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Old 04-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #11
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Very nice Mod's.....love the pictures....they always tell the story better !
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:09 AM   #12
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Our boat had that same kind of table set up, only a single post, one table above deck and one in the galley, they worked well, but the bottom of the post screwed into the floor, and the table just sat on the top of the post, so if table wobbled at all, you just turned the post and tightened in the floor.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:58 AM   #13
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Nice. Our 2701 has a u shaped dinette and the table winds up sitting on the heater vent creating an even more unstable condition. Now just have to talk the girl into the mod.
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #14
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first and second pictures are my added silverware drawer, third and fourth are my nite table mods and fifth is my safety rail for the bunk.
On the night table modification, did you just pop off the lid? Seems that they are fastened from the bottom up. There sure is a lot of wasted space underneath the table. Please let me know before I take the six lbs sledge to it. Thanks , jb
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Old 04-10-2011, 10:40 PM   #15
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Hey fellow 2701 owners! So glad to see this post. We bought our 2701 as a 2010 leftover in January. We had our eyes on it for some time and finally pulled the trigger. We FINALLY get to pick it up in 12 days...not like we are keeping track, lol. Minnesota winters are rough. Anyhow, since we don't have it home yet we are sitting and pondering a few things, hoping I can get some opinions.

First question is regarding a bike rack, any suggestions? We currently have a bike rack but no receiver. I found a bolt-on receiver made by Curt that bolts to the rear bumper but not sure how stable it is or is not. Seems to get decent reviews on Amazon. We are hoping to not have to drop the $350-$400 it takes to install an actual receiver but if we have to we will. Safety is important too. Thoughts?

That's it for now I guess. Love seeing the pictures and hearing about other 2701's!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:52 AM   #16
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I bought the $49.00 one on Amazon, it is a Curt, seems hurky enough, have not installed, but planning on carrying four bikes on it. It has steel plates on each side and two bolts across the top.
I was going to move the spare over to one side, and install the receiver on the other.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:13 AM   #17
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On the night table modification, did you just pop off the lid? Seems that they are fastened from the bottom up. There sure is a lot of wasted space underneath the table. Please let me know before I take the six lbs sledge to it. Thanks , jb
i had to remove the side panel that is beside the mattress. once this panel was off you can reach inside and remove the screws that hold the top down. then i finished off the interior and put in a false bottom to cover the wire for the electrical outlet. then i cut the top about 2" from the back wall and installed a piano hinge between the two pieces. install the top and install a friction support to hold the lid up. any other questions let me know.
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:16 AM   #18
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Hey fellow 2701 owners! So glad to see this post. We bought our 2701 as a 2010 leftover in January. We had our eyes on it for some time and finally pulled the trigger. We FINALLY get to pick it up in 12 days...not like we are keeping track, lol. Minnesota winters are rough. Anyhow, since we don't have it home yet we are sitting and pondering a few things, hoping I can get some opinions.

First question is regarding a bike rack, any suggestions? We currently have a bike rack but no receiver. I found a bolt-on receiver made by Curt that bolts to the rear bumper but not sure how stable it is or is not. Seems to get decent reviews on Amazon. We are hoping to not have to drop the $350-$400 it takes to install an actual receiver but if we have to we will. Safety is important too. Thoughts?

That's it for now I guess. Love seeing the pictures and hearing about other 2701's!!
don't put a hitch on your bumper. do a search on here. the bumpers are to light and it will flex and break.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:13 PM   #19
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I too liked all the modifications, we just picked up our 2701 '11. Sitting at the free standing table I felt that it was a bit wobbly. Hate to have my drink spill. Any suggestions for a fix?
Drink faster! LOL
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:31 PM   #20
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don't put a hitch on your bumper. do a search on here. the bumpers are to light and it will flex and break.
Thank you for your reply. Without having the camper here it is tough to decide. We will have it very soon but great to get other input as well. We were thinking about bracing the bikes to the ladder on the back but still questioned the abilities of the bumper on the back. I guess we may just have to wait and suck up forking out the cash, eventually. Thanks again!
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