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Old 01-22-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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Installing a Compartment Door in Slide-out?

My U shaped dinette which is in the slide-out has a lot of room under the seats but a pain to access as you know. I was thinking about installing a compartment door between the wall studs on the outside of the slide-out wall for easy access under the dinette. I believe the wall is built the same as the box and thought it should be a typical install. Has anyone ever done this or see any problems with doing it?

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Old 01-22-2015, 07:52 PM   #2
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I don't see any problems with your proposed modification.
A source for RV doors might be found in this list: RV Salvage & Surplus Yards - used RV Parts
Should be an DIY job, or if preferred an auto-body shop.

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Sorry I don't have pics, but I did the same thing to a F'ver I owned a few years back.
I found the door I need on ebay .the job was pretty easy to do.The biggest problem I ran into was having something solid to put the screws in.
My f'ver was fiberglass laminated construction. After I cut the hole for the door I removed enough of the Styrofoam core inside the wall to slide wood back in. I glued the wood and clamped it .After the glue set I screwed the door in place.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:50 PM   #4
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My last 5er came with doors accessing under the dinette seats. You could access thru the doors as well as raise the dinette seats. Pretty handy storage.
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