I have a 2014 Georgetown 351DS. One of the few things that annoyed me was the cheap little folding cupholder on the driver's side wall. It was mounted too far away for me to reach easily, more difficult in the dark, and just, well, cheap.
I knew I wanted to change this, and in 2015 Forest River did!
This part can be ordered from your dealer and easily installed. But I thought I'd build my own.
I used inexpensive pine and pocket holes to tie it all together with the intent to stain it. I removed the factory cup holder and map pocket. Of course that left a series of holes in the wall, so that left me to decide where to mount this. High to cover the holes and I have to move the auto-leveling system (which I was prepared to do), or low, just below the auto-leveling system but would leave the screw holes exposed. I opted for the low position, but can easily change it later if I choose to.
I was able to build this in an afternoon. I ordered an oversized cupholder mount from Amazon, then set off to finish it. This was the most difficult part for me - matching the color of my existing cabinets. I ended up putting on two coats of Minwax Red Chestnut stain, then two coats of Minwax PolyShades American Chestnut. Basically one was too red, the other two brown, but the combination turned out just right in my opinion. Not perfect, but close enough!
I'm calling this Version 1.0 as I still want to add some type of compartment for sunglasses, cell phone, etc., maybe some USB charging ports, remount some of the dash switches within easy reach (like the XL models), etc.
I was never able to get my driver's side chair to swivel all the way around so I wasn't too concerned with that, however this placement doesn't appear to impact that movement.
All of the photos from this project can be seen in the album: Forest River Forums - The Wandering Irishman's Album: 2014 Georgetown 351DS - Driver Armrest
We leave in 2 days for a 2,000 mile Spring Break trip so this will get some real-world testing along the way.