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Old 12-26-2016, 07:53 PM   #1
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One month anniversary Aviator

Its been a month since we picked up our new used Aviator TT. Since then we have been doing a lot of little things , some of which have already been done by members of this site. The curtains first, cabinet lites , we wired the cable system for HD Sattelite inside and out. And we redid the backsplash as soon as we could find materials. The previous owner installed a mirror on the tiles behind behind the stovetop range.... bye bye mirror.
We also switched out the mattress, we put put in a Beautyrest which is quite a bit heavier than the original , we can still lift the bed but it is quite a grunt. So I built a drawer with ball bearing slides under the lefthand side for surplus bathroom supplies, towels and laundry soap, it works quite well and the righthand storage is still available for larger ,less used items.

Its been fun. I have had a little time off before i go back to work and its a challenge to try and improve on something thats already pretty damm good..

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Old 12-26-2016, 08:17 PM   #2
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The copper behind the stove looks fantastic! The drawer under the bed is a good idea too. We also replaced the mattress with a Sleep Number bed. It is is heavier than the original bed so I relocated the struts so the bed lifts easier. Really nice work you are doing.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:28 PM   #3
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We keep the cat box under the bed and a pet flap where you put the drawer. Lots of room under the bed for all kinds of stuff.
Here is an idea for your "stinky slinky". I built two side by side. One for the sewer hose and one for my fishing poles.
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Old 12-26-2016, 08:42 PM   #4
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I Like the BS too. DW likes our behind the stove deal...I was waiting to get it and figure the color I liked best...she said I don't care what you do, but leave that piece.....wondie
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I wanted smart tiles or something.

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Old 12-26-2016, 09:26 PM   #5
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Thanks . The lights from the bottom of the microwave give it a nice warm glow. I liked your storage areas over the microwave and bedroom tv, I was eyeballing them just the other day. I think i have a project this week . Good deal
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:39 PM   #6
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I also like your tubes under the belly for the slinky and rods. Did you fab the doors or buy them off the shelf somewhere?
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Old 12-26-2016, 10:37 PM   #7
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I used the original panels and just added hinges. I think Blackhat6mike did the same but if I remember right his over the microwave door flips up inside of opening to the side like I did mine.
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:30 PM   #8
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Just looking from where the before and after pix were taken of the new backsplash....do I see a larger television now??????

You mentioned running the satellite leads, does a bigger TV come with this mod?
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Old 12-27-2016, 02:08 PM   #9
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Of course... actually we a a 50" in our previous TT a 34' Rockwood and I just couldn't bear to part with it, a little modification to the uppershelf and presto largescreen HD.I use the excuse my eyes aren't what they used to be.
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I also like your tubes under the belly for the slinky and rods. Did you fab the doors or buy them off the shelf somewhere?
Those end caps are off the shelf right next to the fence post tubes used to make the units. I just bored a small hole in the top of the caps while on the tubes and stuck in an eye screw attached to a short chain. The short chain keeps them from getting lost. I put hinges on the bottoms of the caps. Cheap and very useful mod.
Also, as Ken said, I made the over the microwave cabinet mod. I also used the uper and lower vents at the BR tv to use as a liquor cabinet on the bottom and a linen cabinet on top. Just add hinges and magnets.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:24 PM   #11
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Awesome thanks for the info. Happy holidays from snowy B.C. had about 6" last nite. C'mon spring ha.
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