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Old 11-27-2014, 11:32 AM   #11
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Did you have to create the drawer or is it a standard size that can be bought at Lowes or Home Depot?
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:29 PM   #12
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I built the drawer out of hardwood plywood. Sides are 1/2" and the bottom is 1/8" ply. Dressed up the front with a piece of red oak stained as close to the interior color as I could get. All materials can be found at HD or Lowes.
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Old 12-20-2014, 07:11 PM   #13
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You should sell those as kits. It's niche, but I would buy one.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:57 PM   #14
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Barry,
I saw your message and you may already have my response. My Clipper is an hour away but I would be happy to get you the measurements you are asking for next time I get out to it. Maybe in the next few weeks.
Two comments now that I have seen your pictures.
1) NICE JOB!
2) My Clipper has the fuse panel overhead, not just above the furnace as in your pictures. I can't remember what is there if anything. That being said I might be able to configure two drawers.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:39 AM   #15
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CrifasiRF,

I'm checking with another owner to see if they have easy access to their camper. I was thinking that the width of the furnace determines the cabinet width so that's going to be the same.

I noticed that the fuse panel had been moved to the upper cabinet on the 2015 models. While it's not clear why they did that, it sure makes it easier to work on if/when needed. Where it's located on mine you basically have to get down on the floor to see the thing.

Room for two drawers? That doubles the bonus of adding drawers!
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:17 AM   #16
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Barry,
I definitely like the idea of two drawers, especially that deep. I'll have to check mine next time I get there. I'll take the measurements and some pictures. What else might be back there? I was thinking of putting an aluminum plate just above the furnace for safety, leaving any needed air space in between. I love having the Clipper out at Spruce Run next to my boat but miss having them close at hand when questions like these come up.
The positioning of the fuse box seemed like a no brainer until I noticed not all versions had them there. I lucked out for the reasons you stated. I also noted the furnace in different placements on some of the others. I'm glad my furnace and fuse box are where they are.
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Old 12-30-2014, 11:59 AM   #17
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Barry,
I just went on line and found a video tour. (Can't seem to insert a screen capture here.) New 2015 Coachmen RV Clipper Ultra-Lite 17FQ Travel Trailer at Sun Camper Liquidators | Fort Pierce, FL | #CVN-41

No measurements but looking at it I am remembering that this is the same configuration as mine. The furnace is centered vertically, give or take a few inches. The CO monitor is mounted in the side panel at the bottom. That would interfere with a second drawer on the bottom unless I made it stop before that, or moved the detector. Not a great idea in terms of liability. Where it is seems optimal anyway.

I'm not sure if that helps.

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Old 12-31-2014, 12:50 AM   #18
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Bob,

Sounds Like you got some of the features on the newer model. When we bought our 2014 model earlier this year the 2015's were already out. Mostly minor changes so we were happy with the earlier version.

As for the CO2 detector it might not extend back into the cabinet too far. So it may not even interfere with a drawer.

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