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Old 07-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #1
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What is on your DASH

I have a '94 Bounder and it has a rather large, perfectly flat dash ACREAGE...it seems like a lot of unused, wasted space...I am looking for ideas of how to utilize that space. So if everyone could post some photos of the different ways they have come up with to use that space, I would GREATLY appreciate it....and I am very handy with wood and composites, so my mind is reeling with some ideas, but I am positive that I have not thought of some of the creative ways other people use that space...

So, bring it on....


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Old 07-07-2009, 02:32 PM   #2
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Plant a few boxwoods and hava formal garden? Raise corn and get a subsidy from the government? Rent out the space to illegal immigrants? Sell advertising space? There seems to be a plethora of possibilities.

Seriously, I have seen people with pets sleeping up there. Not a good idea IMHO. Read about an RVer the other day who died when is dog jumped in his lap. I figure anything not attached or screwed down some way would become a missle in a crash.

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Old 07-08-2009, 06:53 AM   #4
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Strange no one uses this space...there is lots of it....I have put a 110v end table lamp there while sitting in storage in the backyard and it really adds a "home" feeling to the motorhome....I really would have thought that people would use it for something...

Doc, I wasn't necessarily meaning while driving, as this is lots of space to use while parked. I agree, I wouldn't want something up on the dash while driving unless it was screwed down.

I have seen the tables for the steering wheel, but my steering wheel doesn't go 'up' far enough to utilize one of those table...

Maybe I should have asked, "What's on your DOGHOUSE" and I would have gotten more responses/ideas...or "What's on your dash while PARKED".....LOL
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:36 AM   #5
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For some RVers, there is an unwritten rule that says it shouldn't take more than 15 minutes to pack up and hit the road. This may be the underlying source of the "great dashboard wasteland" epidemic.

On a serious note, we keep plants, lamps, and books on the dash (WHEN WE ARE NOT MOVING). When we need to clear the stuff off, we simply goose the engine a little and off it comes. Silicone spray helps to clear it off faster.

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Old 07-08-2009, 12:58 PM   #6
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Well let's see; a blanket and sleeping cat, maps, campground directories, GPS, pads of paper....oh yes, Red Vines.
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I keep it clean and clear. Don't like a messy dash.
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Lots and lots of empty real estate (cept for the wife's feet while underway).
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I would be concerned with the weight of whatever you put up there, I don't think it's built to support a book case or anything heavy. A single plant or lamp is a good idea and would be fine I would think, but don't overload it!
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We have a folding table that we built to go over the doghouse as a desk, and for the dash we made a printer stand. When underway, the only thing that stays on the dash is a straw sun hat, which tends to get crushed if it's anywhere else.
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