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Old 01-24-2016, 06:25 PM   #1
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What's under those drawers?

2401R, large drawer in kitchen, in lieu of oven - it has the circuit breaker box under it, visible as a black squarish object in the from of this picture. Outside plug socket, 12V and cable connection also visible as well as the heating duct to the sink and stairwell area:

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Flat drawer under kitchen sink, underneath area barely visible through a crack but enough to take a picture, showing wiring and heating duct to the vent under that drawer.

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I was hoping for some hidden storage areas but no luck so far!



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Old 01-24-2016, 06:33 PM   #2
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2401R, large drawer in kitchen, in lieu of oven - it has the circuit breaker box under it, visible as a black squarish object in the from of this picture. Outside plug socket, 12V and cable connection also visible as well as the heating duct to the sink and stairwell area:

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Flat drawer under kitchen sink, underneath area barely visible through a crack but enough to take a picture, showing wiring and heating duct to the vent under that drawer.

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I was hoping for some hidden storage areas but no luck so far!



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Lots of storage there. You need to dress the spaghetti mess of wiring, (oh sorry let me rephrase) You need to reconfigure the fine wiring done in a substantial workmanlike manner, first class in every respect, so that its out of the way. Then maybe swap the flex duct out for some hard pipe so you dont crush it with stored items, or baffle it off.
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:15 PM   #3
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Oh, another project?? Well, under the big drawer there is really no space. The open space that seems to be there in the photo is actually taken by the drawer that is shown pulled out. Beyond that there is the breaker box and the duct, whether soft or hard, and not much more spare room. Under the flat one there are a few square inches with the wires tied off if the duct is protected as you say. But not that much space even then. Maybe 4"x5". Also that one you can't reach behind without removing the drawer, which does not lift out without some monkeying around. Perhaps not without hope but not what I was looking for.


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Old 01-24-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
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That question was asked so subtle
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Old 01-24-2016, 11:54 PM   #5
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No offense meant! I should have added LOL after the question - that was the intent.


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Old 01-25-2016, 06:36 PM   #6
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I thought it was funny no offense taking
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:05 PM   #7
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Only in Minnesota! Lol!

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Old 01-25-2016, 07:44 PM   #8
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I can certainly relate to your situation. In our new, 2304KS, all 7 drawers were 3 to 7 inches shorter than they could have been. Each factory drawer featuring the deluxe construction that we have all come to know and love. ie cheap plywood, or particle board, butt jointed and stapled together.
I remade them all to the appropriate dimensions using Baltic Birch ply and proper drawer construction techniques. I also replaced the tilt out sponge tray under the sink with a proper 11" wide x 6 " deep drawer. I also replaced the (always) ridiculously small 18"x24", shallow 3 1/4 deep, and heavy, vinyl wrapped particle board, medicine cabinet with a usable 22 3/8X30"X6"deep cabinet, with adjustable shelves. Plus, it weighs 2+ lbs less that the original. Also, there is much space to be had behind some of those false panels. I made a very usable 5"H X 14"W X 10" D drawer next to the stove top. The hardest part was matching the stain for the new, Cherry wood, drawer front. I also made a perfect spot for storing the TV, Stereo, and light remotes in the blank panel/dead space above the radio.
When the weather warms up ( Chicago area ) I will check the rest of those blank panels for usable space and add adjustable shelves to the overhead cabinets.
Speaking of cabinets...
The brochure says SOLID CHERRY CABINETS....
LMAO !
How much lighter, more durable, and at a really nominal cost, would our "ultra lite's" be if the cabinet bodies, face frames and shelving were real wood, or ply wood, rather that cheap, heavy, vinyl wrapped particle board ?
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:21 PM   #9
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Finding extra storage space is great BUT remenber, more stuff is more weight. If you'r TV can tow it, pack it in, otherwise use caution.
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I always have the weight factor in mind. We will be carrying no more than we did with our previous Dutchman Kodiak Hybrid. We will just be able to pack it neatly, verses stuffing it full and using the back tent/bed as our crawl in closet.
I did have to let the wife know that she still couldn't bring the cast iron cook wear
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