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Old 09-24-2015, 07:25 PM   #43
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Thanks for the ideas-& pictures.


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And few more shelves....
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Just a simple access panel..

With lots of wasted space. I added a handle and 2 hinges to the existing door front.

About 45 minutes in the shop to make s drawer (all scrap, yeah!)

Quite a bit longer to finish and create the guides...and take a fuzzy picture.
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Old 09-30-2015, 05:51 PM   #46
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Just a simple access panel..

With lots of wasted space. I added a handle and 2 hinges to the existing door front.

About 45 minutes in the shop to make s drawer (all scrap, yeah!)

Quite a bit longer to finish and create the guides...and take a fuzzy picture.
Great Job!... That is on my wife's short list of things she wants me to do. The hinges look good but they aren't the same as the factory hinges....correct? I noticed you have the same setup on the louvered panel to the left. Currently both my panels pop out (no hinges or handles). I've seen some that appear to come from the factory with the handles and hinges (european) on both panels.
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Great Job!... That is on my wife's short list of things she wants me to do. The hinges look good but they aren't the same as the factory hinges....correct? I noticed you have the same setup on the louvered panel to the left. Currently both my panels pop out (no hinges or handles). I've seen some that appear to come from the factory with the handles and hinges (european) on both panels.
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The previous owner changed out the louvered door prior to me owning it. He did not use the European hinges; so I opted to go the same route. On this last panel you can hardly see the hinges anyway.
I have made some furniture with the European style hinges and they take a bit more time to set up and bore the holes properly.

It is really tight in that compartment. I simply made guides that I glues to the base of the compartment at each side of where the drawer goes. Vinyl V weather strip glued to the bottom to act as the glide (in the compartment, not on the drawer). Old school, bit they did it this way for centuries. I have a bedroom set I made 24 years ago that is still going with the same set up.
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:52 PM   #48
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Thanks alot Captjake1! Now my wife wants that space utilized!
I guess I'll fix 'er up since I just took her junk drawer under the dometic away putting in the Samsung RF18. Fair trade and she wins both ways. I found a cheap 7" monitor on amazon for the Alladin and plumbed it in today. Works great and only cost 23.88 including shipping!
Now I can watch the rear and engine conditions at the same time. I'm in heaven!
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:08 PM   #49
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We have he rig in my sig. I can't believe the amount of totally wasted space just because they wanted the interior to look plush! Even that flat panel next to the TV is wasted space.
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The vacuum hose and attachment were in that space where I put the drawer. First I put a block at the back of the shelf to keep things from dropping off. Then I moved the vacuum items to space in the laundry area. I will take pictures of that area today. Not a lot of space in there; but definitely enough to help.
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I found a cheap 7" monitor on amazon for the Alladin and plumbed it in today. Works great and only cost 23.88 including shipping!
Now I can watch the rear and engine conditions at the same time. I'm in heaven!
I debated on the 7" but because of space I went with 5". Still can read it...but I might need my danged glasses.
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Even that flat panel next to the TV is wasted space.
I am sure I will find more places to staff things as I go!
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Here's where I moved the vacuum supplies. Short piece of black ABS, then cut at an angle. Drive a screw through to attach to wall. All 3 pieces are now in the laundry area. That hose(as you can see) is tucked on the side of the washing machine.

This shelf is installed with the dryer in place. It is a thin piece are cheapy faux wood paneling (MDF type stuff) that is flexible. I placed it on the side of the dryer and bent it up and around until it was on top. I then cut a piece (African Mahogany in this case) of wood with a thin rabit in it to place over the edge of the paneling. 3 small screws hold it in place to give it rigidity.
Great place doe more storage without it falling behind.
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Well, having only bought this beast back in April of this year; I have gotten a TON of things done on it. Drove it 2500 when I purchased it with no problems. 1st trip out the engine gave us a minor set back. Second trip out the toilet crapped out (Can I say that? )

Today we head out again with high hopes of fun and no breakdowns!
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have a good trip and keep the rubber side down!
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Good luck and safe travels. You have certainly given me some great ideas to think about.
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Captjake1: Can I ask were you got the hinges and the door handle from for that access panel. Been wanting to do this for some time, just haven't got around to it.
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Captjake1: Can I ask were you got the hinges and the door handle from for that access panel. Been wanting to do this for some time, just haven't got around to it.
Stock items at Home Depot. Lowes didn't have the handle. My jigs from doing handles in our kitchen worked out perfect to get the alignment.
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