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Old 04-12-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Added new window cup holder & console

My old setup was a kinda dumb jack control plastic box near the dash on the driver's side. I pulled it out and built a better solution. I used (1) 5/8" x 6" x 6' and (1) 5/8" x 3" x 6' pieces of solid red oak. I nailed and stained the unit and installed the jack controls into it. I now have a cup holder, bottle holder, a little pocket area for anything important and space below for magazines, maps, etc. and it only cost $32. I like projects and this was a pretty easy one with a very functional outcome. All done with hand tools. Pics are attached.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Nice job! Do you have a before picture?
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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Love it, gonna to make the DH make us one right away. He just made me a cupholder magazine rack on the passenger side. And he really needs one on the driver side so thanks for the great idea. Here is the picture. He also made a cupholder that is attached to the slide surround so when you are sitting on the couch you have a place to put your drink.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #6
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Nice job! Do you have a before picture?
Here is a before pic. I did not take an actual before so this is from an old pic I had, but the curtain blocks some of it.

Also, the park brake pull knob was on the old plastic thing. I moved it on top of the shroud that covers the steering wheel. Works great there and is easy to use. I haven't taken a pic of that but you get the idea. I moved it because the 5/8" oak was too thick for the mechanism and I did not want to do more routing to get enough wood out for it to fit on the new console,

Thanks for the replies. I got an idea from something I saw on this board a while back but just drew it up and got started. It took about 3 hours since I did not have a detailed plan and made adjustments as I went along.
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That is exactly like mine. And it is really ugly. What did you do with your level thingy? Not that I have every got mine to work correctly and wouldn't miss it if it was gone. You did a great job, it looks so much better.
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My old setup was a kinda dumb jack control plastic box near the dash on the driver's side. I pulled it out and built a better solution. I used (1) 5/8" x 6" x 6' and (1) 5/8" x 3" x 6' pieces of solid red oak. I nailed and stained the unit and installed the jack controls into it. I now have a cup holder, bottle holder, a little pocket area for anything important and space below for magazines, maps, etc. and it only cost $32. I like projects and this was a pretty easy one with a very functional outcome. All done with hand tools. Pics are attached.
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That is exactly like mine. And it is really ugly. What did you do with your level thingy? Not that I have every got mine to work correctly and wouldn't miss it if it was gone. You did a great job, it looks so much better.
I tried to find a place for it but to no avail. It is pretty weird and won't fit just anywhere, so I left it off. You will notice a small level in the pics. I will use it instead to get as close to level as I can. The DW has a bubble near the stove and tells me when it's pretty close to center. If I'm by myself, I get up and go back a couple of times until I'm satisfied.

I've read on here before of the many ways RV'ers go about deciding when they are level. It all comes down to when the DW says she's happy.... no matter what system you use.
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Awesome job! Looks great.
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:39 PM   #11
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Nice job , I was going to the same thing. Now have something to go by.Thank you
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:53 AM   #12
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That look really nice. Well done. I am brand new to the forum and If I buy the unit I'm looking at, I'll be sticking around. Nice forum and nice people. I have to ask the newb question. What is the DH and the DW?
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