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Old 05-08-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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Basement refer/cooler

So I think this is something I would finally like to tackle.

I'm thinking either in pass through compartment or either large compartment forward of door.

Anyone know of any pullout trays that would work with our door/compartment setup?
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I'd also like to re-arrange the basement compartments to upgrade the slider trays and just make more efficient use of the area in general.
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I'd also like to re-arrange the basement compartments to upgrade the slider trays and just make more efficient use of the area in general.
The thing I'm having a hard time determining is the floor is below the door opening so an pullout system would either need to be shimmed or mounted to sidewall some how.

Another area in going to take a look at to see if it is usable for anything is the passenger side wetbay. Not how much space is behind that white paneling.

I want to do the fridge/cooler because I'm always hauling coolers that are just as big and I get sick of buying ice and draining/cleaning stagnant water etc....
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I have compartment envy of all the other motor homes vs our puny little doors. The bus style big huge hinges doors seem so much nicer however for the money I just couldn't justify it.

Do you have any fridges in mind that would fit? Is love to do a beverage center of some sort for outside access
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I have compartment envy of all the other motor homes vs our puny little doors. The bus style big huge hinges doors seem so much nicer however for the money I just couldn't justify it.

Do you have any fridges in mind that would fit? Is love to do a beverage center of some sort for outside access
There are several of the dometic or waeco fridge/coolers that fit the compartments I mentioned and can be hard wired in easily. The hard part is finding a suitable pull out tray.

I'm sick of leaking coolers and all the other issues of daily ice and stagnant water on extended trips.

I want cold low maintenance beer!
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This doesn't sound like something anyone else has considered!
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Old 05-14-2016, 12:32 PM   #7
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I have compartment envy of all the other motor homes vs our puny little doors. The bus style big huge hinges doors seem so much nicer however for the money I just couldn't justify it.

Do you have any fridges in mind that would fit? Is love to do a beverage center of some sort for outside access
To be more specific in my answer I believe the dometic cfx-28, cfx-35 or cfx-40 would all fit and norcold makes similar sizes as well. All get plenty cold however the dometic use a waeco compressor which are the best for this type of fridge cooler.

I just need to figure out the tray, really don't know where to start. I would like for it to pull out of the door opening.
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Anyone think the slide tray in pass through bay can be raised say 2-3 inches?

I haven't really looked at how this is installed on the walls.
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The problem with raising the tray might be clearing the center floor tunnel of the RV chassis. Mine has very little clearance at that point as it is.


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The problem with raising the tray might be clearing the center floor tunnel of the RV chassis. Mine has very little clearance at that point as it is.


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I seem to have at least 8 inches maybe closer to 12 from tray to ceiling in center of compartment.

Because the pullout that I want to install needs to be raised roughly 3 inches to clear door frame I wanted to raise existing tray the same amount so I still have full use of it without hitting the refer.

I only store flag poles, square ladder and other low profile items on it like folding tables etc.... So I don't need a ton of room above frame rail.

Just trying to determine best use of space without having to make sacrifices.
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