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Old 02-04-2013, 12:05 PM   #435
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I tried the magnet and it would bounce off the stop too easily and not hold. I changed it to the arrow shaped door holder, with the rollers on one end and it works much better. Had them in my spare latch bin; cost $0.00
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #436
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I tried the magnet and it would bounce off the stop too easily and not hold. I changed it to the arrow shaped door holder, with the rollers on one end and it works much better. Had them in my spare latch bin; cost $0.00
The Lowes version has spring built into stop. In case qnyone thinking about this mod.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:50 PM   #437
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I have something that sounds like that. Push it in, release it and the cabinet door would pop open.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #438
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More mag door holder info.

Drawing is the under $3 EBay version and picture shows Lowes/Gatehouse $7 version. I did order one from EBay just in case my cheep one fails real life testing.
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More table space

If you use same table I did this will give over 50 inches of useable table space. Table comes with one leaf and space for an additional eight inch leaf. I found an unfinished shelf board, cut to length and finished as close as I could to factory look. Well kinda close anyhow. First time I used it - put elbows on edge and it flipped other end up. So I added two wooden turn latches. Left unfinished for picture. Elbows now permitted.
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As promised - here it is. One thing I forgot to mention. During a test fit I pushed FP all the way in so it was touching back/bathroom wall, there was some vibration and objectionable noise. Pulled it out maybe 1/8 inch and noise went away. Also, finally had a chance to test our electric heat system and fireplace. All 2,500 watts of heat - kickspace, convection and fireplace heaters ran at the same time with no problem on our thirty amp service.
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A question - Do the inside pieces and parts of the firelog and such move around on the road?

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A question - Do the inside pieces and parts of the firelog and such move around on the road?Thanks
Have not been on trip yet but I am sure the answer is no. As it was shipped, there was no FP internal packing. All I did was take it out of the box.
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Need Mod Help

Got an idea but not the kind I can play around with and need a little thinking help before I start. Always been a sore point with me that couch not long enough to lay down, and I am only 66 inches tall. BUT now with booth gone and only a moveable chair at end of couch, it ocurred to me that I could remove padded five inch thick arm rest end of couch and replace with padded L shaped end piece that covers just cushions and backrest. Viola five inch longer couch and even room for feet to overhang the the end. I have looked at couch structure and see no reason why this won't work. Current sleeper bed frame is just screwed to armrest end. A simple plywood L would hold it together. Seems to me that we could even use material from existing end to cover the new end.
What do y'all think?
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Got an idea but not the kind I can play around with and need a little thinking help before I start. Always been a sore point with me that couch not long enough to lay down, and I am only 66 inches tall. BUT now with booth gone and only a moveable chair at end of couch, it ocurred to me that I could remove padded five inch thick arm rest end of couch and replace with padded L shaped end piece that covers just cushions and backrest. Viola five inch longer couch and even room for feet to overhang the the end. I have looked at couch structure and see no reason why this won't work. Current sleeper bed frame is just screwed to armrest end. A simple plywood L would hold it together. Seems to me that we could even use material from existing end to cover the new end.
What do y'all think?
Sounds innovative! I'd put an application in to FlexSteel!
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Kitchen cultery storage

One of my goals is to make getting underway and parking easier. Anything that can stay where we use it is good. This knife and utensil storage helps.
If you have a table saw - this one is easy. Buy board a bit wider than space between cook top and wall. Or two boards say 1x2 and 1x4. Cut 1/3rd lengthwise. Determine slot locations and length. Stand wide board on edge and cut slots to depth. Glue the 1/3rd cutoff piece back on so slots are in middle. Cut or drill holes in countertop. I used one long screw thru tea pot, board and into countertop to hold everything in place. I removed top of stove so I could be sure where gas pipe and any wires were located. I just used some scrap pieces and glued everything together. I did same mod in previous RV and there was no problem with heat from cooking.
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I don't have any video/picture editing software. See first picture page 30 post 418 and visualize cutting off vertical end of couch flush with seat cushion and backrest.
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I don't have any video/picture editing software. See first picture page 30 post 418 and visualize cutting off vertical end of couch flush with seat cushion and backrest.
Coincidently I'm also looking at doing the same thing to my flexsteel jacknife sofa, for different reasons however. We looked at replacing the booth dinette and sofa with a new Villa ensemble that melds the dinette and sofa into one nice and flowing unit, but at $4600 direct there's no way! I can't stand the dinette we have and the fact that the dinette and sofa are literally smashed together. As the styles don't match it just looks funky to me.

Since the dinette needs recovering anyway my plan is to have a buddy of mine whom owns an upholstery biz redo the dinette & couch to blend together kind of like the ensemble would have. Removing the arm of the sofa to below cushion levels would help make that happen so the cushions could be extended to the dinette eliminating the separate look. We'll see how this works out on paper, who knows.
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