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Old 02-18-2015, 05:01 PM   #101
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Kilday4 mentioned... rather asked if anyone has done a silverware drawer mod. I had that in back of my mind, or whats left of it and finally decided to give it a try. Granted the panel area below the cook top is pretty busy in mine, with the addition of the radiant heater I had installed months back. If the off-center installation (heater) bothers anyone, it can't be any more than myself. My reasoning was to not cut or drill into the cabinets any more than absolutely necessary. So, I only destroyed the removable panel and can restore it if I ever need to. That and a couple of screw holes to fill.

Anyway, here is my version of a silverware drawer. Sorry one picture is sideways, it isn't on my PC, so I don't know what that's about.

I really thought the 6 nice drawers would have been enough, but again, its all Kilday4s fault. By the way, I only had to buy the drawer catch, everything else is left of material from other projects.

The drawer front is like the cup holders, Florida native cherry I cut in Hamilton Cty, FL and have been dragging around for a decade or more.

It is screwed into the cabinet face, but have added blocks for more support. The gas lines were not in the way; only thing was the electronic part that is wired to the water heater. I don't know what it is, but moved it towards the outside wall inside the cabinet. The box that the drawer slides into and the drawer itself is constructed of 12mm blonde plywood from Lowes; the bottom of the drawer is reclaimed original paneling from this unit. I am sure you can see the spring and roller catch to "hopefully" keep it off the floor while traveling.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:45 PM   #102
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Looks good Wolf, thanks for the pics. I'll take the blame anytime as long as something productive comes from it!! LOL. We still have about six weeks before we get ours out of winter storage so that gives me time to study your info/pics and gather materials. This is one mod I definitely want to address. I will post back when complete.


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Old 02-19-2015, 04:14 PM   #103
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Looks good Wolf, thanks for the pics. I'll take the blame anytime as long as something productive comes from it!! LOL. We still have about six weeks before we get ours out of winter storage so that gives me time to study your info/pics and gather materials. This is one mod I definitely want to address. I will post back when complete.


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I had eyeballed this spot before, but with the cover off, I couldn't see a way, at least using conventional means to support a drawer, then I thought... build a box to support the drawer and there you have it. BTW, I only had to cut those 1x2 strips (supporting the original panel) off flush to the front, stopping cutting where the bottom of the box sat; add triangular blocks screwed and glued to those strips, on each side just below the "box", but didn't fasten to them... only screwed the box at the front sides and into the top stile.... 8 screws and it all comes right out, in case serious waterheater work is needed. It is rock solid. Thanks for motivating me to take another look. Its a good thing I ordered the heavy duty package with 7000# axles and "H" rated tires
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:17 PM   #104
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Today I drove past mine sitting in the snow at the dealer....

Last outing had a landing gear failure as well as the winterize valve being plumbed in wrong. Dropped it off with the no panic to repair statement in hopes they would keep it for the winter. Has worked out well for me so far!
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Old 02-23-2015, 07:58 PM   #105
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Today I drove past mine sitting in the snow at the dealer....

Last outing had a landing gear failure as well as the winterize valve being plumbed in wrong. Dropped it off with the no panic to repair statement in hopes they would keep it for the winter. Has worked out well for me so far!
Just drove past, didn't spend some quality time with her? Sounds like cheap storage for you. We had a night temps dropped to 21, so I was glad I blew out all the lines. I didn't like the idea of it being that cold inside, so I lit the gas catalytic heater on low and it kept the inside temp no lower than 46. I have a remote temp monitor and can see the temperature in the house. Also, one in the greenhouse. We are still running 10 degrees below average. It was in the seventies here today. I cleaned the shop all day.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:52 PM   #106
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Well so far had only had the cart in the cargo area. Today I decided to do some testing with the cart and bike. Fit amazing!! Wedding this weekend so won't be out but hopefully the long weekend i'm gone.
Hello, Do you know how much your pin weight changed when you add your toys?
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Hello, Do you know how much your pin weight changed when you add your toys?
I have not weighed it. So, as we know for every two to two and a half pounds in the garage (always as far forward as possible) takes one pound off the tongue. I run with 20 gallons of fresh all the time as well. Fresh water tank is quite forward, so for each pound of water about 7/10s of a pound is on the tongue. That puts 150# pounds of usefulness where it is needed. I also have other things as far forward such as an extra series 29 battery and full LP tanks on the tongue A frame, blocking and almost all hook up equipment (cords, hoses, etc) is kept in the forward stowage compartment. I can tell you it tows great. I have pulled it on a short trip without WDH and sway control to see how it feels adn it wasn't bad, with the Reese dual-cam properly adjusted its straight and true. I don't have to give sway a second thought.
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Hello, Do you know how much your pin weight changed when you add your toys?
Unfortunately no, I have scaled the setup but it was loaded at the time. Didn't try it empty to see the difference. Maybe this year I will as there is a scale close.
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Added drawers to bed platform
That is an awesome idea, well worth stealing.
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Coming in late on this thread, but I did a few mods last year.
Mine don't have the 'amish' touch of WW's.
1. 3rd table leg
2. Outside Door handle
3. 3-in-1 gauge (time, temp, & 12v amps) & 12v plugs in garage
4. LED bulbs
5. USB outlet
6. 4000w Onan Generator
7. Sewer hose holder
8. Surge protector
9. 2 smart TV's
10. Vent covers
11. Water accumulator
12. Bag holder
13. Paper towel holder in storage bay
14. Working on electric bed in garage (didn't come with)
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