?

Also what type of wood did you use for making the shelves etc? is it on the light side or heavy side?

Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

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Old 06-13-2011, 11:59 AM   #64
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Pots and Pans Storage

We cook a lot in our trailer, usually at least two meals a day. To accomplish this we do not carry much in the way of pots and pans. WE carry two frying pans, a collapsible strainer, 2 pots and one corning ware dish. There's obviously room for more but I suspect this will be it. This storage is in the cabinet under the Scamp's sink.

In addition to this we carry a Crock Pot. The Crock Pot is located under the Driver's side Dinette with the electric heater and the fan; all items that are rarely accessed. These three items are stored in the space available beside the two drawers built in to this dinette.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:29 PM   #65
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Pantry Build

Carol,
This is a weirdly shaped space.

The long tall opening is really poorly shaped and difficult to work with. I took four pieces of drawer material. Each piece of this material has a groove cut in it that will take a 1/4" thick piece of plywood. I made the drawer material but it can be bought at woodworkers warehouse or similar outlets. I can get you a link if you like.

It takes two pieces of drawer material to make each side. I begin by connecting the two pieces of drawer material together with an over lapping piece of 1/4 inch plywood using a few screws and a little glue, virtually turning it into one piece. I do a similar thing for the other side.

I take the left piece and set it on the wheel well and screw it to the support piece inside the cabinet cutout. You can see two screws that accomplish this in the picture.

I take the right piece and do the same thing except I add a 1x3 support that goes on the outside of the drawer material to the floor since this piece does not rest on the wheel well. I size this 1x3 so the grooves on both sides are pallel to each other.

I then cut two idential pieces of 1/4 inch plywood to fit in the grooves. I try them for fit and then remove them. I put a little wood glue in the grooves and slide the plywood back in.

For the slides I take four of the Walmart plastic trays and connect them in pairs on the bottom with 1x1/4x14 inch strips.

To keep them from tipping out when extended I attached a wood strip to the insides of the draw material just above the white trays (you can see this in the picture).

Hope this helps. I'll get some info for the sink side drawer and forward it in the morning.

Please don't hesitate to ask for further explanation or pictures.

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Thanks Norm for the photos! I will have to take another look at it as it may be more than my carpenter skills. :-) I agree the space is hard to figure out and I use the area in front on the wheel for stacking up my pots but taking from your idea I thought about adding a deep pull out over the wheel well section only about half depth might help keep things I put on top the wheel well area from falling over when traveling. hummm
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:43 PM   #67
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Just got through reading this thread and Norm you are doing a great job. You should be very comfortable for any long stay. Tim
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Just got through reading this thread and Norm you are doing a great job. You should be very comfortable for any long stay. Tim
Tim,

We feel we're at least ready to attend the PEI Fiberglass rally next month though there are always a lot of little things left to do. We've made a list of those and have begun clicking them off. The really big thing we have left is rear bumper storage.

Thanks for the kind words

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I'll be looking forward to see what you come up with for the rear storage. The one thing I've thought about when I do a rear storage, is moving the taillights up higher so they aren't in the way. I would probably do led's also when I get to that point.Tim
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I'll be looking forward to see what you come up with for the rear storage. The one thing I've thought about when I do a rear storage, is moving the taillights up higher so they aren't in the way. I would probably do led's also when I get to that point.Tim
The spare tire's been holding me back. I'd really like to move it to clear some space. I see that some people have mounted it under their rig.

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