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Old 10-22-2015, 11:47 AM   #31
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Wanted to let ya'll know that my mod with hinges worked ok, but not very pleased with it. So, I'll be trying something else as soon as I can think of something. Bruce's idea seems to be better, but I would have to add wood to support the brackets. Also with extension set up, very little space to get between table & counter, & I don't fit in small places very well any more. Will be watching this thread for ideas.
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:06 AM   #32
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Wanted to let ya'll know that my mod with hinges worked ok, but not very pleased with it. So, I'll be trying something else as soon as I can think of something. Bruce's idea seems to be better, but I would have to add wood to support the brackets. Also with extension set up, very little space to get between table & counter, & I don't fit in small places very well any more. Will be watching this thread for ideas.
Papa GLS, I have the same wide counter in my WindJammer 3001. Can you share a picture of how you attached the hinges to the brackets, please? Before I saw your post I figured I would have to try to insert a matching piece of wood to support the hinge in the middle of the cabinet. Thanks, Jim
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Old 12-14-2015, 02:39 AM   #33
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Very sorry Jim, but I don't know how to do the picture thing.
Just removed the "L" brackets & replaced with either 3 1/2" or 4" hinges, can't remember which, & cut down the side of hinge not screwed down to counter top to fit into the existing slotted brackets on the end of the cabinet. It actually worked pretty good, just wasn't pleased with it. Again, sorry about the no photo thing.
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:36 AM   #34
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I tried Papa GLS's idea of the hinges. I happened to have a piano hinge laying around so I cut it to fit with a hacksaw. After all of that, I decided I didn't like "stock" extra shelf because the stability with one leg wasn't as good as I expected. And also the shelf not being as wide as the built in counter top made it not as useful. IMO, they should have made the shelf so the wide side was up against the built in. I think I am going to make my own using wood only. It will be the same width as the built in and probably not stick out as far as the original add on shelf. I am also going to try to get it to be level with built in instead of being lower and use permanent brackets like nomad297 did.
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Old 12-14-2015, 10:00 AM   #35
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Keep us posted. Still like the idea, just something better than what I came up with.
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Old 04-04-2016, 05:44 AM   #36
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I ordered the piece of Corian countertop and hardware from Forest River to add a two foot fold down extension with leg to the end of the countertop on my Windjammer 3029W. It was a breeze to install and gives a tremendous amount of extra counter space. I stole the idea from a fifth wheel on the dealer's lot and used its VIN to get the right parts.

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I liked your idea, it looked great. I did almost the same except I made the counter level,added a piece of stained 1x2 behind the bracket on the cabinet, Support leg will be delivered today to complete the job..Thank you Bruce
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I liked your idea, it looked great. I did almost the same except I made the counter level,added a piece of stained 1x2 behind the bracket on the cabinet, Support leg will be delivered today to complete the job..Thank you Bruce
Just adding got the support leg, not happy with it, can't fold out of the way...Counter looks good but no support...Sorry
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Great Job! I was thinking about maybe making mine level with the counter, also. Yours looks amazing!

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We have been thinking about doing this too, checked Home Depot for matching countertop, then just ran across this thread. Where did you get your piece of matching countertop please?

We don't gave any numbers on the supports, if we call Forest River, would they understand what we want? Also, is the weight of it hanging down while traveling a problem as someone else mentioned? Wouldn't want the screws to work out.

Also, if you needed more support, couldn't you attach a board inside the cabinet so that it wouldn't show?

We have a 2015 3025W Windjammer.

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I got my piece of countertop from Forest River. It was a couple hundred dollars. Ask them to send you the drop-down leg as well. I just used some folding shelf brackets I found at Amazon. I've had no problems while traveling, but I did put a nice bumper on the cabinet where the leg hardware meets it.

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