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Old 05-11-2013, 08:49 PM   #481
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That it was actually about making mods to a gray wolf toy hauler.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:19 PM   #482
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Friday night, we put a towel rack in the bathroom. We found this one online from Kohls (Tip, if you have a Kohls near your, go into the store and order this on their Kiosk. If you order things from online at the store, you get free shipping to your home versus if you order online you pay shipping). This towel rack has two bars, front and rear and you can stack a few towels on top. I think I have seen these in some hotel bathrooms. Here is the link and a photo of what it looks like.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:22 PM   #483
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Today I added a shelf in the bedroom. There is a nice outlet up by your head when laying in bed that would be good for charging cell phones, but there is no place to put your phone. I found some finished shelving material at Home Depot (it is not good Formica, just vinyl coated particle board that is made by Rubbermaid). It is in the window and flooring section of the Depot and it is really for building your own shelving and bookcases. I cut the board down to 5" wide because I did not want to hit it getting out of bed and I made the length 28" (There is room for about 36", but again, I did not want to be hitting the corner of the shelf getting in and out of bed).

Now Lucille and I have a place to lay our cell phones and charge them at night and Lucille also says her coffee cup will rest up there once I get up in the morning and fix the coffee and bring her coffee in bed!??! Sound like someone is awfully spoiled for camping!

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:26 PM   #484
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This afternoon I tackled something else that was bothering me with the 19RR design. The cabinet over the sink. I didn't like how it opened "up" and since they did not put in a shock to hold it up when opened, every time you go to use this cabinet you have to have both hands free, one to hold the door up and the other to use to get or put away what ever is in this cabinet. I decided to move the hinges, handle and spring latch 90 degrees.

I also did a similar modification to the divider inside this cabinet as I did the one under the sink. They put a divider in this cabinet to block all the wiring for the controls behind the white board. Again, it seems they just have a bunch of these dividers all made up at 12" and they just slap them in at an angle so they can use one size for every location. I trimmed about an 1" off of this one so that I could get it flatter. I also took the terminal connectors (4 of them) for the power awning and bent them all 90 degrees from the back of the switch since this electric device seemed to be sticking out the most. Pushing all the wires flat, I was able to get this divider much "flatter" and closer to the end of the cabinet so I increased the cabinet space. I finished off the bottom of the cabinet with some rubberized shelf liner they have a Wal-Mart for $0.99 a roll (I think it is about 5' by 12").

I do have two holes in my cabinet door now, from where the handle was, but it is not that noticeable and as "CampingQueen" said, you can just cover them with stickers (she suggested butterflies, but it would be nice if someone finds decals of wood grain similar to the cabinet color). I may try a little wood filler and mix some stain and dab on the wood filler. The holes from the old hinge connection point are not noticeable once the door is shut. Now I can open this cabinet and not have it slam down shut on me. (however, it does swing out very wide, so if you bend down to get something, make sure you don't stand up under it an bonk your head). Here are two photo's of it open and closed.

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Old 05-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #485
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This morning's project was to work on a motorcycle wheel chock for my RoadStar Warrior. Like Stargazerandu, I don't want to attempt drilling through the floor for both aesthetics and concern with hitting the fresh or gray water tanks. While I really like the BoltItOn.com solution and how it uses the factory eyelets to mount the chock, the $300 price tag and the $60 shipping is just a little hard for me to swallow.

I had a 34" x 48" piece of 3/4" plywood that was painted and carpeted in my garage that was from my dad's old pickup truck that he had a topper on and used as a shelf in the back of his truck. With it being carpeted on one side, I figured it was perfect to put on the "floor side" of my plywood chock base. I put the 48" dimension between the closet next to the couch over to the kitchen cabinets. I then pushed the plywood until it rested in the corner between the closet and the bathroom wall. Since the fridge sticks out slightly, the 48" width will be too much and you will have to cut back 5-7/8" by 3 or 4" in. The carpeted piece I used already had a notch for the sidewall of the pickup that it was used in, so I cut a generous portion out to clear the fridge and removed the notch that was there.

I figure since the straps going down to the eyelets will be pulling the motorcycle forward and the wheel in the chock will be pressing forward, the edge of the fridge and the wall of the bathroom will keep the plywood from sliding forward and will spread the load out over a large area.

Next I cut 2 rectangular holes out for the eyelets to be accessed. These too when the straps are in them should help keep the carpeted plywood resting on the floor of the trailer from moving around.

I used the carpet remains from cutting off the section for the fridge and contact cemented carpet on all the edges of this plywood so that carpet would be resting against any of the cabinets and walls so they don't get marked up.

Now, once my wheel chock arrives, I will have to test load the bike to determine where I want to mount the chock onto this plywood base and then use carriage bolts from the underside (carpeted side) and make sure they are recesses (or covered with more carpet after installing) so that the heads of the bolts don't rub and tear up the floor.

Below are some pictures of the plywood base. More pictures to follow once my wheel chock comes in.

Here is the top side with it in the trailer. Note the base rests against the bathroom wall and edge where the fridge sticks out.


This is a picture of the bottom side showing the 3/4" plywood completely covered in carpeting (including edges) for resting on the floor of the trailer:
Liked your idea and am using it myself
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Liked your ideaThis is ours
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Okay, here are my mods... And thank you all for all the tips! I don't think I could have done it without them....

I am not finished with the mods but this is what I've done so far...
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #488
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Very nice! Much nicer shelf by bed and you mounted it a little lower since we can't stand a water bottle up on ours. I so think the latch to hold up the cabinet door over the sink is good since what I did really makes it swing out wide. I have to duck! LOL.
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Oh be careful holding up too much weight with the straps for the couch. The eyelet by the cabinets (front) is only screwed into the molding on mine and strapping our bicycles to the couch pulled mine loose.
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Oh be careful holding up too much weight with the straps for the couch. The eyelet by the cabinets (front) is only screwed into the molding on mine and strapping our bicycles to the couch pulled mine loose.
Oh I used a different strap and bolted it to a different location on the wall. It is very sturdy.
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