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Old 11-15-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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We have two spots where the "maple wood" fronts of our bathroom and dinette cabinets are delaminating. Lovely to see that the $1000+ upgrade for the "maple" is actually a very flimsy grade of maple-look paper.

That said, we want to replace the two sections. We spoke with Winnebago, and their suggestion was that we get an estimate from the local dealer. Since the local dealer isn't willing to work on our MH which was purchased elsewhere, and since we're unwilling to spend yet another night in Bleakley's lot, my husband wants to do the replacement himself. Winnebago has shipped him a very long section of the paper-covered particle board which they use for building these cabinets.

The delaminated sections are on the outer edge of the cabinets and are 13" and 21" respectively. We were quite certain that the pice of wood could be removed and a new piece fitted into place. However, our son has suggested that the cabinets may have been built with bisquits which will make the job tougher.

So, our question, has anybody worked on these cabinets themselves? The problem pieces aren't the cabineet doors, but the cabinet fronts themselves. Any and all assistance and suggestions will be appreciated.
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We have two spots where the "maple wood" fronts of our bathroom and dinette cabinets are delaminating. Lovely to see that the $1000+ upgrade for the "maple" is actually a very flimsy grade of maple-look paper.

That said, we want to replace the two sections. We spoke with Winnebago, and their suggestion was that we get an estimate from the local dealer. Since the local dealer isn't willing to work on our MH which was purchased elsewhere, and since we're unwilling to spend yet another night in Bleakley's lot, my husband wants to do the replacement himself. Winnebago has shipped him a very long section of the paper-covered particle board which they use for building these cabinets.

The delaminated sections are on the outer edge of the cabinets and are 13" and 21" respectively. We were quite certain that the pice of wood could be removed and a new piece fitted into place. However, our son has suggested that the cabinets may have been built with bisquits which will make the job tougher.

So, our question, has anybody worked on these cabinets themselves? The problem pieces aren't the cabineet doors, but the cabinet fronts themselves. Any and all assistance and suggestions will be appreciated.
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Maybe visit a local cabinet shop and ask there opinion. I may be less aggrivating to let them do it depending on the cost. Good Luck
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Janjanjan:
We have two spots where the "maple wood" fronts of our bathroom and dinette cabinets are delaminating. Lovely to see that the $1000+ upgrade for the "maple" is actually a very flimsy grade of maple-look paper.

That said, we want to replace the two sections. We spoke with Winnebago, and their suggestion was that we get an estimate from the local dealer. Since the local dealer isn't willing to work on our MH which was purchased elsewhere, and since we're unwilling to spend yet another night in Bleakley's lot, my husband wants to do the replacement himself. Winnebago has shipped him a very long section of the paper-covered particle board which they use for building these cabinets.

The delaminated sections are on the outer edge of the cabinets and are 13" and 21" respectively. We were quite certain that the pice of wood could be removed and a new piece fitted into place. However, our son has suggested that the cabinets may have been built with bisquits which will make the job tougher.

So, our question, has anybody worked on these cabinets themselves? The problem pieces aren't the cabineet doors, but the cabinet fronts themselves. Any and all assistance and suggestions will be appreciated. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Janet,

I just replaced the left end panel on the upper galley cabinet on my 2001 Adventurer myself and it was not that bad a job. Most everything is pocket screwed together on the face frames. You will need to unscrew the inside covers on the end panels and remove the false bottoms which are stapled into place to determine the rest of the removal process. It took me about an hour and one half.

Only the boxes and face frames are venered the doors and draw fronts on the raised panel cabinettes are solid wood. Otherwise it would have cost sustantially more than $1000+ for the upgrade.

Try to better control the humidity levels in your coach in the future. This is one of the most common causes for delamination of the cabinetry. Open the roof vents while cooking or showering to help keep it dryer.

My problem was not delamination but veneer peeled off when they (the dealer or previous owner) started removing the self adhesive plastic hooks that the previous owner had stuck everywere. It was a terrible eyesore and it took the salesman over a year to get the service advisor to finally give in and order the part. They offered to do the work for me but I figured I could get it done in less time than it would take me to drive there and back multiple times to drop it off and pick it up not to mention the ten or so gallons of gas for both vehicles and the time of the second driver.

Go slow and if you have a digital/video/polaroid camera take pictures at each step to remind you of how things go back together.

Before I did the repair I was considering trading up as the end panel was in your face catching your eye every time you entered or exited the coach or sat in the lounge which was upsetting especially if we had a visitor who made a comment about the damage. Now I am much more relaxed with everthing in order.
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