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Old 06-01-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Post What would you do with this shelf?

Its above the dinette. We have NO intention of using it for a television.

I dont want it to be wasted space but nothing could be stowed there without falling while driving.

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Two things come to mind. 1. Just remove it and enjoy the headroom. 2. You can place a nice piece of pottery up there by glueing velcro to the bottom of the pottery and the shelf. This will hold the piece in place while you travel.
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If it were me, I'd just remove it. It's really in a bad place for anyone sitting on that side of the dinette.

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I am not sure I am ready to start removing things from the camper as soon as we get it (on the 15th).

I really want to utilize it for something, but I cant think of how I could put anything there, unless I waited until we were at camp before I use it.

I suppose I could put a bin or basket there and secure it with velcro or screws.

I suggested to my husband that we put towels there since there is no place in the bathroom to put them, but he seemed to think that would be
ridiculous or something. I dont see why its so odd, the bathroom is like 1 step from that shelf.
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I would build a cabinet using the shelf as the bottom and footprint.....
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:42 AM   #6
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I would build a cabinet using the shelf as the bottom and footprint.....
That would be awesome, but if you had seen some of the things my husband I have built you would laugh so hard you'd fall out of your chair.
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I second the cabinet idea---I'll bet you can find a handy person to do it---for not so much money----or maybe the manufacturer actually makes one-----you might check------basically from what I see you just need two sides which would screw right into the angled side of the bottom and then a door---hinges and latch-----anchoring to the ceiling is not a big deal------it would need to match of course------it is only about 2400 miles from Houston to Seattle---if you come up here I'll have it made this afternoon----the finish will take a bit longer.
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I second the cabinet idea---I'll bet you can find a handy person to do it---for not so much money----or maybe the manufacturer actually makes one-----you might check------basically from what I see you just need two sides which would screw right into the angled side of the bottom and then a door---hinges and latch-----anchoring to the ceiling is not a big deal------it would need to match of course------it is only about 2400 miles from Houston to Seattle---if you come up here I'll have it made this afternoon----the finish will take a bit longer.
Another idea----I had some custom cabinets made at Lowes----long time ago-----they were for a bar----you might see if they still do that sort of thing. I just sat there with my crude drawings and dimensions and they cad cammed them and I picked them up a week later. Your dealer could remove the shelf and replace the cabinet easy I'm sure---
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Another idea----I had some custom cabinets made at Lowes----long time ago-----they were for a bar----you might see if they still do that sort of thing. I just sat there with my crude drawings and dimensions and they cad cammed them and I picked them up a week later. Your dealer could remove the shelf and replace the cabinet easy I'm sure---
I'll check into Lowes.

Well the dealer isn't really a dealer, its just a former car lot with some RVs on it. They dont have a shop or anything, just an office made out of an RV.

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The manufacturer (Adventure Mfg) is no longer in business.
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I don't want it to be wasted space but nothing could be stowed there without falling while driving.


To remedy the problem of stuff falling off, go buy a small section of floor molding and using a miter saw match the angle and attach the molding to the face of the shelf. This will act as a lip to prevent what ever you place there from sliding off.

You could store some common dry condiments that you use frequently, salt & pepper grinders, napkins or other item's you would normally use during meals.

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It might be intended as a handy place to temporarily stow things when you fold down the dinette to use it as a bed...
I've got a real small trailer and have found that if I don't keep a space open for the stuff that collects on/around the dinette and benches, conversion back and forth is more of a pain.

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It might be intended as a handy place to temporarily stow things when you fold down the dinette to use it as a bed...
I've got a real small trailer and have found that if I don't keep a space open for the stuff that collects on/around the dinette and benches, conversion back and forth is more of a pain.

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That does sound like a good idea. My hubby and daughter had a bad habbit of just dumping stuff on the dinette of our pop up as soon as they walk in the door and I am sure they will still do it in the TT, I could just move all the junk up there when I straighten up.
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I haven't seen the cabinet, but we have a TV stand with a door on it just inside the door of our camper. We never leave the TV on the stand while travelling, we simply unplug it and put it on the bed, LCD screen down and simply re-install it upon arrival. We do this for the same reason, because whatever you put on it will fall off during travel. Incidentally, I also like the custom cabinet idea and you should go and see a cabinet maker in your area and get something to match your interior.
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