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Old 12-06-2013, 10:28 AM   #21
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these look great and thanks for the measurements D/W really like these and looks like I will be having to get these made for her. Thanks!! J/K I did some trim work on the ceiling and had a hard time finding stain to match, so thanks for the picture looks closer than what I got. Very Nice work. You should design a kit and sell them. Sure a lot of individuals would purchase them.. I am one....
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Old 12-06-2013, 02:20 PM   #22
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You'll need to build a frame on the pantry sidewalls to attach drawer glides.

Frames: left side = 1 x 2's on left side; 2x2's on right side. This allowed me the exact space on either side to attached the glides and have the drawers to fit exactly. I also used the 1 x's to attach to the side walls under the glide rails, 1 an 2x's to "absorb" the downward pressure of the siderail frame, ie: kind of a "T" structure.

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Old 01-31-2014, 11:21 PM   #23
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Started pantry upgrade 2012 378TS

After reading and viewing everyone's pictures I started on my upgrade.
1. I removed the old metal slide from the pantry.

2. I decided to add two 1/2" plywood sheets to the walls instead of the smaller pieces. 26" x 42". Nothing more to do on the left side but will have to shim the right side little more.
The reason I did this because both walls are so thin I wanted a good solid mount on all the slides. No way was I going to build all that framing as I just can't do that stuff.
I used one liquid nail tube which was just enough for both sheets. I reinforced the plywood with a few screws to hold in place to insure the glue will hold solidly. I also cut a few 1x2 to wedge between the plywood to make sure I had it solid against the original wall. Not sure if I needed to do this but again I'm no carpenter.

3. I only decided to install 4 shelves as 5 seems to be a little tight.
I'm having the actual shelves made to my specs. 11 7/8" wide x 22" deep.
I will be mounting the shelves as far back as possible which will leave room in front about 4" .

Now that I have told you this I just finished installing the plywood so no pictures yet. Unless you want to see the empty pantry without the OEM metal slide thing.

The shelves I'm having made are good quality and are the standard height with rounded edges and painted interior. The slides will be 22" and will extend out only half its length. The shelves and hardware will cost me about $33 per shelf. I know I could do it cheaper but I'm not as handy with wood as you guys.

I will add my pictures when it is all done.

Question....
I am curios in finding out if your shelves stay in place while driving or have in stalled some type of system to hold them in place?

What to do with the old metal rack? Anyone find a good use for it or did you just throw it out?
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:49 AM   #24
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Pantry shelves

I did the upgrade to the pantry shelves/drawers as well. We have the 2013 378XL. Saw the FR pantry drawers at the Dayton RV show. We like our home built version better- 4 drawer slide-outs similar to what is shown on this thread. Saw Craig Fawcett (FR) at the show and encouraged him to go one step further with the pull-outs and go with at least 4 drawers.

Iggy, we have found that the pantry door hinges/closers by themselves will keep the door closed and the drawers in place while underway.
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I did the upgrade to the pantry shelves/drawers as well. We have the 2013 378XL. Saw the FR pantry drawers at the Dayton RV show. We like our home built version better- 4 drawer slide-outs similar to what is shown on this thread. Saw Craig Fawcett (FR) at the show and encouraged him to go one step further with the pull-outs and go with at least 4 drawers.

Iggy, we have found that the pantry door hinges/closers by themselves will keep the door closed and the drawers in place while underway.
Thanks for the information and we are looking forward to the completed project. I will have plenty of pictures..
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Just be careful with the "quick hard right" turns or swerves. We weren't on one occasion and two of the drawers came out and made a mess; canned goods, flour, macaroni, etc.

That prompted us to purchase 3/8" dowel rods, cut them to length(width) of the pantry wall, and place them in front of the drawers on the "t structure" supports holding the drawer glides.

Safe travels and avoid he "hard right" turns or swerves. Might consider going left three times to go right.
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Just be careful with the "quick hard right" turns or swerves. We weren't on one occasion and two of the drawers came out and made a mess; canned goods, flour, macaroni, etc.

That prompted us to purchase 3/8" dowel rods, cut them to length(width) of the pantry wall, and place them in front of the drawers on the "t structure" supports holding the drawer glides.

Safe travels and avoid he "hard right" turns or swerves. Might consider going left three times to go right.
Being I will have about 2-3 inches in front of all the slide shelved I was considering something like a shower rod that I can install vertically in front of the draws. This will be used when travelling only.
I know I can cut down one of those shower curtain rods to fit. They have rubber ends on them. 4.96 at Walmart.
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In our 2014 Gtown 360, we have a small storage area underneath the pantry. When my husband and I found this great idea on this forum I knew what he had to do to that storage area that was very unfriendly. I had to get on the floor with a flashlight to see in the back. So here are the before and after pictures.

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ID:	46253. The slide bolt is extra precaution that the drawer will not slide out while traveling. Now on to the pantry! Thanks for another great idea.
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In our 2014 Gtown 360, we have a small storage area underneath the pantry. When my husband and I found this great idea on this forum I knew what he had to do to that storage area that was very unfriendly. I had to get on the floor with a flashlight to see in the back. So here are the before and after pictures.

Attachment 46252Attachment 46253. The slide bolt is extra precaution that the drawer will not slide out while traveling. Now on to the pantry! Thanks for another great idea.
Great job! Its always nice to find way to make more storage.
I'm sure Forest River gets great ideas from this forum.
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Love what you did with the sliders. We have a 32' and next to the refer is a 'large' wide cupboard. Wondering if we could make what you did, only just half of the cupboard and the other side left to hang coats.
My hubby (I guess I'm supposed to say DH?) has all the woodworking tools (shop in the garage) and very adept at doing this project. Wondering if anyone with a 32' Georgetown has done this with the cupboard I'm talking about?
Thoughts?
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