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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2011, 09:18:38 am »

Ron I'm very impressed with your ideas and the workmanship of your "jobs".
I've been thinking about this ever since you posted it ... Driver's side cabinet Is this unit free standing or attached to the walls?
Passenger side cabinet How did you attach the shelf and also the plug strip to the wall?  My concern with screws ... how long can they be?  It makes me very nervous when I don't know what I'm dealing with in the walls. Gosh, I would hate to go through to the outside skin. Any tips you can provide me with would be great.
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« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2011, 10:27:44 am »

NLK, I have to laugh at your post, NOT AT YOU, a friend installed a TV in the back of his trailer, decide where to run the TV cable, made a real nice straight line connection to the out side wall, drilled the hole. All is well until he got out side; he failed to realize he could not reach the drilled hole, slight difference between the bottom of trailer to the ground. He now has a silicone hole and one below for the TV wire.

Ron, I emailed Mike Bronzini; they sell chassis parts and had a sale till Feb 1. He offered to extend it for me, when we get the 3100 I will order a Trac-Bar and when we get home the sway bars.
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« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2011, 11:53:37 am »

NLK,

All mounting screws attach to adjacent cabinetry. None into the B+ dome because like you say, the screws would go through to the outside.  Also, the location for screws are in places where they don't pierce through into an adjacent cabinet interior.

It's been over 3 years, but I seem to recall pre-assembling my custom book slot cabinetry, then work it into the PC cabinet.  It is screwed only into the floor with 2 screws, and side wall of the cabinet with 1 screw using flat head counter-sunk screws, the 3 favor the front for ease.  Screws were located where the opposite side would not show.  You don't want to see a screw coming out into view or into another cabinet.

The top shelf is a glove fit to the B+ fiberglass dome.  That shape is odd so I had cut a pattern of it from cardboard then transferred the pattern to the board.

The vertical slots have a little gap to the back wall because of the curvature there.

The assembly is well fitted to the wood side wall of the cabinet.

There are a couple inches between the assembly and the front.  This makes getting things in and out from it easiser, and also makes it possible to get the pre-assembly into the cabinet in the first place.

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About the right side shelf with power strip.

The shelf is shaped like the other side, done in the same manner with a cardboard pattern.

There are 3 stubby "L" brackets that screw into interior wood in a tri-pod placement.  The power strip is mounted to the shelf itself, and is plugged into the PC supplied outlet there.
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« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2011, 12:01:27 pm »

Ron, I emailed Mike Bronzini; they sell chassis parts and had a sale till Feb 1. He offered to extend it for me, when we get the 3100 I will order a Trac-Bar and when we get home the sway bars.
Excellent Billy!  Those E350/E450 suspension upgrades is a great investment for safety, driver fatique, and over-all passenger comfort.  I wish the US government would mandate them for all motor homes.  The cost per RV would come down significantly, and RVers and the people around them would be much safer too.
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« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2011, 07:46:38 am »

Ron ... Thanks for the details of the shelving installation.  ThankYou
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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2011, 12:24:49 am »

Added #23, waterproof switch to control backup lights by hand.  Mounted inconspicuously next to the license plate light.  The switch works with the engine running or if the ignition key is turned all the way to the left to the "Accessory" position.  It lights up the work area perfectly so I can see much better than with a flashlight.  The tow vehicle headlights would work okay if they were not so bright and in my face.
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« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2012, 02:09:18 pm »

Hi Folks,

Because I have the main bunk torn apart I have a chance to smooth out the top of the bunk boards.
I've gotten several splinters and scrapes making the bed from the rough surface of the boards.  So,
I'm painting the top with some cheap outdoor deck paint.  Really thickly.  Before I re-install the boards.

I have the bunk top off because I'm installing Ron's water pressure tank.

More fun!

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« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2012, 10:37:13 am »

Wow, Ron.  You sure did a good job.  Some of the things you did are now included in our new 2551.

We had shelves put in the shirt closet next to the kitchen.  They did a wonderful job.  Even put a lip on the edge of each shelf so things will not fall off.  It is going to be our Pantry.

We have to find towel racks and a TP holder (my current list).  My biggest observation:  There are no drawers for underwear etc.  I think some plastic baskets in the cabinets over the bunks will work just fine.

My sheets fit PERFECT.  I bought mattress covers from JC Penney's.  I cut off 6" from the one going to my bunk.  They were going to be a little wide but I left them that way.  I just scrunched them so they fit exactly and then put the sheets that I altered on and they seem to work out.  I think I saw some sheet tighteners at JoAnns Fabric that had clips (like on men's suspenders) to keep the sheets snug,  If not, I can use a velcro strap and that would work.  I just made the beds and don't want to undo them to sew in velcro. 

Where do people keep their pans?  When our rig arrived one of the first things I looked for was the dratted coffeemaker.  It looked so big in the pictures.  Well in 2013 they are no longer including them.  Good!!!
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« Reply #38 on: July 19, 2012, 11:38:49 am »

When we had our 2551, I stored the few pans that we carried in the space under the fridge. I put a basket in there and put the electric frypan and a couple of other pans in there. It worked out well since we use the grill, microwave and electric frypan. We don't use the stove too much.

We used one shirt closet for our pantry. We put plastic trays/bins that we got at the dollar store and put the foodstuffs in the bins. That saved the shelf. I have had trouble with the rubber shelf liners bunching up, so the bins worked better for me. The other shirt closet we used for a linen closet. We kept our underware above the beds, utilizing plastic bins.

We put the towel bar on the back of the sliding door and the toilet tissue holder under the wardrobe door. There are photos on the Forum of some of our improvements as well as others.

One thing that we did, that we have repeated in our 2910, is put the paper towel holder under the microwave with magnets. Sue, of Barry-Sue came up with that idea and it works really well. You've just got to take it down when you use the stove. Check out all of Sue's improvements.

One other thing that we did that we really like is removing the cutting board and replacing it with a mesh drawer from Bed Bath and Beyond. When we had the 2350, I never wanted to use that cutting board because of bacteria and the mess that I would create, so we did the drawer. Some like the cutting board, we didn't. You can see it on our post about improvements on our 2910.

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« Reply #39 on: July 19, 2012, 12:07:01 pm »

Thanks for all the tips.  I had to run outside to check beneath the refrigerator.  We don't have a drawer beneath the refrigerator.  That would have been a good spot.  Guess the best way is to test out what fits where.  I figured on towel bars on the back of the bathroom door.  Bob doesn't want to put holes in the good wood for the toilet paper holder.  Will have to figure something else.  Maybe using some of those new sticky picture holders that you can remove when done.  The beds are sure comfortable.   Our PleasureWay beds were like sleeping on a rack.  Thought about sneaking out there last night to sleep but came to my senses.
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« Reply #40 on: July 19, 2012, 01:33:14 pm »

We found that the 3 drawer plastic containers from
Walmart to fit perfectly in shirt closets for underware, socks, etc.
There is enough room on the side to hold laptop or briefcase.
ENJOY!!!
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« Reply #41 on: July 19, 2012, 08:24:12 pm »

Congratulations on your new Cruiser!! We're also new owners and know the feeling of fun learning all about it.
Marilyn & Paul  Yahoo!
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« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2012, 07:43:24 am »

Ann and Bob

We didn't have a drawer beneath the fridge. Sorry if I confused you. There was a door that opened and just space under the fridge behind that door. That is where I put a large woven basket to hold my pans.

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« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2012, 09:25:49 am »

Ann and Bob,

   We also did not want to put screws in the bath door for towel racks so we used "extra strength" double sided tape and put our towel bars on the shower door.  I have one higher up and one about the middle and they work great.  Here is a link to the towel bars that we use.  http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=766831#axzz21AWNgYH1
    The adhesive on these was not that strong but we just changed it out for extra strength adhesive we bought at Home Depot and we have not had an issue yet.  I wish they were a little longer and when these no longer work (they've been working for four years) I would just buy the two end joints and a plastic bar and cut it to size.  These are only 12 inches long so I have to fold the towels in thirds.  I bought lightweight towels that dry fast so it is working for us.

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« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2012, 09:34:33 am »

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Where do people keep their pans?

We also had shelves put in the two shirt closests.  I keep my pans on the bottom shelf next to the stove top.  I got a really good price (less than $50) for these pans.
http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-STOW-8-Stowaway-Stainless-Steel-Cookware/dp/B0007QS6G2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342790932&sr=8-1&keywords=Cuisinart+Stowaway+Cookware
They all stack into the large one so they take up very little space.  AND--they are the nicest pans I have ever owned.

In that same cabinet I have my electric fry pan, crock pot, hand mixer, toaster, etc...  Those cabinets are nice and deep that you can put alot in them with room to spare so that you do not have to move everything out to get to one small item. 

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