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Old 04-24-2012, 05:22 PM   #519
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I also made another cabinet and towel rack for the bathroom. My wife is 5'2" and can't use the installed mirror since it is so high. Enough for now!
Very nice WMASS!!! I know my and turtle1's wife will definitely want this in our trailers. That was my wife's first complaint when she walked into the trailer for the first time. We actually had a chance to talk to the Cougar High Country Rep at the Tampa RV Show last January and told him about this problem. He replied that he brings this up at every meeting and the production line refuse to change anything to fix that problem. Can you provide the measurements you used for that cabinet. If I ever get the table saw out, I'll have to cut some wood for that project.

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The cabinet/towel rack is beautiful! The question is....dare I ask.......how did you attach it? What hardware did you use?
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The cabinet/towel rack is beautiful! The question is....dare I ask.......how did you attach it? What hardware did you use?
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #522
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I'm staying out of this one... to many arrows in my back.
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Very nice WMASS!!! I know my and turtle1's wife will definitely want this in our trailers. That was my wife's first complaint when she walked into the trailer for the first time. We actually had a chance to talk to the Cougar High Country Rep at the Tampa RV Show last January and told him about this problem. He replied that he brings this up at every meeting and the production line refuse to change anything to fix that problem. Can you provide the measurements you used for that cabinet. If I ever get the table saw out, I'll have to cut some wood for that project.

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The cabinet is 25 1/2" wide 18" tall with 3 interior shelves. I think I would only make 2 shelves for the inside if I had it to do over so taller things could be stored. The towel rack is 29 1/2" long. I took the filler piece from under the bathroom sink that hides the piping and ripped it to make the cabinet sides, top and bottom. I used poplar for the frame and shelf supports and bought some cherry for the face frame and doors and stained accordingly. The shelves are 1/4" masonite. I attached the cabinet and towel rack with 2 1/2" sheet rock screws. There are studs at approximately 10 1/2" and 25" from the bedroom wall left to right facing the new cabinet. The existing towel racks right side is attached to the right hand stud. If you push on the wall you can feel where the studs are.
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Awesome! Thanks for the details!
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and stained accordingly.
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Fantastic job WMASS Camper! What stain did you use?

I'm full timing in our 321RES, at least for the moment. I am very happy with the fix I applied to the bed. It has eliminated the sagging issue and the mattress now sleeps very well. Having experimented with this issue, Im a little skeptical that a plywood panel would work as well. If anyone wants the details of what I did, please email me.

I just purchased Suntex window coverings in an attempt to reduce the transfer of solar radiation through the windows (Tucson @ 101 last weekend). I'll detail the install and results soon.

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...What stain did you use?
Yea I would be interested in that as well, rather trying this and trying that.

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I've completed the installation of the Suntex window shades and the interior seems noticeably cooler. For anyone seeking to reduce the solar heating of the 321RES, I would suggest at least covering the 2 biggies (dinning table and rear windows). Installation was too easy.

Has anyone completed a second a/c install?

I have 50 amp service, is the TT pre-wired?
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Jim, Tell us more about these Suntex window shades.
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Jim, Tell us more about these Suntex window shades.
The link below contains all the information. I simply measured the outside dimensions of my windows, and they custom made the covers and had them here in about 4 days. I'm very pleased with the quality, and installation couldn't have been easier. I can undo the snaps on the bottom and open the pop-out windows.

There are 3 fastner methods; traditional snaps (my option), twist lock and velcro (I have seen magnets used by others too).

Very friendly and helpful service. About $300 will do our whole TT including tax and shipping (probably half that to do the 2 big windows).

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Thanks for the info!
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Fantastic job WMASS Camper! What stain did you use?

I'm full timing in our 321RES, at least for the moment. I am very happy with the fix I applied to the bed. It has eliminated the sagging issue and the mattress now sleeps very well. Having experimented with this issue, Im a little skeptical that a plywood panel would work as well. If anyone wants the details of what I did, please email me.

I just purchased Suntex window coverings in an attempt to reduce the transfer of solar radiation through the windows (Tucson @ 101 last weekend). I'll detail the install and results soon.

Happy trails everyone.


Cabinet Stain: MINWAX Red Oak 215. I think the next time I would apply a wood sealer first, then stain. Cherry tends to be finicky and will take stain unevenly.
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If you apply a sealer prior to staining the wood will not accept the stain. 1 sand 2 stain 3 seal 4 fine sanding 5 clear.
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