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Old 12-31-2011, 06:10 PM   #71
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Taz, Very Nice. I just can't see the table, I never use the one at the house either.
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Table is for the kids. We normally eat outside. Wife just got some nice wooden tv folding tables.
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:12 PM   #72
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Taz was that hard getting that jlounge in
the MH looks really nice.
The arms come off. Fold it out to a jackknife and DW and I carried it in. Didn't need to call a buddy it was easy.

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:18 PM   #73
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That is a great job. It is exactly what we want to do. What model dishwasher did you install? We plan to do the identical mod to our RV since we don't use the oven. Any other tips you can share?
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The dishwasher (not to be confused with DW) is a Fisher&Paykel DD24. It really was no too hard to install. Hardest part was taking out the front paneling and trimming it. It was multiple pieces that I separated. Placed masking tape on the face side and cut from the back.

Took a little work finding the right drain parts under the sink with the limited space. The water supply was just tapping into the hot water but the parts were almost $20.
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I removed the standard bench seating and table and replaced it with a buffet cabinet and separate chairs. There are only two of us and we didn't like the bench. After checking with Fleetwood for a matching cabinet to the rest of the coach I built my own and saved tons of $$$$. The left drawer is replaced with a laptop tray and the right is still a drawer. The table extends to seat 5 comfortably. The storage below holds the laptop bag, printer and lots more. Could also be made to hold a file drawer. When you fold the laptop up and slide it in, it still looks like a dining room table.

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Sportech, that looks very nice. However, the tabletop, when extended, looks like it has no support on the "free end". Is that correct? If so, doesn't that put quite a bit of stress on the buffet cabinet?
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Sportech, that looks very nice. However, the tabletop, when extended, looks like it has no support on the "free end". Is that correct? If so, doesn't that put quite a bit of stress on the buffet cabinet?
The table is attached to the wall and there is no attachment to the cabinet at all. I had a chance to measure a similar installation and adjusted the size to fit my coach.

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Sportech, I am sorry to ask this, but do you have any pictures showing it closed and the building process? I love it because it is a table and I see it as a desk for me. I am just not visualizing the leaf working and storage, looks way to long. Thanks and GREAT Work!
Lpkirby,

Sounds like you need a modified version of the buffet cabinet. If it was 18" deep instead of 12" you could get a couple of file drawers in it. A wider key board tray would be possible to if the table was moved over. The table would stick out 18" and would pull out to 36" or 48" with a leaf. You would still have room for four for dinner! When do you want it installed?

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Sportech,

How did you brace the kitchen extension? I was thinking about the same mod. I was thinking about upgrading the counters to corian and adding an extension. I can cut the opening but don't know how to brace it when it is extended.

Yours looks great!
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How did you brace the kitchen extension? I was thinking about the same mod. I was thinking about upgrading the counters to corian and adding an extension. I can cut the opening but don't know how to brace it when it is extended.

Yours looks great!
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On my Coach the counter is 28" deep. The corian extension is also 28". I made some wood guides that fit snugly to the extension. I can pull the extension out about 22" and still be well supported. Pull it all the way and it comes right out. Its tight enough so that it doesn't need a latch.

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Hardest part was taking out the front paneling and trimming it. It was multiple pieces that I separated. Placed masking tape on the face side and cut from the back.
The dimensions of the diswasher are 2"-3" wider than the stovetop. Did you actually cut down the dishwasher door panel? Did you wire a new dedicated outlet? Any pictures would be appreciated.
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I removed the standard bench seating and table and replaced it with a buffet cabinet and separate chairs. There are only two of us and we didn't like the bench. After checking with Fleetwood for a matching cabinet to the rest of the coach I built my own and saved tons of $$$$. The left drawer is replaced with a laptop tray and the right is still a drawer. The table extends to seat 5 comfortably. The storage below holds the laptop bag, printer and lots more. Could also be made to hold a file drawer. When you fold the laptop up and slide it in, it still looks like a dining room table.

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This is the first mod I've seen in years that I really jealous of. It has function and great looks. Really like the added storage space.
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The dimensions of the diswasher are 2"-3" wider than the stovetop. Did you actually cut down the dishwasher door panel? Did you wire a new dedicated outlet? Any pictures would be appreciated.
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I did cut the opening to 24" wide. The first pic I posted was before. There was a dedicated 15 amp circuit for one outlet above the couch. It ran under the stove to an electrical box. I just re routed it for a dedicated circuit.

I didn't take pictures during the build. Wish I had now. The stove top replacent was just a drop in. The LP connection was in the same place so no need to alter.

It was not a hard mod. I had more frustration finding drain parts to add the drain. Because it is so tight most standard house plumbing is too tall. I will take a pic of how I finally worked it in and post it. I made several trips to lowes before I got something that worked.

I would be happy to help via email if you take on the project. It really changes how you look at dirty dishes. No more fluted on the counter.

I plan to add a stove cover. I like the recessed cooktops some RVs have.
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I was posting all my mods in the Damon section - but since it looks like this section may have legs and have a good long life I will begin posting all mine here.

Needed extra length for drain hose and didnít want to pay big $ for extension hose. Since hose connects to sewer adapter with press fit 1 inch PVC connector - I just cut a 10 foot 1 inch PVC pipe into several lengths that would fit in our wet bay, added one 1 inch PVC coupler to each piece of pipe and now have ten foot extension for just a couple of bucks. And can make more as needed. Light weight, easy to store and easy to hookup.
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Taz like what you did taking the oven out
and putting the dishwasher I'm looking
at it is it in a slideout?
That is where my oven is I have a 326MKS
Cougar and I think the sink might be to
far away have to look and see what it
will take. sure is a good idea and good mod.
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Taz like what you did taking the oven out
and putting the dishwasher I'm looking
at it is it in a slideout?
That is where my oven is I have a 326MKS
Cougar and I think the sink might be to
far away have to look and see what it
will take. sure is a good idea and good mod.
I had to run the lines inside along the baseboad. Lines are flexible and had to run them into the sink compartment in the middle of the slide length closed vs extended. I will have to take some pics.

I looked at following the gas line but the length was too long and would create a syphon.
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